$446 thousand in Scholarships Available for Class of 2022

Students are encouraged to apply for available scholarships by April 15 deadline

MONTGOMERY, NY (January 5, 2022) – A total of nearly 150 scholarships worth nearly $446 thousand will be awarded this spring to students in Orange and Sullivan counties. High school seniors and adults returning to college are encouraged to apply now for these scholarships which are available through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS).

Students can apply online for scholarships at cfosny.org until April 15. 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.”

A recent scholarship fund established in the CFOS family of funds is the Taylor Pierson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship honors the memory of Taylor Pierson of Pine Bush who passed away unexpectedly in September of 2021 at the young age of 20. Taylor was a student at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY where she was preparing to graduate in December.

The Taylor Pierson Memorial Scholarship Fund distributes a scholarship annually to a student graduating from Pine Bush High School who actively serves his/her community and is pursuing a degree in engineering or education.

“Taylor loved working with elementary kids when she was in high school, and she also had a talent for robotics,” said her mother, Katie Pierson. “Offering a scholarship to a candidate in education or engineering means a great deal to our family as it will be a long-lasting way to honor Taylor’s memory.” 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.   

Taylor Pierson