The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County values the importance of education in the lives of youth we serve. We encourage our youth to BE EDUCATED for a chance at a GREAT future. Our Project Learn and educational programming allows youth to become self-directed life-long learners. We celebrate their academic success and value the importance of a college education and career goals for their future.
In order to help secure this future and the ability to attend college, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County currently offers four college scholarships. Each of these awards allows youth the opportunity to pursue their career dreams and the ability to get the college education they deserve. To apply for these scholarships youth:
- must be a former member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County
- must be a senior graduating from high school
- must completely fill out the scholarship application (especially the narrative about what the club has meant to them)
- must be accepted and/or enrolled at an institution of higher learning
Scholarship applications may be picked up at the club, at the High School guidance department or to download the scholarship application, click here.
Club Scholarships Offered
The Karen Erena Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County- Kingston Unit member who has displayed a strong level of community service involvement. The member must be a high school senior and planning to attend college the following fall. The amount awarded is $1,000.
The Helen Bruno Memorial Alumni Scholarship is awarded to two Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County- Kingston Unit members who have a strong financial need, have been a leader at the club, has displayed a high level of academic achievement and a strong commitment to community service. Preference is given to high school seniors, although alumni currently enrolled in college are welcome to apply. Each award amount is $500.
The Butch Zullo Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County – Kingston Unit member who has overcome obstacles to achieve a high level of academic success and has displayed a strong commitment to community service. The member must be a high school senior and planning to attend college the following fall. The amount awarded is $1,000.
The Youth of the Year Scholarship is awarded to the member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County who has been selected Youth of the Year at each Unit of the organization. The members selected must complete the full Youth of the Year Program and be selected to represent their Unit as Youth of the Year. They must also be in High School and the scholarship will be reserved in their name. The amount of the award is $500 for each unit. The youth member selected as organizational Youth of the Year will receive an additional $500 award.