Scholarships

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The Schenectady Foundation has a longstanding commitment to helping area students attain their dream of a college education.  In 2017 the Foundation intends to award two Anna Hudson Erbacher Scholarships and one Schenectady STEM scholarship.  Please read about these scholarship opportunities, and if you are interested in applying, click on this link for the Scholarship Instructions.

Anna Hudson Erbacher Scholarships
Thanks to a generous gift to the Foundation from John Erbacher in memory of his wife, Anna - a passionate and dedicated teacher -- The Schenectady Foundation offers a scholarship to graduating seniors of Schenectady County high schools who intend to pursue teaching careers. Today, more than 40 years since her death, Anna Hudson Erbacher continues to make a difference in the lives of young people who share her commitment to teaching. Two Erbacher Scholarships are awarded annually.  The scholarship is valued at $10,000, which may be paid over a period of four years.

Schenectady STEM Scholarship (Clarence E. Crowfoot and Mary Clarke Scholarship Fund)

Thanks to a gift from the estate of Sanford A. and Marilyn Shuler, the Schenectady STEM scholarship was introduced in 2014. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Schenectady High School who intend to pursue engineering and science in college. Criteria for the selection of scholars include academic performance and financial need.  The current amount of the scholarship is $5,000 which may be paid over four years.   Read More.