Carey Gabay Scholarship

Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship

Download the 2022-23 Carey Gabay Scholarship application

Deadline extended: Applications due by July 22, 2022.


Carey Gabay, an attorney and public servant, was tragically killed as an innocent victim of gun violence in September 2015 at the age of 43. In his honor, The State University of New York has created the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to five incoming SUNY State-operated campus students who exemplify Carey’s commitment to social justice, leadership, and mentoring, as well as his personal story of succeeding academically despite an economically disadvantaged background.

Carey grew up living in public housing and attending public school in the Bronx, New York. After a successful high school career, he went on to graduate from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He has long been committed to public service and giving back. While at Harvard University, he ran to become the president of his undergraduate student body. In recent years, he worked tirelessly in public service, first as an Assistant Counsel to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and more recently as First Deputy Counsel for the Empire State Development Corporation.

The Carey Gabay Scholarship Program will annually award full cost-of-attendance scholarships to five students to attend State University of New York State-operated campus. These scholarships will cover all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses. These awards will be targeted to students who – like Carey – achieved academic excellence despite an economically disadvantaged background.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship, a student must meet the  following conditions:
In order to continue receiving the complete four-year award:
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