Scholarship Information

The Haldane High School Guidance Department receives various scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors throughout the year. Copies of scholarship applications are available in the guidance office. It is the responsibility of each senior to pick up scholarship applications and carefully complete and pay special attention to deadlines.


  • Neatness counts.
  • If the scholarship application is not available online make sure you fill it out in pen.
  • Apply only if you are eligible. Read all scholarship requirements and directions carefully.
  • Essays required for an application are important, ask your english teacher or school counselor to assist you with your final essay. 
  • Give yourself enough time to meet DEADLINES. Make sure you hand in your application, essay and any references at least one week prior to the deadline. Some applications must be mailed prior to the deadline. Snow days DO NOT extend deadlines. 
  • Save copies of your applications and essay. The guidance department is not responsible for making copies.
  • Remember - your scholarship application represents who you are. You must submit an application in a neat and timely manner. Keep it professional looking. 

Local, State, and National Scholarship Opportunities

Alice Curtis Desmond & Hamilton Fish Library Association Award for Leadership - this award is given in the spirit of the lifework of the library's co-founder, Hamilton Fish, and is given as much for service to the community as for academic excellence. Recipients should demonstrate an outstanding academic record and accomplishments in the fields of athletics, the arts, student government and/or volunteer work. 

Alice Reilley Schatzle Memorial Scholarship - presented to a senior who has demonstrated good character, a solid work ethic and plans to pursue a career in education, the library sciences or another field that serves others. Deadline:

Bernie Dillon Memorial Baseball Award - presented to the senior baseball team member who shows leadership, sportsmanship, and dependability.

Blue Devil Booster Club Scholarshipawarded annually to one female and one male student-athlete. The scholarships recognize the characteristics of honesty, self-discipline, commitment, and team play. The recipients truly embody the spirit of the term " student-athlete".  Deadline: 

Charlie Rapacioli Knights of Columbus Scholarships - presented to seniors who demonstrate charity, fraternity, patriotism, and unity to the community through school and community activities. Deadline: 

The Christin Ann Bambino Scholarship - this award is 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/her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university. Please stop in the guidance office for more information. Deadline 

Christopher Hustis Memorial Award - presented to a student who best exemplifies the greatest qualities of the human spirit and whose character traits allow them to lead with their heart.

Christopher LaCorata Memorial Award - presented to the senior who performs community service, preferably in either a fire company or volunteer ambulance corps. 

Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce Philip Baumgarten Memorial Scholarship - awarded a Philipstown high school senior who modeled outstanding community engagement during their high school career by volunteering for a Philipstown nonprofit or charitable organization, working for or with a local business, or another community-based initiative. Deadline: 

Cold Spring Lions Club Senior Athlete Awards - presented to seniors who demonstrate athletic ability, sportsmanship, leadership, and patriotism. 

Corporal James Harvey Hustis - VFW Leadership Awards - presented to two seniors who demonstrate leadership, contribute ideas, show a positive attitude, inspire positive behavior in others, and work well with others. Deadline: 

Edith McIntyre Nelson Civic Award - presented to the senior who is involved in student activities and gives service to the local community. The recipient demonstrates a successful record of academic achievement and is planning to pursue post-secondary education.

Frances Dawson Memorial Scholarship - presented to a senior who shows a strong interest in creative writing, journalism, and local/state environmental issues.

Frank Milkovich Lions Club Scholarships - presented to a senior based on academic performance and potential for success. Deadline: 

Fred & Kristen Faust Spirit Award - presented to two seniors who have team spirit, sportsmanship, integrity, reliability, enthusiasm, positive attitudes, and a willingness to help others. The recipients put forth effort at practices, on the playing field, and in the classroom.

Garrison Art Center Excellence in Art Award - presented to a senior who shows a continued interest and natural ability in visual arts, and plans to continue in art education at the college level.

Garrison School PTA Scholarship - presented to a senior who is a resident of Garrison and makes contributions to both school and community. This student shows a willingness to serve others and exhibits a positive attitude. 

George W. Ellis Memorial Athletic Award - presented to a student-athlete who has been a positive role model consistently demonstrating leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit in athletics during his/her high school years. 

Gerald Timmons Memorial Award - presented to a senior who demonstrates technical skills and is respectful of the rights and needs of others. 

Glaser Orthodontics Scholarship - a $1000 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors with plans to enter a health profession. Deadline: 

The Goncalves Scholarship - available to a student who demonstrates an involvement in a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career. Application is available in the guidance office. Deadline 

Haldane Arts Alliance Scholarships - the HAA will be recognizing four graduating Haldane seniors who have meaningfully participated in the arts at Haldane. Recipients should meet the criteria for at least one of the following four types of art scholarships:

  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Scholarship for Achievement in Theater - this scholarship, funded by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF), is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated individual excellence on stage or as part of the technical crew, inspired fellow performers/crew members, and elevated the Haldane Theater Program through personal commitment and dedication to theater arts, including to the collaborative spirit of theater.
  • Magazzino Italian Art Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Visual Arts  - this scholarship, funded by the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated individual excellence through growth of creative skills and imagination in the visual arts at Haldane.
  • HAA Scholarship for Excellence in Literary/Musical Arts - this scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has demonstrated positive personal growth, through participation in, and/or helped advance and enrich either the literary or musical arts at Haldane. 
  • HAA Renaissance Scholarship - this scholarship will be awarded to a senior who demonstrated dedication through participation in a variety of art classes (visual, literary, performing, media, etc.) and experiences at Haldane. 

Haldane CSEA Awards - presented to seniors who demonstrate integrity, set high standards, work hard, and help fellow students when in need.

Haldane Faculty Association Scholarship - presented to seniors who make significant contributions in the areas of school spirit, scholarship, citizenship, or extracurricular activities. 

Haldane Football Association Scholarship - presented to a senior who has shown personal, athletic, and academic excellence who has been involved in the Haldane football program. 

Haldane Lacrosse Association Scholarship - presented to an outstanding athlete who demonstrates good citizenship, respect for teachers and peers, and good sportsmanship.

Haldane PTA Scholarships - presented to two seniors who have demonstrated one or more of PTA core values of collaboration, commitment, diversity, and respect. Deadline: 

Haldane School Foundation Senior Scholarship - presented to a senior who demonstrates outstanding effort in the pursuit of excellence during a program funded by the Haldane School Foundation. Deadline 

HOPE for Youth Foundation Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior with demonstrated service to school and community. Deadline: 3/31/23

The Jensen Scholarship - is available to a student who  has excelled in design and has shown an interest and promise in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college. Paul Jensen was a marketing representative for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal and was a great craftsman. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 

Joan Connelly Memorial Scholarship - this $500 scholarship is available for a graduating high school senior from Putnam County who is planning to pursue a career related to mental health or human services, for example: social work, psychology, nursing, education, counseling, community mental health or child and family studies. Deadline: 

Joseph Giachinta Memorial Award - presented to a BOCES Tech senior who, like successful business owner, Joseph Giachinta, is hardworking, proud of their trade, and career focused. 

Joseph Percacciolo Memorial Award - presented to the senior who exemplifies good citizenship and a commitment to the community. Deadline: 

Liz Bono Memorial Scholarship - presented to a senior who is a leader among peers, participates in extracurricular activities, and is committed to their community. The student is preparing for a career in business management or is planning to start their own business. Deadline: 

The Lori Isler Teacher Scholarship - presented to a senior who is pursuing a teaching career, involved in community service, and interested in empowering today's youth for a brighter tomorrow. Deadline: 

Marie Klubnick Baranowski Music Award - this music award is given in memory of Marie Klubnick Baranowski, a 1929 Haldane graduate. Marie played french horn in the Haldane band, and went on to perform in the U.S. Coast Guard Marching Band during World War II. The recipient of this award should be an active participant in the Haldane high school band, be a positive role model to other band members, and practice his/her instrument diligently and show steady improvement. 

The Martha Lou Anders Memorial Scholarship - presented to a senior who excels in English and has a passion for local and/or New York State history, as demonstrated by classroom performance, cumulative average, and writing talent. Deadline: 

The Nelsonville Fire Department Memorial Award - presented to a senior who best portrays the spirit of volunteerism in the Philipstown community and, preferably, volunteers as a firefighter. 

New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship  - awarded to a graduating senior who plans to follow a career in the health field. Deadline: 

Old Souls Senior Scholarship for Environmental Studies  - awarded to the Haldane senior who meets the eligibility requirements and writes the most compelling essay on the need for Environmental studies/activism and the applicant’s intention to seek study/employment in the Environmental field. Deadline: 

The Pat Burjarski Memorial Scholarship - this award is given in memory of Patricia "Pat" Burjarski, who gave back to her students and her community through passionate mentorship, and serving as an Emergency Medical Technician. Recipients should have a drive for helping others and intend on obtaining their Emergency Medical Technician Certification. The awarded student will receive sponsorship to an EMS Certification Program of their choice, and $500. Deadline: 

The Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Robert Christie Memorial Scholarship -  presented to a senior who volunteers within the community in any capacity and plans to further their education. Deadline - 

Putnam County Children's Committee Scholarship - awarded to graduating seniors who are residents of Putnam County or graduates from a Putnam County school district with a desire to further their education. Deadline: 

2022 Putnam County Sheriff's Department Police Benevolent Association Scholarship - the PBA will award two $1500 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors who attend one of the Putnam County's high schools. The PBA is looking for applicants who have an interest in law enforcement and background of service to our community. Deadline: 

Village of Cold Spring Police Benevolent Association - presented to a senior who performed community service during their high school career and demonstrates a willingness to serve others. Deadline: 

Virginia E. Pidala Memorial Award - presented to a senior who has demonstrated service to the community, has been involved in student activities, and who is looking to continue their education or pursue a career path in helping others. Deadline: 

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