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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.

Deadline: April 15, 2023.  

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Elias Foundation, Inc. Scholarship - The goal is to reduce prejudice and stigma around mental illness, raise awareness of mental health issues in high schools and the local community, and encourage our youth to pursue their dreams without prejudice.  More information can be found at:
Scholarship awards start from $500.00 - $1,000.00 based on availability.

Up to (3) three high school candidates will be selected and submitted by the school counselor, per district, for consideration. There may be only (1) one award per district given. Districts are limited to the “East End” of Long Island.  For more details and criteria, please visit our website

Deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2023.

We sincerely look forward to hearing from you and your students. Last year we awarded $5,000.00!

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us via the website or contact Catherine Poulos, NP at


Dante Foundation Student Scholarship - Several $10,000 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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Eta Theta Lambda Chapter sponsors a scholarship award program based on academic achievement, desire, and persistence. The scholarship is open to African American and Hispanic/Latinx young men, who are spring 2023 graduating seniors, and plan to attend a University/College on a full-time basis for the 2023- 2024 academic year. 

Scan the QR on the attached flier or click this link to submit your application. You must complete the application in one sitting, as your responses will not be saved. To be considered for an award you must have a minimum equivalent cumulative grade point average of 80% (verified by school transcript), a submitted Teacher Recommendation Form, and an essay on an assigned topic. Award finalists will be interviewed by a panel of award administrators.

The deadline for submission of a complete application is February 17, 2023. 

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The League of Women Voters Betty Desch Scholarship 2023 - 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  the essay question on the instruction sheet.

Submit 2 letters of support from people such as  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
P.O. Box 2253
East Hampton, NY  11937

Deadline:  March 24, 2023

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East End Detachment Marine Corps League Scholarship - This scholarship is open to a graduating high school senior who is a descendant or sibling of a Marine or FMF Corpsman who honorably served. The attached application and a current transcript are required. The amount of the award varies but has been $500 in recent years. The selection will be based on the scholastic achievement, community service, need and character. The attached application must be mailed as directed in the application.

Deadline: May 1, 2023

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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, 2023.  Notifications will be sent out in the first week of May 2023. 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. 

Application deadline: March 31, 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 and participate in an audition and an interview.

Application deadline: June 1, 2023

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