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College Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship


Download application here.

Send Application To:                                                                                HHNM Scholarship Committee
PO Box 451
Cornwall, NY 12518

The mission of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is to create responsible caretakers of our environment. Through quality educational programs for the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Valley, the Museum promotes knowledge and appreciation of our natural world and the dynamic role of human interaction in its well-being.

Eligibility Requirements for $1000 Freshman Year Scholarship

To be considered for the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• A graduating senior from Cornwall Central High School;
• Accepted at a two-year or four-year college or university; and
• Demonstrated interest in caring for the environment and a commitment to environmental engagement in college and future pursuits.

See your guidance counselor for an application or download one here.

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Christian Martinisi Summer Camp Scholarship for *Explorers

*Explorers: Full Day camp for ages 5-6

Application deadline is June 2018

Click here for a Scholarship Application

Please complete the 2017 Scholarship application above and submit it to your child’s School Guidance Counselor by June 2018

 Do NOT mail it to the Museum!

Christian Martinisi was a 6-year-old boy who loved the outdoors. He attended the Young Naturalist Preschool at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Christian loved to play at the Museum's Nature play area, Grasshopper Grove, with his friends from school, and with his brothers, Anthony and Nicky.  He was adventurous, always exploring the outdoors, climbing trees and investigating the world around him. He participated in many events at the Museum including one of his favorites- the Family Camp-Out. This scholarship honors his wonderful adventurous spirit by providing the opportunity for other children to experience the joys of playing in nature at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's summer camp.

The Christian Martinisi Scholarships will be given for the Explorers Camp at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Any week may be chosen, but an alternate week should be selected in case the chosen week is full. 

To be eligible for a scholarship, your child must attend one of the Cornwall Elementary schools.  Three of the four scholarships offered will be awarded based on financial need.  One scholarship will be awarded to a Willow Ave Kindergartener who embodies “the spirit of Christian.”

For information about the Explorers Camp, including dates and themes, click here.
For a scholarship application click here.