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August 5, 2013

SFC Receives Grant From Staples to Support Science Academy

Grant Support College’s Summer Science Academy

The Staples Foundation is supporting St. Francis College and its goal of encouraging education and careers in science with a grant for $2,000 to support the College’s Summer Science Academy.

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The Summer Science Academy, now in its 13th year, encourages high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in the sciences to continue to follow their passion into college and beyond. The Academy is a three week, full day science experience that immerses students in hands on activities and educational trips in the field to promote the benefits of pursuing academic studies in various science related fields.

“We are grateful to Staples for their support of the Summer Science Academy which helps promote the importance of science with the next generation of students,” said Chair of the St. Francis Department of Biology & Health Promotion Kathleen A. Nolan. “This intensive three week program has had an enormous impact on a number of students. We’re glad Staples is helping to keep the program alive.”

About Staples Community and Giving
Staples contributes to educational and youth-oriented community efforts, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples and Staples Foundation have helped more than 6,000 organizations in 2,000 communities across 27 countries. Community and Giving is also an integral component of Staples Soul, which recognizes the connection between long-term business success and the impact Staples has on associates, communities and the planet. For more information, visit

Attached photo: Students getting ready to kayak by Lower Manhattan as part of Summer Science Academy activities.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.


St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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