Applications Are Currently Being Accepted for Fred Breithut Scholarship until March 1

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Farmingdale State College have announced that applications are currently being accepted for the Fred Breithut Scholarship.

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in partnership with Farmingdale State College. It is for graduating high school seniors who have met specific academic requirements and who have participated in the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program.

The four-year scholarship is for students enrolling in Farmingdale State College and provides $1,000 per semester. In order for a student to be eligible for the scholarship, he or she must meet the following requirements:

• Be a senior in high school
• Confirmed active participation in the Long Island FIRST robotics program while in high school for at least two years (preferably three years)
• A high school GPA of 85% or better (on a scale of 100%)
• An SAT score of 1100 or better
• A letter of recommendation, either from an adult team mentor or team leader from their FIRST team. The letter should indicate demonstrated strengths and abilities in gracious professionalism, teamwork and leadership
• A 750-word essay describing accomplishments in activities outside of school, highlighting community service and describing how the scholarship will help influence their career goals
• A high school transcript for grades 9-11 plus the first semester of their senior year (grade 12)
• Enrollment in one of Farmingdale State College’s four-year programs: Mathematics, Engineering Technology, Computer Systems or related fields of study

Students who are interested in obtaining the scholarship must apply and be admitted to Farmingdale State College as a full-time student; however, they do not need to already be admitted at the time they submit their application.

For the continuation of the scholarship each semester while the recipient is at Farmingdale State College, he or she must meet the following criteria:

• A 3.5 GPA at the end of each semester
• A commitment to promote and support the Long Island FIRST robotics program
• A letter describing the actions he or she has taken to promote and support the Long Island FIRST program on Long Island and/or within Farmingdale State College

The deadline to apply is March 1. The scholarship winner will be announced at the Long Island FIRST Robotics Competition on April 5-6 at Hofstra University.

To apply, log on to and click on the Apply button. For more information on SBPLI, visit