Scholarship created in memory of ex-NYPD cop Luis Alvarez from Oceanside

A new scholarship bearing the name of the late NYPD hero Luis Alvarez will help children of sick rescue and recovery workers.

Alvarez gave heart-rending testimony to Congress while dying of cancer to help others sickened from their work at the World Trade Center wreckage. He entered hospice days after doing so and died on June 29, 2019 at the age of 53.

The scholarship in Lou’s name will cover up to $5,000 a year — $20,000 over four years. It will be given out next year.

“Lou wanted his legacy to stand for helping 9/11 first responders. Having a scholarship named after him will now help children of these families and is truly something that I carry — that we carry — his legacy in a way that our family appreciates,” his widow told Matthew Chayes for Newsday.

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