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 | Jun 26, 2014
Commencement of 35 St. George's Society Scholars

By Samantha Hamilton | Director of Development & Membership

Edmund at the 2014 Commencement Ceremony
Edmund at the 2014 Commencement Ceremony

Last month, 35 St. George’s Society scholarship recipients graduated from Lehman College at its 2014 Commencement Ceremony and took the first step towards launching their careers.

One of these scholars was Edmund from Ghana who graduated with a degree in Social Work. As a child Edmund contracted polio which resulted in a physical disability. After graduating from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2008, he won a visa through the US Diversity Visa Lottery and came to the United States. He enrolled at Lehman College in 2011 and during his time there worked as a peer educator at the college Career Services Center and also established an organization for students with disabilities.

In August, Edmund will start a master’s degree in Public Administration specializing in policy analysis at Baruch College. His ambition is to become a human rights lawyer and advocate for people with disabilities in the United States, Ghana and globally.

Edmund says: “The St. George’s Society scholarship has really helped me. In addition to covering my tuition, I have used the award to pay for my rent, buy food items, and also for transportation both to school and my internship. Without this support, it would have been difficult for me to survive. I will forever be thankful to the donors and management of the St. George’s Society Scholarship Program.”

Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández, President of Lehman College adds: “Like Edmund, many of our students come to Lehman College seeking to achieve their dreams and make the world a better place. The generosity of St. George’s Society enables these students to gain an important foothold on the path toward fulfilling those dreams, grow beyond their boundaries – physically and intellectually – and open doors to opportunity.”

Thank you again to all our generous supporters who make these scholarships possible.

Dr. Ricardo R. Fernandez
Dr. Ricardo R. Fernandez
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By Samantha Hamilton | Director of Development & Membership

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St. George's Society of New York

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
Clare Risman
New York , NY United States
$7,446 raised of $25,000 goal
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