A business advisory executive and experienced attorney by profession, Thomas Foley has lived and worked in Hoboken, New Jersey; Dallas, Texas; and New York City. Actively involved in the community on both the local and national levels, Thomas Foley volunteers time for Kids in Need of Defense and also serves as a director of the nonprofit organization Beyond the Boroughs.
Beyond the Boroughs offers scholarship funding to students across the country with demonstrated financial need. The amount of aid varies, but an award may be up to $20,000 and is distributed over the course of the student’s four-year college career. For this reason, Beyond the Boroughs scholarship recipients must attend or be accepted to a four-year institution of higher education.
Any applicant who lives in a low-income household may apply for aid, provided that he or she has earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above. Students demonstrate financial need by filling out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile. Students must also fill out an official Beyond the Boroughs application, which also offers the opportunity for students to compose essays about themselves, their educational goals, and their reasons for pursuing a Beyond the Boroughs scholarship.