St. Edmund Prep Joins with the Steven H. Pollard Foundation to Present the Inaugural Steven H. Pollard ’06 Memorial Scholarship

About the Steven H. Pollard ’06 Memorial Scholarship
The Steven H. Pollard Memorial Foundation has established this endowed scholarship with a gift of $150,000. The Steven H. Pollard ’06 Memorial Scholarship is a half-tuition scholarship which will be presented annually to two junior students (one male, one female) selected on the basis of good character, demonstrated community service, academic effort, and financial need. This endowment is the largest of its kind in the history of St. Edmund Prep.
We are extraordinarily grateful to the Steven H. Pollard Memorial Foundation, the Pollard Family, and FDNY Ladder 170/Engine 257/Battalion 58 for their generosity in establishing the Steven H. Pollard ’06 Memorial Scholarship at St. Edmund Prep. Steven's selfless dedication to the City of New York exemplifies all that we hope our graduates to be as they fulfill our mission in the world. We pray that this scholarship will not only directly benefit our students, but will also serve as a lasting reminder of Steven's bravery, courage, and compassion for our students for generations to come." said Principal Allison McGinnis. 
About Steven Pollard ’06
Firefighter Steven Pollard was a graduate of St. Edmund Preparatory High School, Class of 2006. He was a member of Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn, and a 1 ½ year veteran of the FDNY. Steven tragically passed away from critical injuries sustained while responding to a motor vehicle accident on the Mill Basin Bridge on the Belt Parkway on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
2024 Recipients
Ziaire Hope
Ziaire lives in Canarsie and is a graduate of Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy.  This quiet leader is among the kindest students at SEP. He is a hardworking, well-rounded student with a great sense of humor, impeccable manners and always answers when called for help. During his time at St. Edmund Prep, he has dedicated himself to the Stage Crew, the Junior Committee, the SEP Ambassadors, and has participated in the Emmaus Retreat. Ziaire always pushes himself to try new things and gives his absolute best in everything he does. He joined the swim team as a Junior and became the team's most improved swimmer. He also took on the role of Student Director of this year's musical production, Guys and Dolls. In the classroom, Ziaire is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Sienna James
Sienna lives in Broad Channel and is a graduate of PS/MS 47Q The Chris Galas School. She is one of the hardest working students in our school who approaches everything she does with heart and toughness. In the classroom, she is always pushing herself, taking honors level and IB courses in her Junior year.  Outside of the classroom she is involved with the Junior committee where she is playing a lead role in planning the Junior prom. Sienna is an SEP Ambassador, and participated in the Emmaus retreat. She is always willing to give a hand and go the extra mile. Sienna is one of our most hardworking dedicated student-athletes.  As a three-sport athlete at the Varsity level (Swimming, Softball, Volleyball) she regularly helps other teammates throughout practices, games and meets to stay motivated.
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