Scholarship opportunity

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.

American Public Works Association (APWA)

- New York Chapter-Capital District Branch Scholarship
- $2000
- For seniors residing within the capital district planning to study the fields of Engineering, Public Works Management/Administration/Operation or other programs within the public works profession.

Visit or the guidance office for more information

Deadline: May 15, 2020

William M. Jackman Scholarship

- $600 awarded to a senior who plans to continue studies in the arts, humanities, communications or theatre. 
- Dedicated to Mr. Jackman, who taught art and humanities in the district for 36 years.
- CLICK HERE to download the application.

Deadline: April 9, 2020

Cobleskill-Richmondville Teachers Association

- $1,000 for three seniors who have been accepted to a two-four year college. One scholarship will give preference to a student entering the field of education.
- Students will be evaluated in academics, citizenship, extra-curricular activities and on an essay.
- CLICK HERE to download the application.

Deadline: April 9, 2029


Schoharie County Medical Society Scholarship

- $1,000
- Open to high school seniors with an overall GPA of 85 or greater, who reside in Schoharie County and who are seeking to pursue a health profession.  
- Requirements: A 2,000-word (maximum) essay on a health or mental-health issue that has affected you, a family member or your community. Transcript. A cover letter outlining the chosen profession.

May 4, 2020

Visit Guidance office for full details.


Charles W. England Scholarship Fund

- American Federation of Musicians (Local 443)
- For students who demonstrate good values and character traits
- Requires application, essay and 3 references

Deadline: March 15, 2020

For the application, visit guidance office or


Fields of Grace Outreach - Inspiring Senior Award

- $100 for Schoharie County resident, high school senior enrolled in a 2-4 year undergraduate program for Fall 2020 semester.
- Requirements: essay on life in Schoharie County (full details in guidance office).

Deadline: May 7, 2020

Visit guidance for application and additional information or visit


CEN – Chief Executives Network Scholarship

- $1,000
- For high school seniors in the surrounding 11 counties who are planning to pursue a manufacturing major.
- Requires a 300- to 500-word essay answering two questions listed on the application, a letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor, and a transcript.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

CLICK HERE or visit the guidance office for full details.


Jean Emerson Scholarship Program (Schoharie County ARC Foundation)

- Two scholarships up to $1,000 per year. 
- For students planning to pursue a career in providing care, education or assistance to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Candidates must be accepted in an accredited college or online college program, full or part time.
- Requirements are: completed application, two letters of recommendation, 1,000-word essay.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Visit guidance office for full details and application.

- Scholarship

- 2 scholarships available: $1,000 - $1,500 for students pursuing careers in senior care. Requires application and essay.

- Visit guidance office for details or visit the following sites:

Deadline: Various


Cobleskill Agricultural Society (Sunshine Fair)

- Two $500 scholarships for students who have been active in the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair.

Visit the guidance office for application

Deadline: July 12, 2019


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.