The David Aronow Foundation gifts CCNY $75,000 for fellowship stipends

The David Aronow Foundation is partnering, once again, with The City College of New York for a fellowship named after the Class of 1913 alumnus, David Aronow. The David Aronow Fellowship at City College will provide a $3000 stipend to students with unpaid internships.

Aronow was the youngest of five surviving children in an immigrant family, and the only member of his generation to have the chance to go to college: City College. He founded his foundation in 1947, and it has contributed to educational, humanitarian, cultural and scientific causes for over seven decades

"We at The David Aronow Foundation trust that the DA fellowship establishes David Aronow's gratitude to CCNY and that it provides a critical link between higher education and professional experience and aspirations,” said Vida Leong, president of The David Aronow Foundation.

The gift, totaling $75,000, will continue to support the completion of internships by CCNY students. The Aronow Foundation’s existing partnership provides annual stipend awards to CCNY students through the college’s Career & Professional Development Institute.

“The Aronow Family has been committed, for generations, to the mission of City College, starting with the naming of the Aronow Theater,” said Dee Dee Mozeleski, vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications, and External Relations, executive director of the Foundation for City College and senior advisor to the president. “We are fortunate to continue this relationship with the Foundation and its members and believe that the work we do together today is a direct reflection of David Aronow’s belief in the social mobility impact City College has always had on our students and their futures.” 

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