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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 SchoolLinks.  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,  ScholasSnappFastWebCollegeboardCheggNicheScholarships.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.


February Scholarships


Rodney B. Janes Business, Vocational or Technical Award: This need-based scholarship provides educational assistance to young adult students up to age 30 who are residents of Monroe County, NY, have financial need, and are attending or entering post-secondary business, vocational, or technical schools or programs in Monroe County. Students should be of diverse ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds. Applicants do not need a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to apply.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/rodney-b-janes-business-vocational-or-technical-award/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 1, 2024


KPMG Future Leaders Program: The KPMG Future Leaders Program will award 22 deserving high school female seniors:
*A scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college
*A pairing with an executive woman mentor for one-year
*A leadership development retreat and ongoing KPMG supportApplicant criteria includes:
*High school female senior planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester
*Proven track record of academic excellence and leadership potential
*Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
*Interest in a business or STEM academic track
*Demonstrates significant financial need
*Letter of recommendation from a nonprofit/community organization
Application:https://womensleadership.kpmg.us/charitable/developing-future-generations-women-leaders-2022.html
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 1, 2024


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, 2024


Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship: The SME Education Foundation Family Scholarships are awarded annually to students who meet the criteria below.  Four students will be selected, one student will receive a $40,000 scholarship payable over four years.  The remaining three students will each receive $20,000 scholarships payable over four years. Must have at least one parent or grandparent who has been an SME member in good standing for the last two years. This includes step-mothers and step-fathers. Pursuing a degree in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, or a closely related engineering field of study at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Graduating High School senior or undergraduate student with up to 30 credit hours completed.
Must enroll full-time at the college or university of choice.
Overall High School GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum SAT score of 1000 and/or ACT score of 21.
Must reside within the United States or Canada.
Demonstrate academic excellence and an interest in manufacturing engineering or related technology
Application:https://www.smeef.org/sme-education-foundation-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/graduating-hs-seniors/
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 1, 2024


Susan Cowell Scholarship: To assist students who identify as LGBTQ and are pursuing post-secondary education in fields aligned with public health, nonprofit administration, or social justice activism, including social activism through the arts. Apply online.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/susan-a-cowell-scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1, 2024


McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship: The McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for students who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. Scholarships are worth $25,000 per year. As long as award winners are in good standing, scholarships are for all four years! 
Application: https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
Amount: $25,000
Deadline: February 7, 2024


Morton Gould Young Composer Awards: The Awards honor the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and The ASCAP Foundation’s former president Morton Gould’s lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators.  Open to composers of original, concert music (“classical”), the Awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers.  The Awards are open to young composers (each, an “Entrant”) who have not reached their 30th birthday. Entrants must also be, at the time of entry, a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or enrolled student with a valid and current U.S. student visa and at least 13 years of age.
Application: https://www.ascap.com/help/career-development/support/morton-gould-guidelines
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 9, 2024


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: February 15, 2024


HSF Scholarship Fund: HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars and Alumni as possible.
Eligibility:
*Must be of Hispanic heritage
*U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
*Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
*Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2023-2024 academic year
*Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
Visit HSF.net and log into or create your myHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Program Application
Application: https://www.hsf.net/
Amount: $5000
Deadline: February 15, 2024


Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship Program: GAR’s mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.
Application: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/gordonrichscholars/
Amount: $12,500
Deadline: February 16, 2024


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, 2024


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: https://www.nationalfarmers.com/Scholarships/Apps/2024-Farm-Kids-App.pdf
AmountL $1,000
Deadline: February 20, 2024


PLAY Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship: Students will submit an essay detailing their volunteer efforts to help animals in need, describing how that involvement has changed their lives and community or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. Must include photos with essay submission.
Application:https://www.petplay.com/pages/scholarship
Amount: $1, 500
Deadline: February 26, 2024


The Places You Go Scholarship: For this scholarship, we ask applicants to discuss a time when they were forced out of their comfort zone and exposed to new surroundings and environments. Share a personal experience of how moving or traveling enables someone to gain perspective and learn about themselves? The candidate must submit a 500-word essay response to the prompt and/or a 1-minute minimum video essay: Discuss how moving or exposure to new environments through travel can positively impact a person’s life. Include a personal story and what life lessons were learned through this experience.
Application: https://www.afbfamilylaw.com/2023-the-places-you-go-scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 28, 2024


Womens Cybersecurity Scholarship: Scholarship to inspire women to join the ever-growing field of Information Security.  To be eligible for the scholarship a students must:
*Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field.
*Be a senior in high school.
*GPA must be at least 87
Application: https://www.iamcybersafe.org/s/womens-scholarships
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 29, 2024


New York Water Environment Association Scholarships: The New York Water Environment Association is a non-profit educational organization of water professionals promoting sustainable clean water quality management through science, education and training. We offer over $50,000 in scholarships annually for students pursuing
environmental degrees. 
Application: https://www.nywea.org/SitePages/Scholarships/
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: February 28, 2023


Italian Language Scholarship: U.S. citizen of Italian descent in their junior or senior year of their undergraduate study for the fall term, majoring or minoring in Italian language at an accredited academic institution. Processing fee of $35.
Application: https://sonsofitalyfoundation.submittable.com/submit/176900/italian-language-scholarship-2021
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: February 28, 2024


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.  Applicants must demonstrate active participation in extracurricular science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities that take place outside the classroom (such as in clubs or in association with other organizations).
Application: https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships/bmw-sae-engineering-scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 28, 2024


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: https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships/donald-and-barbara-mozley-scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2024


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: https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships/dan-and-vicky-hancock-scholarship-for-mechanical-engineering-excellence
Amount: $5,500
Deadline: February 28, 2024


March Scholarships


National Italian American Foundation Scholarships: NIAF’s Scholarship Program has grown to offer 29 different scholarships with various criteria, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music and other specialized fields.  Scholarship applicants must be NIAF members or have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Foundation.  Applicants must also be enrolled in or entering an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall. For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarships Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the applicant must have at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy; applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
Application: https://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/
Amount: $12,000
Deadline: March 1, 2024


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://www.afdsny.org/application.php
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 2, 2024


Erin Marie Masling Scholarship: This scholarship encourages students who have the potential and desire to pursue life despite the effects of an ongoing medical condition or illness. Preference may be given to students with cystic fibrosis.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/erin-marie-masling-memorial-scholarship/
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 4 , 2024


Nautilus Scholarship: To provide scholarship support to graduating high school seniors in Monroe County pursuing a degree in architecture, construction, construction management, or a related field, or a program leading to teacher certification in a STEM field.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/nautilus-scholarship/
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


Louis P. & Betty A. Iacona Nursing Scholarship: To provide financial assistance to students pursuing a career in nursing. Must be enrolled in 2 or 4 year nursing program.  Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses. Not renewable but students may reapply each year. Relevant volunteer or community service experience is a consideration.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/louis-p-and-betty-a-iacona-nursing-scholarship/
Amount: $12,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


Patrick Caroselli Scholarship: To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Monroe County whose parents immigrated to the United States and attained citizenship.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/patrick-caroselli-scholarship/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


Joel Ayite Ajavon Memorial Scholarship: For graduating high school seniors with a primary interest in studying science, technology, engineering, math, nursing, or trades at a two-year community college in Western New York.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/joel-ayite-ajavon-memorial-scholarship/
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 4, 2024


Dr. Marlene Caroselli Excellence-in-Communication Scholarship: To recognize those high school seniors who have consistently demonstrated excellence in both the spoken and written word and plan to pursue college and a career that requires excellence in communication.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/dr-marlene-caroselli-excellence-in-communication-scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


William Jackson Hawley Scholarship: To help a student whose parent has recently died from cancer — or who is undergoing cancer treatment — remain in school and obtain a bachelor's degree. This need-based scholarship provides support when family finances experience a drastic change due to medical bills or reduced income as a result of cancer.
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/william-jackson-hawley-scholarship/
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


Lorraine Halsch Memorial Scholarship: To provide financial assistance to college-bound students who have overcome adversity (i.e., family tragedy, illness, etc.).
Application: https://www.racf.org/scholarship-summary/lorraine-halsch-memorial-scholarship/
Amount: $12,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


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: https://www.ibero.org/scholarship/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 4, 2024


Molly Efron Scholarship: Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Molly Efron Technical Women’s Scholarship, presented by The Women’s Alliance of Xerox. All female high school seniors graduating in 2023 from a Monroe County high school who are attending a STEM program at an accredited four-year college or university in fall are eligible. There will be two winners selected to receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000. Winners will be selected based upon their GPA, Letter of Recommendation, and essay. In addition, each applicant needs to have her high school guidance counselor send the letter of recommendation and official high school transcript electronically to Vicky.Evankovich@Xerox.com. This information will not be accepted directly from the student or her parent(s).
Application: https://www.thewomensalliance.net/community/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 8, 2024
 

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/esl-extra/scholarships/esl-college-scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 8, 2024


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. Webster seniors that are a child of a WTA member do not have to pursue a career in teaching to be eligible.
Application: WTA Scholarship 2023-2024.pdf
Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 8, 2024
 

Young Women of Distinction Award: The Young Women of Distinction Award is presented to high school senior women who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to community service while letting their creativity shine through their individual submissions. The award embodies the Women’s Council’s belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders. 
Application: https://rocwomenscouncil.org/young-women-of-distinction
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 10, 2024

 

Len Szuiloski Scholarship: Family First Credit Union will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to two high school students/members based on their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities and essay responses. Qualifying students must be (or become) members of Family First Federal Credit Union and be graduating high school students planning to attend an accredited college or university in the fall.
Application: https://home.familyfirstny.com/2024-scholarship-application/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 13, 2024


Horatio Alger State Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.
Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 15, 2024


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, 2024

 

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. These scholarship programs support Shell’s objective of helping to ensure a qualified workforce in engineering and geosciences disciplines in future years.
Application: https://www.shell.us/careers/students-and-graduates/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities-for-high-school-seniors.html
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 15, 2024


Horatio Alger State Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.
Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 15, 2024


Robinson Award: The $2,000 scholarship is designed to recognize an outstanding young musician for success in music performance, citizenship, and contributions to the community.  Applications from students between the ages of 13 and 18 that reside in the Central New York region will be considered. Requirements include: two letters of recommendation; a written personal statement; and a 10-15 minute recording of their playing or singing.
Application: https://skanfest.org/robinson-award/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15, 2024


Delta Delta Delta Scholarship: The Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta is pleased to award up to $4,000 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 is eligible and encouraged to apply. Visit website for more information.
Application: https://forms.gle/bQ1vRaKH2qo6bprE7

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 30, 2024


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, 2024

  
Kochhar & Co. Chartered Professional Accountant Scholarship: To be eligible for the "Kochhar & Co. Scholarship" a student must:
1) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis no later than September.
2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
3) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.
*Note that you can be enrolled in any field of study.
Application: https://kochharandco.ca/application
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2024

 

 

 

 



 

 

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