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$1,000 scholarship open to homeless students on Long Island

Interested students have until noon July 14, 2017,

Interested students have until noon July 14, 2017, to apply for the $1,000 Trade Winds Scholarship. Credit:

Long Island students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness can apply for a $1,000 Trade Winds Scholarship administered by Amityville-based Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.

Applicants must be current residents of Nassau or Suffolk counties (unless already enrolled in school elsewhere, with a previous residence in Nassau or Suffolk), and have attended elementary, middle and/or high school in either county. The student must be 16 to 25 years old by Oct. 20, 2017.

Applicants must enroll in a full-time licensed vocational or trade school program no later than fall 2018. Applications must be received by noon July 14. Packages must include the official application, letter(s) of recommendation, essay, school transcript or documentation of GED completion.

For an official scholarship application form or more information, call Ksusha Cascio at 631-464-4314, ext. 123, or visit

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