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WHY WE ARE HERE

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We are located in Glen Cove, NY, one of the most diverse small cities in New York. Inspired by the potential we see in the young people here, we founded LIS in 2019 to help public school students in Glen Cove and all over Long Island realize their dreams. 

Potential

Public school students from modest backgrounds often have an incomplete understanding of the opportunities available to them, and difficulty accessing those opportunities even when they are aware of them. Yet such students are more likely to receive adequate financial aid and complete college successfully when they attend more selective institutions. Simply receiving help from experts in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) leads to increased enrollment and better financial aid packages. This is where Long Island Scholars comes in.

Preparation

Arriving on campus, students can sometimes feel overwhelmed, under-prepared, or alienated from college life. They may struggle with time management, priority-setting, planning, and other adult skills. Mentoring and training can equip students to manage the challenges of independence, college-level work, and campus life.

ABOUT US

LONG ISLAND SCHOLARS is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit in Glen Cove, NY, dedicated to leveling the college and career access playing fields for motivated, under-resourced public high school students on Long Island. LONG ISLAND SCHOLARS is a member of the Glen Cove, NY Chamber of Commerce.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Shawn Marie Garrett

Associate Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

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 15, grade 10, Glen Cove High School

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