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‘Stein Scholars’ feted
July 1st, 2012
The late businessman, philanthropist and Jewish community activist Martin “Marty” Stein was a longtime member and a former chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s board of trustees.
Upon his passing in 2006, he left a directive to his family and Boys & Girls Clubs to help young people in need to earn a two- or four-year degree. His endowment to the clubs created the Stein Scholars Pre-College Program.
On June 3 at Marquette University’s Alumni Union Hall, the program celebrated the college graduation of two of its first participants and its fifth graduating class of high school seniors.
To date, 111 Stein Scholars are enrolled in either a two-year or four-year college degree program. The high school class of 2012 will have 33 Stein Scholars attending college this fall.
The program works to make higher education attainable and possible. Participants learn about the financial aid application process, time and money management, team building, college course selection, identifying and solidifying scholarships, career exploration and goals, and résumé building.
In addition, Stein Scholars earn money for college through a paid internship during the school year and in the summer with the clubs.