Nominations Are Needed For Scholarship Awards

GOSHEN – County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Executive Director of Human Rights Inaudy Esposito have announced that the County’s Human Rights Commission is seeking applicants for its scholarship award.

“The Human Rights scholarship provides an opportunity to recognize a student who demonstrates awareness and commitment to human rights issues in our community,” Neuhaus said. “Our past winners have been talented civic-minded and diverse. We are look forward to receiving some impressive entries this year.”

Scholarship applicants must be a high school senior or eligible for graduation in the 2017 calendar year and be considering a post-secondary education. The eligible applicant must also reside in Orange County at the time of the nomination.

Application forms are available from school guidance counselors, by calling the Commission office at 615-3680, and on the Human Rights Commission page on the County website at

The application deadline is April 13, 2017.  Completed applications should be mailed to: Orange County Human Rights Commission, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 203, Middletown, NY 10940.

“Young people are an instrumental part of the well-being of our community and it is an honor for the Commission to recognize their role and importance in fostering human rights,” Esposito said.

The Orange County Human Rights Commission has been presenting the scholarship since 2006. It has been funded through proceeds from the Commission’s annual dinner held each April.

The dinner recognizes community members who support human rights efforts in Orange County. The scholarship award amount is dependent upon the success of the dinner.
To learn more about the Orange County Human Rights Commission, call 615-3680 or visit, click on Departments, then Human Rights Commission.