Our scholarships are given to assist adult women in completing their education and pursuing career aspirations. The
recipients must be 25 years of age or older, in their senior year at Hudson Valley Community College or Schenectady County Community College, and have at least a 2.5 GPA, coupled with a strong determination to succeed academically. They also must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady or Schoharie counties. Recipients were selected through a competitive application process that included the submission of a compelling 300-word essay.
Some of the scholarship recipients attending the 2014 Trailblazers Awards Luncheon
Since starting our education initiative in 2010, the Women's Fund has awarded:
$170,000 in scholarships to 36 women attending Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)
$9,200 in funding for an Emergency Fund at SCCC that is available to assist non-traditional female students who are experiencing unusual or severe financial strain due to a sudden unforeseen crisis outside of their control
The Women’s Fund is the single largest scholarship donor at SCCC. An article from the
SCCC Summer 2014 Alum News, page 7, on the right, details our partnership with SCCC.
Here is additional information about some of our scholarship and emergency fund recipients: