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 | Sep 23, 2014
38 new scholarships awarded

By Samantha Hamilton | Director of Development & Membership

Earlier this month, St. George's Society's Scholarship Committee reviewed applications for financial aid from British and Commonwealth fourth year students at Lehman College. Thanks to money raised through GlobalGiving and at the Society's annual fundraiser in May, the committee was able to award 38 scholarships totaling $106,000 – surpassing last year’s record of $99,000.

All of the recipients had excellent academic standing with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and a minimum of 90 credits but would have been unable to complete their studies without financial aid.

One example is Nafisah from Ghana who is majoring in Nursing. As a mother of two, working outside of the home in addition to studying and caring for her family was overwhelming.  With the support of St. George's Society, she will now be able to graduate from Lehman, study for her Masters and ultimately pursue her chosen career in geriatric care.

Another example is Orlando from Jamaica who is studying Childhood Education and Sociology. Passionate about teaching, he currently works as a lead teacher at a daycare center.  The Society’s financial assistance will allow him to complete his studies and take him one step closer to achieving his goal of opening a school where he can "set the foundations for generations to come.”

Thank you again to all our generous supporters who help motivated students like Nafisah and Orlando earn their degrees, pursue their careers and fulfill their dreams.

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

By Samantha Hamilton | Director of Development & Membership

Apr 4, 2014
Funds raised for three new scholarships

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

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