February 11, 2015

I Know: Scholarships Matter

Student scholarships impact every facet of Adelphi’s operation. None is more vital that their ability to support student success.

One consistent research finding is that students are most likely to succeed if they are able to attain “bonding” intellectual relationships with adults on campus. Most times, these relationships are with faculty, but sometimes they are with coaches or staff in various offices related to student and institutional success. Endowed and expendable funds allow us to create scholarships which provide assistance to supplement the jobs and internships for students in various campus offices, all of which result in higher graduation rates. In short, scholarships “buy” time; time that our students use to learn.

We want to minimize the need for students to borrow and to commute to work off-campus. Scholarship assistance with reasonable hours of out-side work required helps students succeed.

Robert A. Scott
President of Adelphi University

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Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.