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


Glaser Orthodontics $1000 Scholarship - Awarded to graduating seniors with plans to enter a health profession. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 3/31/20

Joan Connelly Memorial Scholarship - The Mental Health Association in Putnam county has a $500 scholarship 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. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 3/27/20

The Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship 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 or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 3/27/20

The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend college in New York State. Applying students should be able to demonstrate a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or similar aspirations generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline 3/27/20

The Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated an inspired imagination and creative aesthetic in his or her school career, and who is seeking an opportunity to attend college. Please stop in the guidance office for information and applications. Deadline 3/27/20

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. The Young Women in Public Affairs application can be downloaded from For more information please stop in the guidance office. Deadline 3/1/20

2020 Official Excellence in Nursing Scholarship - Sponsored by Hudson Valley Magazine and awarded to a motivated high school senior who plans to pursue a career in nursing. Applicants must include an essay explaining why you want to be a nurse, high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and two letters of recommendation. Stop in the guidance office for additional information or email Deadline 2/7/20

2020-21 Excelsior Scholarship - Tuition-free SUNY for New York State students whose families make less than $125,000/yr and are pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree and earn 30 credits each year. For more information login in at

APIA Scholarship - Open to Asian and Pacific Island American students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the fall of 2020. Deadline is 1/22/20

Youth Humanitarian Award in Memory of Stanley Marcus - Recognizes a high school junior or senior student who best exemplifies  the humanitarian principles of Stanley Marcus through the dedication of zealous volunteer community service. Deadline 1/31/20. For more informaiton please visit

SUNY Oswego Possibility Scholarship - designed to support high achieving and financially disadvantaged students from NY State who are committed to studying in a STEM field. This scholarship provides full financial support for undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, as well as a on-campus summer research project and an international research experience with an overseas partner institution. For more information contact admissions at 315-312-2250 or email

Additional Scholarship Resources

Please use caution when applying for scholarships. Students should never be required to pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. Visit to learn more.

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College Fair Opportunities

NACAC National College Fairs - 4/26/2020 - Jacob Javits Center NYC, 12:00 - 4:00pm visit online for more information