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The Ruth Taylor Scholarship Awards

United Way is proud to work with the Westchester County Department of Social Services and the Urban League to offer the Ruth Taylor Scholarship Awards to aspiring public service professionals.

The Ruth Taylor Award Fund, established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as Commissioner of Public Welfare of Westchester County and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service to the County in the field of social welfare and health, provides annual grants for scholarship awards, for tuition or maintenance, or both.

Persons interested in applying for a scholarship should anticipate an announcement being released on the websites of United Way and Westchester County DSS at in spring. Scholarships are awarded for the Fall semester. Eligible individuals must be residents of Westchester County pursuing graduate level education on a full-time basis at accredited U.S. colleges or schools in social welfare or public health. Criteria used in evaluating applications are public service, financial need, and scholastic capacity.

Download the 2014-2015 Scholarship Application
Deadline: July 14, 2014

For more information contact: Karen Bonaparte at 914 997-6700 x723 

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From left, Sorraya Sampson, President & CEO of Urban League of Westchester County and Ruth Taylor Award Committee Member; Kristy Robinson of White Plains, attending Hunter College School of Social Work; Sharon Thomas, Assistant Director of the Harm Reduction Program of Urban League of Westchester County; Karen Bonaparte, V.P. Strategic Initiatives of United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

Kristy Robinson (second from left) of White Plains, attending Hunter College School of Social Work, accepts the 2013-2014 Ruth Taylor Scholarship Award at United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s 51st Annual Meeting. Other Ruth Taylor Award recipients were Glen Hurwitz (Yonkers), attending Lehman College and working toward a masters of social work; Meaghan Jones (Ossining), attending John Hopkins University, pursuing a masters of public health; Tim Pelligrin (Valhalla), attending the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, pursuing a master's degree in social work; and Ashley Nicole Simone (Yorktown Heights), who is pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology at the City University of New York. Congratulations to this year’s Ruth Taylor Award winners!

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