Arsenal Mall presents Simon Youth Scholarship to Local Newton Student
- Student: David Buzby
- School: Newton North High School
- Award: Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship
$1 million in Simon Youth Scholarships includes awards for local students
Watertown, MA – David Buzby, of Newton, has received a Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship valued at $1,400. The scholarship is awarded in partnership between Arsenal Mall and Simon Youth Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities to youth.
Buzby is a recent graduate of Newton North High School and exemplified himself through academic excellence, leadership skills, and participation in both school and community activities. He will attend Villanova University in Villanova, PA in the fall.
“We are very proud of the Simon Youth Scholarships program, because it has given us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth right here in our community,” says Robert Wodogaza, General Manager of Arsenal Mall.
With a combined value of more than $1 million, Simon Youth Scholarships have been awarded this spring to at least one student in every nationwide community that is home to a Simon® property. The highly competitive program awarded one scholarship for every five applicants that applied at SYF.org or their local Simon property.
“Anything is possible with education, and Simon Youth Foundation is committed to igniting this kind of hope in students,” says J. Michael Durnil, Ph.D., President and CEO of SYF. “We are proud that our Simon Youth Scholarships help remove financial obstacles that would otherwise prevent deserving young people from pursuing the dream to attend college or another post-secondary institution.”
Simon Youth Foundation, established in 1998, operates 23academies in 13 U.S. states that give at-risk students the same education they would receive in a traditional classroom while offering the flexibility that their individual circumstances require. Recipient of the Crystal Star Award of Excellence in Dropout Prevention from the National Dropout Prevention Center, the foundation has helped more than 8,000 students earn their high school diploma and provided more than $9.5 million in post-secondary education scholarships to 3,200 students in 42 states. The Education Commission of the United States has recognized the foundation with its Corporate Award for sustained and substantial investment in improving public education.
About Arsenal Mall
Located inside the historic Watertown Arsenal, a massive WWII-era complex that operated until 1965, the mall offers a unique hybrid mix of national retailers, off-priced and outlet shopping opportunities. Arsenal Mall makes shopping easy and convenient with your favorite stores like Ann Taylor Factory Store, Aldo, Forever 21, Gymboree Outlet, Marshalls, Old Navy, Reebok Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Home Depot, and Stride Rite Outlet. The mall also offers 60 specialty stores, a full-service restaurant and a sports themed Food Court displaying the original Boston Garden scoreboard. Find everything you are looking for, and more, at Arsenal Mall.