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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 the Top as of 1/2023)




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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If you know a graduating senior who is involved in the Long Island running community and has dedicated service to this community, they may be eligible for the Herb & Betty Grayson Memorial Scholarship! We encourage and heartily welcome all applicants for this scholarship, as it is not awarded based upon athletic or academic prowess, but rather upon demonstrated leadership, kindness, and selflessness - the cornerstones of the running community. These attributes are the most important on the track, trails, and road - everything else is secondary.
  • graduating Nassau or Suffolk HS senior (public, private, homeschool all accepted)
  • dedicated to serving the Long Island running community
  • submit a paper
  • provide references
Paperless submission via our Google Form HERE. Mail-in form available HERE.
Email the scholarship committee HERE.
Deadline: April 10, 2023
Island Federal Scholarship:
Student must be a 2023 graduating high school senior at the time entry is summited.
Student must have an Island Federal checking account and debit card before or at time the entry form is submitted. 
Come to the Guidance Office and see Ms. Kelly to receive a form. Complete the form and submit it at any branch or by mail. For more information visit 
ENTERY DEADLINE: Fri, April 21, 2023
Name of Scholarship: PB&J Scholarship for High School Students
Current High School seniors in one of the 50 states 
Plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college
Student who have experienced a personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. 
Deadline: Due to Guidance no later than March 27, 2023
Name of Scholarship: The Comitato Italiano of St. Brigid is offering two Scholarships this year, Giuseppe and Filomena Sposito and the Salvatore & Antonia Diglio
Student must be of  Italian Ancestry and attending Catholic School. 
Students will receive a $1,000 scholarship 
Please come to the Guidance Department to pick up an application. 
Deadline: Due to Guidance on February 6, 2023
Name of Scholarship: 2023 Seed Scholars Program in Partnership with Yale Women in Economics *received to Guidance on 12/19/22*
Accepted students will receive a $2,000 Scholarship to attend a 4 day Yale residential overnight visit and access to build college admission and college prep programs. 
Current High School Juniors/ Class of 2024
Attend a Public or Catholic School 
Identify as a female student of color (African American, Asian- American, Latino, or Native American) 
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above
Low to moderate household income 
*No Essay, Transcript, or Letter of Recommendation Required*
Please click here to apply! 
Priority: December 31, 2022
Priority 2: January 17, 2023
Name of Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Programs
Apply for:
1) High School Tuition
2) College Tuition 
3) Medical School Tuition
Minimum GPA of 3.5
Minimum of 25% Italian Heritage
Able to provide most recent federal tax documentation in the application 
Must be entering freshman in high school, college or first year of medical school
Please click here to apply! 
Deadline: Due to Guidance on February 6, 2023
The New York Water Environment Association Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree in an environmental major. The New York Water Environment Association awards over $50,000 in scholarship funding to students in New York State each year, with awards from $4,000 to $12,000 per scholarship.
Scholarship Descriptions and Applications are available at Tuesday, February 28 at 5 PM ET.
ASSP Foundation Academic Scholarship Program
Academic scholarships are available for students within the occupational safety and health field, preparing for their careers or looking to supplement their careers with additional college coursework.
Programs of study must be either directly related to the occupational safety and health field or will be utilized to support the occupational safety and health field. This can include a variety of degrees. If your degree is not directly related to occupational safety and health, you will be asked to clarify how you will be using your degree to support the field of occupational safety and health.
Academic scholarships are announced on or around May 15, 2023.
To apply, click here
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Awards & scholarships for educators & students in grades 7 - 12, ages 13 & up.
Please click here for more information & to apply.
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.

For more information, visit:

Deadline: August 15, 2023



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