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03/05/2014
Hudson Valley Community College to offer FIRST Scholarships for Incoming Students

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072, e.bryant@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST team during their school career. This scholarship may be utilized for any curriculum at Hudson Valley.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a high school senior and have participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition team or a FIRST Tech Challenge team. FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics teams design, build and program robots to compete in a 12' X 12' field against other robot teams. Teams are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

A completed FIRST Scholarship application package must be submitted, no later than April 1, to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. An application and further information may be found on the FIRST scholarship page.

Local school districts who participate in FIRST competitions include: Albany, Amsterdam, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake, Cambridge, Hudson, Niskayuna, Queensbury, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schuylerville, Shaker, Shenendehowa, South Colonie and Troy.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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