The NYSGA’s Foundation Membership Program, established in 2021, raises money from club members or individuals to fund scholarships for NYSGA member club employees. The purpose of the program is to support deserving students while also helping our club's facilities attract and retain employees.


The membership program reinvests funds raised by your club back into scholarships for your employees.The NYSGA staff will handle the bulk of the administrative responsibility, from working with your club to solicit donations via an opt-in or opt-out method, to processing applications, and sending annual reviews for your club to use in promotion.

If your club would like to join this program, please contact Kara Cushman, NYSGA Foundation Manager, at


The greatest current contributors are individuals, so please consider joining by making your $25 donation today. Click here and 100% of your donation will go towards scholarships for qualified students.


Eligible students must be in their second season of employment with an NYSGA member club, should demonstrate strong academic success and require financial assistance. Once awarded, an NYSGA Scholarship may be renewed each year for a total of four years. Annual grants will maintain each year depending upon academic standards and the continued need for financial aid.

$30,000 Support in 2020

When you see a student at your club working hard or doing something special for you, think about contributing. We always need your help and we will appreciate it for years to come. This past year of 2020 we were able to award 23 scholarships totaling $30,000 with funds raised from just individuals. We aspire to increase these numbers, now with clubs on board, to exceed $100,000 per year by 2025.