The Charles Sabatino Study Abroad Scholarship annual fundraising event is not forgotten just on pause.
We are continuing Charlie’s legacy during a time of social distancing. More information on how to support the scholarship and a special message from Charlie's family will be emailed on November 13. Register to receive the email.
The scholarship is named in memory of the college's longtime and beloved professor of philosophy and religious studies, Dr. Charlie Sabatino. He was an ardent supporter of many causes including service learning and study abroad. This scholarship fund is as unique as the man it honors. He was a well respected member of the Daemen community touching the lives of many faculty and students.
Charlie dedicated his life to helping others both by teaching and through outreach services. He volunteered his time to countless organizations including working with inmates to help aide rehabilitation and successful reentry into the community. Charlie was passionate about learning as well as travel. He himself traveled and felt that submerging oneself into other cultures is the most effective and enriching way to learn and research.
By moving out of one’s comfort zone it allows the student to see the world through another lens. As such, the student scholarship honoring him provides students with funds for travel expenses not simply tuition. Thus far the scholarship has been able to assist 17 students in their quests to study abroad in 13 countries. Recently the scholarship was able to provide a student funds to study abroad in Italy. The scholarship relies on donations from the community and was founded by Charlie's friends, family and students.