major general irene trowell-harris chapter
newburgh, ny

about us


tuition assistance

The Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter TAI annually awards scholarships to local deserving youths of the Mid-Hudson. These scholarships are presented during our annual tuition assistance dinner on the first Saturday in February.

application process

  1. Must be a graduating high school senior in New York
  2. Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address is required to create your profile.
  3. A copy of parents’ previous year’s IRS form 1040. (Through line 31).
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from (Community leader, Teacher, Counselor, Minister, etc.)
  5. Write an essay titled “The Tuskegee Airmen” expressing what the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen means to you personally and how can you become an active part of that legacy.
  6. Each applicant must submit an essay of no more than two (2) pages containing a brief biographical sketch, educational aspirations, career goals, and an explanation of why financial aid is essential. (Typed double spaced not to exceed two (2) pages.
  7. Include a list of extracurricular and community activities that you (were) are involved in (If applicable).
  8. If selected a digital photo will be required for the journal.

The Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. is a chartered member of the National Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. operation in the Mid -Hudson Valley. The scholarship committee is interested in assisting a broad spectrum of students who intend to continue their education.

This Application is For High School Seniors Who Will Be Attending College or Vocational School.The students have (1) year from the date of notification to redeem their scholarship.

When you click the apply now button, you will be taken to the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan website to complete your online application  after you have created a login profile.

Follow the instructions to complete your application. If you prefer a PDF version to complete please click here.

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application overview