The Shevonne Mentis Educational Scholarship Fund was established by Atlantis Cricket Club - NY in 2002, following the tragic events of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City, and in memory of the 25-year old daughter of Aubrey "Major" Mentis, a long-standing member of Atlantis Cricket Club - NY.
Ms. Mentis was an employee of Marsh USA, Inc. in the World Trade Center. At the time of her untimely death, the very ambitious 25 year-old was pursuing an academic degree in Business Management, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York.
The fund provides tuition and/or book stipend awards to approved individuals pursuing academic degrees and/or certifications at accredited educational institutions. It is funded through pledges and the financial donations of Atlantis Cricket Club - NY members, supporters, part-proceeds from club activities and other fundraising activities.
Since the fund was established, some thirteen recipients have benefited from book stipend awards and have or are currently attending such American educational institutions as the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The University at Buffalo, The University of Maryland and Harvard University. Applications for the academic year must be submitted by June 30 of the said year in which the application is being made.
In addition, the fund has established an annual scholarship award in Ms. Mentis’ name at her alma mater Borough of Manhattan Community College, for students majoring in Business Management.