2020 Scholarship Application

Scholarship due date has been extended to April 30th

The Board of Trustees of the New York Schools Insurance Foundation and the Board of Governors of the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal are pleased to announce that we are once again offering the Cristin Bambino, Paul Jensen and Joseph Goncalves scholarship awards for the coming year. These scholarships are for college bound students from NYSIR subscribing districts only. Criteria are outlined in the accompanying pages. A committee will review all applications and the scholarships will be notified by the end of May.

  • The Cristin Ann Bambino scholarship will be awarded on a regional basis with one statewide award. Seven regional winners will receive a $3,000 award, one second prize winner will receive a $4,000 award and one statewide winner will receive a $5,000 award.
  • The Paul Jensen scholarship will be awarded to two individuals on a statewide basis. The overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and the runner up will receive a $3,000 award.
  • The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian scholarship will be awarded to two individuals on a statewide basis. The overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and the runner up will receive a $3,000 award. 


We ask that you share this letter and criteria with your guidance department and others so all seniors in your district know that the scholarships are available. The scholarship applications can also be downloaded from our website

Applications should be received on or before Friday, April 30, 2020 and sent to:

Krystel Allen, Administrative Assistant
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal
333 Earle Ovington Blvd. – Suite 905
Uniondale, NY 11553-3624

Email submissions are also accepted, please send to Krystel Allen

*With schools closing due to coronavirus, the second page of the applications with the guidance counselor signature will not be required at this time. Submissions can be sent in without the second page.

If you have any questions, please call Krystel Allen at 516-393-2320 or 347-743-2019.


Sincerely,
Eric Stark
President, NYSIR Board of Governors

2020 Scholarship Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2020 Application - Bambino PDF (144.08 KB) Administration 12/12/2019
2020 Application - Goncalves PDF (90.21 KB) Administration 12/12/2019
2020 Application - Jensen PDF (145.61 KB) Administration 12/12/2019
Scholarship Criteria PDF (94.9 KB) Administration 12/12/2019

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