Contributions to Long Island Scholars, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. Your donation helps support under-resourced public school students on Long Island in college and career readiness, access, and success. Program details in slide show below.

Donate through PayPal button above (PayPal account required) or through Snowball (no account required).

Suggested donation amounts: 

$300 supports 1 term educational consulting package (Year 10; Year 11 Fall, Spring; Year 12 Spring, Summer)

$500 supports 1 term educational consulting package (Year 11 Summer; Year 12 Fall)

$1000 supports 1 public workshop or

1 post-HS graduate Scholarship

$5,000 supports 2 Year 12 Scholarship


$10,000 supports 1 full Year 11 Scholarship

$16,000 supports 1 full, 3-year Long Island Scholarship


LONG ISLAND SCHOLARS is a newly formed  educational nonprofit [501(c)(3)] in Glen Cove, NY, dedicated to leveling the playing field for motivated, under-resourced public school students on Long Island. In our inaugural year (2019-2020) we will accept up to 10 Long Island Scholars by rolling application to receive up to $20,000 in free educational consulting through the end of their first semester in college.

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Dr. Shawn Marie Garrett

Associate Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing, Stony Brook University (in process)

20 years' service on teaching faculties at Yale University (Theater, English); Barnard College, Columbia University (Theater) ; Stony Brook University (Writing and Rhetoric); and in private secondary education.

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