Rockwell Scholarship

Through the generosity of the late Junior League of Albany member Marjorie Doyle Rockwell, and in her memory, the Junior League of Albany awards the Rockwell Scholarship each year in the amount of $1,000 to assist one young woman to help obtain the education and skills necessary to further her volunteer potential.

Congratulations to the 2018 Rockwell Scholarship $1,000 winner Anna King and $500 runner up winner Riley Decker.

Interested in Applying?

Eligibility Criteria

We will begin accepting submissions as of December 1, 2018 for the 2019 Rockwell Scholarship. Applications must be received by February 28, 2019.

An applicant for the Rockwell Scholarship must be

  • A female resident of the Capital District
  • A high school (or equivalent) graduate currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or secondary educational or vocational program or a candidate for high school graduation in the 2018-19 school year who will be applying for enrollment in an accredited college, university or secondary educational or vocational program for the 2019-20 academic year
  • Currently involved in volunteer organizations or activities which serve the same or related focus areas as the Junior League of Albany
  • Able to demonstrate citizenship and initiative.

 

We ask that applicants please send a narrative of no more than 500 words demonstrating eligibility based on the criteria above. Your narrative should explain how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals. Your narrative must include a statement that if you accept the scholarship, you will commit to continue with school and volunteer services. If appropriate, please include in your narrative any information concerning your economic need.

Each application must be accompanied by a transcript and a letter of recommendation submitted via email with their contact information. The letter of recommendation should be from someone at an organization for which you volunteer.

Applications should be emailed to: Rockwellscholarship@juniorleaguealbany.org

Guidelines for Selecting Award Recipients

Applications will be evaluated based on overall quality and whether the applicant has met all eligibility requirements. The scholarship shall be awarded based on both the applicant’s past activity and also her commitment to continue in volunteer activities in the community. Economic need will also be taken into consideration. No Junior League of Albany member or relative thereof will be eligible for the scholarship. An award winner may only receive a scholarship award once. An unsuccessful applicant may reapply. All award recipients must agree to attend a Junior League of Albany General Membership Meeting in May to accept her award.