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2018 NYSIR Scholarships Awarded

Friday, June 1, 2018  
The New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal recently awarded more than $46,000 in Cristin Ann Bambino, Paul Jensen and Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian scholarships to 13 college-bound seniors from NYSIR member school districts across New York.

Ranging between $5,000 and $3,000, the awards have been given annually since 2007 under the auspices of the NYSIR Foundation.

THE BAMBINO SCHOLARSHIP, in memory of the daughter of NYSIR Risk Management Executive Vice President Robert Bambino, is awarded to special education students for their outstanding efforts in working through challenges to complete high school and be accepted at a college or university. This year, as it has for the past several years, NYSIR granted seven $3,000 Bambino scholarships on a regional basis, along with a statewide $4,000 runner-up grant and a $5,000 award for first place.

THE JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP, in memory of Paul Jensen, a NYSIR marketing representative known for his craftsmanship, is presented annually to college-bound students from NYSIR member districts who have demonstrated inspired design and building skills during their high school careers and wish to pursue their talents in college. Applicants must describe how they might create a design or adapt an existing design for a specific purpose and why it would be useful. Two Paul Jensen Scholarships, one for $5,000 and one for $3,000, were awarded statewide.

THE GONCALVES SCHOLARSHIP, named after former NYSIR Executive Director Joseph Goncalves, is offered to two New York-college-bound seniors from NYSIR member districts who have demonstrated a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering, or similar humanitarian aspirations. One $5,000 grand prize and one $3,000 runner-up prize were awarded statewide.

For a list of this year’s winners, click here.

To watch a video of the award presentation, click here.

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