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AAAG STEM Scholarship

All Applicants for the AAAG Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  •  Applicant must be of Black, African, African American, or Caribbean heritage
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the 2021-2022 academic year and plan to major in a STEM field

Deadline for scholarship to be completed is May 17, 2021.


Vincent J. Castillo STEM Scholarship

All Applicants for the Vincent J. Castillo STEM Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  •  Applicant must be an American student with African, West Indian, or Hispanic heritage
  •  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  •  Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the 2021-2022 academic year and plan to major in a STEM field


Scholarship Selection Criteria:

Priority will be given to applicants with a cumulative Grade Point Average (“GPA”) of 85 (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or greater

Applicants must demonstrate leadership ability

Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the community via volunteer activities

 

Application Information:

  • Completed applications must be emailed on or before May 17, 2021.
  •  The applicant’s official transcript must be emailed directly by the guidance counselor, to the AAAG Scholarship Committee.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Awardees will be notified directly by June 18, 2021.


Deadline for scholarship to be completed is May 17, 2021.

 

 Please note that eligible applicants may apply to both scholarships but will only be awarded one of the two scholarships offered through the AAAG Scholarship Program this year. This practice reflects our commitment to provide financial assistance to as many qualified students as possible.

 

 E-mail the completed application as a single PDF file to:

 AAAGScholarship@bnl.gov

 

Long Island Black Educators Association Scholarship - Scholarships will be given to students of African descent who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are involved in a variety of school and community service activities and plan to go to college. Special consideration will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in education. The attached application, an official transcript, two letters of recommendation, proof of college acceptance and an essay described in the application are required. Deadline: May 10, 2021

Long Island Family & Consumer Sciences Professional Scholarship - A $250 scholarship opportunity for a student who has excelled in Family & Consumer Sciences education. Students can apply directly at www.lifacsprofessionals.org. Deadline: April 16, 2021

Irish-Americans in Government Scholarship - Candidates must be for Irish-American ancestry and complete the attached application. Two essays on the subjects specified, two letters of recommendation and a copy of the high school transcript are also required. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

PWGC 2021 Scholarship - One $750 scholarship and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to a student majoring in Science or Engineering. The attached application, an essay on one of the topics listed in the attachment, a B or higher GPA are required. Please see the attachment for details. Deadline: May 21, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Group - 2021 STEM Scholarship - The Brookhaven National Laboratory Hispanic Heritage Group will be granting awards up to $500 each to students of Hispanic heritage pursuing a career in one the STEM disciplines. Please see the application for more details and requirements. Deadline: May 1, 2021

New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators Scholarship - Four $4,000 scholarships (two academic and two athletic) will be given to NYS residents who are graduating from high school. Students can complete the application online at https://www.nyiacsl.org/. Deadline: March 19, 2021.

 

Firemen's Association of the State of New York Scholarship - Twenty five
$1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must:

- Be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal
guardian who is a member.
- Attend high school as a senior who is enrolled in the fall 2021 school
year at 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.
- Be postmarked or electronically submitted by 3/15/2021.
- Demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and the
community.

The application can be found here.


 

Terry Bryant College Scholarship - This scholarship gives students an opportunity to help fund their education by presenting their own innovative solutions to pressing concerns within their community. To apply for the Terry Bryant College Scholarship, a student must submit a written essay, video, or PowerPoint presentation focused on one of the following subjects:
Underage drinking
Drunk driving
Distracted driving
The Terry Bryant College Scholarship is available to all current U.S. high school seniors, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be planning to enter an accredited four-year university to pursue a degree.

All applicants must include these materials with their entry:
A fully completed application for entry.
A recent photo of the applicant – attached to the application
A written essay, video, or PowerPoint presentation that addresses the dangers of drunk driving, underage drinking, or distracted driving and how to prevent them
A high school transcript (either unofficial or official) that includes the student’s class rank and size
SAT and/or ACT scores
At least two letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant’s achievements, academic potential, and involvement in their school and community. Letters of recommendation may be written by teachers, academic advisors, employers, coaches, school administrators, family friends, or religious leaders.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

 

Weisblatt Law Firm Scholarship - applicants must submit a 750+ word essay on the following topic:

“What duty, if any, does a business have to protect the general public during Covid-19? What about it’s employees? Support your position.

Fill out a completed Scholarship Application Form found online at https://weisblattlaw.com/the-weisblatt-law-firm-llc-1000-00-scholarship/

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
Be currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or actively applying to attend one such program in 2021-2022.

Guidelines
In order for an application to qualify:

A completed Scholarship Application Form
Essays in pdf or word format
Copy of college or graduate school acceptance letter

We expect a high level of writing quality in the essays both in content and in structure. Essays with more than one spelling error and more than two grammatical errors will be eliminated from consideration for the scholarship. Deadline: May 3, 2021.

 

Stephenson Rife LLC Scholarship - a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is deeply involved in community service. Stephenson Rife believes in good citizenship and recognition for those who support their local communities through direct involvement, meaningful commitment and generosity of their time and efforts.

Scholarship applicants must submit a detailed report of their community service efforts during their high school careers. This should be submitted in the form of an essay describing the involvement and how they feel this award will further both their college career and their continued dedication to helping others.

To be eligible a student must be a U.S. Citizen or authorized to attend school in the United State and be attending college in the fall of 2021.

See the website https://www.indianapilaw.com/hs-community-award/ for more details and the application. Deadline: May 3, 2021

 

2021 HAH Karish Scholarship - The Karish Education Fund of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons is now accepting scholarship grant applications from qualified current and future students of horticulture and related fields (such as agriculture, botany, landscape architecture, garden design, and environmental science). Graduating high school seniors, professional certification participants and college level students are eligible to apply.

Additional information may be obtained on the HAH website: www.hahgarden.org under the Education tab. From the HAH site, click the provided link to be re-directed to our administrator’s site, where further instructions and application forms can be found after entering the access code: LKARI

The application deadline is Earth Day - *April 22, 2021*. Please disregard other dates that may appear.

Dante Foundation Student Scholarship - Several $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students of Italo-American heritage who reside in Nassau or Suffolk County and will be attending an accredited college or university. A successful academic and extra curricular record and above average SAT scores are required. All responses must be typed and must be submitted to Mrs. Doscher for submission to the Dante Foundation. Requirements include the attached application, a transcript, a copy of SAT scores, three letters of recommendation and an essay as described on the attached application. If interested, please submit all required documents to Mrs. Doscher. Deadline: Must be RECEIVED by the Dante Foundation no later than February 28, 2021.

 

The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) awards over $50,000 in scholarship funding to students in New York State each year, with awards ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 per scholarship. I'm writing to share this scholarship opportunity for high school seniors interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree in an environmental major.

Scholarship Descriptions and Applications are available at *nywea.org*. The deadline for applications is *Friday, February 26 at 5 PM EST*.

 

Elias Foundation Inc. Mental Health Scholarship - $500 - $1,000 scholarships will be given to students from the East End Towns High Schools. The completed application, a letter from a school official and an essay by the student focusing on their mental health challenges while attending school are required. Suggested topics for the essay include:  
 
Describe how you overcame the adversity caused by your disability. What have you learned from that experience? How can your school district or community improve in helping other students with disabilities?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen 

  • Be accepted and enrolled at an accredited college/university/technology program within New York State.

  • Have a mental/behavioral health challenge and that can be confirmed by a qualified person (medical professional, therapist or school counselor)

  • Have Parental/Legal guardian approval if the student is a minor. 

  • Meet Income requirements - Total household income must not exceed US $100,000 per year. 

  • Merit requirements -  minimum yearly school average must be 85% or higher. 

  • Current enrollment in high school and in good standing with the school.

  • Merit requirements:

    • Minimum overall GPA for both junior and senior year must be 85% or higher. 

    • Current enrollment in high school with good standing and no disciplinary referrals.

    • IEP/504 not necessary for criteria.

 

The application, essay and school counselor cover letter are to be submitted by the District in one email to cpoulos@elias-foundation.org

Deadline:  March 31, 2021


 

The League of Women Voters Betty Desch Scholarship 2021 - A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a public high school who will use the funds for further education or training.

Applicants must submit a brief (no more than one page) essay answering one of the essay questions on the instruction sheet, and 2 letters of support from people such as teachers, community members, mentors, or organizations you have worked with, etc. Please do not send letters of reference that have been written for your college applications. Do not submit transcripts of grades or courses taken.

Please mail your application along with the essay and your references to the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, PO Box 2253, East Hampton, NY 11937. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2021.

 

THE HONORABLE PETER FOX COHALAN SCHOLARSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS is a scholarship awarded to a graduating Suffolk County high school senior who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and/or American Government. The awardees must attend a 4-year accredited college or university. The scholarship award is $10,000 a year for 4 years. Three applicants from each Suffolk County High School will be accepted. Additional details regarding requirements and the process are on the attached document. Application deadline: March 31, 2021.

 

Mid-Island Club Scholarship Awards - The following criteria must be met to be eligible for these awards: The applicant must be of African-American heritage, have a minimum average of 80%, submit the attached application, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation (one from his/her guidance counselor). Applicant must also be available for an in-person or virtual interview with the scholarship committee and complete a minimum 250 word essay about themselves and why they believe they are deserving of the scholarship. If awarded the scholarship, the applicant must attend the annual Founder's Day Luncheon (normally held in April) to receive the award. Application deadline: December 19, 2020.