Scholarships

 

We are currently accepting applications for the scholarships below.

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley hosts The Chamber Foundation’s scholarships along with many other scholarships available to area students.

Students will need to create a login. Once created, students can access his or her application at any time before submitting. With this login, students will also have access to all area scholarships being offered through The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

When students log in, they will complete a simple eligibility quiz, which will recommend scholarships. Students applying for multiple scholarships have the ability to copy answers from one application to the next. Additionally, those providing transcripts and recommendations will have access to a dashboard where they can view all student requests and action taken in one location. This streamlined process will make things easier for both students and guidance counselors.

Use The Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Search Tool or download and print the full Scholarship Directory or Eligibility Worksheet to determine which awards to apply to, and any additional attachments (essays, specific letters of recommendation) you will need.

Questions on Chamber Foundation scholarships? Please call 845-454-1700 ext 1026.

We are currently accepting applications for the scholarships below through April 1, 2018.

ATHENA Adult Scholarship

The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber Foundation to encourage increased career opportunities for women in our community established the ATHENA Adult Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any female Dutchess County resident who works or volunteers in Dutchess County, has graduated high school or its equivalent, or graduated college, has been out of school for at least five years, and is pursuing education at an accredited New York State college, university or trade school, or through an accredited online educational program.

Minimum scholarship awards are $1,500 and are nonrenewable unless otherwise stated.

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Charles S. North Scholarship for Music and Art - sponsored by Paul Effman Music

Established by The Chamber Foundation and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor past President & CEO Charles S. North and his love of music, and to encourage the pursuit of music and arts in education, this scholarship is available to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Dutchess County and is majoring in music performance, music/art education or visual arts ( ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, and architecture) at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Minimum scholarship awards are $1,500 and are nonrenewable unless otherwise stated.

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Cosimo DiBrizzi Culinary Arts Scholarship

Established by the family of Cosimo DiBrizzi and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor his memory, this scholarship is available to any resident of the Mid-Hudson Valley (counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam and Ulster) who is pursuing a career at the  Culinary Institute of America. Student must be accepted (or currently enrolled) at the CIA and planning to attend within the next six months. If currently enrolled, student must have residency in the Hudson Valley for at least five years.

Minimum scholarship awards are $1,500 and are nonrenewable unless otherwise stated.

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Eileen Hickey Nursing Scholarship - Sponsored by The Pines at Poughkeepsie

Established by the family of Eileen Hickey and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor her memory, this scholarship is available to any resident of Dutchess County who is pursuing a career in nursing at a college in New York State. 

Minimum scholarship awards are $1,500 and are nonrenewable unless otherwise stated. 

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Juan Lafuente Leadership Scholarship

Established by the Lafuente family and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, this scholarship memorializes Juan, the husband of former City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Colette Lafuente, who lost his life during the attacks on September 11, 2001. Candidates for this scholarship must be a resident of Dutchess County. Awards are based on student’s demonstration of academic achievement – especially in the areas of math and science, leadership contributions to school and community, and character. Student must attend an accredited New York State college, university, or trade school. This scholarship is open to any academic major.

Minimum scholarship awards are $1,500 and are nonrenewable unless otherwise stated.

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1987 by the Nussbickel family and the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Foundation in memory of Norman F. Nussbickel. The scholarship also honors Norman’s wife, Rita, who passed away in 2006. This scholarship is for graduating seniors from John Jay, Roy C. Ketcham, Beacon or Arlington High Schools who have demonstrated strong academic, athletic and community service in high school.

Minimum scholarship awards are $1,500 and are nonrenewable unless otherwise stated. 

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Richard W. Mitchell Memorial Workforce Development Scholarship - with support from the Hudson Valley Young Professionals

THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP IS OFFERED ONLY TO DUTCHESS COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS AND ITS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER OR THE CHAMBER FOUNDATION’S PROGRAMMING PARTICIPANTS.

Established by the family to honor the memory of Richard W. Mitchell, former President and CEO of the then Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce, this scholarship is available to Chamber members, participants in its Workforce Development Programs, or participants in The Chamber Foundation's leadership programming and who are also residents of Dutchess County and faced with significant economic, physical, developmental or emotional barrier(s) while advancing his or her education. Student must attend an accredited New York State college, university or trade school. This scholarship is open to any academic major.

Please click HERE to see if your employer is a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Applications are open. Click here to apply.

Steven and Linda Lant Family Scholarship for Business and Finance

Established by the Lant Family to support students in achieving his or her Bachelor’s Degree, this scholarship is available to any Dutchess County high school senior or Dutchess Community College student entering an accredited bachelor’s degree program pursuing a major in economics, business or finance at a New York State college. The Lant family has established this scholarship to support students with the motivation, work ethic, and academic skills necessary to succeed at college and in the workforce. Financial need is considered.

Up to four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded each year.

Applications are open. Click here to apply.