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Amy F. Wahl Memorial Scholarship - 

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Bridgehampton or Sagaponack School District resident.  Please see attached for details on the required essay and the rules of this scholarship. 

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Deadline:  June 3, 2021

 

PWGC 2022 Scholarship -

One $750 scholarship and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to a student majoring in Science or Engineering.  The attached application, an essay on one of the topics listed in the attachment, a B or higher GPA are required.

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Deadline:  May 27, 2022

 

SCATA Scholarship -

The Suffolk County Athletic Trainers' Association is proud to offer up to 4 scholarships, each valued at up to $1000.00 to graduating high school seniors majoring in a sports medicine related field (exercise science, kinesiology, etc.) who intend to pursue Athletic Training or another related Allied Healthcare field.

All materials should be emailed to SCATAscholarship@gmail.com with attached documents as one PDF file no later than May 16th 2022.

For questions or inquiries, please contact us at SCATAscholarship@gmail.com or Randi Cherill cell # (631)375-4626.

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The Brookhaven National Laboratory African American Advancement Group will be offering a limited number of scholarships to qualified students planning to pursue a STEM degree from an accredited institution.  Seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and a commitment to community service are encouraged to apply.

 

AAAG STEM Scholarship:

All Applicants for the AAAG Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be of Black, African, African American, or Caribbean heritage
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year and plan to major in a STEM field

Vincent J. Castillo STEM Scholarship:

All Applicants for the Vincent J. Castillo STEM Scholarship must meet the following criteria: 

  • Applicant must be an American student with African, West Indian, or Hispanic heritage
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year and plan to major in a STEM field

Scholarship Selection Criteria:

  • Priority will be given to applicants with a cumulative Grade Point Average
    (“GPA”) of 85 (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or greater
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership ability
  • Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the community via
    volunteer activities

Application Information:

  • Completed applications must be emailed on or before May 23, 2022.
  • The applicant’s official transcript must be emailed directly by the guidance
    counselor, to the AAAG Scholarship Committee.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Awardees will be notified directly by June 20, 2022.

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Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program for Truth and Reparations

 The Scholars Program will strive to promote equity in education by offering scholarships to descendants of enslaved people.  Applications will be accepted from all Black, African Americans and Caribbean Americans, who desire financial assistance for higher education or vocational training.  Recipients will receive up to $5,000 per semester (maximum of two semesters), and comparable amounts for vocational education. 

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Deadline:  April 22, 2022

 

Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated 2022 Scholarship - The students should meet the following qualifications:

  1. Graduate from high school in 2022
  2.  Reside in Suffolk County
  3. Need access to financial resources and support to further education
  4. Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
  5. Plan to attend college (including but not limited to a Historically Black College or University)
  6. Participate in school and community activities

Please present a copy of this letter, the application, and the scholarship checklist to all eligible students.
The application, official transcript, including the first semester senior grades, SAT/ACT scores(optional), rank in class, GPA, proof of college acceptance, two letters of recommendation and a 250 words or more essay should be emailed to:

ATTN: Kathryn Simmons, Katsimmonsblackberry@gmail.com,
Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter Scholarship Chairman,

All required information must be received by 11:59PM EST on May 1, 2021.

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Hispanic Heritage Group - 2022 STEM Scholarship

The Brookhaven National Laboratory Hispanic Heritage Group will be granting financial awards up to $1,000 each to students of Hispanic Heritage pursuing a career in STEM. The requirements are as follows:

Applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply.

  1. Hispanic Heritage.
  2. Current high school senior residing in Suffolk or Nassau County.
  3. Enrolling as a full-time college or university student for the 2022–23 academic year.
  4. Declaring a major in a STEM discipline.
  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 85 (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

To minimize the risk of identity theft, and to protect applicants, any application materials must have all social security numbers and /or dates of birth removed (blanked out/blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to submittal.

Mail completed application to: HHG Scholarship Committee, Liz Flynn, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg. 460, Upton, NY 11973 OR E-mail completed application as a single PDF file to: HHGScholarship@bnl.gov on or before May 1, 2022.

 

Walk Safe Long Island’s Tagline Scholarship Contest

Walk Safe Long Island’s Tagline Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors, who are Long Island residents, and who submit a tagline and essay adhering to the following parameters:

  • Applicants must create an original pedestrian safety tagline that pertains to one Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians. Taglines should be no more than 10 words long. Examples of some famous taglines include: I‘m lovin’ it (McDonald’s); America Runs on Dunkin (Dunkin Donuts); Just Do It (Nike) etc.
  • In addition to a tagline, each applicant must submit an explanation of 500 words or less explaining: o The meaning of the tagline o Which Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians inspired the tagline o How you interpret and understand this law, in your own words
  • Tagline of 10 words of less; explanation word count of no more than 500 words · Digital submission in Microsoft Word or PDF format
  • Tagline and explanation may not contain profanity or lewd/inappropriate content
  • Submission of tagline, regardless of selection for award, gives the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety (award-granting entity) permission to use and re-purpose content for educational and promotional purposes related to essay’s original content

Feel free to use as inspiration and/or reference:  The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrian Enforcement and/or this quick reference guide; Department of Transportation (DOT) website and materials on pedestrian education; Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) website; The Three Es – Engineering, Enforcement and Education; The See! Be Seen! Campaign

Instructions:

  1. Please create an original pedestrian safety tagline inspired by one Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians as detailed by the New York State Department of Transportation.
  2. Write an essay of no more than 500 words that: a. Explains the meaning of the tagline b. Tells which law inspired your tagline c. Explains your interpretation/understanding of this law in your own words.

Complete Rules & Guidelines

2022 Tagline Scholarship Contest Flyer

Awarded to one (1) winner in Nassau County and one (1) winner in Suffolk County

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm

 

The Julie Peierls Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a Long Island high school senior who plans to pursue a career in the professional theatre and will be continuing his/her education in college majoring in Theatre or Musical Theatre.  Students will be required to submit an application (available at theatrethree.com and participate in an audition and an interview.)

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Application deadline:  June 1, 2022

 

2022 HAH Karish Scholarship Opportunity

The Karish Education Fund of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons is now accepting scholarship grant applications from qualified current and future students of horticulture and related fields (such as agriculture, botany, landscape architecture, garden design, and environmental science).  Graduating high school seniors, professional certification participants and college level students are eligible to apply.

Additional information may be obtained on the HAH website: www.hahgarden.org under the Karish Scholarship tab.  From the HAH site, click the provided link to be re-directed to our administrator’s site.  After registering, further instructions and application forms can be accessed.

Deadline is Earth Day - April 22, 2022

 

Jonah’s Mission For Kids Senior Scholarship

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Deadline:  April 1, 2022

 

12th Annual Friedlander Upstander Award

The Friedlander Upstander Awards are generously sponsored by the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation. This Foundation was established by Claire Friedlander, a Holocaust Survivor, whose life was saved by people who took a stand against prejudice. This award honors her life and embodies her legacy, and the Foundation is proud to support young Upstanders who make the often difficult decision to extinguish the flames of intolerance wherever they burn. 

The ideal student nominated for this award

  • Is committed to making our world a better place by demonstrating that they are not bystanders, but Upstanders who have taken action on behalf of another against prejudice, hatred or indifference; 
  • Knows the importance of guarding the rights and safety of others, and exemplifies this through their daily actions;
  • Believes in HMTC’s underlying message that every individual can make a difference in their schools and communities, and knows that no act is too small to inspire change. 
  • Is currently in middle school or high school (6th-12th grade), and lives in Nassau or Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. 

Application MUST include the following

1. A nominating letter from any teacher, guidance counselor, community member, community leader, or peer who has knowledge of a student who has acted as an Upstander may nominate that student for the Friedlander Upstander Award

2. Students must include a 500 word essay on what makes him/her/they an Upstander using the essay prompt: I have demonstrated the actions of an upstander by...

For more information see the attached link and or flyer Friedlander Awards — Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (hmtcli.org)

link Friedlander Awards — Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (hmtcli.org)

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Deadline: April 1, 2022

 

New York State Insurance Reciprocal - The Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound special education student from a NYSIR-member school district to reward him or her for working through special challenges to complete high school and enter college.  The attached application, which MUST BE SIGNED BY MRS. DOSCHER, and an essay are required. 

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Deadline:  March 18, 2022

 

New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal - The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship

This scholarship, one in the amount of $5,000 and one in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend college in New York State. Applicants 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 other humanitarian activity. Diversity is encouraged. The attached application, WHICH MUST BE SIGNED BY MRS. DOSCHER, and an essay are required.

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Deadline: March 18, 2022

 

New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal - The Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship (one for $5,000, one for $3,000) will be awarded to a student who has excelled in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college.  The attached application, which MUST BE SIGNED BY MRS. DOSCHER, and an essay are required.

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 Deadline:  March 18, 2022

 

2022 AIA Peconic Scholarship

The scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior currently accepted by an accredited school of architecture.  The student must be graduating from an east end high school.  A student can apply each year up to four years.  See attached letter for details and application.  Awards:  $500 up to $4,000.

Financial Aid Scholarship Application

Merit Scholarship Application

Deadline:  March 3, 2022. 

 

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Suffolk County Chapter Kathleen Taylor Memorial Community Service Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to reward students of African Ancestry who exhibit exemplary commitment to serving their communities.  Winners have received $500, $1000 or $1500 in past years.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be planning to enroll in a Baccalaureate degree program.  A completed application, letter of recommendation, transcript and typed essay must be submitted. 

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Deadline:  April 1, 2022

 

2022 Suffolk County Alumnae Chapter Memorial Scholarship

A Suffolk County resident graduating in 2022 with at least a 3.0 average, participation in school and community service activities and is of Black/African descent may apply for this scholarship.  Details can be found on the attached flyer.  The complete application and two letters of recommendation are required. 

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Deadline:  March 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

 

Hampton Theatre Company Peter Marbury Scholarship

Up to $1500 to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding ability and commitment in theater arts and who plans to further theater education after graduation. The attached application, two letters of recommendation and a brief essay on the impact of theater on your life and your future plans are required.

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Deadline: April 15, 2022

 

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.

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Deadline: Must be RECEIVED by the Dante Foundation no later than February
28, 2022.

 

Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer  Scholarship Program

The Fireman's Association of the State of New York will award 25 $1,500 scholarships to seniors.  The senior or parent/legal guardian must be a member of FASNY.  Requirements include a resume, letters of recommendation, an essay and a complete description of extracurricular activities, together with the application. 

Apply online at fasny.com/scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022.  

 

THE HONORABLE PETER FOX COHALAN SCHOLARSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY FOR NASSAU/SUFFOLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship in American History for Nassau/Suffolk County High School Seniors. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating Nassau/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 or academic institution subject to Board approval. The scholarship award is $10,000 yearly for 4 years of degree completion.

Applications will be closed on March 31, 2022.  Notifications will be sent out in the first week of May 2022. A runner-up will be selected in case the first-place awardee is unable to accept the scholarship.

Eligibility: The Foundation will accept a maximum of 3 applicants from each High School located in Nassau/Suffolk County, New York.

Application Materials

  1. An academic writing sample of at least 10 pages (typed and double spaced) based on any aspect of Long Island history and how it reflects New York State and American History.
  2.  Chicago-style endnotes, as well as a bibliography. 
  3. Two of the sources must be primary.
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from an American history or American studies teacher.
  5. Personal statement in the form of a 500-word academic autobiography giving special attention to achievements in American history and public service.
  6. An official transcript.  


A completed package including all of the above items must be received by March 31, 2022 and must come from the High School Scholarship Office.  If the Scholarship Office has more than three applications, they shall determine which three applications to send to the Foundation.  Applications should be mailed to:  The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, 148 East Montauk Highway, Suite 1, Hampton Bays, New York 11946  Attention: Scholarship

 Yearly renewal of the scholarship will be based on the following conditions:  

  1. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  2. The awardee must be majoring in American History and /or American Government. 
  3. Awardees of the scholarship will be required to volunteer at a local participating historical society to help that society grow. The hours allotted to the project will be determined and record kept by a historical society representative. Examples of acceptable projects might include:
    • Website design and maintenance
    •  Social media presences: including postings for the society on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
    • Docent and tour site interpreter
    • Cataloguing
    • Digitizing collections
    • Transcription of archives
    • Historic site restoration and improvements
    • General research
    • Event volunteering

     

  4. A yearly report will be due the last week of July from the student and representative of the participating historical society upon completion of each project submitted for The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship in American History for Gardiner Foundation Board review.  

 

The League of Women Voters Betty Desch Scholarship 2022

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.

  • Submit a brief (no more than one page) essay answering one of the essay questions on the instruction sheet.
  • Submit 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 March 25, 2022.

 

The Julie Peierls Scholarship 

A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a Long Island high school senior who plans to pursue a career in the
professional theatre and will be continuing his/her education in college majoring in Theatre or Musical Theatre. Students will be required to submit an application ( available at theatrethree.com) and participate in an audition and an interview.

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

 

Elias Foundation Inc. Scholarship

Scholarships (no more than one per District) 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.
  • More information and the application can be found at:  https://www.elias-foundation.org/scholaship

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, 2022