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Joseph H. and Mildred C. McManus Scholarship

Joseph H. McManus was born in Poughkeepsie in 1900 and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School. Mr. McManus lived in the Poughkeepsie area his entire lifetime until his death in 1988. His wife, Mildred Conklin, was born in Ulster County in 1902 and married Joseph McManus in 1940. Mrs. McManus died in 1985.


Mr. and Mrs. McManus loved young people and it was their wish, which was expressed in the Last Will and Testament of Joseph H. McManus, to establish a Trust for the residents of their beloved Dutchess County. This scholarship is not necessarily intended for those with the greatest scholastic ability, but is intended for those who must apply themselves to prosper or who demonstrate financial need.

The scholarship is available to graduating seniors or recent graduates of high schools in Dutchess County, NY. The scholarships shall be applied to tuition costs at accredited colleges, or universities for a period not to exceed four years.

Eligibility Requirements
- Residents of Dutchess County who are graduating from or have graduated from a Dutchess County High School
- Have a high school grade point average of at least a "B" or equivalent

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