Scholarships

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Since its inception in 2002, United Way of Long Island has awarded scholarships and/or grants, in the areas of Academics & Enrichment, totaling more than $1,000,000. The D.R.E.A.M.S. For Youth Advisory Board, comprised of 7th graders to college students, works under the guidance of United Way staff to make award decisions. The Dreams R Us Foundation provides support for D.R.E.A.M.S. For Youth scholarships. 

D.R.E.A.M.S. For Youth Scholarship applications are currently closed for the 2021-2022 academic year.  For additional information: Contact United Way at 631.940.3700
 

ROBERT B. READ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship fund is in memory of Robert B. Read, a native of Long Island (West Islip) and veteran broadcast journalist who served as senior producer of Inside Edition’s award-winning investigative unit and managing editor for the program’s overall coverage. Robert’s work ethic and leadership were incomparable. He was a mentor and role model to many and through this scholarship, his dedication to helping others along their career path will continue. This scholarship is designated for a Long Island high school senior who will be attending the University of Michigan. The days that both of Robert’s children graduated from the University of Michigan were some of the proudest of his life.  

For a Robert B. Read Scholarship application.

Support the fund and learn more.

 

ANTHONY J. STUPORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Tony Stupore served the United Way of Long Island for 15 years as a volunteer, Board Member and Treasurer. In Tony's memory, United Way of Long Island has created The Anthony J. Stupore Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit young people’s futures throughout Long Island. More info.

 

BYRON T. & RUTH D. MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Fund offers two scholarships per year for YouthBuild students enrolled in academic or vocational school. An application and a letter of recommendation are required. Read the newsletter.

 

CAMILLA G. BELSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Applications are curently closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. In memory of Cammy, and her commitment to education and the insurance industry, The Long Island Insurance Community established the Camilla G. Belser Memorial Scholarship Fund through United Way of Long Island in her honor. The program offers a $2,500 annual renewable scholarship to a student who will be attending Nassau or Suffolk Community College.  We will consider other accredited two-year colleges. More info.
 

LORRAINE AYCOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Lorraine Aycock Memorial Scholarship Fund provides academic scholarships to deserving young women achievers to pursue their dreams and aspirations of attending higher education. In Lorraine's memory, the first recipient of the scholarship will be her daughter Samara, who is a senior at Jericho High School to attend college in the Fall of 2021. Support the fund and learn more.
 

SAL LAFONTE MEMORIAL FUND

Maria A. Grasso, United Way of Long Island Executive Board Member, has established a memorial fund in honor of her father, Sal LaFonte. Mr. LaFonte was a proud veteran who served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. The Sal LaFonte Memorial Fund will provide financial assistance to veterans who wish to participate in a vocational training program. More info.

 

SCOTT MARTELLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Scott Martella Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Stacy and Stephen Martella in honor of their son Scott. The Fund provides scholarships to students who will be attending college whose studies may include international relations or public service. More info.

 

PATRICIA MICHELS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Provides academic scholarships to deserving young women attending YouthBuild who wish to pursue their dreams and aspirations by attending an accredited college, university or technical school. More info.

 

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE

A comprehensive document of numerous scholarships available. Read the Guide.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Biena at Bdepena@unitedwayli.org