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The 2020 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 2020.

​Our 2020 Scholarships are listed below:

 

CONTRIBUTOR

BASIS OF

SCHOLARSHIP

 

SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT

 

Above the Rim Scholarship

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

(2 Scholarships)

 

  • Sponsored by Colonie Boys Basketball
  • Student currently participating in the Basketball program
  • Cumulative average of 85 or above
  • Will attend a two or four year college, but does not have a full scholarship
  •  

$250

 

Lawrence A. Bach Memorial Scholarship

  • 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?

 

 

 

  • Must be attending a 4-year college
  • Currently enrolled in music and has participated in a CCHS performing group all years in high school.
  • Letter of recommendation from a CCHS music teacher.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have used their music to serve the community.

 

 

 $500

 

 

 

Backyard Fence Future Leader Scholarship

  • Strong background in volunteering
  • Strong Community Service
  • Average of 85 or better

$500

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

  • Will attend community college

OR

  • Pursuing a degree in social work

$400 each

 

Bonnie Bucci Memorial Scholarship

 

  • Student pursuing education degree

                      OR

  • Student who played Varsity Golf

                      OR

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

 

$500

Anne Bernice Bytner Memorial Scholarship

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

 

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

$700

J. Dennis Cafaro Memorial Scholarship

  • Student who will enter field of Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting
  • Community Service, Leadership

 

$1,500

Cannon Funeral Home Caregiver Scholarship

  • Student who will enter a field as a Caregiver; ie: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medical or Pharmacist or a student who demonstrated caregiving as a volunteer in community based organizations.

 

$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

  • 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
  • Student can be seeking two or four year degree
  • Award can be given anonymously if desired by student

 

$1,000

Colonie Youth Court Scholarship

  • Awarded to a senior with at least two years of service, including senior year and has an 80 or above average
  • Student needs to provide letter from Youth Court to verify eligibility

 

$250

Daniel K. DiPace, Sr. Scholarship

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

 

$1,000

Dolores Carona Memorial Scholarship

(2 Scholarships)

  • Student who will pursue a degree in education

$575

 

Milton L. Flood Memorial Boys Football Scholarship

  • ESSAY: "How this team sport prepared me for my future"
  • High School football player
  • Coach's evaluation

$500

 

Milton L. Flood Memorial Girls' Basketball Scholarship

  • ESSAY: "How this team sport prepared me for my future"
  • Varsity Basketball player
  • Coach's evaluation

$500

French and Spanish Language Award

  • Student who intends to study foreign language in college and has a GPA of 90+ average in foreign language coursework over three years. 
  • Student must be active in CCHS 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.)

 

$3,000

Patricia H. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

 

  • Pursuing higher education in field of Special Ed or Elementary Ed
  • Love of music and has pursued it as a member of school-related music group

 

$500

Robert & Patricia Hagen Scholarship

  • 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

  • ESSAY: Mental illness comes in many different forms; invisible, visible, public and private and has any different effects.  Please reflect on how your mental health has impacted your life and how you live with it or combat it.  (500 words)
  • 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)
  • 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.  Student must have a GPA of  80+ or submit an explanation for a lower grade.

 

$250

Key Club Contribution Scholarships

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

(2 Scholarships)

  •  A senior who is a member in good standing of Key Club and who has shown leadership and volunteerism to school and local community

 

$250

The Jonathan D. Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Essay: Please provide a 250 to 300 word essay explaining how personal or family medical circumstances and/or your volunteer activities have helped to shape your goals for the future.

  • A senior pursuing a two or four year degree in Finance or Business Administration
  • Proven record of volunteer work
  • Has faced medical challenges, personally or in immediate family during high school

 

$1,000

MacKenzie Kate Malone Memorial Scholarship

  • Female senior who plays three sports, volunteers regularly and has a true love for traveling

$3,000

 

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

 

 

  • Displays outstanding effort in Social Studies

$500

 

 

Metro Ford Scholarship

 

  • Pursuing a career in automotive industry or business
  • Community Involvement

 

$500

Justin Mirabile Memorial Scholarship

  • ESSAY:  Why student is deserving of this scholarship. 

 

  • Technology student enrolling in an accredited college
  • Demonstrate academic achievement at CCHS
  • Community Involvement

 

$1,000

 

 

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.

  • GPA of 75+
  • Attending 2 or 4 year school
  • Plans to study Finance, Business or Economics

 

 

$500

 

Kathie Kirk Patrizio Memorial Scholarship

ESSAY:  What or who in your life has influenced you to become part of the healthcare field?

 

  • Pursuing a career in health care or medical research
  • Average of 80 or greater
  • Community Involvement

 

 

 

$500

 

Pure Adapt Web Technologies

(3 scholarships)

 

 

 

  • Grade average over 85
  • Will attend college in the Capital Region
  • Has an active interest in any area(s) of web technologies
  • Pursuing a degree in a related field

 

 

 

 $250

  each

 

 

Raider Memorial Scholarship

  • Community Involvement

$500

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship I

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

 

  • Pursuing a college education in engineering
  • Secondary interest in music

$1,000

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship II

  • Pursuing a college education in engineering

$1,000

Shana Salecker Marra Memorial Scholarship

  • Student who will pursue a degree in Special Education
  • Can be two or four year college.

$300

South Colonie Cheerleading Booster Club Basketball Scholarship

(2 scholarships)

  • ESSAY: How has cheerleading affected your life and how will it affect your future plans?
  • Two seniors intending to pursue a two or four year secondary education
  • 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

 

 

  • Actor Scholarship - student should be actively involved in Line & Cue, possibly with other community acting venues,  with plans to continue in college. 
  • Crew Scholarship - student should be actively involved in Tech Crew, possibly with other community acting venues, with plans to continue in in college.

 

 

$300

each

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Colonie Youth Baseball & Girls Softball Scholarship

(2 Scholarships)

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

 

  • These two scholarships are awarded to two students who played baseball or softball with the South Colonie Softball League

 

 

$750 each

 

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

  • ESSAY: Describe a lesson you learned by playing sports

 

 

  • 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

Greg Aidala Presents: The Knock-Knock, Who's There? Scholarship

  • 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 Niko Strong Scholarship

 

  • Student that was challenged personally, academically or socially in the beginning stages of high school who turned it around and persevered, setting up success.

 

 

$508

 

The Vito Ramundo Scholarship

    (2 scholarships)

 

 

  • One male, one female
  • Attending Siena College
  • Community involvement OR
  • Played sports on a team
  • Average of 90+

 

 

$500

each

 

Amy Seyboth Tirador Memorial Scholarship

(2 scholarships)

 

Sponsor:  Electrical Workers Local #236 Motorcycle Club

 

  • Will attend a 2- or 4-year college
  • Currently in a music performing group and has participated in a performing group all years at CCHS
  • Letter of recommendation from a CCHS music teacher

 

 

 $500

  each

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

  • Excelled in Italian I and Italian II with an average of 92 or higher
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for the Italian language and culture
  • Speaks the Italian language both in class  and outside of class
  • Will attend a 2-year or 4-year college
  • Community Involvement

 

 

 $500

 

 

 

 

Eleanor B. Grounds Winne Memorial Scholarship

 

  • Student who attended Roessleville Elementary School
  • Student going into the field of education
  • Student had good high school attendance

 

 

$250