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The 2019 scholarships are available to
ALL SOUTH COLONIE RESIDENT COLONIE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
planning to attend a full-time accredited
two-year or 
four-year College or University by the Fall 2019.

​Our 2019 Scholarships are listed below:

CONTRIBUTOR

BASIS OF

SCHOLARSHIP

 

SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT

 

Above the Rim Scholarship

Ø  Essay - How has Basketball helped shape you as an individual

Ø  Sponsored by Colonie Boys Basketball

Ø  Student currently participating in the Basketball program

Ø  Cumulative average of 85 or above

Ø  Will attend a two or four year college, but does not have a full scholarship

 

$500

 

Lawrence A. Bach Memorial Scholarship

Ø Essay: Describe your musical activities. What do you feel you have gained from your musical experience? How do you intend to apply these experiences toward your future plans?

 

 

 

Ø  Must be attending a 4-year college

Ø  Currently enrolled in music and has participated in a CCHS performing group all years in high school.

Ø  Letter of recommendation from a CCHS music teacher.

Ø  Preference will be given to candidates who have used their music to serve the community.

 

 

 

 $500

 

 

 

Backyard Fence Future Leader Scholarship

Ø  Strong background in volunteering

Ø  Strong Community Service

Ø  Average of 85 or better

$250

Dr. Thomas A Brown / Cecile B. David Scholarship (3 scholarships)

Ø  Will attend community college

OR

Ø  Pursuing a degree in social work

$400 each

 

Bonnie Bucci Memorial Scholarship

 

Ø  Student pursuing education degree

                      OR

Ø  Student who played Varsity Golf

                      OR

Ø  Student who sang choir or played in the band who will pursue a music degree

 

 

$500

Anne Bernice Bytner Memorial Scholarship

Ø  ESSAY: Please describe what it personally means to you to be able to care for the sick

 

Ø  Student who will pursue a degree in Nursing, and has volunteer experience in either a hospital or nursing home

$500

Michael and Patricia Carey Appreciation Scholarship

ESSAY: Explain your medical / financial situation, reason for attending college and what you hope to accomplish in the future

Ø  Student who has experienced severe medical hardship or had a family member who experienced a medical hardship making it hard for the family to pay college costs

Ø   

$1,000

Colonie Chamber of Commerce Women 4 Women Committee Scholarship

 

Ø  Female Student

Ø  Minimum GPA 2.5

Ø  Applicable to a 2 or 4 year institution or accredited trade/vocational institution.

$500

Colonie Youth Court Scholarship

Ø  Awarded to a senior with at least two years of service, including senior year

Ø  Minimum GPA 80%.

Ø  Attending a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university with a major in teaching, criminal justice or related law or legal studies program, political science, or advocacy-related program serving children, adults, or persons with disabilities

$250

Daniel K. DiPace, Sr. Scholarship

Ø  Awarded to a student who plans to attend vocational or trade school such as: Welding, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Machining, Construction, Carpentry or Masonry.

$500

 

Milton L. Flood Memorial Boys Football Scholarship

Ø  ESSAY: "How this team sport prepared me for my future"

 

Ø  High School football player

Ø  Coach's evaluation

$500

 

Milton L. Flood Memorial Girls' Basketball Scholarship

Ø ESSAY: "How this team sport prepared me for my future"

 

Ø  Varsity Basketball player

Ø  Coach's evaluation

$500

Foreign Language Scholarship

Ø  Student who intends to study foreign language in college and has a GPA of 85+, with 90+ average in foreign language coursework. 

Ø  Student must be active in CCHS community or show volunteer efforts in the local community

$250

Friends of Sheila Allen Scholarship

ESSAY: Please write a 600-800 word essay about the unfulfilled dreams of a specific person who motivates you to success.

Awarded to a female who will attend college, with a 2.8 average through junior year who has demonstrated community involvement, financial need or demographic or social need (first in family to attend college, family trauma, etc.)

$5,000

Patricia H. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

 

Ø  Pursuing higher education in field of Special Ed or Elementary Ed

Ø  Love of music and has pursued it as a member of school-related music group

 

$500

Robert & Patricia Hagen Scholarship

Ø  A special education program student who will attend 2 or 4 year college. For example, a senior who has achieved success while overcoming learning obstacles

$500

Hsia Zappi Mental Wellbeing Scholarship

Ø  ESSAY: Please reflect on how mental health (yours or a family or friends) has impacted your life and how you are able to live with or combat it.  (500 words)

Ø  ESSAY: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five youth live with a mental health condition but less than half receive treatment. How do you think schools could help address this problem? What do you think students could do to reduce stigma about mental illness and raise awareness about the importance of getting help? (250 words)

Ø  Awarded to a student who is struggling with or has overcome a mental illness OR a student who will pursue social work and mental health services as a career. 

 

$500

Key Club Contribution Scholarships (2)

Ø   A senior who is a member in good standing of Key Club

Ø  Consider number of years in club, related awards won from club and NYS Key Club

Ø  Conferences attended and total # of hours volunteered

Ø   Essay: 200-250 words; How has Key Club affected you?

$250

The Jonathan D. Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Ø  A senior pursuing a two or four year degree in Finance

Ø  Proven record of volunteer work, preferably with American Heart Association or American Cancer Society

 

$1,000

MacKenzie Kate Malone Memorial Scholarship

Ø  Female senior with a true passion for helping the less fortunate through volunteer work,

Ø  has a love for traveling

Ø   who either runs Cross Country, Track or plays Lacrosse.

$1,000

 

The Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Marcelle Memorial                          Scholarship

 

 

Ø  Displays outstanding effort in Social Studies

 

$250

 

 

Metro Ford Scholarship

 

Ø  Pursuing a career in automotive industry or business

Ø  Community Involvement

 

$500

Justin Mirabile Memorial Scholarship

Ø ESSAY:  Why student is deserving of this scholarship. 

 

Ø  Technology student enrolling in an accredited college

Ø  Demonstrate academic achievement at CCHS

Ø  Community Involvement

 

$1,000

Morelli Family Foundation Scholarship

Ø  Student who has shown excellent community service and will attend a 2 or 4 year school

$500

Musical Advancement Scholarship

 

  Pursuing a Music degree

  Participated for at least 3 years in a high school performing group

  Letter of recommendation from a music teacher (private or school)

 

$500

Nelson Family Brass Ring Scholarship

ESSAY: 300-500 word response to - "Courage, Honesty, and Empathy - you must choose one to embrace, one to spread, and one to erase.  Discuss your choices and reasoning.

Ø  GPA of 75+

Ø  Attending 2 or 4 year school

Ø  Plans to study Finance, Business or Economics

$500

The NikoStrong Scholarship

Ø  A student that was challenged personally, academically, or socially in the beginning stages of high school

Ø  This student turned it around and persevered, setting his or herself up for future success

$508

 

Kathie Kirk Patrizio Memorial Scholarship

ESSAY:  What or who in your life has influenced you to become part of the healthcare field? Can be awarded anonymously if requested.

 

 

  Pursuing a career in health care or medical research

  Average of 80 or greater

  Community Involvement

 

 

 

$500

Pure Adapt Web Technologies

(3 scholarships)

 

Ø  Grade average over 85

Ø  Will attend college in the Capital Region

Ø  Has an active interest in any area(s) of web technologies

Ø  Pursuing a degree in a related field

 

$250

each

Raider Memorial Scholarship

Ø  Community Involvement

$500

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship I

ESSAY:  Why do you feel you are deserving of this scholarship?  

 

Ø  Pursuing a college education in engineering

Ø  Secondary interest in music

 

$1,000

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship II

Ø  Pursuing a college education in engineering

$1,000

South Colonie Cheerleading Booster Club Basketball Scholarship

(2 scholarships)

Ø  ESSAY: How has cheerleading affected your life and how will it affect your future plans?

Ø  Two seniors intending to pursue a two or four year secondary education

Ø  Community service

$250

each

 

South Colonie Friends of Theatre Arts -

Actor and Backstage Crew Theatre Scholarship

      (2 scholarships)

1 scholarship to an actor

1 scholarship to a tech crew member

Ø  Actor Essay - "Describe your theatre activities and tell how you feel about what you learned."

Tech Crew Essay - "What have you learned from working in technical theatre, what it has taught you and how have you  grown from doing tech work and what do you plan on doing with theatre after high school?"

 

Ø  Member of SC Friends of Theatre Arts

Ø   Minimum of two years working in Theatre Program, preferably three, even better if have done Middle School or Community Theatre work

Ø  Plan to pursue acting or backstage work as career or hobby

 

 

$300

each

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Colonie Youth Baseball & Girls Softball Scholarship

Ø  ESSAY: "Please describe what playing baseball or softball has taught you?" 

 

Ø  These two scholarships are awarded to two students who played baseball or softball with the South Colonie Softball League Exchange St. Field.

 

 

$750 each

Edward J. Szesnat III Memorial Scholardhip (4-Year scholarship)

Ø  ESSAY: Describe a lesson you learned by playing sports

 

Ø  Student Athlete or Cheerleader

$500

each year

Tabner, Ryan & Keniry LLP Scholarship

 

  Student Athlete who obtained a varsity letter during senior year

  Will attend a 4-year college or university

  Average of 85 or greater

 

 

 

$500

The Knock-Knock, Who's There? Scholarship

Ø  Student planning on attending college for a degree in the Arts.

$250

The Lauren Tanski - Literature and Arts Scholarship

 

 

  Pursuing a degree in Literature, Journalism, Photography or other arts

  Reference by a CCHS staff member

 

$500

 

The Vito Ramundo Scholarship

    (2 scholarships)

 

 

Ø  One male, one female

Ø  Attending Siena College

Ø  Community involvement OR

Ø  Played sports on a team

Ø  Average of 90+

 

 

$500

each

 

Amy Seyboth Tirador Memorial Scholarship

(2 scholarships)

 

Sponsor:  Electrical Workers Local #236 Motorcycle Club

 

Ø  Will attend a 2- or 4-year college

Ø  Currently in a music performing group and has participated in a performing group all years at CCHS

Ø  Letter of recommendation from a CCHS music teacher

 

 

 

 $500

  each

 

 

William E. Teiper Scholarship

(2 scholarships)

This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an education degree to become a teacher. 

$750

each

 

West Albany Italian Benevolent Society & Women's Auxiliary Italian Scholarship

Ø  ESSAY: Describe how the Italian language has made a difference in your life.

 

 

Ø  Excelled in Italian I and Italian II with an average of 92 or higher

Ø  Demonstrates enthusiasm for the Italian language and culture

Ø  Speaks the Italian language both in class  and outside of class

Ø  Will attend a 2-year or 4-year college

Ø  Community Involvement

 

 

 $500

 

 

 

 

Eleanor B. Grounds Winne Memorial Scholarship

 

Ø  Student who attended Roessleville Elementary School

Ø  Student going into the field of education

Ø  Student had good high school attendance

 

 

$250

         
 

 

 

All applicants, if qualified, will automatically be considered for the scholarships listed below and any additional scholarships which may be available after publication of this application. Students must apply for SCDFS and SCDFS Additional Scholarships.

 

South Colonie Alumni Scholarship

(Apply as SCDFS Additional Scholarships)

 

  Community Involvement

  Average of 80 or greater  

 

$500

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars

Chapter Scholarships  

(Multiple scholarships)

 

  Community Involvement

  Volunteerism

  Average of 80 or greater 

 

$500

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars

Directors Scholarship(s)

(Apply as SCDFS Additional Scholarships)

 

  Community Involvement

  Volunteerism

  Average of 80 or greater 

 

 

$500

each

 

Scholarship Application Program

(Apply at Scholarship Application Night and also as SCDFS Additional Scholarships)

Ø  Community Involvement

Ø  Extracurricular Activities

$250