CURRENT PROGRAMS AND COLLABORATIONS
In this, our inaugural year, The Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund is proud to present two original scholarship programs and collaborate on other efforts benefitting local youth. We will add information about new projects as they develop, and will post announcements of our 2019 scholarship recipients shortly after they are awarded in June.
The Noah Farrelly Kindness Counts Scholarship – Binghamton High School
Nominations are made confidentiallyby Binghamton High School faculty, staff, and students, and the award recipient is chosen by board members of the Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund in a blind process. Candidates must be planning to continue their education beyond high school. This scholarship is renewable by the recipient for up to 4 years, based on evidence of continuing education and maintenance of a 2.5 GPA.
Noah Farrelly Memorial Scholarships – Southern Tier Athletic Conference, Cross Country Running
Each STAC cross country team nominatesa graduating senior male and female who have participated in varsity or junior varsity cross country at a Southern Tier Athletic Conference member school. Selection of award recipients is made collectively by STAC head varsity coaches whose teams have submitted nominations. (Coaches may not vote for their own athletes.) Candidates must intend to pursue higher education at a two or four year accredited college.
The poverty rate in Binghamton is significantly higher than both the New York State and national averages. One out of every three residents of Binghamton and 52% of children livebelow the Federal Poverty Line. The Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund is proud to partner with Mrs. McIver’s Closet, to help families ease the economic burden of keeping up with growing feet.
Projects Actively In Development
Student Runner Safety & Identification
The accident that cost our son Noah his life occurred while he was on a morning training run for the Stony Brook University cross country and track team. He was struck by a motor vehiclewhile crossingan intersection along a broad, semi-rural stretch of parkway immediately outside of the campus. It was several hours before we were informed of what had happened, because like many young runners, Noah didn’t carry identification.We were just going about our day, completely unaware that our child had been mortally injured.
The Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund is committed to helping other young runners avoid Noah’s fate, and sparing other families from delayed notification in the wake of a running accident. Our student runner safety and identification program will entail a live presentation delivered at school by Noah’s mother, Bridgette Stein Farrelly – toshare Noah’s story, teach road safety best practices, and provide young runners with wearable identification accessories. The program will initially focus on Southern Tier Athletic Conference schools and may expand to other area schools over time.