Scholarship Committee

Patrick O'Neill (Term 2016-2019)
Associate Director of Engagement and Admissions Training
University of Rochester



Carla Shere (Term 2016-2019)
College Advisor
Brooklyn Technical High School




[email protected]



The Scholarship Committee became a standing committee of the NYSACAC Executive Board in 2013.  The charge of the Scholarship Committee is to oversee the annual scholarship and to ensure the timely and fair disposition of scholarship funds.  The committee is charged with publicizing and soliciting applications and making decisions based on the applicants’ responses.  It is also the responsibility of the committee to distribute the scholarship(s) and follow up with recipient(s) to ensure the scholarship(s) awarded is received.


Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chair & Committee:

  • Coordinate the application, delivery and selection process for the scholarship
  • Review the application forms to ensure accurate representation of the rules and requirements for applicants
  • Select scholarship recipient(s)
  • Make announcement at the NYSACAC annual conference of the scholarship recipient
  • Make arrangements for the scholarship recipient(s) to attend the annual conference
  • Distribute the award letter(s) to the recipients’ campus(es)
  • Follow up with scholarship recipient(s) to make sure scholarship was received