All Scholarships

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. PLEASE NOTE:

  • Each scholarship has its’ own set of eligibility criteria (such as school you are currently attending, course of study you intend to pursue, etc.). You will need to answer several questions to determine your initial eligibility before you will be able to complete and submit applications.
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In addition to the scholarships described below, 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.


Ad Club Scholarship (up to $3,400): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Ellen Barrett Bevins Scholarship for Heatly High School ($697): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Bebu Scholarship ($2,800): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Austin & Co. Inc. Scholarship (up to $1,000): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Bethlehem Central Scholarships

The deadline to apply for these scholarship opportunities has passed. Materials for 2019 will be posted in January 2019.


Michele Brunette Scholarship Fund ($2,500): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Michael J. Campbell Memorial Scholarship ($1,500): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


THE CHAMBER OF SCHENECTADY COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadlines extended for the Schenectady Chamber Foundation Scholarship, Chuck Steiner Memorial Scholarship, and the UMAC Scholarship! Applications must be submitted by April 15 at 5:00 p.m.

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): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Tina A. Dailey Memorial Scholarship ($5,000): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


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 19, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarship ($1,000): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Deadline extended! 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: April 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 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 19, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Don Forsyth “Circle K” Scholarship ($5,000): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Peter Gerkman Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Deadline extended! 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: April 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to begin application.


William Randolph Hearst Scholarship ($5,700):The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Shirley Kelly Scholarship ($15,100): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


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: June 1, 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): The deadline to apply for these scholarships has passed.


Niskayuna Community Foundation Scholarships:

For more information, please contact the Niskayuna Community Foundation.

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. One common application qualifies you for the following two scholarships. Due date: April 1, 2018.  Click here to begin application.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Gene Robb Journalism Scholarship (up to $4,200): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Lou Rubin and Ike Cohen Memorial Scholarship (up to $6,100): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


Marian Settle Memorial Music Scholarship ($1,000): The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


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 19, 2018. Click here to begin application.


Scholarships Available for Watervliet Students: The deadline to apply for these scholarships has passed.

  • Ellen Barrett Bevins Scholarship for Watervliet High School ($2,300)
  • John A. Boyd Scholarship Fund (two scholarships: $2,000 total for a two-year college OR $4,000 total for a four-year college)
  • David C. Maxwell Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Coach Dan Reinfurt Scholarship ($1,000)