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Harold "Hal" McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

The Harold “Hal” McCarthy Memorial Scholarship was established for the purpose of annually providing monetary assistance to deserving individuals interested in pursuing a degree in education.

This scholarship is sponsored by the NYS School Safety Group 491 Executive Committee and is dedicated to the memory of Hal McCarthy. McCarthy was a founding member of NYS School Safety Group 491 as well as past superintendent and school business official at Guilderland Central School District in Guilderland, New York. This scholarship honors McCarthy’s spirit, dedication and service to his community.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a graduating senior from a 491 member school (or the child of a parent who is employed at a 491 member school) and planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university with a course concentration in education. To apply, simply download and complete the application below and include required transcripts, recommendation letters and essay as outlined in the application. Only complete submissions will be considered for the scholarship award.

All materials must be submitted by February 1st for consideration.

A maximum of five (5) scholarships will be awarded annually at $1,000 per award.
If you have any questions regarding the Harold “Hal” McCarthy Scholarship, please contact John Fleury at 800.833.8822 x6983 or

View and download the application here.