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Lanza Family Foundation WREF Women’s Hall of Fame Scholarships


The mission of the scholarship program is to assist young women in achieving their future goals. It is part of WREF’s commitment to the future of girls, by helping them be all that they can be. The majority of scholarships are given out at the Women’s Hall of Fame in March, during Women’s History Month. If awarded a scholarship, students will be required to attend the Women’s Hall of Fame and Scholarship Awards Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Rye Brook, March 28, 2014. The Lanza Family Foundation may provide up to ten (10) scholarships, in the amount of $5000 each, to deserving female students who are enrolled at Westchester Community College. Additional awards are available to female veterans.

Scholarship Criteria
An applicant MUST:

  • Be female
  • Have completed one year at Westchester Community College
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be nominated by a member of the faculty or administration
  • Have Westchester County as applicant’s permanent address
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (copy of Alien Registration Card required)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to her community
  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need

Applicants must also submit financial forms (2012): 1040 income tax return and W-2 of each parent or guardian providing financial support. If applicant is emancipated, include only applicant’s tax information. (All tax information will eventually be shredded.)


In order to be considered, students should complete the application (including the nominator’s statement), and mail, along with attachments, to:

Women’s Research and Education Fund
P.O. Box 293
Rye, NY 10580

 A copy of the application form may be found at: http://www.wrefny.org/uploads/1/2/0/7/12074564/lanza_application__2014.pdf


The application deadline is December 1, 2013


Decisions will be made by the Women’s Research and Education Fund. You may view a list of 2013 winners at: http://www.wrefny.org/scholarship-names-listing-for-2013.html.