The Whelan Foundation’s mission is to award grants to support the higher educational goals of its recipients. It is our goal to equalize opportunities for recipients on Long Island that are normally denied them because of cost. Award amount is up to $80,000 - $20,000 per year ($10,000 per semester) for up to four years. Students related to the Whelan family or any current board members are not eligible.
Students must be at least graduating high school seniors from Long Island who are enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college/university in the United States, or continuing education to pursue a degree in the field of special education, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or other behavioral-focused majors. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Students must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Students must maintain a full-time enrollment and be in good standing with their college to have the award renewed for the academic year.