On Memorial Day weekend in 1998, a drunk driving accident tragically killed one of our esteemed members. Joel was 35 years of age and was a highly regarded member of our industry and believed strongly in continuing education. An educational scholarship was established in his honor to assist a graduating high school senior in furthering his or her education. 

Award Criteria:

  • The nominee must be a student in good standing at a high school in Nassau, Queens, Kings or Richmond County.
  • The nominee must have an exemplary academic record. Please include a transcript.
  • The nominee must write an essay as noted on the application.

Big I Tri-County will award a $1,000 scholarship to the winning student in the graduating class of 2021. This award will be given in the form of a check mailed to the education institution/college selected by the winner, to be placed in the student’s account for educational needs.

To Apply:

  • Write an essay on the following:

How is Covid 19 impacting you now, and possibly your future, with respects to furthering your education?

  • Complete the online application.
  • You will need to provide the name of your guidance counselor.
  • A phone number for your guidance office must also be provided.
  • Upload your essay. (A pdf file is preferred)
  • Upload a copy of your transcripts signed by a school official. 

The application must be submitted online by April 22, 2021.