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 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 and applications are available by scrolling down to the bottom of this page and downloading the 2020 SCHOLARSHIP DOCUMENTS . A committee will review all applications and scholarship winners will be notified by the end of May.

  • The Cristin Ann Bambino scholarship will be awarded on a regional basis to nine students. 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 a 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 a 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 the scholarships are available.

Applications must be received on or before Friday, April 30, 2020. Applicants must send them 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 them to Krystel Allen

As a consequence of the close of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, the second page of the applications calling for guidance counselor signatures 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
Scholarship Criteria PDF (94.9 KB) Administration 12/12/2019
2020 Application - Bambino PDF (144.08 KB) Administration 12/12/2019
2020 Application - Jensen PDF (145.61 KB) Administration 12/12/2019
2020 Application - Goncalves PDF (90.21 KB) Administration 12/12/2019

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