Past Features

May 4, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 8)

St. George's Scholarships Benefit Lehman Students

St. George's Society scholarship recipients with His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, the Society's Royal Patron, and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester at the October 2008 scholarship luncheon.
St. George's Society scholarship recipients with His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, the Society's Royal Patron, and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester at the October 2008 scholarship luncheon.

For the second consecutive year, the St. George's Society of New York has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to Lehman students of British and British Commonwealth origin.

All of the students who have received the scholarship have maintained excellent academic standing and have completed three years of study at Lehman. "The Society's scholarships are vital to the future of these students," said Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández. "Their stories are part of the proud mission of The City University of New York to provide access to excellence for those who come here in search of freedom and opportunity." Close to 1,000 Lehman students are of Commonwealth or British origin.

The St. George's Society of New York is a charitable organization as well as a fellowship society that was founded in 1770 by English settlers for the purpose of offering "advice and relief" to fellow Englishmen in need or distress.

To view a video highlight the personal success stories of four recent scholarship recipients, click on the link below.

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