NEW! Two ways to submit scholarship applications – online and mail-in submissions.

LI2DAY has awarded $258,000 in scholarships over the last 16 years!

The LI2Day Scholarship and the Maria A. Sciara Scholarship are administered by LI2DAYPlease note that if the student is a survivor of cancer, he/she is also eligible to apply for these scholarships. Pay careful attention to our eligibility requirements as indicated on the links below.

Eligibility requirements are as follows.

LI2Day Scholarship: This is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to 5 graduating seniors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The student must be a survivor of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers, or reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers, or have resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers.

Maria A. Sciara Scholarship: This is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to 3 graduating seniors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The student must be a survivor of any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers, or reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers, or have resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers. Those aspiring to become teachers will be given extra consideration for this scholarship but pursuing an education to become an educator IS NOT required to apply.

Applicants for either scholarship must reside in Nassau or Suffolk County.

  • The application and all accompanying materials must be submitted ONLINE or by mail. No incomplete applications will be considered.The due date applications is April 1, 2020. Mail-in applications post-marked by April 1st will be accepted. There will be no exceptions.

The awarding of these scholarships will be based on an evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Content and completeness of Application, including school, community, and outside activities
  • Quality and content of Personal Statement (this criteria is very important, 1-page or less)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • High School educational effort and definite plans for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Please read eligibility requirements carefully: 

Applicant must be:

  • A resident of Nassau or Suffolk County, New York
  • Enrolled in high school full-time
  • A graduating senior
  • Have applied and received acceptance to either a two- or four-year College or University
  • LI2DAY Scholarshipis a survivor of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers, reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancer or resided with a parent or guardian who passed from breast cancer and/or other women’s cancer.
  • Maria A. Sciara Scholarship: is a survivor of cancer other than breast cancer, reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of any cancer or resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from any cancer (other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancer)

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all items listed below are submitted by April 1, 2020 or post marked by April 1, 2020 and mailed to:

Jill Stone
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

• Completed application and personal statement (ONE PAGE OR LESS)
• One (1) letter of recommendation
• Copy of official high school transcript
• Proof of acceptance in educational program for 2020-2021 academic year
• Extracurricular typed written list

2019-2020 Scholarship Applications

Click here to Apply online for the LI2Day Scholarship

Click here to Apply online for the Maria A. Sciara Scholarship

Click the link to download application for the 2020 LI2DAY Scholarship Application

Click the link to download application for the 2020 The Maria A Application_rev

For questions about this scholarship, please e-mail scholarships@li2daywalk.org. Thank you for your continued interest in our scholarship program.

Congratulations to our 2019 LI2DAY Scholarship Recipients!

Michael Cunningham Riverhead High School
Amanda Doherty West Islip High School
Alexandra Dominguez Glen Cove High School
Bridget Flynn Commack High School
Brett Kerley Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School

Congratulations to our 2019 Maria A. Sciara Scholarship Recipients!
Andrew Granger Northport High School
Rosa Hamilton-Leak Bayport-Blue Point High School
James McDermott Smithtown High School East

The LI2DAY Scholarship Lunch is sponsored by Carrabba’s of Central Islip, Signature Bank and UPS.  Special thanks to Bill Shulman who donated his time to take pictures of all the recipients and their families.

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