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IT Group Offers Scholarships to Clean Tech Students

BALLSTON SPA – The Albany chapter of the Society for Information Management will award scholarships of up to $2,000 per applicant to graduating students from the Clean Tech ECHS,

The organization, which is made up of IT leaders, recently became the newest partner of the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School, a New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School.

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone, superintendent of the Ballston Spa Central School District,thanked the organization for its commitment.

“Our program is about connecting kids to college, and a $2,000 scholarship will go a long way in offsetting tuition costs for students finishing their degrees at Hudson Valley Community College or at another college or university,” Dragone said in a statement.

In order to support the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields of study, the Albany chapter established the STEM scholarship program in the New York Capital Region to award high school seniors a one-time scholarship to further their education in a STEM field of study. For more information about the Albany chapter of the Society for Information Managment, or its STEM scholarship program, visit simnet.org.

The Clean Tech ECHS was developed by the Ballston Spa Central School District in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in 2011. The program has grown regionally from 25 students from two school districts, to now serving almost 300 students from over 20 school districts in 10 counties. Juniors and seniors in the program earn up to 24 college credits from HVCC. It now has over 50 partners from business and industry, higher education, and non-profit and government agencies.

For additional information, please contact Ballston Spa’s Coordinator of District Advancement, Madeleine Petraglia, at [email protected] or at (518) 884-7195 ext. 1369.

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