Greater Capital Region Endowment Fund

The Greater Capital Region Endowment Fund is a not for profit organization based here in the Capital Region of New York State. The group is affiliated with the Capital Region Women’s Network and NYS Women, Inc. These organizations are committed to fostering the success of working women by providing career advancement resources, work-life strategies and personal and professional connections. The Capital Region Women’s Network was founded in 1981 for the purpose of promoting equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.

 The Greater Capital Region Endowment Fund Board has committed to support the following programs for the 2016-2017 fiscal year:

 The Cornelia A. Bregman Memorial Scholarship for Women Returning to Education

A $2,000 scholarship to assist one woman in career-related study in the upcoming academic year. To be eligible, an applicant must be:

  • a woman 25 years of age or older;
  • a permanent resident of the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia, Schoharie, Greene, or Washington in New York State;
  • able to demonstrate financial need; and
  • enrolled or accepted for study in a program leading to an academic, technical or vocational degree or certificate.

    The goal of our scholarship program is to aid women who are changing, starting, or advancing careers due to under-employment, lack of appropriate education, change in their household earning capacity or other circumstances which have hampered or delayed their earnings capacity or job stability.

    (link to application)

 The Dudley Observatory Rising Star Internship Program

The Rising Star Internship Program is an educational outreach program designed to engage students (grades 6-10) and teachers (grades K-12) who would like to participate in sky navigation. Students will learn to navigate the night sky, how to operate a telescope, and some of the science related to the stars, nebulae and galaxies that can observed from your backyard.

 Girls, Inc

Support for summer day camp program

For additional information on Scholarship Program, please contact Eileen Howe Bird at "eileenhbird@gmail.com" or "kdyer@nycap.rr.com"