Scholarships, Mini Grants, Author In Hand and September 11th Memorial Giving





Scholarships, Mini Grants, Author In Hand and September 11th Memorial Giving

Scholarships, Mini Grants, Author In Hand and September 11th Memorial Giving

  • The Ben & Bonnie Krupinski Memorial Scholarship

One $10,000 4 Year Scholarship awarded per calendar year to a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year college. $2,500 per year will be awarded to the student.

  • The Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski Women in Business Scholarship

A $2,500 Scholarship will be awarded to a female graduate planning to attend college to pursue a business path, be it academic, professional or entrepreneurial.

  • GEHEF Annual Book Scholarships

Each year GEHEF Awards Ten $500 Book Scholarships to graduating East Hampton High School students. Funds are used for college textbook purchases.

  • GEHEF Mini Grant Programing

The goal for our Mini-Grants Program is to promote and provide innovative educational opportunities for our students that are not currently possible or provided in our schools. GEHEF Mini-Grants have supported the following: Diversity -- social skills, Literacy programing, science & Technology -- Robotics, Social Media Safety, STEM, STEAM, Conservation, Gardening & Farming, Fine Arts -- Music, Photography, Animation and more.

  • Author-In-Hand Free Books for Students

Our Author in Hand program goal is to encourage reading by putting one enrichment book in every student's hand each spring. The program was started in 1992, supplying Town of East Hampton elementary and middle public school students with books. In 2009, Bridgehampton, Wainscott, and Sagaponack schools were added. In the past few years, Montauk and Springs schools were also included in this program.

The foundation will be supplying more than 2,500 students with books this coming school year with the average purchase price between six and eight dollars. The Scholastic Book Company has a special deal for us where we buy one book and get a book for free. We are hoping to raise $8,500 to cover the balance of the cost of the books.

In the past, we have had many generous local merchants and civic groups donate the funds to provide the students with a book. These donors have helped us purchase thousands of books. Since we have expanded to include more students, we need to appropriate more funds to make this project a success. Last year, we were not able to collect enough donations to support the entire program. We hope this project will be one you will be willing to support.

  • National September 11th Memorial & Museum Trip for 11th Graders

In May each year, all 11th grade East Hampton High School students will visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in a large part through a donation of $5,000 made by GEHEF. This museum documents and examines the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the events that preceded them, including the first attack on the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993, and exploring the continuing significance of Sept. 11, 2001.