A brighter future for the next generation of community leaders

Many students have the qualifications and a genuine ambition to further their education, but don’t have the means. We believe that accessible education is crucial to the development of a better community.

It is through the generosity of local individuals, families, and businesses that we are able to offer more than 120 scholarship opportunities. We awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to 539 local students in 2019 alone through various scholarship funds administered by TFEC and through management agreements with the Samuel L. Abrams Foundation and the Leon Lowengard and Ray S. Shoemaker scholarships of BNY Mellon, N.A.

Whether honoring loved ones or providing for specific communities, each scholarship expresses a deep belief in the power of education to help today’s youth achieve their dreams.

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Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

"Our family decided that a good way to honor our son, Zachary, who we lost at 19 due to tragic circumstances, would be to establish a scholarship fund. We started the fund at TFEC for students who are adventurous in their musical journey, just as Zachary was."

Kirmi Espinal
Kirmi Espinal

"Receiving the scholarship money allows me to feel less stressed and I can focus more on my schoolwork."

Aunyae Cunningham, Scholarship Recipient
Aunyae Cunningham

"Receiving these scholarships helped me tremendously by relieving financial worries of how I was going to afford to stay in school."