Friends of CRLS Presents $51,500 in
to the CRLS Class of 2019
Friends of CRLS presented $51,500 in the form of 40 College Scholarships to deserving, dedicated members of the CRLS Class of 2019 on Thursday, May 16 at CRLS’s Scholarship Night. These bright students are aspiring scientists, doctors, nurses, engineers, advocates, teachers, and more, ready to pursue degrees so they can make substantial differences in the world.
Additionally, we’ll be making installments to three recipients of multi-year scholarships who are currently attending college, for a 2019 total of $53,000.
Congratulations to our awardees and thank you to our generous donors and scholarship sponsors who made these awards possible!
Thank You to Our 2019 Scholarship Sponsors
Bayard McCoy Memorial Fund
Cambridge business community members
Family and friends of Calvin Hicks
Family, friends, colleagues, and patients of Dr. David A. Link
Family and friends of Rose & Victor Rifkin and their descendants
Juliette Kayyem & David Barron
Neil & Katie Rosenburg
Dr. Christopher Saheed
Mary Tavares Sutula & family
If you’re interested in establishing or sponsoring a college scholarship, please contact us.
Thank you to our Spring Raffle Prize Donors
Prizes will be mailed to winners in early June.
B Cummings Hair Salon
Bonny’s Garden Center
If you run a business in the Cambridge area and would like to donate a gift card/certificate as a raffle prize, please mail your donation to:
Friends of CRLS Raffle
P.O. Box 391541
Cambridge MA 02139
Your business’s name will be listed on our website,
in email blasts to ~6,000 contacts, and in our annual report. Thank you!
If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]focrls.org or 857-235-9290.
Thank You to Our Spring 2019 Bash Event Sponsors, Donors, Guests, Committee Members, Volunteers, Presenters, and Performers!
Our 2019 Spring Bash on February 28 celebrated another year of supporting student success and, even more importantly, raised funds to assist members of the CRLS Class of 2019 with college scholarships, grads with multi-year college scholarships, students with travel fellowships for upcoming CRLS trips to Japan and Greece & Italy, and CRLS faculty with grants for creative ways to enrich learning for students in grades 9-12.
Photos by Zora Neale Walton . Scroll down to see more photos below!
Extra Big Thanks to Our 2019 Spring Bash Event Sponsors:
Falcon Level: $10,000
Benefactor Level: $2,500
Co-Founder, Friends of CRLS
Champion Level: $1,000
Maria & Greg Jobin-Leeds
Supporter Level: $500
Tom & Nancy Akbari
Gerald & Kate Chertavian
Tracy & Bertil Jean-Chronberg
Jamie Ann Sabino & Richard B. Klibaner
Daniel Serfaty & Irene Mizrahi
3MJ Realty / Ten Essex, Central Square
Friends of CRLS 2019 Spring Bash
February 28 at Google, Kendall Square
Photos by Zora Neale Walton
Tweet from Mass. State Rep. Marjorie Decker
Photos courtesy of Rep. Decker’s office
Meet a Few of Our Many Highly Deserving Awardees
Student Travel Fellows
Lorra, Isaiah, Summia, and Reggie
in Ecuador, on a 2018 trip that included
the Galapagos Islands
Rakeyah (holding FOCRLS sign),
CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the
“100 by 100” Cambridge
Business Community STEAM Award
for Science, now studying at
UMass Amherst: “I want to become
a biotechnologist to have
experiences where I can not only satisfy
my great passion for science but also help
people be healthier and to find
breakthrough cures that will save lives.”
Lamisa, CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the
First Scholars Award and the
Dr. David A. Link Scholarship for the
Health Professions, now studying at
“I am now studying Neuroscience,
Computer Science, and Public Health
in hopes to find which one (or two!)
I enjoy best. I’m thankful for receiving these
scholarships and I am the happiest
I could be at Simmons.
Thomas, Class of 2018 awardee of the
Juliette Kayyem & David Barron Scholarship
for Children of First Responders — now
studying marine biology at the
University of Rhode Island —
and his family, including his dad, who,
before retiring, served as a
Cambridge police officer for 30 years
Xolotl, Class of 2018 awardee of the
CRLS Core Values Scholarship and the
Colonel & Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Memorial
Scholarship, whose “aspirations are to become
a professor who can write, teach, and research
about Latinx masculinity and gender, and the
unseen impact it has on people’s
everyday lives,” is now studying at