Jean M. Hernon, the youngest of ten children, graduated from New Hartford High School in 1982 and Union College in 1986.  She earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the College of William and Mary School of Law in 1989.  Jean married fellow attorney, Harvey Kallus, in 1996 and had two children.

Jean had a successful legal career and was employed as the Assistant Chief Attorney of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, New York at the time of her passing in April of 2022.

While at New Hartford High School, Jean excelled academically, actively participated in athletics, and gave generously of her time and talents as a volunteer in our community.

Jean's family, her 1982 classmates, as well as her friends and professional colleagues have established this scholarship to honor her spirit by providing financial assistance to graduating seniors who share her intellectual curiosity, love of learning, interest in athletics, and commitment to volunteering in our community.  


Scholarship Info

Jean M. Hernon-Kallus'82 Memorial Scholarship

The Jean M. Hernon-Kallus’82 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Jean Marie Hernon-Kallus, who passed away in 2022, by her family, 1982 classmates and friends.  The fund will honor and remember Jean’s vibrant spirit for years to come, providing graduates of New Hartford Central School District with scholarships.


Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Required Criteria:
    • Graduate of New Hartford Central School District

    Preferred Criteria:
    • Academically qualified for inclusion in National Honor Society
    • Multi-year participation in junior-varsity or varsity sports
    • Involvement in extracurricular activities
    • Volunteer to help needy individuals/organizations in local communities
    • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and a genuine interest in learning

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