The Violet H. Simmons Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Guidelines


Graduating Seniors of Webutuck Jr. Sr. High School.


Please apply online and follow the prompts to the application for the VHSSF Scholarship. The completed application and essay must be completed online no later than Friday, May 6, 2017. Be sure that you check the box indicating you and your parents’ permission for the Guidance Office at Webutuck High School to share pertinent information from your transcript with us.


We want to see evidence of academic achievement, community involvement, intellectual curiosity and seriousness of purpose. Give special and independent thought to the essay; it is a significant factor in the Trustees' selection of the finalists and the ultimate winners.


A college education is a big and important investment. With that in mind, we invite you to apply for one of up to two $14,000 scholarships awarded by the Violet H. Simmons Scholarship Fund to Webutuck seniors. It will be paid in four annual installments for up to four years of undergraduate education.


The applications will be reviewed by the Trustees of the Scholarship Fund and finalists will be selected to be interviewed on Saturday, June 4, 2016. After those interviews, final selections will be made. Should they determine that no qualified candidate has applied, the Trustees reserve the right to divide this year's scholarship awards equally among prior winners who are still in college.

The Board of Trustees also administers the Barbara Thorlichen Riefle Summer Enrichment Scholarship for Webutuck graduates who are in college. One need not have applied for a Simmons Scholarship to be eligible for the summer program. Be sure to contact us for details after you’ve completed your first year of college.