The Association’s college scholar program was founded in 1971 to assist academically qualified sons and daughters of career civil service employees in obtaining a college education. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, leadership and commitment, and a record of school and community service.
College scholars are determined by the awards committee, based on written applications from approximately 150 high school seniors and college students. Eligibility requires that a parent be a permanent civil service employee and that the gross family income is less that $93,000.
College scholarships range from $6,000 to $1,000. The top award is named a Charles E. Inniss College Scholar in memory of an officer of National Grid (formerly KeySpan Energy) who was dedicated to education and community service in New York City.
Scholarship sponsors join the Mayor and commissioners in presenting their awards at City Hall and are honored as part of the Association’s Governor’s Council. To join The Hundred Year Association in honoring these exceptional students or to learn how to apply for a scholarship, please contact the Association or call 212-922-0791.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway and Commissioner Edna Wells Handy Join With The Hundred Year Association of New York to Honor 10 Outstanding Civil ServantsLuke Vander Linden : December 23, 2011 11:11 am : Association News, Awards, The E. Virgil Conway College Scholarships, The Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway and Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Edna Wells Handy joined representatives of the Hundred Year Association of New York on Wednesday, December 21st to honor 10 outstanding civil servants and 15 academically talented children of City employees, who received $17,500 in cash awards and $27,000 in college scholarships from the Association’s members.
Joining Commissioner Handy for the awards ceremony at Police Department headquarters were Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe; Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond; Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty; Small Business Services Commissioner Robert Walsh; Human Resources Commissioner Robert Doar; and representatives of the Hundred Year Association and its 200 member organizations. more »
The Hundred Year Association of New York honored the 2009 winners of the Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards and E. Virgil Conway College Scholarships in a special ceremony on December 16, 2009. Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha K. Hirst lead the event, held at One Police Plaza.
Each year, the Hundred Year Association reviews the achievements of City employees to identify those who, through dedication beyond their job descriptions, have provided outstanding service to the people of New York City. The Association also awards scholarships for the children of career civil servants. Winners are chosen by an Awards Committee. Recipients of the awards receive between $1,000 and $6,000. The 25 winners this year were granted $54,000.
Charles E. Inniss College Scholar
Tiffani Branch is the daughter of Noreen Branch, a paraprofessional at the Department of Education. Ms. Branch is a graduate of Townsend Harris High School and a student at Stony Brook University.