During her life, Adrienne Owen was passionate about the arts. First as a sculptor, later as an Art Therapist and lastly as a board member and patron to performing arts institutions. In keeping with this spirit, The Adrienne Owen Family Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial aid for a Friends Seminary student who is interested in and/or gifted in the performing or visual arts.
For 47 years, Cella Irvine ’75 was an integral and vital member of the Friends Seminary community as an aluma, parent of two "lifers", and member of the Board of Trustees. Upon Cella's passing in 2016, her family asked for gifts to be directed to Friends. The outpouring of support from her classmates and wider network of family, friends and colleagues established The Cella Irvine ‘75 Memorial Fund which will provide, in perpetuity, financial aid to a young woman of color. The Fund celebrates her legacy both as a champion of women’s leadership and as a dedicated member of the Friends community.
Class of 2014 Endowed Fund for Financial Aid for the Children of Faculty and Staff
One of Friends Seminary’s greatest commitments is to its greatest resource—the dedicated teachers and staff. The Class of 2014 Endowed Fund for Financial Aid for the Children of Faculty and Staff strengthens support for faculty and staff by helping to ensure that their children have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary Friends Seminary education.
Class of 2021 Financial Aid Endowment
This endowment will provide for a partial tuition award for one student per year, in perpetuity. Class of 2022 Financial Aid Endowment
This endowment will provide for a partial tuition award for one student of color per year, in perpetuity. Davis Family Scholarship Fund
This endowed fund, established by JoAnne and Malcolm Davis, parents of Stephanie Davis Hazelkorn '94 and Brian Davis ’97, supports a Friends Seminary student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.Donald Bender Memorial Fund
Dolores M. Hoelle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Dolores M. Hoelle, a neighbor of Friends Seminary, to be used to provide financial aid to a Friends Seminary student.
Established in memory of Donald Bender, beloved member of Friends Seminary's Music Department, to benefit financial aid. Donna Franca Ottolenghi '68 Scholarship Fund
This endowed fund was established to honor the memory of Donna, whose passion for learning, and compassion for humanity, will continue to inspire all those whose lives she touched. The fund supports a Friends Seminary student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Earle L. Hunter Scholarship Fund
The Earle L. Hunter Scholarship Fund was established in 1972 by the Friends Seminary Alumni Association in honor of Dr. Hunter who retired that year as Head of the Upper School. The income from this fund would provide financial aid to students requiring financial assistance with a preference for children of Friends Seminary alumni. Elaine Wingate Conway '52 Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Elaine Wingate Conway ’52 for tuition aid for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students.
Endowment for the Education of Quaker Children
In 2012, the Friends Seminary School Committee established a fund to ensure that children of Quaker families admitted to the School are supported financially so that they may benefit from an education at Friends Seminary. Ernst Scholarship for Students of the Americas
Established by Margot and John L. Ernst, parents of Jessica Ernst '00 and grandparents of Jonah Ernest '13 and Odessa Ernst '17, to provide financial aid for a student whose ethnic heritage includes indigenous people from the Americas. Friends Celebrating Families Endowed Fund for Financial Aid
Established through the generosity of Friends parents during the 2010 Auction, Friends Celebrating Families provides a corpus of financial aid funds for families in need.Gibbs Family Scholarship Fund
Established by Janet, Howard, Nancy '78 and Christopher '76 Gibbs, this endowed fund supports financial aid to a deserving Friends Seminary student. Gilmore Fund for Quakers
This fund provides financial aid for Quaker students. Gordon A. Rich '75 Scholarship Fund
Established in Gordon's memory by his family, friends, teachers and colleagues, this fund provides financial aid for a student of color enrolled at Friends Seminary in Grades 7-12.
Healey Endowed Financial Aid Fund
Established in 2009 by Joseph P. Healey, this fund provides financial resources to students who would not otherwise be able to benefit from the outstanding education at Friends Seminary.Helena Rubenstein Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed fund provides financial assistance for female students of color.Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by their daughters, Marjorie Kaplan '72 and Sue Kaplan '74 to honor and recognize the influence and legacy of their parents, Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan, for their lifelong commitment to education and to service. Henry Lee '43 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by friends and family of Henry Lee '43 in his memory, this fund provides aid for Asian-American students.
The Integrity, Peace and Community Financial Aid Endowed Fund
The Integrity, Peace and Community Financial Aid Endowed Fund has been established by a Friends Seminary Quaker family to honor Pamela Wood (el-Okdah), upon her retirement after 30 years of service to the School, not only for her vision and wisdom as Middle School Head but also as a prominent member of the Morningside Meeting who taught and lived Quaker values at Friends. Irina Hon '13 Memorial Financial Aid Fund
The Integrity, Peace and Community Financial Aid Endowed Fund provides a financial aid award to a student at Friends Seminary who is a Middle or Upper School student for whom the Principal deems there is a financial need and one who demonstrates the Quaker values of Peace, Integrity and Community through his/her studies, activities and general conduct.
The Irina Hon ’13 Memorial Financial Aid Fund was established by the students of the Class of 2013 and their families to honor the memory of their classmate Irina Hon (1995-2010), who wished to be remembered for her smile and laughter. A financial aid award will be made annually to an immigrant or first generation student with demonstrated financial need.Jane Suntken Scholarship Fund
Established in recognition of Jane's 29 years of outstanding teaching and devotion to students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1, as well as her many years of work in Admissions, this fund provides financial aid for qualified Lower School students. Jeanne McAlister Griffiths ’75 Endowed Fund for Financial Aid
The Jeanne McAlister Griffiths ’75 Endowed Fund for Financial Aid was established by Irma Hilton, Deborah McAlister Jones ’78 and Elizabeth Hilton Segel ’88 to honor the memory of their daughter and sister Jeanne McAlister Griffiths ’75 (1963- 2013), who brought light and life to her classmates, family and friends. A financial aid award will be made annually to a student with demonstrated financial need. John "Pablo" Jakobson '81 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by his father, other members of his family, and friends to honor and memorialize his short life, this fund provides financial assistance to a student with demonstrated need who has interest and talent in music or the performing arts.
Jonathan L. Cohen Goldman Sachs Gives Endowment for Financial Aid
Established by Nathalie and Pablo Salame to honor Jonathan Cohen who served as a trustee of Friends Seminary, this fund provides financial aid for a qualified student.
Joyce G. McCray Fund
This endowed fund was created to honor Joyce G. McCray, who served as Friends Seminary Principal between 1977-1989. The income from this fund is used for financial aid. Light the Future - Endowment for Financial Aid
This fund provides tuition aid to deserving students.Lower Eastside E.E. Ford Scholarship FundMarga and Samuel P. Hirst Scholarship Fund
Established in honor of Marga and Samuel Hirst, parents of David ’75 and Michael ’76, this fund provides tuition assistance for a qualified student demonstrating financial need. Morris and Alma Schapiro Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship provides financial aid for an Upper School student with interest and talent in the arts. Opening Way Fund
This endowed fund provides a financial aid for a student of color who otherwise would not be able to afford a Friends Seminary education. The goal is to provide the fullest possible experience for a student, hoping someone entering in kindergarten will re main through Grade 12 and enjoy this unique experience as a "lifer." The Paluszek Family Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Stephen Paluszek and Violeta DelaCruz-Paluszek, this endowment provides financial aid funds to qualified students who would otherwise not be able to attend Friends Seminary.Reader's Digest Scholarship Fund
This endowment provides partial scholarships to academically qualified students.
Richard Wong Family Education Fund
This endowed fund was established in 2005 by Richard and Mae Wong, parents of Boji Wong ’92 and Richard T. Wong ’98 to attract a greater number of students of Chinese ancestry to the School, which will provide outstanding educational experiences, access to enriching opportunities and a foundation to achieve lifelong success. The fund was later renamed the Richard Wong Family Education Fund in honor of their father who dedicated his life to advancing the lives and rights of Chinese Americans and recognized the power and importance of education.
Salame Family Goldman Sachs Gives Endowment for Financial Aid
This fund was established by Nathalie and Pablo Salame to provide financial aid for a qualified student who would enrich the Friends community.
Sandra Jelin Plouffe '93 Memorial Fund for Financial Aid
This fund was established in 2019 in memory of Friends alumna and parent Sandra Jelin Plouffe '93 by her family and friends. This fund will provide financial aid to students with a preference for recipients who join the School in Grade 7 and who come to Friends Seminary through a program such as Prep for Prep that identifies promising students who would benefit from an independent school.
Sheri Powers '79 Scholarship Fund for African-American Students of Promise
This endowed fund was established by Sheri Powers ’79 to recognize and support African American students of promise.
Sidney D. Weisner Scholarship Fund
Established by his family, this fund supports an Upper School student who seems likely to make a contribution to the community.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Fund
This fund provides tuition assistance to students of color in Grades K-6 from the Lower East Side in search of excellence and intellectual pursuit.