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. has provided a list of 15 scholarship programs that will give out more than 700 individual scholarship awards during the 2020 school year. A list is available here: Student Scholarships


Swingtime Jazz Society Scholarship Fund

To honor the memory of jazz pianist Dr. Lee Shaw, a scholarship fund has been established by Swingtime Jazz Society. A monetary award of $1,000 will be presented to benefit a senior who has participated in music activities, either band and/or choir, shown scholarship and leadership qualities and plans on pursuing a music degree with a focus on jazz studies in college. The application form, Lee Shaw compositions and list of jazz standards that Lee played are at  

The application and supporting materials are to be submitted by March 31, 2021


Price Chopper Corporate Scholarship Program

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2021 Corporate Scholarship Program. Please view the brochure by clicking here. We would like to emphasize the Community Advantage Scholarship and the Entrepreneurial Advantage Scholarship, which are offered specifically to graduating high school seniors, who reside in Price Chopper or Market 32 marketing area. 

The online application will be available in the coming weeks and can be accessed at The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2021. Consideration will only be given to those applications that are complete and are submitted with all of the requested supporting documents. 


Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs

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Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below. Additional Requirements can be viewed online. Ten scholarships will be awarded in New York State.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 5, 2021.

For the 2021 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2018, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2021. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

- The applicant must be a high school senior.

- The applicant must apply online only.


C-RTA Scholarship

- The C-RTA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the annual scholarship of $1,000 for three seniors who have been accepted at a 2-4 year college.  One of the three scholarships will give preference to a student entering the field of education.  
- The candidates will be evaluated in 4 categories: academics, citizenship, extracurricular activities, essay.
- Scholarship winners will receive $500 each year for 2 years upon verification of academic success at the end of the fall semester and paid directly to the student.
 - Complete the application and return it to the your Guidance Counselor with a copy of your resume. Download the application by CLICKING HERE


William M. Jackman Scholarship

- $600 scholarship 
- An applicant must be a high school senior who will major in the field(s) of art, humanities, communications or theatre. 
- Interested students can fill out an application form. Down the form by CLICKING HERE
- The Cobleskill-Richmondville Teachers' Association (CRTA) will appoint a scholarship committee to determine the recipient of the scholarship. 
- Scholarship money will be received upon CRTA's receipt of a satisfactory official transcript of the first semester of study. 

- 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


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.