On June 2, 2017 the Funds celebrated the 31st annual NYHTC & HANYC Scholarship Program Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. We shared this event with the Local 6 Division-A Scholarship Program, which celebrated its 16th year. The Harvard Club hosted the function in its beautifully appointed North and Biddle Banquet Room. Winners and their families were feted and commended and cheered and photographed throughout the joyous event.
Thirty-eight winners will receive their $8,000.00 grants in increments over the next four years. After completing the rigorous application process, finalists are interviewed by the full committee. Winners are chosen from that group based on their academic ability, financial need and future promise.
Congratulatory speeches were delivered by New York Hotel Trades Council President Peter Ward, Hotel Association of NYC, Inc. President Vijay Dandapani, and Employee Benefit Funds Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert H. Greenspan. They praised the parents and congratulated the winners. Larry Momo, Chairperson of the Awards Selection Committee announced each winner and outlined each one’s accomplishments and future plans.
The event concluded with a wonderful luncheon that honored the hard work of the parents, whose intense pride was apparent as they celebrated with their children. Needless to say, there was an air of great joy and celebration during the whole event.
We congratulate our 2017 winners and their parents on this well-earned scholarship. We look forward to corresponding with them over the next four years as we follow their progress and process their annual allotments.
Director of the Training & Scholarship Fund