The Rosalie Sillitti Memorial Scholarship

Created in memory of Rosalie Sillitti (Class of 1986) to support the aspirations of the non-traditional or returning student who possesses a curious mind and an indomitable spirit and who is inspired to attend college after being out of school for ten years or more.

Awarded to: Full-time or Part-time NEW student or student returning to Suffolk County Community College after an extended period of time of 10 years or more
Award: $500 (one award)

Criteria:
1. Non-traditional or returning student who is enrolling in college after a minimum of 10 years out of school (subsequent to high school or last college attendance) where time away from school was, at least in part, spent raising a child or caring for a parent(s)
2. High school GPA of 83 (3.0) or if a returning student, a minimum GPA of 3.0 in last year of college attendance
3. Provide an essay of 250 to 500 words: 1) Describe the obstacles faced and the reasons why you did not directly pursue post-secondary education or complete such education; 2) Explain what inspired you to continue your education at this time, after having been out of school for 10 years or more; and 3) Explain how this scholarship will assist you in overcoming challenges you may face while pursuing your academic and career goals.

Donor
The Family of Rosalie Sillitti
Award
$500
Scopes
College-Wide, New Student
Deadline
04/23/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you been out of school for at least 10 years?
  2. Over the past ten years, have you had to put your education on hold due to caring for a child or parent?
  3. Please submit a 250 to 500 words essay describing the following: (1) obstacles faced and the reasons why you did not pursue or complete your education (2) what inspires you to continue your education at this time (3) how this scholarship will assist you in overcoming challenges faced in pursuit of your academic and career goals.