Scholarships

To search our available scholarships, visit our Scholarships page. Each scholarship description has instructions for how to apply. Many require contacting your high school guidance office for application instructions.

You may email us at scholarship@cnycf.org to request a copy of the form(s). Please include the name of the scholarship in your email.

All scholarship payments are mailed directly to the college/university you are attending. We will under no circumstances send payment to the scholarship award recipient or any other individual.

In order for payment to be processed, both your Notification Form and Student Acceptance form must be completed and returned to us. If you are in years 2-5 of a multi-year scholarship, please refer to “How Do I Renew My Multi-Year Scholarship? question below.”

Please submit the following documentation to us each July, after completion of your academic year:

  1. Academic transcript from most recent semester
  2. Proof of registration for the upcoming fall semester

Both documents must include:

  • Name of your college, university or tech school
  • Your name
  • Your student ID

Your transcript and proof of registration can be emailed to scholarship@cnycf.org, faxed to 315-471-6031, or mailed to: Central New York Community Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Renewal, 431 E. Fayette St. Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202

The materials listed above must be emailed or postmarked by July 31 in each year that you are eligible to receive an award installment.

In most cases, transferring schools will not affect your scholarship. When you submit the documents for the renewal of your multi-year scholarship, please also note that you’ve transferred to a new school.

In many cases, awards are eligible for deferral with prior authorization. If you plan to take a gap year, please email us to request a deferral, and you will be notified of the decision.

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