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 | Jan 29, 2018
Scholarship Program celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Hastings Hill | Communications & Membership Manager

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Students in class

This year, St. George’s Society celebrates the tenth anniversary of our Scholarship Program. In this time, the Program has awarded almost $1million in financial aid to deserving students enabling them to complete their undergraduate degrees.

The Program was first established in collaboration with Lehman College in the Bronx, part of the City University of New York system. Due in no small part to the generosity of donors and community partners like you, we were able to expand the Program to serve students at Hunter College in Manhattan—also a part of the CUNY system—in 2017. We hope to continue this growth with the launch of a new Corporate Partners initiative. Funds raised through this initiative would allow us to expand to CUNY institutions in all five boroughs of New York helping even more students in need.

St. George’s Society is a proud supporter of the City University of New York’s mission to provide quality and accessible education regardless of background or means. Lehman College is ranked no. 4 in mobility rate in the US, proving how successful it is at educating and empowering lower-income students thus propelling them into the top 40% of wage-earners nationwide. Our scholars have advanced to careers in a diversity of fields, from Nursing and Social Work to Accounting and Computer Science.

Following the success of our first Scholar Meet and Greet in September, the Scholarship Committee has begun the development of an alumni association that we hope will provide even greater opportunities for advancement.

“We are certain that an effective alumni network can assist scholars in the future through the sharing of contacts and opportunities as well as being able to show current students and applicants the benefits of being selected as a scholar,” commented Committee Chairman-Elect David Drinkwater.

St. George’s Society remains committed to its investment in the next generation of global leaders and we thank you for your continued support. 

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Hunter graduates


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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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