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Financial Aid and Scholarship

You can afford your college education.

Eligibility information for academic scholarships may be found by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services at 516.877.3080 or financialservices@adelphi.edu.

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Curriculum and Instruction

STEP Graduate Scholarship

Students in STEP who received a university-based academic scholarship as undergraduates will receive an academic scholarship for their graduate year.

STEP students who were not eligible for a scholarship upon admission to the university as undergraduates will be eligible for a $3,000 Graduate STEP Merit Award in their fifth year if they meet the following criteria:

  • entering the graduate year of the STEP program
  • no previous scholarship from Adelphi
  • 56 or more credits completed at Adelphi
  • cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 516.877.3080 or financialservices@adelphi.edu.


The Teachers of Mathematics Scholarship

This program provides financial support to mathematics majors who are pursuing a secondary teaching credential through STEP.


The Adelphi SEA Program

Adelphi’s SEA program is a National Science Foundation NOYCE Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in science education.

Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management

Dorothea Dietz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to female freshmen students entering the teaching of physical education.


Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are offered for Exercise Science. Each student works in our cardiac rehabilitation program, adult fitness program and also works as a research assistant in the Lab. For further information, contact Dr. Robert Otto at 516.877.4276 or otto@adelphi.edu.

Assistantships may also be offered in teaching, research, sport management, or athletics. To apply for an assistantship, please download and complete the Graduate Assistant Application Form and return to:

Robert M. Otto, Ph.D. or John Wygand, M.A.
Human Performance Lab, Woodruff Hall
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY 11530

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The New York City Department of Education has two scholarship programs that Communications Sciences and Disorders students may be interested in:


Students Aiming for NYS Certification as Teachers of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities

This program reimburses tuition (57 to 67 credits, including Child Development, Schools and Society, Health Prep, and SPH561). In exchange, you must work double the number of years for NYC as you spent in school. For more information, visit teachny.com and click on “scholarships, incentives, and special programs.”


Bilingual Extension to the Teachers of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities

The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) in Bilingual ESL and Special Education is a tuition assistance program. You need school district support or superintendent signature to apply. The program supports preschool personnel as well. For more information, contact ITI at 631.286.6551.


For further information, please contact:

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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