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November 15, 2006

St. Francis Honors Scholarship Winners

Students Meet Their Benefactors

When a student receives a scholarship, many times the name attached is just a faceless person who is either being honored or contributed to the award. At St. Francis College on November 15 at 6:00pm, scholarship recipients and the benefactors who made the gifts possible will come together for an annual reception.

"The face to face conversation allows students to learn more about the people who are helping them get a quality education," said St. Francis President Frank Macchiarola. "Scholarships are a vital part of our educational mission. We owe a great debt to the people who have funded these scholarships. I don't want one student to miss out on a quality education because of money."

About 200 scholarship awardees, their families and the benefactors will attend the reception on the St. Francis College campus.

"My scholarship takes away so much of the pressure from going to college," said sophomore Amanda Gough, co-editor of the student newspaper, The Voice. "I can focus on my schoolwork and extra-curricular activities, and not have to worry about tuition bills each semester. And it's great to meet the people who gave me this opportunity."

St. Francis College has 180 fully and partially endowed scholarships. In addition, High School students with a 90 average plus an 1150 on their SATs are offered a full academic Presidential Scholarship.

The college recently completed a $40 million Campaign for Big Dreams which resulted in a new athletic center, a new Academic Center which features a state-of-the-art High-Definition TV studio, three-floor library, 'smart' classrooms and 90 seat theater. St. Francis has also begun offering a five year combined Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting and for the third straight year St. Francis College has been named one of the top comprehensive colleges in the north by U.S.News & World Report.

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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