Cuomo announces 2018 Carey Gabay Scholarship Program winners

AmNews Staff Reports | 9/6/2018, 6:28 p.m.
Five outstanding students from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive full scholarships to SUNY colleges.
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Mina will attend SUNY Albany.

Zarah Glaze-Williams—Bronx

Zarah’s strong work ethic and commitment to community were instilled in her by her family, including multiple family members in the teaching and nursing professions. Zarah was active in Model U.N. throughout high school. During college, she is interested in coursework in anthropology, archaeology and international studies. Zarah has a genuine passion to work toward social justice, and would like to pursue a career that would allow her to travel the world and study its cultures.

Zarah will attend SUNY Oswego.

Joselyn Garcia—Brooklyn

Joselyn has overcome incredible challenges in her life. When she was only 7 years old, her mother was murdered by her fiancé. She grew up in public housing in Brooklyn. While in high school, she managed her studies and extracurricular activities while also holding two part-time jobs outside of school. She has an interest in a career in criminal law, with the goal of a career in public service.

Joselyn will attend SUNY Albany.

Daniella Levanti—Massapequa

Daniella has overcome various housing and family health challenges, while maintaining a positive attitude and throwing herself into her studies. She has participated in Key Club, student council and multiple honor societies, as well as holding outside employment since she turned 15. She will be the first in her family to go to college. She is interested in a career that will allow her to give back to the community, particularly those who do not have family or other supports.

Daniella will attend FIT.