We are pleased to announce the inaugural German American Committee of Greater New York Scholarships which will be awarded in August of 2017.

There will be both high school and college scholarships. The eligibility for applicants will be based on students in 8th grade or attending high school for the high school scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships) and senior year of high school or full time students at an accredited institution of higher learning (two $2,000 scholarships).

Given the geographic make up of the German-American Committee of Greater New York and its affiliation with the German-American Steuben Parade of New York City, only those students who live in the Greater New York Metropolitan area will be eligible to submit an application. Further, the student must demonstrate an interest in German heritage, the German language and/or German-American contributions to their community and/or the United States of America.

Academic requirements for applicants would be an 85 average for 8th grade and high school students and a 3.2 average for college students. The applicant also must submit their high school entrance exam scores for the high school scholarships and/or their SAT/ACT scores for the college scholarships.

Any student awarded a scholarship will be limited to a total of three additional scholarship awards in the given category (high school and college) in the event that the German-American Committee of Greater New York decides to continue with this program beyond this year.

The deadline for submitting applications is July 1, 2017 and the winners will be announced by August 1, 2017. Applications and essays to be digitally submitted to scholarship@germanparadenyc.org by midnight on July 1, 2017 or mailed to GACGNY C/O Michael Rabus 199 Water Street, NY NY 10038. Any questions to be e-mailed to scholarship@germanparadenyc.org.

The German-American Committee of Greater New York is a New York State Not-for Profit, 501(3)(c) corporation and is the organizing body for the annual German-American Steuben Parade in New York City. This year marks the 60th annual German-American Steuben Parade and it is fitting that this new initiative accompanies this historic time in the life of the Parade. It is the hope of the committee that the scholarship process and awards will foster further interest in German and German-American heritage, traditions and culture.

2017 GACGNY Scholarship Application