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03/01/2000
Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Offering Scholarships to Troy High Graduates

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 1, 2000
http://www.hvcc.edu

Applications are available for two Hudson Valley Community College scholarships aimed at Troy High School graduates from the Class of 2000.

The Frank J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming student in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Applicants must be Class of 2000 graduates from Troy High and must be accepted into Hudson Valley's Mechanical Engineering Technology program. To be considered for the scholarship, students must have at least a C+ average and must show financial need. The scholarship recipient receives a $1,500 award, to be used toward paying educational expenses.

Troy High students who are interested in the health sciences may apply for the Dr. Anthony M. Debonis Health Sciences Scholarship, a $200 award that is given each year to an incoming student. To be considered for the scholarship, students must be accepted for study in one of the college's health science programs, must have at least a B average, and must show financial need.

To receive an application for either scholarship, contact the Troy High School guidance office or the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation at 629-8077. Applications must be returned by April 21.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, 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 Opportunities 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 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.