Community Foundation scholarships are available

The Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region

Scholarships Available for Scotia Glenville Students Visit: https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/

Each scholarship has it’s own set of eligibility criteria. You will need to set up an account and answer several questions to determine your initial eligibility before you will be able to complete and submit applications.

Requirements – You will need:

  • an unofficial copy of your transcript,
  • a copy of your FAFSA form (full form or coversheet that shows the expected family contribution (EFC) and
  • the email address of one or two people that can send recommendation letters on your behalf.

Please review the requirements for each scholarship. Some require one letter and others require two letters. You may use letters that were previously written for college applications. They do not need to be specific to these scholarships.

Application deadlines from March 1 – March 14

Questions: Email Jenna Cuilla at jcuilla@cfgcr.org or call 518-446-9638

The Schenectady Chamber 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 t hat demonstrates diverse interests and local community service. There are no academic requirements for this award.

American Marketing Association NY Capital Region Chapter Scholarship (up to $2000): Recognizes a high school senior from the Greater Capital Region or a current college student at a Greater Capital Region college/university currently pursuing or planning to  pursue a degree in marketing, communications or  a marketing-related curriculum.

Capital Region Advertising Federation (CRAF) 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 .

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.

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 carp entry minor), or Construction Technology/Building Construction.

The Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) Scholarship (Three awards of $1,000 each availabl e): 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 2021.

The MVP Health Care Scholarship ($1,000): Two awards of $1000 For a graduating senior from a Greater Capital Region high school planning t o 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.

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.

Peter Gerkman Jr. Memorial Scholarship {$1,000) : This scholarship will be awarded to a greater Capital Reg ion 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.

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.

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.

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.

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