Scholarship Foundation/Scholarship Recipients
The East Williston Teachers' Association Scholarship Foundation offers, each year, a four year scholarship to a graduating senior at The Wheatley School who intends to pursue a career as a public school teacher. This $10,000 scholarship is awarded to the candidate who best demonstrates those qualities of character and mind we would hope to find in a future colleague. To be eligible as a candidate, a young man or woman must have earned a superior academic record and be recommended by faculty members . In addition, a candidate must submit an original essay setting forth the reasons for his or her desire to be a teacher.
The scholarship is awarded during the Wheatley Commencement ceremony and has been every year that there has been an eligible candidate since 1983. Originally the award was made by the East Williston Teachers' Association. In 1996, the Foundation was formed and granted recognition by state and federal governments as a 501(c)(3) entity. As a result, all contributions to the Scholarship Foundation are tax-deductible.
In 2008 the East Williston Teachers' Association Scholarship was renamed the David K. Israel Scholarship in recognition of founding Trustee and long time EWTA President, David K. Israel.
The goal of the Foundation is to broaden the base of support for the scholarship, build a sustaining endowment, and substantially increase the amount of the annual award.
Contributions to the Foundation may be made to:
EWTA Scholarship Foundation
c/o The Wheatley School
11 Bacon Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568