Awards and Grants

Annually beginning in 2003 Stephen’s Fund has given monetary awards to graduating high school senior who is a resident of Garden City, NY. Our premier award, The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology ($1500 each) is granted every year to one Garden City High School senior and one senior graduating from a private school. Beginning with one award in 2003, we have expanded over the years to include additional awards for Leadership, Information Technology, Business, Christian Values, Community Service and Achievement. These additional awards are granted on a case-by-case basis by the Trustees, and range from $750-$1000.

In addition, beginning in 2010, Stephen’s Fund grants a monetary award of $1500 to a graduating senior from Our Lady of Mercy Academy. The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence is granted to a young woman who exhibits Stephen’s qualities of Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, dedication to Family & Faith, and Academic Effort. The winner is chosen by the Administration of OLMA.

In November 2011 the Trustees awarded the first Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Scholarship ($1500) granted to a State University of NY student who has been accepted into the Student Teach in Australia Program and who exhibits Stephen’s qualities of Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, Leadership, Love of Learning and the desire to Make a Difference.

Every year since 2003, Stephen’s Fund has granted monetary awards to graduating 8th graders from St. Joseph’s School in Garden City. Our premier award is The Stephen K. Tompsett Citizenship and Character Award ($150). Additional awards granted on a case-by-case basis include, Leadership, Christian Values, and Community Service. These awards range from $25-$100. Applicants do not have to reside in Garden City.

2016 High School Awards

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology          (“Strive to Exceed Expectations”)    

  Winner – Chaminade High School                                                                                   Finalist – Chaminade High School                                                                                     Finalist – Sacred Heart Academy                                                                               Winner – Garden City High School                                                                                Finalist – Garden City High School (2 Students)

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence                             (“Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, Family and Faith, Academic Effort”)    Winner – Our Lady of Mercy Academy (shared by twin sisters)

2016 St. Joseph School Awards                                                                        Citizenship and Character                                                                                Technology (2 students)                                                                                          Christian Values (3 students)

The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Scholarship                                        (“Leadership – Love of Learning – Make a Difference”)                                       Winner: Kyle Knox Participant,SUNY Student Teach in Australia Program 

2015 High School Awards

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology                  (“Strive to Exceed Expectations”)                                                                                          Winner – Chaminade High School                                                                                      Winner – Regis High School                                                                                                Winner – Sacred Heart Academy                                                                                        Winner – Garden City High School                                                                                      Finalist – Garden City High School (2 students)

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence                                                        (“Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, Family and Faith, Academic Effort”)                          Winner – Our Lady of Mercy Academy

2015 St Joseph Awards

Citizenship and Character (2 students)                                                                           Leadership (2 students)                                                                                                     Community Service                                                                                                           Christian Values                                                                                                              Honorable Mention (2 students)

The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Scholarship (“Leadership – Love of Learning – Make a Difference”).                                                                                                          Winner: Carissa Cuccia, Participant, SUNY Student Teach in Australia Program

2014 Awards

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology (“Strive to Exceed Expectations”)
Winner – Regis High 
Winner – Garden City High School (Two students)
Finalist – Garden City High School 

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award (“Family & Faith First”)
Winner – Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Christian Values Award (“I Care About People; I Can Make a Difference”
Winner – Chaminade High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence (“Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, Family & Faith, Academic Effort”)
Winner – Our Lady of Mercy Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Scholarship (“Leadership – Love of Learning – Make a Difference”).                                                                                                 Winner – Abigail Spillane participant, SUNY Student Teach in Australia Program

2013 Awards

– The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology (“Strive to Exceed Expectations”)

Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Honorable Mention: Chaminade High School

– The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence
(“Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, Family, Faith, Academic Effort”)
Winner: Our Lady of Mercy Academy

– The Stephen K. Tompsett Information Technology Award
(“Integrity, Quality, Continuous Improvement”)
Winner: Garden City High School

– The Stephen K. Tompsett Engineering Award
(“Integrity, Quality, Excellence”)
Winner: Garden City High School

– The Stephen K. Tompsett Christian Values Award
(“I care about people. I can make a difference”)
Winner: Chaminade High School

– The Stephen K. Tompsett Achievement Award
(“Integrity, Strength, Insight”)
Winner: Garden City High School

2012 High School Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
“Strive to Exceed Expectations”
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Regis High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Information Technology Award
“Integrity, Quality, Continuous Improvement”
Winner: Garden City High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Business Award
“Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence”
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Garden City High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Achievement Award
“Integrity, Strength, Insight”
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Chaminade High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence                                 Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, Family, Faith, Academic Effort”                         Winner: Our Lady of Mercy Academy

2012 Grade School Awards                                                                                           Nine (9) students were recognized for Citizenship & Character, Leadership, Christian Values and Honorable Mention.

2011 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Scholarship
SUNY Potsdam – to a student who participates in Student Teach in Australia Program granted in November with plaque presented at Convocation in May.

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Regis High School
Winner: Sacred Heart Academy
Finalist: Garden City High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence
Our Lady of Mercy Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award
Winner: Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Business Award
Winner: Garden City High School
Honorable Mention: Chaminade High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Community Service Award
Winner: Garden City High School
Commendation: Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Christian Values Award
Winner: Chaminade High School

Commendation for Academic Effort
Garden City High School

2010 Awards

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Regis High School
Winner: Chaminade High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence
Our Lady of Mercy Academy

2009 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Chaminade High School
Finalist: Garden City High School (2 students)
Finalist: Our Lady of Mercy Academy (2 students)
Finalist: Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Christian Values Award
Winner: Chaminade High School

2008 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Sacred Heart Academy
Finalist: Garden City High School (3 students)
Finalist: Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Chaminade High School

2007 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School (2 students)
Winner: Chaminade High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award
Winner: Chaminade High School

2006 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Bishop Molloy High School

2005 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner Regis High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award
Winner: Garden City High School

2004 Awards
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School
Winner: Sacred Heart Academy

2003 Award
The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology
Winner: Garden City High School