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    Review scholarship descriptions and determine your eligibility to apply.  Use the link to visit the sponsoring organization's scholarship website/application.  

    Scholarship applications without a link can be picked up in the Counseling Center.  Most applications are listed in order of deadline.  

    List updated:  December 9, 2019


     Visit www.StudentScholarships.org for a comprehensive database of scholarships offered to students in New York state school districts.  

    ZINCH $1,000 WEEKLY SCHOLARSHIP - Zinch believes strongly in education and works hard to connect students with their best-fit colleges. They also know that it can be expensive which is why they award $1,000 every week to a high school or college student.  Student fill out some basic info about themselves, then answer a short essay question to submit his/her entry. Zinch will choose the best answer and notify the winner by email.  All U.S. high school & college students are eligible. For details visit:http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly.

    NEW YORK WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION (NYWEA) SCHOLARSHIPS - Offering multiple scholarships with different deadlines.  Visit nywea.org/scholarship/ for information.

    UNIGO SCHOLARSHIPS - Browse millions of scholarships.  https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

    SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIPS - www.SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch houses over 5 billion free scholarships.  The database is searchable and customizable based on the student’s strengths and interests.  Scholarship Search is free to use, and Sallie Mae does not share user data with third parties. 

    ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - Awarding $4.6 million each year in scholarships to tomorrow's leaders.  Visit www.elks.org/enf 

    ZIP RECRUITER SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE - https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship




    THE ELECTRIC NYC MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT IT INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP - an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for innovating in the mobile IT (software or hardware) space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in MDM technology.  Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us about your great idea for a solution that could help the world with our ever-expanding usage of mobile devices and our collective needs to manage, secure, use and improve them.  This is a $1,000 scholarship that is awarded on December 5th of each year. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 1st of each year.   Visit https://www.electric.ai/mobile-device-innovation.  Deadline:  November 1, 2019


    CAPITAL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP AWARDSCapital District Leadership Awards are scholarships designed to recognize and reward students from the greater Albany region with a passion for leadership and noteworthy leadership experiences. As part of our commitment to identifying, unleashing, and supporting student greatness, eight freshmen will be recognized and rewarded at $7,000 per year and 20 freshmen will be recognized and rewarded at $3,000 per year. Additional scholarship eligibility guidelines are as follows:

    • Applicant must be a high school senior, scheduled to graduate in the spring semester of 2020 and attending a high school in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, or Washington Counties.
    • While all students from eligible counties are welcome to apply, competitive applicants would fall in the upper quarter of the University of Albany’s entering class (93%+ high school grade point average; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 630+; SAT Math: 630+; ACT: 27+).
    • Award is “stackable” with other University at Albany merit scholarship aid (e.g. Presidential Scholarship, for possible totals of $11,500 or $7,500). This award will not count against Pell or TAP entitlement awards, nor the Excelsior Scholarship, and is renewable for each of three additional, consecutive years provided that the student maintains a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and completes 15 or more credits per semester.

    Application ProcessStudents must apply to the University at Albany through the Early Action option, using either the Common Application or SUNY Application.  The Early Action deadline is November 1 and all required materials must be received by November 15.  Applicants should highlight leadership and service activities on their applications.

    The following required leadership award materials can be submitted via their application portal:

    • Two letters of recommendation from high school officials where they are enrolled, attesting to leadership skills and potential.
    • A short essay (no more than 500 words) describing the student’s personal vision to deploy leadership.

    Applicants will first be notified of their admission decision, then after review of leadership award materials, semi-finalists will be invited to campus for an interview and reception in early February. Recipients will be required to reside in campus housing each year and to take an active role in campus life. Their receipt of the award will be contingent upon successful completion of their senior year high school coursework, graduation at a level of achievement consistent with their performance when offered Early Action admission, and receipt of official ACT or SAT scores.  

    ON Q FINANCIAL, INC. SCHOLARSHIP - Open to high school and college students of:  Spanish heritage/descent, Russian heritage/descent or Chinese heritage/descent.  Three winners will each receive a $1,500 scholarship.  Winners will be notified by December 20. 2019.  Visit https://www.myscholarship.app/ONQ-Scholarship to apply.  Deadline:  November 29, 2019




    CREATIVE MASONRY & CHIMNEY LLC SCHOLARSHIP - offering a scholarship to students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades.

    Eligibility - Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay focusing on their career goals. This can be focused on what inspired them to pursue a career in your target field, a story about a past project, or any other hands-on experience.

    You have a good deal of flexibility on the topic of your essay.

    Selection & Notification Process - We will determine the best-written blog post and name the winner by Jan 1st of each year.

     How to Apply:

    • Write a blog post of 1000+ words on a topic following the guidelines above.
    • Post the article to your blog – This can be a student blog on your university website or your own website. Typically, contacting a university professional about a university website isn’t too difficult—and it doesn’t hurt to try.
    • Include at least 3 links citing authoritative resources on constructions trends and technology, including 1 link to https://creativemasonryct.com/
    • Submit your personal info and published link via email.  Deadline:  December 1, 2019


    DIRK DERRICK CAR & TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY SCHOLARSHIP - The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.  Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.  Auto accidents can be life changing. At The Derrick Law Firm, we believe in keeping the public safe by bringing first hand experience to those who haven’t had it, as well as easing the stress of accident victims as they enter one of the most important phases of their lives.  Visit https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm .  Deadline:  December 15, 2019


    PETROSKE RIEZENMAN & MEYERS DIVORCE SCHOLARSHIP -  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. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college after being involved in a divorce and want to help someone afford a better education.  Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:

    • $1,000 (One-time award)
    • Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Spring 2020
    • Incomplete or Late Applications will not be accepted

    We think this would be a great opportunity for your students and were curious if you would be willing to share this scholarship with them?  If so, you can view the scholarship and other pertinent information here: https://www.petroskelaw.com/long-island-divorce-attorney/#scholarship-application.  Deadline:  December 31, 2019


    * JANUARY 2020 DEADLINES *   


    TCT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPThe New York Credit Union Association awards scholarships to be paid jointly to the student and educational institution. There will be no exceptions. The Funds may be used towards tuition, room and board, books, school supplies, etc.  Eligibility The applicant must be a member in good standing of a participating New York credit union who meets all of the following criteria:  The member is a college-bound high school senior at the time of application.  The member is attending college for the first time in the fall of 2020.  The member will be enrolled in either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.  The member agrees to use any scholarship funds awarded by January 31, 2021, at an accredited educational institution only.  Deadline:  January 10, 2020

    - At United Water Restoration Group, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree.  Qualifications: U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university, or a college transcript.  To apply, please visit https://unitedwaterrestoration.com/scholarship/.  Deadline:  January 31, 2020

    BERKSHIRE BANK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPOffered to high school seniors, current college students or adults in pursuit of an undergraduate degree who share the commitment to community service and volunteerism.  Application criteria includes:  US citizen whose primary residence in or educational institution is located in a county served by Berkshire Bank, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, gross family income under $100,000 or gross individual income under $50,000, attending or planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school.  Visit berkshirebank.com/scholarships to apply.  Deadline:  January 31, 2020


    * MARCH 2020 DEADLINES *


    H2M ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS 2020 STEM SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM - Awarding six $1000 scholarships to school districts in the NY/NJ metro area, Lower Hudson Valley and Capital Region District.  All graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a STEM related undergraduate degree and who plan to enter a career in architecture, engineering, planning, land surveying, landscape architect or environmental science should apply.  Applicant should be a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited college or university in a STEM degree program.  Deadline:  March 14, 2020

    SWINGTIME JAZZ SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP - To honor the memory of jazz pianist Dr. Lee Shaw, a scholarship fund has been established by Swingtime Jazz Society.  A monetary award of $1000 will be presented to benefit a senior who has participated in music activities, either band and/or choir, shown scholarship and leadership qualities and plans on pursuing a music degree with a focus on jazz studies in college. The application form, Lee Shaw compositions and list of jazz standards that Lee played are at www.swingtimejazz.org/Lee_Shaw.htm.  The application and supporting materials are to be submitted by March 31, 2020.  Deadline:  March 31, 2020


     * APRIL 2020 DEADLINES *


    VOY MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIPMany young entrepreneurs dream of owning a business, running a website or starting a mobile app but have limited funds to start. With the hurdle of student fees and homework, many student entrepreneurs have no choice but to forestall their dreams.  The Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship was created to help student’s jumpstart their businesses while in school.  Voy Media, a facebook advertising agency believes in helping passionate, hardworking, and talented students achieve their dream of starting their own business.  More information on the program can be found at https://voymedia.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/.  Deadline:  April 30, 2020


    * MAY 2020 DEADLINES * 


    B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIPThe creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2020.  Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.comDeadline:  May 22, 2020


    * JUNE 2020 DEADLINES *


    INJURY DOCTOR SCHOLARSHIP - Available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the medical field. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and medicalschool, and we want to help someone afford a better education.  Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:  $1,000 (One-time award).  Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Spring 2020.  Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.  View the scholarship and other pertinent information here:  https://www.injuredcalltoday.com/#scholarship-application.  Deadline: June 30, 2020