Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Awards $462,525 in Scholarships

202 local students will benefit from the scholarships thanks to the generosity of area donors.

MONTGOMERY, NY (July 13, 2021) – It was a challenging year for high school seniors who had to be resilient in the face of the many impacts of COVID-19. However, their futures are extra bright thanks to the generosity of the donors who established scholarship funds within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS).

In all, CFOS awarded $462,525 in scholarships this year to students in school districts throughout the region. 202 students received 237 scholarships, all made possible through generous donors who have established charitable funds within the Community Foundation.  

Katherine Duryea, a graduating senior from Port Jervis High school is a recipient of the Lillian J. Bauer Scholarship.

“Thank you for believing in my future and helping me reach my goals,” said Duryea. “I’m grateful for your generosity and support. I am a proud recipient of this scholarship, and I am very thankful!”

“When generous donors establish scholarship funds, they are investing in the future of our communities by supporting young people’s continuing educations,” said Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President and CEO. “The student recipients are extremely grateful for these awards.”

Students were able to apply for scholarships from the comfort and safety of their homes thanks to the Community Foundation’s online portal.

Photo: CFOS President and CEO Elizabeth Rowley (left) with Lillian J. Bauer Scholarship recipients Annaliese Santoro (center) and Katherine Duryea (right)