Jun 17, 2015

Commencement of St. George's Society scholars

Lehman College Commencement Ceremony
Lehman College Commencement Ceremony

Over 3,000 graduates earned degrees at Lehman College's 47th Commencement Ceremony last month, including over 30 St. George's Society scholarship recipients.

23 year-old St. George's Society scholar Nabila from the United Kingdom graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She has recently moved to Michigan where she will volunteer at the Henry Ford Hospital and study for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Nabila plans to enroll in medical school in early 2017 and says: “I want to make something of my life and give back to the people who have given me so much. The St. George’s Society scholarship has helped me in more ways than I could possibly explain and allowed me to pursue my lifelong dream of a career in medicine.”

President of Lehman College, Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández adds “Lehman College prides itself on being a place of transformation. On our campus students turn their dreams into reality. The generosity and the vision of St. George’s Society enables us to help our students fulfill those dreams, broaden their horizons, and grow intellectually engaged citizens.” 

Later this summer, the Society's scholarship committee will be meeting to review applications for financial assistance from current Lehman College students and thanks to your support we will be able to help more young people earn their degrees and launch their careers.

Mar 20, 2015

Scholar Case Study: Alia from Antigua

2014 St. George's Society Scholar, Alia
2014 St. George's Society Scholar, Alia

In a recent Lehman College newsletter, President Dr. Ricardo Fernandez reported on 2014 highlights:

Scholarships continue to grow at Lehman College and impact the lives of our students. Last year the St. George’s Society generously awarded $106,000 in scholarship funds to 38 students. Since its inception in 2008, the St. George’s Society Scholarship Program has awarded $529,000 to nearly 200 students who hail from British and Commonwealth countries.”  

This would not have been possible without the support of generous donors like you.

The Society's 2014 scholars, including Alia from Antigua, look forward to celebrating their commencement in May. Alia spent much of her younger life in the foster care system in the United States and having seen many others in care drop out of high school, she was determined to get a good education and become a contributing member of the community.

Using savings and student loans to support herself, Alia is currently a senior in the Social Work program at Lehman College with certification in Child Abuse and Maltreatment as well as Suicide Prevention. Alia is active in her local community and has participated in volunteer programs such as the Lehman College Childcare Center and The Bronx is Blooming. Alia has children of her own including a son with developmental delays. This has inspired her to pursue a career working with children with special needs and she is currently an intern at Spuyten Duyvil preschool for children with developmental delays. Alia is grateful for the support provided by St. George’s Society that has helped pay for her final year at Lehman College and when she graduates this year, she intends to go to graduate school to earn her master’s degree in Social Work.

St. George's Society's scholarship committee will be meeting in the summer to review new applications for financial aid for the coming academic year and we look forward to sharing their stories with you.

Thank you for your support!

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Dec 22, 2014

Scholarship Alumni Event to Launch Online Book

Jonathan Haward from The Online Book Company
Jonathan Haward from The Online Book Company

Last month, Lehman College hosted an event for St. George's Society scholarship recipients and alumni to launch an online book profiling the Society's scholars. The book includes a welcome from the Society's Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and was made possible by The Online Book Company in England who donated their services to create the book. It was demonstrated at the event by the company's Founder, Jonathan Haward.

Since the scholarship program was launched in 2008, St. George's Society has awarded 198 scholarships. Each scholar has been offered the opportunity to use the book to share what the Society's financial assistance has meant to them and how it has affected their lives. 2010 scholarship recipient Jason from Jamaica wrote: "I am truly grateful to St. George’s for helping me move closer to making my ambition a reality. My experiences through the St. Georges Society have allowed me to gain the confidence and perspective to achieve all my aspirations."

By telling classmates and fellow scholars as well as members and supporters of the Society about their experiences others will learn how this initiative makes a significant difference in people's lives. 

Thank you for supporting St. George's Soceity's scholarship program. Click on the link below to view the book online and learn more about our scholars.

Scholars reviewing the online book
Scholars reviewing the online book

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