Now Accepting Kilian Scholarship Applications

March 30, 2011 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will award $2,850 each to one graduating male and female this year.

Eligible recipients must be graduating from an Onondaga County high school and have already been accepted into an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a Bachelor’s program in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, science or education.  Two (2) scholarships are awarded annually to one male and one female high school senior from Onondaga County on the basis of academic performance, commitment to the chosen field of study and meaningful volunteer service in the community.

Scholarships may be renewed annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipient’s continued full-time matriculation in his/her program of study and maintenance of a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher. The application deadline is May 9, 2011.

Download the application form.

Please contact Stephanie Parzych at the Central New York Community Foundation at 883-5543 for more information. The Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of the late Frederick K. Kilian, founder of Kilian Manufacturing Corp. in Syracuse.

The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for over 80 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded for programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, economic development and civic affairs. The region’s largest endowed philanthropic foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually. The Community Foundation can be reached at (315) 422-9538 or www.cnycf.org.

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