The Ron Black Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 1995, The Ron Black Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Project Founder Willie Reale as a means of lending one last helping hand as the children step out into a larger world. The Fund gives small grants to any Project child who is going on to continue their education beyond high school, and to any returning student who has maintained a 3.0 GPA. An endowment for the Fund was begun in 2000 through a grant by the CAP Foundation and from Lloyd’s Bank.
The Henry and Gloria Jacobs Scholarship
An annual partial scholarship of $20,000 to the University of Michigan for qualified alumni of New York’s The 52nd Street Project. The Henry and Gloria Jacobs Scholarship at Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts will support qualified undergraduate students who demonstrate high academic merit and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded with a preference to qualified alumni of The 52nd Street Project. If no such student is available, the scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student from New York City.
Henry and Gloria Jacobs are Holocaust survivors who came to the United States as refugees, yet had high hopes and dreams for their family. Through hard work and perseverance, they were able to send their son to one of the country’s premier universities, the University of Michigan. Today, Sy Jacobs, their son, thanks and honors his parents with this scholarship, in the hopes of helping someone of limited means get the same great education.