The Edwin D. Jennison Sr. Memorial Scholarship is established in memory of Ed Jennison Sr., long time Postmaster of Milton NY. Ed served as President of the NYS Chapter and after retirement became President of the NYS Retiree Chapter.  
Ed was involved with the Boy Scouts, Viebey Sutton Post #124, the Knights of Columbus, and the St. James Church, Milton.
We are proud to name this Scholarship Program in his honor. The NY Chapter of UPMA awards scholarships to qualifying students. 

Eligibility: The applicants must be the child or grandchild of an active or Retired Postmaster,
Manager, Supervisor or Associate, who is a member of the UPMA.  

Applicant must be a high school graduate and accepted as a first-year student for fall admission.
to an accredited college, university or trade school.  

The applicant must have a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) overall including a 3.0 average for the
last full year of high school.  

Applicants must provide a transcript of their grades covering the most recent year of school.

Applicants must list and briefly describe awards and community service during their previous
school terms. They will have to provide enough information that the committee will know what.
they were doing during their school term.  

The applicant must provide the committee with a copy of their letter of acceptance from the
college of their choice.

Advertisement and Selection: The scholarships will be advertised in the Empire State UPMA,
and on the official web site for the NY UPMA.  

A committee of three (3) will screen applications, judging on test scores, secondary school.
records, personal qualifications, and community involvement. Decision of the committee will be.

  *Items must be included with application or application will not be considered

The criteria for the funds of this scholarship are as follows:
1. Funds are to remain at a base minimum of $4000.00 in which $5000.00 was transferred from
the general fund at the UPMA Fall Conference 2017
2. Funds will be built up through donations and raffles: 

Carol Commisso, 
Scholarship chairperson,
​Ambassador Dr., Victor NY 14564


    If you need clarification on any point, you can either write to the above address or email at dkoneil1@roadrunner.com 

  *Items must be included with application or application will not be considered
 Scholarship ApplicationTime!!!

All applications must be postmarked by April 4, 2024.
The board approved 6 Scholarships to be given out at the State convention.
3 Edwin D. Jennison Sr. Scholarships for $500.00 each.
3 Frank & Helen Burger Scholarships for $1000.00 each

Are you a NYS UPMA member? 

Frank and Helen Burger Scholarship award

Eligibility: NY UPMA children or grandchildren of Postmasters or Postmasters retired who just
graduated from high school in December or plan to graduate in June and are planning to attend
college or a trade school are eligible to apply for a Frank and Helen Burger NY UPMA
Scholarship award.
NY UPMA children or grandchildren of Associate members are not eligible for this Scholarship.
All applications and other required documents must be postmarked by the application deadline.

Application must be accompanied by:

1.Student high school transcript

2. Personal resume; of scholastic activities, extracurricular activities, sports, employment history,
community service, clubs, positions held, and awards or honors received.

3. Applicants personal statement. Please write a statement in which you discuss a personal
experience or achievement in your life. Describe how it relates to your aspirations for your