Collegiate Scholarships

The Horowitz Scholarship

The George Horowitz Scholarship, named to honor the memory of a former school teacher who became CEO of Everlast, is given each year to an amateur boxer attending or about to attend college. The Atlas Foundation works in conjunction with the Horowitz Family to assist a student who has benefited from the discipline and good values promoted by boxing and who is looking to further him or herself through higher education. In this way the scholarship combines two of its namesake’s passions, boxing and education. $5,000 is awarded annually to be used for tuition, room, board and books.

Past Recipients:

  • 2007 Melick Gilmore
  • 2008 Douglas LoBasso
  • 2009 Victor Xavier Navas
  • 2010 Andre Henry
  • 2011 Christopher Galeano
  • 2012 Michael Stoute
  • 2013 Julian Sosa
  • 2014 Kareem Walters & Ali Salem
  • 2015 John Duffy
  • 2016 Peter Karakosta

The John Garand Rowan “Admiral” Scholarship

image_grad1The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation presents an annual scholarship in the name of John Garand Rowan, a founding member of the Foundation and our first Treasurer. John was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, who served during the Gulf War and later became a practicing attorney. John left us at the age of 38, in 2003.

The “Admiral” Scholarship of $5,000.00 total, is awarded yearly to one male and one female graduating Senior from Curtis High School, who have distinguished themselves in the various facets of academic achievement, community and school service, and also have financial need. Special attention is given to applicants who are involved in the Curtis Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Program (NJROTC) to honor John Rowan’s naval career and background.

Each awardee receives a one time payment of $2,500.00 at the Senior Awards Night payable towards tuition at an accredited college or university. The selection is made by the Curtis principal, college advisor and the faculty advisor for the NJROTC Program. Further information may be obtained from the Curtis High School, attention to the College Advisor, 105 Hamilton Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10301, 718-273-7380.

Past Recipients:

  • 2004 Samantha Smith
  • 2005 Elena Rose Hyder
  • 2006 Kathryn Pallonetti
  • 2007 Erin Clark
  • 2008 Kaitlin Clifford and James Gandia (co-winners)
  • 2009 Jessica Lamadieu and Steven Valentine (co-winners)
  • 2010 Johan Varela and Robert Zyko (co-winners)

Miss Staten Island Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to the Miss Staten Island Scholarship Organization in memory of Teddy Atlas’ mother, Mary Riley Atlas, a former Miss Staten Island in 1940.

Rob Beiner Scholarship Brooklyn College

The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation’s Rob Beiner Scholarship is given each year to a student attending Brooklyn College.  The winner receives $5,000 to be used for tuition, room, board and books over the course of the student’s college career.   When Rob Beiner died in 2016, the Atlas Foundation worked with Beiner’s family to create a scholarship in his name.  An educator himself, Beiner believed in the value of education, imagination, creativity and innovation. He felt that all events should tell a story and that all people, especially the young, should have an opportunity to pursue their passion in whatever field it maybe. He always was willing to help someone looking for a career in television production.

The Rob Beiner Scholarship honors a student who is creative, imaginative, dedicated to working hard and is passionate about telling a story. Criteria for the scholarship include majoring in Television and Radio, strong academics, community service and need.