City of Albany Poverty Reduction Initiative

CAPRI Scholarship

The CAPRI Scholarship Program awards funding to eligible applicants towards training in technical certifications or specialized job skills.

Examples of qualifying programs

Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Scholarships of up to $2500 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants.

The Applicant

  • Must be a resident of Albany, NY.
  • Must be pursuing a licensing program or a professional/technical certification that will lead directly to full-time employment.
  • Must be sponsored/referred by a non-profit organization.
  • Must attach to the application a recommendation letter from whomever is sponsoring/referring the applicant to the program.

The applicant may be a current high school senior or an adult.  

Those who have been formerly incarcerated are also encouraged to apply.

Sponsoring/Referral Agency

  • Referral agencies will assist with the completion and submission of the application, including a letter of recommendation.

*If the applicant is selected to receive a scholarship, the referral agency will also be required to complete:

  • A two-week progress report.
  • A final report upon the applicant's completion of the program.

Examples of qualifying programs include:

Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Machinist);
Natural Gas Technician;
Emergency Medical Technician;
Massage Therapy;

Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services (HVAC);
Mortuary Science;
Health Sciences;
Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Please contact Anna at CAPRI ( to see if your preferred program qualifies.