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Graduate Teacher Education Program Scholarships & Grants

These scholarships cannot be combined with the exception of the Referral Grant. Scholarships are awarded to students who meet all eligibility requirements. No separate application is required. They are also available and adjusted for part-time study.

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS SCHOLARSHIP

Alumni of any Long Island University campus will receive a one-third tuition discount scholarship. Students must indicate alumni status on their application for admission.

GRADUATE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AWARD (GAPA)

This scholarship reduces tuition by $200 per credit throughout the duration of the graduate degree program. To be eligible, incoming students must have had an undergraduate grade point average of between 3.0 and 3.49.

GRADUATE SCHOLARS AWARD (GSA)

This scholarship reduces tuition by $300 per credit throughout the duration of the graduate degree program. To be eligible, incoming students must have had an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better.

SUFFOLK COUNTY TEACHERS TUITION DISCOUNT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship reduces tuition by $250 per credit and may be applied to a full degree program and up to 6 credits towards professional development courses. Students must be employed as full time teachers in Suffolk County at the time of their enrollment and through the completion of their studies. A tuition discount verification form will be provided and must be validated before the discount is applied.

SUFFOLK COUNTY EMPLOYEE TUITION DISCOUNT

Suffolk County employees may receive a one-third tuition discount scholarship. Students must be employed with Suffolk County at the time of their enrollment and through the completion of their degree. A Tuition Discount Verification form will be provided and must be validated before the discount is applied.

ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Graduates of St. Joseph's College (Patchogue or Brooklyn campus) may receive a one-third tuition discount scholarship that is valid for the duration of the student's degree program at our campus. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required.

RIVERHEAD MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given to a limited number of students with exemplary credentials including academic achievement, professional background, community involvement, and expressed dedication to the field of education. Please contact the Office of Admissions for details.

SUFFOLK COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY EMPLOYEE TUITION DISCOUNT SCHOLARSHIP

Full-time employees of the Suffolk County Water Authority may receive a one-third tuition discount scholarship. Students must be employed with the Suffolk County Water Authority at the time of their enrollment and through the completion of their degree. A tuition discount verification form will be provided and must be validated before the discount is applied.

REFERRAL GRANTS

Current matriculated students who have completed at least one semester at Riverhead are eligible to receive the Referral Grant for each new first-time student referred. Referred student must indicate the current student's name on his/her application for admission, be officially accepted to a Riverhead degree program and complete 3 credits with a grade of B or better. For each qualifying nominee, current students will receive a one-time free credit that may be combined with an existing scholarship, not to exceed tuition and fees. Contact the Office of Admissions for further details.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Each academic year a limited number of graduate assistantships are sponsored in an effort to provide qualified graduate students with opportunities to augment their educational experience with meaningful professional activities through engagement with faculty and/or administrators. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.