Scholarships

The Otsego County Community Foundation’s scholarship program connects funds from the forward-thinking donors to deserving local students pursuing further education. 

The 2018 scholarship application will be available here February 2018.  This is an electronic process.  To prepare please collect two letters of recommendation. In addition you will have to upload transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.

The Otsego County Community Foundation offers the scholarships listed below to Otsego County students or students who attend an Otsego County High School.  We invite you to review the eligibility criteria for all of the scholarships to determine those that may be right for you. 

Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Class of 2016

ACADEMIC

BUTCHER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

BUTCHER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded in memory of Jesse G. and Violette S. Butcher to a student showing outstanding academic achievement and planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree. One year only. Open to GHS graduating students.

AGRICULTURE OR RELATED FIELD

EDWARD AND FRANCES BURZYNSKI SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

EDWARD AND FRANCES BURZYNSKI SCHOLARSHIP ($500):  Awarded to a student planning on continuing their education at an accredited institution to study agriculture, veterinary science, forestry or a related field.  Open to any Otsego County graduating senior.

ATHLETIC

KYLE CASEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

KYLE CASEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded in memory of Kyle Casey , a former Gaylord High School student athlete, to a defensive or offensive lineman with plans to attend an accredited college or trade school. Open to GHS graduating students.

GAYLORD SOCCER LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

GAYLORD SOCCER LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP ($500): Awarded to a graduating senior from Gaylord High School. The applicant must be a soccer player from GHS with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Qualified applicants must be entering a college or trade school in the fall of the high school graduating year. Annually, one scholarship for a male will be distributed, in memory of Brandon Brigham and one scholarship will be awarded to a female, in memory of Gene Sanders.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

KATIE KRUG YOUTH VOLUNTEERISM SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

KATIE KRUG YOUTH VOLUNTEERISM SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded to a student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment of time and effort to volunteerism in our community and is pursuing higher education at a college, university or technical school.  Open to any Otsego County graduating students.

EDUCATION

KATHRYN M. TRIPP SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

KATHRYN M. TRIPP SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded in memory of Kathryn M. Tripp, who taught 6th grade in the Gaylord Community School system for 30 years, to a graduating senior planning to earn a degree in Education and enter the teaching profession. Preference will be given to applicants who have displayed leadership, extra-curricular involvement and a commitment to academics. Additional consideration will be given to those who have overcome hardship or adversity and/or demonstrate financial need. Open to Gaylord High School graduating students.

CAROL MILES GRANLUND SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

CAROL MILES GRANLUND SCHOLARSHIP ($500): Awarded to a graduating senior who has achieved a 3.5 GPA or better, and plans to continue their education at an accredited college or university, to pursue a degree in elementary or secondary education. Open to Gaylord High School graduating students.

DONALD H. & HELEN S. CRANDALL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

DONALD H. & HELEN S. CRANDALL SCHOLARSHIP ($500): Awarded to graduating high school senior in Otsego County, who has overcome adversity. Preference given to students pursuing careers in education.

GENERAL

FREEL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ($1500)

FREEL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ($1500): Awarded to an outstanding student planning to pursue higher education at an accredited institution. This scholarship is needs-based and renewable with reapplication. Open to Gaylord High School graduating students.

LOUIS AND ROSE MARIE TEBBE SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

LOUIS AND ROSE MARIE SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded to a hard working student.  Preference given to students of military families or those pursuing a medical career. Open to all Otsego County students.

HAROLD AND NORMA ELGAS Scholarship ($500)

HAROLD AND NORMA ELGAS REACH SCHOLARSHIP ($500): Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need. Open to all Otsego County Students.

MEDICAL OR NURSING

ATHEL EUGENE & HELEN WILLIAMS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

ATHEL EUGENE & HELEN WILLIAMS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a 4-year nursing or medical degree. Open to any Otsego County graduating student.

MUSIC

JASON MEAD SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

JASON MEAD SCHOLARSHIP ($1000): Awarded in memory of Jason Mead, a graduate of Gaylord High School, to a student who has excelled in music (curricular or extra-curricular) and plans to attend an accredited college, university or institution of higher learning and pursue a career in music. Open to GHS and St. Mary graduating students.

SCIENCE

IRENE ANGUS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND ($1000)

IRENE ANGUS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND $1000: Awarded to an outstanding Otsego County  sophomore or junior college student pursuing a BS degree in the science field of study at an accredited institution. Additional consideration may be given to financial need. Scholarship is renewable.

VOCATIONAL OR SKILLED TRADES

DON SKOP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

DON SKOP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500): Awarded to Otsego County high school graduates who have a 2.0 GPA or better and will be attending an accredited institution to continue education in a vocational field or skilled trade. Open to any Otsego County graduating students.