Important Scholarship Information
Scholarships will be posted below as they become available and emails will be sent periodically via Naviance indicating the scholarship list has been updated. Click on the scholarship name for instructions. Students are responsible for meeting the deadlines of the scholarships.
Scholarship applications are also available through the Naviance website. After signing in to Naviance, click on the "Colleges" tab, then scroll down and select "Scholarships." All of the available scholarships are listed with links to their applications.
When supplemental materials such as transcripts and/or letters of recommendations are required, please submit these requests to your guidance counselor well in advance of the deadline to allow for processing. Questions and/or concerns about scholarships can be directed to the Guidance Office.
New York State College Tuition Programs
Excelsior Scholarship Program
The Excelsior Scholarship provides free tuition to New York State students whose families earn up to $110,000 annually, to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college. It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019. Applications are being accepted through July 23, 2018. Apply or learn more at hesc.ny.gov/excelsior. To find additional information on the benefits of the scholarship and how to apply, students and their families can visit www.hesc.ny.gov or www.ny.gov/college, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.
- be residents of New York State
- enroll in a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
- take 30 credits per calendar year (including winter and summer sessions)
- plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program
Enhanced Tuition Awards Application for 2018-19 Now Open
Students attending a private college in New York State may be eligible to receive up to $6,000 through the Enhanced Tuition Awards program. More information, a list of participating colleges, and a link to the application is available at hesc.ny.gov/eta. Application deadline is July 31, 2018.
Please click on the links below for more information on each scholarship.
BigSun Scholarship: All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. A 500- to 1,000-word essay that includes the student’s name and the high school must be submitted to email@example.com by June 19, 2018.
Eta Chi Lambda Community Service Fund Scholarship: Open to African-American male high school seniors planning to pursue higher education. Essay, transcript and interview required. Please see application for more details. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 26, 2018.
The Horacio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.: For students who have financial need and have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Criteria also includes high school completion by spring of 2018, Pell-eligibility, enrollment by fall 2018 to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and a United States citizenship. Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org for more information. Applicants may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Priority deadline for application to the Career & Technical Scholarship Program is June 15, 2018.
Huntington College Scholarship Sweepstakes 2018: Open to all college-bound high school students. Simply text 4000 to 84444 or mail a 3 x 5 notecard with name, address, age, zip code, daytime and evening phone numbers and email address to Huntington Learning Center's Text 4000 Sweepstakes, 496 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649. Please see official rules or visit https://huntingtonhelps.com/contest for more information. Sweepstakes end June 30, 2018.
Pearl River Gun Club Joseph V. Caccamo, Jr. Memorial Award 2018: Award is open to all Rockland County high school seniors. College attendance is not a requirement for applying. Essay on the Second Amendment and completed application are required. This is a non-academic award; submission of transcripts and grades will disqualify applicant. Entries must be received no later than June 1, 2018.
SimpliSafe STEM Scholarship: The SimpliSafe Scholars program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a degree program that prepares them for careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Each scholarship is for $1,000. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution for Fall 2018, pursuing a degree in a STEM field and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Personal essay or video and transcript required. Visit https://simplisafescholars.org/simplisafe-stem-scholarship/ to apply. Submissions accepted until May 31, 2018.
United Energy Workers Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship: The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college in the fall of 2018. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. For complete requirements, please visit https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and transcript required; resume and letters of recommendation are optional but helpful. Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2018.
Ziprecruiter Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to the most creative entry. To enter, students must submit a 500- to 800-word essay. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible. Please visit www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship for application and details. Questions can be directed to Joanna Ericta at (310) 997-4087 or email@example.com. Application deadline is June 30, 2018.