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.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- 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.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Scholarship- The "Most Valuable Student Scholarship" is available to High School Seniors. Scholarship applications must be completed online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm Deadline 11/15/20
The New York State Elks Association awards more than $100,000 annually in the form of $1000 scholarship to deserving students that are children or grandchildren of an Elk member in good standing. Information is available at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm Deadline 11/15/20
The following scholarships are available through the NYS PTA website here -
1) The Susanne Smoller commitment to Advocacy Youth Award is awarded to one high school senior to encourage them to pursue post secondary education or training to continue their active engagement in advocacy in the aria of HIV/AIDS, the LGBTQ+ community, mental health, social justice or substance use. The award recipient will receive a $500. award plus an invitation to attend the NYS-PTA Legislative Summit and Lobby Day on 2/7, 2/8 2021 in Albany. Deadline 11/15
2) The Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education is a scholarship award that helps support outstanding students prepare for the teaching profession. This scholarship was inaugurated in Oct. 1946 as a special Golden anniversary project. This is a living memorial to the young people who lost their lives in military service during WWII and was named for Clifford N. Jenkins, Jr. This is a $3000 award paid out in installments to the recipients college. Eligibility for this scholarship is for a high school senior planning to prepare for a teaching career and attend a NY State college. Deadline 12/15/20
3) The Youth Humanitarian Award is presented to a junior or senior who best exemplifies the humanitarian principles of Stanley Marcus who dies in 1977 while serving as Vice President of the NYS Congress of Parents Teachers. Applicants must be a junior or senior that demonstrates outstanding volunteer community service, displays humanitarian principles and will be selected for the quality of the activities rather than the quantity. An engraved plaque and monetary award of $250 will be given. Deadline - 1/31/2020
Additional Scholarship Resources
- The College Board Scholarship Handbook is available for use in the Guidance office. This valuable tool details over 2,400 programs offering private, federal, and state money.
- STEM Incentive Program
- NYS Student Financial Aid Programs
- NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application
- New York State Grants, Scholarships, and Loans
- fastweb.com - scholarship database
- raise.me - scholarships aligned with your activities & achievements
- Big Future - College Search
Please use caution when applying for scholarships. Students should never be required to pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/types/scams to learn more.