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.

 

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.

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:  Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years—up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) and enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university.  Please visit https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ for more information.  Applications must be received by January 4, 2019.

Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship:  The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) will award the Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to young firefighters who will be attending college in the fall of 2019.  Applicants must be a member of FASNY or have a parent or guardian who is a member of FASNY, a current junior firefighter, volunteer firefighter or volunteer with an EMS unit in the state of New York.  A résumé, two (2) letters of recommendation, certification of acceptance from the institute of higher learning, essay and a complete description of extracurricular activities required.  Applications are due by March 15, 2019.

Hudson Valley Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Scholarship 2019:  $1,500 will be awarded to a motivated high school senior who plans to pursue a career in nursing.  Transcript, two (2) letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT scores and a 500- to 700-word essay required.  Information on last year’s result can be found on http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/Excellence-in-Nursing/Past-Scholarship/.  Applications must be postmarked by February 8, 2019.

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.

Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship (AFDSNY):  A $1,500.00 scholarship is offered to a NYS high school senior graduating in June of 2019 and pursuing a career in a community service-related discipline.  Candidates must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an Explorer in a fire department or district, that is a current paid member in good standing of the association of fire districts of the state of New York.  Forms can also be found at https://www.afdsny.org/application.php.   Applications must be postmarked no later than February 23, 2019.

NYPD With Arms Wide Open Detective Steven McDonald Memorial Scholarship:  NYPD With Arms Wide Open, a non-profit group of NYPD families with special needs children, will be awarding a high school senior with the third annual Steven McDonald Memorial Scholarship. Eligible applicants must have a family member within the NYPD (all ranks; active or retired). Further qualifying criteria are listed on the application. Essay, letter of recommendation, brief personal bio and a copy of vocational or college acceptance letter required. All submissions are due no later than March 1, 2019.

Rockland Business Women’s Network (RBWN) Scholarship 2019:  Up to $1,000.00 scholarship offered to a female high school senior enrolling in a certified undergraduate program in Fall 2019. A 500-word essay, one recommendation letter, community service hours and report card or transcript required. Minimum of a B average is also required for all applicants. See application form for more details. Applications must be received by 5pm on March 22, 2019.

Rockland Negro Scholarship Fund, Inc.Awarded to graduating seniors of Rockland County of African-American descent. Official transcript, essay and interview required.  See application for details.  Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2019.

Rolling Thunder, Inc: Tony Schembri Memorial Scholarship:  In honor of Tony Schembri, a veteran and co-founder of Rolling Thunder Chapter 3, a $500 scholarship is available for high school seniors.  A 500-word essay regarding ideas you have formed about the American soldier/veteran is required.  See application for essay theme and for additional details.  Visit www.rtnych3.com/scholarship.html to see past winners.  Deadline for submission is April 1, 2019. 

Ron Brown Scholar Program Scholarship:  The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society.  To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of application.  Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need.  Transcripts, two (2) letters of recommendation, essay and SAT/ACT scores required.  Please visit https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description for more information.  Applications must be postmarked January 9, 2019.

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.

Zonta Club of Westchester Young Women in Public Affairs Award:  $1,000 award is available to young women planning to pursue careers and leadership positions in public affairs, public policy and/or community organizations. Applicants must be 16-19 years of age and currently living or studying in a Zonta district or region at the time of application.  Two (2) letters of recommendation required.  Application form can be downloaded from www.zonta.org and search for “2019 YWPA Award.”  Deadline for submission is March 1, 2019.