Adelaide M. Webster Scholarship
Awarded by Adelaide M. Webster Scholarship Fund

Established by the Estate of Adelaide M. Webster to award scholarships to graduates of Holland Patent High School.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Holland Patent High School

  • Be planning to attend a college, university, trade/vocational school or any post-secondary education

  • Show outstanding service to the school and community

  • Shall academically be in the upper twenty (20%) of his/her class

  • Be of good character

  • Demonstrate financial need

Adirondack League Club Scholarship
Application available until June 30th, 2024

Established by Adirondack League Club to award scholarships to students in the Central Adirondack region of the Adirondack Park.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in the US

  • Be a graduate of a high school located in the Central Adirondack region of the Adirondack Park (The Central Adirondack Region is an area that extends from Foresport, along the Rt 28 corridor through Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake to Indian Lake and along Rt 30 corridor to Long Lake. The Central Adirondack Region encompasses three counties (Oneida, Herkimer and Hamilton) and five townships (Foresport, Webb, Inlet, Indian Lake and Long Lake).

Alfred and Gloria Rabbia Dellaera Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Alfred and Gloria Rabbia Dellaera Memorial Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

A scholarship fund established by Corinne Dellaera in memory of her parents Alfred and Gloria Rabbia Dellaera to award a scholarship to a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School planning to study nursing.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Proctor High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Study nursing with the intent to become a registered nurse

  • Demonstrate financial need

Alfreda J. Butnoris Scholarship
Awarded by Alfreda J. Butnoris Scholarship Fund

Established by Paul Butnoris to award scholarships to graduates of Westmoreland Central School planning to pursue a career in nursing.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Westmoreland Central High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Pursuing a career in nursing

  • Demonstrate financial need

Andrew Kates Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Andrew Kates Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Barbara S. Kates in memory of her son, Andrew Kates, who lost his life on September 11, 2001. Scholarships are awarded to graduates of Thomas R. Proctor High School planning to study environmental sciences.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Thomas R Proctor High School (may be opened to graduates of other districts in the Mohawk Valley in the event there are no eligible candidates from Proctor)

  • Be pursuing education in environmental studies

  • Be a responsible, diligent student who is sensitive to environmental issues

Angela L. and Orlando A. Destito Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Angela L. and Orlando A. Destito Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Christopher Destito in memory of his parents, Angela and Orlando, that awards scholarships to students from the Rome Central School District.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Rome Free Academy or Rome Catholic High, alternating recipients between the year

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need

ASF Czech Scholarship
Awarded by ASF Czech Scholarship Fund

Established by Magdalen M. Czech to provide support for students attending Union College in Schenectady.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of a high school located in the Mohawk Valley region (defined as Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida or Schoharie counties) or the Central Adirondack Region of the Adirondack Park (defined as an area that extends from Forestport, along the Rt 28 corridor through Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake to Indian Lake and along the Rt 30 coordior to Long Lake; encompasses three counties (Oneida, Herkimer and Hamilton) and five townships (Forestport, Webb, Inlet, Indian Lake and Long Lake))

  • Be accepted and planning to attend Union College in Schenectady, NY

  • Maintain a B average

  • Be enrolled in a civil engineering, pre-med or pre-veterinary science program

Barrett Williams Couper Scholarship
Awarded by Barrett Williams Couper Endowment Fund

Established by Richard and Patricia Couper to award scholarships to graduates of Clinton Central School District.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Clinton High School

  • Be accepted and attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Exhibit potential and promise during high school

  • Demonstrate financial need

Bianca Michelle Devins Memorial Scholarship

Created by the Devins and Williams families in memory of Bianca Devins. The fund supports students pursuing a degree in psychology to continue Bianca’s dream of helping adolescents with mental illness.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of a high school in Utica, NY, or the Central New York area

  • Be enrolled to study in the Psychology-Child Life program at Utica College (if the program is discontinued, the scholarships may be awarded to students attending any accredited college located in Central New York that offers a four-year psychology program with a child life focus)

  • Be in good academic standing based on the terms of the Academic Standing Policy of their attending institution

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate involvement in activities and/or personal experiences that show a sincere interest in a career goal of helping children with mental health issues (preferred)

C. R. Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by C. R. Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by the Roberts family to provide scholarships to graduates of Holland Patent Central School.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Holland Patent Central School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited college or university

  • Academic achievement and commitment

  • Personal initiative in the classroom and in extracurricular endeavors

  • Participation in community organizations and activities

  • High moral character

  • Must submit one letter from a non-relative who knows the candidate well and can attest to the candidate's quality of character

Christopher Harding Donalty Scholarship
Awarded by Christopher Harding Donalty Scholarship Fund

Established by Barry and Jeanne Donalty in memory of their son Christopher who passed away at age 21. The scholarship is awarded a member of the Proctor Varsity Baseball Team who exhibits high moral character and outstanding leadership traits like Christopher.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School

  • Have a GPA of 90 or better

  • Be a participant on the Proctor Varsity Baseball Team

  • Be accepted and enrolled at a 4-year college or university

  • Exhibit high moral character and outstanding leadership traits

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Academic Award for Holland Patent
Application available until March 29th, 2024

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

Candidates are identified through an open application process.
  • Be a graduate of Holland Patent Central School

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 85 or above

  • Be pursuing a career in the medical field (preferred)

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, including leadership qualities (preferred)

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Academic Award for Oneida/Herkimer Counties
Application available until March 29th, 2024

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

Candidates are identified through an open application process.
  • Be a graduating senior residing in or attending high school in Oneida or Herkimer counties

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 85 or above

  • Be pursuing a career in the medical field (preferred)

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, including leadership qualities (preferred)

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Athletic/Character Award for Holland Patent
Application available until March 29th, 2024

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

Candidates are identified through an open application process.
  • Be a graduate of Holland Patent Central School

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 75 or above

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, such as love of sports, being a “team player,” inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leading by example, being kind, being a leader on and off the field/court, and treating everyone with respect (preferred)

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Athletic/Character Award for Oneida/Herkimer Counties
Application available until March 29th, 2024

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

Candidates are identified through an open application process.
  • Be a graduating senior residing in or attending high school in Oneida or Herkimer counties

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 75 or above

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, such as love of sports, being a “team player,” inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leading by example, being kind, being a leader on and off the field/court, and treating everyone with respect (preferred)

Credit Bureau of Utica/Rome College Foundation Fund Scholarship
Awarded by Credit Bureau of Utica/Rome College Foundation Fund

Created by the Credit Bureau of Utica to award a scholarship to a graduate of the Rome City School District attending a local college pursuing a degree in business or healthcare.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a permanent resident of the Rome City School District

  • Be a student at Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Herkimer College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Colgate University, Hamilton College or SUNY Morrisville

  • Be a US citizen

  • Already be pursuing a degree in business or a health related discipline

  • Demonstrate academic accomplishment

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Be involved in activities relevant to college, the community, church and employment

Credit Bureau of Utica/Utica Dollars for Scholars Fund Scholarship
Awarded by Credit Bureau of Utica/Utica Dollars For Scholars Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the Credit Bureau of Utica to award a scholarship to a student planning to pursue a degree in business or healthcare.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a graduate of a Herkimer or Oneida county high school

  • Be attending a college or university in Herkimer or Oneida county

  • Be planning to pursue a degree in business or healthcare

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or equivalent

  • Volunteer work or community service in his/her field of interest (preferred)

  • Employment experience (preferred)

Crown Point Central School Scholarship Award for Science or Math
Awarded by Crown Point CS and Moriah CS Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships to students at Crown Point and Moriah Central high schools who plan to study math or one of the physical sciences.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Crown Point High School

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university; or begin with a 2-year school with plans to transfer to a 4-year school

  • College or university must not have any religious affiliation whatsoever

  • Be planning to study math or one of the physical sciences with plans to pursue a career in medicine, engineering or other career related to math or natural sciences

  • Exhibit an excellent aptitude in the physical sciences or math

  • Demonstrate financial need

Cunningham Fund for Thea Bowman House Scholarship
Awarded by Cunningham Fund for Thea Bowman House Scholarships

Established by Earl and Sara Cunningham for students who benefited from services provided by the Thea Bowman House.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Have received services and benefited from the programs of the Thea Bowman House

  • Be a graduate of a Herkimer or Oneida county high school

  • Be accepted at at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Be of African American or Hispanic descent (preferred)

DG and BF Benson Scholarship
Awarded by DG and BF Benson Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established in 2008 through the consolidation of two previously-established scholarship funds established by Bernice F. Benson and her late husband, Donald G. Benson. As a single scholarship fund, awards are made to graduates of Sauquoit Valley Central School, Brookfield Central School and Waterville Central School, as well as a Young Scholar from Thomas R. Proctor High School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Waterville, Proctor, Brookfield or Sauquoit

  • Be attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or technical school

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 (C and B)

  •  Must show promise and potential

Donald J. Mitchell Family Fund Scholarship
Awarded by Donald J. Mitchell Family Fund

Established by Former Congressman Donald J. Mitchell to award scholarships to students from his Congressional district attending Mohawk Valley Community College and Herkimer College.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a high school graduate residing in one of the Senator's congressional district (Oneida County; Hamilton County; Herkimer County; Fulton County; Schoharie County; Montgomery County: St. Johnsville, Minden, Canajoharie, Palatine, Root, Mohawk Glen, Charleston, Florida; Schenectady County: Princetown, Duanesburg; Otsego County: Planfield, Richfield, Exeter, Springfield, Otsego, Middlefield, Cherry Valley, Roseboom, Westford, Decatur, Worcester)

  • Be accepted and planning to attend Mohawk Valley Community College or Herkimer College

  • Show academic promise

  • Demonstrate leadership potential and active involvement in community affairs

  • Demonstrate financial self-help (student and family financial participation in underwriting the cost of tuition)

Donovan Scholarship
Awarded by Senator James H. Donovan Scholarship Fund

Established by Jerome Donovan in memory his father, Senator James H. Donovan, to award scholarships to local students attending Mohawk Valley Community College or Herkimer College. "Donovan Scholars" must demonstrate academic prowess, involvement in community affairs and financial need.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Mohawk Valley Community College or Herkimer College

  • Be a resident of Oneida, Herkimer or Lewis counties

  • Show academic promise

  • Be actively involved in community affairs

  • Be underwriting the cost of tuition through student and/or family financial participation

Dr. John P. Sheehan Scholarship
Awarded by Dr. John P. Sheehan Scholarship Trust Fund of the City of Utica, New York
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established to provide graduates of Utica public and parochial schools with financial assistance to pursue college, mechanical or vocational training.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be attending a college or university in the US

  • Be a student at a public or parochial school in Utica, NY, except those charging tuition or attendance fees

  • Be a US citizen (preferred)

ECR International - Utica Division Scholarship Fund
Awarded by ECR International - Utica Division Scholarship Fund

Established by ECR International's Utica Division to offer scholarship opportunities to dependents of their employees.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Candidates must be dependents of current employees at ECR International - Utica Division and have enrolled at an accredited college or university or a continuing education vocational program, technical school or certificate program. 

Edward G. Hays Aviation Career Scholarship
Awarded by Edward G. Hays Aviation Career Scholarship Fund

Established by Edward G. Hays to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in aviation.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student in the Airframe & Powerplant Technology Program or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Program (sUAS) at MVCC

  • Selected based on academic achievement, need, and commitment to the program

  • Consideration should be given to personal behaviors that would give the expectation of one who would complete the program, be a team player, and have a successful career in aviation

Erich and Ruth Kupfer Community Service Award
Awarded by Erich and Ruth Kupfer Memorial Fund

Created by Peter Kupfer and Paul Sinclair to provide a community service award to a Little Falls high school graduate in honor of their cousins and longtime Little Falls residents Erich and Ruth Kupfer.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Little Falls High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited a 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need and/or family hardship

  • Exhibit an interest in their community through community service or volunteerism

Gladys K. Boyle Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by William L. and Gladys K. Boyle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Dr. William L. Boyle, Jr., in tribute to his parents, William L. and Gladys K. Boyle, who enjoyed long, distinguished professional careers in education in Oneida County. In honor of Gladys K. Boyle, a scholarship for a graduate of New Hartford High School will be awarded to a student preferably intending to pursue a professional career in elementary education, particularly the kindergarten level.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at New Hartford Senior High School

  • Be pursuing a career in elementary education, particularly kindergarten (preferred)

  • Demonstrate leadership, promise, good character and potential

  • Be attending an accredited US college or university

Grove and Asta Murray Herkimer Scholarship
Awarded by Grove and Asta Murray Herkimer Scholarship Fund

Established in the name of Grove and Asta Murray to award scholarships to students of Herkimer High School pursuing higher education.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of Herkimer High School

  • Be accepted at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Demonstrate some financial need

Hart Family Scholarship
Awarded by Hart Family Scholarship Fund

Established by Todd Hart and Terry Hart to award scholarships to students that have resided in the 1969 Fire District area of the Town of Trenton.

Candidates are identified by a committee.
  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school located in the US as either an undergraduate or graduate student

  • Must have resided within the 1969 Fire District area of the Town of Trenton, which had previously been serviced by the former Village of Prospect, no matter which high school the student attended, for a minimum of 3 years

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Holland Patent High School Scholarship for Science or Math
Awarded by Holland Patent High School Scholarship Fund

Established to provide an award to a student from Holland Patent Central School planning to study math or the physical sciences.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Holland Patent High School

  • Be planning to attend a 4-year college or university; or begin with a 2-year school with plans to transfer to a 4-year school

  • College or university must not have any religious affiliation whatsoever

  • Be planning to study math or one of the physical sciences with plans to pursue a career in medicine, engineering or other career related to math or natural sciences

  • Exhibit an excellent aptitude in the physical sciences or math

  • Demonstrate financial need

Holland Patent Medical Scholarship
Awarded by Holland Patent Medical Scholarship Fund

Established by Max, DeTraglia, Max & Sullivan, MD, PC to award a scholarship to a student from Holland Patent Central School planning to pursue a degree in a medical or health-related field.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Holland Patent Central School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited college or university

  • Pursuing a degree in a medical or health-related field

  • Demonstrate financial need and/or family hardship

  • Maintain a "B" or higher grade point average

Jack and Florence Sitrin Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Joyce Malcolm in memory of her parents to offer opportunities for secondary education and training for graduating students from any public school district serving Utica, NY. 

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Requirements:

    • Graduating seniors from any public school district serving the residents of Utica, NY.
    • Graduates must be pursuing further education/training in the field of Mathematics.
    • Accepted/enrolled students at any accredited college or university or a continuing education vocational program, technical school, or certificate program.

    Preferences:

    • Known to be hard-working and motivated among school administrators.
    • For whom a scholarship would make a significant impact on their financial likelihood to pursue further education/training.
James Blackshear Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by James Blackshear Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the friends and family of James Blackshear in his memory to award a scholarship to a student from Thomas R. Proctor High School who has great potential and has overcome personal adversity.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Proctor High School

  • Be African American

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or vocational school

  • Have overcome personal or family adversity

  • Show significant academic and social potential

  • Demonstrate financial need

James V. Knight Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarded by James V. Knight Memorial Fund

Established in memory of James V. Knight to award scholarships to students in the Young Scholars Program.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student in the Young Scholars Program, co-sponsored by Utica City School District and Utica College

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Demonstrate that the candidate has been successful in overcoming barriers, as defined by the program

Jean M. Hernon-Kallus'82 Memorial Scholarship

The Jean M. Hernon-Kallus’82 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Jean Marie Hernon-Kallus, who passed away in 2022, by her family, 1982 classmates and friends.  The fund will honor and remember Jean’s vibrant spirit for years to come, providing graduates of New Hartford Central School District with scholarships.

 

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Required Criteria:
    • Graduate of New Hartford Central School District

    Preferred Criteria:
    • Academically qualified for inclusion in National Honor Society
    • Multi-year participation in junior-varsity or varsity sports
    • Involvement in extracurricular activities
    • Volunteer to help needy individuals/organizations in local communities
    • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and a genuine interest in learning

Jeanne Louise Ulrich Romano Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Jeanne Louise Ulrich Romano Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by F. Eugene Romano in memory of Jeanne Louise Ulrich Romano to award scholarships to a student attending Utica College pursuing a degree in business management.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Utica College pursuing a degree in Business Management

  • Be a full-time student who resides within a 10-mile radius of Utica

  • Excels in the Business Management curriculum

  • Maintain a "3.0" grade point average or better

  • Demonstrate traits which make him/her an asset to both the profession and this community

Jef Billings Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of renowned figure skating costume designer Jef Billings that awards scholarships to graduates of New Hartford Senior High School interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of the New Hartford Central School District

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited college or university

  • Be pursuing a career in the arts (including but not limited to theatre, music, design, acting and so forth)

Joey R. Ventura Tradesman Award
Application available until March 29th, 2024

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018. This award is also given in loving memory of Joey R. Ventura (1992-2021), an accomplished welder and welding instructor who unexpectedly passed in July of 2021 at the age of 28 years old.

Candidates are identified through an open application process.
  • Be a graduating senior residing in or attending high school in Oneida or Herkimer counties

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Be pursuing a degree or certificate in welding, the trades or related fields

  • Have an average of 75 or above

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, such as love of sports, being a “team player,” inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leading by example, being kind, being a leader on and off the field/court, and treating everyone with respect (preferred)

John and Deanna Sammon Young Scholars Scholarship

Established by John and Deanna Sammon to provide scholarships to graduates of the Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a participant in the Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program

Joseph F. Mazza Scholarship
Awarded by Joseph F. Mazza Memorial Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Wendy Moosavi in memory of her father Joseph F. Mazza who passed away in 2015 at the age of 92. A scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School who is attending a Christian-affiliated school, with preference given to a student planning a career related to religion or theological study.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a graduate of Thomas R Proctor High School

  • Be accepted at an accredited 4-year college or university that is Christian-affiliated

  • Have a GPA equivalent to at least a B

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Planning a career related to religion or theological studies (preferred)

Kazanjian Family Scholarship
Awarded by Kazanjian Family Scholarship Fund

Established by George and Miriam Kazanjian to provide scholarships to deserving graduates from New Hartford Central School District or Whitesboro Central School District.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at New Hartford Senior High School or Whitesboro High School

  • Be deserving as determined by factors such as family hardship, financial need, school activities, grades, work ethic, leadership or character

  • Be accepted at Hamilton College; however, another 4-year college or university will be considered in the event no candidate is found who meets the other criteria and is planning to attend Hamilton College (preferred)

Kevin Neenan - Class of 1978 Scholarship
Awarded by Kevin Neenan - Class of 1978 Scholarship Fund

Established with funds raised by Kevin Neenan's family and friends to be awarded to graduates of New Hartford High School who demonstrate unrealized potential, inspiring them to believe in themselves by virtue of the nominating committee's belief in them.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of New Hartford High School

Laura Brooks Harney/P.J. Harney Scholarship
Awarded by Laura Brooks Harney/P.J. Harney Scholarship Fund

Established by through the Laura Brooks Harney/P.J. Harney Scholarship Trust. Scholarships are awarded to students from the Town of Webb School District planning to attend Clarkson University, California Institute of Technology, Frostburg State University, New York University, or Saint Louis University.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Town of Webb School

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student accepted or attending Clarkson University, California Institute of Technology, Frostburg State University, New York University or Saint Louis University

Laura J. Gribneau Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarded by Laura J. Gribneau Memorial Fund

Established by Fiber Instrument Sales in memory of an employee, Laura J. Gribneau, who was killed a car accident. Scholarships are awarded to a student from the Town of Webb School District planning to study science or business.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Town of Webb School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Planning studies in science or business

Leonard J. Capuana Scholarship
Awarded by Leonard J. Capuana Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the Leonard J. Capuana West Utica Democratic Club to award scholarships to students who exhibit leadership skills with background, character and interests similar to those of the fund's namesake, Leonard J. Capuana.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a graduate of a Herkimer or Oneida county high school

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Exhibit leadership skills with background, character and interests similar to those of the fund's namesake, Leonard J. Capuana

Linda Leogrande Youth Ambassador Scholarship

Established by the Broadway Theater League of Utica to provide academic scholarships to the participants in its Youth Ambassador program in memory of longtime board member Linda Leogrande.

Candidates are identified by a committee.
  • Be a participant in the Bernadette A. Eichler Youth Ambassador Program of the Broadway Theatre League of Utica

Louise Chapple Tanzer Scholarship
Awarded by Louise Chapple Tanzer Scholarship Fund

Established by Elisabeth Battle to award scholarships to students from Little Falls High School.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Little Falls High School

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Pursuing a course of study in English, journalism or writing (preferred)

Lynn Beaton Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Lynn Beaton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by the friends and family of Lynn Beaton to award a scholarship to a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Proctor High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Have overcome some obstacle or difficulty in life (such as a disability, loss of parent, illness, etc.)

Maphia Scholarship
Awarded by Maphia Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Paul and Rosemary Maphia to award scholarships to graduates of Thomas R. Proctor High School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a graduate of Thomas R Proctor High School

  • Be attending Utica College

  • Exemplify the values of faith and charity through involvement in school programs, religious activities and community affairs

  • Demonstrate financial need

Maphia Scholarship for Utica University
Awarded by Maphia Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Paul and Rosemary Maphia to award scholarships to graduates of Thomas R. Proctor High School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a graduate of Thomas R Proctor High School

  • Be attending Utica University

  • Exemplify the values of faith and charity through involvement in school programs, religious activities and community affairs

  • Demonstrate financial need

Martin M. Martin Scholarship

Created through a bequest from the Estate of Martin M. Martin that provides scholarships for graduating and non-traditional students from the Town of Webb.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduating senior from the Town of Webb High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited two or four year college or university

Mary Ann P. Vickers Memorial Family Award
Awarded by Mary Ann P. Vickers Memorial Family Fund

Established by the Vickers family in memory of Mary Ann P. Vickers to award scholarships to a graduate of Rome Free Academy.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Rome Free Academy

Mary O. and Donald H. McDaniels Music Scholarship
Awarded by Mary O. and Donald H. McDaniels Music Scholarship Fund

Established by Lisa Brickey in memory of her aunt and uncle, Mary O. and Donald H. McDaniels, who had a lifelong passion for music. Scholarships are awarded to students from Camden Central School District that have a passion for music or musical theatre.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Camden Central High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited a 2-year or 4-year college or university pursuing any field of study

  • Must have an interest and ability in vocal and/or instrumental music (or musical theater)

  • Must express a passion for their music by sharing it within their school and/or community (no extensive music courses need to have been taken in high school)

Mildred Usher Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Mildred Usher Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Mildred Usher to award a scholarship to a student that resides in the 1969 Fire District area in the Town of Trenton.

Candidates are identified by a committee.
  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university or mechanical or vocation trade school

  • Be a student at within the 1969 Fire District area in the Town of Trenton, regardless of where they are attending school (preferred)

Mohawk Central School District Class of 1977 Scholarship
Awarded by Mohawk Central School District Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Mohawk Central School District Class of 1977 at their 25th reunion to award scholarships to graduates of Central Valley School District.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Central Valley School District

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university or technical school

  • Be well-rounded in activities including an interest in the community

  • Show promise or potential

  • Maintain a "B" or higher grade point average

  • Be from Mohawk, New York (preferred)

Mohawk Valley Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Awarded by Mohawk Valley Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Established by the Mohawk Valley Healthcare Foundation to award scholarships to nursing students from Herkimer County.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a male or female permanent resident of Herkimer County

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited school of nursing located within Herkimer or Oneida County

  • Show academic promise

  • Has successfully completed his/her first year of nursing studies

  • Demonstrate financial need

Moriah Central School Scholarship for Science or Math
Awarded by Crown Point CS and Moriah CS Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships to students at Crown Point and Moriah Central high schools who plan to study math or one of the physical sciences.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Moriah Central High School

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university; or begin with a 2-year school with plans to transfer to a 4-year school

  • College or university must not have any religious affiliation whatsoever

  • Be planning to study math or one of the physical sciences with plans to pursue a career in medicine, engineering or other career related to math or natural sciences

  • Exhibit an excellent aptitude in the physical sciences or math

  • Demonstrate financial need

Neil F. Harden BOCES Award
Awarded by Neil F. Harden BOCES Scholarship Fund

Established by the family of Neil F. Harden to provide an award to a student from Camden High School that has successfully completed a BOCES program.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Camden High School

  • Be a senior who has successfully completed a BOCES program with an average of 85 or above in their BOCES coursework

  • Be pursuing further education

New Hartford High School Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by New Hartford High School Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the New Hartford High School Alumni Association to award scholarships to a male and a female student at New Hartford Senior High School.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at New Hartford Senior High School

  • Demonstrate academic improvement

Patricia F. and William M. Dwyer Nursing Scholarship
Awarded by Patricia F. and William M. Dwyer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Nan Zillioux in memory of her parents to award scholarships to graduates of Thomas R. Proctor High School and Brentwood High School that plan to pursue a career in nursing.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be attending Thomas R. Proctor High School or Brentwood High School

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 2, 3, or 4-year nursing program

  • Be a US Citizen or legal resident

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Maintain a "B" grade point average

  • Demonstrate the potential to succeed (per teacher or counselor recommendation)

Peter D. Fraser Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Peter D. Fraser Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established in 1993 from memorial gifts received from friends and relatives of Peter Dobell Fraser to honor and remember this 1973 graduate of New Hartford Central School who was a hardworking, fun loving, outgoing gentlemen and passed away at 39 years of age. Two scholarships, one each to a male and female student, are awarded to graduates of New Hartford Central School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at New Hartford Senior High School

  • Be an average scholastic student who has received no other award

  • Do community service

  • Show strength and courage under adverse circumstances

  • Be a person of integrity with a sense of humor

  • Be a student athlete

Poland High School Scholarship
Awarded by Poland High School Scholarship Fund

Created to provide an award to a student from Poland Central School planning to study math or the physical sciences.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Poland High School

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university; or begin with a 2-year school with plans to transfer to a 4-year school

  • College or university must not have any religious affiliation whatsoever

  • Be planning to study math or one of the physical sciences with plans to pursue a career in medicine, engineering or other career related to math or natural sciences

  • Exhibit an excellent aptitude in the physical sciences or math

  • Demonstrate financial need

Pugliese Society Charitable Fund Scholarship
Awarded by Pugliese Society Charitable Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the Pugliese Society to award scholarships to students at Thomas R. Proctor High School with an interest in Italian culture and plans to study language.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student of Thomas R Proctor High School

  • Have the highest GPA in an Italian language class

  • Express an interest in the culture of Italy and be planning to pursue additional studies of language

Richard W. Mitchell, II Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarded by richard W. Mitchell, II Memorial Fund

Established by Russell and Josephine Grogan in memory of Richard W. Mitchell, II to award scholarships to a cadet at Norwich University.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a cadet entering his senior year at Norwich University

  • Be a member of the Corps of Cadets

Robert G. and Emelia C. VanDerWarker Scholarship
Awarded by Robert G. and Emelia C. VanDerWarker Fund

Established by the Estate of Emilia C. Van Der Warker to award scholarships to Mohawk Valley students.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a graduate of any Mohawk Valley high school (preferred)

  • Be pursuing careers in occupational areas or the trades (preferred)

  • Be admitted and enrolled in degree granting programs (including associate degrees) in those fields at two year colleges or equivalent (preferred)

Robert G. and Emelia C. VanDerWarker Scholarship for Holland Patent
Awarded by Robert G. and Emelia C. VanDerWarker Fund

Established by the Estate of Emilia C. Van Der Warker to award scholarships to Mohawk Valley students.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Holland Patent High School (preferred)

  • Be accepted and planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university (preferred)

Roland D. Christy, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Roland D. Christy, Sr. Memorial Fund

Established through gifts from family and friends in memory of Roland D. Christy, Sr., a popular community man and avid golfer. Scholarships are awarded to a Town of Webb graduate who exemplifies his fine qualities and endearing spirit.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Town of Webb Union Free School

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university, or trade school

  • Exemplify the qualities of Roland D. Christy, Sr., specifically being matter-of-fact, caring, honest and respectful

Sgt. Christopher Curtis Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Sgt. Christopher Curtis Simpson Memorial Fund

Established by the friends and family of Sgt. Christopher Curtis Simpson to award scholarships to students attending Mohawk Valley Community College.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be accepted and planning to attend Mohawk Valley Community College either full or part time

  • Maintain an average of 2.0 or better

  • Demonstrate financial need beyond any educational GI benefits

  • Special considerations shall be given to applicants who: have a military or ROTC background; are applying with GED diplomas; plan to study education with the hope of becoming a junior or senior high school teacher, or are interested in human services

  • Plan to study education with the hope of becoming a junior or senior high school teacher or is interested in human services (preferred)

  • Has overcome a personal challenge or faced a difficult life experience, such as a disability, illness, accident, or family crisis (preferred)

STEM Scholarship Fund for Women
Awarded by STEM Scholarship Fund for Women

Established by Kay Sinclair to provide scholarships to female students at SUNY Polytechnic Institute pursuing coursework related to a career in science, technology, engineering and/or math.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be accepted or enrolled fulltime at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in any year of study

  • Be taking coursework related to a career in science, technology, engineering and/or math

  • Be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's, masters or doctoral degree

  • Be a female

  • Demonstrate financial need

The Benjamin Zahir Mufti Scholarship
Awarded by Benjamin Zahir Mufti Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Barbara Mufti in honor of Benjamin Mufti whose life was ended far too soon in a car accident. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of New Hartford High School who meets the scholarship criteria with a preference for candidates planning to major in English or pursue creative writing.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at New Hartford Senior High School

  • Be accepted at an accredited 4-year college or university with plans to attend the fall following graduation (preferred)

  • Demonstrate academic achievement (preferred)

  • Demonstrate financial need (preferred)

  • Plan to major in English and pursue a course of study in creative writing (preferred)

Thomas Maroun Acey Scholarship
Awarded by Thomas Maroun Acey Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established in memory of Thomas Maroun Acey by family to award a scholarship to students active in community service, who plan to stay in the Mohawk Valley and who parallel Mr. Acey's values, interests and life work.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Thomas R. Proctor High School

  • Be accepted and attend Utica College or MVCC, in pursuit of a 2-year or 4-year degree

  • Exhibit potential during high school

  • Provide evidence of and are interested in community service

  • Demonstrate an interest in music (choir, band, plays an instrument, etc.)

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Study accounting or business (preferred)

  • Have an interest in working in the Mohawk Valley (preferred)

Thomas Memorial Fund for the Education of Prospect Youth Scholarship
Awarded by Thomas Memorial Fund for the Education of Prospect Youth

Established by the Village of Prospect to administer a bequest from the estate of Howard Thomas. The fund awards scholarships to students who reside in the 1969 Town of Trenton Fire District.

Candidates are identified by a committee.
  • Be a student at within the 1969 Fire District area, no matter what school they attended, for a period of at least three years prior to the date of payment of the scholarship

  • Be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university or mechanical or vocation trade school

Ticonderoga Central School Scholarship
Awarded by Ticonderoga Central School Scholarship Fund

Created to award scholarships to Ticonderoga Central School graduates who demonstrate excellence in physical science or math, with plans to continue their studies in college and pursue a career in medicine, engineering or a related profession.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be a student at Ticonderoga Central School District

  • Be planning to attend a 4-year college or university; or begin with a 2-year school with plans to transfer to a 4-year school

  • College or university must not have any religious affiliation whatsoever

  • Be planning to study math or one of the physical sciences with plans to pursue a career in medicine, engineering or other career related to math or natural sciences

  • Exhibit an excellent aptitude in the physical sciences or math

  • Demonstrate financial need

UFA Alumni Association Fund Scholarship
Awarded by UFA Alumni Association Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the UFA Alumni Association to award scholarships to deserving graduates of Thomas R. Proctor High School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Thomas R Proctor High School

  • Are descendants of UFA alumni (preferred)

  • Show considerable improvement in academic performance (preferred)

  • Have been involved in community service (preferred)

  • Are well-rounded with integrity (preferred)

UFA Alumni Association Fund Student Athlete Scholarship
Awarded by UFA Alumni Association Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the UFA Alumni Association to award scholarships to deserving graduates of Thomas R. Proctor High School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Thomas R Proctor High School

  • Is a student athlete

Utica Lady Knicks Scholarship
Awarded by Utica Lady Knicks Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by the Utica Lady Knicks, an AAU girls basketball program, to award scholarships to team members.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a member of the AAU Utica Lady Knicks

  • Be attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university

Virginia A. Bowmaker Scholarship
Awarded by Virginia A. Bowmaker Scholarship Trust Fund of the City of Utica, New York
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established to benefit qualified graduates of public and parochial schools in Utica who demonstrate eagerness for intellectual and cultural advancement.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be attending a college or university in the US

  • Be a student at a public or parochial school in Utica, NY

  • Be a US citizen (preferred)

Wallace S. and Janis J. Sweet/Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by Wallace S. and Janis J. Sweet/Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established through the generosity of many friends of the Sweet Family to help deserving students pay for expenses of an education beyond the high school level.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be enrolled at an accredited not-for-profit college or university

  • Be a member of the congregation of Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian Church in Utica, New York (preferred)

  • Be a member of the refugee community and other underrepresented populations in the Mohawk Valley area (preferred)

  • Show similarities to Wallace S. Sweet's academic pursuits of an engineering degree from Cornell University (preferred)

William and Bonnie Waldron Nursing Scholarship
Awarded by William and Bonnie Waldron Nursing Scholarship Fund

Established by William and Bonnie Waldron to award a scholarship to a second year nursing student at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Candidates are identified by the school district(s).
  • Be awarded to a second year nursing student at MVCC

  • Must have been a permanent resident of Herkimer or Oneida County

  • Demonstrate financial need to continue their studies

William B. Recknall Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarded by William B. Recknall Memorial Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established through the Estate of Agnes Recknall in memory of her son William B. Recknall. The award is for a graduate of New Hartford High School.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a graduate of New Hartford Senior High School

William L. and Gladys K. Boyle Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by William L. and Gladys K. Boyle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application available until March 15th, 2024

Established by Dr. William L. Boyle, Jr., in tribute to his parents, William L. and Gladys K. Boyle, who enjoyed long, distinguished professional careers in education in Oneida County. In honor of William L. Boyle, a scholarship for a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School will be awarded to a student preferably intending to pursue a professional career in physical education.

Candidates are identified by Utica Dollars for Scholars.
  • Be a student at Proctor High School

  • Be pursuing a professional career in physical education (preferred)

  • Demonstrate leadership, promise, good character and potential

  • Be attending an accredited US college or university

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