Raising HOPE gives Ulster County women tools to become financially and emotionally independent.

  • Achieve educational, professional, and personal goals
  • Offer a sounding board about choices and priorities
  • Provide feedback in communication and life skills
  • Motivate when encouragement is needed

Then Mentoring may be for you. Follow the link below to apply to become a Mentor.

Mentor Application

Raising HOPE Scholarship

This program awards scholarship funds (minimum $1,000) per recipient to Ulster County female residents, of any age, who wish to continue their education, but need financial assistance to do so.  Candidates must be high school graduates or the equivalent, and be accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, or a vocational/professional program.  Interested women may be entering school for the first time, or returning to school after starting a family or having trouble in meeting their educational goals.

Applicants must complete and submit the application along with an essay and most recent transcript to the Raising HOPE Scholarship committee by April 19, 2019.  A personal interview with the Raising HOPE Scholarship committee is required.

Raising HOPE Scholarshipis a one-time award paid directly to the school to offset tuition, and book fees.  We will recognize all scholarship recipients at our annual Raising HOPE Celebration (June). 

Our hope is that the scholarship recipients eventually will become part of Raising HOPEand join us in our missionof“women mentoring women to success”.

Raising HOPE Scholarship 2019 Information & Application

Deadline: Postmarked by April 19, 2019