Beyond The Boroughs :: National Scholarship Fund

Named Scholarship Opportunities

We’ve made it easy for you to establish scholarships in your own name or in honor of loved ones:

A scholarship is a great way to honor a mentor or a loved one. Beyond the Boroughs will be happy to earmark a scholarship commemorating a special person. With a maximum commitment of $20,000 or a minimum commitment of $4,000 over four years, we can offer a Beyond the Boroughs named scholarship. The donor can name specific attributes (such as gender, race, area of study, or geographic area), and we will be sure that a student possessing those qualifications receives a Beyond the Boroughs scholarship in the name designated by the donor.

Please contact us at 914-458-2926 if you are interested in creating a named scholarship.

Current Named Scholarships:

The Oscar de la Renta, Ltd. Award

Created by Oscar de la Renta Ltd. given to Mariadis Akinci at the University of Central Florida. The award provides Mariadis with funding for her college tuition and included an internship at the Oscar de la Renta, Ltd. offices in Manhattan.

To make a donation to the Oscar de la Renta, Ltd. Award please click HERE.

The Deon Grant Award

Created to honor Super Bowl Champion, New York Giant Deon Grant who is committed to serving youth and education. The recipient of the award is David Osayande who attends New York University.

To make a donation to the Deon Grant Award please click HERE.

The Adrienne Poulakakos Award

Created by Adrienne’s Helping Hand, a public charity that focuses on literacy and educational opportunities, to honor the late Adrienne Poulakakos. The award was given to Maria Sarantakis who is attending John Marshall Law School.

To make a donation to the Adrienne Poulakakos Award please click HERE.

The Do Right, Do Good Award

Created by author and entrepreneur, Jean Alerte to help deserving students attend college. Jean hopes to use his book, Do Right, Do Good to motivate students to attend college and follow their dreams. In order to qualify for the award students have to have a college acceptance letter and unmet financial need.

To make a donation to the Do Right, Do Good Award please click HERE.

The Elsie James Lyle Award

Created by Rachel Fleishman to honor her late grandmother, Elsie James Lyle. The scholarship award honors a strong-willed woman who lived out her life in Mississippi and Alabama.  Born in 1914, Ms. Lyle grew up in tough times.  Although she was a top student in high school, Ms. Lyle never had the opportunity to attend college because of her financial circumstances.  However, she used her keen intelligence and forceful personality to forge a successful career working for the U.S. government as a civilian contract specialist in the defense industry at a time when women rarely held such jobs.  After her retirement, Ms. Lyle taught painting and displayed her paintings at shows in the Birmingham area.  This scholarship seeks to honor Elsie James Lyle by giving a woman from Mississippi or Alabama financial assistance to attend college.

To make a donation to the Elsie James Lyle Award please  click HERE.

The Herb & Evelyn Goldstock Award

Created by the Goldstock family to honor the late Herb & Evelyn Goldstock. Recipients include

  • Amy Pruim at St. John’s University
  • Rahni Davis, New York University

To make a donation to the Herb & Evelyn Goldstock Award please click HERE.

The Francisco Blanco Award

Created to honor the late Francisco Blanco who was originally from Queens, New York and had a love of animals. The recipient of the award is Viviane Valdes who is attending Harvard University.

To make a donation to the Francisco Blanco Award please click HERE.

The HOPE Africa Award
Beyond the Boroughs partnered with HOPE Africa from 2012-2016 to provide scholarships and a broader structure: volunteer opportunities, internships and a network of people to help them create sustainable projects with the aim of establishing a continuing system of resources for future generations.

The Ben and Sarah Gibson Scholarship Award

Chef Richard Ingraham partnered with Beyond the Boroughs to create the Ben and Sarah Gibson Scholarship Award to help high school graduates attend culinary school. Recipients include:

  • Michael Gutierrez, Food and Finance High School in NY and Johnson and Wales University
  • Maverick Robinson, The Culinary Institute of NY

To make a donation to the Sarah Gibson Culinary Award please click HERE.

The Sylvia and Milton Friedman Award

Created by the Friedman family to honor the late Milton and Sylvia Stern Friedman. The Friedman and Stern families emigrated from Russia and Poland in the early 1900′s and settled in Columbia, South Carolina and the Bronx, New York, respectively. Milton and Sylvia were married in 1940 and raised their family in Miami, Florida, where Milton became a Circuit Court Judge and Sylvia an artist and homemaker. Along with their contemporaries, Milton and Sylvia helped Miami grow from a sleepy southern town to a sophisticated and modern metropolis. They left an indelible mark, and the Milton and Sylvia Friedman Scholarship Award honors them and their ideals. The Sylvia and Milton Friedman scholars will strive to continue a tradition of love of education, the arts, and service to the community. Recipients of this award include:

  • Gretchen Marichal, University of Central Florida
  • Kayla Saintagne, Marshall University

To make a donation to the Sylvia and Milton Friedman Award please click HERE.

The Music Stock Market Award

Presented by the Music Stock Market and Beyond the Boroughs, the Elevate Your Status Scholarship Award for $1,000 was awarded to James Correa who currently attends Florida State University.

The award was created to honor students who show that he or she is a true example of how one can rise above doubtful situations to become an example of academic and social achievements.

Beyond the Boroughs is happy to partner with the Music Stock Market to assist James pursue his education at Florida State University!

Beyond The Boroughs :: National Scholarship Fund