Highland Mills - Applications for the third annual Constance Galberd Memorial Scholarship for Nursing are now available at the Monroe-Woodbury High School Guidance office or from the Woodbury Historical Society. This scholarship, administered by the Woodbury Historical Society, honors Constance Galberd, a fondly remembered and valued member of the society who passed away in 2008. To honor her memory, the Woodbury Historical Society, encouraged and endowed by Constance’s husband, Herman (a long time member and former president of the Monroe-Woodbury School Board), established this scholarship in her name. According to the Historical Society’s press release announcing the program, the scholarship seeks to recognize and encourage a current or former graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School who intends to pursue a degree in nursing. “By doing so, the scholarship will strive to perpetuate Constance Galberd’s deep devotion to, and lifetime achievements in, her chosen profession of nursing,” the group said in its announcement. “The Constance Galberd Memorial Scholarship endeavors to perpetuate the compassion, care and spirit that both she and the nursing profession exemplify.” Constance Galberd was a long time resident of Woodbury where she and her husband raised their three children, all of whom attended Monroe-Woodbury High School. She was a member of the Woodbury Ambulance Corps as well as an officer and trustee of the Woodbury Historical Society for many years.
Application guidelines The Constance Galberd Scholarship is awarded to a current or former graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School who seeks to study for a career in nursing. Students interested in applying should contact the M-W High School Guidance Department, or the Woodbury Historical Society at 928-6770, 928-2613 or 928-9249. Applications are also available at the Central Valley and Highland Mills Public Libraries. The application should include a detailed resume, a short summary of the student’s intended use of the scholarship, recommendation letters, a transcript, a form signed by parent or guardian, releasing information to the scholarship committee. In addition the applicant should include a brief statement showing evidence of strong commitment in one or more of the following areas: Achievement in the sciences and/or health care; Service to school and/or community demonstrating compassion and altruism, as well as integrity, excellence, and/or leadership; Intellectual curiosity and creativity The amount of the scholarship is determined by the scholarship committee and may vary from year to year. All applicants will be notified of the results, and the scholarship will be awarded at the Monroe-Woodbury H.S academic award ceremony (if applicable). A completed application for the Galberd Scholarship must be submitted to the M-W High School Guidance Office by the date specified by the school (or, if necessary, to the Woodbury Historical Society, P.O. Box 30, Highland Mills NY 10930 no later than April 22, 2011).