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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.