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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 12/17/20)



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

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Name of Scholarship: GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship Program

Description/Requirements: Each year, the program selects numerous college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

How to apply:

Deadline: January 5, 2021



Name of Scholarship: Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Description/Requirements: The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate.

How to apply: Click here for more information & to apply

Deadline: February 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm



Name of Scholarship: LIMACON: Dr. Jon Pil Lee Memorial Scholarship

Description/Requirements: The Long Island Mathematics Conference Board is proud to provide college scholarships for deserving African American, Native American and Hispanic high school students. These students must plan to major in mathematics at an accredited college or university of their choice. ​Candidates intending to major in mathematics and who address their love of mathematics in their personal essay will be given priority in consideration for this award. Only high school seniors are eligible to apply.

The Dr. Jong Pil Lee Scholarship has been a key function of the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board and scholarships are awarded annually at the LIMAÇON conference. Dr. Lee, along with Judy Broadwin, launched our program, which is currently spearheaded by Art Kalish and Bruce Waldner. Applications are reviewed by members of the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board and awardees are determined. The scholarship was originally a $1000 award but the current scholarship amounts to $1500 for each recipient.

After the unfortunate death of our founder, Dr. Jong Pil Lee, the scholarship was named in his honor. Learn more about Dr. Lee.

How to apply: Click here for more information & to apply

Deadline: February 21, 2021



Name of Scholarship: St. Joseph’s University John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science & Mathematics

Description/Requirements: Awards three 4-year, full-tuition scholarships and three, 4-year partial-tuition scholarships to highly qualified women majoring in one of the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Undecided Natural Sciences

For more information & to apply, click here

Deadline: February 1, 2021



Name of Scholarship: El Dabe  Ritter Law Scholarship

Description/Requirements: At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.


The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. We will not verify how it’s used.

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester
  • There is no application fee

How to apply: Click here

Deadline: June 30, 2021



Name of Scholarship: Foot Locker Scholar Athlete

Description/Requirements: The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.

For more information & to apply, click here

Deadline: January 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm



Name of Scholarship: 1 for 2 Education Foundation Scholarship

Description/Requirements: This scholarship is all about paying it forward. Applicants must have a 3.7+ GPA and pledge to pay for a comparable scholarship grant for two people (not related to them), over the course of their lifetime. $25,000 - 2-10 winners.

For more information & to apply, click here

Deadline: February 16, 2021 (or when they receive 500 applications – whichever comes first)



Name of Scholarship: Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union – The Patrick McNeill Memorial Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union offers college-bound high school seniors the opportunity to compete for the Patrick McNeill Memorial Scholarship. As a volunteer during the early years of the Credit Union, Pat McNeill dedicated his time and energy to serve others. Mr. McNeill was an original director of the credit union in 1969 and served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, three as President. Four scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each are awarded and two $500 awards. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a member at Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union. If you are not yet a member, you can become one today.

How to apply:

Deadline: RECEIVED by January 30, 2021



Name of Scholarship: Rover Scholarship

Description/Requirements: Write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2,500. Essay question – “How has technology impacted the person you are today?” GPA must be 3.0 or above.

How to apply:

Deadline: May 1, 2021



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 more than $30,000. Open to students in grades 9 – 12.

How to apply:

Deadline:  April 29, 2021



Name of Scholarships: Discover Student Loans Sweepstakes

Description/Requirements: Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.

How to apply:

Deadline: January 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm



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 9, 2021



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 = $1,500

How to apply:

Deadline: December 31, 2020



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: No application required, automatically awarded to twenty students annually in the late spring as long as the application for admission is submitted by the January 15 deadline.

* Several other Scholarships for Seton Hall can be viewed on the above website as well *



Name of Scholarship: The Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Description/Requirements: Scholarship opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander college students for the 2020-2021 school year.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

How to apply:

Deadline:  January 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm



Name of Scholarship: Ron Brown Scholar Program

Description/Requirements: US Citizen, Black/African American, Current HS Senior who demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service and demonstrate financial need are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Deadline: January 9, 2021  (postmarked deadline)



Adelphi University

Adelphi awards generous scholarships to incoming undergraduate students every year ranging from $10,000 to $28,000-plus. Last year, we awarded more than $80.1 million in scholarships and grants to our undergraduates, and 88.6 percent of full-time undergraduates received Adelphi scholarships and grants—money that doesn't need to be repaid.

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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 approx.. January)

Deadline: Middle of February (TBA)




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: Applications available October 2020



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