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Scholarship Information

Local Scholarship

The local scholarship applications are now available in the counseling office. This is one simple application for several available scholarships which will be awarded at graduation!

 

 

American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

On behalf of the Mohawk-Hudson Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we would like to offer your qualifying graduating seniors a scholarship opportunity. Each year the Mohawk-Hudson Section offers a scholarship to a graduating senior seeking to continue their education with the goal and desire of becoming a practicing civil engineer. This year we are offering a 4-year, $1,000 per year scholarship!

  • Application
  • Deadline: May 28, 2021
  • Award Amount: 4-year, $1,000 per year

 

 

Berlin SMITH Scholarship

The SMITH Scholarship will be awarded to two graduating Berlin students who demonstrate the following qualities: Service-Merit-Integrity-Truth-Honor in honor of Bob Smith, a Berlin Graduate. The award will be in the amount of $1,000 to two graduating seniors that have attended Berlin High School for a minimum of two years and are planning to attend college or vocational training. 

 

2021 BNL Athletics Booster Club Scholarship Application

The Berlin-NL Athletics Booster Club, Inc. will award up to two scholarships to graduating senior(s) (2 Berlin & 2
New Lebanon) with plans to attend a public/private college or vocational school.

Application Requirements & Eligibility Guidelines:

● Must have participated in two or more sports over two or more school years.
● Must have attended Berlin or New Lebanon High School a minimum of two years.
● Must have a minimum cumulative average of 80% or greater.
● Must have applied to attend a public/private college or vocational school by fall 2021.
● Must thoroughly and honestly complete the application process.
● Must show good character & citizenship in BNL athletics and in the community.
● Blind Applications will be reviewed by a committee & recipients will be announced in June.
● Awards will be dispersed at the completion of the Fall 2021 semester.

  • Application
  • Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021 at  3pm
  • Award Amount: $1000 in awards to be split between Berlin and New Lebanon students

 

Berlin Teachers’ Association Scholarship

Each year, the Berlin Teachers’ Association awards a scholarship in the amount of five hundred dollars to a Berlin senior who is interested in pursuing a career in the field of education, health and/or human services. The money is intended to help the student with college expenses. Students seeking this grant should fill out this form, attach their essay, and submit it to the counseling office. Essays will be reviewed by a committee of at least three to five teachers. Students must submit the application below, including the essay, by Thursday, June 3 to the BMHS counseling office.

  • Application
  • Deadline: Thursday, June 3, 2021
  • Award Amount: $500

 

CAP COM Scholarship

2021 CAP COM Scholarship Program is now open! CAP COM is awarding $81,500 in scholarships and awards!

  • Legacy Scholarship
  • Trade Scholarship
  • Technology Scholarship
  • Reinvestment into Learning Scholarship
  • Making a Difference Awards for Students and Educators

Find out more information at: https://www.capcomfcu.org/community/signature-programs/scholarships-awards/

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County

 

Dan Campbell Scholarship

CSEA’s Capital Region will award a scholarship to a 2021 graduating high school senior who plans to attend an accredited institution of higher education in New York State. To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

• A 2021 high school graduate.
• A parent or guardian who is a member of CSEA’s Capital Region.
• Accepted to an accredited institution of higher education in New York State.

 

Deputy Frank J. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship

Once again the Rensselaer County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association is taking action to give back to the community for the continued support we have received. The Deputy Frank J. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund is again seeking eligible high school seniors to apply.

Application requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a High School within Rensselaer County, NY.
  • Applicants must be attending a (2) or (4) year College or University in the fall of 2021.
  • While all are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to students pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.
  • Both essays should be-computer printed and must be attached.·

 

Edith‌ ‌Grace‌ ‌Craig‌ ‌Reynolds‌ ‌Scholarship‌ 

Through the generosity of the late Rev. Dr. Edith Grace Reynolds, a well-known benefactress in the Town of Hoosick Falls and its surrounding areas, a scholarship fund is available to assist young men and women in obtaining a higher education in a college of their choice.

 

Elmer A. Grogan Scholarship Award

All High School Seniors graduating this year who are continuing their education are invited to apply for the Elmer A. Grogan Scholarship Award. The Elmer A. Grogan Scholarship Award is presented annually by the Carner, Etman, Smith V.F.W. Post 6340’s in memory of Elmer A. Grogan, a former member.

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc. is offering three college scholarships to graduating high school seniors or students who will be enrolled at any post high school institution of higher learning. We have two scholarships that provide $1,000 each: The Nick Birchak Strength of Character College Scholarship and The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarship. The Stephen Piorkowski Scholarship is also available, providing $500.

 

Grafton Historical Society Ethel Simmons Memorial Award 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Ethel Simmons Memorial Award offered by the Grafton Historical Society.  Mrs. Simmons was a teacher. 4-H Leader and ardent supporter of the town of Grafton.

FARM CREDIT EAST, ACA

FARM CREDIT EAST, ACA is offering several $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture, commercial fishing, the forest products industry or a related field. To apply you must fill out our brief application and complete an essay. The application can be found on our website at www.farmcrediteast.com. All applications and essays need to be
submitted through our website by April 1, 2021.

 

First New York FCU Scholarship

First New York awards scholarships annually to students meeting the following criteria:
  • Member in good standing at First New York FCU
  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college
  • An active community volunteer
  • Application
  • Deadline: May 7, 2021
  • Award Amount: $1,000

 

Frank Jones Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of the unselfish dedication of Mr. Frank Jones, a past member of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., it is with great honor that the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department offers a scholarship award to a Town of Berlin/Cherry Plain resident and Graduating Senior of the Class of 2021.

  • Application
  • Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Award Amount: $750 each year for up to four years – maximum award of $3,000.

 

Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarships

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) maintains a strong commitment to education, both in the fire service and our communities. So each year, we provide deserving high school graduates with Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarships. These $1,500 scholarships allow young firefighters to continue their post-secondary education.

 

Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College offers scholarships specifically for students in Rensselaer County. The application deadline for each of these is March 13.

Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted Find More Information Here

Ryan W. Gardner Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Rensselaer County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways
Awarded to a Rensselaer County high school graduate entering the Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Technology program.

Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an incoming student enrolling in the Automotive Technology Program. Preference is given to a student from Rensselaer County with a strong community volunteer portfolio. Scholarship is renewable for a second year provided student maintains an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Otto V. Guenther Scholarship/Award
Established to honor Hudson Valley Community College’s first president, Otto V. Guenther, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the nursing program, any other related health science degree or certificate program, any degree or certificate program related to laboratory technology or the physical education program. Eligibility based on financial need and scholastic ability. Preference will be given to residents of Rensselaer County.

Christopher M. Premo Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Rensselaer County high school graduate entering the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies. Preference for a student majoring in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Construction Technology.

Norm Stahlman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Rensselaer County high school graduate majoring in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Construction Technology.

To apply, students should go to https://hvcc.academicworks.com/ and sign in with their Hudson Valley issued username and password. If they do not know or cannot remember their username or password, they may request it by completing the Username and Password Request Form.

Email scholarships@hvcc.edu or call the Foundation Office at (518) 629-8012 with any questions.

Hudson Mohawk AHEC

The Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center, known as Hudson Mohawk AHEC, will be awarding scholarships of $500 each to high school seniors and individuals newly entering an approved healthcare related certificate or degree program at a local community college, university or training entity within New York State. Applicants must reside within or be a graduating senior from a high school within the Hudson Mohawk AHEC service region, which includes: Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties.

  • Application
  • Deadline: 12:00pm, on Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Award Amount: $500

 

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on the scholarship application below:

 

New York State Society of Professional Engineers’

Capital District Chapter

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers’ Capital District Chapter is offering scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to graduating high school seniors in the Capital District who intend to study engineering. More information.

 

NYSUT Retiree Council 10

NYSUT RC 10 is pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship award for 2021 public high school graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education at either a two-year college, transfer program or a four-year college. This scholarship award will be given to one qualified student from each of the four counties represented by RC 10 (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington).

 

Petersburgh Fire Department – Cindy Harrison Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a current-or-former Berlin High School graduate who has overcome obstacles and/or struggled through adversity and who exemplifies the interests and values of former firefighter Cindy Harrison as evidenced by a caring nature, active involvement, and concern for others.

  • Application
  • Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Award Amount: Amount of this award may vary from year to year based on investment and/or other variables.

 

Price Chopper & Market 32 Supermarkets

2021 Corporate Scholarship

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2021 Corporate Scholarship Program. The online application will be available in the coming weeks and can be accessed at www.pricechopper.com/scholarships. The application deadline is February 28, 2021. Consideration will only be given to those applications that are complete and are submitted with all of the requested supporting documents. Please refer questions to the Scholarship Office at 1-877-877-0870. We look forward to informing you of the 2021 scholarship recipients!

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets 2021 Corporate Scholarship Program

  • Application
  • Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Award Amount: $1,000

 

Rensselaer County Retired Teachers’ Association (RCRTA)

2021 Education Scholarship

RCRTA will be offering a $1,000 Education Scholarship to a deserving Rensselaer County senior planning to pursue a college degree in the field of education at the Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary level.

Rockwell Scholarship from the Junior League of Albany

Through the generosity of the late Junior League of Albany member Marjorie Doyle Rockwell, and in her memory, the Junior League of Albany awards the Rockwell Scholarship each year in the amount of $1,000 to assist one young woman to help obtain the education and skills necessary to further her volunteer potential. Please direct any questions to rockwellscholarship@juniorleaguealbany.org

SEFCU

Applicants must be the primary member on a SEFCU account and will be judged on academic performance, extracurricular, community and volunteer activities, and quality and content of a written essay. For more information, visit www.sefcu.com/scholarships

  • Robert Cornute Memorial Scholarship – $2,500 award given to a student who demonstrates excellence in the classroom, leadership skills and a commitment to the community. In addition, a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts, whether through school or volunteer work is required for consideration of this scholarship.
  • John llacqua Memorial Scholarship- This one-time, $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior planning to attend Siena College
  • Jean Myers Memorial Scholarship- This one-time, $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior planning to pursue a business degree at a 2-or 4-year College.
  • Smart Sense Scholarship- These one-time, $1,000 scholarships are available to all high school seniors who are SEFCU
  • New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) Scholarship- These $500 and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who are SEFCU members.

Stephentown Memorial Library Robert J. Smith Scholarship

The Stephentown Memorial Library Robert J. Smith Scholarship rewards the public service of one graduating high school senior with $2000 for college. Each applicant must be a Stephentown resident accepted to a two- or four-year college or university.

 

STOP the Bleed Scholarship

Open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who have been on the frontline this past year. Frontline workers are food delivery and supply chain workers, paramedics, EMT /EMS, firefighters, police, teachers, nurses, doctors, and those serving in our military.

Open to students who are currently attending high schools in the United States and its territories.
There are two sets of National Scholarships:

• One set of scholarships is based on a video submission
• A second set of scholarships is based on an essay submission

Learn more at nationalstopthebleedday.org 

  • Application 
  • Deadline: May 8, 2021
  • Award Amount: $1000 Scholarship to the student plus 5 STOP THE BLEED® Training Kits to the student’s high school
    (Training Kits valued at $1000 each)

 

The Future of Energy Leaders Scholarship – New York Power Authority

New York Power Authority has a scholarship The Future of Energy Leaders Scholarship. This scholarship is for students that reside in New York State. Please find more information here https://www.aabe.org/index.php?component=pages&id=4

Upstate New York Hosta Society Scholarship

The Upstate New York Hosta Society was founded in September of 1996 as a non-profit educational organization.  Its primary goal is to promote knowledge of and interest in growing the popular perennial plant commonly known as Hosta. The Hosta Society is offering a scholarship opportunity again this year for a local capital district graduating senior student who is interested in entering College or an accredited Postsecondary Vocational training program in one of the following qualifying fields of study: Landscape Design/Architect, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Maintenance, Turfgrass, Gardener/Groundskeeper, Golf Course Maintenance, Arborist, Floral Design, Biology (with a concentration in Plant Sciences ONLY) Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science or other type of Horticultural major.

 

Wilma M. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of the unselfish dedication of Mrs. Wilma Anderson, a 34-year member of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. Rescue Squad, it is with great honor that the Berlin Volunteer Fire Co., Inc offers a scholarship award to a Town of Berlin resident and Graduating Senior of the Class of 2021.

  • Application
  • Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Award Amount: $750 each year for up to four years – maximum award of $3,000.

 

Zonta Club of Albany

The Zonta Club of Albany offers an exceptional opportunity to recognize students who excel in community service. The Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award is given to a student whose outstanding community service goes beyond what is required and has a positive impact on the community. Academic achievement is not a factor in selecting the award recipient. Applications are sought from Capital Area high schools. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. The club winner’s application becomes a finalist for the Zonta District 2 Jean M. Coon Award, which includes both a certificate and a monetary award of $1,000. This award is announced in June.

 

Zonta International

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing the candidate’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. More information.

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

McCormick & Murphy Personal Injury Scholarship

Berkshire Bank NeXt Gen Scholarship – Deadline 1/31/2021

Hagan Scholarship

School Systems FCU Patricia A. Gee Memorial Scholarship: Deadline 1/30/2021

New York Credit Union Association College Scholarship Program: Deadline 1/8/2021