Steven Odzer and his foundation were happy to announce the launch of the Stephen Odzer Scholarship program. The purpose of this scholarship is to get students closer to their goal of attending college. “Education is one of the most important aspects of growth, and I want to help ensure that students can achieve their academic goals and success by limiting the financial burden the system has placed on higher education,” he said.
The Stephen Odzer Scholarship Program will provide 20 scholarships valued at $1000 each. College students and high school students are both eligible for the scholarship. To apply for the award, potential recipients must be enrolled in a college or a university. High school students are also eligible if they have a college acceptance letter. Potential applicants can now get their application in for the fall of 2020.
The application process is simple; aside from submitting proof of enrollment or acceptance, and they must write a 500-word essay answering the question, “What is the biggest issue facing our modern society.” Steven Odzer and the foundation committee will read all of the applications and select the winners on February 5, 2020. The committee will notify the winners shortly after they have selected the winners of the scholarship.
“The Stephen Odzer Scholarship Program is a way for me to give back to the community,” Steven Odzer says. Students interested in applying for the scholarship can learn more by visiting this site: https://www.stephenodzerscholarship.com/.
Although he is now a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years in the distribution industry, Stephen Odzer started his first company out of his parent’s basement at the age of 18. Ever since he was young, he had a drive of an entrepreneur. Steven Odzer attended Yeshiva of Flatbush High School and moved to the Brooklyn College Scholars program. Steven Odzer sold paper cups, napkins, and plates, which he sold door to door in his neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn.
He managed all of his inventory out of his parent’s basement. After his door to door business took off, Steven Odzer started selling supplies to food chain restaurants, and overtime his clients transitioned to hospitals and nursing homes. After many years of hard work, he was the CEO of multi-million dollar companies. Because of how his business got started, Steven Odzer wants to help young college students also to achieve their dream.
Aside from providing scholarship opportunities for students, Steven Odzer is also a supporter of non-Jewish and Jewish causes. When he’s not helping his community, Steven Odzer is busy running after his grandchildren.