Rewarding superior academic performance and leadership skills in community service activities.

Each year, the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership is awarded to high school juniors in recognition of their exemplary academic achievement and community service. Awardees will receive:

  • An award of $1,000 and an inscribed award;
  • Two tuition-free courses at Adelphi University, over the course of the 2024 spring, summer and fall sessions;
  • Adelphi University library privileges; and
  • An invitation to attend a dinner in honor of a leading scholar, artist or political figure who is visiting the University during the 2024 academic year.


Applicants must be high school juniors and residents of Garden City. The 2023-2024 applications are now closed. 2024-2025 applications will open in Fall 2024. Check back at a later date for more details.


Applicants must:

  1. Show a record of superior academic performance, in relation to their academic potential
  2. Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in voluntary pursuits and/or community service activities

Recipients of the Adelphi Prize for Leadership

  • Soham Bera (Garden City High School)
  • Terence Cooke (Garden City High School)
  • Mannat V. Jain (Garden City High School)
  • Gracie Krawiec (Garden City High School)
  • Simone Oustatcher (Garden City High School)
  • Henry Perduto (Regis High School)
  • Roisin Pfaff (Garden City High School)
  • Erica Revill (Sacred Heart Academy)
  • Amy Xiao (Garden City High School)
  • Alicia Zhang (Garden City High School)

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  • Philip Andriola (Regis High School)
  • Caroline Barker (Sacred Heart Academy)
  • Julia Cherchever (Garden City High School)
  • Owen Conway (Garden City High School)
  • Emma Harty (Garden City High School)
  • Jake LaBella (Regis High School)
  • Victoria Lopez (Garden City High School)
  • Augustin Mingoia Murphy (Garden City High School)
  • Niamh Pfaff (Garden City High School)
  • Michael Power (Garden City High School)
  • Kaitlyn Fuoco
  • Cara Griffin
  • Ryann Henry
  • Alyssa Jeffrey
  • Mia Takvor
  • Kasey Prybylski
  • Paige Pryor
  • Ian Bailey
  • Erin Brennan
  • Adam Hadjipateras
  • Timothy O’Hanlon
  • Ryan Padala
  • Grace Sanz
  • Paige Matarazzo
  • Jolene Ciccarone
  • Caitlin Griffin
  • Marybeth Kane
  • Margaret McElroy
  • Bridget O’Connor
  • Giuseppe Schettino
  • Dean Trapani
  • James Zheng
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