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Scholarships

There are numerous opportunities to find scholarships. 

First place to look for seniors is through Naviance.  Choose Colleges in your Naviance account. Naviance will help you search for scholarships! 

First place to look for 9-11 grades is through SchooLinks.  Choose Finances in your SchooLinks account. SchooLinks will help you search for scholarships from the colleges you are applying to! 

Other places to look:

  1. Be sure to check the scholarship page of the college you are planning to apply to.
  2. Students can Google Scholarships
  3. There are many scholarship search engines including SoFi,  ScholarSnappFastWebCollegeboardCheggNicheScholarships.comCappexUnigo, StudentScholarships.org, and Petersons

The Counseling Center receives numerous scholarships opportunities throughout the school year. 

Check out these websites for scholarship links.

 "Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships for Black Students" 
offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

  • Information on finding and applying for scholarships
  • A list of scholarships for black students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels 
  • Information on HBCUs and why they're important
  • A list of scholarships for students wanting to attend an HBCU
  • Organizations and resources that are helpful for Black students and students of color


The Community Foundation administers more than 130 scholarship opportunities. Most of their scholarships are for institutions of higher learning, but some awards apply to special opportunities like summer camp, music lessons, or high school study-abroad programs.  

New York State offers a variety of grants and scholarships for residents who plan to attend in-state colleges.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search:  Scholarship Search is the free way to get access to more than 6 million college scholarships worth up to $30 billion.


Any scholarship we receive can be accessed through your Naviance Student account. The following list includes a small number of scholarships coming available soon and is only intended to give an idea of what is available through Naviance.


April Scholarships

Men’s College Scholarship: The scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male, senior graduating high school who is enrolling in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. The scholarship is awarded through the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Current or future membership in a fraternity is not required.
Application: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/79371-Foundation-For-Fraternal-Excellence-
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2024

AFA Teen Scholarship Essay Contest: AFA's Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500 word maximum) or submit a video no more than 4 minutes long, describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned.   See website for details.
Application: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/alzheimers-awareness-scholarship/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship: Create a video to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. We want to see your personal expression come through on your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon; whatever moves you. Just make sure it’s in good taste.
Application: http://www.projectyellowlight.com/
Amount: $8,000
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Boomerang Scholarship for Link Crew: Every year The Boomerang Project offers ten, $500 scholarships to outstanding senior Link Leaders in the US and Canada. We are looking to honor Link Leaders who have contributed to individuals as well as to the overall campus climate of their school through their experience in Link Crew.
Application: https://boomerangproject.com/resources/link-crew-scholarships
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 1, 2023

Brower Youth Award Scholarship: Each year the Brower Youth Award recognizes the work of six young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. See website for details and application.
Application: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 8, 2024


Hearing Loss Association of America Scholarship:  This scholarship is awarded by the Hearing Loss Association of America, Rochester Chapter, in the amount of $1,000 to be awarded to Greater Rochester area high school seniors with hearing loss who are pursuing post-secondary education or vocational training.
Application: https://www.hearinglossrochester.org/forms-publications
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 12, 2024

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship: To be considered for this scholarship you must be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US and submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page on website.
Application: http://www.usedforkliftsnewyork.com/used_inventory/2875/used_yale_forklifts_inventory_new_york.php
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 15, 2024

AKOMA Nona Patterson Chambers Scholarship:  The Nona Patterson Chambers merit scholarship  provides educational, advisory, and scholarship assistance to deserving college bound young African American women who will graduate in June from an accredited high school in the Greater Rochester area; will attend college in September; and are involved in community and church activities. 
Application: https://akoma.org/scholarship/
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Hearing Loss Association of America-Rochester Chapter:  This scholarship is awarded by the Hearing Loss Association of America, Rochester, Chapter, in the amount of $1,000 to be awarded to Greater Rochester area high school seniors with hearing loss who are pursuing post-secondary education or vocational training.  Recipients must have applied to enter their first year of postsecondary education or vocational training and be between the ages of 17 and 20.  They must have a documented hearing loss.  Financial need is not a consideration.  The scholarship is a one-time award.
Application: https://www.hearinglossrochester.org/forms-publications
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 12, 2024

MikeRoweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program:  Calling all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto-technicians, and anyone getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand! The Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program will give away a free pile of money to those who demonstrate strong work ethic and a thirst for skilled training.  We're giving away $1,000,000 for this year’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program. To be eligible for this award, you must be enrolled or plan to enroll in one of the following approved certificate, license, or two-year programs: Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Driving, Construction, Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Farming & Agriculture, Fire Science & Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation, HVAC, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine Technology, Pipefitting, Plumbing, Welding
Application: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
Deadline:April 17, 2024

AIA High School Architectural Scholarship: Students must be a resident of Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Alleghany and Seneca counties, or Greater Rochester member-firm areas served by AIA Rochester. Applicants must also have been accepted by and submitted a deposit to an architectural program for attendance. See website for details and application form.
Application: https://www.aiaroc.org/scholarships
Amount: up to $17,000
Deadline: April 12, 2024 application in downloads

Student-View Scholarship Program: Complete an online survey about colleges in your area and you could win one of 13 scholarships from Student Insights. High school seniors of all academic levels and financial backgrounds are eligible for awards that range from $500 to $5,000. Scholarships are awarded to students selected randomly. The application survey takes from 15 to 25 minutes. See website for details.
Application: http://www.student-view.com/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 23, 2024

Abbott Painters Scholarship Program: In under 1000 words, please answer the following question: "For people trying to sell their house, would you recommend that they paint their house before putting it up for sale? and Why?"
Application: https://painterslangley.com/apply
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 30, 2023

McCormick & Murphy Personal Injury Scholarship: Applicants must be current high school seniors planning to attend a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college OR currently enrolled in a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college. 
We would like eligible students to write a 500-word essay about their experience with distracted driving, how it has affected their actions on the road, and steps they would encourage their friends, family, and community to take to prevent a distracted driving accident.
What happened?
How has your experience with distracted driving affected your current actions when driving? What do you do differently?
What are 3 steps you would encourage your friends, family, and community to take to avoid a distracted driving accident?
Application: https://www.mccormickmurphy.com/distracted-driving-scholarship/
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 30, 2023

Lift Parts Express Scholarship: To be eligible students must be attending school in the fall of 2023, have an 85% average or better, and write an essay on the topic: Going to college is a big financial commitment. Write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling.
Application: https://forkliftpartsnewyork.com/forkliftparts.php
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 30, 2024


BigSun Athletic Scholarship: All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit their website to learn how to apply.
Application: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 30, 2024



May Scholarships

LM Scholarship Program: Write an essay about a situation you have been involved in or someone you know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented an injury.  Explain in detail what safety procedures you believe should have been in place to prevent the injury and how they would have prevented the injury. You must be currently enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Application: https://forklifttraininggrandeprairie.com/index.php/training.php
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 1, 2024

Got A Spine Scholarship: To be eligible student must be attending college or university no later than October of 2021, be attending college or university on a full time basis, have achieved a GPA of 80% or greater during their last academic year, be a US or Canadian citizen and attend a college or university in US or Canada. See website for details and application.
Application: https://www.arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com/chiropractor_fairbanks.php
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 2, 2024


NAWIC - National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship: This scholarship is for graduating young women that will be pursuing education in construction; construction management, architecture, civil, mechanical, structural or electrical engineering, construction-related trade/apprenticeship, etc.
Application: https://www.nawicrochester.org/scholarship-application-4/
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 5, 2024

NAGE (National Association of Government Employees) Scholarship: Scholarships are available to members of NAGE, IBPO, IBCO, and IAEP, and the member's spouse, child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or significant other. The application takes about 3 minutes to complete. Scholarship recipients will be chosen in a random drawing at the June National Executive Board meeting.
Application: http://www.nage.org/benefits/scholarships
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 17, 2024

Review It Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded to the best Movie review submitted by a student before the scholarship deadline. Go to website for application. 
Application: http://www.chiureviewsscholarship.com/reviews.php
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 15, 2024

PB&J Scholarship: For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but still have the drive to succeed.  There is no GPA requirement, however, applicants are evaluated based on their personal statement and letters of recommendation.
Application: https://pbjscholarship.org/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2024

Lowenthal & Abrams' Hospital Safety Awareness Scholarship: We want to hear your ideas, and the student who has the best idea will receive a $1,000 check to put towards their education! Consider a time when you or a family member were in the hospital. What were some things you experienced, and did you have any ideas on improving the current system? We are offering a scholarship to the student who best answers the question: “What law or laws would you create to make hospitals safer?” 
Application: https://lowenthalabrams.com/hospital-safety-awareness-scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Due Date: May 31, 2024

NYWEA GVC Student Scholarship: The Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association will be offering up to two (2)
scholarships for a total amount of $2,500:
• Students enrolled at a college or university who are or will be enrolled in an environmentally-related
program;
• High school students who will be enrolled in an environmentally related program in a two-year or four-year
college or university.
Application: StudentScholarshipGeneseeValleyChapterForm2022.pdf
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 31, 2024


June Scholarships

Balanced Man Scholarship:  To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students should submit an online application and enroll full-time at any of these institutions for the fall 2023 term (no essay required).
Application: https://sigep.org/scholarships/
Amount: varies
Deadline: June 1, 2024

Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest: Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering our essay competition. $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for high school students! 1st prize: $1,500, 2nd prize: $1,000, 3rd prize: $500 Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals and authors will have the opportunity to experience the peer review process.
2023 Essay Contest -- What would our Essential Scholars say about the world today?
See website for details.
Application: https://www.fraserinstitute.org/education-programs/students/essay-contest
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: June 5, 2024

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship: The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to write a 500 to 1000 word essay on the topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
Application: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 10, 2024

Healthcare Workers for Our Future Scholarship: 
The “Healthcare Workers for Our Future” Scholarship provides a two-year scholarship to approximately 500 selected recipients covering tuition, room and board, and other related expenses in an approved program of study at any approved New York state public or private college or university.  Individuals seeking to pursue a degree in the following fields of study are eligible to apply: Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technology. 
Application: Healthcare Workers for Our Future Scholarship Program website
Deadline: June 24, 2024

Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Can you explain a big scientific idea with a short film (3 minutes max)?  The Breakthrough Junior Challenge also includes an option to focus on Space Exploration – allowing students to share their passion for space by creating videos that examine our journeys of discovery beyond Earth.
Application: https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/?utm_email_kaid=kaid_157341655097158932870369&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018%20breakth

Amount: $250,000
Deadline: June 25, 2024

 





 

 

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