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Jandon Scholars Program
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is excited to partner with the Jandon Foundation to continue the Jandon Scholars Program which awards 15 college scholarships to low income academic achievers each year.
Jandon Scholars receive $10,000 over their four years in college as well as a laptop. The program is unique in that it follows the students throughout their college career.
*Application Deadline: February 22, 2013
To be eligible for the Jandon Scholars Program, students must be in their senior year attending a public high school in Westchester County. Their families must either be receiving public assistance or meet financial eligibility guidelines established by the Jandon Foundation.
Students must have excellent academic records and SAT scores, involvement in extra-curricular activities and evidence of good character.
For more information, contact Melanie Montalto at (914) 995-8620 or by e-mail.
Award Amounts and Schedule
To encourage students to complete their education, the Jandon Scholars Program offers an increase in the amount of the scholarship for each year the students remain in school for a total of $10,000 over four years. Students are required to submit their grades each semester in order to receive the next term's scholarship funds.
Jandon Scholarship funds are given directly to the students so as not to diminish other financial aid opportunities. Each year's award is provided one semester at a time on the following schedule:
Selection of Jandon Scholars is made by a committee of seven members including foundation members and accomplished educators.
The selection process generally follows this schedule:
|March 4, 2011||Application Deadline|
|March – April||Applications are reviewed and 30 finalists are selected for interviews.|
|April||Interviews are completed and 15 winners are selected to receive the Jandon Scholarships|
Find My Legislator
The Jandon Foundation is a private foundation created by Jane and Donald Cecil of Harrison, New York. The Cecils funded the Mount Vernon "I Have a Dream" program in 1987 and started funding the Neuberger Museum of Arts "Writing Through the Arts" program in 1993. Their primary philanthropic interest is education and they are particularly interested in helping young people from poor and under-educated families.
The Jandon Scholars Program began in 1999. It currently boasts 11 classes of students who have graduated from college and a total of 155 students who have been awarded the scholarship. In past years, 12-15 scholarships are awarded for $10,000 per student over four years of college. In addition to the scholarship money, Jandon Scholars are treated to social events during the year for networking, advice and support.
Jandon Scholars are the best and the brightest high school seniors from public schools across the county. They all have worked hard and overcome tremendous obstacles to receive these scholarships.
“I am completing my masters degree in bilingual school counseling in December from Mercy College. I taught elementary school for two years and started working as an elementary school guidance counselor this September.”
- Deyci Mejia, first class of
Jandon Scholars (2000)
“I promise that I will make (The Cecils’) investment in me, an investment that you will never regret. I will strive to make you proud.”
- Tyrone Shaw, 2006 Jandon Scholar,