It's Always the Season for Thanks!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Posted by: Stacey Winter
In the spirit of the season, we asked our JFEW Scholars what they were thankful for, and here's what some had to say:
"I am thankful for Alyssa Schuck, our Program Advisor at Stern College. I'm thankful for the support JFEW has given that has allowed me to attend and graduate from Stern College, summa cum laude."
Yael Farzan, Stern College
"I'm thankful for my family--my husband who has been so understanding and patient and my parents and siblings who have been so encouraging and loving. I'm also thankful for straight A's on my midterms. It was not easy but I persevered!"
Beverley Khan, City Tech
"I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved in higher education where I am surrounded by like-minded people. And although I am in a difficult program I have had a strong educational background and an amazing support system encouraging me every step of the way!"
Jamie Bernstein, Stern College
"I am thankful for many things this year, including my Grandfather reaching the age of 90. He passed away last month, but I am thankful he had such a long life and that he passed so peacefully within the comfort of such a loving family like mine."
Andrene Wright, John Jay College
"I am a current recipient of the JFEW scholarship. I am thankful for being selected for this award. This scholarship has meant a lot to me in pursuing my study. I am thankful."
Myint Aye, City Tech
"This year, I'm especially thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way, some of which I couldn't have even imagined. Also I am thankful for my family and friends who support me in everything I do."
Dafna Meyers, Stern College
"I am thankful for all the incredible people in my life who have encouraged me to explore life beyond the borderlands."
Liner Nunez, John Jay College
"I am thankful this semester for being able to keep up with high grades. Happy Holidays!"
Tetyana Martsiyash, John Jay College
"Thank you JFEW for sponsoring the JFEW CUNY Service Corps experience. The JFEW Scholarship has allowed me to make greater impacts in my community, and for that, I am very grateful!"
Naomi Ducat, Queens College
"I'm thankful for alot of things this season. One of the things I'm so proud of is my RN license. I dedicate my success to my family and the amazing Mr. Stephen Soiffer (Special Assistant to the President), who has been an inspiring mentor and counselor and like a father and a great friend too. Thanks to him, I have my JFEW scholarship."
Bojkena Selmanaj, City Tech
"I am so thankful for all JFEW has done for me throughout college. JFEW enabled me to do research which I will be presenting in a few weeks at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and provided the conference sponsorship allowing me to attend. The mentoring we receive during the program is extremely helpful, and I feel lucky to be part of this wonderful group! Thank you for all you do. My college experience would truly not have been the same without JFEW."
Chavi Kaufman, Stern College
"I'm thankful that hard work pays off! ( I got an A on my history paper!)"
Ashley Dennis, Hunter College
”I'm thankful for the opportunity to continue my education as a graduate student and for all the academic success I accomplished in college! And of course I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends who support me through the good and bad.”
Shiny Sharma, John Jay College
“I’m thankful for getting to participate in the JFEW CUNY Summer Service Corps. My internship was a great opportunity and I thank JFEW for giving us this chance to work in the summer.”
Syeda Kabir, Lehman College
I am thankful for...family. Though we support each other throughout the year we only get to see each other certain times of the year and I cherish those times.
Nicole Ruiz, Hunter College
"As school soon comes to an end I am thankful for my education. I am thankful for my wonderful professors, inspiring classes and the library it has helped me begin."
Denise Zami, CLIP Fellow, Stern College
See more of what we are thankful for on our JFEW Facebook page!