Scholarships

The GBCC offers two different scholarships to graduating high-school students seeking college OR funds for trade-school. Yes - even those receiving the SUNY Sullivan Promise Scholarship.  
The GOAL is to embody the importance of being involved and supporting our community.
Applications to be postmarked by February 21, 2024

Total awards to be distributed will be determined after our fundraising season is over. Typically between $500 and $1,500 are given. Number of awards will be determined by the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee upon review of all applications. Through the generous support of our donors, we are offering TWO scholarships for 2024.

  1. Emerson Heasman Alumni Scholarship for those attending a 2 or 4 year institution after graduation
  2. (NEW) School to Trade Scholarship for those entering a field or trade. Scholarship awards go to certification training or needs to enter a trade field (welding, auto body/repair, carpentry, masonry, HVAC etc..)

All applicants must be members of the Eldred Central School.

Applicants submit the following items for the application to be considered "complete":

  • Write an essay (must be between 650-1000 word count) answering the following prompt: Where are you headed after high school, why and what are your career goals? How has living in and around the Town of Highland (including Lumberland and surrounding areas) informed your future goals?
    • In addition to the essay, you can provide supplemental documents such as letters of support from community members, teachers, mentors AND any hours of documented volunteerism with a resume.
      • Volunteer hours should include the population served, the number of hours volunteered, a description of the service provided, and the signature of a member of the organization served (or a representative of the population that benefited from the service).
        • Service to civic groups, government agencies, private not-for-profits, religious institutions, and schools or school organizations are some examples.
  • All applicants must provide official school transcripts documenting a 3.0 cumulative average through December of their senior year.

All applications must be postmarked by February 21st.

  • Application forms may be returned to info@barryvilleny.com or mailed to Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1, Barryville, NY 12719.

The scholarship committee will review each applicant’s essay and any supplemental documents provided. We are looking to learn from your personal experience what you like/love about living here, how you have contributed and what are your ideal future plans.

The GBCC will recognize all applicants and announce the winner of the scholarship at the annual GBCC Fundraiser (Saturday March 2nd 6:30-9:30PM at the River's Edge NY). The scholarship details will be presented at the successful applicant’s graduation ceremony.

Selected will be awarded a check made out to the selected 2- or 4-year institution of higher learning OR to a trade school to which the applicant has been accepted and plans to attend.

Past Recipients

2023

Pearl Smyth
Matthew Ranaudo

 

2022

Owen Anderson
Kyle Daw
Kaitlyn Potter

 

2021

Gabriella Del Rio
Mudra Patel

 

2020

Brenna Knibbs
Jissela Labuda

 

2019

Hailee Kolvenbach
Morgan Kopf

 

2018

Julia Foster
Kim Gonzalez
Kayla Maas
Isabella Pizzo

2017

Lynzee Kelty
Braelyn Kolvenbach
Max Smyth

 

2016

Sheila Burns
Gil Malher

2015

Brian Jasper
Peter Vorstadt
Timothy Worzel

2014

Heather Hallock
Nicholas Wyss

2013

Jesse Corcoran
Amador Z. Laput

2012

Craig Burns
Brian Hazen

2011

Meaghan Hazen
Erika Vorstadt

2010

Cheyanne Murdock
Christina Watts

2009

Christian Martinez

2008

Celia Oset