15 results for author: L.I.F.T.


L.I.F.T. Scholar Graduates from Ball State

Janetta Sykes, graduated from Ball State. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science. She is the first in her family to receive a college degree. At home, there are 6 younger siblings all looking to her achievement as a role model for what is possible! The day was filled with celebration, joy, and pride as her Mom, Dad, aunt and uncle and two oldest sisters, as well as Mrs. Kozlowski were in attendance as she crossed the stage to receive her diploma. She will be interning this summer with the American Diabetes Association of Indianapolis, with the potential to be hired to coordinate their African American programs. Discussions are ...

Five Outstanding Los Angeles Seniors Awarded The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Scholarships for 2013

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation is proud to announce the first Los Angeles based awarding of five four year scholarships to an incredibly diverse, multi-talented, community serving, academic successful group of seniors. All five recipients are graduates of Granada Hills Charter High School. Majde Al Salibi, Hiro Bower, Noe Torres, Leslie Santos, and Elmer Pangilinan have been awarded $38,000 in scholarship financing for 2013-2014 academic studies, totaling $152,000 over their 4-year career at California universities. Mrs. Kozlowski toured Granada Hills Charter High School in the spring of 2013 and was most impressed with the ...

Indiana L.I.F.T. Scholars Speak About College Experiences

On May 8, 2013 ten L.I.F.T. Scholars returned to Pike High School for the first “Conversation With L.I.F.T. Scholars”. Graduate Nicole Rios, senior Silvia Petkova, juniors Janetta Sykes and Quyen Ngo, sophomores Umara Khalid and Caroline Lawson, and freshman Taylor McCart, Fherryl Hannah, and Serenity Brumby took the stage for a panel discussion with Pike High School’s predominantly seniors.   Each scholar fielded questions from moderator Mrs. Kozlowski who had gathered questions from the attentive audience in advance on subjects ranging from every day college experiences to majors of study, from the hardest adjustments of college ...

1inMM Productions Donates $25,000 for L.I.F.T. Scholarships in 2013

1inMM Productions, at a May 5th dinner at Boa Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California, donated $25,000.00 towards The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Scholarships for 2013. 1inMM Productions is a multi-faceted production company, who believes if one has the determination, the work ethic, and the belief in ones dreams anything is possible. The presentation was made with supports and long time friends of Susan Kozlowski present to share in the honor. Zachary Horwitz , co-founder and managing partner and Julio Hallivis, managing partner, presented Susan Kozlowski with the $25,000.00 check. The company had previously committed $50,000 a year to the ...

Scholarship Recipient’s Internship Becomes Real Life Experience

Zac Wobschall, a 2010 L.I.F.T. Scholarship recipient, who is an art student at the Herron School of Art and Design, at IUPUI, was looking for an internship to explore career paths when he graduates with his art degree. Justin Shimp, the producer at SmallBox Web Design, the web design company for the L.I.F.T. Foundation website, gave Zac the opportunity to shadow him this semester. It soon became evident that Zac was very talented and learned quickly. Justin and Susan Kozlowski, the L.I.F.T. Foundation trustee, agreed Zac could handle both copy and photo editing of the updated website. His shadowing position became an internship. As part of his ...

L.I.F.T. Foundation Receives Perpetual Donation

IinMM Productions, a Los Angeles based multi-faceted production company, who believes in entrepreneurship and young people following their dreams, has committed to the Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation a yearly donation of $50,000.00. This generous donation will be used for scholarships and programs in Los Angeles area schools starting 2013-2014 academic year. Founded in the Summer of 2012, 1inMM Productions is a company that specializes in commercially viable feature-length film production accompanied by an acquisition and distribution division. Their partnership with an educational foundation is rooted in their commitment and belief ...

Pike Township Schools Have L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants

As another school year begins the L.I.F.T. Foundation is proud to offer L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants to teachers K-12 in Pike Township Schools. Teachers can apply for the grants offering up to $1500.00 for interactive student centered programs. Grant applications will be accepted through March 12th, 2012. The first grant has been awarded to Krista Clanin, a middle school reading teacher at New Augusta North in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her goal is to promote non-fiction readers in her 7th grade classes, enhancing reading, science, and social studies skills. She has found that students have scored low on informational text structure and comprehension scores ...

Bi-Yearly Dinner with Scholarship Recipients Becomes A Tradition

What fun to have the scholarship students meet one another and share their stories! What started as a one time dinner get-to-together has turned into a tradition. Ms. Kozlowski and all ten of the scholarship recipients have dinner to meet and share their accomplishments and have honest conversations about their college experiences. It is a time to celebrate and a time for each to mentor one another as they discuss any questions and concerns they faced, as well as share their achievements. Younger scholars learn from those more experienced and all share what they may do to inspire the next generation. At December's dinner it was agreed that they would ...

Susan Kozlowski and The L.I.F.T. Foundation Honored

Susan Kozlowski and Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation were recognized for the foundations work in support of youth through educational initiatives in Indianapolis. On December 8, 2012 the Indianapolis Professional Association honored Ms. Kozlowski and the L.I.F.T. Foundation during their Annual Youth Empowerment breakfast at the Marten House Hotel and Lilly Conference Center in Indianapolis. They were recognized for their scholarship and mentoring work with young people. Pike High School has had ten students in the past four years receive 4-year scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 an academic year. These scholarships have paid for ...

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation Moves to Los Angeles

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, California. With this move L.I.F.T. Scholarships and Teacher Grant possibilities will be in the Los Angeles area. More specifics will follow. Ms. Kozlowski, the Foundation trustee, will be meeting with administrators, teachers, and other educational foundations in the L.A. area to decide how best to fulfill the mission of the L.I.F.T. Foundation in Los Angeles as it serves students and teachers in challenging educational settings. Susan will continue to mentor the scholarship recipients at Purdue, Ball State, IUPUI, and IU. She has made trips to meet with ...