LONG ISLAND SCHOLARS is a newly formed  educational nonprofit [501(c)(3)] in Glen Cove, NY, dedicated to coaching students for college and career readiness, access, and success. We are committed to leveling the playing field for motivated, under-resourced public school students on Long Island. In our inaugural year (2019-2020) we will accept 10 Long Island Scholars by rolling application to receive up to $20,000 in free educational consulting services.

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Dr. Shawn Marie Garrett

Associate Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing, Stony Brook University

20 years' service on teaching faculties at Yale University (Theater, English), Barnard College, Columbia University (Theater) , and Stony Brook University (Writing and Rhetoric)

D.F.A., M.F.A. with Honors, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama

B.A. cum laude with Honors in English,

Duke University

Mother of Samuel, age 14, grade 9, Glen Cove High School


"Thank you very much for assisting [my daughter] with her core college essay. She found your mark-ups and suggestions extremely helpful, and applied them to her other supplemental essays as well."

Parent testimonial, 10/16/19




LONG ISLAND SCHOLARS is an educational nonprofit in Glen Cove, NY, dedicated to college and career readiness, access, and success for motivated public school students.


We are actively recruiting current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for our free program, which supports eligible public school students on Long Island in college readiness, access, and success. Email us at info@longislandscholars for details.


We launched on May 11, 2019 with a free College Essay Workshop, offered in conjunction with the global Yale Day of Service.


In our inaugural year (2019-2020) we are offering 10 Long Island Scholarships to eligible public school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Long Island Scholars benefit from $20,000 in free, strategic educational consulting, test preparation, college application, and high-school-to-college transition support--all the way through the end of their first semester in college.

We also offer focused, customized Fall, Spring, and/or Summer term educational consulting packages for public high school juniors and seniors.


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