Education is the key to future success. Our scholarships lend a hand.

Education is the key to future success. Our scholarships lend a hand.

Youth today face challenges, but those in foster care can face even greater challenges. It can be difficult to find direction and know how to navigate an increasingly complicated education sector, but our staff works with them every step of the way. We offer support and encouragement as these young people work to set goals and pursue studies that interest them and, ultimately, will benefit them in the long run.

An incredibly important part of the support our youth can receive for college is financial, powered by our committed donors. Our scholarship program provides awards to students attending college or vocational school. Since 1998, we have provided 224 scholarships totaling more than $300,000.

In 2021, we awarded 18 scholarships to young men and women with a wide array of passions and interests. Their majors range from liberal arts to engineering to nursing. Our 2021 recipients attend more than a dozen different colleges.

Read about our 2021 College Scholarship Virtual Celebration.

At our most recent scholarship dinner, in 2019, one scholarship recipient shared, “I want to take advantage of the opportunities I’ve been given so I can achieve my original goal and continue to prove that negative cycles can be replaced with positive ones, and I truly believe that attending college is a huge step in the right direction to get me to where I want to be.”

In 2021, by supporting our 175th Anniversary Campaign, you also will be supporting our scholarship program.

For more information, contact Andrew Miller at 718-447-7740 x4269 or visit our campaign page. You also may designate your full donation to the Scholarship Program.

Below are some of the colleges and vocational schools our students are enrolled in:

American Academy/McAllister Institute of Funeral Service

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Boston College

College of Staten Island

CUNY Guttman Community College

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Drew University

John Jay College

Medgar Evers College

NYC College of Technology

Pace University

SUNY Fredonia’

SUNY Oneonta

University at Buffalo

Wagner College

We wish to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for making our 2021 scholarships possible, in addition to anonymous contributors:

Suzanne & Paul Ainslie

Lawrell Arnold


Mr. Albert R. Cauz & Dr. Bridget K. McCabe & Family

Community Care Rx

Foster and Adoptive Parents Association – Brooklyn

The Lobaido Family

Lynne C. Persing

Dr. Leslie & Louise Petosa

Seamen’s Society Board of Trustees

South Shore Kiwanis Club

Staten Island Foundation

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Lee and Lisa Stephens III

USI Insurance Services

Our Legacy Society was created to enable individuals to support the Scholarship Fund without creating an individual named scholarship of their own. All contributions go into a single fund to create a Legacy Society Scholarship for our recipients. To become a member of the Legacy Society, donate today — knowing that your investment in a promising young adult has the power to change his or her future. We thank all the individuals and organizations who have supported our Legacy Society scholarships.

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