Our first college scholarship was awarded in 1954 in the amount of $200. Today we give out over $150,000 each year to East Hampton High School seniors and to two adult women returning to college. The LVIS also donates money to schools to provide books. Recipients reside throughout the entire town and are chosen based on academic performance, essays and community service.
The Madelon DeVoe Scholarship is for adult women currently enrolled or planning to enroll in college. Applicants must be East Hampton Town residents and at least 25 years old.
Applications can also be picked up in the LVIS office at 95 Main Street.
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019
Scholarships were awarded to eighteen East Hampton High School seniors with at the June member meeting. There were 61 applicants and the winners were chosen based on essays, academic performance and extracurricular activities. Three $10,000 scholarships went to the top three vote getters — Talia Albukrek received the Dudley Roberts scholarship, Ashley Rae the Richard Ryan scholarship, and Madeline Kane the Jean Schnall scholarship. There were fourteen $8,000 awards and one $4,000 award.
Destinations include City College of New York and Marist, Williams and Claremont McKenna Colleges and Boston, High Point, Villanova, Clemson, Rochester, Lehigh, Fordham, Tufts, Oneonta and Northeastern Universities.