Governor Cuomo Announces Carey Gabay Scholarship Program Winners

Five Outstanding Students From Disadvantaged Backgrounds Receive Full Scholarships to SUNY Colleges

September 4, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the five 2017 winners of the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program. The scholarship program was created to honor the legacy of Carey Gabay, an attorney and public servant, who was tragically killed as an innocent victim of gun violence in September 2015 at the age of 43. Each scholarship covers all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses.  

"Carey was an inspiration who believed in the power of public service, and these outstanding students exemplify his core values, determination and commitment to hard work," Governor Cuomo said. "As we reach the second anniversary of his passing, these scholarships will help us carry on Carey's memory, values and commitment to improving the lives of all New Yorkers."

Carey grew up living in public housing and attending public school in the Bronx. After a successful high school career, he went on to graduate from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He had a longstanding commitment to public service and giving back to those around him, and while at Harvard University, he ran to become the president of his undergraduate student body. More recently, he worked tirelessly in public service, first as an Assistant Counsel to Governor Cuomo and later as First Deputy Counsel for the Empire State Development Corporation. 

Read the full press release here.