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College Scholarship Information

This is a list of college scholarships that the SHA Guidance Department is in receipt of via US Mail or email notification. It is not inclusive of ALL potential scholarships that may be available to students. Therefore, our students & their families are encouraged to also research college scholarship opportunities on the individual college Financial Aid websites, SHA's website resources page, Naviance, internet searching or please consult your daughter's counselor for further assistance.


  (Most Recent at Top as of 5/12/20)



Name of Scholarship: Excelsior Scholarship
Under this groundbreaking program, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. The new program begins in the fall of 2017 and will be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017, increasing to $110,000 in 2018, and reaching $125,000 in 2019.

If you would like to be electronically notified when you may apply for the Excelsior Scholarship, please enter your email address on the Excelsior Scholarship Alert form found on the link below. If you do not wish to register for notifications, you can check for periodic updates at

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Name of Scholarship: WTS Advancing Women in Transportation Scholarships

Description/Requirements: Several different scholarships available in varying monetary amounts. Students must be female, minimum GPA 3.0, enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in a transportation related field such as engineering, planning & logistics, in NY or NJ. Additional criteria for specific scholarships.

How to apply: Click here for website and Additional Info here

Deadline: June 12, 2020 (Postmarked or emailed)



Name of Scholarship: Suffolk County Community College Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Several different scholarships available. Eligibility criteria vary depending on the particular scholarship in question. Typical criteria include grade point average and credits completed, while selected scholarships may also require a specific academic program, residence in a limited geographic area, community service, or co-curricular activities. Other factors which may be considered include essays, faculty recommendations, and interviews. The actual selection process is coordinated by both campus and college wide scholarship committees.

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: May 25, 2020



Name of Scholarship: Desk Set Up Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Scholarship Owl is giving away a $500 scholarship to help students with their educational dreams. To win this scholarship, you have to submit a photo of your home setup for studying during COVID-19 and tag us on social media. We encourage you to be creative! Take a picture of yourself while studying at home, or take a picture of your desk etc... Be original, be funny, be you! For hashtags use: #ScholarshipOwl and #FutureMindsFund

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: June 1, 2020



Name of Scholarship: Income Loss Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Scholarship Owl wants to help students who lost their side jobs due to the recent COVID-19 global pandemic. To apply for this scholarship you will need to submit a Notice of Termination from your employer. As simple as that!

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: June 1, 2020



Name of Scholarship: American Indian Graduate Center

Description/Requirements: American Indian Graduate Center is the largest scholarship provider to Native students pursuing higher education in the United States. We award on average over $15 million in scholarships each year and have awarded more than $200 million since inception. In fact, we empower thousands of students every academic year, and we want to support your students, too!

How to apply: Click Here to Apply

Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020



Name of Scholarship: Congressman Frank J. Becker Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Based on scholastics, financial need, community & school interests. Limited to Lynbrook residents who graduate from HS this year, plus students in the Incorporated Villages of East Rockaway, Rockville Centre, Malverne & Valley Stream.($4,000 grant for first year of college)

How to apply: Click here for application

Deadline: May 29, 2020



Name of Scholarship: Essay Contest for Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, & Atlas Shrugged

Description/Requirements: Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000. Open to students in grades 9 – 12.

How to apply:

Deadline:  September 19, 2019 or April 30, 2020 or May 28, 2020



Name of Scholarship: College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Description/Requirements: National scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Now, you have the chance to build on your school's existing college preparation efforts by helping students focus on the most important actions in the process.

Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:

  • Build a college list.
  • Practice for the SAT®.
  • Improve their SAT score.
  • Strengthen their college list.
  • Fill out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Apply to college.

Beginning with the class of 2020, we're awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000 when students complete those six steps. This year so far, the College Board has awarded $400,000 to our first 500 Opportunity Scholarship winners.

How to apply:

Deadline: Various deadline dates. Please view website for details.



Name of Scholarship: NYS STEM Incentive Program

Description/Requirements: The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

An applicant must:

  • be a NYS resident and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the fall college term;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • be a high school senior/recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University, beginning in the fall term following his or her high school graduation;
  • be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class at a NYS high school;
  • be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY college;
  • earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher each term after the first semester;
  • execute a Service Contract agreeing to reside and work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics in NYS for five years.

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Deadline: Applications available October 2019



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