EDUCATION  FUND

Established in 2014, the ECHS Tahawus Legacy Education Fund
is named for Tahawus, New York, an Adirondack mining village that
thrived from the early 1940s until 1963 when the National Lead Co. moved the village to Newcomb in order to access additional titanium found on its site. Eventually the mining enterprise was totally closed.

The Tahawus Fund memorializes the men and women who lived in Tahawus, worked hard at their jobs, and also engendered a town spirit dedicated to universal respect, community service, mountain sportsmanship, and educational opportunity.  As the beneficiaries of those efforts, many of the former children of Tahawus contributed their stories to Leonard  Gereau’s Tahawus Memories 1941-1963, and Mr. Gereau, himself a former resident, founded and generously supported the Tahawus Legacy Education Fund with profits from his book. Additional donations continue to be welcome and will be directly applied to funding future awards.

If you would like to make a donation, please send a check
made payable to ECHS-Tahawus Legacy Education Fund
and mail to:

Len Gereau
1108 Ashland Avenue
Bedford, VA 24523

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Mission Statement

 

Tahawus

An applicant must identify a family connection to one or more relatives who lived in the village of Tahawus, New York, sometime during the period of 1941-1963.

GPA

A successful applicant must have completed at least one year of full-time college work at an accredited institution and have earned at least a 2.75 overall GPA.

Applications

will be accepted only if they are complete and postmarked anytime from May 1 to June 1, 2017
Mail to:

Dr. Joan A. Burke, Chair

Tahawus Legacy Education Fund

P.O. Box 406

Newcomb, NY  12852

Transcripts

are to be mailed by your educational institution to:

Dr. Joan A. Burke, Chair

Tahawus Legacy Education Fund

P.O. Box 406

Newcomb, NY  12852

 

and no later than June 1, 2017