Acacio “Roger” Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$8,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One or more awards provided annually, depending on the number of qualified applicants.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must attend a high school in Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester County, New York or Fairfield County, Connecticut.
  2. This award is for U.S. students.
  3. Must plan to study a field that will lead to a career in the building/construction industry.
  4. Must be a high school senior at the time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for current high school seniors in Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester County, New York or Fairfield County, Connecticut. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in construction and other specializations within the building industry.

Application requirements for the Acacio “Roger” Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
  • Student Aid Report
Additional Information: Established by the Rodrigues family, in memory of Acacio "Roger" Rodrigues, scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who reside in Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester County, New York or Fairfield County, Connecticut and who plan to study in a field which will lead to a career in the building/construction industry. These fields include but are not limited to architecture, engineering, construction management, electrical construction technology, plumbing and heating, welding and fabrication, etc.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, renewable for up to an additional three years if the student maintains a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $8,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications are available online from the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley website at the address provided. In addition to the completed application, each applicant must submit two letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal); a copy of his/her most recent transcript; a copy of the student's Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information; and an essay of approximately 500 words responding to the prompt listed on the application. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is obtained by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Applications must be completed online by the deadline date.
Contact: Nevill Smythe
Address: 80 Washington St. Suite 201 Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

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