SBPLI Hosts Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception at Farmingdale State College
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) hosted its Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception on June 23 at Farmingdale State College’s greenhouse building. Robots & Roses is a fundraising event with proceeds going to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund, which is named in honor of SBPLI’s Founder and President who passed away on April 26, 2010.
The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in partnership with Farmingdale State College. It is for eligible graduating high school seniors who have met the academic requirements, have participated in the LI FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Program and will be entering the freshman class to pursue a degree in science, engineering or technology at Farmingdale State College.
With Mr. Breithut’s passing, SBPLI wishes to keep his legacy alive by continuing to award the scholarship to eligible high school students. The Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception will help in maintaining sufficient funds to provide scholarships to new incoming freshman students at Farmingdale State College each year, as well as for the students as they proceed through their four years of college.
Fred lived a life that is a model for all of us,” said SBPLI’s Acting President Scott Schuler. “He always had the vision, persistence and tireless devotion to moving our organization forward.”