LoHudMoms.com, the website powered by moms to empower moms in the Lower Hudson Valley, and The Gannett Foundation are offering 3 scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic years at Westchester Community College to deserving mothers in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties who wish to pursue or complete an associate’s degree. Both new and returning Westchester Community College students are eligible.
Information and applications are available only at the Westchester Community College scholarship office. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2008. Applications will be judged, and scholarship recipients will be chosen by officials in the scholarship office at Westchester Community College.
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The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. The Foundation give grants to organizations in the communities in which Gannett
owns a daily newspaper or television station. In the Lower Hudson Valley, the Gannett newspaper is The Journal News.
The Gannett Foundation’s mission: to invest in the future of the communities in which Gannett does business, and in the future of our industry. They value projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. More information regarding The Gannett
Foundation can be found online at http://www.gannettfoundation.org/
For more than 60 years, Westchester Community College has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Westchester County by empowering individuals towards positive change and encouraging life-long learning. As the county's largest educational institution, thousands of day, evening or weekend credit or non-credit courses are offered to over 24,000 students, inspiring them to successfully transfer to four-year colleges, pursue graduate degrees, or move directly into rewarding
careers. As a rich community resource, the main Valhalla Campus and its Extension Centers reach out and invite all to partake of stimulating programs led by well-respected faculty and noted scholars.
Since 1969, the Westchester Community College Foundation has directly helped over 11,000 students advance their education through scholarships and grants. Despite the College's best efforts to contain costs, tuition and fees continue to rise, and are obstacles for many exceptional students who have a profound and compelling need for assistance. For many of our students, scholarships make the essential difference that allows eager learners the opportunity to pursue their dreams.