Emily Ladau '13 of Adelphi University Receives the 2010 Jackson-Stricks Scholarship

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  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2010 - Adelphi University is pleased to announce that Emily Ladau '13 was awarded the 2010 Jackson-Stricks Scholarship by the National Council of Jewish Women, New York. She received the $2,500 scholarship at a luncheon ceremony earlier this summer.

    "The scholarship specifically called for disabled undergraduates in the New York metropolitan area," said Ms. Ladau. "I wanted to apply because I met the criteria; I was born with an inherited disability called Larsen syndrome, which affects my joints and muscles."

    Ms. Ladau is also an involved student who has excelled in her course work and co-curricular activities. She is an English major in the Honors College, and in the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) - a five-year combined bachelor's/master's program for aspiring teachers. She is a member of Cause to Achieve Leadership, Intelligence, Brotherhood, Excellence, and Respect (CALIBER), recording secretary for the Future Teachers Association (FTA), and a tutor in Adelphi's Writing Center.

    Carol Phelan, director of the Student Counseling Center, explained that Adelphi students are strong competitors. "Over the past eight years, five Adelphi students have won this award," she said.

    Between juggling her rigorous course-load, work, and other activities, Ms. Ladau enjoys reading, writing, art, and environmentalism. Her main goal is to become certified in Adolescent Special Education.

    The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund is a competitive scholarship that provides financial aid to a person with a physical disability for academic study or vocational training that leads to independent living. The scholarship fund was established in 1984 by the Jackson and Stricks families to help and to honor students with physical disabilities to be able to achieve their educational goals.

    To learn more about Adelphi University, please visit www.adelphi.edu.

    About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,500 students from 41 states and 63 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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