Release date: 1/10/2018

More Than $300,000 in Scholarships Available through Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Applications due April 1st

POUGHKEEPSIE – Students seeking financial help for college or vocational training 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 $300,000 to students throughout the region, for a wide variety of interests and intended majors. The Poughkeepsie-based organization manages endowments created by generous families, individuals and community groups looking to permanently memorialize loved ones and invest in the future. Last year 181 such scholarships were awarded.

Cristin McPeake, Director of Programs at Community Foundations, said “we are pleased to help donors and students achieve their goals making education more accessible. Given the rising costs of higher education, these resources are increasingly vital to families in our community.”

Students and families wishing to learn more about available scholarships should visit Foundations staff can be reached at 845-452-3077 or via email: Deadline for all applications is April 1 (unless a special deadline is noted), and awards will be announced in June.

About the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Serving all of Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is a driving force in philanthropy in the region, distributing funds from thousands of donors to connect people who care with causes that matter. Administering more than $65 million in assets, we work with donors to provide grants and scholarships, establish endowment funds for nonprofits and other charitable causes, and collaborate with government, private foundations and local leaders to address current and emerging needs. Learn more at


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