Cautela Scholarship


Ralph P. Cautela Scholarship Program


Astor is honored to announce the Ralph P. Cautela Scholarship Program for two Hudson Valley Astor clients to be used for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Mr. Cautela, a Westchester County native now based in Rhinebeck, believes that every child has the right to a stable home, education, and a chance to succeed in life.

Astor is currently accepting applications for this year’s scholarship program and invites any current or former Hudson Valley clients who are entering their first year of higher education to apply. A total of two applicants will be chosen to receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to be used for college, university, or vocational studies. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be matriculating to school in the fall of 2024.


Applicant Criteria:


Please review the application and make sure that all sections and attachments are included in your submission. Completed applications can be emailed to Mia DeYoung at with subject line: Ralph P. Cautela Scholarship or mailed to:

Astor Services
Attn: Mia DeYoung/Ralph P. Cautela Scholarship
6339 Mill Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Applications must be postmarked or electronically sent by July 12th and decisions will be made by July 19.

Astor Ralph P. Cautela Scholarship Application


We look forward to receiving the applications and awarding two Astor scholars the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams!