Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc.
A non-profit organization 501(C)(3)
Dutchess Community College Scholarships
, VP Educational Foundation
The Branch has established an endowment fund to ensure at least one Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW scholarship will be awarded annually by DCC in perpetuity.
As of May 2011, an initial scholarship has been assured. DCC will grant an annual $500 scholarship from the interest on the endowment, and, if necessary, make up the difference from its own non-restricted fund raising efforts. Due to the current economic climate, Dutchess County Community College has made the decision not to raise current tuition. Their current enrollment has grown to over 10,000 students and many of these students will continue their educations elsewhere and be in need of tuition assistance.
In November 2011, the endowment was increased to $12,000 so that a $600 scholarship will be awarded annually.
The Poughkeepsie Branch will continue to award a second $600 scholarship through our annual fund raising efforts.
Trish Prunty, Geeta Desai, Barbara VanItallie, Mary Lou Davis with DCC President D. David Conklin.