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Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship

The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will award $2,675 each to one graduating male and female this year.

Eligible recipients must be graduating from an Onondaga or Madison County high school and have already been accepted into an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a Bachelor's program in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, science or education. Two (2) scholarships are awarded annually to one male and one female high school senior from Onondaga County on the basis of academic performance, commitment to the chosen field of study and meaningful volunteer service in the community.

Scholarships may be renewed annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipient's continued full-time matriculation in his/her program of study and maintenance of a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher.

The application deadline is April 27, 2018. Download an application form. *NOTE: Please save the application form to your computer and open with Adobe to begin working on it. DO NOT fill out the form directly in your browser, doing so will result in loss of content. Please contact the Central New York Community Foundation at 422-9538 for more information.

The Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of the late Frederick K. Kilian, founder of Kilian Manufacturing Corp. in Syracuse.

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The Central New York Community Foundation was established in 1927 to serve as a permanent community endowment built by the gifts and charitable legacies of individuals, families and businesses for the betterment of the region. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $272 million. It has invested more than $190 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time. Its vision is to create a vibrant Central New York community that provides opportunity for everyone and builds a hopeful, prosperous region for future generations.

Our website will be undergoing routine maintenance on Monday, January 21, 2019. Visitors may experience disruption of service during this time. Please contact us at (315) 422-9538 during our office hours for assistance: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please note we are closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Day.