Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Listed below you will find information about the National, State, and Local scholarship opportunities that are currently available in the Guidance Office. These opportunities are offered by private corporations and organizations.

The listings will be periodically updated as new scholarship information arrives in the guidance office.  In addition to those listed below, the web sites Fast Web , Fin Aid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid , and College View  contain information about many additional scholarship opportunities. Take a few minutes to explore each web site. The New York state Higher Educational Services Corporation has a very helpful link for parents in the quest for aid.  You can access it at

Students and parents are also encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application after Oct 1st in order to determine eligibility for Federal and State education grants. 


Adirondack Paralegal Association - $500 Scholarship for a student pursuing an accredited vocational or academic program.  Applications available in guidance.  Due March 1, 2017

Adirondack School Counseling Association Scholarship - $1500 scholarship for students planning to study human services, sociology, psychology or related helping field.  Applications available in the guidance office and are due April 27, 2017

American Society of Civil Engineers- 4 yr, $1,000 scholarship for student studying civil engineering. Applications available at .  Applications due April 20, 2018.

Amy Bindelglass Memorial Scholarship -  Essay contest regarding the myths about organ donation.  Jrs and Srs may apply.  More info available in guidance and on the website   Applications/Essay due March 30, 2018

Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York –  (4) $1500 awards. Student related to a firefighter, is a firefighter, or be an explorer in a fire department can apply.  Applications available  Applications due February 24, 2018

Batten Kill Valley  Runners Scholarship - Awards $250.00 - $5000.00 students interested and participating in running clubs or teams.  Application available on the website applications due May 25, 2018.

Belle Burnett Woman’s Club Scholarship - 4 yr scholarship awarded to a student of sound character with sufficient scholastic aptitude to complete college work.  Based on a student’s character, need and scholarship record.  Currently a $1000 renewable award and applications are available in the guidance office.  Completed applications due June 1st, 2019

The Bill Shrader Sr. Memorial Scholarships -  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. To apply, a student athlete must complete the application found in the link below and satisfy the eligibility requirements outlined. Applications must be received by April 1, 2018. The HMRRC Selection Committee will determine the Scholarship award winners.. The application is available on the HMRRC website (


Community Foundation Scholarships – Several scholarships (Ad Club, Bebu, Michael Campbell, Down Syndrome Gene Robb Journalism, Ruth Goldstein Music) available based on various criteria.  Please check out the website for more information for a full listing.

Dave Vanderzee Scholarship - $500 offered to any student who has faced a serious illness or serious life crisis.  Applicants must be enrolled in an educational program the semester immediately following graduation.  Applications available at the website  Deadline is April 30, 2017

Donald J. Nassivera Memorial Scholarship and the Bruce Hamilton Scholarship  (Washington County Sherriff's Dept) - $500 awards to students planning to study criminal justice or have had a positive impact on their community through service.  Applications available in guidance.  Deadline is June 1 , 2018

Elk’s Auxiliary Scholarship - $250 award to a high school senior based on leadership and volunteerism.  Students must be planning to continue his/her education.  Applications are available in guidance.  Applications are due in by May 12, 2017

Elks National Foundation – based on scholarship, leadership and financial need – applications available online; - due November 30, 2017

Elks Legacy Award – students that are children or grandchildren of Elk member – applications available online: - due February 3, 2018

Empire State Potato Growers Scholarship – $500 Agr major with a strong academic record and community service.  $500 – application available on line: due January 15, 2018

Epilepsy Foundation - Two awards for $1000 student being treated for Epilepsy and plan to attend college.  Application available in guidance or at: and are due  March 15, 2018.

FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Scholarship Program – student or parent must be member of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and student must be a volunteer firefighter or EMS.  Application available on line Due March 15, 2018

Fort Edward Historical Association Senior Art Show and Scholarship – Various prizes for seniors.  Applications available in guidance and are due April 13, 2018.

The Glens Falls Community Theatre Scholarship - Two $1,000.00 awards for high schools seniors that have been accepted by a college or university and will be pursuing a degree in music, music education, drama, dance or technical theater.  Applications are available in the guidance office.  Due April 27, 2018

Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center - Students  in Washington County entering an approved healthcare related program in the fall.  There are (10) $500 scholarships available.  Applications are available in the guidance office and are due 4/2/18

Hudson River Community Credit Union Scholarship -  Students must be a member of the credit union.  Applications available in guidance and are due April 1, 2018

Modern Woodmen of America – Vermont residents that plan to continue their education 2/4 yr college.  Applications  are available in Guidance.  Applications due May 1st, 2018

Northshire Bookstore Scholarship "Open Mind" - $ 1,000.00 award to a student in Vt and one to a student in NY.  To enter the contest, students need to write up to one page on how a book has exposed them to something new and how it has impacted them.  Submissions are due by Feb. 28.  To enter, email the submission to

NYSARC -  Various scholarships available, check out the website for more information.  NYSARC.ORG  Deadline January 15, 2018

New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs – Students that have been active in local fairs and intend to pursue a degree.  Applications can be downloaded from the NYSAAF website, or pick up a copy in the guidance office. Deadline is the 2nd Friday in April, 2018

New York Water Environment Association – Students planning to enroll in an Environmental Studies program.  Applications available on line

New York State Society of Professional Engineers’  - Student’s majoring in engineering.  $1,000 to $3,000.  Applications are available through the capital district chapter at . There are also engineering scholarships available through the National Society  of Professional Engineers and information can be found at  Applications due March 24, 2018.

NYSUT Retiree  Council 10 Scholarship – Students majoring in education can apply.  One $500 award given to student in each of four counties (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington).  Applications  due March 28, 2018 and are available at
NYS School Facilities Association Scholarship - $1000.00 award . Student's planning to study a vocational career related to facilities management are eligible to apply as long as their District is a member of the association (Salem currently is a member) Application is available in the guidance office.  Deadline is May 6, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa – (2) $750 awards for high school students in the top 10% of their class.  Applications available at

Phi Delta Kappa Award – scholarship for prospective educators.  Applications available in guidance and are due March 1, 2018

Pride Center Youth Scholarship –  (4) awards of up to $2,500.  This award is for lesbian, gay, bisexual and allied (LGBTQA) high school students. Applications available on line

PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship – Students majoring in education – applications available on line at  Due Dec 15, 2017

Saratoga Hospital Guild – Students planning to major in a health related field that have earned an 80%+ GPA and active in community service.  Applications available on line at  Appllication due April 2, 2018.

Schuylerville Community Theater – For students pursuing a degree in musice, drama, dance or theater arts.  Applications available at 

Student -  15 Scholarship Programs available to college bound students.  Deadlines vary.   Visit this website to view scholarship information at

William Morehouse Scholarship – students studying construction – applications available online:

TCT Credit Union – $500 or $1000 - Student must be member of credit union – applications available in guidance – due  Jan. 4th 2019

Tri-County Branch Woman’s National Farm and Garden - $500 – Student majoring in an agricultural, environmental, forestry, horticultural or oceanographic related field.  Applications available in guidance and us due before May 1st 2018.

Vermont Golf Association - Scholarships of various amounts available to Vermont residents planning to attend college full time.  Applicant must have an affiliation to the game of golf.  Applications available online only at  Deadline is May 1, 2018

Vermont Student Assistance Corp.- VSAC is for Vermont residents only.  Please access the website for scholarship information available to Vermont students only.

Washington County Association of Street and Highway Officials - $2000 – student majoring in Engineering (priority given to civil engineering majors) must be a resident of Washington County.  Applications are available in the guidance office and are due May 1, 2018

Washington County Fair Scholarships - (5) $500.00 scholarships available for students that are currently, or previously have been active in the Washington County Fair.  Only on line applications will be accepted  Deadline is August 1, 2018.  

YMCA Earth Service Award
-  $1,000.00 award - Students in grades 9 - 12 may apply.  Must be a resident of Warren, Washington or Sartoga  Counties.  Award is based on community service activities.  Applications are available in the guidance office or call 518-656-9462.  Deadline is April 2, 2018




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