2009 Steamboat Scholars at Chelsea Piers in New York.
Scholars are housed together in university suite-style apartments in New York and Boston, depending on where their internship is located.
The chance to actually live with fellow Scholars for the summer cultivates a strong feeling of community and counters a sense of isolation that could occur for young leaders who are so engaged in their work experiences. After a long day at their internships, returning home to a "family" of fellow Scholars creates a rare opportunity for students to support each other. This environment facilitates natural social exchange and close ties between Scholars that last well beyond the ten-week experience.
2005 Steamboat Scholar Chikaelo Ibeabuchi with New York Mets COO, Jeff Wilpon.
In order to foster community among the Scholars, as well as to capitalize on their presence in major metropolitan areas, Steamboat Foundation also hosts social gatherings and arranges for Scholars to attend cultural events, such as concerts, sporting events, museums, theater, and wilderness experiences. For example, every year Scholars enjoy a New York Mets game and the chance to meet the players and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. Scholars housed in Boston come to New York for these events, and all the New York Scholars travel to Boston for events as well. The Scholars also nurture bonds on their own outings and adventures.
- James Kuczmarski, Steamboat Scholar '07
- Abdoulaye Diallo, Steamboat Scholar '07
Use the circle to navigate the various aspects of the Steamboat Experience