January 26, 2015

$300,000 in Scholarships for Local Students

ScholarshipsThe Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites local students to visit its website to apply for a wide range of high school, college and professional continuing education scholarships. Application materials and guidelines for more than 40 scholarships are now available at www.cfgcr.org/scholarships.php. Most scholarship applications are due in February and early March.

In addition to scholarships for a wide variety of high school, college and professional education fields of study, the Community Foundation also partners with organizations including the Chamber of Schenectady County, the Niskayuna Community Foundation and the Bethlehem Central Community Foundation to provide scholarship opportunities for students in those communities. The Community Foundation also administers the Phyllis E. Dake “Make Your Own” Scholarship Fund for children of Stewart’s Shops employees.

In 2014, the Community Foundation awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to more than 150 local students.