The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation announced that it has awarded scholarships to eight high school seniors in the Hudson Valley for 2010.
The purpose of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship is to assist students who have been affected by breast cancer in some way. Scholarships of $1,000 in value were awarded to recipients in the Hudson Valley. The scholarships are not renewable, however a recipient may reapply in subsequent years while they are in college. Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible to be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
- Have been affected by breast cancer in some way.
- Reside within one of the eight New York State counties covered by the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation; Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester and Ulster.
- Must plan to attend/or be attending an accredited college, university or trade school. (Scholarship checks will only be mailed to the school to be attended by the scholarship winner.)
Recipients are chosen by a Scholarship Committee comprised of three Miles of Hope Board members and three teachers or former teachers and a Vice President from the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. The scholarship recipients by county: Dutchess: Emily Rokitowski, Sacred Heart University; Clarice Muron-Bendaoud, Spackenkill High School attending St. Joseph’s University in the fall Orange: John Denmead, Warwick Valley High School attending U Mass, Amherst in the fall Westchester: Kristine Greco, Tuckahoe High School Putnam: Samantha Sullivan – Pace University Ulster: Chelsea DeFino, Saugerties High School attending St. John’s University in the fall; Leah Foscaldi, Highland High School attending Penn State in the Fall Rockland: Christina Marcelus, Ramapo High School attending Drexel University in the fall