The Sylvia Elkin & Mildred Kwatinetz Scholarship

About This Scholarship

The scholarship was established by a Stuyvesant graduate from the Class of ’62 to honor the memory of two brilliant women and mothers – Sylvia Elkin and Mildred Kwatinetz – who were not able to go to college due to insufficient funds in their families beyond sending one boy to college.

This scholarship is designed for Stuyvesant students who are working during their high school tenure and maintaining academic excellence in their studies. The preferred candidate will exhibit a strong commitment to their community, and be a first-generation undergraduate.

Each year, a single student will be selected to receive an award of $12,000 (payable in installments of $3,000/yr over 4 years) to defray expenses for education.

Applicant Criteria

  • Candidate must exhibit excellence in their academics.
  • Candidate must hold a job outside of school that contributes to their family.
  • Candidate must be accepted to an accredited four-year college or university; and must be enrolled all four years to receive the award each year.

Please submit your application form via the website, and your addenda (see checklist), including essay question to [email protected].