Most scholarship recipients apply and receive scholarship awards when they are high school seniors. Those applications are processed through the high school guidance office. Students are eligible to apply if they are graduating from Cherry Valley-Springfield, Cooperstown, Edmeston, Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton, Laurens, Milford, Morris, Mt. Markham, Richfield Springs, Owen D. Young, Schenevus, or Worcester Central School Districts, or the Otsego Area Occupational Center in Milford.
Those graduates who do not receive a scholarship in high school may apply for an award after attending college for one year. Students must graduate from one of the 13 locations, attend an accredited college full-time with a minimum of 12 credit hours for two consecutive semesters and achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Adult students who are documented 10-year residents (after age 18) of one of the 12 school districts are also eligible to apply for a scholarship (for GMU and Morris, eligibility starts from the year 2015). Those applicants must fulfill the above criteria to indicate academic success potential.
Anyone interested in applying should call The Scholarship Office at (607) 547-9927.