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.
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 (including most recent transcript), financial information (including summary page of your Student Aid Report which you receive after filing your FAFSA), a resume, an essay and at least two letters of recommendation from someone who is not related to you.
The following scholarship resources will guide your scholarship process:
NEW!! Virtual Scholarship Support Workshop!!
Scholarship Support Workshops are offered virtually, every week 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, and creating and formatting resumes. 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! Click on the link below to register:
Application Portal Opens January 1!
or call 845-452-3077 with any questions about the scholarship process.