Dr. Luis A. Jacome Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Graduating seniors of Ichabod Crane High School who will be entering their first year of a two-year or four-year nationally accredited college or university with a passion for sports and a particular interest in the field of health or science.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Dr. Jacome spent his life helping others, especially his patients and their families. But he also possessed a deep passion for learning and for playing sports. He believed that both could help one achieve their dreams. This belief led him to share his gift and his love of teaching as a chief resident, as a catechist, and as an assistant basketball coach. The Jacome family hopes that this scholarship will help an Ichabod Crane student with a passion for sports and an interest in health or science reach their goals. The Dr. Luis A. Jacome Scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Jacome by his family. The Fund was established in 2009 to honor his memory and to provide an annual scholarship to an Ichabod Crane High School scholar athlete who will pursue a college degree in health or science.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be graduating seniors of Ichabod Crane High School who will be entering their first year of a two-year or four-year nationally accredited college or university with a passion for sports and a particular interest in the field of health or science.

AWARDS

If funding is available and there are eligible candidates, the fund will award $2,000 or more annually to one graduating senior. Awards will be paid directly to the school for the student's second semester (provided evidence is submitted of being enrolled and in good academic standing).

REVIEW CRITERIA

The committee will review requests for scholarships according to the following criteria:

  • Passion for sports and  athletic achievement, as evidence by the following:
    • Participation in more than one sport or participation in a sport for more than 1 year
    • Recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award
    • Recipient of athletic awards or honors, such as Captain, Most Improved Player, Most Valuable Player or Good Sport
    • Member of Girls or Boys Athletic Council
    • Participation in sports outside of school
    • Applicant’s personal statement on their passion for sports
  • Evidence of interest in pursuing a career in health and/or science

The committee may also consider academic achievement; however, this is not the primary criterion in selecting recipients of the Dr. Luis A. Jacome Scholarship.

Applications will be reviewed by a Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. This is a committee of area residents who are active in community affairs. Their recommendations will be reviewed by Berkshire Taconic’s board of directors.