The Leopold Schepp Foundation

Founded in 1925

August 2, 2011
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Welcome

Leopold Schepp established the Foundation in 1925. His objectives were to encourage young people to develop good character and to help them complete their high school education, an opportunity he never had.

The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students.
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August 28, 2011
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A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Shaun Lally in Nepal

Shaun Lally in Nepal

“Leaders are not born they are awakened! They are the ones who act when their time is called and do what they know in their heart they must do; they follow their calling.”
Journal entry, June 22, 2010

As if waking from a long dream where I had forgotten where I was, I awoke one morning to find myself in a land far from my own. I was in Chitwan, Nepal, a place where people acknowledge each other with a bow of their heads in sacred recognition, “Namaste,” (the divine in me recognizes the divine in you). Never before had I witnessed such a culture. Poor by Western standards, the families I lived with earned less than $2/day, yet by their standards, they possessed a kind of wealth we in the West might long to have. They had the richness of trust, mutual support, compassion and respect for their fellow community. They shared and supported one another, greeted each other by name, and looked out for the well-being of their neighbors.
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August 27, 2011
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THE CATHLEEN FITZGERALD BARNIER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Cathleen Fitzgerald Barnier

Cathleen Fitzgerald Barnier

Through the extraordinary generosity of Cathleen Barnier’s
family and friends, the Leopold Schepp Foundation established its first endowed scholarship, The Cathleen
Fitzgerald Barnier Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will honor Cathleen Barnier’s life-long service in the field of social work. When fully funded, it will be awarded to a Schepp Foundation Scholar with a preference given to a student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work or planning a career in social work.
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August 27, 2011
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LIFE, UNEDITED

Sean Driscoll

Sean Driscoll

By Sean K. Driscoll, Student, Harvard Law School

The posters were everywhere. In subway cars, on top of
taxis, and even on a giant billboard in Times Square: “Join
the NYPD: A Front Row Seat to the Greatest Show on Earth.”
Although the advertisements weren’t the reason I joined the
NYPD in 2006, looking back now on my time as a New York
City Police Officer, I must admit that the slogan captures the
job well—except that this “show” is not on television or in
movie theaters, but simply is life unedited.
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