August 11, 2015 under Image Gallery
On Thursday, August 5th, FPWA awarded six New York college students with a $2000 scholarship, five of which were presented at the 2015 annual College Scholarship awards breakfast at the new FPWA offices located at 40 Broad Street. Recipients included college juniors and seniors who were selected for their individual abilities to overcome adversity and excel despite challenging circumstances. Nominations were submitted from FPWA member organizations and each of the recipients were chosen because they stood out among a diverse field of applicants.
During the awards ceremony, students shared their personal stories of challenges and triumph. The scholarships will go towards everything from tuition, to books, to studying abroad. On hand for a few words of encouragement was a 2005 FPWA college scholar, Tamara Weathers, who used the scholarship to pursue a degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Tamara has since pursued a Masters in Social Work and is an Emergency Room Social Worker at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Among this year’s college recipients are a single mom and several young people overcoming personal and professional hardships.
** Ms. Torres, Ms. Cordero and Mr. Lopez were all nominated by Henry Street Settlement.