Governor announces winners of Carey Gabay Scholarship

September 03, 2019 08:10 AM

Governor Cuomo has announced the five winners of the Carey Gabay scholarship program.    

Each will receive a free education at a state university. Gabay was Cuomo’s aide, and he was shot and killed in the crossfire of a gang shootout in New York City in 2015.    


Among the winners is Samia Montgomery of Troy.   

Despite the death of a parent and experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, Samia graduated from high school with a 95 average.   

She’ll be attending, SUNY Oswego, and then she wants to attend law school.



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