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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Page updated February 21, 2017.

BETHLEHEM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and the Bethlehem Central Community Foundation are pleased to offer the following scholarships to high school seniors at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, NY.

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.

Applications for Bethlehem Central High School Scholarships are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2017.

Jonathan A. Albert Memorial Scholarship ($500 to recognize a student whose character exemplifies a strong commitment to a particular goal or aspiration) - Click here to begin application
Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc., Scholarships (Two $500 awards available for students planning to pursue a career an area of human services, social work or medical services with plans to assist the elderly) - Click here to begin application
Frances A. Cocozza Memorial Award ($2,000 for a student who participated in dance or musical theater plan to continueinvolvement in dance or musical theater) - Click here to begin application
Russell Ellers Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 to recognize a student of outstanding character, leadership ability, athletic ability, sense of humor, and a willingness to help others) - Click here to begin application
Jeremy Klugman Memorial Award ($2,000 for a student planning to pursue a career in teaching) - Click here to begin application
Parker D. Mathusa Memorial Award ($500 to recognize a student that has volunteered and be involved in the Town of Bethlehem, school and/or community) - Click here to begin application
Dorothy McDonald Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 for a student planning to pursue a career in education or human services) - Click here to begin application
Ken Neff Eagle Award ($2,000 to recognize a student that has completed a minimum of 4 credits in the physical sciences and has participated in at least one varsity or junior varsity sport) - Click here to begin application
Norek Family Spanish & Study Abroad Award ($1,000 for a student that completed a minimum of three credits in Spanish and is planning to pursue a degree that will include continued study of Spanish) - Click here to begin application
Gay C. Petri Memorial Award ($500 for a student that completed a minimum of three credits in French and is planning to pursue a degree that will include continued study of French) - Click here to begin application
Will Raub September 11 Memorial Scholarship ($500 for a student that has achieved honor roll status in at least four [4] quarters of high school; student must be planning to pursue a degree in economics, finance, business management, or business administration) - Click here to begin application
Dr. Josephine A. Vitillo Memorial Award ($1,000 for a student planning to pursue career in pharmacy or music) - Click here to begin application
Kevin M. Shea Memorial Scholarship (up to $1,500 for a student that demonstrates a commitment to local community service and has participated in BCHS athletics) - Click here to begin application

WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is pleased to offer the following scholarships to high school seniors at Watervliet High School in Watervliet, NY.

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.

Applications for Watervliet High School Scholarships are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2017.

Ellen Barrett Bevins Scholarship for Watervliet High School ($1,300): 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. 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 Watervliet High School senior planning to attend a four-year college or university and to one Watervliet senior planning to attend a two-year junior college, each of whom shows outstanding potential for continued success.

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. 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. Click here to begin application.

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 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.   Click here
 


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 27, 2017. Click here to begin application


Coach Ken Baker Memorial Scholarship (Two awards for $2,000 each): Coach Ken Baker spent nearly 40 years as a teacher and coach at East Greenbush, Hoosick Falls, and Cambridge School Districts, where he brought out the very best in the hundreds of young men and women that he touched.  This scholarship was established to ensure that the legacy of Coach Baker will live on through the awarding of scholarships to deserving high school seniors from both Hoosick Falls and Cambridge schools each year. Due date: March 17, 2017.

  


Ellen Barrett Bevins Scholarship for Heatly High School ($860): 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. Click here to begin application.


Bebu Scholarship ($2,100): 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 March 8, 2017. 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 8, 2017. 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 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


THE CHAMBER OF SCHENECTADY COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS 

MVP Health Care Scholarship ($1,000): This award is for a student entering 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, sports or fitness and will enter college in Fall 2017.  Students must be graduating high school seniors from high schools in Schenectady County. Due April 1, 2017. Click here to begin application.

Schenectady Chamber Foundation Scholarship ($1,000): One award for a graduating senior at a Schenectady County High School with a GPA between 80%-89%, who is planning to enter a technical/trade school, college or university in Fall 2017. Due date: April 1, 2017. Click here to begin application.

The Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) Scholarship ($1,000): Three awards of $1,000 each for students whose parent(s) serve at one of the following military installations and will enter college in 2017: 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 2017. Due date: April 1, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarship (up to $1,000): Established by Joette’s family to honor the memory of their beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Troy High Schools, Schalmont High School, Schenectady High School, Smithtown High School East, and Albany City High School planning to  pursue a nursing or health care-related degree. Due date: March 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Tina A. Dailey Memorial Scholarship ($5,000): For a graduating Shenendehowa High School senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and an interest in working with children. The student must be accepted to a four-year college or university to pursue a career in elementary education. Please contact the Shenendehowa High School guidance office for information on applying.


C. Michael Darcy Scholarship ($1,200):  To honor Mr. Darcy's dedication to unionism by benefiting members of PEF Region 8, grade 18 or less.  The scholarship helps pay tuition not covered by G.O.E.R. vouchers and/or additional higher education expenses.  Applications are also available from the Region 8 office. Due date: March 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Down Syndrome - Aim High Scholarship ($2,000):  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 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Don Forsyth Circle K Scholarship ($4,900): To provide recognition and financial assistance to individual members of Circle K clubs who have demonstrated exceptional community service. Due date: March 6, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Dunham Hollow-West Stephentown Scholarship ($1,500): 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 8, 2017. 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 8, 2017. 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 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


William Randolph Hearst Scholarship ($5,500): 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 25, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Shirley Kelly Scholarship ($14,700): 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. Applications are available in the Columbia High School guidance office. Due date: March 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship (up to $5,700):  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: April 28, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Herbert K. and Isabel C. Liebich Four-Year Scholarship ($24,750):  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. Awards are paid over four years. Due date: March 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Herbert K. Liebich Two-Year College Scholarship (two awards of $8,400 each): Established to honor Mr. Liebich's lifelong work and to recognize his dedication to education, by awarding a scholarship in his name 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. Awards are paid over two years. Due date: March 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


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 $1,000): 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, 2017. 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, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Gene Robb Journalism Scholarship (up to $4,000):  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 24, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Lou Rubin and Ike Cohen Memorial Scholarship (up to $2,984): 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 8, 2017. 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 8, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Kevin M. Shea Memorial Scholarship (up to $1,500):  Established by the Sons of the American Legion Post 1040 and the Elsmere Fire Company in memory of Kevin M. Shea.  This scholarship is intended for a senior at Bethlehem Central High School who has participated in student athletics and is actively involved in community service.  Due date: March 3, 2017. Click here to begin application.


Lawrence Spraragen Memorial Scholarship (up to $1,500):  Established in memory of Lawrence Spraragen to provide scholarships for children or grandchildren of current, active members of IBEW Local 236 or the management or staff of a signatory contractor to IBEW 236. Due date: March 15, 2017. 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 8, 2017. 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.