Mercy College receives $1 million for scholarships

By Aleesia Forni

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Mercy College received a $1 million gift from the Give Something Back Foundation that will be used to fund scholarships that will enable 50 high school students to attend the college at no cost for tuition, fees and room and board.

“There are many dedicated and deserving students in New York who will have a much brighter future thanks to the help of this foundation, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming these students to Mercy College,” Mercy College President Tim Hall said.

Tim Hall
Tim Hall

The Give Something Back Foundation, a Lockport, Ill.-based organization founded by former CEO of Heartland Payment Systems Robert Carr, provides mentoring and scholarships to qualified students of modest means so they can attend college and graduate debt-free.

The organization will hold informational sessions in New York in order to identify eligible high school ninth graders as scholarship recipients. The selected students are provided with mentors who advise and help prepare the students to succeed in college. The first group of students could begin at Mercy College as soon as fall of 2020.

For more information about Give Something Back, visit giveback.ngo or email njinfo@GiveBack.ngo.

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Aleesia Forni
Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

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