FIRST UP ON THE HIT PARADE ARE THE FEMALE GRANTS. EACH YOUNG LADY GETS $200.00 FOR THEIR EDUCATION-
"Hello, my name is Mia J. Klammer, I am 13 years old and I recently moved up from Mahopac Middle School in Mahopac, N.Y. I will be attending Mahopac High School in the Fall of 2017. In this past school year, I ran modified cross country, Varsity track, played CYO basketball for St. John's the Evangelist Church, where we won the WPCYO league. I also, enjoy playing soccer and I was the only girl on Mahopac Legacy U-15 team. I also, play with my older sister Katrina (2015 recipient of the Steuben Award) on the Mahopac Elite U-18 team. I began my first year of German this past school and was intrigued by the course and can not wait to continue learning about my culture. I was awarded the Jenna S. Nolan award by the Middle School administration, faculty, and staff as well as a Certificate of Recognition for Excellent Character I would like to thank my parents Nicole and Peter for entering me. I would like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association for this scholarship grant and am happy to keep the Klammer Family tradition alive! Sincerely,
Mia J. Klammer"
(a tradition that goes back well over 4 decades, Thank You, Mia!)
Here is Emily's Bio and Thank You:
"I would like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association for this generous scholarship. It is an honor to receive it.
I just finished 8th grade at the East Islip Middle School and will be entering the 9th grade at the East Islip High School in the fall of 2017. In addition to being a member of the Tri-M Honor Society, I am a member of the Broadway Dance Theater Dance Team and regularly perform in musicals at the Bayway Arts Center. This past year at the East Middle School, I received a special award for maintaining a GPA over 95 for each quarter in the middle school. I am looking forward to starting high school in the fall.
Thank You for this award. Sincerely, Emily Rottkamp." (looks like there is no limit for Emily...)
"Hello, my name is Charles Archul. I would like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association for awarding me with a kind scholarship.
I have just finished Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack, NY. I have had successful seasons playing on my middle school soccer team in 7th and 8th grade and also on my school's baseball team in 8th grade. I enjoyed building friendships and growing through my middle school years. I am proud of my German Heritage and the fact that I had the opportunity to visit Germany in 2014. My family and I visited the town that my "Opa", lived in prior to coming to the United States. As a German-American I continue to learn more about my heritage everyday.
Finally, I would like to thank my parents for everything they do for me going above and beyond each day. I'm excited for my high school experience. Again, a big thank you to the FDNY Steuben Association for my award, it is very much appreciated.
(it's our pleasure, Charles)
"I would like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association for awarding me such a generous scholarship, it truly means a lot. I have just finished my Junior High years at Floral Park Memorial and in the fall I will be attending Chaminade High School. This year I made and maintained the High-Honor Roll throughout the entire school year while receiving outstanding achievement in Social Studies and Technology. I also participated in JH lacrosse and basketball for Floral Park Memorial. Outside of school, I played CYO basketball for my parish as well as a travel lacrosse team.
I am looking forward to the future that lies ahead and what it has in store. I would once again like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association as well as my great parents. They have always been there for me, especially my Dad, Michael, who is currently a Captain in the FDNY.
(very well said, Thomas)
In all eleven scholarships were awarded totaling $4,200.00
Our Scholarship Awards program continues to expand
and we thank all who have contributed to this noble cause. Our successful fund raisers throughout the year
continue to prosper,
making it possible to support our future apprentices.
See Below the Last Two Year's of Our Past Scholarship and Grants Winners:
Nicole Marie Messemer
Thomas Van Wallendael