On the evening of Thursday, May 17, 2012 Isabella Geriatric Center celebrated the 15th Annual Edward J. McFadden Scholarship Awards Dinner. The Edward J. McFadden Scholarship Fund was established by the Isabella Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of Isabella Geriatric Center, to benefit community youth.
The fund provides college scholarships to outstanding students who reside in the greater Washington Heights/Inwood Community and have participated in voluntary community service. Students applying for this award must be current high school seniors living in the community of Washington Heights/Inwood (North of 155th Street to the tip of Manhattan) attending a school in NYC.
Applicants for the scholarship must submit a written application, transcripts, letters of reference and an essay describing their community involvement and what it means to them. In addition, the Scholarship Selection Committee must interview semi-finalists. This year's committee consisted of six community leaders. Councilman Robert Jackson, James Berlin of CB12, Carole Mulligan of CB12, Martin Collins from the office of Robert Jackson, and Andrew Rubinson of Grace Outreach, and Yokarina Duarte from the office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.
This year’s recipients are: (left to right).
Gold Award $2,000
Anna Ziemski, Bronx High School of Science
Dashiell Lora, Frederick Douglass Academy
Katherine Muller, Bronx High School of Science
Zoe Wolfe, Hunter College High School
Isabel DaSilva, High School of American Studies at Lehman College
Cristian Abreú, Central Park East High School
Silver Award $1,000
Geraldine Hernandez, Mother Cabrini High School
Antonia Duran, Manhattan Center for Science
Mabel Torres, High School for Law and Public Service
Neighborhood students who will be high school seniors next year and who may wish to receive information on the scholarship may visit us at or emailing us at