Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Awards Over $190,000 in Scholarships for 2015

2015 scholarship recipients
2015 Scholarship Recipients (Partial Grouping)

Montgomery, NY – The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan has awarded over $190,000 in scholarships to students in 25 school districts throughout the region.  90 students received scholarships, all made possible through generous donors who have established charitable funds within the Community Foundation. A scholarship reception for 200 guests took place at the Village of Montgomery Senior Center on July 22 to recognize recipients and their families.

Some of the newest charitable funds under the administration of the Community Foundation that made inaugural scholarships this year are:

The Edward R. and J. Roscoe Crist Memorial Scholarship. This fund awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Valley Central graduate Mary Sherman. This scholarship is in honor of the Crist’s efforts to cultivate sustainable agriculture, supply food to people of the world and their dedication to family and their community. This scholarship is awarded to a Valley Central High School graduate pursuing education and a career in the field of agriculture.

The Taylor and Kyle Doce Academic Scholarship. This fund awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Valley Central graduates Elizabeth Pizzonia and Kyle Wlodarczyk. This fund awards scholarships to students who rank #3 and #4 in the senior class at Valley Central High School.Top of Form

The Meghan Sager Memorial Fund.  This Fund awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Goshen High School graduates Madison Heinrich and Carlin Rea. This scholarship is awarded to Goshen seniors who demonstrate similar traits of Meghan, such as academic achievement with an interest in sports, languages, music, theater, or volunteerism, but above all, have consistently displayed exceptional kindness and caring for their fellow students and community.

Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship. This Fund awarded four $500 scholarships to Joseph Sessa, Natasiana Small, Brian Stickle, and Samantha Tornillo. This fund provides a scholarship to a graduating senior who has participated in the Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading program for multiple years.

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:

The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region with the creation of over 210 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.