April 25, 2006
Farmingdale State Student Awarded 100 Black Women Scholarship
On March 15, 2006 The Farmingdale Foundation and Alumni Association Student Scholarship Reception was held in Roosevelt Hall's Multipurpose Room at Farmingdale State University of New York. Over $76,000 worth of scholarship money was awarded to 48 students at the reception. Farmingdale State President Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter was pleased to announce that Essence McDonald of Amityville was this year's recipient of the 100 Black Women Scholarship.
Ms. McDonald, a graduate of Amityville Memorial High School, is a first year student studying Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter, founded in 1981, has always taken a leadership role in providing guidance to African-American women and girls through its Teen Leadership Institute/Youth Forum, Scholarship Program, Conferences and Seminars, as well as, through its recognition of international Trailblazers and local Unsung Heroines.