The Philipstown Democrats announced a $500 scholarship opportunity — the Betty Budney Community Service Award. The award was conceived to honor Betty Budney, who retired from the Town Board of Philipstown in 2013, and who has been an exemplary volunteer for decades.

The award will recognize a 2014 graduating senior for realizing the need and the value of volunteering and for the free will gift of personal time, skill and effort for the benefit of others. The recipient will be a resident of Philipstown. Any high school graduate from the class of 2014 is eligible.

The Philipstown Democrats are proud to support volunteerism and community service in young people, and were pleased to present the first Betty Budney Community Service Award in 2013 to Haldane graduate Malinda Labriola.

Applicants will be required to document their volunteer service. The deadline to submit applications is June 2, 2014.

Email [email protected] for application and information.

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