Award for Community Service

The TCSD Foundation annually awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating TCSD senior for reimbursement of expenses related to post-secondary educational pursuits (tuition, books, etc.).  Students to be considered for this award must (i) demonstrate a commitment to community service evidenced by  written recommendations/letters from an advisor or faculty member and from someone familiar with the student’s community service  and (ii) have been accepted to college or other post-secondary educational institution. Students electing to apply to AmeriCorps or other well established service organization may also apply for this scholarship assistance for related expenses.


Fill out the Application Form below. You may type and attach your information, if you prefer.  Please use the back of the page or add a page, if needed. Do not be constrained by the spaces on the application!

Request  two recommendations from:

  1. an advisor or faculty member who knows you well; and
  2. someone who is familiar with community work you have done

Provide each writer with the recommendation form (within the Application below) with your name on it and an envelope (stamped, if it will need to be mailed) addressed to:

c/o  C.O.D. High School Guidance Office
C.O.D. High School
100 Whig Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Make your request for recommendations early to give people time to complete and turn them in by the deadline. The recommendation form should be completed and mailed or hand delivered directly to the High School Guidance office by the persons providing your recommendations. Turn in the completed application form to the guidance office by MAY 1st.

The TCSD Foundation Award for Community Service is announced at the Senior Award Ceremony.

Download the application for the TCSD Foundation Award for Community Service.