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Help a deserving student in NYC earn a degree



New York is a gateway city for immigrants to America. St. George's Society's Scholarship Program assists talented students of recent British and Commonwealth background at Lehman College, part of The City University of New York, to earn their degrees, start careers and become integrated in New York and the US.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Education is the key to advancement and success yet fewer than 66% of Americans who enroll in college end up graduating. Many are defeated by the high cost of tuition. Higher education is particularly important for recent immigrants to thrive in their new homeland. Our program is aimed at New York City area students of recent British/Commonwealth origin who have the ability to succeed but lack the money to complete their studies and become contributing members of the community.

How will this project solve this problem?

St. George's Society's Scholarship Program aims to help motivated first and second-generation immigrants in New York to become integrated in their new homeland, acquire knowledge and skills and ultimately raise the city's education level and overall quality of life.

Potential Long Term Impact

Since 2008 St. George's Society has awarded 160 scholarships, affording the recipients the opportunity to graduate and pursue meaningful occupations. Many of our scholars now enjoy careers in nursing, health services, social work, education and other professions that give back to the community. One of our most recent scholarship recipients says "Your generosity has inspired me to help others. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me."

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,657
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $343
Total Funding Goal: $6,000


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Samantha Hamilton

New York, NY United States

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