CNR to Offer Scholarship for New Rochelle Residents in Honor of New Rochelle’s 325th Anniversary

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When the College opened in 1904 with twelve students, the City of New Rochelle’s population was a mere fifteen thousand. Now, CNR nursing students do clinical placements at Sound Shore Medical Center, social work students do field work at nursing homes and other facilities, education students student teach and do field work in New Rochelle schools.
“For 109 years, The College of New Rochelle has been an integral part of the City of New Rochelle,” said Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle, “providing a quality and affordable education for its residents through our four Schools and participating as a good citizen by supporting community organizations, including Hope Community Services, the Adult Learning Center, and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.”
On January 23, 2012, city and local school officials gathered in Leland Castle Parlors for the announcement of the creation of the City of New Rochelle Resident Award in honor of the city’s 325th anniversary. The annual scholarship, up to $9,000, is open to any New Rochelle resident who is accepted and enrolls in either the College’s School of Arts & Sciences or School of Nursing.
"This generous scholarship does more than honor our community's past, it also helps uphold and expand the educational opportunities that will ensure for New Rochelle a bright future," said New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson.

“The College of New Rochelle is one of the earliest sponsors of the 325th Anniversary, and their generosity continues as a legacy with this substantial scholarship,” said Hon. Marianne L. Sussman, 325th Anniversary Chair. “It celebrates both the historic occasion of the City’s anniversary and the strong positive role The College of New Rochelle has always played in the New Rochelle community.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. The scholarship is renewable each year as long as the student remains enrolled in the College. For further information, email

Pictured above (l-r): New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, CNR President Judith Huntington, and Hon. Marianne L. Sussman, 325th Anniversary Chair