The previous scholarship winner Jake Salzman (right), who graduated from Sanford H. Calhoun High School, is joined by Game Farm Co-Owner Melinda Novak (left) and one of the Game Farm’s lemurs.
Scholarship Applications Available Soon to Graduating High School Seniors
Once again, the Long Island Game Farm is offering graduating high school seniors the Stanley and Susan Novak Memorial Scholarship. The award, which is worth $1,000, is granted to a graduating senior from Long Island who plans to attend a two-year or higher college or university program, and exemplifies the qualities required to become a pioneer in nature, whether it be in the field of veterinary medicine or environmental science.
The scholarship was established in 2004 to honor the memories of Stanley John Novak, the Game Farm’s co-founder, and his daughter, Susan Mary Novak. In 1999, Stanley Novak was 66 and had been building the Long Island Game Farm for nearly 30 years. Sadly, he died from a heart attack, leaving his legacy behind. In 2001, his daughter, Susan, who started working at the Game Farm when she was five years old, died from Multiple Myeloma at age 37. Both were passionate about animals and were steadfast in maintaining Long Island’s environment.
More information on the scholarship and how to apply will be available in the coming months.