Scholarships & Awards

CLASS of 2022

2022 Official Excellence in Nursing Scholarship:  must be a senior at a high school in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster or Westchester counties who plans to pursue a career in nursing.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline is February 4, 2022.

Alice and Murray Giddings Foundation Scholarship:  all students with an 85 > GPA are eligible to apply.  Scholarships have been handed out to all Seniors who are eligible.  Deadline to apply is February 9, 2022.

FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship  for a high school senior entering college, applicant or parent/guardian of applicant must be a member in good standing with FASNY, must be a current junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a volunteer department, and demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and to the community.  To apply go to www.fasny.com/scholarships.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2022.

NYSIR (New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal) Scholarships:
(1) Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship:  for a special education senior who has worked through his/her special challenges to complete high school and is college bound.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline is March 18, 2022.
(2) Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship:  for a senior who demonstrates an involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career.  Must provide evidence of plans to attend a NYS college/university, as well as a letter from school counselor, a civic or religious leader or other non-family member who can vouch for the applicant’s activities and worthiness as a student humanitarian.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline is March 18, 2022.
(3) Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship:  for a senior who has demonstrated resourcefulness and ingenuity to overcome a puzzling obstacle they have encountered in their life, with strong consideration given to designs which utilize commonly available or repurposed items.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline is March 18, 2022.

Green STEAM Scholarship:  for a high school senior who has a minimum 3.0 (83 >) GPA and is accepted into a 2 or 4 year college and enrolled in Green STEAM or related discipline (interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math subjects that investigate, design, and implement solutions for local and global environmental issues), and pursuing a career in fields that benefit the environment.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline is May 20, 2022.

CLASS of 2023

Horatio Alger Scholarship:  for high school Juniors who plan to enter a college in the US in the Fall of 2023, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree, demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 (73 >), and must be a United States citizen.  To apply go to scholars.horatioalger.org.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2022.

Past deadlines

SEFCU Scholarships:  (5) scholarships for high school seniors  who plan on attending a two or four year college/university in the fall of 2022, applicant must be the primary member on the SEFCU account.  To apply go to sefcu.com/scholarships.  Deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.
(1) Robert Cornute Memorial Scholarship:  high school senior planning to attend a two or four year college/university in the fall of 2022 who demonstrates a commitment to diversity and  inclusion.
(2) John Ilacqua Memorial Scholarship:  to a high school senior planning to attend Siena College
(3) Jean L. Myers Memorial Scholarship:  to a high school senior planning to pursue a business degree at a two or four year college/university.
(4) Smart Sense Scholarship:  available to all high school seniors.
(5) New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) Scholarship:  will be awarded to high school seniors.

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