NYS USBC Announces Scholarship Winners

The New York State USBC YES Committee has announced its Graduating Senior Scholarship, Spirit and Future Stars award winners for this season.

NYS USBC 2019-20 Graduating Senior Scholars

$4,000 Sponsored by NYS USBC – Pat Zonneville Memorial Award
Brenna Gleim, Equinunk, PA (Southern Tier USBC)

Brenna attends Hancock Central School and holds a 3.92 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 13 years, with an average of 213, high game of 290 and high series of 762.

School activities:  National Honor Society, Class Officer, Chorus, Band, Boys Varsity Golf, Softball, Captain of the Varsity Bowling Team, Spanish Club, and Homecoming Queen.

Community involvement: Volunteering at fund raisers and other events at Hancock Community Ed Foundation, Morning Program, Upkeep Equinunk Cemetery, YES Leads, Legacy of Honor Golf Tournament, After School Bowling Program, Backpack Program, Youth Theater Group, School Plays.  Brenna Has been awarded with the George Eastman Kodak Young Leader Award, Section 4 Character Counts Award, Sportsmanship Award, and the Varsity Sweater Award.

Brenna will attend Duquesne University, planning to major in Early Childhood Education, and will be a member of their bowling team.

$3,000 Sponsored by the NYS USBC
Patrick Ritz, Rochester (Rochester NY USBC)

Patrick attends McQuaid Jesuit, and holds a 4.0 grade point average.  He has been bowling for 11 Years and holds a 213 average, 279 high game and 729 high series.

School activities:  National Honor Society, Varsity Bowling, MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge, McQuaid Ballers Program, Spanish Club, Worked in School Bookstore.

Community involvement:  Service Trip to Philadelphia which he worked for a week to help at food shelter and schools, Cleaning up the Environment, Good Cupboards, Blind Bowling, and Maintenance at Siena Catholic Academy.  Patrick has been honored as a Chemical Society Nominee, High Honors with distinction throughout 4 years.

Patrick will attend John Carroll University, planning to major in Business.

$2,000 Sponsored by the NYS USBC
Mykenzie Burnett, Shortsville (Rochester NY USBC)

Mykenzie attends Manchester-Shortsville Central School District and holds a 4.0 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 12 Years and holds a 202 average with a high game of 265 and a 722 high series.

School activities: National Honor Society, Varsity Cheerleading, Band, Choir, and a member of School Musicals.

Community involvement: Asst. Coach for a Youth Cheer Team, Local Daycare, a Member and Former President of the Rochester Youth Leaders. Mykenzie has been awarded with Sage Scholarship in 20, Second Team All -Star for Varsity Cheerleading, and the Bertha Barnes Scholarship.

Mykenzie will attend Robert Wesleyan College, planning to major in Early Childhood Education, and will be a member of their Bowling Team.

$1,000 Co-Sponsored by the NYS USBC Youth Leaders
Keith Kolaczyk, Victor (Rochester NY USBC)

Keith attends Victor Senior High School and holds a 3.8 grade point average.  He has been bowling for 8 Years and holds a 216 average, 300 game and a 782 high series.

School activities: National Honor Society, Bowling Team, Orchestra Cellist, Chess Team, Math Team, Masterminds, and the Cross-Country Team.

Community involvement:  Hockey League and Travel Teams, Karate, League Bowling, Road Race Sponsorships, Veteran’s Outreach Center of Rochester, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Kiwanis Key Club.  Keith has been Awarded as a Scholar Athlete, & AP Scholar with Distinction, and has many bowling achievements.

Keith will be attending Lawrence Technological University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering while also being a member of the LTU Blue Devils bowling team.

$1,000 Co-Sponsored by the NYS USBC Youth Leaders
Dimitri Queior, Brewerton (Central NY USBC)

Dimitri attends Paul V Moore High School and holds a 4.0 grade point average.  He has been bowling for 10 years and holds a 225 average with a high game of 290 and high series of 736.

School Activities: National Honor Society, Captain-Bowling Team, Baseball Team, and Math League.

Community involvement: Junior Bowling Travel League, YBT Tour, and he also works at Russo Produce. 

Dimitri will attend RIT in Rochester to study Civil Engineering/Architecture.

$1,000 Sponsored by the NYS USBC
Christopher Bayly, Kirkville (Central NY USBC)

Christopher attends East Syracuse Minoa High School and holds a 3.7 grade point average.  He has been bowling for 5 Years, and holds a 185 average, 283 high game and 692 high series.

School activities:  National Honor Society, National Business & Technology Honor Society, Varsity Bowling, Supervisor at student run Core Federal Credit Union, Spartan News-Sports Supervisor, and Student Athlete Leadership Council.

Community involvement:  President USBC Youth Travel League, Volunteering at St. Mary’s, and Block Blitz.  Christopher has been awarded with the TV News 3 Achievement Award.

Christopher will attend SUNY Cortland, majoring in Sports Management & Marketing.

$1,000 Sponsored by the NYS USBC
Abigail Sarmiento, Rochester (Rochester NY USBC)

Abigail attends Bishop Kearney High School and holds a 4.0 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 5 years and holds a 180 average, with a 289 high game and 697 high series.

School activities:  National Honor Society, Dance, Bowling, Varsity Golf, Theater, Student Council, and the Fleet Feet Running Club.

Community involvement: Member of the Youth Leaders, Annual Christmas Day Run, Special Olympics, Senior Prom @St Anne’s Nursing Home, Yellow Jacket Racing, and the Senior PGA Championship.  Abigail has been Awarded with the Chemistry Achievement Award, Varsity Golf, 9th Most Consistent Golfer & Spartan Award, Early Admissions Monroe Community College (finished Senior year of HS in Fall 2019) Dean’s List.

Abigail will be attending Lincoln Memorial University, with a major in Nursing.

NYS USBC Youth Scholarship Opportunity

The New York State USBC awards thousands of dollars annually in scholarships to graduating seniors and to underclassmen through our Youth Education Services Committee.

Changes effective starting with the 2018-19 season:

  • The Graduating Seniors scholarships are no longer "renewable"; the full amount of the grants will be deposited into the recipients' SMART account.

  • There are now two divisions in the Future Stars category – K-4 and 5-8 – which increases the number of scholarships from five to six.

  • Please note that a student can win only once per division, for a maximum total of four during his or her elementary, middle school and high school years, and that photos submitted may be used by the NYS USBC for advertising/promotional purposes.

Additional scholarships are available by participating in NYS USBC Youth Championship Tournaments.

Available Scholarships For The 2019-20 Season

Graduating Seniors ($13,000)

1 - Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Award -- $4,000 award
1 - $3,000 award
1 - $2,000 award
4 - $1,000 awards

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Application

Youth Spirit Award - Athletes in Grades 9-11 ($1,500)

Coaches are asked to nominate a Youth Bowler for this award, based on the criteria of Sportsmanship, Commitment and Leadership.

1st place -- $750
2nd place -- $500
3rd place -- $250

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Application

Future Stars Award – Two Divisions

Athletes in Grades 5-8 ($375)

Youth Bowlers are asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

1st place -- $200
2nd place -- $100
3rd place -- $75

Application

Athletes in Grades K-4 ($375)

Youth Bowlers are asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

1st place -- $200
2nd place -- $100
3rd place -- $75

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Application

Important Information for Graduating Seniors

Dear Youth Bowler,

Welcome to bowlny.com and the New York State USBC Online Scholarship Application Portal.

The New York State USBC Association, through its Youth Education Services Fund, is committed to providing scholarship opportunities for our youth bowlers seeking to further his or her education. This season, we will award a total of $13,000 in scholarship awards to graduating senior student athletes.

As a graduating senior, you are eligible for one of seven scholarship awards.

We are continuing the use of our groundbreaking online scholarship application that was the first of its kind in the bowling industry. We hope you take the time to review the qualifications and information before proceeding to complete the online application.

As an applicant, you will need the following important information to proceed and submit your application:
• USBC Member ID #, as found on your USBC Youth membership card
• Name of Youth League Official and their Phone #
• Highest Current Average and # of Games

Please be prepared to provide us with as much information as possible in reference to the following:
• School Activities and Offices Held
• Community, Civic, and/or Church Activities
• Bowling and Other Honors

Each of the items above should include the timeframes of each activity and honors. Please refer to the examples provided in the application.

In addition to the online application submissions, the final steps of the application process includes:

• Acquiring a Letter of Recommendation
• Submit School Official Evaluation & Data Sheet
• Submit Youth Official Evaluation & Data Sheet

If you should have any questions in regards to this process please do not hesitate to contact: Frank Wilkinson, via e-mail: frankjwikinson@gmail.com or by phone at 347-322-9426.

School Official Evaluation & Data Sheet Youth Official Evaluation & Data Sheet

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One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships! Several scholarship applications are due Dec. 1, so we encourage association leaders and youth directors to make sure your USBC Youth bowlers are aware of the following scholarships:

Go to BOWL.com/scholarships for complete information on scholarships and BOWL.com/High_School for information on the High School Grant Program.

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