For many years the Colonie Art League has recognized the talents and efforts of students in both the North Colonie High School (Shaker) and the South Colonie High School. The League presents two high school seniors, chosen by their respective school’s art department, with a scholarship award

at their meeting in May. The students are encouraged to bring samples of their artwork, comment on their relevance and discuss their future plans. They show promise in the arts and are seeking to continue their art education at the university level.


Art cultivates understanding, promotes tolerance, provides healing therapies, reflects issues of the days and certainly helps in designing our possessions! 


Colonie Art League members raise scholarship funds through donations, raffles and white elephant sales.

We love donations! 
If you wish to donate to the CAL Scholarship Fund, click below. 


Scholarship Fund Gift

The CAL Scholarship Fund and Scholarship Winners

2020 CAL Scholarship Awards


Each year one of CAL’s missions is to award local high school seniors with a scholarship. These are students that the art departments at Shaker HS and Colonie HS have selected for showing great dedication and future visual-arts interests.
Congratulations to the following four students!

North Colonie/Shaker High School

Chloe Baldwin                                                                                            Lily Jerome
Planning on attending SUNY New Paltz                                                     Planning on attending F.I.T.


South Colonie High School

Kendall Benac                                                                                            Sara Rybitski
Planning on attending Savannah
College of Art and Design                   Planning on attending Russell Sage College


2019 CAL Scholarship awards

Scholarship awards were presented to both 

North Colonie/Shaker: Skyler Heiser (will attend Savannah College of Art and Design)

South Colonie High School: Melena Andrade (will attend SUNY New Paltz)

2018 CAL Scholarship awards

Scholarship awards were presented to both 

North Colonie/ Shaker: Emmy He

South Colonie High School:  Alexis Ebanks

2017 CAL Scholarship awards

Scholarship awards were presented to both Madeline Ames (North Colonie Shaker High School) and Gianina Padula (South Colonie High School) at the May 2, 2017 meeting. 


The soon-to-be graduating seniors were selected by their high school art departments and they each received a $500 check from the Colonie Art League. Madeleine is planning on attending the Cleveland Institute of Art for Illustration and Design and Gianina is planning on attending Boston University to further her art education.

2016 CAL Scholarship awards


The recipients of the 2016 C.A.L. Scholarships were Margaret Murnane, N. Colonie Schools, and Katie Yee, S. Colonie Schools. They were reccomended by their art teachers. Anne Manzella, North Colonie and Thomasa Nielsen, South Colonie.

The Colonie Art League is proud to provide an art scholarship to two worthy art students in the North and South Colonie school districts. To all of our members, thank you so much for supporting our raffles, our white elephant sales and for making donations. And, thank you to Debbie Park-Boussu for her continued efforts in encouraging so many members to support our endeavors.

2015 CAL Scholarship awards


While the arts and sciences are definitely related, it continues to be our pleasure to recognize the exceptional artistic talents of our young students in their pursuit of the arts at the University level. This year, at the May 6th General Meeting, Maya Lewis North Colonie, (Shaker High School) andMonica Almodovar South Colonie, (Colonie High School) each received a check of $500.00 to be used for books and art supplies. 


Maya Lewis will attend Hudson Valley Community College and Monica Almodovar will attend Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. The students were selected by their individual school Art Coordinators: North Colonie Anne Manzella and South Colonie Thomasa Nielson.