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It Pays to Stay on Long Island. Innovative Suffolk Scholarship Program Offers Free Ride to Qualified Students.

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A scholarship program conceived by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay in 2011 to halt Long Island’s “brain drain” by keeping talented, motivated students on Long Island and attending Long Island Colleges and Universities has awarded scholarships totaling approximately $640,000 annually to 31 Suffolk County Community College students. The program has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to 110 Suffolk County Community College students since its inception, President McKay said.“The Stay on Long Island Initiative (SoLII) helps our graduates achieve their academic dreams by continuing their education at quality four-year colleges and universities right here in our region,” President McKay said.The initiative, McKay explained, provides full and partial-tuition scholarships to current Suffolk County Community College students who graduate and transfer to partnering four-year Long Island colleges that include: Adelphi University, Briarcliffe College, Dowling College, Farmingdale State College, Five Towns College, Hofstra University, LIU Post, LIU Riverhead, LIU Brentwood, New York Institute of Technology, The College at Old Westbury, St. John’s University, St. Joseph’s College and Stony Brook University. Molloy College in Rockville Center is expected to join the scholarship program shortly.

2014 SoLII Scholarship Recipients.

Ammerman Campus
Nathalie Horta Adelphi University
Bryan Nee Dowling College
Robert Kowalski Farmingdale State College
Taylor Biondi LIU Brentwood
Nicholas Frazier LIU Post
Mary Semour LIU Post
Sawsan Elkurd LIU Riverhead
Shanygne Maurice St. John’s University
James Stundis St. Joseph’s College
Logan Farrell St. Joseph’s College
Rebecca Serini St. Joseph’s College
Angelina Curley Stony Brook University
Eastern Campus
Jeanatte Ouldelhkim Briarcliffe College
Milton Farez LIU Post
Destiny Bates NYIT
Rachel Cipriano St. Joseph’s College
Jeffery Bergenti St. Joseph’s College
Jennifer Ilgaz St. Joseph’s College
Alexandra Norbury Stony Brook University
Michael J. Grant Campus
Felipe Espitia-Cetina Adelphi University
Megan Cahill-Assenza Adelphi University
Ashley Sparks Adelphi University
Jaclyn Langella Hofstra University
Natalie Dubas LIU Brentwood
Amanda Jones LIU Post
Courtney Musumeci LIU Riverhead
Maryam Rabbani NYIT
Kevin Lopez Old Westbury
Vincent Mistretta St. Joseph’s College
Ashley Muroff St. Joseph’s College
Cassandra Nyati Stony Brook University

Suffolk County Community College students who are interested in the SoLII scholarships program should contact the SoLII initiative office:

Email: SoLII@sunysuffolk.edu
Telephone: (631) 851-6847

For more information visit:
http://department.sunysuffolk.edu/StayonLongIslandScholarships/index.asp
Contact:
Drew Biondo
Director of Communications
Suffolk County Community College
Office: 631-451-4776
Cell/text: 631-403-0414
Email: biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu

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