Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The Community Foundations administers scholarship funds established by individuals, families, corporations, and organizations to assist high school and other students in pursuit of educational opportunities which will help them meet and exceed their goals. These awards are charitable grants that the recipient is not required to repay. Scholarships may be used for legitimate educational expenses such as tuition, fees, and books. 

Use the scholarship Search Feature to explore scholarships by county, high school, undergraduate or graduate school. 

All Scholarships

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Scholarship Application gives Hudson Valley students access to more than 50 scholarships. Our common application has a built in eligibility quiz which informs students which scholarships they are eligible for. Some scholarships require supplemental materials. Additional awards may require you to download, print, complete and submit your application to your guidance office or to the Foundations.

Each scholarship requires you to provide academic information such as your most recent transcript, a resume, an essay and at least two letters of recommendation from someone who is not related to you. Financial information (including summary page of your Student Aid Report which you receive after filing your FAFSA) may be optional.

Contact or call 845-452-3077, Ext. 1020 with any questions about the scholarship process.

Application Resources
The following scholarship resources will guide your scholarship process:

NEW!! Virtual Scholarship Support Workshop!!

Virtual Scholarship Workshops are offered from January – March 2023, at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The sessions alternate between Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays so that attendees can find an evening that works for them. These sessions are FREE! and open to high school students, parents/guardians, teachers, guidance counselors and undergraduate college students. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendations. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants the morning of the session. You can register for more than one session! Register below!
January 5, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
January 10, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
January 18, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
January 26, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
January 31, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
February 7, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
February 16, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
February 21, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 1, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 9, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 15, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 23, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm

And To Get You Started - Here Is How Simple Phase 1 Is!!

Phase 1: Eligibility Questions

This first Phase is all about you! And who knows YOU better than YOU! The system will ask for stuff like:
  • your contact information
  • current education information
  • extracurricular activities
  • areas of interest
  • higher education (college or trade school) plans
NOTE: There are no attachments in Phase 1. If you don’t have the time to finish it, just scroll to the bottom of the document and click on “Save”.  All your work will be saved and ready for you the next time you sign on. Each time you save the application (if it is not complete), you will see a list of what items still need to be answered. It’s a great “to-do” list!

The Application Portal is OPEN!   Deadline is April 1!


Contact or call 845-452-3077, Ext. 1020 with any questions about the scholarship process.
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