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Scholarships

There are numerous opportunities to find scholarships. 

  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 FastWebCollegeboardCheggNicheScholarships.comScholarship MonkeyCappexUnigo, and Petersons

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

Check out these websites for scholarship links.

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.

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.

 

October Scholarships

AES Engineering: This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a postsecondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Application: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Amount: $500
Deadline: October 8, 2021


NACME Scholarship: NACME is responsible for over $3 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students. NACME expects to support approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer students annually. To be eligible to be named for any of the NACME administered scholarships students must either be a high school senior applying to an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, a US citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. NACME's mission is to increase representation of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian in the fields of engineering and computer science.
Application: https://www.nacme.org/about-us/scholarships
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: October 15, 2021


NSHSS STEM Scholarship: The NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship awards this $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors or recently graduated seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated desire to major in or pursue a degree in STEM disciplines
See website for details.
Application: https://www.nshss.org/scholarships/s/nshss-foundation-stem-scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2021


Wendy's Heisman Scholarship: Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Application: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: October 19, 2021



United States Senate Youth Program: Qualified junior or senior high school students must show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and / or community service. They must be actively serving in qualified leadership positions, enrolled in high school and living in the state they will represent for the entire academic year.
Application: http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/awards-and-scholarships
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: October 20, 2021


Newcomer Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship: The scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. 
Application: https://www.nfsgi.com/scholarship/
Amount: $3,500
Deadline: October 23, 2021


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
Application: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

Amount: $20,000
Deadline: October 31, 2021


Voice of Democracy-Audio Essay Contest: Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides 2.1 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Students can enter by submitting the required entry form, along with their essay and recording to the local VFW Post. This year's theme is "America: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Application: https://www.vfw.org/vod/
Amount: $30,000
Deadline: October 31, 2021



November Scholarships

Howard Hanson Awards - Piano: The Howard Hanson Awards honors graduating senior pianists who exhibit meritorious musicianship in the performance of classical music. Recipients of this prestigious award are chosen on the basis of an audition and appear on winners' recital sponsored by the RPTG, Inc.
Application: https://www.rochesterpianoteachers.org/
Deadline: November 1, 2021


Prudential Spirit of Community:The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people ages 14 to 18 who are taking on today’s toughest financial and societal challenges.
Students can apply on-line at website by clicking "APPLY NOW."
Application: https://spirit.prudential.com/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: November 4, 2021


James Cox Student Photography Scholarship: Five (5) Digital Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students. (High school applicants should only submit still photographs. The video awards are for college and graduate students only.) Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. One suggestion, for subject matter, is the current crisis our world is facing: COVID-19. All of our lives have been changed by the Coronavirus. Much like 9/11 changed the lives of your parents, this event will change your world forever. You can show, through images or video, how COVID-19 has affected life in your school, your home, and your community. (In terms of still photography, you may submit individual images that stand alone or a series of photos.)
Application: https://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/apply/
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: November 15, 2021


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship: The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.
Application: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
Amount: up to $55,000
Deadline: November, 18, 2021



American Legion HS Oratorical Scholarship Program: Each year an Oratorical contest is sponsored by the Department of New York and Legion Posts throughout the state. The Oratorical contest provides an opportunity for students to improve their knowledge of the Constitution and ideals of the United States while vying for scholarships.
Application: https://nylegion.net/news-events/oratorical-contest-contestant-application/
Amount: $6,000
Deadline: November 19, 2021


Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student": The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
Application: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Amount: $12,500
Deadline: November 15, 2021


Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest: The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about different legal issues. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about how to share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Application: https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/
Amount: $500
Deadline: November 30, 2021


December Scholarships

Innovation Scholarship: Herrman & Herrman encourages creativity and innovation. In our scholarship program, we want to recognize six innovative students and two teachers who foster creativity in students.
To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic: COVID has brought some difficult times. It is through these difficulties that learning may occur. Please share at least one thing that you have learned during these difficult times that will help you as a student and/or in your future career.
Application: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: December 1, 2021


Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers: High school seniors pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years. 
Application: https://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: December 1, 2021


National Space Club Scholarship: Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Application: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: December 3, 2021


Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship: A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. You must create an account to apply.
Application: http://us.stop-hunger.org/home/grants.html
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 5, 2021


BURGER KING® General Track Scholarship: BURGER KING® General Track Scholarship is available to all high school seniors who have a cumulative high school grade point average of 80% or higher,  and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2022-23 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. You must create an account online to apply. The first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. 
Application:  https://bk-scholars.com/
Amount: $5,000 
Deadline: December 15, 2021


Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education: For graduating high school seniors looking to pursue a degree in teaching and attend a college of the State University of New York for a degree in education -OR- plan to attend a two year community college before transferring to a program in education in a college of the State University of New York. Selections made based on character and personality, academic achievement and potential teaching ability.
Application:https://nyspta.org/home/pta-leaders/awards-and-recognitions/jenkins-scholarship/
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: December 15, 2021


Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship:  The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Applicants may apply via the Google Form on their website.
Application: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2021


Equitable Excellence Scholarship: Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must:
Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
Application:https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship
Amount: $20,000
Deadline: December 17, 2021


Monroe Professional Engineers Society Scholar Award: The Monroe Professional Engineers Society provides scholar awards to high school seniors from high schools within the counties that comprise the Chapter's region. Students must plan to attend college to pursue a degree in an ABET accredited engineering program. The Scholar Award is based on academic achievement, participation in scholastic and out of school activities, work experience, and volunteer/community service activities. Scholar awards are sponsored by local companies and organizations.
Application:http://monroepes.org/scholarship/
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: December 22, 2021


Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship: The main goal of the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award is to encourage students to make a positive contribution to their individual communities, while providing scholarship awards to those who have done so over the previous 12 months. To qualify for this award the student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months.
Application: http://odenzamarketinggroupvolunteeraward.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_volunteer_award.php
Amount: $500
Deadline: December 30, 2021


George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest: To participate, students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student's essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation. See website or application form for details.
Application: https://www.sar.org/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest/
Amount: $200
Deadline: December 31, 2021

 

 

 

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