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$30,000 Gift Establishes Gardiner Foundation Town of Islip History Scholarship.The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has given a $30,000 gift to Suffolk County Community College to establish the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation Town of Islip History Scholarship. The scholarship will provide support for deserving Suffolk County Community College students who reside in the Town of Islip and study history. Three scholarships will be awarded each fall continuing through 2018, the Foundation and College announced today.
A $2,000 per year scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time Suffolk County Community College student pursuing an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science with a History emphasis or Liberal Arts and Sciences Adolescence Education History emphasis (Social Studies).
A committee of college officials will review applications and make final determinations on all awards.
“This is an exciting gift for Suffolk County Community College, one that will provide support and motivation for students who have an interest in studying history. We are very grateful to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. This scholarship demonstrates a commitment to mutually advancing the mission of Suffolk County Community College and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation by transforming our community through education; specifically in the area of history,” said Suffolk Community College Foundation Executive Director Rick Guarino.
"The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation is thrilled to support the academic pursuits of local, hard-working students who demonstrate interest in advancing the rich and varied history of Suffolk County," said Dr. Jennifer Attonito, president of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of New York State history, with an emphasis on Suffolk County. Robert David Lion Gardiner was, until his death in August 2004, the 16th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner’s Island, NY. The Foundation is inspired by Robert David Lion Gardiner’s personal passion for New York history.