Dollars for Scholars application deadline looms


UTICA — The application deadline for Utica Dollars for Scholars is quickly approaching, with a deadline of Tuesday, March 15.

There are over 100 awards for students in schools in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, program officials say. Awards range from $500 to a renewable award of $3,000 for four years from the Mele Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties for $3,000 (renewable for four years) for high school. Many of the scholarship awards are open to students from across Oneida and Herkimer counties; the Mele scholarship is open to seniors from Adirondack, Camden, Central Valley Academy, Dolgeville, Herkimer, Little Falls, Owen D. Young, Poland, Remsen, Sauquoit, Utica-Proctor, and Waterville.

Online application includes transcript and reference, goals and aspirations essay, as well as activities, employment as well as federal student aid information and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Awards will be announced in June.

There are a variety of scholarships for majors of nursing, education, HVAC, culinary arts, pharmacy, chiropractic, math and sciences. A online application can be completed today at:  

Utica Dollars for Scholars was established locally in November 1994. Since its founding, UDFS has distributed nearly $1.6 million to almost 2,000 students at Thomas R. Proctor High School, Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School, and many other high schools in Oneida and Herkimer counties. Utica Dollars for Scholars partners with local businesses, The Community Foundation, families, service organizations, and individual donors.

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