Village of New Paltz Trustees 2021 Social Justice Scholarship.
High school seniors planning on putting their college education and eventual career to use towards making our world a better one should apply for the Village of New Paltz Trustees 2021 Social Justice Scholarship.
Announcement date: May 24, 2021
Application deadline: June 23, 2021 at noon
Award announcement: June 23, 2021
This scholarship award will be at least $500 and is designed for students who are New Paltz high school seniors who will be enrolled in college in fall 2021, who are actively engaged in peace and equity efforts, and who are pursuing a career path dedicated to social justice.
Please alert students who may be eligible and interested in this opportunity.
Financial need and the selection of students from traditionally marginalized populations will be considered in making this award but shall not be the sole determining award factor.
Email SocialJusticeScholarship@villageofnewpaltz.org with questions or to apply.
Applications must include:
+ 500 words or less personal statement about student’s social justice commitment and how it relates to college choice and short- and long-term career goals
+ one brief letter of recommendation from someone who can describe student’s engagement with social justice issues and activities; letters can be from teachers, guidance counselors, or advisors, activists and advocates, community leaders, elected officials or anyone familiar with the student’s perspectives, history, and goals
+ where applicable, a description of financial need and/or inclusion in traditionally marginalized populations
The Village of New Paltz 2021 Trustees – Mayor Tim Rogers, Deputy Mayor kt Tobin, and Trustees Alexandria Wojcik, Michele Zipp, and William Murray – are personally funding this scholarship. The immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, and grandparents), and same household members of Village of New Paltz elected officials are not eligible to enter. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.