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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 5/2/24)



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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United Way of Long Island's Scholarship Program 2024
United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on three key building blocks: health, education, and financial stability. We’re on a mission to increase opportunities for students who face unique financial challenges which can make education seem out of reach. United Way’s Scholarship program is an undergraduate college scholarship program that may be used to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable.
There are several scholarships available. Please click here for more information & application.
Deadline: April 25, 2024
Olive May Osmond Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Olive May Osmond, we have established a $250 scholarship opportunity for a high school graduating senior that will be continuing his/her education at a college or vocational education program in a field related to hearing loss. This could include Audiology, Teacher of the Deaf, Speech and Language Pathology or Sign Language Interpreter, among others.
To apply for this scholarship, submit the attached application along with a 500-word essay explaining why you are choosing your field of study and how you will emulate Olive May Osmond in helping others to learn how to live with deafness
For more information & application, please click here

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Justin Osmond “Hear-O” Scholarship
Justin’s motto in life is “I may have a hearing loss, but my hearing loss doesn’t have me.” In honor of Justin Osmond, founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, we have established a $250 scholarship opportunity for a high school graduating senior that is deaf, hard of hearing, or is living with a family member that is deaf or hard of hearing.
To apply for this scholarship, submit the attached application along with a 500-word essay explaining “How hearing loss has challenged and impacted my life, and how I have met those challenges”
For more information & application, please click here
Deadline: May 1, 2024.
Ryan T. Herich Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Any high school senior or two or four-year undergraduate, studying or planning to study one of these majors is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $15,000
Winners: 3 winners, $5,000 each
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Russell Koci Skilled Trade Scholarship
Eligibility: Any current trade school student or high school senior that is interested in attending a trade school may apply for this scholarship. 
Amount: $1,500
Winners: 1
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Patriots Path Scholarship
Eligibility: Any high school senior in JROTC or undergraduate student in ROTC who has at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $5,000
Winners: 5 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
Concrete Rose Scholarship Award
Eligibility: First-generation BIPOC women who are high school seniors or undergraduates with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply.
Amount: $2,300
Winners: 2 winners, $1,150 each
Application Deadline: May 24, 2024
Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
Eligibility: Any students who have had challenges with mental health or who have had loved ones who have struggled with mental health may apply to this scholarship.
Amount: $4,900
Winners: 2 winners, $2,450 each
Application Deadline: June 13, 2024
Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students are eligible to apply if their major is related to ocean conservation. 
Amount: $3,800
Winners: 1
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship
Eligibility: Any high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are studying healthcare or attending an HBCU with a 2.5 or higher GPA are eligible to apply to this scholarship.
Amount: $31,138
Winners: 6
Application Deadline: August 1, 2024
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County: 14th Annual Claire Friedlander Upstander Award
Upstanders change our world for the better. We define an “Upstander” as a person who stands up for others and does not stand by allowing bigotry, hatred, or intolerance to happen without interjection.
For the past twelve years, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation have partnered to give out the Friedlander Upstander Awards. These $5,000 education scholarships are awarded to Nassau and Suffolk County students who have shown themselves to be Upstanders against intolerance in all of its forms. The student’s action as an Upstander could be one of intervention or prevention, large or small.
The Friedlander Upstander Awards are generously sponsored by the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation. This Foundation was established by Claire Friedlander, a Holocaust Survivor, whose life was saved by people who took a stand against prejudice. This award honors her life and embodies her legacy, and the Foundation is proud to support young Upstanders who make the often-difficult decision to extinguish the flames of intolerance wherever they burn.
For more information & to apply, please click here
Deadline: April 8, 2024
The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship
Will you be studying: Horticulture, Conservation, Sustainability, Green Initiatives, Environmental Studies or Related Fields? A Long Island High School Senior who has a desire to further their interest in the above fields will be awarded a Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.
For more information & to apply, please click here
Deadline: June 1, 2024



Liberty New York Water Scholarships

Lights, camera, action! We are looking for high school filmmakers to spread awareness about water conservation and earn a chance to win a prize. Liberty New York Water invites students in grades 9 – 12 to show off their creativity through our High School Media Contest.
This is a great opportunity for students to show off their talent as we will post the finalists on our social media pages and the winners on our website as well. 
If you have a teen interested in sharing the importance of water conservation through creativity, check out the contest details on this page.
Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2024.

High School Senior Scholarships
Liberty, in partnership with the New York chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), has eight Scholarships worth $3,000 each for high school seniors pursuing studies in fields related to the water utility industry. See this page for rules and application.
Applications are due by April 15, 2024


Adventureland's Helping Hands Foundation  
Adventureland Helping Hands Foundation is now accepting applications for 2024 Vivian and Tony Gentile Scholarship Fund

Our foundation will be awarding $65,000 in scholarships in 2024 to High School Seniors that will be attending college as a full-time student on Long Island this fall.      

  • Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded from the Vivian and Tony Gentile Scholarship Fund.
  • Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to current Adventureland Team Members.
  • One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded from the Sachem Dental Group Endowment.
  • One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded from the Island Harvest Partnership. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded from the JDRF Partnership.

Enclosed please find some information you can share with your students about our foundation. All applications are available on

Please come to Guidance to pick up an application 

Deadline: Due to Guidance by April 12, 2024 

The Odierno Law Firm: The Brianna Lieneck Memorial Scholarship
Will be awarded annually to a female student-athlete currently in her senior year of high school in Suffolk or Nassau County who is planning to attend college. Total scholarship amount $15,000
For more information & to apply, click here
Deadline: June 15, 2024 (Application opens January 15, 2024)
2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Awards & scholarships for students in Grades 7-12, ages 13 & up.
The Scholastic Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering creative teens and celebrating youth voices.
Click here for more information & how to enter. Additional Info here
My Impact Challenge: The Bill of Rights Institute's National Civics Contest
Have you organized a coat drive, started a fundraiser to practice clean energy, tutored other students in reading or math, or another community engagement project? If your answer is yes, The MyImpact Challenge! is for you! Show us how you impact your community for a chance to win up to $10,000 in student prizes.
What is MyImpact Challenge? MyImpact Challenge is a civic engagement contest supported by the Bill of Rights Institute to create a robust understanding of citizenship and incentivize students to become active in their communities now.
To participate, you must create a contest login, have an active civic engagement or service-based project, and submit:
  • an essay detailing how the project furthers a BRI Civic Virtue or Founding Principle
  • a complete a report describing how the project works
  • photographic or visual documentation of the project

For more information, Click here
Deadline: Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 19, 2024. 
Citizens Scholarship
0 essays. 0 report cards. 1 solid financial bump.
Enter to win, and you're in the running for a monthly $2,500 prize, and eventually our yearly $15,000 prize towards tuition.
Click here to enter
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: August 15, 2023



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