Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was set up as a memorial to Jean DeGrace Crandall, educator and friend to the migrant community. She worked as a Tutor Advocate for the Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Outreach Program (MEOP), a folklorist for the Dutchess County Arts Council and was the owner/operator of La Mula Chula in Rhinebeck, a store featuring fair-trade Mexican folk art, which she imported herself. An annual scholarship will be awarded for post-secondary assistance to a migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker (with a preference for those from Mexico) with a history of migration to Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, or Westchester Counties in New York State. Though not required, but because of Jean's personal interests, students with a demonstrated interest in traditional Mexican art and culture are especially encouraged to apply.
Jean was a true community activist and philanthropist. She was warm hearted and altruistic in nature and had a special commitment to the immigrant community of the greater Poughkeepsie area. This scholarship honors her generous spirit.

Amount of Award(s):
$1,000 minimum

Number of Awards:

Type of Award:
One-time scholarship payable to school

Conditions For Continuation:
Not Renewable

Current High School:
Any High School in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster or Westchester Counties

Current Level of Education:
High School Senior or Undergraduate

Eligibility Requirements:
- Migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker with a history of migration to Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, or Westchester Counties
- Intent to pursue post-secondary education.

Alternative Materials:
- Copy of a Migrant Education Certificate of Eligibility (COE). 
- Write an essay of 250-300 words describing a situation or obstacle you faced, how you dealt with it, and what you learned from the experience. How might that experience help others facing similar circumstances?

Application Details:
With your completed Online Application you will also need to attach the following:

- Most recent high school or college transcript.
- Two current letters of recommendation from teachers/guidance counselor, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities. These letters must have been written within the last six months.
-PROOF OF MIGRANT EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY – Attach a copy of a ‘Certificate of Eligibility’ (COE) showing qualifications as a migrant student during the past three calendar years or any time during high school.

Applications must be submitted online with all attachments by April 1.

$ Cover processing fees

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