Dorothy Bell Garner Memorial Scholarship

The Apalachin Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Fund was started in 1983. Apalachin members sought to support graduating high school students in the pursuit of higher education. By 1985, Apalachin Alumnae raised enough money to present two students, Josephine Burrell from Binghamton High School and Heather Huber from Vestal High School, with the Dorothy Bell Garner Scholarship.

In 1992, because of her many humanitarian endeavors, Apalachin Alumnae Chapter named the Scholarship Fund in honor of Dorothy Bell Garner.

Since that time, over $115,000.00 has been awarded to area high school seniors through the chapter’s Scholarship Fund.  Apalachin Alumnae Chapter members work hard throughout the years to raise funds for the scholarship. Our signature winter fundraiser proceeds benefit the Dorothy Bell Garner Memorial Scholarship.

DST Scholarship App Cover Letter

Garner Scholarship Application 2021 (PDF)

Garner Scholarship Application 2021 (Word Doc)

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is available to both male and female students each spring. To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority resident of Broome, Tioga, Chenango or Delaware County. The National Science Foundation defines underrepresented minority groups by race and ethnicity as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin and Native American/Alaskan Natives.  For more information, please see the National Science Foundation website at
  • Be a graduating high school senior and have a cumulative average of 85 on a 100 point scale.
  • Provide a letter demonstrating a minimum of 25 hours of community service in the last two academic years.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a high school official.
  • Enroll in a full-time program at an accredited four-year college/university for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Application and all materials must be postmarked by April 2, 2021.