2019 Scholarship Application

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 page. A committee will review all applications and the scholarships will be presented at our annual meeting in 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 regional scholarships will be awarded locally and the $5,000 scholarship will be given at our annual meeting in May.
  • 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 $3,000 scholarship will be awarded locally and the $5,000 scholarship will be given at our annual meeting in May.
  • 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. The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded locally and the $5,000 scholarship will be given at our annual meeting in May.

We ask that you share this letter and criteria with your guidance department so that counselors may let all seniors in your district know that the scholarships are available. I have also enclosed three scholarship application forms that should be attached to the essay when it is returned. Please feel free to make as many copies as you need for interested and eligible students. The scholarship applications can also be downloaded from the links below. While we do not expect a recommendation or endorsement from you, we do ask that students submit their applications through you so that you are assured that they are sent and that they will be reviewed.

Applications should be received on or before Wednesday, April 8, 2019, and sent to:

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

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

Sincerely,
Stephen Lunden
President, NYSIR Board of Governors

2019 Scholarship Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Scholarship Criteria PDF (104.99 KB) Administration 1/24/2019
2019 Bambino Goncalves Jensen Scholarship Letter PDF (85.53 KB) Administration 1/24/2019
2019 Application - Bambino PDF (162.62 KB) Administration 1/24/2019
2019 Application - Jensen PDF (164.46 KB) Administration 1/24/2019
2019 Application - Goncalves PDF (108.93 KB) Administration 1/24/2019

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