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


I am in a better position now than I was before thanks to the great help of Long Island Scholars, keeping me on track and helping me through my college process so far, and for that I thank my educational adviser Dr. Garrett. In the beginning of my senior year, I had a plan for college, but due to my financial and immigration issues, I knew it was going to be difficult to achieve my goals, attend college, and play football. Dr. Garrett really listened to my story, and now she is assisting me by reaching out to foundations other private sources of financial aid, and advising me how to work smarter. I recommend Long Island Scholars to any hard-working high school student who is struggling to find a better life and future.

Jorge R.

Glen Cove HS Class of 2020