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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 5/26/21)




Name of Scholarship: Italian Americans in Government Alfred F. Samenga, JR. Memorial Scholarship 

The Italian Americans in Government (IAIG) is proud to announce our annual scholarship available to students of Italian heritage graduating any high school in Nassau or Suffolk County in 2020. Our Scholarship has been named in memory of Alfred F. Samenga, Jr. 


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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: Fearless Warrior Foundation, Inc.
Description/Requirements: Enrolled in the 12th grade in a private/parochial school, Wantagh HS District resident, and completed application with 500 word typed essay. Describe a time when you stood up for something that was not popular or difficult but was the right thing to do. Share with us about your Fearless Warrior moment of integrity - when you acted instead of standing by.
How to apply: Email your application & essay to with "Fearless Warrior - Private/Parochial 2021" in the subject line.
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Name of Scholarship: West Hempstead Lions Club
Description/Requirements: The WH Lions club is sponsoring a scholarship of $500.00 for one graduating senior. The student must be a resident of West Hempstead. Click here for more information.
A 250-500 word essay telling us their plans for higher education, how they have volunteered in the community and how that has impacted them.
Deadline: May 27, 2021
Name of Scholarship: Walk Safe Long Island 
Walk Safe Long Island's Essay Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors, who are Long Island residents who submit an essay adhering the attached parameters.
 Awarded to one (1) winner in Nassau County and one (1) winner in Suffolk County
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Deadline: Friday May 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm


Island Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program

Description/Requirements: All students who are graduating high school in 2021 and are pursuing advanced, full-time study after graduation are encouraged to apply for an Island Federal Scholarship. Eleven (11) eligible 2021 high school seniors will be awarded = 3 – $10,000 Scholarships & 8 - $2,500 Scholarships. Simply meet the following requirements at your time of submission and you are entered:

  • Be a current high school senior (Class of 2021)
  • Have an Island Federal checking account with a Debit Mastercard

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021



Name of Scholarship: FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship Program

Description/Requirements: The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York Scholarship Advisory Committee with award (25) $1,500 scholarships to HS seniors entering college. The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities. (Winners will be notified by mail & names will be posted at on or before June 1, 2021)

How to apply & for more information:

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or electronically submitted by March 15, 2021



Name of Scholarship: Greater Long Island Running Club 2021 Herb & Betty Grayson Memorial Scholarship

Description/Requirements: $2,000 awarded to 1 or more graduating Nassau or Suffolk County HS seniors chosen on the basis of involvement in and service to the LI running community. In order to qualify, a paper must be submitted describing your involvement in and service to the running community, as well as your personal running accomplishments. (Max 3 pages in length, typed & double spaced).

How to apply: Click here for PDF paper application or Click here for a Google Form

Deadline: Postmarked or submitted online on or before April 5, 2021



Name of Scholarship: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Scholarship

Description/Requirements: High School Contest applicants must be currently attending high school, or be home schooled at the high school level. AND The applicant must be either attending an affiliated educational institution or must be a family member of any person belonging to an affiliated organization. In both instances, the affiliated institution or organization which the student is relying upon must have paid its 2019 affiliation fee to the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Family members may include son, daughter, spouse, brother, sister, niece, nephew, grandchild, grandniece, grandnephew, and great grandchild.)

How to apply: Click here for application

Deadline: Applicant must have completed and emailed his/her research paper with the official application form scanned and attached no later than Tuesday, APRIL 6, 2021, 11:00pm.



Name of Scholarship: El Dabe  Ritter Law Scholarship

Description/Requirements: At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.


The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. We will not verify how it’s used.

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester
  • There is no application fee

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: June 30, 2021



Name of Scholarship: Rover Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2,500. Essay question – “How has technology impacted the person you are today?” GPA must be 3.0 or above.

How to apply:

Deadline: May 1, 2021



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 more than $30,000. Open to students in grades 9 – 12.

How to apply:

Deadline:  April 29, 2021



Name of Scholarship: Create a Greeting Card Scholarship


  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!
  • The applicant with the winning entry will receive a cash scholarship of $10,000 plus a $1,000 prize for their school.

How to apply:

Deadline: March 9, 2021



Adelphi University

Adelphi awards generous scholarships to incoming undergraduate students every year ranging from $10,000 to $28,000-plus. Last year, we awarded more than $80.1 million in scholarships and grants to our undergraduates, and 88.6 percent of full-time undergraduates received Adelphi scholarships and grants—money that doesn't need to be repaid.

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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 2020



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