Scholarship Information

About the Michael J. Manning Memorial Scholarship

The Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) offers this scholarship to assist employees and children of both UNYEA members and their employees. The Michael J. Manning Memorial Scholarship Award provides scholarships to students attending college or vocational programs at any accredited post secondary institution in New York.

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Winner of The 2018 Michael J. Manning Memorial Scholarship Award

The Michael J. Manning Scholarship Award ($1,500) has been awarded to Giavanna M. Gumlaw of Troy, NY. Giavanna graduated from Troy High School in June and plans to attend SUNY Delhi in Delhi, NY to major in Animal Sciences.

Giavanna has excelled academically in her high school courses as well as college courses, maintaining a 3.9 grade point average. In addition, she is a member of the Spanish Club and Varsity Cheerleading. Giavanna is also involved in the Cheer Intensity All-stars and through this organization performs community service at local food pantries and nursing homes.

Giavanna's Guidance Counselor states, "Giavanna is a poised and confident young lady who is a highly motivated, hard-working student committed to her education. She is liked by both her peers and faculty. She is humble in her accomplishments and has the ability to interact with people of various backgrounds and cultures."

Giavanna's father, William Gumlaw, is a Supervisor for Main Care Energy in Albany, NY


The following student deserve a special honorable mention for their achievements:

Morgan Childs, whose father, Gregory Childs, is Director of I.T. for Main Care Energy in Albany, NY.