Scholarships & Financial Aid

Individual Scholarships

Burger King Scholars Program - entry must be submitted by December 15th, 2016

Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

  • Applicants must work park-time an average of 15 hours per week.

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - entry must be submitted by December 18, 2016

  • Scholarships are valued between $2000 - $15,000.

  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who is entering an accredited 2 or 4 year university, college, or vocational institute in the fall of 2017 and who owns / operates an established business.

Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship - entry must be submitted by January 15, 2017

  • Award is open only to graduating high school seniors who identify as LGBTQ.

  • Scholarships are for $10,000.

  • Award criteria are based on the demonstration of past leadership and community service involvement, academic credentials, personal essay, letter of recommendation, an individual interview, financial need, and future goals.

SUNY Oswego Merit Scholarships - application must be submitted by January 15, 2017

  • B+ average, 1150 SAT or a 24 ACT.

  • $18,800 Presidential Scholarships, $6000 Dean Scholarships, or $3000 Merit Scholarships

Ithaca College Park Scholars Program - application must be submitted by January 15, 2017

  • This program is offered to academically exceptional students who have demonstrated deep commitment to service and leadership in their communities.

  • Award covers the entire cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board) at Ithaca College and include stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500. 

  • Four-year awards are renewable for up to three years, for a total of eight semesters.

  • Students must complete separate applications for admission to Ithaca College (via Common App) and to the Park Scholars Program.

Presidential Scholarship for Fairleigh Dickinson University - entry must be submitted by January 15, 2017

University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Geisinger Scholarship - entry must be submitted by January 17, 2017

  • Awarded to non-Michigan resident students who will attend the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

  • The scholarship is a $20,000 annual award.

AEF (Ascend Educational Fund) - entry must be submitted by January 30, 2017

  • Awards scholarships to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a NYC school to attend public or private colleges or universities.

  • Applicants must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.

  • Maximum award of $20,000.

UFT Albert Shanker College Scholarship - must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

  • Award is $5,000 over 4 years.

  • Award is for New York City public high school seniors who will graduate from vocational, academic, or alternative school, night school, or New York City Board of Education alternative educational program.

  • Must apply for and be eligible to receive federal financial aid.

  • Must submit official documentation of income from all sources.

  • Visit Website to determine financial eligibility and for more information.

Molloy College Humanities Scholarship - entry must be submitted by February 8, 2017

  • Must have at least two years of language other than English at the high school level.

  • Must be a humanities major entering Molloy College in Fall 2017.

  • Award is up to $5,000.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - entry must be submitted by February 15th, 2017

  • Grant is for up to $28,000 over four years.

  • Must be a graduating, minority high school senior who plans to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the U.S.

  • Must present evidence of financial need.

  • Must show leadership potential and demonstrate a dedication to community service.

Create a Greeting Card Scholarship - entry must be submitted by March 2nd, 2017.

  • Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school.

I Matter Scholarship - application must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

  • A maximum of $5000 will be awarded to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. T

  • he recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant's demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity - application must be submitted by April 30, 2017

  • A four-year scholarship of up to $20,000.

  • Open to all high school juniors and seniors in CT or NYC area who plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.

  • Provides scholarships to students who have demonstrated they are unusually innovative and creative problem-solvers.

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