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09/24/2004
Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Announces Availability of Fall Scholarships

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 24, 2004

Application deadline is Friday, October 15

Applications are now available for dozens of scholarships for full- and part-time students enrolled this fall at Hudson Valley Community College.

The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of donors to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission.

The deadline for applications for currently enrolled students is Friday, Oct. 15; scholarships also are available for current high school seniors who plan to enroll at Hudson Valley for the Fall 2005 semester. Applications and detailed eligibility requirements for all scholarships are available online at www.hvcc.edu/scholarships, at the Guenther Enrollment Services Center on campus, or by contacting Nicole Hoyt, scholarship technical assistant, at (518) 629-4626 or hoytnic@hvcc.edu.

The following scholarships are available this fall for currently enrolled students:

Albany Kennel Club Paramedic Scholarship: One scholarship; award amount varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing a Paramedic certificate.

Albany Rods & Kustoms, Inc. Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship, awarded to a full-time Automotive Technology freshman who doesn't qualify for financial aid.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship: One scholarship; award amount varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is a child or grandchild of an alumnus/alumna of Hudson Valley.

John O. Amstuz Scholarship: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time matriculated freshmen or seniors who are registered for Spring 2005 semester.

Automobilists of the Upper Hudson Valley Scholarship in Memory Of John A. English: One $500 scholarship, awarded to a full-time senior enrolled in the Automotive Technical Services program.

Class Of '93 Scholarship: One scholarship; award amount varies. Preference for this scholarship is given to children, spouses and members of the Class of 93.

Continuing Education Scholarship: Two $300 scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to part-time, matriculated, non-traditional Continuing Education students registered for at least six credit hours per semester and who have completed at least 12 credit hours.

Richard Dinn Memorial Scholarship: One $750 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time Nursing student who has completed his/her first year requirements and will continue studying in the program.

Faculty Student Association Scholarship: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time matriculated freshmen or seniors maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher.

Otto V. Guenther Scholarship Award to Dependents of Hudson Valley Faculty/Staff: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time matriculated freshmen or seniors who are dependents of Hudson Valley faculty and/or staff and who have maintained a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.

Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time matriculated freshmen or seniors maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher.

Cathy Hunter-Roberts Memorial Scholarship: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time matriculated freshmen or seniors maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.

Mark McKeon '97 Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship; amount awarded varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, matriculated student entering the travel abroad program to study in Ireland during the final semester of his/her senior year. The student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Ralph H. O'Brien Scholarship: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time matriculated freshmen or seniors maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher and who are an active in student government.

Parents' Fund Scholarship: One scholarship; award amount varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, matriculated student who demonstrates a strong commitment to family and/or their community.

The Aimee Lynn Pyskadlo Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship; amount awarded varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, matriculated student with a strong determination to succeed academically.

Rensselaer County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways Scholarship: Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are awarded to matriculated seniors in the Civil Engineering Technology program who are registered for at least nine credit hours and are in good academic standing upon completion of their third semester.

Elizabeth K. Ripple Memorial Scholarship: Two scholarships; award amount varies. These scholarships are awarded to full-time, matriculated students enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program.

Raymond J. Stastny Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship; award amount varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, matriculated student entering his/her senior year in the Criminal Justice program.

Steven Sultan Scholarship Fund: One scholarship; award amount varies. This scholarship is awarded based on need to a full-time, matriculated senior who is a member of a Hudson Valley athletic team.

Michael D. Tisenchek Memorial Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time matriculated, second-semester freshman in the Automotive Technical Services program.

Patty Walsh '92 Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship; award amount varies. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, matriculated Human Services student showing promise in the Human Services field, particularly working with handicapped individuals.

In addition to supporting scholarship opportunities, gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs and facilities at the college.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation.

One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.