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April 22, 2024

Ruth Taylor Scholarship Opportunities Available

Westchester County graduate students pursuing social work or public health careers are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Scholarship Fund. 

The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. The annual awards are sponsored by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, the Westchester County government, and the Urban League of Westchester County. Applicants must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in graduate studies in Social Work or Public Health on a full-time basis.

The submission deadline is Monday, June 3, 2024, by which time the application and all supporting documents must be received. 

The evaluation criteria include financial need, public service, and scholastic capacity. Recipients must maintain the minimum cumulative university GPA for the duration of the award. Awards are issued annually, and students are eligible to apply if they have not previously received the scholarship. A change in major or enrollment status (to part-time) will result in losing the scholarship award.

Inquiries can be directed to United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Melissa Preudhomme, Program Coordinator, via e-mail at, or the application and cover letter can be downloaded at