In recognition of the outstanding leadership of Dutchess County Regional Chamber Commerce Past President and CEO Charles S. North a scholarship was established in 2014 upon his retirement. Awarded to any individual living or working in Dutchess County, the Charles S. North Leadership Advancement Scholarship signifies Mr. North’s commitment to inspiring and mentoring leaders across the region.
To apply, first fill out one of the following program applications:
Youth Leadership Program - Click Here
Leadership Dutchess Program - Click Here
Executive Leadership Program - Click Here
*And check the box for “Charles S. North Leadership Advancement Scholarship”.
To qualify you must meet the following criteria:
• Live or work in Dutchess County or for a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
• Attach a 500 word essay expressing how the program will help you advance your professional career. Incorporate your sentiments on what defines a great leader. In your essay, articulate in 100 additional words the financial need for the scholarship.
• Applicant’s school or employer must be a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
• You must establish a financial need and desire to participate in the program.
Full and or partial scholarships will be awarded.
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