Scholarship Information



Information on the scholarships listed below are available in the Guidance Office.  Please note this will be continually updated as more scholarships arrive; the newly listed scholarships will appear at the top. Please check back frequently.

College Scholarships

These are the largest sources of scholarship money available to students.  Colleges will decide based on your GPA and/or SAT scores whether or not you qualify for a scholarship.  Many times this is done without a separate application, although there may be a separate application.  Check the college website for information and application procedures.

State and Local Scholarships

There are sources of state and local money available to our students.  Some of these include scholarships from credit unions, firefighter associations, unions, veteran groups, etc. 

Information on the scholarships listed below are available in the Guidance Office.  Please note this will be continually updated as more scholarships arrive; the newly listed scholarships will appear at the top. Please check back frequently.

Check out these websites for even MORE scholarship opportunities!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors:  400,000 scholarships available to check out. Check out Student Scholarships for many scholarship opportunities.

The following scholarships below are currently available in the Guidance Office:


2019 Hope Scholarship

The $500 Herkimer County Community College Hope Scholarship is awarded to:

  • Graduating high school seniors who are residents of Herkimer County
  • Who is registered for 12 or more credits at Herkimer Community College for the fall 2019 semester. 
  • Successful candidates must have a minimum high school average of 80.0
  • Demonstrate a record of community service, extracurricular activities and leadership.

To Apply:

Pick up an application from your high school guidance office and complete and return it by Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Burrstone Basset Memorial Award          

Due Date: May 20, 2019 – Bring to the Guidance Office

This $1,000 scholarship is being offered to a student graduating in the Class of 2019 who lives in the New York Mills School District.  This includes Notre Dame High School and has a love for pet adoption and pet care.


Write a summary about a pet that you have adopted from an animal rescue center. It is also very important to describe your involvement in the pets care.


  2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest

Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner                                                                                         

This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.            

The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?” Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website  




The student athlete must meet these standards:

  • has been an active member of their high school’s cross country and/or track teams in grades 11 and 12. The applicant should include career bests, athletic achievements, and athletic awards received.
  • has demonstrated academic excellence. The applicant should include academic awards, class rank, and possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 system.
  • has demonstrated community involvement and leadership qualities. The applicant should specify any non-athletic activities/clubs/organizations that benefit others.
  • has been accepted to an accredited two or four year college.

Selection will be made based off an anonymous point scale by the Scholarship Board. The Scholarship Board will be comprised of members of the Utica Roadrunners Board.  



  • All applications should be submitted to the Utica Roadrunners by Friday, May 17, 2019. Winners will be notified and the scholarships will be awarded no later than Friday, June 28, 2019.
  • Include official transcripts for Grades 11 and 12.
  • Include 2 letters of recommendation from supervising adults (coach, principal, teacher, employer, religious leader).
  • Include one essay (500 words or less); see Scholarship Application.
  • Application submitted via US Mail to:

Utica Roadrunners Scholarship Board

PO Box 4141

Utica, NY 13504


APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MAY, 17 2019 TO BE CONSIDERED!  Please pick up your application in the Guidance Office.


Nu Psi Omega Chapter

P. O. Box 836

Utica, New York 13503-0836


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is a national service organization which was founded at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. in 1908.  The local chapter, Nu Psi Omega was chartered in 1981.  This year, Nu Psi Omega will present a scholarship award (s) to a graduating high school senior(s).  Those interested in applying for this scholarship should submit the information indicated below to the following address and must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019:  

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Nu Psi Omega Chapter

P.O. Box 836

Utica, New York 13503-0836

 Application and documents can be scanned/uploaded and submitted to the following Email address by midnight, Tuesday, April 30, 2019:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. High School transcript
  4. Brief biological sketch (include career goals, extra-curricular activities in and out of school, personal interests, and college choice, etc.)
  5. Copy of acceptance letter from chosen institution

Applicants must have minimum C+ average and plan to attend an institution of higher learning such as a 2-year or 4-year program at a college, university, or business school, etc. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please go to Guidance Office to pick up your application.



Utica Men’s & Women’s Bowling Scholarship Award

The Scholarship is for $500.00 and is available to:

*  Any graduating senior male and female, who maintains a C average

*  Is a sanctioned junior bowler who in bowling in the youth program at Adirondack Lanes, AMF Pin-O-Rama or Vista Lanes

*  Has been accepted as a candidate to any accredited College, University or Vocational School in the United States or Canada. 

The deadline for applying is May 1, 2019 



 The CALIS CONSERVANCY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a maximum of three qualifying graduating seniors planning to pursue a career in a field pertaining to the environment.  The maximum amount of each award will be $1500.

Requirements for application include:

1.) Residency in the township of Deerfield, Trenton, or Russia.

2.) One letter of reference.

3.) Complete and submit application and all requested attachments by the date specified on the application.

4.) Interview with CALIS CONSERVANCY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP AWARD committee at a time and place to be specified by the committee.

5.) Graduation from high school by June 30, 2019.

6.) Enrollment at a college with a declared major pertaining to the environment by May 10, 2019.

Applications may be obtained from your High School Guidance office.

The cash awards will be given to recipients upon successful completion of the first college semester and official verification of enrollment for the second college semester.  Verification must be supplied by the college at your request to the CALIS CONSERVANCY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP AWARD committee.  Such verification must be submitted no later that March 1, 2020.

Please refer questions to:

Ed Rosenburgh -   - (315) 896-6592




          Ivan A. (Rick) Lefevre loved the J. F. Kennedy Civic Arena.  He was always there it seemed, making sure the arena was in the best possible condition for the hockey players, figure skaters and spectators who came to visit.  Under Rick’s guidance, the arena was a family operation – and those who came to play, skate or watch became part of his extended Kennedy Arena family.

          It was common to see Rick stop what he was doing to help a youngster tie up his or her skates or checks on someone who had fallen.  The business of running an arena was always second to him to the business of helping people.

          It would be impossible to mention all the people that he touched or all the various ways he made a difference.  He was quick to compliment others but was genuinely embarrassed when others mentioned his hard work or his generosity.  It was his job, he would say.

          Rick passed away unexpectedly on May 7, 2000 at the age of 44.  As a tribute to him and to preserve his legacy of helping others, the Rick Lefevre Memorial Scholarship was established.  Each year, one hockey player and one figure skater will be awarded $250.



  • The candidate must be a senior graduating in the spring term of 2019.
  • The hockey player must have participated in the Rome Youth Hockey Association and the figure skater must have participated in the Rome Figure Skating Program, at the Kennedy Arena.
  • Must be enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college or university during the fall term of 2019.
  • The student does not have to be actively participating in skating this year.


Selection Procedure

In 2019, the selection committee will review all completed applications that are postmarked by April 30, 2019.  The two scholarship winners will be selected.  The winners will be given notification of the award by June 1, 2019, with the money to be issued to the student in December of 2019.



Mail the completed application and essay to: Rick Lefevre Memorial Scholarship, 930 W. Liberty St., Rome, NY 13440, by April 30, 2019.


Charles A. Strom Engineering Award

The Mohawk Valley Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will be offering $500 engineering awards to recognize and reward students who demonstrate outstanding talent in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and will enroll in a related field of electronic, electrical and computer engineering or engineering technology. Up to 4 awards will be provided.

Eligibility and Selection:

A minimum of four awards will be offered:

College-bound high school senior(s)

Attend high school in Oneida, Lewis, Herkimer, St. Lawrence, or Franklin counties, the township of Oneida in Madison county, the village of Sherburne in Chenango county or the city of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Will enroll in a related field of electronic, electrical or computer engineering

Selection Criteria:

Merit based – unofficial transcripts acceptable

One letter of recommendation - one from math/science department or from your counselor

Taken technology, math, science, and/or technology, electronics and computer classes

Applied to 2 or 4 year college in a related engineering or technology fields

Essay on innovation, how technology benefits others or why you chose this field of study

This Engineering Recognition award is named in honor of Charles A. Strom, a highly respected electrical engineer throughout the world for his pioneering efforts and contributions in the art, science and practice of communications. Charlie spent the last 47 years of his life in Central New York promoting and advocating engineering at work, through professional activities, and as adjunct Professor at SUNY Institute of Technology. He held the distinguished grade of Life Fellow of the IEEE, it highest grade, and was a founding member of many of its national level, technical societies. He was a member and trustee of Rome Academy of Sciences, a member of Erie Canal Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and a member of the Rome Radio Club; he was an active, licensed Radio Amateur Operator. This award is in memory of him and his many contributions.

To apply, complete and sign the application form, which should be available in your guidance counselor’s office or email us or find us on the Web.

On the WEB: (see FILES tab for pdf application)

Pick up application at your Guidance office and Return completed application (word doc or pdf preferred) by May 8, 2019 to:

Email application, essay and recommendation letter to:

Award winner announcements will be made on or about May 24, 2019.