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NYSIR Scholarship Submission Dates Extended

Wednesday, March 18, 2020  

High school students graduating from NYSIR-member districts now have until April 30 to submit applications for special scholarships sponsored by NYSIR and the New York Schools Insurance Foundation.

NYSIR officials have extended the original March 27 due date in the wake of school closures necessitated by the current coronavirus pandemic. With the exception of the new deadline, submission procedures have not changed. Applicants should send their completed submissions to Krystel Allen, Administrative Assistant, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal, 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. – Suite 905, Uniondale, NY 11553-3624, or to

Applications already submitted will not be affected by the date change.

Since 2007, NYSIR has awarded nearly $350,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors from NYSIR-member school districts across New York. Ranging from $3,000 to $5,000, the awards have made a meaningful impact on the lives of the students who receive them.

THE CRISTIN ANN BAMBINO SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to special education students for their outstanding efforts in working through challenges to complete high school and be accepted at a college or university. NYSIR offers seven $3,000 Bambino scholarships on a regional basis, along with a statewide $4,000 second-place grant and a $5,000 award for first place.

THE PAUL JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP 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, are awarded statewide.

THE JOSEPH GONCALVES STUDENT HUMANITARIAN SCHOLARSHIP is offered to two New York-college-bound seniors from NYSIR member districts who have demonstrated a record of involvement in 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 is awarded statewide.

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