Fund Type: Scholarship Funds

Fund Category: Education, Youth

The Christine Gallagher Scholarship recognizes a high school senior who has shown a demonstrated commitment towards the education and treatment of those with disabilities. Each year a $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a promising high school senior, to assist with costs in attending a college of his or her choice.

To be considered for The Christine Gallagher Scholarship applicants must be residents of Rockland County and attend a public, private or parochial high school. Well-rounded high school seniors who demonstrate a significant commitment of volunteer service to our community are encouraged to apply.

Awarding of the Christine Gallagher Scholarship is contingent on several criteria including acceptance to and enrollment in a two- or four-year college, and a complete application. Additionally, applicants are required to submit an essay demonstrating their commitment towards the education and treatment of those with disabilities either as a course of study in high school, an intended field of study in college, or volunteer/employment service working with the disabled. Scholarship recipients are expected to use their resources wisely, and uphold a high standard of conduct.

The Christine Gallagher 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 honor the memory of Christine Gallagher to give future students a similar financial opportunity.