Press Release

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Contact: Alice Herde, Deputy Director |  (845) 278-7600, ext. 204

The Mental Health Association in Putnam County is pleased to announce the availability of its annual $500.00 scholarship.  The Joan Connelly Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a local high school graduate who is planning a career in the human services field.

Scholarship applications are available on our, by email via inquiry at, or by calling the MHA offices at (845) 278-7600, ext. 204.

The scholarship deadline is Friday April 20, 2023.

The Mental Health Association in Putnam County (MHA) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to promote recovery for individuals and families coping with mental health issues.  Through community-based programs, we work with adults, children and families providing support and opportunities for learning, understanding and growth.  MHA also serves as an educator and advocate for the community at large.

For more information about the Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.  and its services, please visit or