The Hispanic Coalition NY is proud to honor the memory of our late Board Chairman by establishing The Nathan Lebrón Scholarship. Mr. Lebrón dedicated his life to helping young students attend and graduate college. He believed college is the key to ending poverty and achieving the American Dream.
Nathan Lebrón was born into poverty in NYC and after surviving cancer as a teenager realized his dream of a college education when he attended the University at Albany. He graduated with a BA in Computer Science and later graduated from Harvard University with Masters in Information Technology. He passed away on July 19, 2016 at the age of 45 due to complications from the late-onset effects of radiation exposure during his successful fight against spinal cancer as a teenager.
Mr. Lebrón became the Chairman of the Board for The Hispanic Coalition NY shortly after being recognized as one of NY’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in 2011 In 2015 Mr. Lebrón began The Lebrón Group LLC Scholarship, which recognized students who have excelled academically in high school.
In his 2015 press release, Mr. Lebrón stated that “These students demonstrate through their diligence and dedication that success can be attainable by anyone. The Lebrón Group wish them great success and expect wonderful things from them in the future.”
The Hispanic Coalition NY is committed to continuing his efforts to support students entering college.
The 2015 scholarship recipients were:
Michaela Tuzzolo, Albany High School - The College of St. Rose.
Jennifer Juarez, Niskayuna High School - The University of Delaware
Samantha Figueroa, Albany High School - Hudson Valley Community College
Jazze Lewis, Schenectady High School - The College of St. Rose
The Lebrón Group LLC was a technology consulting firm formed in 2011 by Nathan Lebrón. It provided information technology services to private firms, nonprofits, state and federal government entities.
The Nathan Lebrón Scholarship Committee and Review Criteria
The Nathan Lebrón Scholarship recognizes students who have excelled academically and will be attending college. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, whose members will be comprised of various individuals including Hispanic Coalition NY Rising Stars.
Applicants must resident in New York State, be matriculated in an accredited New York Higher Education Institution, and have excelled academically in order to be considered.
Must be of Hispanic Heritage.
Graduating High School Senior.
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or 85 and above).
Demonstrate good character and academic achievement.
Be currently active in community service.
Enroll in an accredited university during the FALL.
Demonstrate Financial need.
Must be present to receive award during the Annual Rising Stars Awards held in October during Hispanic Heritage Month in Albany.
Applications MUST be submitted via HispCoalitionNY website.