We created the Alfred Siegel Scholarship Fund as a way to pay homage to the late Alfred Siegel’s contribution to reforming the criminal justice system in New York.
Developed in partnership with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the scholarship is designed to support students who have overcome adversity and are interested in a career in public service. Recipients of the Alfred Siegel Scholarship share some of the qualities that were at the center of Alfred Siegel’s work throughout his lifetime—kindness, personal integrity, and a love of New York.
I'm pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Siegel Scholarship:
- Devon Simmons, a junior majoring in Criminal Justice, served 15 years in prison and was the first graduate of John Jay College’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program. Devon is the first member of his family to go to college.
- Angel Ho, a senior majoring in Forensic Psychology, is a first-generation Chinese-American. Angel was an intern at our Red Hook Youth Court. In the future, she hopes to utilize her passion for social work to serve neglected populations both here and abroad.
- Amarel Levy is a senior enrolled in a dual BA/MA program which allows academically advanced students to pursue baccalaureate and master’s degrees simultaneously. She has had to overcome several challenges in her educational journey including severe dyslexia.
We are proud of this year’s recipients of the Siegel Scholarship and look forward to the impact they will make in the world.