Scholarships & Awards

CLASS of 2024

Western Seed Association Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who will be attending college in the Fall of 2024 and their course of study will be Agriculture/Agronomy related.  To apply go to www.westernseed.org and then go to the scholarship tab.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2024.

Student Council Scholarship any senior who will be attending college in the fall of 2024 is eligible.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 22, 2024.

Henry Leo Cobb Jr & Jean Elizabeth Cobb Scholarship:  for any graduating senior who displays qualities of excellent character, service toward school and community, leadership, and needs financial assistance to further their studies of higher education. Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 22, 2024.

Paul Jorgensen Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who demonstrates exemplary achievement in the fields of mathematics and science.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.

Neil Howard Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who exemplifies the understanding of our diverse cultural heritage. Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.

George W. Oliver Jr. Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who will be pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.

William B. Wrigley III Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who will be furthering their education in the field of law enforcement or the military.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.

Daniel P. Barrett Memorial Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who will be pursuing a career in accounting, business, criminal justice, or firefighter (paid not volunteer).  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.

Operation Unite Scholarships:  for graduating seniors.  Applicant can only apply to one category, not both.  Academic Excellence Award – for graduating senior who has shown outstanding academic achievement, has demonstrated service towards school/community, and needs financial assistance to pursue further studies at a school of higher learning.  Community Service Award – for a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding acts of kindness towards their community and needs financial assistance pursuing studies at a school of higher learning.  Applications are available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2024. 

Tyrone M. Staley Future Barber Scholarship:  for a graduating senior, can prove financial hardship, and has plans to attend barber school or apprenticeship.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.

Cameron Jace Quartiers Memorial Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who is in good standing academically, will be attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college in the Fall of 2024, pursuing a degree in any area of health care, and has a record of voluntarism within the community.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.

Hudson High Alumni Scholarship:  all seniors are eligible. Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.

The Dick Nelson Outdoor Sports Journalism Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who is a resident of Columbia County, been accepted to a college/university (confirmation MUST accompany the application), be under the age of 19 before starting the first semester of college, and be active in outdoor sports programs with a goal of becoming a sports writer, with emphasis on outdoor sports, such as hunting and fishing.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to return to Guidance is May 1, 2024.

Skip Harkowa Scholarship Award:  for a graduating senior who is a resident of Columbia County, been accepted to a college/university (confirmation MUST accompany the application), be under the age of 20 before May 6, 2024, and be active in environmental conservation programs and/or be an active hunter, fisherman, trapper, of conservation, forestry, wildlife management, etc.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to return to Guidance is May 1, 2024.

Capital District Counseling Association (CDCA) 2024 Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who has a minimum 85 GPA, must be from the Capital Region, and must be attending a college in the fall of 2024 at a Capital Region college (includes the counties of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Montgomery, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and the southern part of Saratoga).  The Freshman First Generation Scholarship is only if neither of your parents received a four-year college degree.  You may apply for more than one of the scholarships listed but will only be eligible to receive one.  If you apply for the First Generation and the attending college scholarships you must do both essays.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2024.

Ruth Piwonka Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who lives in Columbia County, has been accepted at an accredited college or university for the Fall, and has declared or has an intention to declare a major in History.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2024.

Annual “Superhawk” Scholarship:  for a graduating female who is college-bound and has exhibited exceptional leadership traits, good character, with a sense of academic purpose, exemplary work ethic, be respectful, responsible, caring, trustworthy, kind, and an active citizen of the school and community.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2024.

Tom Lasher Memorial Award:  for a graduating senior who has participated in Little League and high school baseball/softball and has displayed service toward community/school during high school.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 3, 2024.

The Parle Endeavors Scholarship:  for a student on track to graduate high school in June or August 2024, attends a NYS high school, plans on attending a 2 or 4 year college, and is pursuing a degree and a career in media, communications, journalism, business, or a closely related field.  To apply go to www.parleendeavors.org/scholarship-grant.  Deadline to apply is May 10, 2024.  

Columbia County Farm Bureau Scholarship:  for a graduating senior pursuing post-secondary education majoring in:  animal science, crop production, agri-business, or agricultural sciences.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 10, 2024.  

Eden Renewables Green Steam Scholarship:  for a graduating senior pursuing a career in fields that benefit the environment, minimum of 3.0 (83>) GPA, accepted into a 2 or 4 year college and enrolled in Green STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and the Arts) or related discipline.  Application is available in Guidance or you can go to edenrenewables.com/news/2024/scholarship.  Deadline to apply is May 10, 2024.

Upstage Productions Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who has demonstrated an appreciation for the Performing Arts and displayed service toward school and community during their high school years.  (Preferred applicants are those intending on continuing their education in the field of Performing Arts (major or minor), and /or continuing involvement in school/community/regional theater.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 10, 2024.

William Parker Ames Scholarship:  for a graduating senior, must have 6 months of music and must have attended all 4 years of high school at HCSD.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 10, 2024.

The Cukerstein Family Scholarship:  for a graduate who has earned a varsity letter in athletics and plans on attending an institution of higher learning in the fall.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is May 30, 2024.

 

CLASS of 2025

Horatio Alger Scholarship:  must be a full-time high school junior in the US graduating in June or August 2025 with plans to enter a college in the US in the fall of 2025, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US, demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 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 (75%), and be a US citizen.  To apply go to:  www.horatioalger.org/scholarships.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

SLE (Summer Leaders Experience) United States Military Academy West Point:  Led by current West Point cadets, Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) is a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a West Point cadet, Session I June 1-7, Session II June 8-14.  Applicant must be a high school junior (current school year), be a US citizen, reach the age of 16 by July 1st of the summer between their junior and senior year, and have no serious medical issues.  Apply online at westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

CLASS of 2026

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference:  is a five-day overnight leadership conference from July 7-11, 2024 at Mount Saint Mary College.  You will develop your leadership skills through fun-filled activities, events, projects, and presentations from special guests.  You’ll gain confidence, skills, and friends.   Types of activities will be group projects, fun team building events, inspirational speakers, educational panels, and interactive presentations.  Applications are available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

All High School students

Uel Wade Music Scholarship:  is open to any teenage high school musicians (instrumentalist or singer) who resides in Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer County or the Capital District in New York, or Berkshire County in Massachusetts.  To apply go to uelwade.org.  Deadline to apply is March 30, 2024.  

George Sisco Scholarship:  the applicant must be under the age of 22 and have volunteer experience within the areas of Delaware, Ulster, Greene, Columbia Counties, and the Northern Dutchess towns of Red Hook and Rhinebeck.  Students attending or wishing to attend K-12, college, and summer intensive programs qualify for this scholarship.  Scholarship funds will be dispersed directly to the school or organization hosting the education experience, or college/university financial aid office.  To apply go to www.hvfyh.org.  Deadline to apply is June 15, 2024.

DEADLINES PAST

2024 Official Excellence in Nursing Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who plans on pursuing a career in nursing.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is February 2, 2024.

Alice and Murray Giddings Foundation, Inc Scholarship:  seniors with an 85> GPA.  (This scholarship has been hand delivered to all eligible seniors).  Deadline to Guidance is February 26, 2024.

Annual Graduation Scholarship:  all graduating high school seniors are eligible that will be attending a college/university or trade school in the US after graduation.  To apply go to www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

The Hagan Scholarship:  this is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free.  The scholarship provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.  Eligibility requirements:  must be a US citizen, must attend a traditional public high school in the US, must have a 3.50 cumulative GPA (90+), must enroll at an eligible four year college/university following high school graduation, must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college, must work 240 hours from January 1, 2024 until commencement of the 2024 Fall semester in college (work must be regularly scheduled employment performed under supervision for compensation), applicant’s adjusted gross household income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $85,000, finalists must provide a copy of the FAFSA SAR showing their EFC, must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible, and must not have a felony conviction.  To apply go to:  https://haganscholarships.org/application.  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.  

National Grid Electric Worker Scholarship:  for graduating seniors who plan to enroll part-time or full-time at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) for the fall of 2024 to obtain either an Electrical Construction Maintenance Degree or Overhead Line Workers Certificate.  (HVCC requires Algebra or 1 unit of academic math (70>), additional math courses are recommended and overall GPA should be 70 or above).  To apply go to learnmore.scholarsapply.org/natgridelectricDeadline to apply is March 13, 2024.

Gerard J Buckenmeyer Memorial FASNY Volunteer Scholarship:  for graduating seniors who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college or an accredited technical school in the Fall of 2024, be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/guardian who is a member, 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, and demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and the community.  To apply go to www.fasny.com/scholarship.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Scholarships:  for graduating high school seniors.  Applicants use ONE application to get access to all scholarship opportunities.  Students are matched automatically with all scholarships for which they qualify.  To apply go to:  berkshiretaconic.org/grants-scholarships/apply-for-scholarships.  Opens February 1, 2024 and deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

Farm Credit East Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who has a permanent address within Farm Credit East’s territory, must be pursuing college full-time in the Fall of 2024, and has demonstrated through their career plans, experience, program of study and extracurricular activities, significant progress toward and a clear intention for a career in agriculture, commercial fishing, the forest products industry or a related field.  To apply go to FarmCreditEast.com/Scholarship.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship:  for any graduating senior who has a minimum B (80%) GPA, will be attending college in the fall of 2024, lives in the Capital District, and comes from a group historically under-represented in higher education.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is March 24, 2024.  

Hudson Dermatology Scholarship:  for a high school senior from any of the following counties (Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Orange or Columbia), has been accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the medical field (e.g, biology, pre-medicine, nursing, pharmacy, etc), a minimum GPA of 3.5 (90>), and must demonstrate a genuine passion for the medical field through their extracurricular activities, volunteer work, or relevant experiences.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024 (this is during Spring Break so due to Guidance by March 28).

Troy Industrial Solutions Manufacturing Scholarship:  for a graduating senior who is interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing, mechanical or maintenance industries.  To request an application, email marketing@troyindustrial.com.  Deadline to submit an application is April 1, 2024.

James Alexander Park Memorial Scholarship:  for a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (75>) who plans to enroll in a trade school, college, university, military, or enter the workforce and who will be facing transportation obstacles and lives in Columbia or Greene County.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 5, 2024 (this is during Spring Break so due to Guidance by March 28).

Hoffman Scholarship:  for graduating seniors who are employees of Hoffman Car Wash and will be attending college full-time or part-time(minimum 6 credit hours per semester) at a 2 or 4 year College/University, including online study at accredited institutions or study at an accredited trade school, have six months of service with the company and a minimum of 312 hours of time worked in the six months prior to the application deadline (April 8), applicants must have a 2.5 GPA (77>), and in order to be eligible for payment to be sent to the college employees must continue to work through the summer until they leave for school (typically no earlier than August 1st).  To apply go to www.hoffmancarwash.com/scholarship-applicationDeadline to apply is April 8, 2024.  

Greylock Community Enrichment Scholarship:  must be a Greylock member in good-standing, demonstrate an outstanding level of community and volunteer work, and must be attending a two or four year college/university or a two-year technical, vocational or trade school.  To apply go to www.greylock.org/community-empowerment-center/education/resources/community-enrichment-scholarship.htmlDeadline to apply is April 10, 2024.

Hudson Teachers’ Association Scholarship:  any senior who plans to pursue a career in education is eligible.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is March 28, 2024 April 11, 2024.

Hudson Teachers’ Association Community Service Award:  for a graduating senior who has shown evidence of outstanding achievement, leadership, and service in community activities.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is March 28, 2024 April 11, 2024.

Dorothy E Simon Scholarship:  any senior is eligible.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is March 28, 2024 April 11, 2024.

Joe Maben Memorial Scholarship:  for any senior who has played at least 1 (one) Varsity sport for 2 (two) seasons for Hudson Senior High School.  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is April 11, 2024.