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Applications open for scholarship program

Jan 20, 2016 8:15 am

Casey Seiler is reporting at Capitol Confidential the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program will provide full scholarships to five incoming students in four-year programs within the state university system. The first scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming school year, and will cover all costs, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses. The program is named in honor the former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo who died at age 43 after being caught in gunfire in Brooklyn last fall. Carey grew up in public housing in the Bronx, and attended Harvard University and Harvard Law School. At the time of his death, he was first deputy counsel for Empire State Development Corp. The scholarships will be awarded to students, “who exemplify Carey’s commitment to social justice, leadership, and mentoring, as well as his personal story of succeeding academically despite having an economically disadvantaged background,” according to a release from the governor's office. Applications must be submitted by March 15. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.