Richard W. Reeder Scholarship

Richard W. Reeder was a trusted colleague, mentor and friend to many at Stony Brook University during his tenure that expanded over 40 years. He was also a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.

Rich was a visionary who championed technological systems saving the university millions of dollars while taking Stony Brook to the next level. In celebration of his life and legacy, the Richard Reeder Endowed Student Excellence Fund was created by his family and friends.


The call for applications for Spring 2024 is now active. Apply online by 12/1/2023! 

If selected to receive this scholarship, you will be required to furnish this office with a letter of thanks to the donors of the scholarship. Details will be specified in the scholarship offer letter.


Applications open in Fall 2024

Application Criteria

The Richard Reeder Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide support for both part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Students who are eligible to apply for and receive scholarships from this fund must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Recipients must be enrolled as either a full or part time students in an undergraduate or graduate program as defined by Stony Brook University
  2. Demonstrate good academic achievement as defined by Stony Brook policy.
  3. Preference will be given to students majoring or taking courses in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences or any program within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  4. Special consideration shall be given to students who support the activities of DoIT, either through student employment, internships or other learning opportunities. 

It is also important to know that in order to receive this award, you will need to be enrolled for the Spring semester.

What You Will Need to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application which includes:

  • Your contact information: Name, Stony Brook email address, Major
  • A link to a personal website or ePortfolio that provides examples of demonstrated commitment or experience which may include, but is not limited to, a student's coursework, research activities, participation in volunteer activities, social groups or other civic engagements that support this focus. Submitted website must contain all components of a quality resume/ePortfolio. See Career Center guidelines
  • A personal statement (500 words or less) summarizing how you exemplify performance, promise, excellence, citizenship and integrity.

Up to 2 students will be awarded $1,500 each.

Only fully completed applications will be included in the selection process.