Paul S. Kleidman Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must attend Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, New York.
  3. Must be a high school senior at the time of application.
  4. Must participate in sports, extracurricular activities, or have a part-time job.
  5. Must have a parent or guardian who has struggled through cancer or another serious illness.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

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

Description: This award is available for current seniors at Arlington High school in New York state. Applicants must have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or close guardian.

Application requirements for the Paul S. Kleidman Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Student Aid Report
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: In 2000 Paul Kleidman, the father of three children who were 15, 13 and 8, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For the next six years Mr. Kleidman continued to undergo chemotherapy and radiation all the while being a loving caring and involved father. During the six and a half years that he fought a courageous and inspirational battle, his children spent a large portion of their young lives watching their father's struggle and living on an emotional roller coaster, with his ups and downs also being theirs. As a result the children were affected emotionally, physically, and academically. In recognition of the struggle that a child of a parent with cancer undergoes this scholarship is offered in Paul Kleidman's name as a tribute to his children's valiant struggle as well as the struggle faced by children similarly affected. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Arlington High School who will be attending a 4-year college/university and whose life has been materially affected by the serious illness of a parent. The scholarship shall be applied to tuition costs at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, May 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, May 1, 2021

Applications are available online from the Community Foundation of 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, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Applications must be completed online by the deadline date.
About Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley:
Contact Information: Nevill Smythe, Vice President, Programs
Address: 80 Washington St. Suite 201 Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

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