Channel View Students Receive Huge College Incentive


Four Channel View School for Research students already have a good head start on paying for college. While in ninth grade last year, Lamech Shoy Nya Greene, Zenab Gabr and Sondra Skwora won $125K in college scholarships through the Give Back Foundation.

Students were selected based on a rigorous application process that included: meeting academic benchmarks of 85 percent or higher, participating in Advanced Placement courses, interviews, teacher recommendations and a community service requirement. The Give Back Foundation provides full tuition, fees, and room and board scholarships for Pell-eligible students to attend one of four partner colleges.

Give Back offers awardees who graduate from high school and who maintain at least a GPA of 3.0, a scholarship at Williamson School of the Trades, Mercy College, Queens College (CUNY), or Binghamton University (SUNY), for full tuition, fees, room and board for four years.

Awardees are required to participate in bi-monthly mentoring events throughout high school that are designed to prepare students for the rigors of college life. Channel View’s students recently attended their first mentoring event sponsored by the Give Back Foundation at the SUNY Welcome Center in Manhattan.

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