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 236 scholarships totaling more than $314,000.

For the 2023-24 school year, we have awarded 9 scholarships to young men and women with a wide array of passions and interests. Their majors range from liberal arts to engineering to nursing.

For more information, contact us by email at or by phone at 718-447-7740 x4269. You also may designate your full donation to the Scholarship Program.

Below are some of the colleges and vocational schools our 2023-24 scholarship recipients are enrolled in:

Binghamton University

Borough of Manhattan Community College

College of Staten Island

SUNY Fredonia

The College of New Jersey

We wish to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for making our 2023-24 scholarships possible, in addition to anonymous contributors:

Suzanne & Paul Ainslie


Kiwanis Club of Staten Island

The Lobaido Family

Lynne C. Persing

Dr. Leslie & Louise Petosa

Seamen’s Society Board of Trustees

South Shore Kiwanis Club

Staten Island Foundation

Lee and Lisa Stephens III


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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