STAATSBURG, N.Y. -- Staatsburg-based autism treatment center, Anderson Center for Autism, has announced the creation of a new scholarship named for retiring Executive Neil Pollack.
“In 2001, I was asked to take on a fantastic challenge, leading Anderson to a place of stability, longevity, and most importantly, a place of passion for possibilities,” said Pollack.
While Pollack’s role with the Center is coming to a close, Anderson supporters have created a scholarship that they say honors his vision of educational opportunities for Anderson’s staff of 800 to better serve the individuals in their care.
Chief Operating Officer Patrick Paul will assume the position of CEO in January of 2017.
The scholarship program has been designed to aid Anderson staff members in furthering their education. This year’s winners will be announced this fall during the center's staff recognition dinner. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant pursing a degree in the Human Services field. There will also be three, secondary scholarships up to $2,500 each. All awards will be distributed over 24 months toward tuition, books, and fees. The Center’s board of trustees has launched the initiative with $50,000.
Contributions toward the Neil J. Pollack Scholarship can be made online at their website.