2019 Scholarship Information
** This chart will be updated as more information becomes available **

           
Name Amount Due Date Description Website  Applications in Guidance?
Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship $2,000 4/1/2019 The Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full - time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must record a radio recording of exactly 20 seconds that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Link No
$1k Financial Future Scholarship $1,000 4/1/2019 To enter, please submit an essay (500-1500 words) in English answering one of the following: How are you managing your money in college to prepare for a bright financial future? What financial challenges have you overcome in your life? What lesson(s) did they teach you? What are the most common financial pitfalls you see your peers making, and what advice do you have for them? Link No
Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center Scholarship $500 4/1/2019 Up to 10 $500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors entering an approved healthcare related program at a local community college or certification program.   Applications can be emailed to across@hmahec.org   Yes
Junior League of Albany Rockwell Scholarship min $1,000 4/1/2019 The Junior League of Albany awards the Rockwell scholarship each year to assist at least one young woman in obtaining the education and skills necessary to further her volunteer potential.    Yes
Young Women in Public Affairs Award $1,000 4/1/2019 This  Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. 10 applicants will receive this award.    No
AFSA High School Scholarship $2,000 4/1/2019 To be eligible, applicants bust be a high school senior planning to enroll in a college or university, and must be enrolled no later than fall of 2019. 10 applicants will be selected at random to receive a $2,000 scholarship.  Link No
Youth Forward Scholarship $1,500 4/1/2019 The Youth Forward Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on your commitment to volunteerism in order to be considered for this award.  Link No
14th Annual YMCA Earth Service Award $1,000 4/2/2019 The YMCA invites students in grades 9-12, who reside in Warren, Washington, or Saratoga Counties, to apply for this scholarship. This  scholarship is based on students contribution toward improving natural resources and the environment, demonstration of leadership, and how students have encouraged others to practice conservation and environment stewardship.  Link No
Robert J. Nolan Foundation Inc Scholarship up to $20,000 4/5/2019 The directors consider the following five factors in making the awards of scholarships and financial assistance for the applicants: 1. Educational Achievement, 2. Success in High School Varsity Athletics and Intention to Continue Athletics in College, 3. Participation in Extra-Curricular School-Related Activities, 4. Religious Participation and Civic Activities outside of school, and 5. Financial Need.  Link YES
Cohen & Jaffe Annual Scholarship $250 - $1,000 4/5/2019 This scholarship is available to students who are entering into a two or four-year college.  Applicants will need to write a short essay about how their life has been affected by an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, distracted driving, or a sports injury.  Link No
NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs & NYS Showpeople’s Association Scholarships up to $1,000 4/12/2019 This scholarship is available to students who are NYS residents, who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF or the NYSSA, and must plan to attend college.  Link Yes
Zonta Club of Glens Falls Scholarship Varies 4/15/2019  Candidates must be residents of Warren, Washington or Northern Saratoga Counties, demonstrate financial need and demonstrate academic success, school and community involvement. Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievement, community involvement and value system.  Link YES
Bridge the Gap Scholarship $1,000 - $2,000 4/15/2019 The Bridge the Gap Scholarship is available to junior, senior, and graduate students. You must be majoring in psychology, social work, or other fields of study related to the provision of mental health services to be eligible for this award.   Link No
College JumpStart Scholarship $1,000 4/15/2019 The College JumpStart Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and using your education to better your life and that of your family and/or community and be able express your goals for getting a higher education.  Link No
Adirondack School Counseling Association Scholarship $1,500 4/18/2019 The Adirondack School Counseling Association provides a $1,500 scholarship to a senior planning to attend a 4-year college or university.   Yes
NPG Essay Scholarship Competition $750 - $2,000 4/19/2019 You must submit an essay, in the form of a formal letter, of between 500 and 750 words to the 100 plus new members of the 116th Congress explaining why US population size and growth are serious problems for our nation and what do you expect them to do to help the situation.   Link No
Car Brain Scholarship $1,000 4/19/2019 Applicants must be in their last year of high school and must be planning on attending a college or university for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants must submit a short essay about the future and evolution of the car industry.  Link No
Schuylerville Community Theater Scholarships Varies 4/20/2019 The Schuylerville Community Theater is offering several scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a degree in music, dance, drama or theater arts.  Link Yes
Finch Prime/Paul Smiths School of Logging Scholarship Full-Tuition 4/20/2019 Offering two fully paid scholarships for individuals 18 years and older that possess a high school diploma or GED to attend the 4 week program offered at the Paul Smith's School of Logging during July and August of 2019.  Room, board and tuition is fully covered and successful applicants will only be required to provide their own transportation to and from Paul Smith's college campus.  Aimed at individuals looking to pursue a professional logging career in the Glens Falls region.   Link No
Adirondack Runners Scholarship $600 4/20/2019 Students must be committed to attend a fully accredited 2 or 4 year college or university on a full-time basis. Applicants will be chosen by TAR's Scholarship Committee based on the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement & extracurricular activities, essay, running achievements and/or contributions to running and community service.    Yes
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Contest $2,500 4/21/2019 In an effort to help a new generation meet their educational costs, Mr. Weiss is pleased to announce that he is offering incoming and existing college students an opportunity to win $2,500 college scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay regarding the current bankruptcy law.  Link No
You Deserve It Scholarship $1,000 4/29/2019 Must be 16 years or older. Register with your information and you are automatically entered in the You Deserve It Scholarship Contest. One winner is selected every month.  Link No
Burlington Cars Drive 4 Excellence New Car 4/30/2019  NBT Bank is offering three $1000 scholarships plus Burlington Hyundai-Subaru & other sponsors are giving one high school junior or senior a new car!  The 12th annual "Drive for Excellence" is open for registration and students will have a chance (based on their academic performance) to win a brand-new Subaru Impreza or Hyundai Elantra.  Link No
1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund Varies 4/30/2019 This scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for women in the United States who are currently enrolled in high school or college. Selection will be based on application contents, financial need and information gathered from letter(s) of recommendation. Link No
Six Star Campus Scholarship $15,000 4/30/2019 2 scholarships will be awarded. Applicant must demonstrate: Pride and excellence in all three aspects of your life, including: athletics, academics and community involvement Other application requirements: Currently attending post-secondary education institution or a high school student planning to attend starting in the Fall (18 to 22 years of age) - Minimum of 3.0 GPA - A leader on campus and excels as the “overall student” - Demonstrated a strong work ethic in the community, in the classroom and on the field Guidelines: - Written essays no longer than 1,000 words, or, - Video submissions up to 3 minutes in length - Creative entries highly recommended - Entries encouraged to have a sports/fitness focus Link No
CEN Manufacturing Scholarship $1,000 4/30/2019 The CEN Executives Network is offering a $1,000 scholarshop to students considering a field in Manufacutring. Applicants must be planning on attending a two or four year college, university, or trade school. The applicant must plan to enroll in a major which can lead to qualifying for a position iwht a manufacturier.    YES
All About Education Scholarship $3,000 4/30/2019 Applicants must: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.Submit an online written response to the question: "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less) Link No
Bridging People and Places Scholarship $500 4/30/2019 This scholarship is offered to any young person who has faced serious illness or a serious life crisis. Applicants must be enrolled in a certified technical or vocational training program, or an undergraduate or graduate program (for the semester following the application).  TBA TBA
Help An Adult Use Technology $5,000 4/30/2019 You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by helping an adult you love become safer and more responsible online! Take our quiz to find out your online strengths. Then use our customized action guide to help an adult with things like online shopping, avoiding trolls, or finding causes they care about online. You’ll enter to win a $5,000 scholarship -- yep, that easy! Link No
A Voice for Cats $1,000 4/30/2019 The student must be currently enrolled in, or enrolled to begin higher education studies in the fall semester.
Essay topic: how to best promote the most humane treatment of felines.
Link No
Sr. Investigator Bruce H. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship $500 5/1/2019 Student must be a resident of Washington County and graduating from a Washington County School. Must be applying to a two or four year college and planning to major in criminal justice. If you are not going to major in criminal justice, you must show that you have had an impacct on the local community or show that your course of study will impact your local community in a positve way   Yes
The Paradigm Challenge Top 100 Entries could win up to $100,000 each 5/1/2019 The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to help solve real-life problems in homes, schools, communities, and/or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives.   Link  
American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship $1,000 - $5,000 5/1/2019 The American College foundation invites students in grades 10 - 12 to write a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $1000 - $5000.  Link No
Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship up to $6,000 5/1/2019  Established in memory of Edna A. Lauterbach, RN, former president of Competent Care, Inc. and American Care, Inc., this scholarship is open to nurses in New York State who are seeking to enhance their skills through business-related education. Scholarships are awarded to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses residing in New York State. Link No
American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship $4,000 over 4 years 5/3/2019 The Mohawk-Hudson section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is overing a 4-year, $1,000 per year scholarship. Applicants must intend to enroll in an educational insitution majring in a ABET Accreditied curriculum leading to a BS in the field of Civil Engineering   Yes
Women in Technology Scholarship $1,000 5/5/2019 Any female individual pursuing a degree in computer science and who is at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria: Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year Link No
APWA Capital Branch Scholarship $2,000 Per Year 5/15/2019 The American Public Works Association is sponsoring a scholarship program for candidates pursuing a degree in Public Works related fields including but not exclusively in the fields of Engineering, Public Works Management/Administration/Operation or other programs within the public works profession.   Yes
ThankUSA Scholarship $1,500 5/15/2019 ThanksUSA’s scholarship program provides life-changing opportunities for the spouses and children of our troops who require financial assistance towards higher education, while increasing the chances for success in their personal and professional lives. The program is unique in that both spouses and children of active-duty men and women can apply to the same organization for support.  Link N0
American Legion Scholarship  (Blanche V. Mastrovich Memorial Scholarship) $2,500 5/15/2019 This $2,500 award will be given to a senior girl who exemplifies the character and values of Blanche Mastrovich, a lifelong Whitehall resident, WHS graduate and longtime Whitehall School bookkeeper. Senior girls who wish to be considered for this award can submit a detailed resume of activities and an essay on a specific topic to the guidance office before the deadline. Details will be available in the guidance office.   Yes
American Legion Scholarship  (Joseph & Daniel Mastrovich Memorial Scholarship) $2,500 - $5,000 5/15/2019  The American Legion awards a scholarship in memory of Joseph and Daniel Mastrovich.  In order to be eligible for the scholarship seniors must have an 85 or higher GPA and must have been accepted into an accredited university or college prior to May 1st.  Seniors can apply for this scholarship by submitting a detailed resume of activities and an essay on a specific topic to the guidance office before the deadline.  Details will be available in the guidance office.    Yes
Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship $1,000 5/19/2019 Best Mattress Reviews is asking applicants to create a short video about the importance of sleep. Applicants must submit a short survey about sleep patterns.  Link No
B. Davis Scholarship $1,000 5/24/2019  The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2019.  This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Link No
AIEZ Driver Safety Scholarship Contest $1,000 5/31/2019 Applicants must A 1500 word (or less) essay on driver safety, the specific essay prompt can be found at the website. Link No
My Mozaic.com Recruit Connect Scholarship $10,000 5/31/2019 Applicants must be U.S. citizens or are lawfully living in the United States; must be 13 years of age or older on the date of their entry.  Selection is based on the quality of students' MyMozaic profile. You are required to upload a minimum of three items verifying your talents and accomplishments. You also must have 5 MyMozaic.com followers. Link NO
Annual CGTrader Scholarship $500 - $2,000 6/1/2019 Applicants must write an essay (500-1000 words) on "The future of technology in education" and submit via online form. Link No
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship $1,000 6/14/2019 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. Link No
Women Forward in Technology Scholarship $3,000 6/15/2019 Applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field. Fifteen scholarships will be awarded.  Link No
AEL Collegiate Essay Contest $1,000 - $2,500 6/30/2019 Applicants must  write an Essay that is between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length, typed and double-spaced. Essay prompt and full details can be found on the web site. Link No
SeniorHomes . Com Scholarship $1,000 TBA  The SeniorHomes.com Caregiver Scholarship is intended for students who are passionate about helping seniors live healthy lives and are pursuing careers in senior care. The award can be used towards tuition and/or books. Applicants must be actively enrolled in or accepted to attend a U.S. college or university and pursuing a career in senior care. Link No
Washington County Fair Scholarship $500 8/1/2019 The Washington County Fair, Inc. annual scholarships are available to all individuals who are currently or previously have been, active in the Washington County Fair without discrimination as to race, color, creed, gender or disability, and are currently attending or plan to attend an accredited institution of higher learning. Link No
Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarship $250 - $1,000 8/15/2019 Capital Auto Auction is awarding this scholarship to support students pursuing STEM-related degrees. To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university.  Link No
Horatio Alger State Scholarship $10,000 10/25/2019 The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. Link No
The James Henry Byrne Scholarship-
PLEASE WAIT TO APPLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
$250 TBA NY senior going on to post secondary education, entering the military, attending a technical college or entering a profession that requires tools or supplies can apply for this scholarship.  An essay of 300 words or less is required, the topic is "What did your years at Whitehall High School mean to you?  What are your plans for your immediate future and why?" Link TBA
Lt. Donald J. Nassivera Memorial Scholarship $500 TBA $500 scholarship awarded to students interested in the criminal justice field, or any student that has been a positive influence in the community.  Applications WILL BE  available in the guidance office and a 200 word essay is required.     TBA
Investigator Bruce Hamilton Memorial Scholarship  $500 TBA $500 scholarship awarded to students interested in the criminal justice field, or any student that has been a positive influence in the community.  Applications WILL BE available in the guidance office and a 200 word essay is required.   TBA
Dorothy M. Smith Memorial Scholarship $550 TBA This scholarship guaranteed to go to one of our seniors!  Seniors planning to attend a FOUR year college or university next year, who have an 80 or above average, usually an essay of no more than 500 words is required.  The essay should include the name of the college you plan to attend and the reasons why you value the opportunity to obtain a four year degree.  Look for details to be announced in the spring.   TBA
Distinguished Young Women of New York Varies Varies Distinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. Scholarships are available in two ways: cash tuition scholarships (which can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning) and college-granted scholarships (over 100 colleges and universities offer scholarships to program participants). Link No
Helpful Sites and Scholarship Search Engines:
www.finaid.org
www.hesc.org
www.fastweb.com
www.scholarships.com
www.studentscholarships.org

 

 

 

Financial Aid Information

 

 

FAFSA

All students who hope to receive any type of financial aid for college need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible AFTER October 1st of their senior year.  The FAFSA is used by the federal government and colleges to decide how much money they will award the student in grants and scholarships (you do NOT have to be paid back) and how much would need to be covered by student loans (you DO have to be paid back). 

***ADDTIONAL FAFSA HELP IS AVAILABLE THROUGH NY STATE HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION (HESC)***

Live chat is available year-round, Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.  Call 1-800-808-1790, Monday thru Friday Noon to 5pm for more information or feel free to contact them anytime at FAFSAhelp@HESC.ny.gov.

 

 

 

Other Aid/Awards Based on Tax Information

1. The NYS TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) The Tap application follows the FAFSA and is used to decide how much money New York State would contribute to the student's education.

2. NYS Excelsior Scholarship Provides full tuition for full time college students whose parents make less than $110,000 per year combined. Students will need to apply in order to receive this scholarship.  In return they must promise to work in NYS for at least the number of years that they used the scholarship.  Please be aware students and parents need to file the FAFSA and NYS TAP first.  The Excelsior scholarship, as it is designed to be applied to any tuition costs left over after eligibility for Pell Grant, NYS Tap and other options have been exhausted. To complete the application, you will need: Your 2015 IT-201 NYS Income Tax Return(s), Your current unofficial college transcript, Your Student Aid Report (SAR), which you received when you filed your completed FASFA.

In order to apply, students must meet eligibility requirements, including:

Be residents of New York State

Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four-year degree program

Take 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation

Maintain good academic standing

 

 

New York State Scholarships

1. NYS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

-Three scholarships are awarded each year, pending NYS budget approval, to seniors at Whitehall who meet certain criteria.  Students do not need to apply for this, the guidance office will automatically apply for them and they will be announced and awarded at Graduation. 

- Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $1,500 and $500 to the two students whose Regents exam score averages are the highest using the following formula:  English Regents Exam x 3, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Regents Exam x 3, Global History Regents Exam x 1, US History Regents Exam x 1, Physical Science Regents Exam x 1 and Living Environment Regents Exam x 1. 

2. NYS STEM SCHOLARSHIP

-NY seniors who are in the top 10% of their graduating class, and plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY school to major in Science, Engineering, Technology or Math can qualify for a full tuition scholarship if they promise to work in their chosen field in NYS for at least 5 years after graduation.  Visit www.hesc.ny.org/STEM for details and to apply.

 

   

 

Junior Private College Scholarship Applications

 Whitehall awards a number of Private College scholarships to qualified juniors each spring.  Students are asked to submit a simple resume along with their applications.  Students can see their school counelor with questions or to ask for help. Applications will be due February 1st.  Applications are available in the guidance office and can be viewed or printed from here:  Junior Scholarships PDF