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.