by Julie Beckerman
The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship recognizes Rockland County women who, through their actions or beliefs, embrace civic and community involvement, commitment to social justice, social equality and environment/eco-friendly lifestyles.
This year, two $1000 scholarships will be awarded: one to a promising female senior attending a private or public Rockland County high school (must be a Rockland County resident) and one to a promising female senior attending Nyack High School to assist with costs in attending a college of their choice. Well-rounded students who demonstrate a significant commitment of volunteer service to our community are encouraged to apply.
“The empowerment of young women is high on my list of priorities,” says Maria Luisa Whittingham, who created this scholarship in 2014. “The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship Fund is my way of paying it forward.”
The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship is an outright grant. Although recipients are under no obligation to make repayment, it is hoped that once graduated and engaged in a productive career they will help honor the spirit of this scholarship to give future students a similar financial opportunity.
Applications for this scholarship can be downloaded from RocklandGives.org. The deadline for filing for the ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship is April 10, 2017.