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.

Students must:

  • 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

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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/etaApplication deadline is July 31, 2018.

 Scholarships 

Please click on the links below for more information on each scholarship.

BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship: Open to high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in finance or a related industry.  The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.  Minimum GPA of 3.5 and official transcript required.  Please visit https://www.badcredit.org/scholarship/ for instructions.  Submission deadline is December 31, 2018.

CA Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter Awards:  OCA-WHV’s Youth Awards Program celebrates the achievements of talented Asian American high school juniors and seniors from local communities. Both merit-based and need-based awards are available. Applications and eligibility requirements for the merit and need-based awards can also be found on the website http://oca-whv.org/ya.htm.  Transcript, essay and two (2) letters of recommendation required for both awards. Application deadline is October 12, 2018.

FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) National Scholarship Competition:  More than 28 scholarships, including eight (8) full one-year scholarships, will be given to students interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media, and Entertainment.  Visit bit.ly/FIDMscholarship for entry details and up-to-date information.  The National Scholarship Competition deadline is March 29, 2019.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship 2019:  For students who have financial need and demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Criteria includes high school completion by spring of 2019; enrollment by fall 2019 to pursue and complete a bachelors degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution; demonstration of critical financial need; a 2.0 GPA;  involvement in co-curricular and community service; and United States citizenship.  Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org for more information.  Applicants may contact scholarships@horatioalger.org with any questions.  Application deadline is October 25, 2018.

i9 Sports Scholarship Program:  $500 to $1,000 scholarships available to high school seniors enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Fall of 2019.  Applicants must be a varsity sport athlete for a minimum of two (2) years, have volunteered at least fifty (50) hours with i9 Sports and have a GPA of 85% or higher.  Official high school transcript, resume and essay required.  Deadline for submission is March 1, 2019. 

Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson Volunteer Service Award:  Awarded to a female high school senior who will be attending a 2- or 4-year college in the Fall of 2019. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated exemplary commitment to volunteerism within the 24-month period ending March 29, 2019 and be awarded a scholarship totaling $2,000. Application deadline is March 29, 2019 by 5:00 PM and a winner will be selected by mid-April.

NYS PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Available to high school seniors preparing for a teaching career and planning to attend a SUNY as well as pursue a baccalaureate degree in education; OR for those who plan to attend a two year school and then transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in education. Official transcripts required. Visit https://nyspta.org/home/pta-leaders/awards-and-recognitions/jenkins-scholarship/ for more information. Completed applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office by November 16, 2018 in order to be considered.

WACE Seventeenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program:  WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships to high school seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of their Partner Institutions.  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and apply for admission at a WACE partner institution for the 2019-2020 academic year.  One-page essay (200 words) required.  Online application available at www.waceinc.org.    Deadline for submission is February 15, 2019.