2018-2019 Scholarships

October Deadlines

Wendy's High School Heisman  Deadline October 17, 2018

 


Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships Deadline October 25, 2018

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 October 31, 2018 and champions will be notified by January 31, 2019. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

Coca-Cola Scholars-Deadline October 31, 2018

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 12, 2018

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 12, 2018

 

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 15, 2018.

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


January Deadlines

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Who is eligible?

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar candidates 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 high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the United States territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2018 or spring 2019.  Applicants living on a United States Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the United States are eligible.  Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2018 or spring 2019 are also eligible.
  • 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 2019-2020 academic year.
Apply at
https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/


Deadline January 4, 2019


UFirst Scholarship-
Criteria: Any College-Bound High School Senior who is attending college for the first time in the Fall of 2019

Deadline January 4, 2019-Application is Available in the Guidance Office



February Deadlines

WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship

Eligibility:  Awarded to a graduating senior. Student must be a WoodmenLife customer in good standing for three more years. Student's family must be a 100% WoodmenLife Family at time of application. Applicant must be planning on enrolling full-time in a two-or four year college or university or vocational school/technical school for the entire academic year the scholarship is awarded.

Amount up to $25,000. 

Apply at:https://www.woodmenlife.org/member-benefits/scholarships/

Deadline: February 15, 2019 


The Association of Fire Districts "Ned Carter" Scholarship- Deadline February 22 , 2019-

Amount: Four onetime $1500 scholarships

Eligibility : Must be related to a firefighter or be a fighter, or be related to any of the following: A Fire District Commissioner, Fire District Secretary, Fire District Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer, or Fire District Administrator/Manager or be an Explorer in a fire department that is currently a paid up member of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York.

Applications are available in he Guidance Office or at
https://www.afdsny.org/application.php

New York Water Environment Association Scholarships Deadline:February 28,2019

$10,000 (Major) Environmental Career Scholarship Application

The eligibility criteria for the $10,000 scholarship (paid out over four years) is as follows:

The recipient must be:

  • A qualifying high school senior
  • A New York State resident
  • Enrolled full-time in a B.S. or B.E. degree program with an environmental emphasis.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Apply at: http://nywea.org/scholarship/

$5,000 (Major) Nicholas J. Bartilucci Environmental Scholarship

The eligibility criteria for the $5,000 scholarship (paid out in one lump sum) is as follows:

The recipient must be:

  • A qualifying high school senior
  • A New York State resident
  • Enrolled full-time in a B.S. or B.E. degree program with an emphasis on public service.

Application deadline: February 28, 2019
Apply at:http://nywea.org/scholarship/

March Deadlines

WoodmenLife New York-New England Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Any graduating senior who is looking to attend an accredited 
 college, business, nursing or trade school that is a member of a Northeast Jurisdictional Lodge and in good standing for 1 year prior to March 1, 2019 application deadline . Student must be enrolled as a full time student for the 2019 Fall semester. 

Amount: $250

Deadline: Application must be sent certified mail and postmarked no later than March 1, 2019

Applications are available in the Guidance Office. 

Elaine Coffin Scholarship-
Deadline March 8, 2019
-Application available in the guidance office-Students who plan on majoring in nursing

ARC Foundation Scholarship-
 Deadline March 8, 2019-
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 8, 2019- 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, 2019

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, 2019-Applications are available in the guidance office.

April Deadlines

Dannemora Federal Credit Union

Amount $250 (renewable up to 4 years)

Eligibility; Any Student in the senior graduating class of a high school who is a current member or whose parent/guardian is a member of Dannemora Federal Credit Union

Applications: Are available in the Guidance Office

Deadline April 1, 2019

SAANYS 2109 Retiree Student Scholarship

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to any graduating senior. Student must be sponsored by a current active SAANYS active or associate retiree member in good standing. Students must have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, and plan to go on to higher education, and otherwise satisfy criteria of the SAANYS Retiree Scholarship Committee.

Amount: The award will be between $500-$1000

Applications are available in the Guidance Office or students can apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoUZOMCLMU6kcq0svxVALmC65r8COJAThsPUrV620Hqxw5Vw/viewform

Deadline: April 1, 2019


Champlain Valley Morgan Horse Association-(2) $500 scholarships. A graduating senior who is accepted to a two or four year accredited college. Preference will be given to students who will be pursuing an Equine or Agricultural field of study but not limited to those fields. Academic performance and financial need will be considered.

Application is in the Guidance Office and due  no later than April 5, 2019 and should be mailed to:


Mrs. Sharron Garden

CVMHA Scholarship
206 Spellman Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-5329


The Agricultural & Industrial Fair of Clinton County Inc. Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior who has been accepted into a college program. Preference will be given to a student who has participated in a minimum of three years of fair activities. 4-H Agent,FFA advisor, working for the fair during fair week, or other advisor may provide proof of participation. Preference will also be given to a student who is planning on pursuing an agricultural or industrial degree. The committee will evaluate applicants based on their academic record, financial need and educational plans for the future.

Amount: Two $200 scholarships

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Applications are available in the guidance office.

Plattsburgh Kiwanis Breakfast Club Scholarship- 1 $1000 scholarship awarded in two disbursements. Scholarship is open to any student who is pursuing a post-secondary program including a college degree at any level, professional certifications and or vocational training. Applications are available in the guidance office and due no later than April 15, 2019. Applications should be mailed to:

Plattsburgh Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2334
Plattsburgh, New York 12901


Donald Devirgeles Memorial Scholarship
Award: (1) $1000, (2) $500 scholarships, (4) $250 scholarships

Eligibility
: Must be planning on attending a two-or four-year college. Must have a GPA of at least 80%. Must write an essay describing why they are financially deserving of a scholarship.

Deadline: Must be received by April 19, 2019. Applications should be mailed to:

Adirondack Regional FCU
280 Park St.
Tupper Lake NY 12986
Attn: Scholarship Committee



WoodmenLife Andy Speare Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:Applicants must be a current member of Chazy Chapter 462, WoodmenLife in good standing for 1 year prior to March 31, 2018 to the application deadline.

Applicant must graduate from high school and have not received a scholarship from Chazy Chapter 462 before. The award must be used for educational purposes in college, business, nursing, or trade school. Student must be enrolled full time and proof of enrollment is required. Scholarship will paid following submission of first semester college transcri
pt.

Amount:
$250


Deadline: Application must be postmarked by April 13, 2019


Apply:
Applications are available in the Guidance Office

Shine on Scholarship

Eligibility: Be a Graduating North County Young Woman in Clinton, Essex or
Franklin Counties who intends to matriculate at SUNY Plattsburgh in the Fall of 2019.

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2019

To Apply: Go to http://www.shineongirl.org/ and click on tab labeled "More"

James Dean Wilson Memorial Scholarship- One $500 scholarship is available to any student graduating from Northern Adirondack Central School in June 2017 who will be attending Clinton Community College in the Fall 2017 semester. The award can be used to to purchase textbooks or applied to tuition expenses. Scholarship winners must attend the Strides for James event on May 13, 2107. Applications can be found online at  http://www.clinton.edu/alumni/scholarshipprogram.cxml  or in the Guidance office. Applications are due no later than April 22, 2019.

CVPH Foundation Scholarship-one $1000 scholarship available to any graduating senior at Northern Adirondack who will be entering a health care field of study such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pharmacy, radiology school, etc. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or athttps://www.cvph.org/Foundation/Programs-and-funds-scholarships  and due no later than April 24, 2019.

Bruce L. Crary Foundation Scholarship-Deadline April 29, 2019-Applicants must reside in Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton or Warren County. Applicants must be income- qualified and in need of financial assistance, annual adjusted gross income can not exceed $80,000. Children of school administrators are not eligible. Applications are to be submitted online at:  http://www.craryfoundation.org/

Brandon Sorrell Memorial Scholarship-Deadline April 30, 2019Additional information and the application are available at 
www.brandonsorrell.com 

May Deadlines

AES Northeast Scholarship
Award: Up to Four $500 scholarships

Eligibility: Students must be attending a high school in Clinton, Franklin, or Essex Counties. Applicant must be a graduating Senior in the year 2019. Applicants must be attending a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university in 2019/2020. Applicants must be majoring in Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Construction Management or related field.

Apply: Application is available in the Guidance office

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Dr. Karl and Ruth Kramer Northeastern Zone New York State Retired Teachers Association Scholarship-(2) $500 scholarships are available one in Clinton County and one in Essex County. Student must be accepted to a post secondary institution and be pursuing a career in the field of education. Students with demonstrated financial need and high school average of B or higher will be given preference.  Applications are available in the guidance office and are due no later than May 1, 2019.

Clinton County Canine Club-Fay S. Kolz Memorial Scholarship Fund-Deadline May 1, 2019-For students majoring in animal science who will be attending a two or four year accredited institution applications are available atwww.clintoncanine.org

CSEA Local 810 Clinton County Municipal & School District Employees Scholarship

Eligibility: Students must be the dependent (son, daughter, grandchild, step-son, step-daughter, niece, nephew) of a dues paying member in good standing of the: Association of Clinton County School and Municipal Employees Local 810

Amount: 3- $1000 scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Applications are available in the Guidance Office


The Sarah S. Vert Student Fund Committee-Deadline  Must be received by May 3, 2019 

A fund to help any Clinton County student who is headed to college who is both worthy and needy. Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office.

General Harry E. Knight Scholarship Fund-Deadline  Must be received by May 1, 2019-A fund to help any Clinton County student who is headed to Cornell University who is both worthy and needy. Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Salute To Labor Scholarship 
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Awarded to a student who is a union member or a child of a union member who is pursuing a post secondary education and will be enrolling as a freshman this fall.
Application: Interested students must be a resident of Clinton, Essex, or Franklin County. Be accepted at a trade school or college. Be a Union member or child of a union member. Be earning a high school diploma or GED to be awarded by June 30, 2018. Be a registered voter by application by due date. Provide 3 letters of reference: one from a teacher, one from a successful community member, one of the applicants choice. Must also submit a 250 word essay on one of the following topics: The benefits union membership has had on you and your family or Why it is important to take part in the election process.

Applications are available in the Guidance office and must be postmarked or delivered to the scholarship coordinator no later than May 3. 2019


American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship
Amount : one $1000 scholarship that is renewable up to 4 years.

Eligibility:  Any student who is planning on majoring in Civil Engineering at an ABET accredited institution.

Applications are
available in the Guidance office and due no later than May 3, 2019 

 ​Jane Boswell Memorial Scholarship- Two $500 scholarship awarded to any graduating senior who intends to major in a program leading to teaching certification. Applications are due to the guidance office no later than May 1, 2019, applications received after May 7, 2019 will not be reviewed. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. 


The Phil Bernard Honorary Scholarship Champlain Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
Amount: $250 scholarship

Eligibility: Student must not have received the scholarship previously and be a:
Female students of Clinton, Essex, or Franklin County, NY
Be in the process of completing your senior year of high school
Have participated in the Sweet Expectation workshop program, sponsored by the Champlain Valley Chorus on at least one opportunity
Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or a B average
Have plans to attend either a 2 or 4 year college

Applications must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2019 and are available in the guidance office

The Sarah Lawrence Memorial Scholarship-

 

The Sarah Lawrence Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 to honor the memory of Sarah and her commitment to improving the lives of children and her adopted community of Ellenburg, NY. Sarah was active on the Northern Adirondack Central School Board, in the NACS PTO, and was a tireless advocate for children.

In memory of Sarah, a scholarship of $250 will be awarded annually to a Northern Adirondack Central School graduating senior who meets the following criteria:

 Involved in community service, either independently or as part of a school organization.Graduating GPA of 3.0 or higher. Accepted to a college or university with intention to major in a human services field, including but not limited to, social work, education, or health care.

Money will be awarded in a single payment following verified completion of the first semester of college/university with a 3.0 average or greater and proof of enrollment for the second semester.

Application are available in the High School Guidance Office and are due no later than  May 15, 2019.


The Clinton County Board of Realtors Scholarship-One $1000 scholarship is available to any Clinton County graduating senior who is planning on continuing their education at any post secondary institution (i.e. College or Technical Vocational school. Applications for the scholarship is available in the Guidance Office. Completed applications must be received no later than May 24, 2019 and must be mailed to: Scholarship Committee, C/o Clinton County Board of Realtors, 25 Margaret Street Suite 2, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

August Deadlines

New York State STEM Incentive Program
Eligibility

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 public or private college located in NYS, 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 public or private college located in NYS;
  • maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher;
  • execute a Service Contract agreeing to reside and work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics in NYS for five years.  View the terms and conditions of the service contract.

Students matriculated in these programs of study may be eligible for a STEM Incentive Program award. The program of study must result in an approved occupation.

Award Amount

A recipient receives an annual award for full-time study up to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (SUNY), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the standard SUNY tuition rate is a maximum of $6,870 per year.

The STEM Incentive Program award will be reduced by the amount of any other tuition-only assistance award, such as the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), received.

The number of awards to be made under this Program to students attending private degree-granting institutions is subject to available funding.

Note: Any award payment received may have tax implications. Any questions regarding this should be directed to a tax professional, the Internal Revenue Service, or the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

Deadline: August 15, 2019

Duration

A recipient is entitled to annual award payments for not more than four academic years of full-time undergraduate study while matriculated in an approved program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics or five years if the program of study requires five years.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application.  Be sure to print the Application Confirmation, sign and submit it, along with the required documentation, according to the instructions. You must also submit the FAFSA and the NYS Student Aid Payment Application.

Recipient Selections

For students attending a private degree-granting college or university located in NYS, recipients will be selected using a lottery method.

Payment

A recipient is not required to submit another NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program Web Application once awarded this scholarship, but must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS Student Aid Payment Application each year to receive payment.

Awards will be paid directly to the colleges on behalf of students upon the successful completion of each term. Successful completion of a term means the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements for the award.

Frequently Asked Questions

View commonly asked questions pertaining to STEM.