The Farmingdale College Foundation, through the generosity of alumni, donors and friends, provides scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students.  Scholarships are based on many factors including financial need, academic merit, donor preferences and academic majors. Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible students for qualified educational expenses including tuition, fees and housing.  Students who are already receiving full scholarship/grant funding for room, board, and tuition are not eligible.

Accepted students interested in being considered for a scholarship can do so by submitting the scholarship survey found on the Accepted Student Portal. Submission of this survey and completion of a FAFSA  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration.  All scholarship recipients must remain in good academic standing with Farmingdale State College.  

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail and required to accept their award by published deadlines.  For additional information, please contact Babette Lasky, Manager of Scholarships and Donor Stewardship.

Visit our Scholarship Program page to learn more about how you can establish your own scholarship fund or invest in one of Farmingdale’s many scholarship funds. 


Farmingdale College Foundation Scholarships

100 Black Men of Long Island Scholarship
100 Black Women of Long Island Scholarship
110 Sand Company Scholarship
Helen & Sebastian Albrecht Memorial Scholarship
Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Barnes and Noble Scholarship
Stephanie Belli Memorial Scholarship
Fred Breithut Scholarship
Gladys Brooks Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Dr. Loretta Chiarenza Bioscience Scholarship
Dr. Loretta Chiarenza School of Business Scholarship
Richard L. Cohen Family Foundation Scholarship
Simon & Irene Cohen Nursing Scholarship
Corwin Family Foundation Scholarship
Betsy Smith Cronin Memorial Scholarship
D3 Scholars Program
Dr. Frank J. DelBene Memorial Scholarship
Shirley DeLeon Scholarship
James Duffy Local 138 Scholarship
Frank Elkins Memorial Scholarship
Mark Ellis Memorial Scholarship
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Scholarship
Eleanor Fapohunda Memorial Scholarship
Farmingdale College Foundation Scholarship 
Candace K. Ferin Memorial Scholarship
Sal Ferro Scholarship
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Scholarship
John Gargano Memorial Scholarship
Gelina & McClees Foundation Scholarship
J. Frederick Gibralter Scholarship
Gene Haas Scholarship
Dr. Veronica Henry Scholarship
IEEE Scholarship 
Christopher Keen Memorial Scholarship
Lillian Keily Nursing Scholarship
Albert Kleinman Memorial Scholarship
Charles Laffin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Lions Club Scholarship
Long Island Commercial Bank Scholarship
E. Norman Lurch Memorial Scholarship
Elena Melius Memorial Scholarship
Richard & Carolyn Overton Scholarship
Mary Panetta Scholarship
Dr. Frank C. Pellegrini Scholarship
Alphonse Perry Memorial Scholarship
Joseph D. Posillico, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Joseph D. Posillico, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Distinguished Professor Casimir Rakowski Memorial Scholarship
Frank and Adeline Rich Scholarship
Louis J. Riso Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Horst Saalbach Scholarship 
Theresa Patnode Santmann Bioscience Scholarship
Theresa Patnode Santmann Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Theresa Patnode Santmann Medical Lab Technology Scholarship
Theresa Patnode Santmann Nursing Scholarship
Theresa Patnode Santmann Scholars Program
Theresa Patnode Santmann Transfer Scholarship 
Giovanni & Filomena Santostefano Family & Rosario Corrado Family Memorial Scholarship
Inge Strobl Schaefer Class of 1958 Scholarship
Henry Schein CARES Foundation Scholarship
Charles O. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Charlotte Schwenck Scholarship
Sillcox Scholars Program
Stay on Long Island Scholarship 
Robin B. Stern Nursing Scholarship
Student Government Association Scholarship
Ron-Dean Taffel Scholarship
Three Village Garden Club Scholarship
Alice Pan Ting Memorial Scholarship
Urban Horticulture & Design Scholarship
Visual Communications Scholarship
Raymond Von Deesten Memorial Scholarship
Ken Watnick Memorial Scholarship
Herbert Zipper Memorial Scholarship

Urban Horticultulture Scholarships

Scholarship Category
Long Island Arboricultural Association, apply now Association
Multiple scholarships- National Garden Club, Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Federal Garden Clubs of NY State, apply now Garden Club
The Association for Garden Communicators, apply now Association

Study Abroad Scholarships

The Academic Advisement and Information Center (AAIC), has a compiled list of opportunities for scholarships and fellowships to help aid in paying for your international experience. Here you will also find information on how to apply for the Fulbright and/or Gilman programs.

Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship

A $2,000 Scholarship from the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is available specifically for students who have applied or been approved for Study Abroad during Summer or Fall 2019 through FSC or another SUNY college.

Winter or Spring 2019 scholarship application deadline: March 1st, 2019

GPA requirement: 2.5

The following should be submitted to the Office of International Education and Programs:

  • 1-2 page essay describing the purpose of the study abroad experience and what he/she hopes to achieve (examples include language acquisition, cultural immersion, cultural competencies in a global setting, STEM research project, etc.).
  • Obtain one (1) recommendation: the recommender must complete a Reference Form.
    • The recommender must be a Department Chair or Faculty Advisor
  • Official transcript

Awardees will agree to complete the following:

  • Program Report: Students receiving awards will be required to submit a summary of their experience detailing how it contributed to their career and college goals within 60 days of completing their travel to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Program Ambassador: Students must be willing to share their travel experience in a college or conference forum following their study abroad experience, including the submission of a high-resolution facial photograph for promotional purposes.

Other Scholarships

Eligibility requirements vary per scholarship. To qualify for a scholarship the student may need to enroll at an affiliated university which may not be Farmingdale State College.


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

APIA Scholars offers a range of scholarships to support APIA students.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.


Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


British Council Ed UK

Find financial support options available to help fund your studies in the UK. This includes scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans.


BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)

BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.


Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.



DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany.


FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship

FlipKey awards one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad.


The Foundation for Intercultural Exchange offers scholarships to students who are committed to Service-Learning and desire to participate in study abroad programs that integrate community engagement into their academic curriculum, as part of a cultural full-immersion. Currently, available scholarships are in amounts of up to $2,000 USD to be used to cover a portion of program costs.


Freeman Asia

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.


Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.


Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad.


Good Colleges Study Abroad Award

Study abroad essay contest for a chance to win $2,000 to study abroad.


Go Overseas

Go Overseas awards a swag bag and $500 to participate in a study abroad program.Winners are selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts.


NAFSA Funding Resources for Students

This database has information and resources on multiple scholarships and grants.


National Organization of Italian American Women

NOIAW's scholarship program is open to female undergraduate or graduate students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US academic institution. Undergraduate students must be enrolled at a four-year college or university. High school students are not eligible. Applicants must have at least one parent of Italian descent.


Rainbow Scholarship

The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.


Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.


Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.


The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program

The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant's choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.


Turkish Coalition of America

TCA's scholarship program encourages students to choose Turkey as a study abroad destination. TCA scholarship recipients build people-to-people bridges between the U.S. and Turkey, and the program has served to engage a new generation of young Americans who have cultivated an interest in Turkey and Turkish culture, thus fulfilling TCA's mission.



Ward Hall, Room 200
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm


Babette Lasky
Manager of Scholarships and Donor Stewardship

Last Modified 2/12/21