To be eligible for the Tahawus Legacy award, an applicant must
identify a family connection to one or more relatives who lived in
the village of Tahawus, New York, sometime during the period of
1941-1963. Examples of such relatives may include, but are
not limited to, parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent.
The award is to be used toward expenses related to full-time college or university enrollment during the second year of study or beyond. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Completed applications will be accepted only if they are sent through the mail to the address below and are postmarked anytime from May 1 to June 1, 2017. A successful applicant must have completed at least one year of full-time college work at an accredited institution and have earned at least a 2.75 overall GPA.
Official transcripts for 2016-17 are to be sent directly by the academic institution to the Tahawus Legacy Education Fund and received no later than June 1, 2017. Registrars’ offices are extremely busy in the weeks following the academic year, so applicants are urged to file and pay for their requests well in advance. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the address so the college or university can send the official transcript directly to the following:
Dr. Joan A. Burke, Chair
Tahawus Legacy Education Fund
P.O. Box 406
Newcomb, NY 12852
The official transcript from the institution must reflect the full academic record up to the scholarship year to be funded. Continuing graduate students may submit graduate transcripts only, but students starting a graduate program during the award period are asked to submit their undergraduate transcript(s).
Applicants with questions about the award or the application are invited to send inquiries to Dr. Burke at