Class of '71 Scholarship

Class of 1971 Scholarship Amount Increased to $1,000
for Deserving GCHS Senior 

Because of your generosity, we have the funds to increase the GCHS Class of 1971 Scholarship Program to $1,000.00 per year for 2024-2028. The program is set up so the GCHS counseling department chooses each annual winner based on the following principles:

  • Must go to a senior in good standing who has a financial need and did not receive any other monetary awards during their senior year.
  • The selected student may attend a trade school, 2- or 4-year college or university; enter an apprenticeship; or join the military.  

Please Keep Our Scholarship Going! 

The ability to continue the scholarship hinges on your donations. Whether you donate each year or on a regular monthly schedule (as some of you are doing) we count on your funds. We'd love to keep this scholarship going beyond the five years we'd originally planned. We are so fortunate to have attended a great school like Guilderland.

Click the “Donate” button on the home page to make your contribution. All amounts welcome! Thanks so much for helping future GCHS graduates. 

2023 Scholarship Awarded May 31 to Joseph Ciccarelli
Now a Freshman at Merrimack College

Hilary Moxey and Bill Travis were on hand to congratulate Joseph Ciccarelli when he received $500 from the GCHS Class of 1971 on May 31, 2023. “We are proud to have him as the initial winner and we enjoyed meeting him and his family after the awards ceremony,” Bill said.Starting this fall, Joe is attending Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, as a finance major.

According to Candace Galarneau,GCHS school counselor,  “Joe is a friendly, kind, and social young man with a great sense of humor!  He works part time at a local restaurant, volunteers in the community, and is a member of our Italian Club, National Honor Society, and Investment Club. He also plays baseball.” 

Below you can see the thank-you note Joe sent our class. (How many young people do that?)

Scholarship from Class of 1971 Fills Special Need

As noted by the GCHS counselors, the scholarship our class created fills a special need. Sometimes no specific award exists for a student who deserves special recognition. Our scholarship is flexible and applies to students who do not qualify for other monetary awards. See the counselors' letter below. 

Bill Travis, scholarship winner Joe Ciccarelli, and Hilary Moxey at the 2023 GCHS Senior Awards Night.