Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
HSS Youth Scholarship
Henry Street Settlement (HSS) awards scholarships to current and former participants of Henry Street programs who will be attending college as an undergraduate, including the Abrons/Aranow Youth Scholarship, through the generosity of the Abrons/Aranow Scholarship Fund.
Award money to youth participants of Henry Street Settlement programs can be used for tuition, books, and other school-related expenses. By providing financial assistance for higher education, Henry Street Settlement aims to support the growth and continued success of our program participants through college and beyond.
The Abrons/Aranow Scholarship Fund
The Abrons/Aranow Scholarship Fund was established as an endowed fund in 1995 by the “younger generation” of the Abrons and Aranow families to honor their parents, Herbert Abrons, Rita Abrons Aranow and Richard Abrons, the children of Louis and Anne Abrons, lifelong supporters of the Settlement. Louis Abrons came to New York from Russia in 1890 at the age of six. Anne Schroeder Abrons was one of five children born on the Lower East Side to a mother who was widowed at a young age. Both Louis and Anne were active members of Henry Street Settlement; Louis was a member of boys clubs and attended Camp Henry, and Anne was a member of the Homemakers Club. They met at a Settlement dance and married several years later. Louis became a prominent builder in New York City, and though he and Anne moved to New Rochelle, N.Y., they remained devoted to Henry Street and the people it served. Their sons Herbert and Richard served on the Board of Directors, as did Anne’s brother, Hyman Schroeder. Herber’s daughter, Anne, joined the Board in 2003. The Abrons/Aranow Scholarship is the grandchildren’s way of saying “thank you” to their parents and grandparents and Henry Street Settlement.
The Bloom-Margolies Scholarship Fund
The Bloom-Margolies Scholarship Fund in Memory of Sylvia Bloom Margolies, Raymond Margolies and Ruth Bloom to support Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success Program was established in 2018 after an extraordinary $6.24 million gift from the estate of Sylvia Bloom, a legal secretary for 67 years who amassed her fortune by purchasing the same stocks her boss did when she first began her career at Cleary Gottlieb. Jane Lockshin, treasurer of the Henry Street Board and executor of her Aunt Sylvia’s estate, directed the donation to Expanded Horizons to fulfill her aunt’s wish to help low-income student access higher education. Because of the size of the gift, the Settlement created an endowment, so that the interest can provide scholarships in perpetuity. The Fund was established in memory of Sylvia Bloom-Margolies, her husband Raymond Margolies and her sister Ruth Bloom. Please read about Sylvia Bloom’s life and legacy here.
The Bernard Tannenbaum Memorial Scholarship
The Bernard Tannenbaum Memorial Scholarship enables promising and ambitious students to pursue their dreams of higher education at the college or university of their choice. The scholarship provides four years of significant support throughout undergraduate study to six talented students, greatly reducing each scholarship recipients’ student debt burdens, and preparing them for a lifetime of increased opportunities. The Bernard Tannenbaum Memorial Scholarship is made possible with generous lead support from Jeff and Nisa Tannenbaum, with additional contributions by the Fredman Family Foundation and D. Lifhsitz.
The Sobie Family Scholarship Fund
The Sobie Family Scholarship Fund provides two years of meaningful support to dedicated Henry Street students to help them achieve their dreams and ease the financial burden of pursuing a college education outside of New York City. This vital support helps our young people as they work diligently towards higher education, employment and a more stable future on their journey to adulthood. The Sobie Family Scholarship Fund is made possible with the generous support of Roxana and Bob Tetenbaum.