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Scholarship opportunity page

The Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District recognizes there are many scholarship opportunities available to students and parents, but they may be challenging to locate. To assist families in this process, the Guidance Office maintains a list of just some of the scholarships available to our seniors. This page is updated throughout the year as new opportunities announced.

Please note the DEADLINES at the bottom of each scholarship.

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact the high school guidance office at (518) 234-2579.

First New York Federal Credit Union

Four $1,000 scholarships. Requirements: for high school seniors planning to attend a 2-4 year college, must be a member in good standing, and must be an active volunteer in their community. Requires transcript, essay, letter of reference and resume. Contact Guidance office for more information or application

Application deadline: March 9, 2018


Epilepsy Foundation

Two scholarships for $1,000 each, for seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2018 and have been diagnosed with Epilepsy. A physician’s statement verifying diagnosis, a short essay, photo and college admission letter are required. Visit Guidance office for application and further information

Application deadline: March 15, 2018 


Schoharie County Medical Society Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship, open to high school seniors with an overall GPA of 85 or greater, reside in Schoharie County and seeking to pursue a health profession.

Requirements: A 2000 word (max) essay on substance abuse, a letter of recommendation, transcript and a cover letter outlining the chosen profession.

Visit Guidance office for full details.

Application deadline: March 16, 2018


The Amy Bindelglass Memorial Scholarship (Center for Donation & Transplant)
For high school junior or senior students. $750 1st prize.  Requires an essay assignment. Visit the guidance office for more information.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018 


The American Public Works Association Scholarship

$2,000 per year for seniors residing in the capital district of New York. Must be enrolling in college to study the fields of Engineering, Public Works Management/Administration/Operation or other programs within the public works profession. Transcript and three letters of recommendation are required.

Apply online at or in the guidance office.

Application deadline: April 1, 2018

Baptist Health System, Inc. (Alfred Kahler Scholarship Program)

Merit based scholarship of two $1,000 for high school seniors from surrounding counties planning to study health care related human services field.

Requires a typed essay and an official transcript.  Apply at: or visit the guidance office for additional information.

Application deadline: April 30, 2018


Ianniello Anderson, P.C. Scholarships

Two $1000 scholarships for NY State high school seniors seeking a degree in either Cyber Security or the Visual/Performing Arts. Requires a 500 word essay

Apply on-line at: or

Visit guidance office for more information

Application deadline: April 15, 2018


Delta Kappa Gamma International– Alpha Psi Chapter

$600 grant for high school seniors planning a career in education. Requirements: letter of recommendation from a teacher and guidance counselor.  Copy of your high school transcript and an essay.

Visit guidance office for more information and application

Application deadline: May 2, 2018


AED Superstore Scholarship

$1,000 offered bi-annually for high school seniors. Requires a short essay (under 500 words) or video regarding cardiac arrest. Visit the guidance office for more information or apply on-line at

Application deadline: May 31, 2018


The Excelsior Scholarship, Making College Possible

Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature recently enacted the Excelsior Scholarship program, which is administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation. Below is information provided by the Governor’s office about the program:

This year, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation’s first tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship.The Scholarship is making college possible for hundreds of thousands of students across the state and helping to alleviate the crushing burden of student debt. A college education is increasingly necessary to secure the jobs of tomorrow, and the Excelsior Scholarship ensures New York’s students have access to a quality education and the skills they need to succeed. The Scholarship is available to students enrolled at SUNY or CUNY school for the fall of 2017.

Here you can find information about the Scholarship and share with your colleagues, friend and family to raise awareness about the program. More than 940,000 middle-class families across New York State will be eligible for the Scholarship, and the requirements are simple.

In order to apply, students must:
• Be residents of New York State
• Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
• Take 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation
• Maintain good academic standing
• Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate’s Degree in two years or a Bachelor’s Degree in four years
The program goes into effect immediately, and is available for students whose families earn up to $100,000 annually beginning in the fall 2017. It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019. Find more information in this fact sheet.

The application will be available June 7. Please help spread the word, click here to learn more, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.