Please join us Monday, September 18, in celebrating the launch of Scholarship Plus' inaugural Associate Board. This year, Scholarship Plus achieved our goal of providing college scholarships and support to ten students, and we are on a mission to reach 20 students per year. We have launched the Associate Board to help with long-term growth, and to bring the energy of passionate individuals to our organization.
Come celebrate with us in support of equal access to education for low-income scholars, and network with professionals from around the city.
Networking // Free beer • wine • food until 8:30pm // Raffle
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The annual summer gathering is always a reunion, with older scholars reuniting with friends and members of the newest class who have been interns at New York Public Radio catching up with classmates who have spent the summer at college programs. Something new was added to the mix at this year's gathering on Aug. 10, as several members of the newly formed Associate Board joined the group.
Expert advice on the realities of college life was the subject at an afternoon gathering of this year's Scholarship Plus class on Aug. 9 in a seminar room at the City University's Graduate School of Journalism. The experts on hand included three current students, Kadijat, a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, Karen, who is entering her final year in the Maccauley Honors College at Hunter College and Sumitra, a Fordham sophomore. The sessions were led by Gabriel Gaskin, a senior trainer at the Posse Foundation, who was joined by Kate Fenneman Stokes, executive director of Scholarship Plus.
"This is my favorite day of the year!" were the welcoming words from Warrie Price, President and Founder of The Battery Conservancy, as she welcomed five Scholarship Plus students to the conference room of her offices overlooking New York Harbor on July 19. Ever since the founding of Scholarship Plus the feeling has been mutual, as the visit to the Battery and the Statue of Liberty has always been among students' favorite memories of the summer.
Three very different works of art were the focus as a Whitney Museum staff member escorted Scholarship Plus students on a July 12 gallery visit – one that ended in a turnabout, as all the visitors took up drawing pencils and sketched part of the work of an artist from the museum's current Biennial show.
Scholarship Plus welcomed its eighth class on June 14 in a ceremony that had notable firsts. The class was our largest yet — 10 outstanding women and men. And the ceremony also introduced a longtime key member of the organization as our new Executive Director.
Each year the members of the newly selected Scholarship Plus class are asked to select an individual for our Teacher Who Made a Difference award. The award consists of a certificate and a modest honorarium. Here are this year's Teachers Who Made a Difference: