Student Awards Chair Debbie Walter and her committee awarded seventeen scholarships to East Hampton High School seniors at the June membership meeting. Fourteen of them were for $8,000 and three (the named scholarships above) were for $10,000. Six of the winners are the first in their families to attend college. Destinations include Bowdoin University, University of South Carolina, University of Miami, Tulane University, Berkeley School of Music, High Point University, James Madison University, Georgetown, George Washington University and New York University. Areas of interest ranged from nursing and pre-med to political science, media culture and architecture.
On June 8, 2015, twenty outstanding East Hampton young men and women were selected by the Student Awards Committee to receive LVIS college scholarships. The total money awarded was over $158,000. Destinations of these students include Brown, Colgate, Cornell, Fordham, High Point, Lehigh, North Western and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and Clemson, Marist, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges.
We also award books to younger students for summer reading and donate funds to the Author-in-Hand Program at the elementary school. In addition, adult women over twenty-five, planning to begin or return to college for a bachelor’s degree, can apply to win our Madelon deVoe Talley Scholarship. All of our student winners thank you in advance.