Scholarships & Memorials Funds

D.R.E.A.M.S.: DETERMINATION. REALIZATION. ENRICHMENT, ACADEMICS. MISSION. SERVICE.

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. Read More.

 

THE FRANK L. REGNANTE MEMORIAL FUND

The Frank L. Regnante Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to veterans through Mission United, supporting U.S. military veterans and their families across Long Island.  Read More. 

 

CHIN YING SCHOLARSHIP

Academic Scholarships - Assists with costs associated with educational goals at a college or university. Applicants must be in grade 12, demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service. Financial awards range from $1,000 to $2,500.

 

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. Read 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. Read More. 
 

CAMILLA G. BELSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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. Read More. 
 

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 was her daughter Samara, who is a graduate of Jericho High School. Read 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. Read More. 

 

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. Read More. 

 

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. Read More.

 

THOMAS F. CRUSO FUND

Open to graduating high school seniors living in Suffolk County’s East End who will be attending college or vocational training. Read More. 

 

DORREN D. MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND/ GRACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Open to young people who were part of the foster care system and will be attending college or vocational training. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Biena at Bdepena@unitedwayli.org