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JLS Foundation

The JLS Foundation, which honors the memory of the late John Liporace Sr., was created to empower high school students at Hoosick Falls Central School to realize their fullest potential by exposing them to a variety of career opportunities, connecting them to a network of business leaders, and awarding them with the financial resources to pursue their careers.  Each year the Foundation selects five finalists who are brought to New York City for a networking day hosted by John Liporace, Jr., Managing Partner at Alan Taylor Communications, at his office in midtown Manhattan.

As part of the networking day, the students meet with professionals from various fields of work who share their stories of success and offer college and career advice.  Each of the professionals offers to stay in contact with the students and continue to help guide them in their college and post-college lives.

The JLS Foundation scholarship is open to all HFCS students in the Class of 2017.  Students will be judged on a number of criteria including a written essay, work history, household income, community involvement and extra-curricular activities.

Following the networking day in New York, one of the five finalists will be selected to receive the scholarship.  Additionally, a matching donation will be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a national voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.  The donation will benefit the Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter of the Society, which services the Hoosick Falls area.

For more information about the JLS Foundation, visit thejlsfoundation.org


How to apply:

Click the link for the form to open the application as PDF file. The application is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type in your information into the document. You will also be able to copy & paste your essay into space at the end of the application if you have already written it in another program. When completed, save the document to your computer. After saving, attach the PDF file you’ve saved to your computer to an email and send it to Mr. Marsh at the email address listed in the application.


If you are having any problems with editing or saving the PDF document, please see Mr. Marsh in room 116.