Scholarships & Awards

CLASS of 2023

Hudson Valley Magazine “Excellence in Nursing Scholarship”:  must be a high school senior in one of the following counties (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, or Westchester) and pursuing a career in nursing.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  must be postmarked by February 3, 2023.

NYSPHADA Scholarship:  for a high school senior who resides in a NYSPHADA member agency owned or managed unit throughout his/her entire school year, (Public Housing residents, section 8 participants or other low-income housing residents are eligible, as long as the agency at which they reside is a NYSPHADA member-this could be the high rise “Bliss Towers, Crosswinds, Greenport Gardens, Galvan Housing units, Apple Meadows, and some private landlords) and must have a least a “B” average (83-86).  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to Guidance is February 6, 2023.

New York Water Environment Association Scholarship (NYWEA):  for a high school senior interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental major.  To apply go to, go to scholarships, application, and then scroll down to 2023 NYWEA Scholarship and click on Completed Application Form (fillable PDF).  Deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

“Superhawk” Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to recognize and reward a college-bound young woman who has exhibited exceptional leadership traits. In addition to strong academic performance, a “Superhawk” must exhibit good character. The ideal recipient will be well-rounded 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 March 20, 2023.

Rashad Barksdale “It’s OK to Dream” Scholarship:  for a high school senior who plans on attending a two or four year college/university and has a “C” average (73>).  Application is available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is March 20, 2023.

Ruth Piwonka Scholarship:  this scholarship is for a senior who has been accepted at an accredited college/university for the Fall of 2023 who has declared a major in history.  To apply go to  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.

PB & J Scholarship:  for current high school seniors who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college and has experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but who still have the drive to succeed.  To apply go to   Deadline to apply is May 31, 2023.

CLASS of 2024 

Horatio Alger National & State Scholarships:  be enrolled full-time as a high school junior, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States(students may start at a two-year and then transfer to a four-year), demonstrate critical 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, hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (73>), and be a United States citizen.  To apply go to  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2023.

CLASS of 2024 and 2025

You are eligible to win a BigFuture New York Scholarship!  By completing the career quiz by November 30, students will earn a chance to win.  There will be winners every month, and it only takes 10 minutes to qualify.  Once you complete the career quiz you will receive a list of potential careers for consideration based on your interests.  Go to:

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship: be a high school senior in the U.S. who is currently enrolled in or who has completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science, engineering, or robotics is the subject. (Students who have not taken this course can opt-in to take an assessment offered by Amazon), be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college, must be authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent which is a 77-79), and must demonstrate financial need.  To apply go to  Deadline to apply is January 20, 2023.