Scholarships

Scholarships will be updated as they become available to apply. Check this page periodically for new updates. Scholarships listed below in italic type are past the deadline date. Applications/information for each scholarship can also be found in the Student Services office in our Scholarship Bin. The following scholarships are open for applications:

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  • The College Board Opportunity Scholarships: (scroll half way down the page for eligibility information.)
  • Excelsior Scholarship Program: The Excelsior Scholarship application should open in November. In order to be eligible students must:
    • Be residents of New York State
    • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four year degree program
    • Take 30 credits ​per year and make progress towards graduation
    • Maintain good academic standing
    • Be on track to graduate with an Associate’s Degree in two years or a Bachelor’s Degree in four years
    • Have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less

Students must apply for this scholarship. Visit ​www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior​ for more information. We recommend you reach out to your school’s financial aid office with any specific questions you may have.

  • Siena College: $52,000 in scholarships for every single Siena Saint
    • When you invest in Siena College, they invest in you.
    • The Siena College guarantee:
      • Rewards every admitted student who fill out the FAFSA with at least $52,000 in scholarships towards their degree.
      • Promises you will earn your degree in four years or Siena pays for the rest.
    • Pairs you with an advisor to create a custom career experience (internships, entrepreneurship project, research or study abroad or service trip). Click here for more information about Siena College.
  • SUNY Plattsburgh: SUNY Plattsburgh has broadened their scholarship criteria for Capital District students – increasing the likelihood that our students will receive scholarships.
    • $3,500 Freshmen Merit or $3,500 Academic Excellence Scholarships
    • High-achieving students are now eligible to receive one of these two scholarships, renewable for up to eight semesters – totaling $14,000!
    • Each scholarship is deducted from non-tuition education costs, allowing the student’s award to be stackable on top of the Excelsior Scholarship.
    • Click here to assess your child’s eligibility and award amounts using our scholarship calculator – completely customized for each student!

Scholarships Open to Juniors

With the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, students in the Class of 2021 can take important steps on the path to college while earning scholarship opportunities along the way. The following scholarships are now open for you: Build Your College List and Practice for the SAT®. Please review the information on the website on how to proceed with these scholarship opportunities.

          may 2020 Deadline

          • The Fred Male Memorial Scholarship: A $1,000 award given to a Schuylerville High School senior who will be pursuing a career or continuing his/her education in construction, heavy equipment operation, or a related labor field. The selection panel will give preference to an applicant with academic merit in the specified fields of study or related academics and with enthusiasm about the future following high school. Applications are available in Student Services, as well as online. Deadline: May 1
          • Tri-County Branch of the Women’s National Farm & Garden Association: eligible applicants must be planning on majoring in agriculture, environmental, forestry, horticulture, oceanographic, or related field. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: May 1
          • Bridging People & Places Scholarship in memory of Dave Vanderzee (founder of Willard Mountain Ski Area): Applicant must have faced a serious illness or serious life crisis; must be enrolled in a certified technical, vocational training program, undergraduate, or graduate program for the semester following the application. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: May 30
          • Old Saratoga Historical Association $500 and $300 Scholarships: Scholarships will be awarded to two Schuylerville High School seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college this fall. Students must write a 600-word essay on “the role Philip Schuyler played in the development of Old Saratoga (Schuylervilleor how living in a historic village or area has influenced my life.” Applicant must also write a short statement with name, address, career plans, and college they will be attending. Handouts are available in Student Services. Deadline: May 1
          • Capital District Counseling Association Scholarship: Open to seniors who will be attending a college in the Capital Region. Students must complete an application, write a 250-500 word essay and have a teacher or school counselor write letter of recommendation. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: May 1
          • Dollars for Scholars: Our local chapter gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships at our graduation ceremony for eligible students. The Schuylerville online application can be found here.
            • Once you are on the home page, click on the ‘Students and Parents’ tab at the top of the page.
            • On this next page, under Student and Parent Login, click on the red Login. This will open the Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars Student Center. You should see ‘Don’t have an account yet? Create one here’.
            • After clicking on that link in Schuylerville Junior-Senior High School, under ‘High School Name’ and click on the blue link that reads ‘Choose this school’.
            • You will then be directed to several pages of info that students need to fill in; only those with asterisks are required. For questions about the Dollars for Scholars Program, please contact Lisa Schwartz at lisas@schuylerville.org or 695-3255 ext. 1352 or follow up with your counselor. Deadline: May 15
          • Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship (Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame): Applicant must be from Saratoga County and demonstrate an record of academic excellence, exemplary service to the community and a strong interest in pursuing future studies in history and/or the arts. Application is available in Student Services (or ask your counselor for a pdf copy). Deadline: May 15
          • American Public Works Association Scholarship: Eligible applicant must plan to attend an accredited institution of higher learning during the fall of 2020 and major in a course of study that encompasses the fields of Engineering, Public Works Management / Administration / Operation or other programs within the public works profession. Application is available in Students Services (or ask your counselor for a pdf copy). Deadline: May 15
          • Sundae on the Farm Agricultural Scholarship: Applicant must be a resident of Saratoga County, successfully attending and pursuing an agricultural degree at a college or university, and pursuing an agricultural career to seek employment in the agricultural industry. Application is available in Student Services (or ask your counselor for a pdf copy). Deadline: May 21
          • Adirondack School Counseling Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must be planning to attend a 4-year college or university and plan to study human services, psychology, or a related “helping” field. Students must also demonstrate a record of serving others in a humanitarian way. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: May 15
          • Mohawk-Hudson American Society of Civil Engineers: eligible applicants must plan to major in an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Civil Engineering. Students must write an essay, submit an official high school transcript, and a list of voluntary or extra-curricular activities. Please reach out to your school counselor for an application. Deadline: May 22
          • The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP) Scholarship: eligible applicants must plan on attending an Albany area college, university, or trade program. A 500 word essay on “What I do to Encourage Others” is required. More application details can be found on the scholarship application, which is available from your school counselor. Deadline: May 18
          • Operation Adopt A Soldier Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a graduating senior, have or had a service member in his/her family, and write an essay on the topic “What war and our troops being deployed to war-torn areas of the world and other parts of the world mean to me.” Essay should be between 250-300 words and should not involve politics. Please contact your school counselor for additional application requirements. Deadline: May 15
          • Ralph E. McKernon Memorial Scholarship: eligible applicants must reside in Washington County and graduate from a high school outside of Washington County, must be in good academic standing at the end of their first semester of college, must be accepted by an accredit college in the field of engineering. Applications are available from your school counselor. Deadline: May 10
          • The Hayes Humanitarian Scholarship: applicants must submit an essay entitled: “HOW MY CHOSEN CAREER WILL BENEFIT HUMANITY.” The essay should be a maximum of 2 pages in length (double spaced). Deadline: All essays should be submitted to Ms. LeBaron in the Main Office no later than Friday, May 29.
          • For ALUMNI of Newmeadow School – The Funiciello Scholarship: presented annually to a former Newmeadow student who is a graduating high school senior accepted to a two or four year college or university. Other eligibility requirements are described in the scholarship application. Additional information and the scholarship can be found here. Please note the DEADLINE has been extended to May 31. Also, the webpage may indicate that the application is for 2019. Please use the link provided and indicate that you are applying for the 2020 scholarship.

          June 2020 Deadline

          • 2020 Choose Vermont Scholarship Program: this program will award twelve (12) $5,000 scholarships to students who commit to attend a participating Vermont school by June 1st. Both out-of-state and Vermont students are eligible to enter. Full scholarship details are available online. Deadline:June 1
          • Black Horses Athletic Scholarship: applicants must submit an application, along with an essay that answers the following question: What has being part of a Black Horses team meant to you? Please contact your school counselor for an application. Deadline: June 1
          • Capital District Chapter of the NYS School Facilities Association Scholarship: Applicant must have a GPA of C or better. Additional application requirements include: a completed application, transcript, letter of recommendation, an essay, description of curriculum to be taken at the higher education institution, and proof of membership in the Capital District Chapter of the NYS Schools Facilities Association (please see your counselor for this proof.) Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: June 1

          AUGUST 2020 Deadline

          • Washington County Fair Scholarships: applicants must currently be, or previously have been, active in the Washington County Fair. Click here for an online application. Deadline: August 1.
          Past Scholarship Opportunities
          • NOVEMBER 2019 Deadline

            • Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a US Citizen (applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks); applicants will be judged based on leadership, financial need, and scholarship. Deadline: November 5, 2019
            • The Spirit of Prudential Community Award: this award program celebrates volunteerism! If you are in grades 5-12 and have participated in a volunteer activity in the last year, you are eligible to apply for this award. Students must complete and submit an online application to his/her counselor/principal by November 5th. Please see your counselor for more information!
            • The American Legion “A Constitutional Speech Contest”: the purpose of the Oratorical Scholarship Program Speech Contest is to develop knowledge and appreciation of the United State’s Constitution. Scholarship money is available depending on the level of advancement a student makes through the contest. Prepared speeches are required to be no less than 8 minutes yet no greater than 10 minutes in length and must be memorized by the student and then presented to an audience. Speeches and an application form are due by November 16, 2019. Applications are available in Student Services.

            December 2019 Deadline

            • Boston University Trustee Scholarship: eligible applicants rank at the top of their class and are strong leaders in both their school and their community. If interested in applying, students must submit their application for admission to Boston University, along with the Trustee Scholarship essay, by December 1, 2019.
            • Elmira College is providing full tuition scholarships to five incoming first year students for Fall 2020. Eligible applicants for the Elmira Scholars program will need to have a 3.7 GPA as well as 1300 SAT or 28 ACT composite. For more information about the Elmira Scholars Program, please click here. Deadline EXTENDED to December 11, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m
            • Farm Credit East FFA Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be active in FFA with a current SAE. Deadline: December 31, 2019
            • NHS Scholarship: eligible applicants are seniors in good standing who are members of National Honor Society. Please see Mrs. McKinley for the application.
            • Petroske Riezenman & Meyers Divorce Scholarship: available to all high school seniors and current college students. Special consideration given to those with divorced parents. More information can be found here. Deadline: December 31, 2019
            • Violet Richardson Award: given by the Soroptimist International of Saratoga County to celebrate young women between the ages of 14-18 for their volunteerism. The SISC will give priority to those who have demonstrated the ability to identify a problem and created a solution to solve it (i.e.: fighting drugs, crime, and violence; focusing on environmental issues; etc.). Applicants who have shown significant accomplishments in volunteerism will also be highly considered. Applications can be found online. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

          January 2020 Deadline

          • Elks Legacy Awards: eligible applicants must be a child or grandchild of a living Elk member in good standing; applicants must have taken the SAT or ACT by 12/21/19; more information can be found online. Deadline: January 31.
          • The New York Credit Union Association Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be a member in good standing of a participating New York credit union. Judging will be based on both subjective criteria and weighted, objective criteria. These include academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities, essay, etc. Deadline: January 10
          • SEFCU Scholarships: A variety of scholarships are available for students based on academic performance, community service, leadership positions, and an essay.  Scholarships are open to students who are planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university.  Deadline: January 10
          • Clarkson Ignite Presidential Fellowship program: This is a merit-based scholarship covering all tuition costs for 10 first-time students entering Clarkson in fall 2020 for four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study. Applying for this award is easy!Students only need to do TWO things:
            • Apply to Clarkson for Early Decision or Regular Decision
            • Students must submit either a 200-word essay or 2- to 3-minute video on the following topic: Clarkson students strive to ignite their passions and turn them into innovations with impact. What passion(s) will you ignite at Clarkson? What innovation(s) do you dream of and what impact will it (they) have on the world? (You will receive instructions on how to apply for scholarships and special financing options once you apply to Clarkson University.)

            For students applying for Early Decision (deadline December 1, 2019), the Clarkson Ignite Presidential Fellowship application is due by December 15, 2019. For those applying for Regular Decision, the due date is January 15.

          • FFA Scholarship Program: A variety of scholarship opportunities are available for both members and non-members of FFA. Be sure to check out the FFA Scholarship Catalog for more information! Deadline: January 15.
          • John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Eligible applicants must submit an essay of 700-1000 words (with five sources) describing an act of political courage (at the local, state, or national level) by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917. More detailed essay contest information can be found online. Deadline: January 17.

          March 2020 Deadline

          • The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY): eligible applicants must be a senior planning to enroll in an accredited technical post-secondary school; be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member; serve as a Junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or Ram, volunteer firefighter, or EMS volunteer.; must demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and the community. Deadline: March 15
          • SUNY ADK Scholarship: Deadline March 1
          • First New York Credit Union: eligible applicants must be a member of First New York Federal Credit Union. Applicants must complete an essay of 250 words or less describing what motivates them to succeed and why. Additionally, applicants must submit a completed and signed application form, a letter of reference, high school transcript, and resume. First New York Federal Credit Union will be offering four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students. Application deadline: March 6
          • New York Farm Bureau: Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors preparing for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry. Applicants must live or work on a farm or be involved with agriculture through another venue. Farm Bureau membership is required. Deadline: March 1
          • Saratoga County Educational Local 864 – CSEA Local Scholarship: three scholarship opportunities are available for children of employees represented by Local 864. Scholarship selection will be based on: an essay, school activities, academic record, outside work/community service, and personal goals. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: March 27
          • Youth2Youth Helping Youth Community Service Incentive Award: applicants must submit an application, along with an essay on how community service has played a role in your life and how your volunteer actions have shaped your life. The essay should also include a “community service memory” that was significant and why. Additional application requirements can be found on the application. Please stop by Student Services to pick up an application. Deadline: March 2
          • 2020 Adirondack Paralegal Association Scholarship: Applicants seeking this $500 scholarship must submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation, a current official transcript, and a short essay of no more than 1,000 words as detailed in the application. The applicant is NOT required to be entering the legal field to apply for this scholarship. It is open to all students attending their first year college regardless of major or location of college. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: March 9
          • NYSUT Retiree Council 10 Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education at either a two-year college transfer program or a four-year college. The applying student will complete a scholarship application, respond to two essay questions, and submit two letters of recommendation. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: March 20
          • First New York Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be a member of First New York Federal Credit Union in good standing. Applicants must complete an essay of 250 words or less describing what motivates them to succeed and why. Additionally, applicants must submit a completed and signed application form, a letter of reference, high school transcript, and resume. First New York Federal Credit Union will be offering four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students. Applications are available in Student Services, as well as online. Deadline: March 6
          • Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. 2020 Scholar Incentive/Merit Award: Eligible applicants for this scholarship must come from a traditionally underrepresented group in higher education, live in the capital region, have a C+ (75%) or higher grade point average, be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution, be determined to “be in need of financial assistance,” and demonstrate the ability and potential to succeed. Applicants must submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript. Applications are available in Student Services, as well as online. Deadline: March 20
          • Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Inc. Scholarship: offers a scholarship to a student who plans to pursue his/her education at a two or four year accredited registered professional nursing program. Deadline: if you plan to pursue this path, please see Mrs. Rust or Mrs. O’Brien before March 15

          • Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member and serve as a current Junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter, or a volunteer with an EMS unit. Applications are available online. Deadline: March 15

          • Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarships: Three scholarships will be offered each in the amount of $1,000. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently being treated for epilepsy and have plans for continued education beyond high school. Additional application materials are outlined in the scholarship application available in Student Services. Deadline: March 20

          April 2020 Deadline

          • 2020 National High School Essay Contest: Students must submit an essay on “why diplomacy and peace-building matter.” More specific information can be found online. Deadline: April 6
          • Hudson Mohawk AHEC Scholarship: Students must be entering an approved health care related program at a local community college, university, training entity within NYS and/or a certification program. Applicants must be from Saratoga, Warren, or Washington counties. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: April 6
          • YMCA Earth Service Award: eligible applicants must be in grades 10-12 and reside in Warren, Washington, Albany, Rensselaer or Saratoga County. Selection criteria includes: the contribution a student has made to the environment, leadership skills that were demonstrated, and the extent to which the student has encouraged others to understand/appreciate the environment. Applications can be found in Student Services. Deadline: April 1
          • The Bill Shrader Sr. Memorial Scholarships: The purpose of the program is to encourage and support young runners in their efforts to make running a lifelong part of a healthy lifestyle. On an annual basis, six $3,000 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to runners planning to attend a college, university or community college on a full-time basis. The awards will be limited to track or cross-country runners currently attending a Section II high school. The HMRRC Selection Committee will determine the Scholarship award winners; they will be announced by May 1, 2020. Click here to apply. Deadline: April 1
          • CEN Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be seniors who have been accepted at an accredited two or four year college, university, or trade school; plan to enroll in a major which can lead to qualifying for a position with a manufacturer, and be a resident of Saratoga or Washington county. Click here to apply. Deadline: April 30
          • Tri-County School Food Services Directors Scholarship: A $500 scholarship for a graduating senior pursuing a career in hospitality, food/beverage, nutrition/dietetics or a related field. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Applications are available in Student Services, as well as online. Deadline: April 1.
          • Alpha Kappa Alpha / Delta Mu Omega Chapter Scholarship: applicants must be a (female) graduating senior and be enrolled full-time in an accredited 4-year college/university. Applications are available in Student Services and also online. Deadline: April 3
          • Schuylerville Community Theater: eligible applicants must be pursuing a degree in Music, Dance, Drama, or Theater Arts. Applications can be found online. Deadline: April 20
          • Saratoga Builders Association and the “Bob Best” Scholarship: applicants must be pursuing a construction industry education at a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university; the scholarship can be used to purchase tools for employment. Only the first 25 applications will be reviewed, so apply early! Applications can be found in Student Services. Deadline: April 1
          • Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society Scholarship: applicant must be pursuing a major in one of the following qualifying fields of study – Landscape Designer/Architect, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Maintenance, Gardener/Groundskeeper, Golf Course Maintenance, Arborist, Floral Design, Biology (with a concentration in Plant Sciences ONLY), Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science or other type of Horticulture major. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: April 9
          • NYS Association of Agricultural Affairs and NYS Showpeople’s Association: eligible applicants must be pursuing college degrees in an agricultural or fair management related field. More information can be found online. Deadline: April 10
          • 2020 Hudson Crossing Park (HCP) Seedling Award: applicant must have demonstrated outstanding dedication to his/her community and/or the environment; applicants must submit an essay of approximately 1,000 words or a 3-5 minute video describing how his/her leadership and service has made a positive difference in the environment and/or community, and how they plan to continue to have an impact through college and beyond. Deadline: April 3
          • The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 2020 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship: open to students in Saratoga County who wish to pursue studies in history or the arts. Application can be found in Student Services. Deadline: April 10
          • SEFCU – The Robert Cornute Memorial Scholarship: applicant must be the primary member on a SEFCU account, be a senior in high school, agree to use all scholarship funds at an accredited educational institution by January 31, 2021, and provide evidence of current involvement in extracurricular and/or volunteer service related to diversity and inclusion efforts. Click here to apply. Deadline: April 3
          • Home Made Theater – Jonathan Foster Memorial Theater Arts Award: Applicant must be pursuing courses in Theater Arts, either as a performer or on a technical level; application materials can be found on the application found in Student Services. Deadline: April 15
          • Women’s Republican Club of Saratoga County: Applicant must be a resident of Saratoga County graduating from high school in 2020. Application must include an essay (up to 400 words) describing applicant’s community involvement, volunteer experience, and plans for community involvement in the future. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline: April 1
          • Fort Edward Historical Association High School Senior Student Art Show & Scholarship Competition: Open to all high school seniors residing in Saratoga County who have been accepted into a College Fine Arts Program; entry forms are available in Student Services, as well as from art teachers. Deadline: April 17