The Billy Kayser Memorial Scholarship
Each year, scholarships are offered to selected
students, of Pearl River High School,who demonstrate thecharacteristics and qualities that guided Billy's life, including a passion
In keeping with the spirit of Billy, we are asking applicants to submit a 300-500 word essay on “What Friendship Means To Me”,
explaining what these qualities mean to them, stating how they have demonstrated the qualities in their own life, and how they
intend to pursue their academic and/or athletic goals in the context of friendship and love of life. The essay should include your
experiences with having a good friend or being a good friend during your high school years.
This essay contest is limited to seniors. Two winners will be chosen with each winner receiving a $1,000.00 scholarship to be
used toward furthering their education. Your essay should include a cover letter with contact information such as your name, address
and phone number, your birth date and the last 4 digits of your social security number (to be used to keep the essays anonymous)
and should have a heading identifying it as “The Billy Kayser Friendship Essay”. On a separate sheet, submit your essay with
ONLY YOUR BIRTHDAY and SS# (last 4 digits) on it. Download scholarship and deadline information below and submit completed essays to Mr. Hanlon by the deadline listed.
The winners will be announced at the Senior Awards Night Assembly.
Pearl River High School Senior Awards
James R. Keahon
Sean T. McGrath
(The Awards given in 2004,
Billy's class were not limited to PRHS)
Pearl River High School Varsity Awards
St. Margaret School
Because of the never ending support of our Community we were able to provide each of the
Senior and Varsity student awards $1000 scholarships and each of the 8th grade
St. Margaret's awards $250 scholarships.
We also partnered with Valentine Electric in 2004 and were able to donate a much needed scoreboard for
Orangetown's Babe Ruth League field.
In 2005 The Family and Friends of Billy Kayser were able to donate a scoreboard to the
Pearl River High School Baseball Team. And in 2007 we were able to
donate funds towards a new scoreboard for the new Tappan Zee High School Baseball Field.
We want to thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support which allows us to do this.
We have also decided to establish an Appreciation Award to recognize friends of the Billy Kayser Memorial Foundation.
The first having been presented in 2004
BILLY KAYSER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
AWARD OF APPRECIATION
Presented with Love and Thanks To
In Recognition of Unseen Service
And Unyielding Friendship
The Meade Family