LIBERTY – There is still time to get involved, help out and potentially earn a scholarship. Communities and organizations participating in the 2018 Sullivan Renaissance grant program welcome assistance from volunteers who are interested in applying for either of two scholarship programs listed below:
Sullivan Renaissance Scholarship
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, through a donor-advised fund established by Sullivan Renaissance, offers a limited number of scholarships to Sullivan County residents who volunteer in a significant way to a 2018 Renaissance project.
Candidates must describe their contribution to Sullivan Renaissance, the impact the experience had on them, and why they have chosen their particular area of study.
Scholarships are announced in August and may be applied toward the 2019 spring semester at an undergraduate college of one’s choice.
SUNY Sullivan Scholarship
The SUNY Sullivan Foundation will also award scholarships to volunteers involved in 2018 Renaissance projects. Scholarships ranging from $750 to $1500 are available for SUNY Sullivan students who reside in Sullivan County.
Applicants must volunteer for a 2018 Renaissance project and include a letter of recommendation from the leader of the Renaissance group. They must show, either by submitting an approximately 250 words essay, photographic portfolio or a video of their participation in the project, “How I have been part of Sullivan Renaissance.”
For a list of the groups and projects, call Sullivan Renaissance at 295-2445. For information about the SUNY Sullivan scholarship, call 434-5750 ext. 4327. Applications are available online at SullivanRenaissance.org.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation with support from Bold Gold Media Group, The River Reporter, The Sullivan County Democrat, The Times Herald Record, DVEight Magazine, and Thompson Sanitation.