Below you will find descriptions of scholarships offered each year.  The scholarships described below are awarded based on a competitive application process. Eligibility criteria and application procedures for each scholarship are generally the same each year; however, due dates and award amounts may differ, and some scholarships may not be awarded every year.

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Ad Club Scholarship (up to $3,400):  For high school seniors or full-time college students, who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled at a Capital Region college or university, who are majoring in public communications, marketing, graphic arts, public relations, or any other communications-related curriculum. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.   Click here
 


Ellen Barrett Bevins Scholarship for Heatly High School ($697): This scholarship will be awarded to a senior from Heatly High School who plans to attend an accredited trade school, college or university (located in the United States) in pursuit of a degree or vocational certification. The student must demonstrate how he/she has given their time, effort and unselfish commitment to Heatly High School. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Bebu Scholarship ($2,800): Established to provide scholarships for minority or economically disadvantaged students planning to attend SUNY Adirondack. The student must be academically high-achieving and be able to prove financial need. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Austin & Co. Inc. Scholarship (up to $1,000): The Austin & Co., Inc. Scholarship Fund was established to recognize outstanding service and achievement by Austin & Co., Inc. employees and their families. One award will be given for expenses related to education or educational enrichment activities (examples: educational summer camps, certification program, travel, or similar educational experiences). Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Bethlehem Central Scholarships

Completed applications due: March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To return to an application in progress, please click here or use the button at the top of this page.

  • Jonathan A. Albert Memorial Scholarship ($500): For residents of the Town of Bethlehem who has attended BCHS for grades 9-12 (all four years) andExemplify a strong commitment to a particular goal or aspiration, have overcome obstacles, and/or demonstrated hard work and tenacity. Click here to begin application.
  • Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. ($500): For students who are graduating seniors from Bethlehem Central High School planning to attend a two or four-year college or university, or a professional certificate program in a medical services-related field. Student must be pursuing a career an area of human services, social work or medical services with plans to assist the elderly. Applicants must demonstrate strong character and commitment to serving others as evidenced by the student resume, an essay, and two letters of recommendation. Click here to begin application.
  • Frances A. Cocozza Memorial Scholarship ($2,000): For students who participate in dance or musical theater, in or out of the high school setting and plan to continue involvement with dance or musical theater after high school. Click here to begin application.
  • Russell Ellers Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): For students with a minimum of B average during senior year, or demonstrated effort to do so, who have demonstrabled athletic ability, sense of humor, willingness to help others, and faced personal, family or economic hardship. Click here to begin application.
  • Jeremy Klugman Memorial Scholarship ($2,000): For students planning to pursue a career in teaching. Click here to begin application.
  • Dorothy McDonald Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): For students planning to pursue a career in education or human services. Click here to begin application.
  • Ken Neff Eagle Award ($2,000): For graduating seniors of Bethlehem Central High School who, upon graduation, have completed a total of four credits from the following courses: Earth Science, Chemistry (Regents or AP), Physics (Regents or AP), or any Technology course; as well as oarticipating in a Junior Varsity or Varsity sport for at least one full season; and enrolled or planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university. Click here to begin application.
  • Norek Family Spanish & Study Abroad Scholarship ($1,000): For students who have completed at least 3 years of study in Spanish, successfully passed the NYS Regents exams in Spanish, and plan to pursue a college degree that will include continued study of Spanish. Click here to begin application.
  • Will Raub September 11 Scholarship ($500): For students who have achieved honor roll status in at least four quarters and plan to pursue a degree in economics, finance, business management or business administration. Click here to begin application.
  • Kevin M. Shea Memorial Scholarship ($1,500): for a student that demonstrates a commitment to local community service and has participated in BCHS athletics. Click here to begin application.
  • Dr. Josephine A. Vitillo Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): For students who plan to pursue a degree in pharmacy or music and have demonstrated excellence in academics and community service. For students pursuing a degree in pharmacy: must have taken at least four years of science classes (Regents level or higher); Students pursuing a degree in music must demonstrate strong record of studying music within high school and/or outside study. Click here to begin application.

Michele Brunette Scholarship Fund ($2,500): For a graduating senior from Troy High School who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership skills, and evidence of financial need. The recipient must have clear career goals and must be accepted to either a two- or four-year college or university. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Michael J. Campbell Memorial Scholarship ($1,500): This award is intended for a graduating senior enrolled in a High School Vocational Education Program in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie Warren and Washington County of New York State OR a freshman already enrolled in a college or university in pursuit of an Associate's Degree in Construction Technology, Building Construction/Building Trades, Carpentry AAS or AOS, Construction Technology (with carpentry minor), or Construction Technology/Building Construction. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


THE CHAMBER OF SCHENECTADY COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Completed applications due: March 12, 2018. To return to an application in progress, please click here or use the button at the top of this page.

One application qualifies the student for two scholarships. Click here to begin application for the Schenectady Chamber Foundation Scholarship or the Chuck Steiner Memorial Scholarship.

  • The Schenectady Chamber Foundation Scholarship - One award of $1000 to a graduating senior of a Schenectady County High School with a GPA between 80%-89%. Please note: if your GPA exceeds 89%, your application will not be considered for this award.
  • The Chuck Steiner Memorial Scholarship - One award of $1000 to a graduating senior of a Schenectady County High School that demonstrates diverse interests and local community service. There are no academic requirements for this award.

The Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) Scholarship (Three awards of $1,000 each available): For students whose parent(s) serve at one of the following military installations: Stratton Air National Guard Base; Navy Operational Support Center Glenville; Naval Support Activity Saratoga; Nuclear Power Training Unit Ballston Spa; Watervliet Arsenal; or Joint Force Headquarters Latham. Applicants must be entering a technical/trade school or a two or four year college or university in the Fall of 2018. Click here to begin application

The MVP Health Care Scholarship ($1,000): One award of $1000 For a graduating senior from a Greater Capital Region high school planning to enter a 2 or 4 year college or university to pursue a degree in a wellness-related field such as (but not limited to) nursing or medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports or fitness. Click here to begin application.


Tina A. Dailey Memorial Scholarship ($5,000): This scholarship honors the life of Tina A. Dailey. It is awarded annually to a senior at Shenendehowa High School who intends to pursue an education and career in elementary education. Applicant must have a minimum of an 80 average and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university in the fall. Due date: March 1, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Anthony and Josephine DeFazio Culinary Scholarship - ($610) For a graduating senior in the Culinary Arts program at Questar III planning to continue his or her education in the Culinary Arts. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarship ($1,000): For a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year college to pursue a heath care or nursing degree from one of the following high schools: Troy High Schools, Schalmont High School, Schenectady High School, or Albany City High School, with demonstrated scholastic ability and the ability to demonstrate financial need. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Down Syndrome - Aim High Scholarship ($2,100): To benefit students who will assist those with Down Syndrome by pursuing education and a career in the field of special education or speech, physical, or occupational therapy. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Dunham Hollow-West Stephentown Scholarship ($2,400): This scholarship was established in memory of Frank Johnson, who donated real estate to the Dunham Hollow West Stephentown community. This scholarship will enable a student from Averill Park High School to attend and complete a vocational or trade program. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Don Forsyth “Circle K” Scholarship ($5,000): To provide recognition and financial assistance to individual members of Circle K clubs who have demonstrated exceptional community service. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Peter Gerkman Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): This scholarship will be awarded to a greater Capital Region high school senior who participated in the high school varsity-level football program. The student must plan to attend an accredited trade school, college or university (located in the United States) in pursuit of a degree or vocational certification. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Ruth Goldstein Memorial Music Scholarship ($500): For a graduating senior from a Capital Region high school who will continue on to study music education or music performance.  Special consideration will be given to students whose major instrument is of the woodwind family, piano students who accompany others, or students who demonstrate financial need. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


William Randolph Hearst Scholarship ($5,700): For students who have been accepted into ninth grade at a Capital Region private high school, but would be unable to attend without additional financial assistance. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Shirley Kelly Scholarship ($15,100): Established in honor of Mrs. Kelly’s 80th birthday to enable a student from Columbia High School (East Greenbush) to pursue an education and career in elementary education. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship (up to $5,900):  Established in memory of Edna A. Lauterbach, RN, former president of Competent Care, Inc. and American Care, Inc., this scholarship is open to nurses in New York State who are seeking to enhance their skills through business-related education. Scholarships are awarded to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses residing in New York State. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Herbert K. and Isabel C. Liebich Scholarships ($8,730 for two-year scholarships; $25,000 for four-year scholarship): Established to honor the founders of Albany Frosted Foods, one of the original companies to form Sysco Corporation, by awarding a scholarship each year to the children of employees or retirees of Sysco Foods of New York, Inc.. Applications are available each spring from any of the Sysco Foods of New York, Inc. personnel offices. Scholarships are awarded each year to one senior planning to attend a four-year college or university and to two seniors planning to attend a two-year junior college. Due date: March 12, 2018.


Niskayuna Community Foundation Scholarships:
Established to provide scholarships for students who reside within the Town of Niskayuna or the Niskayuna Central School District.  The student must have been accepted at or planning to attend an accredited college or university.  Applicants must have a clearly demonstrated commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Niskayuna. Scholarly achievement will be considered. Students can only apply for ONE scholarship from the Niskayuna Community Foundation. For more information, please contact the Niskayuna Community Foundation.

The Huether-Gillian Scholarship (up to $875): this need-based scholarship was established in 2007 through the Niskayuna Community Foundation to recognize a graduating high school senior, who is a resident of the Town of Niskayuna or of the Niskayuna School District. Mr. Huether established a scholarship in memory of his parents to help a community-minded student who needs assistance to further his/her education and who plans to continue to perform significant community service in the future. Due date: April 1, 2018. Click here to begin application.

The Niskayuna Community Service Scholarship Award (up to $1,000): established through the Niskayuna Community Foundation to recognize a graduating high school senior who is a resident of the Town of Niskayuna or of the Niskayuna School District and who has performed significant community service. Due date: April 1. Click here to begin application.


Gene Robb Journalism Scholarship (up to $4,200): Established to recognize the many significant contributions that Gene Robb, former publisher of the Times Union, made to the field of journalism. The student must have a clearly demonstrated interest in journalism and provide samples of journalistic work. Personal recommendations are required. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Lou Rubin and Ike Cohen Memorial Scholarship (up to $6,100): Assists outstanding students who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees of designated periodical wholesaler organizations, and/or national periodical distributors, and/or publishers in specified areas east of the Mississippi River, with one year of service. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Marian Settle Memorial Music Scholarship ($1,000): Established in 2015 to honor the memory and musical legacy of Marian Settle, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and educator. Applicants must be graduating seniors of a high school in Fulton, Montgomery or Schoharie counties who are planning to study music or music education or current college students from Fulton, Montgomery or Schoharie counties. Applicants must demonstrate participation in music-related activities in their community and/or school. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Steiner Scholarship of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs (up to 50% of tuition):  This scholarship is intended to provide assistance to minority students who are interested in attending the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs in grades 6-8. For more information, please contact Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs Admissions Office by clicking here or by phone at (518) 587-2224.


John G. and Diana S. Waite Scholarship ($1,000):  To provide assistance to a student who is a resident of Rensselaer, Albany, or Washington counties and/or a student of Jersey Shore Area Senior High School in Jersey Shore, PA, who wishes to study Architecture, Architectural History, History, or Historic Preservation. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Scholarships Available for Watervliet Students:

  • Ellen Barrett Bevins Scholarship for Watervliet High School ($2,300): This scholarship will be awarded to a senior from Watervliet High School who plans to attend an accredited trade school, college or university (located in the United States) in pursuit of a degree or vocational certification. The student must demonstrate how he/she has given their time, effort and unselfish commitment to Watervliet High School. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.
  • John A. Boyd Scholarship Fund (two scholarships: $2,000 total for a two-year college OR $4,000 total for a four-year college): The John A. Boyd Scholarship goes each year to one senior planning to attend a four-year college or university and to one senior planning to attend a two-year junior college, each of whom shows outstanding potential for continued success. Due date: March 12, 2018.
  • David C. Maxwell Scholarship ($1,000): This scholarship will be awarded to a senior from Watervliet High School who plans to attend an accredited trade school, college or university (located in the United States) in pursuit of a degree or vocational certification. The student must have taken business courses as part of his or her high school curriculum. Academic achievement is not a major criteria for this award. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.
  • Coach Dan Reinfurt Scholarship ($1,000): This scholarship will be awarded to a Watervliet High School athlete who exemplifies the qualities most admired by Dan Reinfurt in a student athlete: sportsmanship, humility, dedication and belief that he or she can succeed. Due date: March 12, 2018. Click here to begin application.

In addition to the scholarships described above, the Community Foundation administers several scholarship funds that are awarded based on the recommendations of the guidance departments at particular schools.  For information on these funds, please contact the guidance department at your school or Jenna Cuilla at jcuilla@cfgcr.org or (518) 446-9638. You may also click here to visit our Scholarships Resources page.