Fred Breithut Scholarship Winners Announced at SBPLI’s Robots and Roses Reception

Fred Breithut Scholarship Winners Announced at SBPLI's Robots and Roses Reception

Robert Drenckhahn (left) and Julia Stanwycks (right), winners of the Fred Breithut Scholarship, pose with members of the Lindenhurst and Plainview-Old Bethpage High School robotics teams and their robots at the Robots and Roses Reception at Farmingdale State College on June 17.

On June 17, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island held its inaugural Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception at Farmingdale State College’s Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens. It was announced at the event that Robert Drenckhahn of Lindenhurst High School and Julia Stanwycks of Walt Whitman High School were named recipients of the Fred Breithut Scholarship.

Mr. Drenckhahn was a member of the Lindenhurst High School robotics team, the “Psicotics.” Ms. Stanwycks was a member of the Walt Whitman High School robotics team, the “Robocats.” Each student was presented with a check for $1,000 to go toward his/her first semester at Farmingdale State College.

The Fred Breithut Scholarship, which is named after the late Founder and President of SBPLI, was established in November 2009 in partnership with Farmingdale State College. It is for graduating high school seniors who have met the academic requirements, have participated in the LI FIRST Robotics Program and will be entering the freshman class to pursue a degree in science, engineering or technology at Farmingdale State College.

A silent auction was also held, with all proceeds going to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund. For more information on SBPLI, or to donate to the scholarship fund, visit