Fred Hack Memorial Scholarship Program

 Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a dependent child of an NYSSFA Active or Affiliate member who has completed one year of full-time continuous membership by April 1, 2020.
  • Applicant must be a student enrolled in or planning to enroll in a full-time program of study leading to an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree at an accredited post-secondary school.
  • Applicant must not have received two previous awards.
  • Applicant must not have received an award the previous year.

Applications for the 2020 Scholarships are due April 1, 2020.



For more information, contact Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682 or NYSSFA at 518.465.0563 or

Another benefit of membership in NYSSFA! 


2019 Recipients

RookerChelsea Rooker is a graduate of Dana L. West Senior High School in Port Byron, NY. She is entering Roberts Wesleyan College to study Childhood Education, class of 2023. Chelsea's father, Corey Rooker, is Transportation Supervisor for Port Byron Central Schools. 


Griffin DellaPenna is a graduate of Batavia High School in Batavia, NY. He is entering Canisius College to study Journalism and Sport Broadcast, class of 2023.  Griffin's father, Matt DellaPenna, is Director of Safety, Security & Operations for Genessee Valley Educational Partnership. 


Garrett Watkins is a graduate of Pawling High School in Pawling, NY. He is entering North Carolina State University to study Business Administration and Finance, class of 2023. Garrett's father, Keith Watkins, CDF, is Assistant Director of Facilities for City School District of New Rochelle. 


Sarah Petty is a graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappinger Falls, NY. She is entering her junior year at SUNY College of Enviromental Science and Foresty, studying Wildlife Sciences, class of 2021. Sarah's father, Louis Petty, is Director of Facilities for the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls district. 


Dylan LaSalle is a graduate of Oriskany Central School in Oriskany, NY.  He will enter SUNY University at Buffalo, studying Areospace Engineering, class of 2023.  Dylan's father, Brett LaSalle, CDF, is Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations for Mohawk Valley Community College. 


Hunter Colomaio is a graduate of Bath Central Schools in Bath, NY. He is entering SUNY University at Binghamton to study Biomedical Engineering, class of 2023.  Hunter's father, Anthony Colomaio, CDF, is Director of Facilities and Operations at Bath Schools CSD. 


The Fred Hack Memorial Scholarships were established in the mid-1990s in honor of the Association’s first executive director.