Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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.

    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

    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

    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

    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: February 28

    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

    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

    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

    Barbara E. Klumpp Memorial Scholarship (click to download)
    Eligibility: This scholarship program is open to all business education students who are interested in pursuing a career in information technology. 
    Application Materials: Complete downloadable application form.
    Deadline: April 1

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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 

    Cayuga-Onondaga Retirees of NYSUT (CORN) Scholarships (click here to download application)
    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.
    Application Materials: Application, biographical sketch, 2 reference forms, transcript.
    Deadline: March

    • 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.

    The Climb Scholarship (click to download)
    Eligibility: Offered to graduating Port Byron seniors who are trying to "climb above their circumstances." 
    Application Materials: High school transcript, three letters of recommendation (non-family members), personal essay.
    Deadline: January 31

    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

    The Cora E. King Scholarship (click to download)
    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    Erika Brooke Westover Scholarship (click here to download)
    Eligibility: This scholarship is intended for students who are interesed in pursuing a career in special education, or any student with exceptionalities who plans to further their education or enter the workforce.
    Application materials: Please see link above. 
    Deadline: May 10

    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

    Giving Back Award (click to download)
    Eligibility: Applicants must be planning to attend a two-year or four-year college, and must demonstrate academic excellence and have some financial need. 
    Application Materials: Complete downloadable application form, answer questions on listed on application. 
    Deadline: April 24

    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

    Jenna's Scholarship: (click to download)
    Eligibility: Graduating Seniors.
    Application Materials: See link above.
    Deadline: May 13

    Kelly Green Lipiska Memorial Scholarship (click to download)
    Eligibility: For students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, English, or business-related fields. (Note: this is a suggested requirement.)
    Application Materials: See link above.
    Deadline: April 19

    Knights of Columbus Academic Scholarship (click to download)
    Eligibility: Applicant should be in top 10% of graduating class, planning to attend accredited college in fall of 2019, and must have record of quality community service.
    Application Materials: See link above. 
    Deadline: May 31

    LaBuff-Cole American Legion, Post 911 Scholarships (click to download)
    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 link above.
    Deadline: May 17, 2019

    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.

    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: High school counselor will nominate student and submit designation form.

    Mid-State Chapter Scholarship Application (click to download application)
    Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior intending to pursue a degree or vocational program in a field related to Facility Management. Building trade schools; most engineering and architecture disciplines do qualify. If unsure please contact us by email to clarify. No minimum GPA is required, but this metric is considered in our evaluation of candidates. Applicants awarded a scholarship are asked to attend an awards reception hosted by the Chapter. Additional information will be provided at time of award.
    Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

    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

    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 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


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

    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 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

    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

    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

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

    Port Byron Alumni Award (click to download)
    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    Walmart 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

    Weedsport Rod and Gun Club Scholarship (click to download
    Eligibility: Awarded to a graduating senior who is continuing their education in biology, environmental science, conservation or related fields.
    Application Materials: Please see above link.  
    Deadline: May

    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

    Zonta International District II (Auburn) - Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award (click to download)
    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

    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