The Walter Grishkot Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The Application Window for 2024 Has Closed

The Walter Grishkot Memorial Scholarship provides funding for residents of New York State who reside in Warren, Washington or Saratoga county to pursue the study of aviation, aeronautics or related fields.

The scholarship is given in memory of Walter Grishkot of Glens Falls, a long-time photographer, promoter and event planner, who had a lifelong passion for aviation. Grishkot was best known as co-founder and long-time organizer of the Adirondack Balloon Festival.

A scholarship award of at least $2,500 per year, for up to four years, will be awarded in 2024. Additional one year scholarships may be awarded depending on available funding and number of applicants.

The Grishkot Foundation, a 501(c)(3) volunteer nonprofit organization, conducts the scholarship program in collaboration with the Glens Falls Kiwanis Foundation.

Please read all information and instructions before completing this application.

Failure to follow these instructions may impact your chances to receive consideration.


To be eligible for the Grishkot Foundation’s Walter Grishkot Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must:


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $2500 per year, for up to 4 years of school, assuming the award winner meets the necessary criteria each school year: the recipient continues in studies of aviation, aeronautics or a related field and is in good academic standing. 

Presentation & Payment of Awards

The Foundation will present the scholarship award in a check made payable to the recipient in late June 2024.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to: The Grishkot Foundation President Maury Thompson at