NYCLSA Scholarship Opportunities
Both the NYCLSA Promising Student Award and the NYCLSA Professional Development Scholarship Award are funded through our generous members who contribute directly to the fund and who support fundraising activities at NYCLSA’s annual Symposium.
NYCLSA Promising Student Award
NYCLSA recognizes the challenges that students in our developmental courses and programs may face relating to the expenses of higher education. Our organization has been awarding this $300 scholarship to students with bright futures and vast potential annually since 2009. The 2024 award applications will open soon and will be accepted until March 24, 2024.
NYCLSA Member Nomination Criteria:
Any questions may be sent to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Lindsay R. Masters at email@example.com
Promising Student Award Winners
2022 Nancy Campuzano, Keuka College nominated by Larry Parker II
2021 Cheliese Helmer, SUNY Schenectady nominated by Dr. Ruby Roberts
2020 Tianna Hunt, Niagara County Community College nominated by Pamela Lange
2019 Kayla Robinson, Niagara University nominated by Julie Czyrny
2018 Michelle Hickman, North Country Community College Nominated by Kate Wells
2017 Ashley Groll, Niagara University nominated by Sharon Green
2016* Braxton Stinson, Daemen College and Jaime Alvarez, Corning Community College nominated by Lindsay Masters and Edward Dougherty
2015 Chantal Christina, Genesee Community College nominated by Kate McCann Klaiber
2014** Luis Diaz, SUNY Oneonta nominated by Deborah Reep Maskin
2012 Naomi McPeters, Hudson Valley Community College nominated by Aaron Nooney
2011*** Brandy Taylor, Corning College and Sameera Uddin Marymount Manhattan College nominated by Beth Bentley and Cindy Mercer
2010 Leah Lichtenberger, Medaille College nominated by Laura Comstock
2009 Ainsley Stoll, SUNY Oneonta nominated by Rita Richards
*We received a donation from George Henry of Townsend Press to fund a second award.
**In 2013 the committee voted to move the application deadline from December to January moving forward.
***An anonymous donation of $250 allowed us to fund a second award.
NYCLSA Professional Development Scholarship Award
Please Note: Because of decreased membership and a limited Treasury, NYCLSA is unable to offer the Professional Development Scholarship at this time. We hope to offer this again in the future.
NYCLSA started this $500 scholarship in 2003 to support the professional development of NYCLSA members in good standing for the last two years or longer and who have worked in developmental education for the last two years or longer. This scholarship can be used for professional development opportunities such as (but not limited to) the Kellogg Institute, the Technology Institute, On Course, SI training, or a graduate course in developmental education or a related field.