Help a deserving student in NYC earn a degree

by St. George's Society of New York
Help a deserving student in NYC earn a degree

Project Report | Nov 30, 2015
St. George's Scholar participates in NYC marathon

By Samantha Hamilton | Director of Development & Membership

Edmund passes through Brooklyn
Edmund passes through Brooklyn

On Sunday 1st November, St. George's Society scholarship recipient, Edmund, participated in the handcycle category of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon to raise funds for the charity's scholarship program. 

Edmund contracted polio at a young age in Ghana which led to his physical disability but he has always been determined not to let this hold him back. In 2013, St. George’s awarded Edmund with a scholarship that enabled him to complete his degree in Social Work at Lehman College (part of The City University of New York) and he is now pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Baruch College.

"I am so grateful for the support that I received in my time of need helping me to pay for my tuition and other expenses. Without the assistance of St. George’s Society, it would have been difficult for me to survive. I wanted to use this opportunity to raise funds for more scholars like myself who have the determination to succeed but lack the funds to complete their studies and launch their careers." said Edmund.

Edmund completed the marathon in 1 hour 57 minutes and came 26th in the mens handcycle category. He raised $790 for St. George's Society.

Thank you for supporting our scholarship program.

Edmund at the finish
Edmund at the finish


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St. George's Society of New York

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Twitter: @sgs_ny
Project Leader:
Clare Risman
New York , NY United States

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