(OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y.) - During the Monday, May 23 meeting of the full Nassau County Legislature at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, legislators voted unanimously to allocate $250,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding to establish a new paid scholarship program for local college students.
Under the County program, interns will be employed by the Office of the County Executive and will be assigned to a department within the Nassau County government. The goal is to provide students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience and learn directly from high-ranking Nassau County government leaders.
The program will be open to college students who are residents of Nassau County and/or students who are enrolled in colleges or universities located in Nassau County.
“I am glad that Nassau County has taken steps toward utilizing County government to enrich the educational opportunities available to local college students and create a valuable opportunity for them to earn while they learn,” said Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D - Glen Cove) said. “I look forward to the creation of a successful, merit-based program that empowers participants to thrive as they complete their studies and pursue their passions in the workplace.”