Three New Scholarship Funds Established for Valley Central Graduates

Scholarships will honor and memorialize former area residents and support local students pursuing higher education

MONTGOMERY, NY (April 13, 2022) – In just the last two months, three separate scholarship funds have been established at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan for graduates of Valley Central High School. The new funds include the Steven and Stephanie Weisbroth Walden Scholarship Fund, the Dr. Timothy E. Hale Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Alice Privitera Nursing Scholarship Fund. The scholarships will be awarded yearly starting in 2023.

The Steven and Stephanie Weisbroth Walden Scholarship established by its namesakes will be awarded to a graduate who resides in Walden NY. The awardee will have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants will be considered based on both objective merit and demonstrated need.

Beloved dentist Dr. Timothy Hale of Montgomery was a college basketball player, sports addict, and youth coach. Fittingly, the Dr. Timothy E. Hale Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate who has participated in athletics and is pursuing a major in the medical field.

The Alice Privitera Nursing Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to graduates pursuing a nursing degree. Alice entered Nursing School out of high school and immediately found her calling. Throughout her life she was eager to use her knowledge to help others, and always kept a cool head in a medical emergency.

Alice’s son Michael (Valley Central Class of 1972) who is now Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and a world-renowned expert in epilepsy established the scholarship fund.

“I see daily how much the field of nursing needs bright, motivated and compassionate women and men,” said Dr. Privitera. “Our family hopes Alice’s story and this scholarship will inspire and encourage generations of young women and men to enter nursing.”

For more information or to apply for Community Foundation scholarships, visit or call CFOS Programs and Donor Services Coordinator Lisa Mitchell at 845-769-9393.   

Alice Privitera