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 9/10/20)
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 HESC.ny.gov.
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Name of Scholarship: Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Description/Requirements: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
How to apply: https://spirit.prudential.com/
Deadline: November 10, 2020
Name of Scholarship: UNC Charlotte: The Levine Scholars Program
Description/Requirements: Scholars will receive full tuition, room, board, books & mandatory fees for 8 semesters of undergraduate study. Scholars will also have access to funding for 4 summer experiences, up to an $8,000 service grant & a professional development fund. Allowing students to self-nominate this year!
For more information: https://levinescholars.uncc.edu/
Deadline: October 8, 2020 by 11:59 pm
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:
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.
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:
For more information, visit:
Deadline: Applications available October 2020
Helpful Information from fastweb.com:
Scholarship Search Websites:
College Scholarships - http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/
United Negro College Fund Scholarships - https://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=1.140789170.1280350832.1476307101
Scholarship America - https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/