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Scholarships

The Counseling Center receives scholarship information throughout the school year. Scholarships and awards are offered by many community groups and organizations as well as individual colleges.

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.

Going Merry gives every student one place from which they can apply to all of their scholarships. We are a company founded by Stanford graduates who all relied on financial aid to pay for college.


Many of these scholarships can be accessed through your Naviance Student account. The following list includes a small number of scholarships available and is only intended to give an idea of what is available through Naviance.


February Scholarships

Polish Heritage Society Scholarship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a senior who is of Polish descent (at least one parent) and lives in Monroe County or one of the surrounding six contiguous counties. The student is required to have an official copy of his/her transcripts mailed or emailed by their high school.
Application: http://www.polishheritagerochester.org/?page_id=32
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: February 1, 2020


Pathable Women in Science Scholarship: Pathable, an event website and app developer based in Seattle, is offering its second annual $1,000 scholarship to a female student going into their freshman year of college or a female student who is currently enrolled in a computer science or computer related degree from an accredited university.
Application: https://pathable.com/scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15, 2020


Dr. Aura-Lee A.& James Hobbes Pittenger American History Scholarship: A scholarship for up to 4 consecutive years to a graduating senior who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credits in American History or Government while in college. Visit the  website below for more information on this and other scholarships sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Application: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 15, 2020

 

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 a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. See website for details.See website for details.
Application: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2020


Occupational Therapy Scholarship: The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship is awarded to two students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).
Application: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 15, 2020
 

Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship:The Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures scholarship will award 5 scholarships of $5,000 that celebrate students' individuality, creativity and communication of future goals. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on academic achievement and the creativity of their application, which should showcase what makes them who they are and how they want to contribute their gifts through education. 
Application: https://www.flavorfulfutures.com/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 15, 2020


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship: The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. 
Application: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 20, 2020


Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship: For seniors who will be attending a two or four year college upon graduation. The scholarship applicant MUST be related to a NY Firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an Explorer in a fire department, that is a current paid member in good standing of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York. 
Application: https://afdsny.org/application.php
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 22, 2020
 

New York Water Environment Association Scholarships: The New York Water Environment Association is offering $50,000 in scholarships, including an Environmental Career scholarship of $10,000, as well as Nicholas J. Bartilucci scholarships ($5,000) and general scholarships ($2,500). 
Application: http://www.nywea.org/SitePages/Scholarships/default.aspx
Amount: $10,000 and $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2020
 

National Farmers Farm Kids Scholarship: For a high school senior who plans to major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university. 
Application: http://www.nfo.org/scholarships/
Deadline: February 25, 2020


March Scholarships

SAANYS REGION 11 Scholarship: SAANYS Region 11 is proud to announce its annual College Scholarship Award Program.  Graduating seniors are urged to write a 500 hundred-word essay on the following topic:“A School Administrator Who Has Made a Difference in My Life”.  Entries must provide an additional cover letter that includes the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, high school name, and the name of the administrator written about.
Application: https://saanys.org/event/saanys-region-11-college-scholarship-award/
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2020

 
Mark Warda Memorial Scholarship Award: The scholarship is based on participation in playing volleyball either on a High School team or a recreational league. In addition, if you have a parent or sibling who plays in a league at Hot Shots, you are also eligible to be chosen as long as you complete the remaining requirements.
Application:https://www.facebook.com/MarkWardaMemorialTournament/photos/a.1540398099560872/2493064707627535/?type=3&theater
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

ESL Federal Credit Union Scholarship: For students that have an ESL account in their name. Students will be required to provide official copies of their transcripts, letters of recommendation from a school official and community/volunteer organization, and a list of extracurricular activities and community service. In an essay, students provide an example or story of how you help or have helped your community thrive and prosper.
Application: https://www.esl.org/community/esl-in-the-community/scholarships/esl-college-scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 2, 2020
 

Young Women of Distinction: The Rochester Women's Council is accepting nominations for the Young Women Distinction Awards! The Young Women of Distinction Award is presented to high school senior women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to community service. Each of the four recipients receives a $2,500 scholarship and an opportunity for a paid internship at an area company. See website to submit a nomination.
Application: https://rocwomenscouncil.org/young-women-of-distinction/
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 2, 2020
 

Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund: The Ibero-American Action League strongly encourages and supports excellence in education and works with other organizations, businesses and individuals to provide scholarships to college bound Hispanic students in the area. To apply for this scholarship: You must be a resident of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne or Yates County. Be of Hispanic origin. One or both parents must be Hispanic. Be a high school graduating senior and demonstrate high academic achievement with a grade point average of 85 (B) or better in the core subjects.
Application: http://iaal.org/index.php/2017/11/29/college-scholarship-application-2018/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 6, 2020


Food Service Scholarship: Each year the Monroe County Food Service Association offers two $500.00 scholarships to students planning a career in Food Service and Management, Nutrition, Dietetics or related studies.
Application: 
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 11, 2020


Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship: Shell will sponsor up to 20 one-year awards of $2,500 for selected graduating high school seniors enrolling in engineering or geosciences at universities identified by Shell. Upon successful completion of first year studies and other criteria established by Shell, the recipient may be eligible to apply to receive a four-year renewable award of $5,000 annually.
Application: https://www.shell.us/careers/students-and-graduates/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities-for-high-school-seniors.html
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 15, 2020


Family First Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Family First of NY Federal Credit Union will be awarding two $1,000 college scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are members of Family First FCU.
Application: https://home.familyfirstny.com/2020/01/27/scholarship-opportunities/

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 13, 2020


Webster Teachers Association-WTA: The Webster Teachers Association is offering a scholarship to Webster High School seniors who will be pursuing a career in education.
Application: application form from 2020.docx
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 13, 2020


BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship: This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. Student requirements include a 90 or better grade point average, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering or related science degree.
Application: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/bmw/
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15, 2020


Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship: The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Scholarship Advisory Committee will award twenty $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors entering college. Applicants must serve as a current junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter; or a volunteer with an EMS unit.
Application: https://fasny.com/awards/gerard-j-buckenmeyer-fasny-volunteer-scholarship/
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15, 2020

 

Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship: The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university. See website for details and application.
Application: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/mozley/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 15, 2020
 

Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship: The Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence, provides financial support for students pursuing college degrees in the field of mechanical engineering. See website for details and application.
Application: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/hancock/
Amount: $5,500
Deadline: March 15, 2020
 

Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Rochester Essay Contest (10-12): The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Rochester invites all area students in grades 10-12 to demonstrate their writing skill and creative ideas in this Essay Contest. Entries shall be no more than 1,000 words long and must be sent by electronic mail to HRCREssayContest@gmail.com. Topic: “Failure is impossible"(Susan B. Anthony). See website and application form above for details. See website for details.
Application: http://hrcrochester.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=164
Amount: $250
Deadline: March 15, 2020


Delta Delta Delta Scholarship: The Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta is pleased to award a $1,500 college scholarship to a young woman from Monroe County. Any woman who is currently enrolled in a Monroe County high school and who will be attending college in September 2020 is eligible and encouraged to apply. Visit website for more information.
Application: http://www.rochester.tridelta.org/annual-scholarships

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 30, 2020


Kezian Science Scholarship: The Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship will be awarding $1,200 to help deserving science students. Applicants are required to be high school seniors to graduate students in university, majoring in a science field and pursuing advanced education. Applications will be reviewed by our scholarship committee and will be awarded based on academic merit, community service, and financial need.
Application: https://www.drkezian.com/science-scholarship/
Amount: $1,200
Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

 

 

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