Rhinebeck, New York…..The Board of Trustees of Rhinebeck Community Scholarship Fund announced that it has awarded merit-based scholarships to fourteen local college-bound high school seniors.


“These students all demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, commitment to community, and personal character, and make our community very proud. We are incredibly grateful to the large number of generous donors who make these scholarships possible year after year,” said Julie Turpin, President, Rhinebeck Community Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees, adding, “when people give to this fund, they send a very clear message to students that their accomplishments and their work ethic are deserving of recognition.”


According to the Board, the 2018 Rhinebeck Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients are as follows:


James Beeler Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Stephanie Cassens Binghamton University

John Fleming Stony Brook University

Talia Goldman Barnard College

Grace Johnson Marist College

Samantha McClenahan Western New England University

Leila Ransome Emory University

Jamie Rifenburgh Marist College

Adelina Romero CUNY City College

Casey Schulkind Tulane University

Lyle Schwartz George Washington University

Joshua Smith DCC

Rachel Pietrow Smith College

Lia Vaccarino SUNY Purchase


To make a tax-deductible gift to the Rhinebeck Community Scholarship Fund, visit cfhvny.org/rcsf, or send a check payable to Rhinebeck Community Scholarship Fund (RCSF), and send to: 80 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.