Myrna C. Clark Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To support college tuition for mature graduates (25 years of age and older) of the Palmyra-Macedon School District whose education was interrupted and who seek to complete an undergraduate degree at any college or university in the country.

Application Period

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

Five awards of up to $2,500 each; paid in one lump sum in the Fall semester. Amount may not exceed cost of tuition.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

For mature male or female students age 25 and older who:

  • Wish to complete an undergraduate degree, and
  • Are graduates of Palmyra-Macedon Central School District who attended the schools for at least five years or are current residents of the district.

Academic merit (minimum 2.75 GPA) and financial need are also taken into consideration.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation, and this scholarship is grouped with other scholarships in our Consolidated Scholarship Application. This means that by completing this one application, you will automatically be considered for any and all other scholarships connected to the Consolidated Application.

To apply for this scholarship and more, complete the Consolidated Scholarship Application.

To continue working on the Consolidated Application or another application you have already started, click here and go to the My Applications tab.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications and selects recipient(s).

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.

Donor Information

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Doris E. Smith in memory of Myrna C. Clark.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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