Fund Type: Scholarship Funds

Fund Category: Education, Youth

The Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship recognizes and supports Rockland County youth dedicated to pursuing higher education studies. Each year a scholarship will be awarded to a promising Rockland County high school senior in need of financial aid, to assist with costs in attending a college of his or her choice. To be considered for The Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship, applicants must be residents of Rockland County and attend a public, private or parochial school within Rockland County. Well rounded high school seniors who demonstrate a significant commitment of volunteer service to our community are encouraged to apply.

The Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship is granted in four annual installments of $1000 per year. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years for qualifying recipients enrolled without interruption in a college of their choice for a total grant not to exceed $4,000.00. Awards are granted for a specific period of study and are not carried over if unused.

Renewal of the The Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship is contingent upon several criteria including: continued enrollment in a four year college and meeting reporting requirements, proof of satisfactory achievement, continued financial need and the availability of Foundation funds. Scholarship recipients are expected to use their resources wisely, uphold a high standard of conduct and study and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each scholarship recipient must submit to the Rockland Community Foundation annual reports for each academic term along with proof of enrollment verified by an official transcript of the courses taken and grades received in each academic term. Installments of the award will be made after receipt of required reporting materials. Funds are generally released in September.
The Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship award is an outright grant. Although recipients are under no obligation to make repayment, it is hoped that once graduated and engaged in a productive career they will help sustain the “Spirit” to give future students a similar financial opportunity.

To apply for this scholarship click the link below.