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Greenwood Lake Students Invited to Apply for Scholarships

April 2, 2014

The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it has added a third scholarship opportunity to its Black Dirt Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship committee, which includes Co-chairs Peter Groenendaal of ARCC Energy Group and Sondra Hall of, Sally and Bob Scheuermann of Scheuermann Farms and Greenhouses, Jonna Gaston of Green Valley Tack, and citizen members Joseph Maggio and Jane Hamburger, decided to add Equestrian Studies to its list of potential fields of study that qualify for a $1000 scholarship. Equine-based businesses are an integral segment of the agricultural economy of the local community.

There are now a total of three $1,000 scholarships for students planning on pursuing a college curriculum in agriculture, culinary arts/hospitality, or equine studies, and who meet the qualifications of the application.

“Applicants must be a resident of the Town of Warwick, New York, and be a high school senior, in good academic standing, who will graduate in June, 2014, or a current college student at any stage of a post-secondary education” according to Committee Co-chair, Sondra Hall.  “These scholarships are all about character and community,” she continued, “since the students must also demonstrate a commitment to and involvement in community volunteer service or community work experience.”

The Black Dirt Scholarship is funded with a portion of the proceeds from the annual Black Dirt Feast. The Feast’s objective is to bring the entire community together to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the Black Dirt Region. The mission of the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1961, is to promote prosperity in the business community, support and enhance the uniqueness of the region, and to enrich the lives of all residents through community spirit and cooperation. The Black Dirt Scholarship application is available for download at <>   The deadline for submission is April 21st.

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