JOHN POTTINGER GRANT
The John A. Pottinger Scholarship Fund was established in honor of former principal John A. Pottinger in 1996 through the efforts of 1980 graduate Sonya Williams and friends. Subsequently, it was decided by the executive body of the STETHS Alumni Association USA (NY Chapter) to make an annual grant instead of giving a multi-year scholarship award.
This year the St. Elizabeth Technical High School Alumni Association (USA) Inc will award a sum of US$3,000.00 to be split between six students.
Each grant is for one year only and no award recipient may reapply in a subsequent year. The award is to be used to assist the recipient with expenses during tenure at St. Elizabeth Technical High School. Students of all grades excluding the first grade are eligible to apply for this grant. The recipient must be in good standing in terms of decorum and must have achieved at least 75% overall class grade in the previous school year.
The STETHS Alumni Association (USA) Inc executive committee voted to establish the S.U. Watson Grant on March 8, 2018 in honor of former principal Samuel Uriah Watson, who passed away on August 21, 2017.
The student must be a member of the school’s Cadet Corp for at least two years, in good standing in terms of decorum and must have achieved at least 75% overall class grade in the school year. They must be nominated by their Commanding Officer or a senior ranking member of the unit.
The initial Award was made at the school’s graduating ceremony on Thursday, June 21st, 2019, in the amount of US $1,000, to be split between two students.
MentorIn is a program designed to provide a medium for students and recent alumni to reach out to a group of adults for guidance via group sessions, a hotline, and a WhatsApp group as well as social media. The MentorIn program will begin with St. Elizabeth Technical High School track athletes and gradually expand to students from the entire student population. It will start with a group of ten (10) students and expand to others as the program develops.