Freshman Scholarships

2017-2018 Freshman Scholarships & Merit Awards

Long Island University’s scholarship programs are designed to reward students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in high school. We are committed to providing you with an affordable, high-quality education and awarded over $18 million in scholarships to the Fall 2015 freshmen class. Awards are given to students who demonstrate academic achievement, athletic talent, or strong leadership as well as performers and artists. Aid is also awarded based on financial need.

All first-year students are automatically considered for scholarships. Just be sure to complete your application for admission and send all required documents by the posted deadlines. If you receive an academic scholarship, it may be renewed for up to 8 consecutive terms of undergraduate study if you meet the specific renewal requirements, which includes maintaining full-time enrollment status and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Presidential Honors Scholarship
* up to full tuition

Up to full‐tuition scholarships are offered to the highest achieving applicants, which includes entry into our prestigious Honors College.
Honors Scholarship
* $25,000

Honors scholarships are generally offered to the top 30% of our admitted students, which also includes entry into our Honors College.
Scholars Award
* $22,500
Merit Scholarship
* $20,000

Merit scholarships are typically offered to about 20% of our admitted students.
Recognition Scholarship
* $15,000

Recognition scholarships are typically offered to about 25% of our admitted students

* Awarded to domestic students only 

Sanford Scholarships

Entering full-time freshman who have participated in the Virtual Enterprises International are eligible for consideration for a full tuition scholarship to LIU Post, payable annually for four years of full-time study. Minimum requirements for consideration a 92 unweighted high school average, 1250 SAT or 26 ACT score. Scholarship is for undergraduate study only and is based on availability of funds. Students must be enrolled full-time and achieve a GPA of 3.0 or above each semester to maintain eligibility.

Please complete the Sanford Scholars Application along with your application for admission and send all required documents by the posted deadlines. If you receive an academic scholarship, it may be renewed for up to 8 consecutive terms of undergraduate study if you meet the specific renewal requirements, which include maintaining full-time enrollment status and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Scholarship is for fall and spring semesters only at the LIU Post Campus.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Other scholarships may be awarded after your application is evaluated. A limited number of LIU Grants are available for students who do not meet the criteria for the scholarships noted above. Talent scholarships are available for students after auditions or portfolio submissions in the visual and performing arts. Scholarships are also available for athletes, alumni, siblings, veterans, and more.

Need‐based Awards

Long Island University wants to help families make college more affordable. As a result, additional need based monies are available to students and families who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the University’s published filing dates. The FAFSA is available on October 1, 2016 at fafsa.gov. LIU’s school code is 002751.