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FOC Receives Grants!

The Friends are proud of the support from the foundations whose links appear below. The capacity building grants they have awarded us will greatly help in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts

Parks & Trails New York

Upstate History Alliance

Click here to read the details of these grants

The Friends of Connetquot Scholarship

The Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve will be awarding one $500 Scholarship to a Junior or Senior student in a local Town of Islip High School. It is our desire to invest in the education of young people in our community as we aim to encourage them to value and help preserve Long Island’s open space, as well as its historic and cultural history.

Scholarship Winner and FOC President
Samantha Jaggi receiving their FOC scholarships from FOC President Ginny Fields.

Interested students are urged to apply but must follow the eligibility requirements:

  • The student must be a Town of Islip resident
  • The student must attend a local high school
  • The student must demonstrate a solid academic record
  • The student must embody community involvement and leadership

The student must submit an essay, not to exceed 1,000 words, focusing on the attributes of the Preserve to show an understanding of the importance of the Preserve. Suggested topics are Trout Lifecycle, Southside Sportsman’s Club, Historical Figures, the Grist Mill, Animal or Plant Life of the Preserve.

To apply, please fill out the application.  Send the application and essay by April 15th to::

Friends of Connetquot Scholarship Committee
Box 472
Oakdale, N. Y. 11769

Please contact us with any questions.

Final selection of the scholarshiprecipient will be made by the Friends of Connetquot Board of Directors based upon the recommendations of the Scholarship Committee and awarded on May 1, 2021.