2017-2018 Scholarships

October Deadlines
Wendy's High School Heisman  Deadline October 2, 2017

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships Deadline October 25, 2017

Coca-Cola Scholars-Deadline October 31, 2017




November Scholarships


Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship 

 
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.

The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:
  • Articulates his or her challenges and recognizes the need for self-advocacy
  • Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals
  • Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals
  • Participates in school and community activities
  • Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.
  • Submit current financial information
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports and/or accommodations.
    • Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD. 
  • Be a United States citizen
 Apply at: http://apply.ncld.org/\

Deadline November 6, 2017

Anne Ford Scholarship 


The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:
  • Articulates his or her challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
  • Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
  • Participates in school and community activities
  • Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
  • Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues
  • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
  • Demonstrates financial need
To be eligible for the Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • Submit current financial information
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations.
    • Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD. 
  • Be a United States citizen

Apply at: http://apply.ncld.org/
Deadline November 6, 2017

 

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Apply at: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm


December Scholarships 
​ACT Student Champions-

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due by December 31, 2017 and champions will be notified by April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

January Deadlines
2018 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program-Deadline January 4, 2018

UFirst Scholarship- Deadline January 5, 2018-Scholarship is Available in the Guidance Office

February Deadlines
The Association of Fire Districts "Ned Carter" Scholarship- Deadline February 24 , 2018-Applications are available in he Guidance Office or at
https://www.afdsny.org/application.php

New York Water Environment Association-Deadline:February 28,2018

March Deadlines
American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship-15, $5000 scholarships awarded to candidates who are sons, daughters, grandsons. granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the armed services during:

Scholarship Criteria

Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below.

WW I   April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918
WW II   December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
Korean War   June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
Vietnam War   February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Lebanon and Grenada   August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama   December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Desert Shield/Storm
Gulf War/War on Terrorism
  August 2, 1990 to date of cessation


Applications are available in the Guidance Office or at https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors-National-Presidents--Scholarship/ and are due no later than March 1, 2018.

American Legion Auxiliary Spirt of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members 2017- 5, $5000 scholarships awarded to candidates who have ben a junior member of The American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years. Applications are available in the guidance office or at:   https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Spirit-of-Youth-Scholarship-Fund/and are due no later than March 1, 2018.


Elaine Coffin Scholarship-Deadline March 3, 2018-Application available in the guidance office-Students who plan on majoring in nursing

ARC Foundation Scholarship-
 Deadline March 3, 2018-
Application available in the guidance office-Students who plan on majoring in nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Sociology, Special Education, Human Services, or Social Work.

Joyce Ashe Scholarship-Deadline March 3, 2018- Application is available in the guidance office-any adult or high school student going into a higher education or certificate program which may include but not limited to special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy.


Gerard J. Bucknmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship Program: 25 $1500 scholarships


For students who are a member or child of a member of the FASNY

Must be a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning or an accredited technical post-secondary school.

Student must be a current Junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer fire department.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, a certificate of acceptance from an institution of higher learning, a one page essay on "How Community Involvement in the Fire Service Has Affected My Life" and a complete description of extracurricular activities.

Applications are available at http://www.fasny.com/awards/fasny-gerard-j-buckenmeyer-volunteer-scholarship/
and due no later than March 15, 2018

Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Scholarship- 
Amount: (6) $1000 scholarships
Eligibility: Any graduating senior who is planning on pursuing a career in education.
Applications are available in the guidance office and due no later than March 1, 2018

Dottie Harvey Memorial Scholarship- Students who residents of Clinton County who meet the following criteria: scholarship, citizenship, personality, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness, general worthiness, financial need, extracurricular participation and awards.-Deadline March 15, 2018-Applications are available in the guidance office.

The Amy Bindleglass Memorial Scholarship-Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2018-Application information is avalible in the guidance office.

April Deadlines

Brandon Sorrell Memorial Scholarship-Deadline April 30, 2018-Additional information and the application are available at 
www.brandonsorrell.com