Scholarship provided by Simon Youth Foundation
CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y. (Aug. 21, 2017) — Staff from Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a Simon Premium Outlet, honored a local college scholarship winner with a check presentation at the Outlets on Saturday, August 19.
The scholarship, valued at $10,000 over the course of four years, is provided by the Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that champions educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Each year, SYF awards a scholarship to a deserving student who lives within 50 miles of a Simon property.
The winner this year is Caraline McDonnell, a graduate of Carmel High School in Carmel. McDonnell is a Girl Scouts Gold Award winner, was on the varsity ski team and the president of the Book Club at her high school. She will be attending Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., in the fall and will pick a major when she arrives on campus.
McDonnell’s passions include reading, playing the piano, Irish Step Dance, singing and acting. She would like to pursue a career that involves working with children.
The next round of applications for SYF scholarships opened on August 15. Students can apply online by visiting syf.org/scholarships.
About Simon Youth Foundation
Simon Youth Foundation is a national nonprofit based in Indianapolis and is rated as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator. SYF exists to help at-risk students who are on the verge of dropping out of high school stay in school. Through 30 Simon Youth Academies in 12 states and Simon Youth Scholarships, SYF advocates, creates and initiates educational opportunities for students by creating learning environments primarily inside Simon malls. In partnership with local public schools, SYF has maintained a 90% graduation rate at its Academies since inception, graduated more than 14,000 students, and awarded more than $16 million in scholarships. Learn more at syf.org.
About Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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