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Two scholarships for $500 (one traditional and one non-traditional) are awarded annually. Our scholarships are administered through the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.  Please visit their website at the link below to apply.  Our traditional is part of the foundation’s general scholarship for High School Seniors, please follow all the instructions and answer all the questions.  Our non-traditional is under the Adults section and it is specific to A Hope 4 Lyme.


Should you experience problems or have questions while applying, please direct your questions to Nancy Van Fleet using the contact information on the Community Foundation’s website.


You may be eligible for other scholarships the Community Foundation administers; please visit their website for specifics, www.communityfund.org/students/.


2019 Scholarships were awarded to:

Traditional – Steuben County, NY

Non-Traditional - Tioga County, PA

2018 Scholarships were awarded to:

 Traditional – Tioga County, PA

Traditional – Steuben County, NY

 No Non-Traditional - applications recieved



2017 Scholarships were awarded to:

 Traditional – Steuben County, NY 

 Non-Traditional - Broome County, NY



2016 Scholarships were awarded to:

 Traditional – Schuyler County, NY

 Non-Traditional - Steuben County, NY



2015 Scholarships were awarded to:

 Traditional – Steuben County, NY 

 Non-Traditional - Steuben County, NY



2014 Scholarships were awarded to:

 Traditional – Chemung County, NY 

 Non-Traditional - Steuben County, NY



2013 Scholarships were awarded to:

Traditional – Tioga County, PA 

 Non-Traditional - Steuben County, NY



2012 Scholarships were awarded to:

Traditional – Schuyler County, NY 

 Non-Traditional - Steuben County, NY



2011 Scholarships were awarded to:

Traditional - Tioga County, NY

Non-Traditional - Tompkins County, NY




 Please email us if you would like to correspond with someone for support. If you would like someone to contact you by phone please include a phone number and the best time to call.




We are continually holding free awareness activities in North Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.  Some of our events have included screenings of the Under Our Skin documentary; setting up displays and disbursing literature at sporting functions; and telling our stories to organizations such as senior centers, the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club, and other groups.  We have also provided outreach to local secondary schools and universities.



Financial Help - Gas Cards

A Hope 4 Lyme has gas cards to help off-set travel expenses, for disbursement to individuals who are actively undergoing treatment for tick borne diseases. The cards are available for residents of the following Twin Tier counties –

New York - Chemung, Steuben, Tioga

Pennsylvania - Bradford, Tioga


Individuals may self-request by mailing or emailing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) a completed form. 


(Please click here for a form.)






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