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SCO Youth Receive FPWA Scholarships

October 22, 2021 / Independent Youth News

Congratulations to Anastasia, Marvin, Kervin, and Sebastian, four of our fabulous youth in foster care, on receiving FPWA College Scholarships! They were each awarded $1,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. A virtual ceremony was held to recognize their academic achievements and present their awards. SCO’s Foster Care Education & Permanency staff helped them with the scholarship application process. Thank you, FPWA, for helping our youth pursue their dreams through higher education!

See Anastasia’s, Marvin’s, and Kervin’s scholarship acceptance speeches below.

My name is Anastasia. I attend Queens College and will be graduating May 2022. My goals consist of maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher, excelling in all my (ICE) student teaching courses, and making great connections while in my school placement with both staff and students. The ICE program not only challenges my social abilities, but also my ability to step in for the certified teacher that I will be working with. This learning experience will guide me on how to maintain a classroom. My biggest goal of all is to provide students in similar positions to how I was – within foster homes or any unengaged student- that they can and will prevail. Hope and support will be a gift I wish to bestow. I will use the FPWA scholarship for travel fare and for my certification exams. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, thank you very much.

I am Marvin, majoring in Business. I am currently a junior at York College. I was happy to learn that I was a recipient of the FPWA college scholarship. I thank you for your generous financial support towards my higher education. By awarding me the FPWA college scholarship, I will be able to focus on my education and put all my energy into doing well in my classes. Your generosity is allowing me to make my goals and dreams a reality. I hope, in turn, one day I’ll be able to give back and help other students achieve their goals.

My name is Kervin and I am honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the FPWA College Scholarship. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in funding the Scholarship. I am very honored to be the recipient of this award. I am currently a junior majoring in Business Sports Management at CUNY York College. I have completed credit hours by taking classes as a full-time student for the last two years. My goal is to own a soccer program where kids can develop their skills. While attending school, I have been involved with a program called Creativity Soccer Pro. We provide a program with soccer activities that are fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate for children to learn the game of soccer, interact with peers, and stimulate their movement and spatial awareness. Receiving this scholarship motivates me to maintain my GPA and complete my degree. I look forward to being able to give back to the community once I begin my career. I think you for your confidence and willingness to help me achieve my goals.




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