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          The scholarships listed below are available to graduating senior students.   Since you have chosen to attend a two-year or four-year college, or a trade or vocational school, this list of scholarships may apply to you.   The applications and/or further information are available to you in the Guidance Office.  

****Email completed applications to kfisher@hfcsd.org ****

          PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU NOTE DEADLINE DATES - Applications must be received in the Guidance Office at least 5 mailing days before the DEADLINE DATE.   Note:*Due Dates Listed May be Based on Last Year’s Due Date*

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - honors high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship from across the country with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient.https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program DEADLINE JANUARY 5

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis. https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm  DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15

VFW YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS - The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31

COLLEGEBOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS - Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships. The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM214570-&rid=169786352 DEADLINES VARY BY STEPS

COCA COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA – a scholarship for Eagle Scouts who plan to study at an accredited 4 year college, applications at https://nesa.org/for-eagle-scouts/scholarships/. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS  -students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply if they have volunteered within the past year. Top honorees earn cash awards and an invitation to the programs national recognition events.. Qualifying honorees also receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Apply at www.nassp.org/spirit DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION -MOST VALUABLE STUDENT - Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis. Based on scholarship, leadership and need https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm.  DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15

AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL CONTEST - sponsored by the American Legion, student must prepare an 8 to 10 minute speech on a phase of the Constitution.  One winner per high school then competes at county level competition.   https://www.legion.org/oratorical/rules  DEADLINE:   DECEMBER 1

ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS (RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS) - Each branch of the military service offers highly competitive scholarships to students attending four-year colleges.   A list of colleges offering these scholarships is noted in back of each application.   Tuition, books, fees, etc., are paid for as well as a monthly stipend.  This is a highly competitive program to educate and train qualified young men and women for services as commissioned officers of regular military forces.     DEADLINE:   AIR FORCE, ARMY, NAVY -DECEMBER 1

AXA – ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP – Given by AXA Foundation to students who show ambition and drive, ability to succeed in college, respect for self, family and community.  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. Apply at  

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html.   DEADLINE:   DECEMBER 15

EMPIRE STATE POTATO GROWERS- $500 per academic year, up to 4 years.  Applicant must be a NYS resident pursuing an agricultural-related area of study in college, applications available at https://empirepotatogrowers.com/scholarship/ DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

BERKSHIRE BANK NEXTGEN SCHOLARS-  Our NeXt Gen Scholars embody academic excellence while also sharing our company's commitment to community service and volunteerism. They have overcome obstacles and are the doers of good deeds. Recipients reflect our own values of Belonging, Focusing, Inclusion, Respect, Service and Teamwork, and at their core possess an unsurpassed passion to improve the lives of those around them. The program is open to all high school seniors, current college students or adults who are pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited, non-profit college or technical school. Forty (40) of the best and brightest students across our markets will each receive a $2,500 scholarship toward their tuition. https://www.berkshirebank.com/About/Community/Community-Support/Scholarships DEADLINE: JANUARY 31

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD- for a child/grandchild of a New York State Elk member in good standing, https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm. DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 5

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAR SCHOLARSHIPS - a variety of scholarships are available for college majors in American History, Medical, Nursing, Historic preservation, children of DAR mothers. https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0  DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 15

ASSOCIATION OF FIRE DISTRICTS OF NYS- given to a student who is related to a firefighter in an affiliated member organization of the Fire Districts of NY https://www.afdsny.org/application.php . DUE: FEBRUARY 22

CHILD OF DECEASED OR DISABLED VETERAN OR DECEASED CORRECTION OFFICER AWARD - file a NYS Tap form, a FAFSA and obtain a special supplement form from NYS Higher Education Services Corp., Albany  NY  12255.    DEADLINE:  MAY 1



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