The Rockland Community Foundation has announced that applications are available for the following scholarship funds:

The Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship: Awarded to a promising high school senior in need of financial aid, to assist with costs in attending a college of his or her choice. The scholarship is granted in increments of $1,000 per year, renewable up to four years for qualifying recipients enrolled without interruption, for a total grant not to exceed $4,000.

The Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandana Memorial Scholarship: The scholarship honors the memory of a young man remembered as the “Man in the Red Bandana” who courageously saved the lives of many on 9/11. This scholarship is awarded for continuing education costs to a graduating high school senior who has been active in volunteering in, and is interested in pursuing a career in, emergency services. Total amount of the grant is $1,000.

To be considered for either scholarship, applicants must be residents of Rockland County and attend a public, private or parochial school within Rockland County. Well-rounded high school seniors that demonstrate a significant commitment to volunteer service in the Rockland community are encouraged to apply. Applications can be downloaded from their website at

Deadline is April 15, 2013.

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