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Scholarships

A number of awards are presented to Hofstra students by organizations, friends of the University and members of the University community. These awards are in addition to the regular forms of financial aid available to students.

Distinguished Academic Scholar Program

Full-tuition scholarships are available to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.

Unless otherwise indicated, applications for these awards should be made to the Office of Financial Aid.

Honor, Prize, Award or ScholarshipDescription
Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two annual awards in recognition of outstanding community activity and good works performed by students, faculty, and staff of the University in behalf of their communities. Examples of service include the development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the elderly, tutoring programs for underachieving children, case management for the mentally ill, etc.), volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordination of other food volunteers, helping community residents learn about divorce mediation services through public announcements, etc.), or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., in home behavior modification with an autistic child, reading to the blind, etc.). All members of the Hofstra community are eligible for this award, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and members of the faculty. Each award includes a certificate of recognition and a $1000 prize. Nominations for the award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual's contributions to the community, and corroborative letters from two members of the community. The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. The call for nominations will be announced in early February for work conducted during the previous calendar year and awards will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology each May. A committee consisting of the Director of the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, a secretary from a doctoral program in Psychology, and the undergraduate student president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, will designate winners and notify the Office of Development of their selections.
Arnold Horowitz Endowed Memorial Award Awarded to assist students enrolled in the doctoral programs in psychology. Recommended by the Faculty Committee of the Graduate Programs.
Bernard Gold Endowed Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a qualified Hispanic or African-American student majoring in special education who will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement and potential. Recommendation by the Special Education Department to the Office of Academic Records.
Bertram D. Brettschneider Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Law Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in the School of Law Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Commissioner Monica Gollub Memorial Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Law Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Dorothea S. Clarke Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student(s) in the M.S. in Literacy Studies and Special Education program and to a student(s) enrolled in the Program for
Academic Learning Skills (PALS) Selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or potential and demonstrated financial need. Awarded by the Office of Academic Records. Upon the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Literacy Studies Program and the Director of the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS).
Dorothy and Sidney J. Rauch Endowed Scholarship Granted to a qualified graduate student or students selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement. Recommendation by the Reading Department to the Office Academic Records.
Egel-Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a student majoring in special education who has completed one semester of study at the graduate level. The award is based on academic excellence and outstanding contribution to the community. Recommendation by the Special Education Department to the Office of Academic Records.
Gary W. Grimes Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a graduate student(s) majoring in biology, with a special interest in electron microscopy. Recipients selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic potential. Awarded by the Office of Academic Records upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.
Gerald G. Wright Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a deserving Law School student upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Law.
Glenn J. Winuk Endowed Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a deserving Law School student(s) who will be selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and demonstrated financial need. First preference will be given to children or spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 tragedies.
H. Alan Robinson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Award of up to $1000 to honor the highest quality of scholarly research and excellence of presentation in dissertations submitted by doctoral candidates at Hofstra University. An appointed faculty committee will make the selection.
Harold E. Yuker Endowed Research Award Tuition remission of $500 will be granted to a Ph.D. student in clinical or school psychology for meritorious publications in professional psychology or presentations at national or international conferences. Recommendation by the Director of the Ph.D. program in conjunction with the Chairperson of the Psychology Department.
Harold E. Yuker Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Hon. Frank A. Gulotta Endowed Scholarship of the Columbian Lawyers? Association of Nassau County, Inc. Awarded to a Hofstra University School of Law student entering his/her second or third year. The student must be a resident of Nassau County and one or both parents must be of Italian ancestry. Each qualified student(s) will also be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or potential and financial need. Recommendation by the Law School's Office of Financial Aid with the approval of the Columbian Lawyers? Association of Nassau County, Inc.
Irving and Ina Markowitz Prize in Asian History A prize of $200 made through the Department of History and awarded for outstanding performance in Asian History.
John Dewey Van Buren Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a qualified graduate student majoring in Counseling. Selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement or potential. Recommendation by the program coordinator with other faculty based on faculty recommendations to the Office of Academic Records.
Joyce A. Bloom Scholarship in Graduate Psychology for Returning Women Awarded to a female student in the first year of the graduate psychology program, who is returning to school after an absence of at least five years in order to raise a family and who has at least one child under the age of 15 living at home. Recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need as well as scholastic achievement or potential. Awarded by the Office of Academic Records.
Julia Vane Memorial Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Kenneth Brodlieb MBA Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a full-time MBA student who has completed one year of study toward the degree and has achieved academic excellence. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Academic Records.
Law School Alumni Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Lawrence C. Schoen Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in the School of Law in memory of Howard H. Born Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.
Ray Horton Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a doctoral student(s) in reading. Recipient(s) selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and financial need. Recommendation by the Reading area to the Office of Academic Records.
Rick Elkow Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement or potential. Recommendation by the Office of Academic Records and the faculty/staff of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program with the requirement that the recipient has successfully completed the qualifying examination administered by the Program.
Robert J. Vane Endowed Memorial Scholarship Awarded to assist students in the doctoral program in Clinical and School Psychology. Recommendation by the faculty of the program.
Rhoda Tartak Endowed Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a student enrolled in the doctoral program for working school Psychologists, based upon academic excellence and financial need. Recommendation by the Scholarship Committee of the Graduate Psychology Department to the Office of Academic Records.
Roy Cacciatore Economic Development Endowed Scholarship Provides tuition aid to individuals who enroll in Hofstra's Entrepreneurship Program. Financial assistance will also be given to small and medium sized companies to utilize services of the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center. Recommendation by a selection committee.
Sinclair Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a financially disadvantaged student in the M.B.A. degree program. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Academic Records.
Sylvia Martin Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and the School of Law Fifty percent (50%) of the available annual earnings will be awarded to a qualified graduate student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Science program selected on the basis of academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0) and demonstrated financial need. A qualified candidate will present documentation specifying a disability and qualified candidate will present documentation specifying a disability and show evidence of satisfactory interpersonal behavior and professionalism in clinical practica. The other fifty percent (50%) of the annual earnings will be awarded to a qualified Law School student. The available annual earnings of the endowment will be awarded to two (2) deserving students — one as recommended by the Office of Academic Records and the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department, the other as recommended by the Dean of the School of Law — both in consultation with the Donor.
The Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center Established in 1997 to support the Hofstra Cultural Center's programs on Judaism.
The Lazarus Endowment for the Center for Gerontology Established in 1998 to support research in the field of gerontology. The Donald J. Sutherland University Lecture in the Liberal Arts: established in 1998 to bring to Hofstra University an outstanding speaker(s) in the area of the liberal arts.
The Ruth F. Gold Endowment for the Center for Gerontology Established in 1998 to support guest speakers and/or scholarships for students in the Gerontology Master's Program.
Zarb Family Endowed Scholarship in Reading Awarded to a qualified graduate Reading student with a "B" average or better who has demonstrated qualities of leadership, ethical behavior, compassion and respectful treatment of others and has volunteered in the recent past (or now) to help someone or some group of those less fortunate. The scholarship may be given to the student in successive years if he/she continues to meet the standard qualifications. The Office of Academic Records will award the annual earnings of the endowment upon the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Literacy Studies Department.