Simon Youth Foundation in partnership with the
local Simon property, The Shops At Nanuet, will award a college scholarship for
up to $1,500 to an area high school student.
Students, who will be graduating in the class of 2014, meet the criteria including living within 50 miles of The Shops At Nanuet, are eligible. The program will award a one-time scholarship of up to $1,500 to a student, who plans to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational or technical school.
The application period for Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships is open now through Saturday, January 11, 2014. The application can be found on the Simon Youth Foundation website.
“Our mission is to ignite hope for a brighter future in students, and our Foundation is proud to partner with The Shops at Nanuet to award scholarships that will remove some of the financial obstacles that would otherwise prevent a student from achieving the dream of a college education,” says J. Michael Durnil, Ph.D., the president and CEO of SYF.
In addition to $1 million that will be awarded nationally, 10 regional Awards of Excellence will be given to top candidates. New York is one of the eligible regions. The Award of Excellence includes a $2,500 scholarship that is renewable for up to three years.
Students will be selected for the 2014 Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship based on criteria including financial need, academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities. Those students who are the first in their family to pursue a post secondary education will also be given close consideration.
The completed application, along with official school transcripts and parents’ most recently filed tax form, must be sent to Scholarship Management Services by January 11, 2014. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2014.
Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has awarded college scholarships for 14 years. In 2013, the Simon Youth Scholarships program awarded $1.1 million to 389 students nationwide.
Simon Youth Foundation, established in 1998, also supports 23 Simon Youth Academies in 13 U.S. states that give at-risk students the same education they would receive in a traditional classroom while offering the flexibility that their individual circumstances require.