CFHV Announces $480K in Scholarships

The Adams Fairacre Farm Kathleen H. Zwissler Memorial Scholarship Recipient Rebecca Castellanos and her family at the Adams store location in Poughkeepsie.
With the support of generous donors and new scholarship opportunities, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is announcing its largest year of scholarships awarded to date. The regional grantmaker awarded more than $480,000 to 178 students.
“For more than three decades, Community Foundations has invested in the educational dreams of our community’s most promising students,” said Aliza Krevolin, Director of Special Projects, and administrator of the scholarship program. “While Foundations staff and volunteers had to transition their review process in light of Covid-19, all were impressed by the content and quality of this year’s applicants. Students from throughout our three-county region were contending with unparalleled uncertainties, and yet, more applications than ever were submitted. We commend the resilience demonstrated by this year’s graduating seniors, and wish them every success in their future.”
“Like all of the Foundations’ work, scholarships are made possible by the caring generosity of many people,” said Sally J. Cross, President & CEO of the Community Foundations. “From the community-minded individuals, families, and businesses that establish scholarship funds to the volunteer committees who spend hours reviewing applications, our work is made possible by the commitment of others. On behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees, we want to express our deepest thanks to the hundreds of neighbors who have helped make a difference to those 178 students.”
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