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Mission Moment Scholarship Fund

Persuing an Education During the Plight of a World Pandemic
2020 Bringing Unforeseen Challenges for Our Youth Scholars

We may not be able to meet in person for our annual breakfast to honor and recognize these scholars this June, but let's take the money we would have spent on pancakes and help students buy the computers, books and everyday items they need to successfully in a dramatically altered educational environment.

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You can also text to donate by texting "FCAScholar" to 44321!

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, local colleges and vocational schools have moved their classes online. FCA is working with local students to adapt, persevere and exceed their biggest dreams in the most difficult of times. Just as they have not wavered in their efforts to accomplish their academic goals, we must not waver in our efforts to support them.

We may not be able to get together for our Scholarship Breakfast, but we remain unified in our commitment and vision. Please donate to our Scholarship Fund campaign today!

The academic landscape has changed dramatically, especially for those who were already facing financial hardships, barriers to education and uncertain futures. With your help, FCA can help our at-risk youth maintain their momentum as they return to school this fall.

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Do your part in building bright futures.

Our Program
Over the last 35 years, FCA has provided more than $1.2 million in scholarships to Long Island's young students in need. The Fund helps support the aspirations of at-risk youth who wish to pursue higher education despite years of struggle with homelessness, foster care or other obstacles.

Scholarship Fund Reception
Each year, a special reception is held to celebrate the outstanding efforts of our talented students and the continued dedication of FCA staff and donors.  

One of the unique facets of the reception is the interaction between donors and scholarship recipients, who sit together and share in the event’s festivities. This event offers students a rare opportunity to mingle with professionals who may be able to guide them in their future careers.

Although we can not meet in person this year due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, we are still continuing our efforts as mentioned above and look forward to the next time we can meet with our scholars and their donors.

Did You Know?
A child’s ability to learn is negatively affected by family stress, particularly stress resulting from poverty and unemployment, according to studies such as “Teaching Science and Mathematics to At-Risk Students” (ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, NY, NY).

Become a Scholarship Fund Sponsor
Help transform a life.

To support our Scholarship Fund or to become a named sponsor, contact:

Marisa Paladino, Special Events Coordinator
Call: (516) 746-0350
Email: mpaladino@FCALI.org