Covid-19: Here's How We're Working to Support the Hudson Valley

More Than $400,000 in Scholarships Available through Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

The 2020 recipient of Adams' Fairacre Farms Kathleen H. Zwissler Scholarship, Rebecca Castellanos and her family. Photo Courtesy of Community Foundations
Students seeking financial help for college can find it through a variety of scholarships offered by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Scholarship funds held by the Foundations will provide more than $400,000 to students throughout the region for a wide variety of interests and intended majors. The Foundation manages endowments created by generous families, individuals and community groups looking to permanently memorialize loved ones and invest in the future. Last year the Foundation awarded scholarships to 178 students.
 
Cristin McPeake, Vice President of Programs at Community Foundations said “we are pleased to help donors and students achieve their goals to make education more accessible. Given the economic impacts of Covid-19 and rising costs of higher education, these resources are increasingly vital to families in our community.”
 
Students and families interested to learn more and access the easy online application portal should visit CommunityFoundationsHV.org/Receive/Scholarships. Foundations staff can be reached at scholarships@communityfoundationshv.org or 845-452-3077. Most applications are due April 1 (unless a special deadline is noted), and awards will be announced in June.
 
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