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 March 28, 2017.


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. Deadline extended! Due date: May 1, 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.


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. Deadline extended! Due date: March 24, 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.


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.


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.


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: June 1, 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.


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. Deadline extended! Due date: April 4, 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. Deadline extended! Due date: March 24, 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.