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During School Board Recognition Month this October, we would like to thank the members of the Herkimer BOCES Board of Education for their service and all that they do for BOCES and our students! Thank you to: Daniel LaLonde, Thomas Shypski, Jack Bono, Ronald Loiacono, Janine Lynch, William Miller, James Schmid, Michelle Szarek, Linda Tharp and Daniel Voce!
Scholarship applications now available through local foundation
Feb. 4, 2016



The Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2016-2017 college year. Each year, this local foundation presents about a dozen scholarships.

Students eligible for these scholarships include those who are majoring in vocational education in their high school program and plan to go to college next year. This includes virtually all students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Center located at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES. Also eligible are those adults who wish to enroll in vocational training, such as practical nursing, at Herkimer BOCES.

There are special incentive awards available for those pursuing careers in certain areas. These special funds are administered by the Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation and are in addition to the scholarships offered through the general fund.

The special incentive awards are:
  • The Paul A. Bouck Memorial Fund provides a scholarship to a student who is entering a field of study that relates to agriculture, a rural-related field or other related areas.
     
  • The Robert A. Moore Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student who has completed the Herkimer BOCES visual communications media arts program and plans to further training in the field of radio and television broadcasting.
     
  • The Special Nursing Fund provides a scholarship to a nursing student in need of financial assistance.
     
  • The Mower Family Farm Fund provides a scholarship to a student who will be pursuing occupations in the field of agriculture.
     
  • The William E. Whitehill, Jr. Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student in the Career Tech Center who demonstrated the most improvement while in the program.
     
  • The Chris Brockway Scholarship Award provides a scholarship to a student who completes the criminal justice program.
     
  • The Grayce Dady Family Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student who successfully completes a program of study at BOCES with a minimum GPA of 85 percent.
     
  • The Harry J. Enea Sr. Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student entering the mortuary science field.
     
  • The David Congdon Jr. Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student who completes the building construction program at Herkimer BOCES.
     
  • The Chet Scerra Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student completing the culinary and hospitality program at Herkimer BOCES.

Application forms are now available from guidance counselors in all Herkimer BOCES area school districts, the Career Tech Center office at the Herkimer BOCES complex at 352 Gros Blvd. in East Herkimer or by calling Shawn Maxson at Herkimer BOCES at 315-867-2023. The deadline for submitting an application is April 1, 2016.

The Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation is unique because all scholarships go to vocational education majors, Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation Board President Sharon Baisley said. Among the colleges being attended by winners of last year’s scholarships are Herkimer College, SUNY Cobleskill, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Mohawk Valley Community College. Several nursing students were awarded scholarships to attend the Herkimer BOCES School for Practical Nursing.





 
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