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$50,000 Awarded in Young Leadership Scholarships

Developing a sustainable sewing project in Haiti. Teaching children with disabilities to ride a bike. Speaking out on behalf of students to the School Board. Organizing and performing a community-wide concert to benefit a family in need. These were just some of the impressive activities undertaken by the recipients of the 2014 Young Leadership Scholarships. Created as part of the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Golden Grants program, these scholarships honor young people who are meaningfully engaged and demonstrate leadership in making their school, neighborhood, or community a better place.

“One of the goals of our Golden Celebration is to help seed the future of our community,” said Robert Carreau, TSF Executive Director. “An important aspect of our future success is helping our young scholars and young leaders to pursue their educational and career dreams. “

“Whether they plan to pursue careers in medicine, art, engineering, international business or social work,” said Mr. Carreau, "it is clear that these scholarship recipients all share a passion and talent for making their community, and the world, better. Congratulations to all of our outstanding scholarship winners!”

2014 Young Leadership Scholarship Awardees

$10,000 Awards:

Felicia Dodge of Niskayuna High School

Fallon Jung of Niskayuna High School

Shailee Patel of Scotia-Glenville High School

$5,000 Awards:

Mickayla Benjamin of Schenectady County Community College

Braxton Becker of Niskayuna High School

Jenna Grady of Scotia-Glenville High School

Nicholas Marotta of Schalmont High School

In addition to the Young Leadership Scholarships, in May, TSF awarded its annual Erbacher Scholarships ($10,000 each) to two students pursuing careers in teaching, and a $4,000 award to the inaugural recipient of the Schenectady STEM Scholarship.


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