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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 11/13/23)




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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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)
Patrick McNeill Memorial Scholarship

Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union's Patrick McNeill Memorial Scholarship provides four $2,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships that are paid directly to each recipient's college.


To qualify as an eligible applicant, you must be a member in good standing at Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union and meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a college-bound high school senior when your application is submitted.
  • You must be a first-time college student who will be attending an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education in the Fall 2024.
  • You must be the primary owner of an Ocean Financial account (a Youth Savings Account or a Regular Share Account).

PLEASE NOTE: Family members of all Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union employees, Directors and Committee Members are NOT eligible for the Patrick McNeill Memorial Scholarship.

Application Process: Eligible members must complete the attached application. Please type or print clearly. The eligible member and a parent/guardian must sign the Certification and Release Authorization at the end of the application.

Selection Process: Judging will be based on subjective and objective criteria. All information provided is subject to investigation and verification by Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union.

* Please come pick up on application form from Ms. Kelly in the Guidance Department*

Application Deadline:  Applications are due January 17, 2023

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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. 
Heisman High School Scholarship 2023
Description/Requirements: The Heisman High School Scholarship is proud to continue its 28-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards male and female high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. Winners from every school and scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000. The Heisman Trophy Trust is proud to reward community-minded scholar-athletes at the state and national level. Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. 
Deadline: October 17, 2023
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.
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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: August 15, 2023



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