Over 100k in Scholarships Available to Local Students

This is the post-of-the-year for the grad-in-your-life. Here's a list they'll thank you for!  Check out all of the wonderful scholarship opportunities made possible by some very generous donors. A run through the list will tell just how competitive some of these are, so freshman and sophomores take note. One great trick for getting scholarships is knowing what the qualifications are ahead of time. That way, you can apply yourself to those groups and focuses in order to put yourself in good standing for those very helpful dollar amounts in time for senior year! 
 
If I had it all to do again....
...well the numbers speak for themselves.
 
College is in a word: expensive. In the 2011-12 academic year, the average net cost for a full-time student at an in-state public university was about $15,000 for tuition, fees, room, board, books and incidental expenses, according to the College Board. Some institutions charge as much as $60,000 a year.

 

In the 2011-2012 academic year, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to 20 school districts throughout Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. These scholarships, awarded to more than 60 students, were made possible through the charitable funds the Community Foundation administers.

 

For the 2012-2013 academic year, over $103,000 in combined scholarships are available in the following school districts and institutions. Students should visit the guidance office in their respective school to obtain information on criteria and process.

 

List of available scholarships:

 

Calvary Christian School

  • Ian C. Bennett-Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*

 

Chapel Field Christian School

  • Ian C. Bennett-Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**

 

Chester Union Free School District

  • Ian C. Bennett-Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Rudolph Vallet Science and Education Memorial Scholarship - $500

 

Cornwall Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett-Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • Edward C. Moulton, Jr.; Cornwall Alumni Scholarship - $250
  • Cornwall Central High School Scholar's Fund Award - Top Scholar (Graduating class) - $1,000
  • Cornwall Central High School Scholar's Fund Award - Top Mathematics Scholar - $1,000
  • Cornwall Central High School Scholar's Fund Award - Top Science Scholar - $1,000

 

Fallsburg Central School District

  • Milton Brizel Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Edward Byran Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Blossom Cohen Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Candy Gold Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Esthyr Mintz Flanagan Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
  • Nancy Solomon Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Elissa Lippen/Matthew Helm Memorial Scholarship Fund - Two awards at $500 each

 

Florida Union Free School District

  • Ian C. Bennett-Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**

 

Goshen Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • Erin Ortiz Memorial Scholarship - Two awards at $500 each
  • Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,000

 

Harmony Christian School

  • Ian C. Bennett-Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*

 

Highland Falls Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Abraham and Judith Kopald and Jonathan R. Kopald Memorial Scholarship - two awards at $1,000 each

 

John S. Burke Catholic High School

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**

 

Marlboro Central School District

  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**

 

Middletown Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Jennifer Newton Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
  • David E. Phillips Music Scholarship - $500
  • Women's University Club of Middletown Endowment Fund - $1,000

Minisink Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Scholarship - $1,000

 

Monroe-Woodbury School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Justin T. Dimino Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,000
  • Susan Gunther Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,000

 

Monticello School District

  • Blake and Dorothy Washington Scholarship Fund - $1,000
  • Ashley & Sierra Memorial Scholarship Fund - Two awards at $1,000 each

 

Newburgh Enlarged City School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • The Carly Fund Scholarship - two awards at $1,000 each
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • David S. MacFarland Scholarship - $1,000
  • Archie Stewart Rotary Scholarship - $1,000

 

New Paltz Central School District

  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**

 

Orange-Ulster BOCES

  • Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Fund (Culinary Arts Program) - $250
  • Alison Klepper Memorial Scholarship - $500

 

Pine Bush Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship - $2,500
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • Scott F. Coen Memorial Scholarship - $300
  • Pine Bush Alumni Scholarship - $500
  • John Christopher Smith Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Isidore and Ethel Wittenberg Memorial Scholarship - $200

 

Port Jervis City School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Oscar B. Greenleaf Memorial Scholarship - $20,000
  • Lillian J. Bauer Scholarship - one award at $10,000 and a second award at $5,000

 

Ramapo Central School District

  • FF Denis P. Germain Memorial Scholarship - two awards at $500 each

 

Ramapo College of New Jersey

  • The Keith B. Hayes Foundation - $4,200

 

Storm King School

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*

 

Sullivan County

  • Sullivan Renaissance Scholarship - amount varies

 

SUNY Orange (Orange County Community College)

  • Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Scholarship - $250
  • Spencer McLaughlin Scholarship - $850
  • The E.Bash Soderlund and Barbara Soderlund (Women's University Club of Middletown) Mentoring Fund - $1,000

 

Tuxedo High School

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*

 

Valley Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • Dr. Morton I. Blackman Scholarship - The Meyer and Lillian Jacobowitz Memorial Fund - $150
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • Corinne Feller Memorial Scholarship - $3,000
  • John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship (Walden Savings Bank) - $1,000
  • The Meyer and Lillian Jacobowitz Business Scholarship - $500
  • John Mazur Memorial Scholarship - four awards at $2,000 each
  • Michael Purcell Scholarship Fund - $250

 

Wallkill Central School District

  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • The Edward Edsall Scholarship - The Meyer and Lillian Jacobowitz Memorial Fund - $250
  • John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship (Walden Savings Bank) - $1,000
  • The Meyer and Lillian Jacobowitz Scholarship - $150

 

Warwick Valley School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • Alison Klepper Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
  • Anthony C. Quinn Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
  • John P. Williamson Scholarship - two awards at $1,000 each

 

Washingtonville Central School District

  • Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund - $1,000*
  • David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship - $2,500**
  • Michael Purcell Scholarship Fund - $250
  • Washingtonville V World Trade Center Memorial Firefighters Scholarship - five awards at $500 each

 

 

In 2008 Sullivan Renaissance began collaborating with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties to offer a limited number of Sullivan Renaissance Scholarships to the college or university on one's choice.Eligible recipients are asked to demonstrate that they have volunteered for a Sullivan Renaissance project in a significant way and describe the impact the experience has had on them. Individuals are selected by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties to receive scholarships ranging in amounts of $500 to $1500. Since 2008, 40 awards have totaled $26,250. Eligible students should download an application.

 

 

Scholarship applications are available through school district guidance offices and college financial aid offices.

 

Please note:

*The Ian C. Bennett - Situation Cares Memorial Fund Scholarship will award only one $1,000 scholarship in the 20 schools offering the scholarship.

 

**The David T. Cocks Walden Savings Bank Scholarship will award only one $2,500 scholarship in the 13 schools offering the scholarship.

 

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit public charity, was established in 1999 as a vehicle to promote philanthropy in perpetuity for charitable organizations throughout our region. The Community Foundation accomplishes this by assisting donors in executing their charitable intentions and encouraging them to make a difference in the community. Community Foundation Executive Director, Karen VanHouten Minogue, explained "These locally-based endowment funds that were established for the purpose of awarding scholarships, are only one example of how endowment funds can promote educational advancement and help support worthwhile causes. Endowment funds are a powerful way to leave a legacy in your community." For more information, please visit our website at www.cfoc-ny.org or call 845-769-9393.