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Mildred Elley, APD Announce 2nd Annual HERO Scholarship

Mildred Elley

The Albany Police Department and Mildred Elley are launching the second annual HERO Scholarship.

The HERO "Hope to Engage in Education to Revitalize the Opportunity in Our Community" scholarship will be awarded to two Albany residents looking to pursue an education, career, and make a positive difference in their community.

Police Chief Eric Hawkins says Mildred Elley will offer winners two-year programs and professional certifications.

"Albany police department and Mildred Elley decided to continue this amazing opportunity because we know how high quality educational opportunities change lives for the better not just for the scholarship recipients, but for their families, friends, and members of this community."

The deadline for applications is August 23rd. The winners will be announced on September 13th. Classes begin September 20th - Download a Scholarship Application HERE!

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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