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2019 Scholarship Information
** This chart will be updated as more information becomes available **
** Scholarships in a RED box have recently been added **
           
Name Amount Due Date Description Website (for more info) Are applications in Guidance?
Coolidge Scholarship $1,000 + 1/23/2019 Coolidge Scholars are selected based academic excellence, an interest in public policy, an understanding of the values of President Coolidge, and service. https://coolidgescholars.org No
Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship $1,500 1/25/2019 This Scholarship is for students who have exemplified community service, have show academic success, and demonstrate financial need.   https://www.berkshirebank.com/scholarships No
AFDSNY 2018 “Ned Carter” Scholarships $1,500 2/23/2019 The Association of Fire District of the State of New York awards four $1,500 scholarships. To qualify, applicants must be associated with a Fire Department or District that is a member of the AFSDSNY.  https://www.afdsny.org/general_information.php Yes
New York Water Environment Association Scholarships $2,500 - $10,000 2/25/2019 The NYWEA offers several scholarship to students who will be attending a four-year college in an environmental or public service program.  https://nywea.org/scholarship/ No
Sweet and Simple Scholarship $1,500 2/28/2019 This scholarship is for students 13 year or older. Applicants must write a 250-word essay (or less) about a gift they once received and why it meant so much to them. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship No
12th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship $10,000 +  3/1/2019 The Gallery Collection invites you to submit an original art piece, photograph, or computer graphic for a chance to win  a scholarship and money for your school!  https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm No
VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship $1,000 - $5,000 3/1/2019 Each year the VFW honors three outstanding scouts who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in school, scouting and the community.  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education Yes
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships Varies 3/1/2019 Various scholarships are available for students who are the daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter, son, grandson or great grandson of a veteran who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War on Terrorism.     Yes
William Morehouse Scholarship min $500 per year 3/2/2019 The New York State Builders Association is offering scholarships to seniors who desire to pursue a career in residential construction or a construction related field.    Yes
Adirondack Paralegal Association 2019 Scholarship $500 3/8/2019 The Adirondack Paralegal Association is offering a scholarship to seniors who are pursuing higher education and are in need of assistance. Applications do not need to be entering the legal field.   Yes
First New York Federal Credit Union Scholarship $1,000 3/8/2019 The First NY Credit Union is offering four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that are members of the Credit Union in good standing, planning on attending an accredited two-year or four-year college and are active volunteers in their community. https://www.firstnewyork.org/home/accounts/youth/scholarships Yes
Gene Robb Journalism Scholarship up to $4,200 3/10/2019 Established to recognize the many significant contributions that Gene Robb, former publisher of the Times Union, made to the field of journalism. The student must have a clearly demonstrated interest in journalism and provide samples of journalistic work. Personal recommendations are required. https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/ No
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship $10,000 Annually 3/12/2019 Lockheed Martin has established a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Applicants must be high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  https://apply.scholarsapply.org/lockheedmartin/information.php No
John Wright Memorial Scholarship $5,000 3/15/2019 To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution in the US, and be planning to pursue a career in the commercial arboriculture industry.  https://treefund.org/scholarships/wright No
Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship $2,500 3/15/2019 Applicants must be planning to attend a community college, technical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. Must be studying anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture of interior design. 6 Scholarships will be awarded. https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/ No
Ad Club Scholarship up to $3,500 3/19/2019 For high school seniors or full-time college students, who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled at a Capital Region college or university, who are majoring in public communications, marketing, graphic arts, public relations, or any other communications-related curriculum.  https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/ No
Bebu Scholarship $2,900 3/19/2019  Established to provide scholarships for minority or economically disadvantaged students planning to attend SUNY Adirondack. The student must be academically high-achieving and be able to prove financial need. https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/ No
The MVP Health Care Scholarship  $1,000 3/19/2019 One award of $1000 For a graduating senior from a Greater Capital Region high school planning to enter a 2 or 4 year college or university to pursue a degree in a wellness-related field such as (but not limited to) nursing or medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports or fitness. https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/ No
Michael J. Campbell Memorial Scholarship $1,600 3/19/2019 This award is intended for a graduating senior enrolled in a High School Vocational Education Program in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie Warren and Washington County of New York State OR a freshman already enrolled in a college or university in pursuit of an Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology, Building Construction/Building Trades, Carpentry AAS or AOS, Construction Technology (with carpentry minor), or Construction Technology/Building Construction.  https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/ No
You Deserve It Scholarship $1,000 3/20/2019 The 'You Deserve It!' no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $1,000 and takes only one minute to register. https://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship No
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship $500 3/30/2019 To be eligible, students but be 16 years or older, and a legal resident of the US.  https://www.odenzascholarships.com/ No
Toptal Scholarship for Women $10,000 3/31/2019 Toptal is awarding five $10,000 scholarships and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world. To be eligible applicants must identify as a women and be 16 year or older.  https://www.toptal.com/scholarships-for-women No
Plumbersstock Scholarship $3,000 3/31/2019 This scholarship  is for students planning on attending a college or trade school to become plumbers, HVAC technicians or sprinkler and irrigation specialists. Three scholarships will be awarded. https://www.plumbersstock.com/about/scholarship.html No
“No Essay” College Scholarship $2,000 3/31/2019 This scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Simply log in or create a free account to apply.  https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/  No
St. Patrick's Day Scholarship $1,000 3/31/2019 Applicants must be 18 years or older and planning to enroll in a college, university or trade school. Applicants are asked to spin their best St. Patrick’s Day fairy tale for a chance to win. More information can be found at: https://www.moneysolver.org/scholarships/st-patricks-day-scholarship  https://www.moneysolver.org/scholarships/st-patricks-day-scholarship No
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. https://projectyellowlight.com/apply 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.  https://www.zonta.org/Global-Impact/Education/Young-Women-in-Public-Affairs-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.  https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/ 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.  https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/ 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.  https://camp.cdymca.org/earth-service-awards 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.  http://www.rjnolanfoundation.org/application.html 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.  https://www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship/ 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.  http://www.nyfairs.org/ 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.  https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/dd646e_da558494bbd74288a240e66921555d79.pdf 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.   http://thequellfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/TheQuellFoundation_BtG_2019.pdf 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.  http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/ 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
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.  https://carbrain.com/scholarship 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.  http://www.scttheater.org Yes
Finch Prime/Paul Smiths School of Loggin 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.   https://www.paulsmiths.edu/summer/school-of-logging/ 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.     
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.  https://www.burlingtoncars.com/drive-for-excellence.htm 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. https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/1000-dreams-scholarship-fund 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! https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/untangle-the-web/quiz No
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.  https://americancollegefoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-details/ 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. https://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships/ No
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.  https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/ 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. http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm 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. http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php 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.  https://www.distilnetworks.com/women-forward-in-technology-scholarship/ No
SeniorHomes . Com Scholarship $1,000 Sometime in July  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. https://www.seniorhomes.com/assisted-living/#scholarship 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. https://www.washingtoncountyfair.com/fair-scholarship 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.  https://www.capitalautoauction.com/about-us/scholarship/ 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. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/ No
The James Henry Byrne Scholarship  $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?" https://www.railroaders.net/guid/JamesHenryByrneScholarship.pdf 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). http://distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/our-scholarships/ No
Washington County Children's' Committee Scholarship   TBA TBA    
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

Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's Degree in four-five years

 

 

 

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