The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration is pleased to offer an annual STEM Scholarship in memory of James Fabian, Esq., former President of The Eye-Bank in the amount of $3,000.
Mr. Fabian was a highly-esteemed and dedicated member of The Eye-Bank’s Board of Directors for a total of 18 years, first as a Director, then serving as an officer until becoming President in 2015, a position he held until his passing in 2020. Throughout his tenure on the Board, he generously contributed his expertise toward guiding and supporting The Eye-Bank and its mission of providing individuals with the beautiful gift of sight through eye donation.
The Eye-Bank together with the Fabian family commemorate his enduring legacy with the following STEM Scholarship to help a qualified student pursue higher education in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics – fields that Mr. Fabian considered essential to the advancement and benefit of today’s society.
The STEM field is any discipline pertaining to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This includes, but is not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geology, mathematics and physics.
EYE-BANK STEM SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
To apply, students must meet all of the following requirements:
- Reside within The Eye-Bank’s service area: New York City, Long Island, and the lower Hudson Valley (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange Counties).
- Be a student no more than 25 years of age who is accepted to, or enrolled in a STEM undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university for the current academic year at the time of application deadline
- Complete the online Stem Scholarship Application by May 15, 2021.
- Use the scholarship award for continuing education at an accredited university, college, trade or technical school certificate program.
- Provide two letters of reference from current school (high school or college)
- Provide either a current official transcript and/or acceptance letter from the college, university or trade/technical school the applicant plans to attend.
- Research and propose a method in which an area within STEM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics—when applied might help to increase the number of eye, organ and/or tissue donations provided so that an increased number of individuals waiting for sight and life-saving transplants might receive them.
- Submit your paper/proposal in 3-4 typewritten pages, doubled-spaced (1,000 words), describing the method identified in item number 7. Include footnotes and bibliography. *
- Application forms together with required documents must be submitted online at www.eyedonation.org/scholarship/stem by May 15, 2021.
Applicants may contact The Eye-Bank in advance for more information or to request a list of resources. Please contact Marilyn Oliver, firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 742-9000.
We look forward to receiving your applications.