The Ruth Taylor Award Fund

United Way of Westchester and Putnam

The scholarship was established to provide educational support to students of Westchester County who are pursuing a graduate level education in the field of social work or public health at an accredited U.S. colleges or schools.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Financial Need:
  • Residence:
    Be a legal resident of the United States and Westchester County
  • College:
    Accredited U.S. colleges or graduate schools
  • Major/Career:
    Social Work or Public Health

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    Public Service; Financial Need; Scholastic Capacity
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Your reasons for entering your chosen field and what you hope to accomplish in that field with respect to public service [Elaborate on the type of setting in which you intend or might want to practice]; What type(s) of activities you hope to be involved with (e.g., not for profit, government, advocacy, public policy, case management, etc.); Describe past, current, and planned activities that demonstrate your involvement and/or commitment to community, volunteerism and public service
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Please submit three (3) references, including original signature and references contact information (in sealed envelopes) from sources named below as part of your Application packet.
  • Other Materials:
    Completed Ruth Taylor Award Fund Application; Proof of Full-Time Matriculated Status; please submit proof of Social Security Number plus one of the following Copy of valid driver's license (with Westchester address), Copy of current voter registration card (with Westchester County address) or Utility bill or lease/mortgage document with recent date (with Westchester address)

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