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Scholarship Information

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The following scholarships are typically made available to graduating seniors yearly. The listing is based on offerings from previous year. While it is the experience of the guidance office that most scholarships are offered yearly, there is no guarantee. The availability of scholarships is dependent on the sponsoring organization, agency or individuals.

Descriptions of each scholarship are based on previous years information; please be aware that availability, selection criteria, application materials and deadlines may change.

 

  • Cayuga Counselors Association Scholarship
    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors pursuing full time study with a major in counseling/psychology, education, health occupations, or social services.
    Application Materials: Essay describing involvement in groups, clubs, or organization both in and out of school, and demonstrating the candidate's service to others or act of reaching out to those in need.
    Deadline: April

Download scholarship application here.


  • ACC/CCC Alumni Association Scholarship
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors who are children or grandchildren of a graduate of Auburn/Cayuga Community College, have been accepted and are planning to attend CCC full time, have an academic average of 80 or higher.
    Application Materials: Transcript, evidence of involvement in extracurricular, community and work activities, 500 word essay.
    Deadline: March

 

  • Frank D. Ruggiero Memorial Award
    Information available at www.great-race.com
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors who are past or future participants (volunteer or competitor) of the Great Race, enrollment in a full-time program of study in the fall, and a commitment to community service
    Application Materials: Application, essay, recommendations.
    Deadline: May


  • Empire State Potato Growers, Inc. Scholarship Award
    Information available at www.empirepotatogrowers.com
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors residing in and pursuing studies in New York State, which benefit the agricultural industry. Award based on area of study, academic achievement, and leadership abilities.
    Application Materials: transcript, summary of school and community activities, 2 essays, 2 letters of reference
    Deadline: January


  • American Society of Military Comptrollers Scholarship
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors entering fields of finance, accounting, business administration, economics, public policy, computer science, etc. Preference will be given to students in the upper 1/3 of their graduating class or have an average of 3.0 or above.
    Application Materials: Application, letters of recommendation.
    Deadline: Feb. 28

 

  • Cargill Community Scholarship
    Information available on www.cargill.com, keyword: scholarship
    Eligibility: Selection based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and civic activities
    Application Materials: Online application
    Deadline: February


  • Wal-mart Sam Walton Community Scholarship
    Information available at www.walmartfoundation.org
    Eligibility: Graduating senior with a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
    Application Materials: Online application
    Deadline: January

 

  • New York State Association of Certified Football Officials (Syracuse Chapter)
    Eligibility: Highest academically ranked football player
    Application Materials: HS counselor will submit recommendation and transcript
    Deadline: See counselor.

 

  • The AT&T and BBB Science and Technology Scholarship
    Information available at www.upstateny.bbb.org
    Eligibility: Students who reside and attend high school in 50 county Upstate NY service territory and have commitment to pursue Bachelors of Science. Will be awarded to the student who is interested in pursuing a degree in fields of technology and/ or science
    Application Materials: application, resume of leadership roles, community service and extracurricular activities (6 copies of all parts)
    Deadline: January

 

  • SAE Engineering Scholarship Program
    Information available at http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/engscholar/
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors who intend to earn a degree in engineering or related science. Must meet minimum GPA and SAT/ACT score requirements.
    Application Materials: Application, activities resume, 2 letters of recommendation
    Deadline: December


  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Mu Chapter Memorial Grant
    Eligibility: Graduating female senior interested in pursuing a teaching career. Based on academic record, leadership qualities, financial need, and initiative and potential for teaching.
    Application Materials: Personal letter, counselor recommendation
    Deadline: April


  • Coca-Cola Scholarship
    Information available at www.coca-colascholars.org
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of the students’ junior year and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants cannot be children or grandchildren of employees of Coca-Cola companies.
    Application Materials: Online application
    Deadline: October


  • Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship
    Information available at www.nysahperd.org
    Eligibility: Graduating female student planning to pursue a major in Physical Education. Awards based on character, academic achievement, physical education competence, participation in athletics, leadership qualities, and financial need.
    Application Materials: Online application
    Deadline: March

 

  • Auburn Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship
    Eligibility: Graduating senior attending college for the first time. Must be a member of a participating credit union. Award based on academic achievement, extracurricular and community activities, written essay and financial need.
    Application Materials: Application, essay.
    Deadline: January


  • Elks Scholarship
    Find local lodge information at www.elks.org/enf/scholars
    Eligibility: Graduating senior
    Application Materials: Folder with application, essay, parental financial statement, transcript, test scores, counselor report, letter of recommendation, list of community service.
    Deadline: January

 

  • Syracuse Track Club Constatino Scholarships
    Eligibility: Graduating senior who participates on cross country and/ or track and field teams.
    Application Materials: Letter describing academic, extra-curricular and running achievements, financial need, and plans for a running career beyond high school, letters of recommendation from a teach and a coach.
    Deadline: June


  • New York State Academy of Physicians High School Scholarship
    Information available at www.nysafp.org
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors planning a career in family medicine.
    Application Materials: Application, counselor recommendation, transcript, letter stating why student wants to be a family physician, nomination from a family physician
    Deadline: March

 

  • Syracuse Symphony Association Sally Whittle Scholarship for Musical Excellence
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors pursuing a career in instrumental music performance and/or education
    Application Materials: Transcript, recommendation from music teacher, list of school and community activities, short personal statement
    Deadline: May


  • Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship Program
    Information available at www.upsateny.bbb.org
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors interested in pursuing secondary education.
    Application Materials: Application, essay
    Deadline: January


  • NAACP William and Helen Jackson Scholarship Program
    Eligibility:
    Graduating students of color attending a college, university, trade school, or vocational school. The monetary award is to be used towards tuition, books and/ or school supplies.
    Application Materials:
    Deadline: April

 

  • New York Association of Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds
    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors pursuing degree in fields of facility management, engineering, architecture, energy management, maintenance or construction.
    Application Materials: Application, letter of recommendation
    Deadline: June


  • New York Water Environment Association, Inc. Scholarship
    Information available at www.nywea.org
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors that are children of NYWEA members, attending colleges that have active NYWEA student chapters, or pursuing degrees with a focus on environmental issues (environmental engineering, civil engineering with environmental minor, chemical engineering with environmental minor, hydrogeology with environmental emphasis, biology or microbiology with an environmental emphasis
    Application Materials: Transcript, essays, letters of recommendation
    Deadline: January


  • New York Water Environment Association, Inc. Environmental Career Scholarship
    Information available at www.nywea.org
    Eligibility: Graduating senior who is a New York State resident and is enrolled full-time in a B.S. or B.E. degree program with an environmental emphasis
    Application Materials: Available online
    Deadline: January


  • New York State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education
    Information available at www.nyspta.org
    Eligibility: Public high school senior pursing a teaching career, planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college within the SUNY system. Award based on character, personality, academic achievement and potential teaching ability.
    Application Materials: Available online
    Deadline: January


  • Italian-American Club Monsignor Gabbani Memorial Scholarship
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors who exhibit athletic participation and have achieved high academic honors, including GPA of 85% and higher, involvement in the community and financial need.
    Application Materials: Application, transcripts, essay, letter or recommendation commenting on ability, work habits, leadership, personality and integrity.
    Deadline: April


  • The Cora E. King Scholarship
    Eligibility: High school graduates, or equivalent, who are applying to or are enrolled in a four year bachelor's program. Preference given to those pursuing professional vocations. Students must be residents of Cayuga County for at least one year preceding the application deadline.
    Application Materials: See counselor.
    Deadline: May

Download scholarship application here.


  • Price Chopper's Golub Foundation Scholarship
    Information available at www.pricechopper.com
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors planning to attend college as fully matriculated, first year students.
    Application Materials: Available online, include application, transcript, original essay, and 3 letters of reference.
    Deadline: March


  • Zonta International District II (Auburn) Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award
    Information available at www.zontadistrict2.org
    Eligibility: Female high school juniors and seniors with an outstanding commitment to community service. Award does not take academic achievement into consideration.
    Application Materials: Application, letter or reference
    Deadline: Spring

Download scholarship application here.


  • Zonta International District II (Auburn) Young Women in Public Affairs Award
    Information available at www.zontadistrict2.org
    Eligibility: Pre-college female students ages 16-20 committed to and pursuing careers in government, public policy, and community and volunteer organizations.
    Application Materials: Available online.
    Deadline: March


  • AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
    Information available at www.axaonline.com
    Eligibility: Graduating students who are ambitious and motivated, as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work activities
    Application Materials: Available online, includes application and recommendations
    Deadline: February


  • American Society of Military Comptrollers
    Information available at www.asmconline.org and in Guidance office.
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors pursuing fields of finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, economics, operations research (relating to financial management) or computer science.
    Application Materials: Application, 2 recommendations
    Deadline: February


  • Scoville Wildlife Scholarship
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Cayuga County who plans to pursue career in wildlife management or environmental science.
    Application Materials: Application, 2 reference forms (counselor/principal and person familiar with students' interest in wildlife/environment), and one page essay.
    Deadline: April 30

Download scholarship application here.


  • Agricultural Breeders Scholarship
    Eligibility:
    Graduating senior pursuing post-secondary education in the area of agriculture. Award is based on a screening of high school grades, extracurricular activities, and clarity of stated career goals. Priority given to students who have lived and/or worked on a dairy farm.
    Application Materials: Application, essays, 3 letters of recommendation.
    Deadline: See counselor.


  • LaBuff-Cole American Legion, Post 911 Scholarships
    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors seeking post-high school education or training. Award based on financial need, academic performance, and involvement in school, community and family activities.
    Application Materials: See counselor
    Deadline: See counselor


  • Western and Central New York Safari Club International Scholarship
    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors planning to major in forestry, conservation, environmental science, veterinary medicines, and fisheries and wildlife management.
    Application Materials: Application including student, parent/guardian, and counselor/principal signatures.
    Deadline: May


  • Best Buy Scholarships
    Eligibility:
    Graduating senior living within 75 miles of Best Buy store, cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale, who has a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in community service or work experience and plan to enroll in 2 or 4 year college or vocational school.
    Application Materials: Available online.
    Deadline: February


  • Cayuga-Onondaga Retirees of NYSUT (CORN) Scholarships
    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors planning to enroll at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution. Award will be based on character, leadership, academic record, biographical sketch and 2 references.
    • The Timothy J. Klink Memorial Scholarship: Student must pursue a degree in the sciences, mathematics or engineering.
    • The Mary Ann Klink Memorial Scholarship: Student must pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
    • The CORN General Scholarships: Student can pursue degree in any field.
    Application Materials: Application, biographical sketch, 2 reference forms, transcript.
    Deadline: March

Download scholarship application here.


  • Port Byron Alumni Award
    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors entering college or the workforce.
    Application Materials: Narrative about aspirations and future work goals in life; what you hope to achieve after high school.
    Deadline: March

Download the scholarship application here.


  • New York Lottery's Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
    Information available at www.nylottery.org
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors intending to enroll in a NYS institution, have at least a B average, participate in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate leadership.
    Application Materials: Available online.
    Deadline: March


  • Michael F. Nozzolio Citizenship Award
    Eligibility:
    Graduating senior who possesses an interest in the political process and has demonstrated an interest in becoming an active participant in either the government proves or in his or her community, and who possesses leadership qualities that have been supportive to his or her class, the school, or community.
    Application Materials: HS counselor will nominate student and submit designation form.


  • NYSED Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
    Eligibility:
    High school graduates (or equivalent), must meet minimum GPA and SAT/ACT score requirements.
    Application Materials: HS counselor will calculate nominees using required formula and submit nominations.
    Deadline: March


  • NYSED Series Scholarships for Academic Excellence
    Eligibility:
    Graduating senior planning to enroll at college in New York state, must meet minimum GPA and SAT/ACT score requirements.
    Application Materials: HS counselor will calculate nominees using required formula and submit nominations.
    Deadline: December


  • Leo A Pinckney Scholarship
    Eligibility: Student must demonstrate academic excellence, athletic achievement and financial need. Requires application, transcript and letters of recommendation.
    Deadline: May
    Application available in Guidance office.

 

  • Weedsport Rod and Gun Club Scholarship
    Eligibility: Awarded to a graduating senior who is continuing their education in biology, environmental science, conservation or related fields.
    Deadline: April

Download scholarship application here.

 

  • Montezuma Fire Dept. Auxiliary Ruth Laraway Scholarship
    Eligibility: Intended to recognize those who help others in their community, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has shown a dedication to community service outside of school activities and has an average of 70 or higher.
    Deadline: May

Download scholarship application here.

 

  • Eisenhower College Alumni Association
    Eligibility: Open to any high school senior bound for college, or any child of any Eisenhower alumnus/alumnae. Applicants must plan to continue their studies beyond high school in a liberal arts program at either a two or four year college.
    Deadline: May

Download scholarship application here.

 

  • Cayuga County Bar Association Scholarship
    Eligibility: Awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending a two or four year college.
    Deadline: April

Download scholarship application here.

 

  • Lindy Scholarship Fund                                                           
    Eligibility:
    Awarded to a graduating senior who will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year college or university and has achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or above in the semester preceeding the application.
    Deadline: April

Download the scholarship application here.

 

  • Cayuga Community College ACC/CCC Scholarship
    Eligibility:
    Intended for eligible students who will be attending Cayuga Community College during the academic year following the spring semester in which they apply for consideration. Two awards are available each year for two high school seniors who are the child or grandchild of ACC/CCC graduatre and meet the eligibility criteria.
    Deadline: March 31

Download the scholarship application here.

 

  • Sean Gummerson Memorial Scholarship
    Eligibility:
    Open to all graduating seniors.
    Deadline: April 20

Download the scholarship application here.

 

  • Kelly Green Lipiska Memorial Scholarship
    Eligibility:
    For students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, English, or business-related fields. (Note: this is a suggested requirement.)
    Deadline: April 19

Download the scholarship application here.