$500 thousand in Scholarships Available for Class of 2023 through
Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
Students are encouraged to apply for available scholarships by April 14 deadline
MONTGOMERY, NY (January 17, 2023) – A total of 240 scholarships worth more than $500 thousand will be awarded from 140 funds at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) this spring. High school seniors and adults returning to college are encouraged to apply now for these scholarships now.
Students can apply online for scholarships at cfosny.org until April 14. After filling out a single application, they will be notified of which specific scholarships they are eligible for and whether those scholarships have additional application requirements. This streamlined process makes it easier for students to find the best fit scholarship opportunities for their unique circumstances and abilities.
“Thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors, the Foundation is able to offer a wide range of scholarships annually which make a tremendous difference for local students and their families,” said Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan President and CEO Elizabeth Rowley. “A college education gets more costly each year, and we’re proud to support deserving young people and other students realize their dreams of higher education or career training.”
Among the scholarships being distributed through the Community Foundation this year is the Devin Michael Housman Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is distributed to graduating students from Sullivan and Orange counties who have a special education classification and are pursuing a career in the arts. The student will also have displayed kindness to others.
Devin’s parents Yvonne and James Housman who established the fund said applicants aren’t evaluated on their grade point average but rather their aptitude for art and demonstrated caring for others.
“This scholarship is a fitting legacy to Devin because while he was on the autism spectrum, he was a humanitarian who expressed the kindness he felt from others through his artwork,” said Yvonne Housman. “Devin would want students who may be struggling at school but have artistic ability and want to make a positive change in the world to pursue their passion with the assistance of this scholarship.”
For more information or to apply for Community Foundation scholarships, visit www.cfosny.org or call CFOS Programs and Donor Services Coordinator Lisa Mitchell at 845-769-9393.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS): Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan connects people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships, for good, forever. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region. Since its inception, CFOS, with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $25 million in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers 390 active charitable funds that represent $40 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation, and youth. To learn more, visit cfosny.org.
Photo features: Devin Michael Housman. A scholarship in his memory is distributed to students in Sullivan and Orange counties who have a special education classification and are pursuing a career in the arts.