Scholarship Program Will Provide 5 Full Scholarships to SUNY Colleges For Exceptional Trainees From Disadvantaged Backgrounds — Apply Here ALBANY– Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the State University of New york city is now accepting 2018 applications for the Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship.This scholarship,
now in its 3rd year, is in honor of Carey Gabay, an attorney and public servant who was tragically killed as an innocent in 2015.
This program offers complete scholarships to five incoming SUNY students who exemplify Carey’s commitment to social justice, leadership, and mentoring, in addition to his personal story of prospering academically regardless of having an economically disadvantaged background.
“Carey exhibited exactly what it really implies to be a public servant, putting others before himself and striving to make a distinction in his neighborhood and beyond,” Governor Cuomo said.”Through this scholarship, his tradition will reside on by empowering young, talented individuals much like Carey to accomplish their goals and develop a better New york city for all.”
Carey matured residing in public real estate and participating in public school in the Bronx. After an effective high school career, he went on to graduate from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He had a longstanding dedication to public service and giving back to those around him, and while at Harvard University, he ran to end up being the president of his undergraduate trainee body. Over the last few years, he worked relentlessly in civil service, first as an Assistant Counsel to Governor Cuomo and later on as Very first Deputy Counsel for the Empire State Development Corporation.The yearly Carey Gabay
Memorial Scholarship will as soon as again award complete scholarships to five students to go to four-year SUNY colleges starting in the 2018-19 academic year. These scholarships will cover all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college costs, books and products, and transport and individual expenditures. Applications are readily available here and are due on June 30, 2018.
This is the third year of awards under the program, with trainees previously granted scholarships in 2016 and 2017.