Our 2019 Scholarship Recipients

 

Above the Rim Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior who played Varsity Boys Basketball and had an average of 85 or above.  Applicant wrote an essay describing how basketball helped to shape them as an individual.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                                                                                        Aaron Satin

 

Anne Bernice Bytner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in nursing, has volunteer experience in a hospital or nursing home and wrote an essay describing what it personally meant to them to be able to care for the sick. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                                                                                        Joy Woodard

 

Lawrence A. Bach Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who is currently enrolled in music and has participated in a CCHS performing group all four years.  Based on an essay describing musical activities, how they have used music to serve the community, and how these experiences will be applied to future plans.  Letter of recommendation from a CCHS music teacher also required.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Kaitlyn Jesmonth                   

 

Backyard Fence Future Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior with a strong background in community service and volunteerism, an average of 85 or better, and will attend either a two or four year college. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Catherine Wang

 

Dr. Thomas A Brown / Cecile B. David Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to three Seniors who will be attending a community college or pursuing a degree in social work.  Dr. Thomas A Brown was Superintendent of Schools in South Colonie from 1989 to 2005. Cecile B. David was a long time South Colonie resident and former faculty member and Associate Dean of the School of Social Work at SUNY Albany.  These awards fall under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$600 each           Simmr Kajla                                  Joseph Cardone                                Madison Dunlap                                        

                       

Bonnie Bucci Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who will be an Education major, or to a student who plays Varsity Golf, or to a student who sang choir, played in the band and is pursuing a music major.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Kayla Gollmer

 

CAP COM Federal Credit Union "Making a Difference" Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has truly "Made a Difference" in their community.   This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$1,000                                                                                     Eliza Zehnder

 

The Michael & Patricia Carey Appreciation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior 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.  This award is based on an essay explaining the medical or financial situation, the reason for attending college and what the student hopes to accomplish in the future. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$1,000                                                                                     Julia Seyboth

 

Colonie Chamber of Commerce Women 4 Women Committee Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving female Senior who has made a difference in the South Colonie Community. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                                                                                        Elizabeth Plowman

 

Colonie Youth Court Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has participated in youth court for at least two years, must include senior year.  Recipient will major in education, criminal justice, law or legal studies, political science or advocacy-related programs serving children, adults or persons with disabilities.  Award is based on an essay on the importance of the Youth Court Judicial System to society, particularly within the South Colonie community.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$250                                                                                        Aaron Satin

                                                                                   

Foreign Language Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who intends to study foreign language in college and has a GPA above 90% in foreign language coursework over three years and has been active in the CCHS community. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$250                                                                                        Justin Loudis

 

Milton L. Flood Memorial Girls' Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior who is a girls' varsity basketball player.  It is based on an essay and coach's evaluation.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Madison Dunlap

 

Patricia H. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior pursuing higher education in the field of Special Education or Elementary Education and has pursued their love of music as a member of a school-related music group.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Brianna Fields

 

Robert & Patricia Hagen Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has demonstrated academic achievement while overcoming learning obstacles. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Hunter Lipina

 

Hsia Zappi Mental Wellbeing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has struggled with or has overcome a mental illness. This scholarship may also be awarded to a student who hopes to pursue social work and mental health services. The student has written essays on mental health and how it has impacted their life.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five youth live with a mental health condition.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                                                                                        Alexis Harrell

 

Key Club Contribution Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two Seniors who are members in good standing of Key Club. It is based on number of years in the club, awards won from the club and also NYS Key Club conferences attended and total number of hours volunteered. Also based on an essay of 200-250 words, "How has Key Club affected you?" This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars.

$250 each                               John Ezra Malibago                       Melena Andrade         

 

Jonathan D. Kirk Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who will pursue a two or four year degree in Accounting or Finance and who has a proven record of volunteer work.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$1,000                                                                                                                                        Connor McCauslin

 

MacKenzie Kate Malone Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a female senior who has a true passion for helping the less fortunate through volunteer work, who has a love for traveling, and was an athlete who ran Cross Country, Track, or played Lacrosse. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$2,000                                                                                     Brianna Fields

 

Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Marcelle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who displays outstanding effort in Social Studies and who is continuing his or her education at a college or a university.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$250                                                                                        Catherine Wang

 

Metro Ford Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and is enrolling in college to study business or automotive technology. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Devan Weis

 

Justin Mirabile Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior continuing his education in the technology industry and based on an essay, academic achievement, and community involvement.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$1,000                                                                                     Kerenza McDonald

 

Morelli Family Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior who demonstrated excellent community support through volunteer work.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Kayla Gollmer

 

Musical Advancement Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who will pursue a degree in music and who has participated for at least three years in a high school performing group.  It is also based on a letter of recommendation from a music teacher.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Laura Avila

 

Nelson Family "Brass Ring" Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who will pursue a degree in Business, Finance, or Economics and who will be attending at two or four year college and had an average above 75. This scholarship is also based on an essay, "Courage, Honesty, and Empathy - you must choose one to embrace, one to spread, and one to erase.  Discuss your choices and reasoning."  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Devan Weis

 

Kathie Kirk Patrizio Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior with an average of 80 or greater who has devoted time and effort to community service and is pursuing a career in health care or medical research.  It is also based on an essay, "What or who in your life has influenced you to become part of the healthcare field?" This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Ashley Williams

 

Pure Adapt Web Technologies Scholarships

Pure Adapt, Inc. is locally owned and operated by four Colonie High School graduates from the classes of 1999 and 2000.  Pure Adapt designs, develops, markets, and operates e-commerce stores and other websites in an array of industries. Their customer-first focus, web marketing expertise, and efficient business processes have enabled them to become industry leaders in just a few short years.  This Pure Adapt Web Technologies Scholarship is awarded to two Seniors who have an active interest in any area of web technologies and will attend college in the Capital Region.   This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$375 each                               Joseph Cardone                      Eric Zhang                

 

Raider Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Senior pursuing a two or four year degree and has given back to the community with a good heart. This award was created from money raised to create a memorial garden for Corey Womack and Justin Mirable who both died during their Senior years at CCHS and to now honor all our alumni and staff who've gone before us, to know they will always have a place in our hearts. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Kathryn Tenney

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship I

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior pursuing a career in Engineering with a secondary interest in Music.  This scholarship is also based on an essay, "Why do you feel you are deserving of this scholarship?"  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$1,000                                                                                    Ian Parker

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship II

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior pursuing a career in Engineering.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$1,000                                                                                     Carter Bach

 

Amy Seyboth Tirador Memorial Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to two Seniors currently enrolled in the high school music program who have participated in a musical performing group all years in high school and is based on a letter of recommendation from a high school music teacher. This award is sponsored by the Electrical Workers Local #236 Motorcycle Club. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500 each                               Kaitlyn Jesmonth                    Connor McCauslin     

 

Scholarship Application Program Scholarship

Seniors who attended the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Awareness Program in January 2019 were eligible for this scholarship.  Additional criteria for selection included community service and extracurricular activities.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$250                                                                                        Sofia Curto

 

Sheila Allen Memorial Fund Scholarship

Sheila Allen was a South Colonie High School student.  Her life was tragically cut short and her dreams unfulfilled.  This Scholarship, in her memory, will be awarded to a female student who had an average of 2.8 or higher, demonstrated community involvement, financial need, and demographic or social need.  The student wrote an essay about the unfulfilled dreams of a specific person who motivated them to be successful.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$5,000                                                                                     Vivianna Murphy

 

South Colonie Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior for exceptional time and effort devoted to community service. This scholarship was established in 1998 through a grass-roots effort of individual alumni.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Saba Mann

 

South Colonie Cheerleading Booster Club Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two Seniors intending to pursue a two or four year degree.  Scholarships are based on an essay, "How has cheerleading affected your life and how will it affect your future plans?" as well as on community service. These awards fall under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$250 each                   Nicole Knowles                        Madison McMahon

 

South Colonie Youth Baseball/Softball Scholarships                                                             

This scholarship is awarded to two Seniors who played baseball or softball with the South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball League. These scholarships are also based on an essay, "Please describe what playing baseball or softball has taught you."  These awards fall under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$750 each       Baseball: Tyler Catalfamo                   Softball: Brianna Fields

 

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to two Seniors who have devoted exceptional time and effort to community involvement and volunteerism.  Funding for these scholarships comes from individual South Colonie Dollars for Scholars officers and directors.  These awards fall under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500 each                   Jennifer McCumber                             Meghan Pannone

 

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to two seniors who have devoted exceptional time and effort to community involvement and volunteerism.  Funding for these scholarships comes from chapter fundraising. These awards fall under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.                                             

$500 each                   Jacqueline Rennick                                  Nguyen Tran

 

Stewart's Shops Holiday Match Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has made a difference in their community.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Chung Tran

 

Edward J. Szesnat III Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who is a student athlete or cheerleader and is based on an essay describing a lesson the student learned by playing sports.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500 per year for 4 years                                                     Madison Dunlap

 

Tabner, Ryan & Keniry LLP Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student athlete with an average of 85 or greater who obtained a varsity letter during senior year and will attend a four year college. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Madison Knowles

 

Theatre Actor Award and Theater Techie Award

This scholarship is sponsored by South Colonie Friends of Theatre Arts and is awarded to three seniors who are members of South Colonie Friends of Theatre Arts, have worked with the high school theatre program for at least two years, and plan to pursue theatre work at college.  One scholarship is awarded to a student who was an actor, two to students who were part of the technical crew. 

$300 each       Actor: Lily Neugebauer    Tech: Manning DelCogliano      Tech: Brendan Fuhr

 

The Knock-Knock Who's There? Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior planning on attending college for a degree in the Arts. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$250                                                                                        Melena Andrade

 

The Lauren Tanski Literature and Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior going to college to study literature, photography or other forms of art.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                                                                                        Melena Andrade

 

The Niko Strong Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior that was challenged personally, academically, or socially in the beginning stages of high school and was able to turn it around and persevered, setting his or herself up for future success. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$508                                                                                        Alexis Harrell

 

The Vito Ramundo Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two seniors who plan to attend Siena College.  These scholarships are based on community involvement or students who participated in a team sport.  The students maintained an average of 90 or better.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500 each                   Sofia Curto                                         Joy Woodard

 

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

This scholarship is awarded to a Senior who has 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 inside and outside of class, demonstrates community involvement and will attend a two- or four-year college or university.  It is also based on an essay describing how the Italian language has made a difference in life.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                                                                                        Kathryn Tenney

 

Eleanor B. Grounds Winne Scholarship

Eleanor was a graduate of Roessleville Elementary High School and taught for more than twenty years.  This scholarship is awarded to a student who attended Roessleville Elementary School, had good attendance in high school, and is going into the field of education. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$250                                                                                        Liberty Sager