2020-21 scholarships will be updated as they become available to apply. Check this page periodically for new updates. Applications/information for each scholarship can also be found in the Student Services office in the scholarship bin.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are now open for class of 2022 students. The program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get to college. You are encouraged to sign up for this program. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges you’re interested in, for a chance at a $500 scholarship!
Alfred University is excited to announce the Alfred University Scholar Award! One current student from EVERY high school in New York State will be eligible for a scholarship to Alfred University. The selected recipient will receive $30,000 per year if enrolling in Alfred’s Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Performing Arts, Mechanical, or Renewable Energy Engineering programs or $18,000 per year if enrolling in their School of Art & Design, Biomaterials Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Glass Engineering Science or Materials Science and Engineering programs. Please let Mrs. O’Brien or Mrs. Rust know if you are considering Alfred University!
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 online. Deadline: April 1 by 5:00 p.m.
Bill Shrader Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club): eligible applicants must have participated in track or cross-country at a Section II high school and plan to attend a two or four-year college full-time while continuing to participate in track or cross-country. Click here for the application. Deadline: April 1
Tri County School Food Service Directors Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a graduating senior who is continuing their education and pursuing a career in the field of food service/hospitality (ex: chef, cook-manager, restaurant, school, foodservice, or nutrition/dietetics). This scholarship may be applied toward any further education such as culinary school, college, or a certification program. Click here for the application. Deadline: April 9
Jonathan Foster Memorial Theater Arts Award (Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs): eligible applicants must be planning to pursue courses in the theater arts, either as a performer or on the technical level. Application information can be found here. Deadline: April 15
Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship (Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame): applicants must be from Saratoga County and demonstrate a 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 here. Deadline: April 9
Women’s Republican Club of Saratoga County: applicants must be a resident of Saratoga County graduating from high school in 2021. Application must include an essay (up to 400 words) describing applicant’s community involvement, volunteer experience, and plans for community involvement in the future. Application is available here. Deadline: April 1
Upstate NY Hosta Society Scholarship: applicants must be planning to pursue a course of study in one of the following fields: Landscape Designer/Architect, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Maintenance, Gardener/Groundskeeper, Golf Course Maintenance, Turfgrass Arborist, Floral Design, Biology (concentration in Plant Science), Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science or some other type of Horticulture major. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 1
Alfred Kahler Scholarship (Baptist Health System, Inc.): applicants must be a graduating high school student who will use the scholarship to offset the cost of study as they pursue employment in a health-care related field. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 23
The Saratoga Builders Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate current or past involvement in the construction field (including classes taken in high school), and be planning to pursue an education or career in the construction industry. Applications must include a high school or college transcript, or a list of construction classes taken, as well as a short essay on why they are interested in pursuing a career in the field. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, and only the first 25 completed applications will be accepted. For more information and to receive an application, contact Barry Potoker, the association’s executive director, at 518-366-0946 or email@example.com.
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 County Farm Bureau: applicant must be pursuing post-secondary education for a career in agriculture or agribusiness; Farm Bureau membership is not required. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 1
2021 CAP COM Scholarship Program: Applications are being accepted for the following scholarships: Legacy Scholarship, Trade Scholarship, Technology Scholarship, Reinvestment into Learning Scholarship, and Making a Difference Awards for Students and Educators. Deadline: April 30
The Adirondack School Counselor Association: a $1,500 scholarship to a senior planning to attend a 4-year college or university. Eligibility requirements include: Student plans to study human services, sociology, psychology or a related “helping” field and student has a demonstrated record of serving others in a humanitarian way. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 30
The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarship: offering three college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll at at post high school institution of higher learning. Application, as well as a list of required application materials, can be found here. Deadline: April 19
PB & J Scholarship: Eligible applicants must have experienced personal challenges that negatively impacted their academic performance. Deadline: May 31 (priority deadline: December 31)
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. Application is available here. Deadline: May 1
The Saratoga Snowmobile Association, Inc. (SSA) Scholarship: applicants must be planning to attend a trade, two-year or four-year school in the fall and must be a member of or have a parent/legal guardian be a member of the SSA. The application can be found here. Deadline: May 15
First New York Federal Credit Union Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a First New York Federal Credit Union member in good standing, plan to attend a two or four-year college in the fall of 2021, and be an active volunteer within the community. Deadline: May 7
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 (Schuylerville) or 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. Click here for more information. 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. Application is available here. Deadline: May 30
Capital District Chapter of the NYS School Facilities Association Scholarship: applicants 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 contact your counselor for this proof.) Applications are available here. Deadline: May 14
- Click the link and once on the homepage, select the “Students and Parents” tab at the top (right) of the page
- Select “Click to Login” towards the bottom of the page; this will open the Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars Student Center
- You should see “Don’t have an account yet? Create one here.” After selecting that option, type in Junior-Senior High School, under “High School Name” and select “Choose This School.”
- You will then see several pages of information to complete (only those with asterisks are required).
- For questions about the Dollars for Scholars Program, please contact Lisa Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 518-695-3255, ext. 1352.
- Deadline: May 15
The Capital District Counseling Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must be planning to enroll at a Capital Region undergraduate institution. Application can be found here. Deadline: May 1
Richard Eglin Memorial Scholarship: eligible applicants must be seniors who have signed paperwork for the United States Armed Forces, Reserves or R.O.T.C program. Application can be found here. Deadline: May 28
The Heisman High School Scholarship: eligible applicants are community-minded, who excel in the classroom (maintain at least a B average) and who participate in at least one sport. Deadline: October 20.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a US Citizen; however, they do not need to be related to a member of the Elks; applicants will be judged based on on leadership, financial need, and scholarship. Deadline: November 15
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 their school counselor/principal by November 5. Please see your counselor for more information!
SUNY Albany – Capital District Leadership Awards: Eligible applicants must attend high school in Saratoga or Washington county and be academically competitive. The applicant must apply for admission to SUNY Albany using the Early Action option (Nov. 15) and highlight leadership/service activities on the application. Additional application requirements include two letters of recommendation and a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing a personal vision to deploy leadership.
Boston University – Trustee & Presidential Scholarship: Students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills can apply to Boston University and be considered for one of the merit-based scholarships below.
- Trustee Scholarship: Boston University’s most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.
- Presidential Scholarship: This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline. The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1.
NHS Scholarship: eligible applicants are seniors in good standing who are members of National Honor Society. Please see Mrs. McKinley for the application. Deadline: December 1.
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. Deadline: December 31.
PB & J Scholarship: Eligible applicants must have experienced personal challenges that negatively impacted their academic performance. Deadline: May 31 (priority deadline: December 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 8
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 15
Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union – eligible applicants must be planning to enroll in a two or four-year accredited institution for the first time in the fall of 2021; scholarships awarded may range from $500 to $1,500. Deadline: January 8
Elks Legacy Awards: eligible applicants must be a child or grandchild of a living Elk member in good standing; more information can be found online. Deadline: February 5
EGIA Scholarship – eligible applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an HVAC program at an accredited institution for the 2021-2022 academic year. Deadline: February 1
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship – eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, and present evidence of financial need. Deadline: February 1
Price Chopper & Market 32 Supermarkets 2021 Corporate Scholarship Program: various scholarships offered to graduating high school seniors; applications are available online. Deadline: February 28
The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Scholarship: eligible applicants must be high school seniors interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental major; applications are available online. Deadline February 26 by 5:00 p.m.
The Walt Wheeler American Labor History Prize: Eligible applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay on a topic relating to the American labor movement or its history. Entries must be mailed to: The Walt Wheeler American Labor History Contest, 18 Crestwood Clifton Park, NY 12065. Deadline: March 31.
The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Scholarship (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 31
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 avenue. Farm Bureau membership is required. Deadline: March 1
Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Inc. Scholarship: A scholarship for 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.
Adirondack Paralegal Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must be pursuing a college degree, but does not have to be pursuing a legal degree. Deadline: March 31 (completed applications may be mailed to the address on the application or emailed to: email@example.com).
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
2021 Multimedia Contest: eligible applicants must be a high school student in the Capital Region, submit an essay on the topic provided, and complete other portions of the application. Deadline: March 1
Hudson Mohawk AHEC Health Career Scholarship: eligible applicants must be entering an approved healthcare related certificate or degree program. Deadline: March 19 by 12:00 p.m.
Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild Scholarship: applicants must be planning to enter a college curriculum in a healthcare field, have documented volunteer service, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application is available here. Deadline: March 31
NYSUT Retiree Council 10 Scholarship: eligible applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of education at either a two-year transfer program or a four-year college. Application can be found here. Deadline: March 22
CSEA Local 864 Scholarship: applicants must be a child of an employee represented by the Local 864 and attend school represented by the Local 864. There are three awards available and one application, which can be found here, will cover all awards. Deadline: March 26
Ben Stanley Memorial Art Scholarship: applicants must submit three pieces of work demonstrating diversity in each body of work, using three different mediums (different medium for each piece of work), and submit a 250 word essay detailing: the significance of their pieces, how the artist utilized each medium in their work(s), how the applicant hopes to use the scholarship funds. More information can be found here. Deadline: March 15
FASNY Scholarship: applicants must be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member, plan to attend an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning or an accredited technical post-secondary school, 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. Deadline: March 15 (postmarked or electronically submitted)