Gordon J. Noel Scholarship

The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County and the family and friends of Gordon J. Noel are proud to help deserving members of the club continue their education and their commitment to the ideals by which Gordy lived. Therefore, at least one scholarship may be awarded each year to a student who satisfies the following criteria:

  1. The student is a former member of at least three years, or a current member in good standing of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County.
  2. The student is a graduating high school senior.
  3. The student has been accepted for admission, on a full time basis, to an accredited college or university. That college may be a four year or two year institution and the student may apply for the scholarship in anticipation of his or her acceptance.

The scholarship award is one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and will be paid directly to the college or university. The award will be paid over the student’s first academic year in an equal amount for each semester.

Applicants for the award will be judged on their character, attitude, initiative, involvement in community activities, and recommendations from their school and other references. The successful applicant will be a student who is deemed to embody the spirit of self-motivation, initiative, and concern for his fellow man and his community that so represented the man for whom this scholarship is named.

Selection of the recipient will be made by the Gordon J. Noel Scholarship Committee which will be composed of selected members of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County and their selection will be final.

Applications for the Gordon J. Noel Scholarship are available from, and must be submitted to the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County by May 22 of each year. No application should be considered to have been made until the applicant receives notification from the committee that it has been received and accepted the application. Successful applicants will be notified in June of each year.