Home Community $500,000 in Community Foundation scholarships available

$500,000 in Community Foundation scholarships available

$500,000 in Community Foundation scholarships available

Montgomery From monies at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS), 140 scholarships totaling close to $500 thousand will be given out this spring. Applications for these scholarships are encouraged from adults returning to college as well as seniors in high school. Scholarship applications are accepted at cfosny.org through April 15.

After submitting a single application, candidates will get notifications detailing the particular scholarships they are eligible for as well as any extra criteria. This expedited procedure makes it easier for students to find appropriate scholarship possibilities, guaranteeing that they may get the help that best suits their needs and situation.

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan President and CEO Elizabeth Rowley stated, “The Foundation continues to provide a diverse array of scholarships each year, profoundly impacting the lives of local students and their families, thanks to the unwavering support of our amazing donors.” It is our pleasure to support worthy students in their pursuit of enrichment, vocational training, and higher education, even while the costs of higher education continue to climb.

The Madison St. John Olivero Memorial Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship is one of the awards given out by the Community Foundation this year. Students who live in the Hudson Valley, attend SUNY or CUNY colleges, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have demonstrated financial need, and have made meaningful contributions to their school or community are eligible to apply. In addition, a recommendation letter, college transcript, and 350 word essay are needed. Applications must be submitted by March 29. A scholarship worth up to $7,000 will be given away.

Madison’s brother and fund representative Camden Olivero stated that Madison often talked about his life-changing experience studying abroad in Barcelona. This enlightening phase enabled him to thrive in his intellectual and personal life. He made deep connections with people from all over the world, experienced fine cuisine, and learned about many cultures while he was overseas.

According to fund spokesperson John O Donnell, “it is our honor to memorialize Madison by offering this scholarship so others can have similar experiences.” We are eager to review applications and assist students with their study abroad experiences!

Visit www.cfosny.org for additional information or to apply for Community Foundation scholarships. You may also give Lisa Mitchell, the Coordinator of CFOS Programs and Donor Services, a call at 845-769-9393.


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