The Putnam County Children’s Committee is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of Putnam County or graduates from a Putnam County school district with a desire to further their education. Students applying must send the following materials to the Putnam County Children’s Committee, Inc. at P.O. Box 187, Carmel, NY 10512 with attention to the Scholarship Committee by April 15.
1) A letter stating a desire to be considered, financial need and plans for further education, including information about siblings
2) A transcript
3) Two letters of recommendation and a letter from a guidance counselor
4) A financial plan, noting college costs, money available, anticipated loans, scholarships, gifts and projected earnings
5) A FASA report
Although financial need will be a priority, additional criteria for selection will be based on commitment to service to the community, strength of purpose in achieving an educational goal, ability and maturity.
The amount of the scholarship will be no less than $500 and will be paid after successful completion of the first semester of study. Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified through their school guidance departments by May 10.