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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 2/5/19)

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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Name of Scholarship: The O’Keefe Foundation, Inc. – Firefighter Patrick O’Keefe Memorial Scholarship

Description/Requirements: The O’Keefe Foundation is a Not for Profit charitable organization formed in memory of Firefighter Patrick J. O’Keefe of the FDNY’s Rescue Company One who was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This scholarship is an $8,000 grant award paid over 4 years and is available to any US citizen who is an immigrant or child of an immigrant OR a student who has lost a parent to an act of violence.

How to apply: Please see Mrs. Gillespie in Guidance for an application

Deadline: March 8, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Italian American Women’s Center, Inc.

Description/Requirements: Three $1,000 scholarships available to HS Seniors who have completed 3 years of Italian language study in high school & a parent(s) is of Italian ancestry are invited to apply. Also require students to think about their Italian heritage and to express their feelings by composing an original self-written 500 word essay of the topics specified on the application.

How to apply: Please see Mrs. Gillespie in Guidance for an application

Deadline: Due back to Guidance by April 1, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Island Federal Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Three $10,000 and Eight $2,500 scholarships available.

  • Student must be a HS senior at the time entry is submitted.
  • Student must have an Island Federal checking account and debit card before or at the time the entry form is submitted.

How to apply:

Deadline: April 19, 2019



Name of Scholarship: NEFCU Scholarships


Family Scholarship – Selected students will each be awarded $3,000.

Requirements include:

  • GPA of 90 or 3.0
  • Three (3) extracurricular/sport activities
  • 50 hours of community service
  • An essay

How to apply:

Deadline: May 1, 2019


Premier Scholarship – One (1) individual will be awarded a $50,000 scholarship, paid out over 4 years.

Requirements include:

  • GPA of 90 or 3.0
  • Three (3) extracurricular/sports activities
  • 50 hours of community service
  • An essay
  • To be considered for this enhanced program, students must first apply for the Family Scholarship.

How to apply:

Deadline: July 15, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Rogers Memorial Library Scholarship

Description/Requirements:  For students who reside in the Southampton or Tuckahoe School Districts but attend a HS other than Southampton HS. Applicants are asked to submit an essay related to the role of Rogers Memorial Library in the community. Scholarships have ranged from $500 - $1,600.

How to apply: Please see Mrs. Gillespie in Guidance for an application or

Deadline: Due back to Guidance by February 28, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Adventureland’s Helping Hands Foundation


The 2019 Tony Gentile Memorial Scholarship – Eligible applicants must:

  • be a senior at a Long Island HS
  • be attending a college or university on LI as a FT student in the fall of 2018
  • Ten $2,500 scholarships available

The Sachem Dental Group Endowed Scholarship – Eligible applicants must:

  • be a senior at a Long Island HS
  • be attending a college or university on LI as a FT student in the fall of 2018
  • Must be studying in the fields of biology, chemistry, pre-med/pre-dental, or another associated medical profession.
  • One $2,500 scholarship available

How to apply:

Deadline: May 10, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Tri-County Independent Insurance Agents Association Scholarships


The Joel S. Pollack Memorial Scholarship – On Memorial Day weekend in 1998, a drunk driver tragically killed one of our esteemed members. Joel was 35 years of age & was a highly regarded member of our industry & believed strongly in continuing education. Tri-County established an educational scholarship of $1,000 in his honor to assist a graduating HS senior in furthering his or her education.

  • Completion of essay
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Academic transcript

The Stephen T. Dooley Community Service Scholarship – Steve was a major influence in the formation of the Tri-County Association. He was president of our organization, a highly respected insurance professional & very active in his community, mostly as a volunteer in charity & youth activities. Steve died from cancer in February 2005 & we thought there was no finer way to honor him than to establish an ongoing scholarship in his memory in the areas he cherished & worked so hard in. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a HS graduate who has shown exemplary community service, to be used towards college expenses.

  • Involvement in community service
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Signature of school official

How to apply: or see Mrs. Gillespie in Guidance for an application

Deadline: March 22, 2019 (Postmarked on or before)



Name of Scholarship: H2M Architects + Engineers 2019 STEM Scholarship Awards Program

Description/Requirements: Six $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded to seniors interested in pursuing an education in a STEM program that will be graduating in June 2019 & who plan to enter a career in architecture, engineering, planning, land surveying, landscape architect or environmental science.

How to apply: Please see Mrs. Gillespie in Guidance for an application

Deadline: Due back to Guidance by March 15, 2019



Name of Scholarship: The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Fund for Technology in Education

Description/Requirements: All HS seniors who are residents of Garden City are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology.

How to apply: Application & instructions are under “Awards & Grants” or see Mrs. Gillespie in Guidance for application.

Deadline: March 15, 2019 (Must be emailed to –



Name of Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Programs

Description/Requirements: Scholarship available for students of Italian Heritage (min. 25%), Academic Excellence, Financial Need, Service to School & Community.
Deadline: Due to the Guidance Office by February 8, 2019



Name of Scholarship: SCAD Challenge

Description/Requirements: Your students can put their artistic vision on display for the opportunity to earn a scholarship to SCAD, the university for creative careers. The SCAD Challenge competition is open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2018-19 academic year. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. A panel of SCAD faculty will review and evaluate submitted entries, and three winners will be selected from each category.

SCAD Challenge categories:

  • 2-D design
  • 3-D design
  • Architecture and industrial design
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Film and animation
  • Graphic design
  • Performing arts
  • Photography
  • Writing

How to apply:

Deadline: February 1, 2019



Name of Scholarship: LI2Day Scholarships


The LI2DAY Scholarship – supported by the LI2Day Walk, was established to recognize the profound effect of breast cancer/other women’s cancer have on a family.  Nearly $200,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 2004. The LI2Day Scholarship is designed to provide a one-time award of $2,500 to a high school senior who resides with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancer or resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from breast cancer and/or other women’s cancer. (Five (5) scholarships available in 2019).

Maria A. Sciara Scholarship(Those aspiring to become teachers will be given extra consideration for this scholarship). This is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to 3 graduating seniors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The student must reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers or have resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers. (Three (3) scholarships available in 2019).

The awarding of these scholarships will be based on an evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Content & completeness of application, including school, community & outside activities
  • Quality & content of personal statement (this criteria is very important) one page or less
  • Letter of recommendation
  • HS educational effort & definite plans for the 19-20 Academic year

How to apply:

Deadline: April 2, 2019




Name of Scholarship: FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship Program

Description/Requirements: The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York Scholarship Advisory Committee with award (25) $1,500 scholarships to HS seniors entering college. The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities. (Winners will be notified by mail & names will be posted at on or before June 1, 2019)

How to apply:

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 15, 2019




Name of Scholarship: No Essay College Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Open to all HS & College students (Monthly scholarship given)

The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.

How to apply:

Deadline: November 30, 2018 at 11:00 pm (Remember to check back each month – new deadline every month!)



Name of Scholarship: LeMoyne College – Promise NY

Description/Requirements: Le Moyne College will provide all accepted, full-time incoming first-year students from New York state a $10,000 scholarship over four years with no income eligibility requirements.


The scholarship is in addition to all other merit- or need-based aid and is part of Le Moyne College’s new Promise NY program, which promises students will be kept on a path to complete their undergraduate degrees in four years, have a mentor, complete an internship, and get a job interview with an accomplished alumnus.

How to apply:

Deadline: There is no additional application needed. New York State residents will receive notification of the award as part of their admission acceptance letter.



Name of Scholarship: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Description/Requirements: Hispanic Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher should register with the Hispanic

Scholarship Fund to find out more about a wide range of scholarship opportunities.

How to apply: (Opens at the end of December)

Deadline: Beginning of April (TBA)




Name of Scholarship: Seton Hall University – Catholic High School Achievement Award

Description/Requirements: An $8,000 scholarship for students who are excelling in their studies. Students will automatically be considered for the award when they apply for admission to Seton Hall.

Eligibility Requirements Include:

  • Incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum score of 1350 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT
  • Strong record of involvement in high school, community or church

For more information:

Deadline: There is no application required for this scholarship; the scholarship is automatically awarded to students who are admitted to Seton Hall and meet the eligibility requirements.




Name of Scholarship: Gettysburg College – STEM Scholars Program

Description/Requirements: A cohort of students will be chosen based on their interest in pursuing a major and career in a STEM-related field. We are looking for academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need to be part of the incoming STEM Scholars cohort.

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Suderman Conservatory of Music Scholarships

Description/Requirements: Several different scholarships available. Preference will be given to students focused on the keyboard/piano.

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: See website for more details – Audition required for all scholarships



Name of Scholarship: Rover Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500. Essay question – “Has technology caused you to feel more included in your community, or excluded?” GPA must be 3.0 or above.

How to apply:

Deadline: May 1, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Essay Contest for Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, & Atlas Shrugged

Description/Requirements: Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000. Open to students in grades 9 – 12.

How to apply:

Deadline:  April 19, 2019 & April 25, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Create a Greeting Card Scholarship


  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!
  • The applicant with the winning entry will receive a cash scholarship of $10,000 plus a $1,000 prize for their school.

How to apply:

Deadline: March 1, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction you choose to focus on. You may focus on distracted driving as a whole, or pick a specific kind of distracted driving, but the message/focus of your advertisement must be clear. You will be judged based on the quality of the content, it’s usability as an ad (billboard, commercial, PSA, poster, radio ad, etc.) and how it effectively convinces drivers to stay focused on the road. We are looking for creative, and helpful ads with maybe a bit of humor or irony.

Scholarship amount = $1,000

How to apply:

Deadline: December 31, 2018 & May 31, 2019



Name of Scholarship: Molloy College Scholarships

Scholars Program

A limited number of full tuition scholarships for full-time students. These are competitive & are renewable annually.

How to apply:

Deadline:  December 15, 2018 

Dominican Academic Scholarships

These are partial tuition scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 based on academic achievement. Recipients must be full-time freshmen.

How to apply:

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Molloy College Community Service Award Scholarship

Partial tuition awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year based on commitment to community and school

How to apply: Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Dept. from Mrs. K. Gillespie

Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Due back to Guidance by 2/11/19)

Fine Arts Scholarships

Awards ranging from partial to full tuition scholarships for full-time freshmen who are adjudged to have exceptional talent, or have proficiency in art or music. Qualifications are through audition, the submission of a portfolio, or other documented experience.

How to apply:

Girl Scouts Gold Award

This scholarship of $1,000 per academic year is awarded to a freshman candidate who is a Girl Scout Gold award recipient from the Long Island region. Molloy College is proud to offer this special incentive award to talented young women to encourage educational success.

How to apply:




Name of Scholarship: Baylor University

Description/Requirements: Various scholarship events – Distinguished Scholar Days, Invitation to Excellence, Baylor 2 Programs, Getterman Scholars Program

How to apply:

Deadline: See website for details


Name of Scholarship: Stonehill College Rockville Centre Diocesan Scholarship

Description/Requirements: All graduates from the Diocese of Rockville Centre high schools who are offered admission to Stonehill will receive a minimum of a $10,000 (up to $25,000) merit scholarship. This financial commitment is offered in recognition of the sacrifices families have made to provide their children a local faith-based education, the confidence we have in the preparation provided by the Diocese & the great potential of its graduates.

How to apply: No separate application is required unless need-based aid is sought. All merit scholarships are renewable for up to 3 subsequent years as long as the recipient remains a FT student in good academic standing & maintains an acceptable disciplinary record.

Application fee will be waived for our students. Please see your Guidance Counselor for a code to enter into the Common Application “My Colleges” section.



Name of Scholarship: National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Description/Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must apply to one of the following 9 WACE Partner Institutions listed – Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, RIT, SUNY Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology.


  • Cumulative HS GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application
  • Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the instiutio9n(s) selected on the application
  • Must be current HS seniors or transfer students
  • How to apply:

Deadline: February 4, 2019 (For Guidance Counselor to complete any necessary requirements) February 15, 2019 (Postmarked)



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, 2019
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