Clarke educators want to ensure the listening and spoken language success of students long after they graduate from formal programs and services. The Clarke School Alumni Association created the Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund Scholarship in 1937, in honor of Caroline A. Yale.
Caroline Yale believed that students who are deaf or hard of hearing should be given every opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed. She spent 60 years at Clarke’s founding location in Northampton, MA and was the principal for 36 years.
The Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund Scholarship supports continuing education for Clarke alums.
The scholarship is open to 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.
This year, the scholarship garnered 12 applications. “The number of scholarship applications we received this year was astounding,” said Martha A. deHahn, Clarke’s chief of staff and the scholarship program administrator. “Clarke alums are ambitious, and we are equally inspired by their achievements and their dreams.”
This year’s scholarship recipients will use the funds to support higher education, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of programs – early childhood education, global leadership, political science and information technology.
Congratulations to the 2023 Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund Scholarship recipients, Allison Pefaur, Beth Karbowski, Garrett Campbell, Sydney Healy, Sofia Moran, Avani Shandilya and Daniel Weaver.
Learn more about the Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund Scholarship and how to apply here.