Please note that 100% of donated funds go directly to Student Scholarships. Founders, Directors and Staff receive no compensation from the Foundation.
What the Viner Scholars are saying...
“I would like to express my gratitude for the Viner Scholarship, which has been a true blessing in my life. Thank you for believing in me and creating a springboard for me to grow and succeed. I'm so excited to strive every year to make this foundation proud. It's unbelievable how much a scholarship can impact your life with positive experiences, ranging from such dedicated staff, mentors, and friends. I am so thankful to be part of such a loving and giving community that the Viner scholarship surrounds itself with.”
- Natalia Leal
Class of 2019
Eda & I have been very involved in scholarship programs for college students at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University and wanted to target the best and brightest students in our own community who have a real need for financial assistance. We spent one year researching what a successful scholarship program looks like and found that one factor was to have a strong Mentoring Program as a key component. The research indicated that mentored college students have better academic performance and higher retention rates (rates of staying in school) than college students without mentors. Our mentors are trained and prepared to give young people the tools and support they need to deal effectively with personal and social pressures as well.