Great Scholarships for Students in New York for 2019 – 2020

New York is home to Cornell University, Columbia University, and many great SUNY and CUNY institutions. New York also hosts scholarship programs specifically made for residents in the Empire State. Take full advantage of scholarships your community has available to you as many small local scholarships go unclaimed each year. At Going Merry, we bring local and statewide New York scholarships to you and let you fill out your applications all in one place!

Check out the list below of New York scholarships for you to explore!

1. Jason Pryce Memorial Scholarship

Provider: Jason Pryce Memorial Fund (Charity Smith)

Amount: Up to $2,500

From 2007-2012 Jason fought valiantly against the disease that was attacking his body. He remained very spiritual and leaned on God for strength. Jason’s strong and determined character helped him get through this rough time in his life. Throughout his illness, Jason never complained or spoke negatively. Instead he had a positive mind set and spoke openly about what he was going through. Jason was a selfless person who cared so much about his family and friends. We are honored to carry on his memory by awarding a deserving student with the Jason Pryce Memorial Fund.

Jason Pryce was given to us on March 20, 1984. He was a well behaved child and grew up to be one of the classiest young men in town. Jason was loving, gentle, and compassionate with a great sense of humor. He had a love for soccer and while in Elementary School and High School he played on various soccer teams. Jason belonged to the Full Gospel Christian Fellowship Church where he was very involved and sang on the choir for many years. He loved a wide genre of music and played the saxophone. In 2002 Jason moved to Atlanta where he attended Morehouse College. After being diagnosed with Carcinoid Cancer he had to move back home to Elmsford, NY. Despite his illness, Jason was determined to complete his higher education. He attended Fordham University from which he graduated in 2010 with his degree in Psychology. While in school, Jason was inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and received a Lifetime Honors award in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence.

2. John Nicholas Taglienti Memorial Scholarship

Provider: John Nicholas Taglienti Memorial Foundation (Charity Smith)

Amount: Up to $2,000

The John Nicholas Taglienti Memorial Fund, established in 2018, is a tribute to the memory of John Taglienti “JT”. John Nicholas Taglienti, or JT, graduated from William Floyd High School in 2005 and was a proud member of Floyd’s Varsity Baseball Team. He attended SUNY Old Westbury, where he played Baseball and majored in Education. After graduation, he taught and coached at PS306 in the Bronx. He truly had a passion for teaching–he worked tirelessly to plan his lessons, to keep the kids engaged, and to help them ace their State tests. He absolutely loved his students. While teaching and earning his Master’s in Education at Stony Brook, he juggled the roles of devoted husband, loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and nephew with ease. JT was magnetic and bigger than life, and he profoundly touched all those around him.

3. The Norris Christmas Tree Scholarship

Provider: Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York (CTFANY)

Amount: Varies

It is the intent of this association to promote the future of the Christmas tree industry by funding an annual scholarship to one or more eligible college students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic and leadership excellence and involvement in the Christmas tree industry.

4. Carolyn Kohn Memorial Scholarship

Provider: The American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Amount: $1,000

Awards a New York state resident studying occupational therapy full-time at an accredited institution. Must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Graduate degree requires a dissertation, special project, or research component.

5. ATHENA Adult Scholarship

Provider: The Chamber and The Chamber Foundation

Amount: Up to $2,000

The ATHENA Adult Scholarship was established by The Chamber and The Chamber Foundation to encourage increased career opportunities for women in our community. This scholarship is available to any female Dutchess County resident, who works or volunteers in Dutchess County, has graduated high school or its equivalent, or graduated college, and been out of school for at least five years, and is pursuing education at an accredited New York State college, university or trade school or through an accredited online educational program.

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