​We are a non-profit community service organization dedicated to serving the youth of Amherst NY through fundraising.

Community Service Incentive (CSI) Scholarships

Since 1975, the Jolly Boys have awarded nearly a quarter of a million dollars

in scholarships to selected high school seniors.

Here's a list of the almost 200 recipients since 2003!

Who can apply for a CSI Scholarship?

All college-bound high school seniors who reside within the Town of Amherst or Village of Williamsville are eligible to apply.  

How do I apply for a CSI Scholarship?

Complete a CSI Application form and see that all supporting materials are sent by mail to :

JOLLY BOYS OF WILLIAMSVILLE  •  PO Box 531  •  Williamsville, NY  •  14231

Where can I get an application form?  

Application forms and instruction sheets are available online, or through any of Amherst's five public high schools the three private secondary schools; Christian Central Academy, Park School and Sacred Heart Academy; plus Canisius High School and St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.

When are the applications due?

The deadline for all materials is traditionally the frst Saturday in March (postmark). This allows enough time for the Jolly Boys Scholarship Committee time to review all the applications thoroughly and select the winners in time for announcement early in May.

What do we Look at?

Community involvement, personal goals, evidence of an enterprising spirit, academic achievement, and financial need are among the criteria we look at in selecting winners.

More Questions?

Questions about the scholarships should be directed to your school counselors.