A graduating senior of Minisink Valley High School has been awarded the Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts institute Scholarship, a charitable fund administered through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
The Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Fund was created through the Community Foundation following Caitlin’s tragic and senseless death on the morning of
April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. At 19 years old, Caitlin was just completing her sophomore year and was pursuing a double major in International Studies/Politics and Leadership, with a minor in French. Her parents, Christian and Marian, established this Foundation as a way to keep Caitlin’s memory alive and vibrant.
Each year a graduate from Caitlin’s alma mater, Minisink Valley High School, receives a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The 2013 Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Fund recipient is Heidi Cooper.
Two educational awards are also made annually from this Fund:
A $250 award is presented to a student attending SUNY Orange. The recipient of the 2013 Hammaren Award is Peter Stika.
A $250 award is also presented to an Orange-Ulster BOCES Culinary Arts student. The recipient of the 2013 Hammaren Award is Hayley Paolini.
To make a gift to this fund, please make check payable to CFOS-Caitlin M. Hammaren Memorial Foundation and Arts Institute Fund and mail to the Community Foundation at 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure on-line donations may be made to this Fund or other funds administered at the Community Foundation at cfoc-ny.org. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.