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Homeland Security Management Institute - Financial Aid & Scholarships

These scholarships cannot be combined with the exception of the Detective First Grade C. Lydia Martinez Memorial Scholarship and the Referral Grant. Scholarships are awarded to students who meet all eligibility requirements. No separate application is required. 

HOMELAND SECURITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Homeland Security Management or graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management program may qualify for a one-third tuition discount scholarship if they are employed by a federal, state or municipal employer. This scholarship also is available to members of certain unions and professional organizations. It is best to check with the Office of Admissions regarding the specific details and criteria used in verification of eligibility for this scholarship.

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE C. LYDIA MARTINEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This privately administered scholarship is awarded annually to an active member of the NYPD who is admitted to a Homeland Security Management Institute graduate program and whose career and personal life reflects the exceptional integrity, depth of character, professional commitment, passion for justice, and selfless dedication to the highest ideals and principles by which the late Detective First Grade C. Lydia Martinez lived her life.

Contact Dr. Vincent E. Henry, Program Director at Vincent.Henry@liu.edu for information concerning the application process.

NYC Mayor's Graduate Scholarship

The Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI) participates in the Mayors Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP), administered by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). This program provides opportunity for full-time New York City government employees (employed by a City agency) with undergraduate degrees to pursue graduate studies at accredited colleges/universities in the metropolitan area.

LIU 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.

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 Homeland Security Management. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further details.

SUFFOLK COUNTY EMPLOYEE TUITION DISCOUNT SCHOLARSHIP

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.

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.

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 Long Island University at Riverhead. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required.

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.