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Jon Kaye Memorial Scholarship

2 winners, $2,000 each
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Trade school student
New York
3.0 or higher

Jonathan “Jon” Kaye was born in New York City on June 25th, 1971, to his mother Sheri, a singer, and his father Murray, an entrepreneur who owned a beauty salon.

Jon was very close with his brothers, sister, and cousins and enjoyed exploring the city with them. Jon played baseball and football and was a true team player, full of sportsmanship and empathy. Jon was brilliant, a talented self-taught musician, and a lover of cars and mechanics. Jon was admired by many and loved giving back to others.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Jon Kaye by supporting a student currently pursuing a degree in trade school. 

Any trade school student in New York who has big dreams and at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, write a short essay about how cars, music, or animals have affected your life. You may also submit a letter of recommendation if you’d like.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published March 14, 2024
Essay Topic

How have cars, music, or animals impacted your life?

300–550 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2024.