Guilderland Central School District Scholarship Fund

Each year, the district awards several scholarships to deserving high school seniors based on criteria such as academic area of interest, athletic area of interest, and community service.

All scholarships are funded through donations from alumni and community members, and are distributed at the discretion of the high school scholarship committee.

If you would like to donate to any of the scholarships listed below, please send a check payable to: Guilderland Central School District Scholarship Fund, c/o John Rizzo, Guilderland Central School District Office, 8 School Road, P.O. Box 18, Guilderland Center, NY 12085-0018. Please be sure to indicate to which scholarship you are donating via the “memo” field on your check.

For more information on how to donate, please contact John Rizzo, 518-456-6200, ext. 0113.

For more information on scholarship availability, please contact the Guilderland High School Guidance Office at 518-861-8591, ext. 1115.

Gregory J. Aidala Scholarship

Recognizes two seniors (one girl, one boy) who have met the following criteria:

  • Maintained an 85 average in high school (at the end of junior year)
  • Participated in service learning activities, either in the Guilderland community and/or at Guilderland High School
  • Anticipate attending a two or four year college to pursue a major in education (pre-school through grade 12).

In order to be considered for this award, the student must submit a short essay to the selection committee highlighting what current or former teacher influenced his/her plans to become a teacher and why.

Dalton Bambury Memorial Scholarship

To a senior who has demonstrated strength of character, commitment to the community, love of humanity and will be entering a helping profession.

Anthony and Eddy Chen Scholarships

Donations for a scholarship for senor interested in environmental or horticultural sciences.

Caitlin Elizabeth Clancy Scholarship

To be awarded to a senior who is socially aware and intuitive and maintains a “B” average.

Joan M. Coons Award

To a student going into the world of work who has demonstrated enthusiasm for life and learning.

Nancy E. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Presented to two high school seniors who are passionate about art and visually inventive.

John P. Dornbush Memorial Scholarship

To a senior who has a 90 average or better who has plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college to study, science, technology or engineering.

Daryl Farley Scholarship

To recognize a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in the education of children, has a cumulative GPA of at least 80%, displays consistent effort and improvement in the classroom, demonstrates compassion for others and is involved in the school community.

Thomas P. Farrelly Memorial Scholarship

To recognize a senior on the Girls Varsity Softball team who is involved in school activities and community service, possesses athletic ability and has a positive attitude.

Eric Grimstead Memorial Scholarship

To a senior who has provided leadership in the Focus Program and intends to pursue a career in counseling or human services.

Robert J. Hilt Scholarship

To recognize a graduating senior who has demonstrated a serious commitment to the study of Language Arts and plans to pursue a career in the area of writing and/or literature.

Fazana Saleem Ismail Scholarship

To be awarded to a senior who has a passion for volunteerism and philanthropy. The student exemplifies compassion, positivity, and a desire to impact the community.

Kenneth C. LeVine Memorial Scholarship

To a senior who exhibits a love of computers and intends to pursue it as a career.

Dr. Demian Singleton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a student who has overcome unique challenges and embodies ideals that Dr. Singleton championed: social justice, inclusion and enrichment for all. 

Kathy Seaton Award

Awarded to two students who express interest in attending certified schools for either Associate or Baccalaureate Degrees who have demonstrated a high level of academic success.

Jenny Wasson Award

To two deserving Altamont area graduates to aid in the cost of higher education.

Dale Westcott Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a senior who is planning on becoming a math or science teacher and portrays a love for learning.

Stacy Zounes Scholarship

To a deserving graduating senior with some involvement in physical fitness to further the student’s educational pursuits.


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