$500 thousand in Scholarships Available for the Class of 2024 through

Students are encouraged to apply for available scholarships by the April 22 deadline

MONTGOMERY, NY (April 15, 2024) – A total of 140 scholarships worth nearly $500 thousand will be awarded from funds at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) this spring. High school seniors and adults returning to college are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Applications for scholarships can be submitted at cfosny.org until April 22.

Upon completion of a single application, applicants will receive notifications indicating the specific scholarships they qualify for, along with any additional application requirements. This streamlined process simplifies the search for suitable scholarship opportunities, ensuring students can access the support that aligns best with their circumstances and capabilities.

“Thanks to the unwavering support of our amazing donors, the Foundation continues to provide a diverse array of scholarships each year, profoundly impacting the lives of local students and their families,” said Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan President and CEO Elizabeth Rowley. “As the expenses associated with higher education continue to rise, we are honored to stand behind deserving students, empowering them to pursue their aspirations for higher education, vocational training, and enrichment.”

Among the scholarships being distributed through the Community Foundation this year is The Haddon C. Pantel Memorial Scholarship. The Haddon C. Pantel Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to a graduating senior from Fallsburg Central School District who will attend a licensed or accredited school to pursue a trade or vocational degree.

“Haddon was a promising automotive mechanical entrepreneur, whose life was tragically cut short while still early in his career,” said fund representative Tim Pantel. “We hope to preserve Haddon’s memory by assisting an aspiring graduate with the training and education necessary to achieve success in the trade of their choice.”

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.