The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2015 Fellowship Awardees:
Raquel Soto Lara completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Fordham University. Raquel believes that “ in becoming a social worker signifies the opportunity to further the ideals of a just and compassionate world by assisting individuals and communities to achieve their maximum potential and well- being.” She has done her field work at NEW – Nontraditional Employment for Women.
Maura Elizabeth Tyrrell pursuing a PhD in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior at State University of New York, University at Buffalo. She will be working on her dissertation research on male social relationships in wild crested macaques, a critical endangered monkey species in Indonesia. Maura hopes that this dissertation will impact the fields of anthropology and behavioral ecology.
The recipients are all tremendous academic students, who each will receive a $3000 Fellowship and will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express in Albany, New York.
Since June 1989, the NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) corporation has awarded 146 Fellowships ranging from $1000 to $1500 each to women enrolled in graduate study at New York State Colleges and Universities.
The Fellowship Selection Committee selected two Awardees from twenty –eight finalists. There was a wide range of graduate programs, colleges and universities in this year’s competition. The selection team was excited to see such a diverse tremendous assortment of candidates.
If interested, tax deductible contributions can be made payable and sent to NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. 124 Gateway Drive, Staten Island, New York 10304-4441. For more information on applying for further Fellowships contact Ramona Gallagher at MMistymo@aol.com or call (7160 882-7639
Web Site: http://www.gracelegendre.org