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The Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund

A memorial fund designed to support continuing education for Clarke students

The Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund

The Clarke School Alumni Association established this fund in 1937 in memory of Miss Caroline A. Yale's distinguished contributions to Clarke.

Miss Yale was a pioneer who believed that students who are deaf or hard of hearing should be given every opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed. Miss Yale spent 60 years at Clarke and was the principal for 36 years.

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Scholarship Details

Any former student who has attended one of Clarke’s programs or services for at least one year, regardless of whether or not they have graduated or mainstreamed early, may apply for a scholarship from the Yale Fund. The deadline for applying for a scholarship is May 1 and applicants may apply an unlimited number of times. The scholarship may be used for continuing education including:

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Application Process

To apply for a scholarship from the Yale Fund, please fill out this form. In addition to submitting the form, you must submit the following by May 1:

Application materials should be sent to:
The Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060
Materials must be postmarked by May 1. The committee will make decisions in early June, and will notify applicants by the end of June.
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Fund Details

The Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund is a restricted endowment whose investment is managed by Clarke. The original intention of the Yale Fund was for alums to be able to make recommendations on how funds were allocated to Clarke. In the recent past, Clarke Schools Alumni Council (CSAC) has chosen to allocate funds to two distinct areas: scholarships and Clarke program support.

The process is such that CSAC makes a recommendation to the Clarke Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee on how to spend 80 – 90% percent of the annual income (interest and dividends) depending upon the quantity and quality of applications and program support requests received. The Clarke Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee reserves the right of final approval of the recommendations.

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