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 206 scholarships totaling more than $300,000.
In 2020, we awarded 20 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 2020 recipients attend more than a dozen different colleges, including Drew University, Medgar Evers College, John Jay College, Boston College, and SUNY Oneonta.
At our most recent scholarship dinner, 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.
Below are some of the colleges and vocational schools our students are enrolled in:
Oswego State University
Hobart & Williams Smith College
St. Francis College
Long Island University
College of New Jersey
College of Staten Island
NYC College of Technology
Agnes Scott College
Onondaga Community College
NY Career Institute
Career School of NY
We wish to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for making our 2020 scholarships possible, in addition to anonymous contributors:
Suzanne Stirn Ainslie
Helen Bartoshuk Trust
David W. Gaskin
Jim & Lisa Hudgins
Park Avenue Platinum Group
Lynne C. Persing
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
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.
Jon Del Giorno
Deborah Jean Stinson
Victory State Bank