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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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The East Greenbush Education Foundation is accepting applications for two new scholarships to be given to Columbia High School seniors. Applications should be submitted to John Evertsen in the Columbia Guidance and Counseling Center by May 1, 2018.

  • The Ruth Hurr Memorial Scholarship
    Ruth Hurr was an English teacher and social studies teacher at the middle school who then went on to teach social studies at the high school. She had a great love of writing and working on community service projects. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence in social studies using effective writing and research. The recipient must also show civic responsibility and promote good citizenship in school and in the community. Must be a Columbia High School senior (male or female) graduating and must be entering his or her first year.
  • The Farnan Family Scholarship Award
    Presented to a senior who plans on entering the business or communications fields, who has shown a commitment to volunteerism, and who has displayed extraordinary teamwork and dedication in athletics and other extracurricular activities. The award is presented by Ryan Farnan ’02 and his family, who are grateful for the support, lessons, and friendships they’ve received as part of the East Greenbush/Columbia community. Must be a Columbia High School graduating senior (male or female) and must be entering his or her first year of college in the fall.

Applications and information about other local scholarships can be found on the Naviance website.