Fund Type: Scholarship Funds

Fund Category: Education, Women's Development

The ML Perez-Whittingham Scholarship (formerly known as ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship) recognizes Rockland County high school female seniors who, through their actions or beliefs, embrace the principles of ML by Maria Luisa: civic and community involvement, commitment to social justice, social equality, and environment/eco-friendly lifestyles. This year, two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded: one to a promising woman who is a senior attending a private or public Rockland County high school (must be a Rockland County resident), and one to a promising woman who is a senior attending Nyack High School, to assist with costs in attending a college of their choice. Candidates who identify as women will be considered regardless of sex assigned at birth. Well-rounded students who demonstrate a significant commitment of volunteer service to our community are encouraged to apply.

Awarding of the The ML Perez-Whittingham Scholarship  is contingent on several criteria including enrollment in a two- or four-year accredited college program in the U.S. and a complete application. Scholarship recipients are expected to use their resources wisely and uphold a high standard of conduct. The ML Perez-Whittingham 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 spirit of this scholarship to give future students a similar financial opportunity.