2019/2020 Generation III Scholarship Fund Awarded to Lyncie Etienne
In 1998, EDiS Company created the Generation III Scholarship Fund, benefitting the Delaware Community Foundation, to honor the foresight and dedication the third generation of DiSabatino family members had to our company, employees, and surrounding community. As a tribute to EDiS Company turning 90 years old, the Scholarship Fund remains an ongoing means of maintaining our reputation as an active member of our community and an investment in tomorrow’s generation of students. That legacy remains intact as we observe our 111th year of successful operation under the leadership of the fourth and fifth generations of the DiSabatino family. The Generation III Scholarship Fund, a $1000 renewable award that can be used to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, is meant for students with outstanding academic merit interested in a career in STEM. Students who are eligible may choose to enroll in local colleges and universities including the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical and Community College, Delaware State University, Goldey-Beacom College, Lincoln University, Wesley College, and Wilmington University.
This year, EDiS Company is proud to award Lyncie Etienne with the 2019-2020 Generation III Scholarship. Lyncie was born on the island of Haiti and spent the first six years of her life there before moving to the United States. When asked what motivates her to pursue a college degree, she cites her experiences throughout her early childhood which deeply influenced her passion for education. From the moment she moved to the United States, Lyncie was determined to obtain her bachelor’s degree and beyond. Lyncie attended Laurel High School and recently graduated in the top percentile of her class.
Giving back to her community, caring for those around her, and helping those in need are values that remain essential to Lyncie’s life and community service was a major aspect of her upbringing. In her spare time, she can often be found at her local library tutoring children toward being able to read, volunteering to assist blind citizens, or acting as a translator for younger Haitian students. Lyncie plans to use the Generation III scholarship to attend the University of Delaware as a Business major. The University of Delaware chose Lyncie to participate in the World Scholars Program and she will be spending her first semester studying abroad in Italy. Lyncie plans on upholding her tenacity throughout college with the hope of one day starting a non-profit that will benefit the education of women in developing countries. EDiS is proud to contribute to Lyncie’s bright future and we wish her the best of luck in all of her future endeavors.