May 2021 will mark two years since Long Island Scholars was launched. What has LIS achieved so far? How can we continue to accomplish our mission in these times of radical uncertainty and massive, ongoing change—social, economic, technological, educational?
I'm proud that, so far, we have successfully supported 17 amazing students from all over Long Island in their applications for admission and financial aid at a range of public and private institutions, including: Babson College, Boston University (with a full-ride, named scholarship package), Cornell University, the University of Delaware, Emory University, Queens College CUNY, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, and SUNY Stony Brook (Honors College).
We've also connected students (the 17 mentioned above as well as others) to private scholarship opportunities. We've referred them to the extraordinary national college access organization Questbridge (and supporte