FirstService Residential, the leading manager of residential properties in the New York region, joined the Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ (32BJ) to celebrate recipients of the union’s 2023 Training and Scholarship Fund that awards scholarships to building employees and their dependents with support for undergraduate and graduate college tuition.

This year’s scholarship recipients included three children of employees who work in buildings managed by FirstService Residential. In total, 34 scholarships were awarded. 
  • Kaitlyn Briones, daughter of a building service employee at 104-20 68th Drive, Queens
  • Emi Carpenter, daughter of a building service employee at 200 East 57th Street, Manhattan
  • Tseyang Lhamu, daughter of a building service employee at 1 Morton Square, Manhattan    
For many prospective students, tuition is the biggest financial barrier for higher education. This shouldn’t be the case and 32BJ is helping some of our brightest minds create a foundation for advancement and success in their careers. I applaud this year’s scholarship recipients and thank 32BJ for their incredible work.

— Michael Wolfe, FirstService Residential’s President of Property Management and a member of the 32BJ Education Advisory Committee
Scholarships for undergraduates are $5,000 per year, and graduate students receive $8,000 per year, for up to four years of study. An independent academic Selection Committee selected the recipients based on an essay submission, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. The multi-phased process is designed to identify applicants who most embody the pursuit of community activism or social justice. 

Jun 29, 2023