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, 2022.

  • 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.


2022 Application


For more information, contact Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682 or NYSSFA at 518.465.0563 or info@nyssfa.com.

2021 Recipients

Hunter ColomaioHunter Colomaio is entering his junior year at SUNY University at Binghamton to study Biomedical Engineering. Hunter's father, Antone Colomaio, CDF, is recently retired Director of Facilities and Operations from Bath Schools CSD.

Griffin DellaPenna

Griffin DellaPenna is entering his junior year at Canisius College in Buffalo to study Sports  Journalism. Griffin's father, Matt DellaPenna, is Director of Safety, Security & Operations for Genessee Valley BOCES. 

Olivia Lenza

Olivia Lenza is entering her sophomore year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City to study Fashion Business Management. Olivia's father, Eric Lenza, is Head Custodian for Monroe Woodbury CSD. 

Alexis Shellenbarger

Alexis Shellenbarger is entering her freshman year at the University at Buffalo, studying Biology. Alexis' father, Ralph Shellenbarger, is Facilities Director for Randolph Academy UFSD. 

Caine Taft

Caine Taft is entering his sophomore year at Syracuse University in the Pre-Med/Biology program. Cain's father, Rex Taft, AADC, is Working Foreperson for GST BOCES.

Anna Valenti

Anna Valenti is entering her senior year at Grover City College in Pennsylvania, studying Electrical Engineering. Anna's father, Joe Valenti, is Director of Operations & Maintenance for Churchville-Chili CSD. 


Each year, NYSSFA hosts the Fred Hack Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for these scholarships. If you haven't yet registered to support this worthy cause, there's still time!



2020 Donations

Thank you to the following for their generous donations:

Capital District Chapter

Central Western Chapter Mid-Hudson Chapter  Nassau Chapter                      Southeastern Chapter 

Southern Finger Lakes Chapter 

A+Technology & Security  NYSIR Day Automation   Nagle Athletics

The Smith Group

Hill & Markes Key Purchasing Network Mathusek Technical Building Systems


Auctions International Campus Construction Management E.A. Morse Hunt EAS

La Bella

Property Restoration & Disaster Clean-up Stark Tech Group Turner Construction Young + Wright Architectural


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