NEW YORK STATE GRANGE SCHOLARSHIPS
1. The DeNise Scholarship Fund
Mr. and Mrs.
Howard DeNise, longtime agriculturalists and Grange members in
western New York, have established the DeNise Scholarship Fund, with
the New York State Grange as the administrator. Strong emphasis in
awarding these scholarships is placed on need and that the
applicants must be agriculturally oriented. These scholarships may
be used in any recognized accredited institution of higher learning.
are the criteria for these scholarships
2-year associate degree and 4-year baccalaureate degree programs
may be pursued.
private institutions may be attended within or outside of New York
Scholarship assistance is available to undergraduate students
study must entail a major within the field of agriculture.
must be a resident of New York State. All applications must be
returned to the New York State Grange,
100 Grange Place,
Cortland, N.Y. 13045, no later than
April 15th. Final selection of the scholarship recipients will be
made by a committee appointed by the New York State Grange.
2. Susan W. Freestone Education Award
Freestone of Interlaken,
N.Y. served as a National
Grange Juvenile Superintendent for more than a decade. The
educational Award honoring her for untiring efforts in promoting
Juvenile Grange (currently called Junior Grange) work in the state
and nation was established in 1945. The fund has helped many young
people get a higher education.
candidate must have been a member of a Junior Grange in
New York State and
must presently be a member in good standing of a Subordinate
Grange in New York State to be eligible for a $1,000 grant.
candidate must graduate from high school and enroll in an approved
two or four year college in New York State
- A second
grant may be available, providing the student makes application
and supplies a satisfactory transcript of work from the college.
will be given to each candidate selected. Selection will be made
after April 15th each year. This award is to be used toward expenses
during the freshman year. Winners will be announced at high school
graduations or commencement exercises. The money will be paid at the
time of enrollment in college. Judging is based on scholarship
applications and a high school transcript of activities and
scholarship, which must accompany each application.
must be received before April 15th at New York State Grange, 100
Grange Place, Cortland,
Application forms may be requested from New York State Grange.
3. The New York State Grange Cornell
In 1973, an
endowment fund was established by the New York State Grange. Awards
are made to students in any class in the
College of Agriculture and
Life Sciences at Cornell. Selection is based on character,
scholastic record, and need for financial assistance.
is given to farm-reared students whose families are Grange members.
is also given to students who transfer from an Agricultural and
Technical College of the State University of New York.
notify the NYS Grange office at 607-756-7553
by June 1. Must have filed a Cornell Financial Aid application, and
determined to be financial aid eligible.
applicant's financial need
4 The New York State Grange Student
The fund is maintained by
contributions from Granges, Grange members, and repayment of
student loans. It is designed to assist Grangers in their higher
Only members of a New York
State Grange, who have been members for at least six months, are
Application blanks are
available by contacting the New York State Grange at 100 Grange
Place, Cortland, NY 13045, Telephone
607-7567553. The full-year loan is dispensed in two awards. The
application must be signed by the Subordinate Grange master and
secretary, with the Grange seal affixed. A substitute should sign
if either the master or secretary is related to the applicant. The
application should also be signed by a parent or another person
who agrees to be co-signor of the loan.
Deadline: April 15th of Current
Loans are for $1,000 per
semester or a total of $2,000 per year. However, a student does
not have to apply for the full amount. There is a maximum of
$10,000 to any loanee. Additional Graduate Loans are also
The loan is secured by a note
signed by the student and a parent or guardian, as maker and joint
REPAYMENT OF LOAN
The student will begin loan
repayment at five percent annual interest after completion of
his or her education. Monthly payment coupons will be sent.
NOTE: No interest is paid until
education at a formal institution is ceased. At that time regular
monthly payments will be set up for a five-year payment plan.
June Gill Nursing Scholarship
June Gill was a Grange member and
a nurse from Dutchess County New York. She established this
scholarship fund to encourage Grange members to enter the nursing
You must be an adult or student
Grange Member in good standing or the son/daughter of a Grange
Member in good standing to receive this award.
Two $1,000 Scholarships will be
made annually, and a recipient may apply for a second award. The
payment will be sent directly to the school after the successful
completion of one term, which must be verified in writing.
The amount of the award will be
determined by income from the investment of the June M. Gill Fund.
A Special Scholarship Evaluation Committee will determine the
recipient annually with awards being announced by June 1st.
Selection will be based on the
Verification of enrollment in a
Verification of Grange
Membership of the parents
Review of Applicant's Career
Statement, Academic Records, and Financial Need
Deadline: April 15th of Current
6. Caroline Kark Award
is given to a Grange individual who is preparing for a career
working with the deaf, or a deaf individual who is furthering his or
her education beyond high school. The recipient must be a
New York State resident.
Applications are available from the New York State Grange.
Application deadline is April 15.
100 Grange Place
Cortland, N.Y. 13045