Paul and Maria Morra Scholarship Trust Application Available

The application is now available for the Paul and Maria Morra Scholarship Trust which is administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. The purpose of this scholarship trust is to honor the lives of Paul and Maria Morra (trust benefactors) and their commitment to preserving the natural resources of our region. Applicants must be pursuing further education in the field of horticulture, agriculture, forestry or natural resources. 

Complete application packet must be received by April 1, 2017. Scholarship selection is not based solely on academic standing but greater emphasis is placed on the interest and motivation of the student to excel in their chosen field of study. Applicants should ensure their application packet responds very directly to the goals of the benefactors.


The number of scholarships awarded is based on available funds with the minimum scholarship amount being $1,000. We expect to be able to provide as many as five scholarships this year. The scholarship check will be sent directly to the academic institution upon receipt of a copy of the students’ tuition bill and the college/institution mailing address.Eligible individuals are those pursuing immediate post-high school education as well as older individuals looking to increase their knowledge. To be eligible an individual must be:

  • A current resident of Columbia County or Greene County
  • Enrolled in an accredited academic institution including public and private colleges or universities, community colleges and trade schools
  • Pursuing further academic work beyond high school in the field of horticulture, agriculture, forestry or natural resources

Current Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties Board members and staff, as well as their immediate family (significant other and children) are excluded from applying. 

Paul & Maria Morra Scholarship Trust Application

Calling All Cornell Alumi "Raise Your Hand Campaign!" 

Today is the first day of March and the beginning of a wonderful time to be a part of the 4-H Youth Development program in New4HGrown York State.

For the next couple of months we'd like to work with you to get as many alumni living in New York State to raise their hand. All it requires is clicking the link below and letting National 4-H know you are a proud alumni.

The Raise Your Hand campaign is not only a chance to be counted among alumni doing great work but when you stand with us your vote could win us $20,000 towards our programs!

Join us today, Raise Your Hand, ask your friends, neighbors, classmates, other 4-H members, and family to do the same. Jennifer Nettles did and so did her mom!

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Spring Gardening Day
Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 NY-23, Hudson, NY 12534
Saturday, April 1st 2017
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Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Phone: 518-622-9820
Fax: 518-622-0115

Map to Acra office (see green pin)

Extension Education Center
 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-3346
Fax: 518-828-3069

Map to Hudson office (see green pin)

 2016 Major Financial Donors

The Bank of Greene County

National Bank of Coxsackie

Willow Springs Charitable Trust

Michael McCrary