Bethlehem Central Scholarships


The deadline to apply for the BCCF scholarships has passed.

Applications will be available for 2020 scholarships beginning in January 2020.


You will be notified if you were selected to receive a scholarship at the Senior Awards Ceremony in May. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony at the school for scholarship recipients to meet the scholarship donor. If you are selected for a scholarship please plan to attend the brief meet-and-greet. Choose which of the scholarships you want to apply for and click the link to complete the scholarship application.

Items you will need to complete and submit your online application:

  • A copy of your resume: must be a .doc, .docx or .pdf file. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER FILE TYPE.
  • A copy of your transcript: must be a .doc, .docx or .pdf file. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER FILE TYPE.
  • Recommendation letter: CLICK HERE for recommender instructions.
  • Any additional documents needed to be uploaded: please review each scholarship for the specific application requirements.
  • Do not use your high school issued email address. The Foundation may need to reach you after graduation.
  • Having trouble? CLICK HERE for FAQs and Troubleshooting Tips.
  • Please note: Our online applications work best in the latest versions of: Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. We do NOT recommend using the Chrome browser to complete applications.
  • If you use a Mac, please do not upload any files that use the .pages file extension.


Jonathan A. Albert Memorial Scholarship

  • $500
  • Resident of the Town of Bethlehem who has attended BCHS for grades 9-12 (all four years)
  • Exemplify a strong commitment to a particular goal or aspiration, have overcome obstacles, and/or demonstrated hard work and tenacity



Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

  • Two awards of $500
  • Student must be a graduating senior from Bethlehem Central High School.
  • Student must plan 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.
  • Student must demonstrate strong character and commitment to serving others as evidenced by the student resume, an essay, and two letters of recommendation.



Frances A. Cocozza Memorial Scholarship

  • $2,000
  • Participation in dance or musical theater, in or out of the high school setting
  • Plans to continue involvement with dance or musical theater after high school
  • Special attachments required – please see attachments page on the application.



Russell Ellers Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Minimum of B average during senior year, or demonstrated effort to do so
  • Demonstrable athletic ability, sense of humor, willingness to help others
  • Faced personal, family or economic hardship



Jeremy Klugman Memorial Scholarship

  • $2,000
  • Plans to pursue a career in teaching



Dorothy McDonald Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Plans to pursue a career in education or human services



Ken Neff Eagle Award

  • $2000
  • Be a graduating senior from Bethlehem Central High School
  • Upon high school graduation, student will 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
  • Have participated in a Junior Varsity or Varsity sport for at least one full season
  • Be enrolled/attending a 2 or 4 year college or university



Norek Family Spanish & Study Abroad Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Completed at least 3 years of study in Spanish
  • Successfully passed the NYS Regents exams in Spanish
  • Plans to pursue a college degree that will include continued study of Spanish
  • Special attachments required – please see attachments page on the application.



Will Raub September 11 Scholarship

  • $500
  • Achievement of honor roll status in at least four quarters
  • Plans to pursue a degree in economics, finance, business management or business administration



Kevin M. Shea Memorial Scholarship

  • $1500
  • Participation in athletics
  • Commitment to local community service 
  • Deadline: March 19, 2019

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Dr. Josephine A. Vitillo Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Plans to pursue a degree in pharmacy or music
  • Demonstrated excellence in academics and community service
  • 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