5800 - Student Awards and Scholarships


Adoption Date: 11/9/2000, Revised: 12/8/2011 
5000 - Students

5800 Student Awards and Scholarships

The Board of Education shall obtain and grant to its students awards and scholarships. The Board, having been entrusted by law, will hold in trust gifts, grants, bequests and legacies given or bequeathed to the District and shall apply the same and/or their interest and proceeds according to the instruction of the donors and according to the procedures established by the administration. The overall acquisition and distribution of scholarship funds shall be the responsibility of the Victor Scholarship Program, a chapter of Dollars for Scholars.

The Board mandates that all students regardless of race, color, creed, sex and national origin, religion, marital status or disability shall be eligible for all awards and scholarships given or disseminated by the School District.

Distribution of educational material, essay contests, and poster contests must be approved in advance by the Building Principals if the sponsoring organization wishes to involve students in the project on school time. Samples of informational material should accompany the request. Upon the judgment of the Principal, the request may be forwarded to the Superintendent and the Board for approval.

Policy References:
Education Law §§404; 1709
Matter of Wilson, 59 NY2d 461

Policy Cross References:
 » 1800 - Gifts From the Public