Scholarship Information

Local, State, and National Scholarship Opportunities

Stop by the HS Guidance office to pick up applications and learn more.

Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York. in honor of Edward "Ned" Carter and all deceased past presidents of the Association. Applicants must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, related to Fire District Commissioner, Fire District Secretary, Treasurer, Manager or Explorer. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 2/22/19

2019 Excellence in Nursing Scholarship - Hudson Valley Magazine is proud to announce the 12th Annual Excellence in Nursing Essay Contest. $1500 will be awarded to a motivated senior who plans to pursue a career in nursing. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 2/8/19

New York Rural Water Association Founder's Scholarship - Applicants must be a resident of New York State and reside on a water system that is a member of NYRWA. Scholarship is based on leadership in community, school activities, grade point average and financial need. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 2/6/19

Young Women In Public Affairs Award - The Zonta Club of Westchester wishes to encourage young women to pursue careers and leadership positions in public policy and community organizations by offering a $1000 award. Login at Deadline 3/1/19

The Firemen's Association of New York Scholarship - Available to 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 2018 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. Demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and the community. Information and applications are available at Deadline 3/15/19

Glaser Orthodontics Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to enter a health profession. Students must submit an applications with an essay on the subject "Why I want a career in a health field." Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 3/31/19

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - Offers promising minority students a generous four-year grant to assist with college costs as well as a support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in college and beyond. For more information visit Deadline 2/1/2019

TheDream.US - is the nation’s largest college access program for immigrant youth who are DACA, TPS, or DACA-eligible, opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year on November 1, 2018. TheDream.US has provided more than 4,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of the more than 75 colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For mor inforamtion pllease visit

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships - This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Eligible students must be enrolled as a full time high school senior, plan to pursue a college degree, demonstrate financial need, must be involved in community service. Please visit the website for information

Daughters of the United States Army Scholarship - Awarded to a high school senior who is a child or legal dependant of an active, retired or deceased U. S. military service member who family resides or lives within a 35 mile radius of West Point. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 4/5/19

The Cristin Bambino Scholarship - Available to a special education student who is college bound. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance in a college or university. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 4/8/19

The Jensen Scholarship - Available to a student who has excelled in design in his or her high school career. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has shown interest and promise in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 4/8/19

The Goncalves Scholarship - Available to a student who demonstrates involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career. Applications are available in the guidance department. Deadline 4/8/19

Additional Scholarship Resources

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Summer Internship/Employment Opportunities

Putnam students may apply for paid and unpaid summer internships in county government through the Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) Program. Accepted students gain hands-on professional experience in areas such as finance, criminal justice, engineering, communications, information technology, law, health, psychology and more. The concept of the PILOT Program was first introduced by County Executive MaryEllen Odell in 2013, with support of the Putnam County Legislature. Eligible participants must be Putnam County residents who are graduate, college, or high school students in their junior or senior year. For college students, a GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. Applicants must complete and submit all materials online beginning November 26, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Filing instructions are posted on the Putnam County website at For more information, contact Adriene Iasoni, Putnam County Personnel Department at 845-808-1650 ext. 46625 or