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Please check back for our 2019 Scholarships!

The 2018 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 2018.

​Our 2018 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

 

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

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

$250

 

 

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  Education major

Ø  Interest in Golf

$500

 

 

Cap Com Federal Credit Union:  "Make A Difference"

 

  Senior who has truly made a difference in the community

 

 

$1,000

 

Michael and Patricia Carey Appreciation Scholarship

Ø  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  Student can be seeking a 2-year or 4-year college/vocational program

Ø  Applicants should indicate in the essay if they would prefer, for privacy reasons, to be given the award privately through the guidance office, instead of during Awards Night and if they prefer to be kept anonymous in the official program listing.

$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

 

Cork & Barrel Music & Arts Scholarship

Ø  Student involved in Music or the arts

Ø  85 average or better

Ø  Community involvement

$250

 

Colonie Youth Court Scholarship

  • ESSAY: 250 word essay on the importance of the Youth Court judicial system to society, particularly within the South Colonie School District community

 

Ø  Student must be a 2 year or more regular participant in Colonie Youth Court, including the student's senior year.

Ø  minimum GPA 80%.

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

 

 

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  A student that intends on studying foreign language in college

Ø  High school GPA of 85% or higher

Ø  Average of 90% or higher in foreign language coursework for a minimum of 3 years in high school

Ø  Should be an active member of the CCHS community or other community volunteer efforts

$1000

 

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

$500

 

Hsia Zappi Mental Wellbeing Scholarship

Ø  ESSAY: Please reflect on how your mental health 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  The Hsia Zappi Mental Wellbeing Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is struggling with or has overcome a mental illness.  The student must have a GPA of at minimum 80.000 (3.0) and write two short essays. Students who have a lower GPA may also be eligible if they submit an explanation of their lower grades for a semester or two.

 

$600

 

Jamayne Jasewicz Memorial Scholarship

Ø  Technology student who is also an athlete

$250

 

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 Accounting or Finance

Ø  Proven record of volunteer work

 

$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

 

 

 

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"

Ø  Essay: 300-500 words - Choose your favorite US Billionaire, what aspects of their career are most inspirational?

Ø  2-4 year college

Ø  GPA 80 or greater

Ø  Pursuing a degree in Business or Finance

$300

 

 

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

 

 

 

Pizza Mare Soccer Scholarship 

 

  Varsity soccer player

  Average of 80 or greater

  Community Involvement

  Coach's evaluation

 

 

$500

 

 

Pure Adapt Web Technologies

(2 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  Member of SC Friends of Theatre Arts

Ø   Minimum of three years working in Theatre Program

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

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

Ø  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?"

 

$300

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

$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 Lauren Tanski - Literature and Arts Scholarship

 

  Pursuing a degree in Journalism/Photography

  Reference by a CCHS staff member

 

$500

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

William E. Teiper Scholarship

 

 

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

 

$500

           
 

 

 

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