Elmont Alum, Goldie Harrison, Launches a Scholarship for Elmont Memorial High School Students

Elmont Class of 2012 graduate, Desique “Goldie” Harrison, is making waves again with her latest enterprise, “Stop Sleeping On Your Dreams,” a scholarship created just for students at Elmont Memorial High School.

Ms. Harrison, who recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz, teamed up with her best friend, fellow Elmont native and New Paltz grad, Christine Rivera, to establish the SSOYD Scholarship. 

As students at SUNY New Paltz, the two young women had always discussed creating the scholarship as a way to inspire and influence high school students to study subjects that they are truly passionate about after graduation.

“Too many times, students think that they may not be good enough or that their dream job isn’t possible,” they write on the scholarship website. Harrison and Rivera say they wish someone told them to simply “follow your dreams,” and to “forget the boxes that society places you in and [to] be exactly who you dreamed of being.”


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Photo courtesy of ssoyd.org. 


According to the website, every year, the SSOYD Scholarship will award (1) one Elmont Memorial High School Senior with a $500 Scholarship to be used towards their college education.

Follow the link below to learn more about SSYOD scholarship eligibility requirements and essay guidelines: https://ssoyd.org/. Email SSOYDScholarship@gmail.com with any questions.

We salute Goldie and Christine for their innovative & ambitious efforts as proud Elmont natives who learned lessons along their journey and decided to pay it forward!

#WeAreElmont #ElmontExcellence #HigherHeights

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