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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 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:

  • 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: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM127872-&rid=89968798

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:

https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-incentive-program.html

Deadline: Applications available October 2020

 

 

Helpful Information from fastweb.com:

https://www.fastweb.com/nfs/fastweb/static/educators-2017/highschool-eds-QRG-2017-18.pdf

https://www.fastweb.com/nfs/fastweb/static/educators-2017/high-student-calendar-2017-18.pdf

https://www.fastweb.com/nfs/fastweb/static/PDFs/bulletins/Evaluating%20Financial%20Aid%20Award%20Letters.pdf

https://www.fastweb.com/content/download_free_materials?utm_source=solo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170824_EDU

 

 


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/ 

https://pgsf.org/application-information-instructions/

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships

https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

http://www.cksf.org/scholarships/