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Here's information on some scholarship and funding opportunities available to high school students. More information on these and other scholarships is available in the Student Services Center. Please note: many scholarships are offered annually, so if the deadline has passed, check back again.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: For students who have made a difference through volunteering. $1,000 award and trip to Washington, D.C. Link to website to apply. Deadline: November 2, 2012.
Soroptimists of the Adirondacks' Violet Richardson Award: $1,000 award given to young women between the ages of 14 and 17 in Washington, Warren and Northern Saratoga County who volunteer in their communities. Download/view PDF. Deadline: December 1, 2012.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Based on leadership activities, honors/awards, community service and financial need. More than 500 scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: December 7, 2012.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Freedom in Academia Student Essay Contest: High school seniors invited to write an in-depth essay explaining why free speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education and how abuses of these rights harm the college experience. First place: $10,000; second place: $5,000; runners up (three awards): $1,000; second runners up (four awards): $500. Link to website to apply online. Deadline: january 2, 2013.
Burger King Scholarship Program: Awards of $1,000 and $50,000 to graduating students; additional awards available to Burger King employees and their dependent children. Link to website to apply. Deadline: january 10, 2013 or when 50,000 applications have been submitted.
Empire State Potato Growers, Inc.: Scholarships of $500 per academic year for up to four years. Full-time academic study in the field of agriculture; eligibility also depends on academic achievement and leadership abilities. Download/view PDF. Link to website to apply. Deadline: january 15, 2012.
Credit Union Association of New York: Scholarships in the amount of $500 or $1,000 to member in good standing of a participating New York credit union. Selection criteria include academic achievement, extra curricular and community activities and a 300- to 500-word essay, etc. Download/view PDF. Deadline: january 18, 2013.
2013 New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Major Scholarship: Four-year scholarship worth a total of $10,000. Applicants must be enrolling in a full-time college program with a focus on environmental issues. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: january 23, 2013.
2013 New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Scholarships: Offering six scholarships ($1,500 each) to: Two children of NYWEA members, two students enrolled at a college or university with an NYWEA student chapter and two high school students who will be enrolled in an environmentally related program at a four-year college or university. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: january 23, 2013.
Upper Hudson River Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA): Up to two $500 scholarships awarded based on essay relating to Quality Deer Management Association and pursuit of a degree in a field of study that would contribute to the enhancement of the organization. Download/view PDF. Link to Facebook page. Deadline: february 1, 2013.
PDK Prospective Educator Scholarships: Variety of scholarship opportunities for students who intend to major in education. Download/view PDF. Deadline: march 1, 2013.
Junior League Rockwell Scholarship Award: Scholarship award of no less than $1,000. Applicants must be females living in the Capital District who are involved in volunteer organizations or activities that have the same or a similar focus as those of the Junior League of Albany. Requires essay. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: march 1, 2013.
Association of Fire Districts Ned Carter Scholarship: Four awards of $1,500 scholarships. Eligible applicants are those entering careers of services to the community (fire service-related, nursing, social work, health-related services, teacher, librarian, etc.). Download/view PDF. Deadline: must be postmarked by march 2, 2013.
Firemen's Association of New York State (FANYS) Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship Program: Applicant or applicant's parent must be FANYS member in good standing. Fifteen $1,000 scholarships awarded to volunteer firefighter or EMS volunteer. Download/view PDF. Deadline: march 15, 2013.
NYSUT Retiree Council 10 Scholarship: $500 scholarship to one student from each of the following four counties: Saratoga, Washington, Albany and Rensselaer. For aspiring educators. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: Postmarked by march 22, 2013.
Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards: Offering nine scholarships worth $1,500 each to students in New York who are in a city or town served by Berkshire Bank. Applicants must have record of volunteerism in non-school-sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities, minimum 3.0 GPA and annual family income below $75,000. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: 4 p.m. on march 27, 2013.
Chief Executives Network (CEN) for Manufacturing in the Capital Region Scholarship: For students who plan to major in a field that leads to employment with a manufacturer. Download/view PDF. Link to website. Deadline: april 1, 2013.