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.
From: Faraaz Ali Shah Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 To: Luke Vander Linden Subject: Update from a past College Scholar
Dear Hundred Year Association,
I am a past recipient of a Hundred Year Association College Scholar award. I wanted to update you with some good news. more »
The Hundred Year Association Teams Up with the Public and Private Sector to Honor Outstanding Civil Servants and Grant ScholarshipsThe 100 Year Report : December 21, 2008 8:24 pm : Association News, Awards, The E. Virgil Conway College Scholarships, The Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards
The Hundred Year Association of New York honored the 2008 winners of the Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards and E. Virgil Conway College Scholarships in a special ceremony featuring Deputy Mayor Robert Lieber as the keynote speaker. Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha K. Hirst lead the event, held at One Police Plaza. Mayor Bloomberg also was in attendance.
To All the Great People at The Hundred Year Association:
I’m writing to thank you all so much for considering me worthy of receiving a scholarship the past three years, and especially to thank you for naming me Keyspan’s Charles E. Inniss College Scholar this year. You can’t even begin to imagine how shocked and humbled I was when I sat down in my seat at the awards ceremony, opened up my program, and saw my name listed with that award. It’s not the money that is the meaningful part of the award–though, with four years at NYU behind me and three years of law school at Harvard ahead, it certainly doesn’t hurt–but rather the realization that there are people out there who were able to look at me objectively and say, “Here is someone we want to help succeed. Here is someone who seems as though he will be able to do something great for the world.” more »