Our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

 

Greg Aidala Knock-Knock Who's There? Scholarship

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                            Jacob Garry

 

Lawrence A. Bach Memorial Scholarship

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                            Laura Matthews

 

Backyard Fence Future Leader Scholarship

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. 

$250                            Parker Fields

 

Dr. Thomas A Brown / Cecile B. David Scholarships

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. 

$500 each           Jared Craw      Andrew Nelson                                         Mikayla Noll                                             

                       

Bonnie Bucci Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Senior who will be an Education major.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                            Megan Hunt

 

CAP COM Federal Credit Union "Making a Difference" Scholarship

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                         Thomas Rennells

 

The Michael & Patricia Carey Appreciation Scholarship

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                         Daniel Burnham

 

Colonie Chamber of Commerce Women 4 Women Committee Scholarship

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                            Hailey Mattice

 

Colonie Youth Court Scholarship

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                            Jessika Kahnle

 

Cork & Bottle Music and Arts Scholarship

Awarded to a student involved in Music or the Arts, who has shown community involvement.

$250                            Skylar Lai

 

Foreign Language Scholarship

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.

$1,000                         Eli Dreilinger

 

Milton L. Flood Memorial Boys' Football Scholarship

Awarded to a Senior who is a high school football player and is based on an essay and coach's evaluation. This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                            Parker Fields

 

Patricia H. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

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                            Eli Dreilinger

 

Robert & Patricia Hagen Scholarship

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                            Sarah Hoffman

 

Hsia Zappi Mental Wellbeing Scholarship

Awarded to a Senior who has struggled with or has overcome a mental illness. The student has written a short essay explaining their circumstance.  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                            Lindsey Podlaski

 

Jamayne Jasewicz Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Senior technology student who is also an athlete.   This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$250                            Sarah Novak

 

Key Club Contribution Scholarship

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 Chapter. 

$250 each                   Skylar Lai             Joseph Vachaparambil         

 

Jonathan D. Kirk Memorial Scholarship

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                            Divya Sunny

 

Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Marcelle Memorial Scholarship

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

$250                            Michaela Barnes

 

Metro Ford Scholarship

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                            Avni Patel

 

Justin Mirabile Memorial Scholarship

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                         Destin Yee

 

Musical Advancement Scholarship

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 Matthews

 

Nelson Family "Brass Ring" Scholarship

Awarded to a Senior who will pursue a degree in Business or Finance and who will be attending at two or four year college. This scholarship is also based on an essay, "Please choose your favorite U.S. Billionaire - what aspects of their career are most inspirational?"  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$300                            Divya Sunny

 

Kathie Kirk Patrizio Memorial Scholarship

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                            Salamah Joudi

 

Pizza Maré Soccer Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Pizza Maré, a local business who has been generous in providing pizza to student workers at the Fall and Spring Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thons and is awarded to a Senior who is a varsity soccer player with an average of 80 or greater who has devoted time and effort to community service.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                            Ian Canetto

 

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 a Senior who has 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.

$500                            Julia Borkowski

 

Raider Memorial Scholarship

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                            Theresa FitzGibbon

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship I

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                         Lindsey Podlaski

 

David Scaringe Memorial Scholarship II

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                         Lauren McLaughlin-Kelly

 

Amy Seyboth Tirador Memorial Scholarships

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                   Felicity Prudencio            Gautham Salgam

 

Scholarship Application Program Scholarship

Seniors who attended the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Awareness Program in January 2018 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                            Rachel Kim

 

South Colonie Alumni Scholarship

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                            Danielle Nimako

 

South Colonie Cheerleading Booster Club Basketball Scholarship

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                   Hailey Mattice            Katherine Scott

 

South Colonie Youth Baseball/Softball Scholarships                                                                      

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:  Peter Lofrumento                        Softball: Lexyss Bennett

 

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors Scholarships

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.

$425 each                   Jessica Best                Hannah Saxe            

                       

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Morelli Family Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to a Senior who will be entering the education profession and who has shown commitment to community service and volunteerism.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

$500                            Kimberly Murray

 

 

Stewart's Shops Holiday Match Scholarship

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                            Joshua Rennells

 

Edward J. Szesnat III Memorial Scholarship

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     Joseph Vachaparambil

 

Tabner, Ryan & Keniry LLP Scholarship

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 Clarke

 

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

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                            Olivia Yarter

 

William E. Teiper Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of William E. Teiper, a retired educator for the South Colonie School District.  The scholarship will be awarded to a Senior pursuing an education degree to become a teacher.  This award falls under the umbrella of the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

$500                            Jessika Kahnle