Attention Long Island Students!  This is about you!

Each year, the Ferro Foundation provides one 4 year scholarship of $2,500 per year, to a promising undergraduate in financial need. This program is for a diligent student with high academic standards and strong ties to our community. If you think you fit that description, the Ferro Foundation would like to help. After all, there are no shortcuts on the road to success, but there shouldn't be any stop signs either.


This scholarship is available to Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), NY residents attending a Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), NY school who will be an incoming undergraduate freshmen seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree. The applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout their four years, answer the following two questions in essay format and complete the application that can be found below. 

All majors of study are accepted.


Mail your official transcript and essay to:

The Ferro Foundation

Attention: Scholarship Program

70 Mall Drive, Commack, NY 11725


Essay postmarked by December 1st, annually.

Extended deadline essay postmarked by January 1st, annually

Winner chosen by February 15th, annually.

Final Transcript by June 30th, annually.


 Please include information, in an essay, about your current financial obligations. Please be aware that if you are a finalist for the Ferro Foundation Scholarship, you will be required to provide documentation verifying your family’s annual income. 

ESSAY Question #1

Please write a short essay of no more than 500 words indicating your future career plans.  (You could consider including individuals that influenced your decision and/or an explanation of how your work experiences relate to your desired career)


In about 500 words, what has been your most important extracurricular activity, your most important contribution to it, and what had your participation in it meant to you as an individual?

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scholarship program application


 To apply for this scholarship, please download the application below and submit it with the required documents to be considered.  

Download Application



Scholarship Selection Committee


SVP Corporate Affairs, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.


Co-Founder and President at Sunation Solar Systems, Inc.

Wayne White

At Large Director at NYSUT, Teacher at Bellport High School, President of the Bellport Teachers Association.

francine Sikorski

Mark Cuthbertson

Owner at Cuthbertson Law, Councilman Huntington Town Board.

Dr. Aretha Persaud MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor, Persaud Medical PLLC.

Terms & Conditions

 The Ferro Foundation & Alure Home Improvements employees, installers, dealers, vendors and their immediate families are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Click here to read the full terms & conditions.