Through our partnership with Eastern Connecticut State University, the Ezequiel Santiago Fund, the Colon Family Foundation, Notre Dame High School of Fairfield and Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, BCYL students have received over $930,000 in scholarships since 2009. An annual graduation celebration takes place in June for the college scholarship recipients.
Caribe Scholarship Fund has awarded 36 Caribe scholars more than $650,000 to attend the University of Bridgeport, Easter CT State University or BCYL students’ College of Choice. Seven of the Eleven college graduates are first time graduates in their family! BCYL youth are consistently demonstrating their greatness when the proper environment, resources and opportunities are provided to them.
37 Caribe Scholars have received $280,000 through the Russell Colon High School Scholarship. 100% of the Russell Colon High School Scholarship recipients are enrolling into college upon graduating from high school.