The Raymond R. Delaney Memorial Scholarship was inaugurated during the centennial year of The Council in 1983 in honor of "100 Years of Educational Leadership." In 1990, it was renamed as the Raymond R. Delaney Annual Memorial Scholarship in memory of a past president of NYSCOSS.
2022 Raymond R. Delaney Memorial Scholarship Award Presentation
The 2022 Raymond R. Delaney Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jessica W. Poyer
, Director of Teaching, Learning and Personnel, Norwich City School District. Norwich Superintendent Scott Ryan said “Jessica demonstrates leadership on many levels. Her drive to rethink, redesign, and refine structures and supports that impact learning is unrivaled and something I truly admire.”
This scholarship was presented on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, during the Closing Ideas Keynote of the 2022 Fall Leadership Summit and was sponsored by Signature Partner Utica National Insurance Group.
Pictured L to R: NYSCOSS Executive Director Chuck Dedrick; Norwich Superintendent Scott Ryan; Commercial Lines Underwriting Specialist Jon Perry, Utica National Insurance Group; Jessica Poyer; and NYSCOSS President Martha Group, Superintendent, Vernon Verona Sherrill School District.
2023 Scholarship Process
The scholarship is awarded annually to one individual enrolled in a graduate study program through which a School District Administrator Certificate or Doctoral Degree may be earned. Applicants must be nominated by an active superintendent of The Council with this nomination form. Please complete the nomination form and e-mail to Deidre Hungerford at email@example.com by June 30, 2023. NYSCOSS will contact each applicant directly. Candidates are responsible for sending their completed applications in by Monday, July 24, 2023.
The Distinguished Service Committee, composed of current Council presidents and past presidents who are active superintendents, screens all applications and credentials for selection of one candidate. The scholarship winner will be recognized in-person at our 2023 Fall Leadership Summit.
Special thanks to Signature Partner Utica National Insurance Group for their sponsorship of this scholarship.
1. Promise for continued success as a school or district administrator or leader, as evidenced by the quality of the candidate's education, references, and previous or current experience in an administrative or supervisory role.
2. Readiness to grow administratively in the field of education and the likelihood that the candidate may serve in the superintendency during his/her career.
3. Enrollment in a graduate study program leading to the School District Administrator Certificate or Doctor Degree.
4. Currently employed teachers are eligible under some, but not all circumstances. Teachers who work part time in administrative or leadership roles may be considered. For example, teachers who serve as department chairs, academic facilitators, summer school or program principals or directors, coordinators and/or directors of adult or continuing education. Teachers who have assumed a leadership role such as a staff developer, full-time technology support staff or coordinator, or full-time subject matter specialists who works as a department chairs may also be considered. Teachers who have no track record in a continuing administrative or leadership role will not be eligible.
5. Financial need.
6. Superintendents are not eligible.