2020 Scholarship Information
** This chart will be updated as more information becomes available **
*Due dates from last year are included, check hyperlinks for updated dates as they become availalbe*

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Helpful Sites and Scholarship Search Engines:
www.finaid.org
www.hesc.org
www.fastweb.com
www.scholarships.com
www.studentscholarships.org
NYS PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education $3,000  12/5/2019 NYS PTA will award scholarship to students from the graduating class who exhibit the desire and potential to become outstanding classroom teachers. The application is available on the New York State PTA website nyspta.org  nyspta.org/home/pta-leaders/awards-and-recognitions/jenkins-scholarship/

Electric: Mobile Device IT Innovation Scholarship

$1,000

 

Awarded to any senior who has a passion for innovating in the mobile IT space.

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Elks Foundation Scholarships

Up to $50,000 

11/5/2019

 The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen

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American
Legion
Scholarships

 

11/15/2019

Scholarships available for Boys and Girls State participants, children of post 9/11 veterans, American Legion Baseball players, Eagle Scouts, and Shooting Sports participants 

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Imagine America Scholarships

 

 

Several Scholarships for Trade school and career college students

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New York Tour Guide Scholarship

$1,000 

12/31/2019

Scholarships for any student planning to attend a 4 year, 2 year, or technical school

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Phentermine Clinics Health Scholarship

$1,000

12/31/2019

Write a content piece covering the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle in 2019.

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Petroske Riezenman &
 Meyers Divorce
 Scholarship

$1,000

12/31/2019

This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students, but special consideration will be given to those with divorced parents, or have gone through a divorce themselves.

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TCT Federal
Credit
 Union
Scholarships

 

1/4/2019

Applicants must be a member of the credit union.  To learn more about joining visit www.asmarterchoice.com.  Applications will be available on the website after October 15th.

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Empire State
Potato Growers
Scholarship

 

1/15/2020

YS residents who plan to study an agriculture related field can apply for this $500 per year renewable scholarship.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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

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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.

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$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?

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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

 

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.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

 

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

 

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. 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The James Henry Byrne Scholarship 

$250

6/1/2019

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?"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Teen Travel
 Writing
Scholarship

$250 - $1000

7/12/2019

The Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is available to junior high and high school students between the ages of 13 and 18. To be considered, you must submit a travel blog of no more than 600 words on your travel experiences. Your travel blog can be funny, serious, or contemplative; as long as it's informative. Your entry must also contain at least one photo, digital artwork, or video.

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Future
 Contractors
Scholarship

$750

7/31/2019

CCIS is dedicated to the future of the contractor community. They are excited to offer scholarships for graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Applicants must apply online and answer the prompt: What do you think the future of construction will be like and how will your education be applicable to this?

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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).

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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 counselor 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