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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 5/1/23)




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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Long Island Portuguese Lions Club- Manuel F. Martins Scholarship

Two (2) $ 1500 scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior of Portuguese ancestry for continuing education. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors from all high schools, public and private, on Long Island including Brooklyn and Queens. The recipient must have demonstrated leadership, high academic achievement, and service to school and/or community. Selected candidates may be interviewed.

Please come to the Guidance office and see Ms, Kelly to receive an application form no later than Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Applications are due May 5, 2023. 

Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program 
Know a high school senior planning to attend a two- or four-year college, or continuous education program in the fall? They may be eligible for a $10,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship from The Sallie Mae Fund and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. High school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program during the 2023-2024 academic year are eligible.  Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and moral character, as well as submit a short video describing how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals.
Working in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we will award 75, $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors over three years, totaling $750,000 as part of The Sallie Mae Fund’s $3 million commitment to help students from all backgrounds pursue higher education. To date, more than 600 scholarships totaling $2 million have been awarded to help students access and complete their education.
For more information and to apply visit
Deadline: March 27, 2023
North Country Garden Club of LI Scholarship
The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship is awarded to a High School Senior from Long Island who has maintained satisfactory grades and who has a desire to further their interest in Horticulture, Conservation, Sustainability, Green Initiatives, Environmental Studies or other related fields at a college level.
The Scholarship is $2,500 and will be applied directly to the college the student will be attending.
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The student must complete and submit the application with the required transcript, essay and letters of recommendation. A personal interview is required and will be conducted by Zoom on June 10th. The award will be announced by July 1st.
Deadline: June 1, 2023
North Shore University Hospital Nursing Exploration Program 
Requirements: High School students who are currently in their junior year, and will be seniors in Fall 2023, are eligible to apply. All program participants need to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 before they can begin. 
Please click here for application details and instructions.
Deadline: Applications are due to Guidance on March 27, 2023 
Walk Safe 2023 Lowell Wolf Memorial Scholarship 
Open to all Long Island High School Seniors!
Submit an essay about the pedestrian, cyclist, and driver behavior in the main intersection around your high school, and you would be a winner! 
2 winners, 1 in Nassau County and 1 in Suffolk County, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship 
Applications are due May 31, 2023
Alfred F. Samenga Jr. Memorial Scholarship 
The Italian American in Government (JAIG) annual scholarship is available to students of Italian heritage graduating any high school in Nassau or Suffolk County in 2023. Our scholarship has been named in memory of  Alfred F. Samenga, Jr.  Two scholarships will be awarded. The amount of each scholarship is $2,500.00. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must complete the attached application, membership application (parent or guardian), provide membership fee and return no later than April 19, 2023.
Applications are due to the Guidance office on April 19, 2023
Come to the Guidance Office and see Ms. Kelly to receive an application form no later than Friday, March 31, 2023
ENTERY DEADLINE: April 19 , 2023


Name of Scholarship The Hildyne Bowens HIBCU Scholarship

The Nassau Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is offering a four-year award entitled The Hildyne Bowens HIBCU Scholarship to a graduating senior who is planning to attend a Historically Black College or University (HIBCU)


  • Must reside in Nassau County
  • Must attend a Nassau County High School 
  • Cumulative GPA of 85% and above
  • Participation in community service activities
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities in and out of school     
Please notify your Guidance Counselor if you plan on applying for this scholarship no later than Thursday, March 9, 2023
Deadline: Due to Guidance no later than Monday, March 27, 2023



Name of Scholarship: 2023 Sister Mary Grace Memorial Scholarship for Healthcare

To help students pursuing a healthcare career access the high-quality education they deserve, the Mercy Hospital Council of Leagues is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the Sister Mary Grace memorial scholarship in healthcare again this year,

Scholarship Award: Award amounts are based on funs available. In the past, between five to eight scholarships were granted with the amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000. Scholarships are awarded annually (and on a one-time only basis per recipient), and are open to students in any year of their studies.   

Deadline: Due to Guidance April 19, 2023

*Please see Ms. Kelly in Guidance for an Application Form*




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: 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
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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