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Stony Brook University Scholarships

101 Nicolls Rd Tuition In/Out-State: $6,470 / $23,710 Total Fall Enrollment: 24,363
Stony Brook , NY 11794 Books and Supplies: $900 Applicants Admitted: 40%
(631) 632-6000 On-campus Room and Board: $12,882 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 76% Undergraduate Application Fee: $50 Receiving Institutional Aid: 63% , $3,894 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

The Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Description
The Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship is available annually to one or two outstanding students at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, in recognition of strong academic performance and demonstrated commitment in the area of African issues. The Bliss Verdon Memorial scholarship has been established to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Bliss Verdon, a 1995 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, who completed her BA in Africana Studies and Anthropology after spending a semester in Accra, Ghana. Ms. Verdon had planned to begin her graduate studies in International Relations with a focus on African issues in the Fall of 1997, but on June 10th of that year she was murdered in Jackson Heights, Queens, by an ex-boyfriend, a New York City police officer. ELIGIBILITY The Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship is open to full-time, upper-division students (junior or senior standing). Candidates must demonstrate an academic focus on and commitment to African issues in their university coursework, as well as a need for financial assistance, and a commitment to helping others. Candidates may be nominated for the scholarship or may apply directly. AWARD The scholarship carries an annual award of $1,000 for one student or $500 each for two students. The award may be used to supplement costs to pursue study abroad in Africa. SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCEDURE Commitment to African issues and qualities of academic performance and service to one’s community are important criteria reflected by the life of Bliss Verdon. An applicant should submit: a) Completed application form b) A 1-2 page essay/ statement of eligibility c) A résumé d) A transcript e) Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member at Stony Brook, and one may be from outside the Stony Brook community.
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Award Criteria Requirements:

Financial need
Class Standing
A résumé. A transcript. Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member at Stony Brook, and one may be from outside the Stony Brook community.
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