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SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES AND INFORMATION 2011

Fill out a detailed information signup sheet at www.scholarshipexperts.com and all scholarships that meet your criteria will be sent directly to an e-mail account that you choose.
4/1/2011 Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women

3 scholarships will be offered by the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women. Each will be in the amount of $1,500. To apply:



Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a woman registered to attend a college or university on Long Island in 2011.

  • Minimum grade point average of 95% for 4 years of high school

  • Complete the essay of 250 words describing your goals for the future.

  • Copy of transcript and 2 letters of recommendation

  • Come to the Career Center for an application

Community Service Scholarship

  • Student must have been involved in a number of community service projects throughout high school.

  • Essay of 250 words describing your projects, how you became involved in them and what you gained from the experience.

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Come to the Career Center for an application


4/1/2011 New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Suffolk Chapter

The NYSSCPA Suffolk Chapter has a program whereby they offer undergraduate accounting scholarships to qualified high school candidates. Each award will be $500. The number of awards will be based on the number of applications received and funds available. Only one application may be submitted per school. (Guidance counselor deadline for submission is May 1). To apply:



  • You must have a B average (3.0 out of 4.0 GPA) in all previous schoolwork

  • SAT composite score of at least 1600

  • Proof of acceptance as a full-time matriculated student of a NY college of university for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • Complete the application available in the Career Counseling Center

  • One letter of recommendation

  • High School Transcript

  • Proof of SAT or ACT score, and

  • Proof of acceptance to a NY college/university for the 2011-2012 academic year


4/1/2011 The NYBEST Agency

Opportunity to Succeed Program – 2 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000. To apply:

  • Come to the Career Counseling Center for an application or their website at www.nybest.org

  • Candidate must be a student in good academic standing

  • Candidate must demonstrate financial need

  • Candidate must be attending a post-secondary school or college

  • Complete an essay not to exceed 650 words that explains the need for financial assistance. Include accomplishments, field of study and reason for financial assistance

Scholarship II – to apply:

  • Come to the Career Counseling center for an application or their website at www.nybest.org

  • Candidate must be a student in good academic standing

  • Candidate must be interested in a career in business, health or education

  • Candidate must be attending college

  • Complete an essay not to exceed 650 words that explains their accomplishments, field of study and reason for pursing a career in the chosen field


4/1/2011 THE Louis Mancuso, Sr. Scholarship

Two students from Nassau and/or Suffolk County will each be awarded this $1,000 scholarship. This fund has been established to provide a one-time scholarship to a senior who has a passion for aviation. Applicant must be:



  • Enrolled in high school full time and be a graduating senior

  • Must have applied and been accepted to an institution for continued education (either a 2 or 4 year college or a Part 61 or 141 flight school)

  • For an application please come to the Career Counseling Center on the 2nd Floor.


4/1/2011 The Scott Weingard Memorial Scholarship

  • This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has demonstrated athletic and academic achievement during their 4 years as a student.

  • Candidate will answer the following essay question “What makes you a good candidate for this scholarship?

  • Applications are available in the Career Counseling Center.


4/1/2011 The Cristin Bambino Scholarship

The Paul Jensen Scholarship

The New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal will be awarding 2 scholarships for graduating seniors. The Cristin Bambino Scholarship will be awarded on a regional basis – 5 winners will receive $3,000 scholarships and 1 winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. To apply:



  • Applicant must be a special education student who is college bound

  • Must complete an essay not more than 650 words that addresses – student’s accomplishments, examples of how the student overcame his/her challenges, how the student can serve as a role model for other young people with special challenges, what the student will study in college

  • Complete the application available in the Career Center

The Paul Jensen Scholarship will be awarded to 2 individuals on a statewide basis -1 scholarship will be for $3,000 and the other for $2,000. To apply:

  • Applicant must excel in design in his/her school career and be pursuing this in college

  • Compete an essay not more than 650 words and explain a way they would design, or adapt an existing design for a specific purpose, how the design or adaptation could be accomplished, why the design or adaptation would be unique

  • Complete the application available in the Career Center


4/1/2011 The Melville Lions Club – Leo Community Service Award

This awarded is to Half Hollow Hills High School West Students who have made an impact on their community by demonstrating outstanding community service through volunteerism.



  • The award will be granted to a senior enrolled in a degree granting institution of higher education or trade school.

  • The student must have volunteered in an endeavor unrelated to employment or academic requirements

  • The student must have demonstrated good character

  • The applicant must demonstrate the spirit reflecting in Lionism “we serve”

  • Priority will be given to Leos Club members but is not a requirement

  • Submit an essay demonstrating the nature of the community service performed, the length of time applicant was engaged in that service, and what benefits gained and lessons learned from the experience.

  • Applicant must submit a letter from either the director or the person having direct knowledge of the nature of the volunteerism.

  • Include a personal reference as well as a teacher reference.


4/1/2011 The Robert D. Halfmann Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to one remarkable student who has decided to earn a college degree and pursue a career in education.



  • The recipient must be a student or graduate of Half Hollow Hills High School West and/or a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church of Dix Hills.

  • The scholarship award is $3,000 presented over a four year program of studies ($500 for freshman year, $500 for sophomore year, $500 for junior year and $1,500 for senior year). The recipient must remain in good standing enrolled in an accredited college or university as an education major. Any type of continuing education in any field is acceptable, i.e., ministry, counseling, school nursing, administration

  • Preference may be given to those students who have experienced serious adversity in their lives and/or have significant financial need.

  • In approximately 250 words please explain why you feel you would be a good candidate to receive this award.

  • For additional information contact the pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church.

  • Applications can be sent directly through the g-mail website when completed

  • Applications are available at the Career Counseling Center on the 2nd floor.


4/1/2011 Prom Guide Magazine

Prom Guide is looking for a creative senior to produce a short YouTube video about their PG card. The top videos will be put on PromGuide.com and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship in June 2011. To apply:



  • Visit the website at PromGuide.com/scholarship or come to the Career Center for an application


4/1/2011 Half Hollow Hills Elementary School Citizenship/Community Service Award

Students who attended Vanderbilt, Forest Park or Otsego Elementary School are eligible for a PTA sponsored scholarship which will be given out at the Awards Ceremony in May. Two students will be chosen from each school. To apply:



  • Come to the Career Counseling Center on the 2nd floor for an application

  • Write an essay explaining the contributions you feel you have made to the school and/or community during your high school years and why you feel you are a good candidate for this award. Essay is limited to 1 page.


4/1/2011 The Kevin J. Gildea Memorial Scholarship

The 2011 Scholarship award for $1,000 will be made upon submission of a bursar’s bill for the fall 2011 semester.



  • The applicant must be the son or daughter of a parent or guardian who works in the field of school bus transportation located within Suffolk County.

  • The parent or guardian must have been employed by the same school district or company for at least six months prior to the application date.

  • The employee must still be employed by the same district or company at the time of the scholarship award.

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school located within Suffolk County with an average of 90 or higher, who will be extending his or her education or training beyond high school

  • The completed application must be mailed to Barbara Gildea, Three Village CSD, 100 Suffolk Avenue Stony Brook, NY 11790

  • Applications are available in the Career Counseling Center or on their website at www.suffolknyapt.org


4/1/2011 Greater Long Island Running Club

The Herb Grayson Memorial Scholarship application is for students who have an interest in running and have been involved in service to the Long Island running community. A $2,000 U.S. savings bond will be awarded to a graduating Nassau or Suffolk County High School senior chosen on the basis of his or her involvement in service to the Long Island running community. To qualify:



  • You must submit a paper describing your involvement in and service to the running community.

  • Your personal running accomplishments.

  • If you have helped to raise funds to send a team to an out-of-town meet or organized a road race or track meet for support of a local charity.

  • This is a service oriented scholarship rather than one based on athletic accomplishments.

  • Papers are to be a maximum of three pages in length, typed and double spaced.

  • Provide names and contact information for two references (no relatives).

  • Application forms are available in the Career Counseling Center.


4/3/2011 2011 High School Student Culinary Arts Competition

Win an $8,000 scholarship to attend Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts Programs.



  • One senior may apply

  • During finals participant will be required to create two plated servings of a new entrée using ingredients in a final mystery basket.

  • Visit the website at www.sccc.edu for an application


4/6/2011 Ujima Summer Minority Internship Program

Ujima is a paid internship program that is completely funded through private contributions made by local businesses, traditionally African-American civic and fraternal organizations, area churches and individuals. To apply:



  • Must be a minority student (African-American, Native-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, etc.) who is in the top ½ of his or her class

  • Must be a resident of the Town of Babylon

  • Student will be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in September 2011

  • Student completes and submits an application and a typed essay to the address listed on the application by Monday April 6, 2011 no later than 4:00pm

  • Come to the Career Counseling Center for an application or visit www.townofbabylon.com


4/6/2011The Dr. James LoFrese Scholarship

Counselor Nominated

  • This scholarship is in honor of Dr. James LoFrese, previous principal of Half Hollow Hills High School West.

  • The $500 scholarship will be awarded to any student who will be pursuing a degree in the field of

education.

  • The student must be upstanding and active in school and community service.

  • The applicant will be asked to answer the following question: Why do you think you are a good

candidate for this scholarship?

  • All applications must be returned to the appropriate guidance counselor.


4/8/2011 2011 Young Ambassadors Program

This is a national interdisciplinary leadership development program for seniors. The program mission is to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. Latino students with an interest and commitment to the arts sciences and humanities will be selected to travel to Washington D.C. for a week-long seminar from June 19-25, 2011. Following the training seminar, students will participate in a four-week interdisciplinary education internship in museums and other cultural institutions in their local communities. To apply:



  • Come to the Career Center for an application

  • Submit the application online at www.solaa.si.edu or by linking to the site from www.latino.si.edu/education.

  • Provide an unofficial transcript

  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation


4/8/2011 The Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Inc.

The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) and the New York State Show People’s Association will be giving away up to 6 $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are open to high school seniors and New York residents already attending college. To apply:



  • Applicants must be planning to pursue or already be pursing a degree in agriculture, an agricultural related field or a fair-management related field.

  • Applicants will be judged on their essay, fair participation, field of study, presentation of application and academic achievements.

  • You will be notified in June if you have been awarded a scholarship.

  • Visit the ww.nyfairs.org website and download the application form.


4/8/2011 The Maria A. Sciara Scholarship

  • This scholarship is dedicated to helping students who aspire to be teachers and might be denied the dream of a college education because of the devastating effect a mother’s cancer has on a family.

  • This scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to a high school senior who aspires to be a teacher and resides or resided with a mother or guardian who is, or was, affected by cancer (other than breast cancer).

  • The applicant must be enrolled in high school full time, be a graduating senior, and have applied and received acceptance to either a 2 or 4 year college or university.

  • Applications are available in the Career Counseling Center on the 2nd floor.


4/8/2011 The Long Island 2 Day Walk to fight Breast Cancer Scholarship

  • A one-time award of $2,500 is available to up to six high school seniors who reside with a parent, guardian or relative who is a survivor or victim of breast cancer.

  • Applicants must submit a personal statement, one letter of recommendation, copy of transcript and proof of acceptance to a two or four-year college, university, trade or vocational school.

  • Information and applications available at http://www.li2day.org/.


4/8/2011 The Deborah DiSalvo-Brady Memorial Scholarship

Counselor Nominated

The scholarship continues the legacy of Deborah DiSalvo-Brady, a guidance counselor for the Plainedge School District. This year 2 scholarships will be awarded – 1 for $5,000 and one for $2,000 to the student in Suffolk County who receives the second most votes by the committee.



  • The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and the student’s demonstrated ability to overcome personal obstacles to succeed and reach this point in his or her education.

  • The $5,000 and $2,000 Suffolk 2011 award will be open to all students in Suffolk county high schools


4/8/2011 & 5/13/2011 Mount Holyoke “Take the Lead”

Counselor Nominated

This is a long weekend designed for idealistic action oriented young women who want to make a difference in the world. 42 student leaders from across the country participate in fun, highly interactive workshops and activities that build leadership skills. To apply:



  • You must be a sophomore

  • You must be nominated by your guidance counselor or other adult mentor

  • Submit your application online before May 13, 2011

  • Weekend to take place September 29 – October 2, 2011

  • Visit the website at: www.mtholyoke.edu/takethelead or call 413-538-3500.


4/8/2011 Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association Scholarship

Counselor Nominated

10 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors. Counselors must be WSCA members in order to nominate a current student. To apply:



  • Complete the WSCA Scholarship Application

  • Complete the Volunteer Experience Resume

  • Prepare and submit Essay

  • Include letter from Advisor, transcript and school profile

  • Applications are available in the Career Counseling Center (call 209-0839 if not received)


4/8/2011 Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Friedlander Upstander Award

Counselor Nominated

The Memorial Center will be awarding 2 $2,500 scholarship 1 to a Nassau County and 1 to a Suffolk County student who has shown her/himself to be an Upstander against intolerance in any of its forms. This intolerance can be in form them of intervention or prevention. The award will be presented by the Clair Friedlander Family and the Police department at a special ceremony. To apply:



  • Open to middle and high school students

  • Must be nominated by an adult in school or community

  • Student and nominator must complete a one-page summary explaining why the student should receive the award.

  • Nominations may be from a teacher, guidance counselor, community leader or any adult other than parent/guardian

  • Provide details on how the student took action against intolerance or promoted acceptance and respect within their school and/or community

  • Come to the Career Center for an application


4/8/2011 Young Woman Achiever for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Counselor Nominated

2 young women will be honored for this award on October 20, 2011 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. To apply:



  • You must be a JUNIOR in good academic standing

  • Exhibit considerable accomplishment within your school and/or community at large focusing on business & entrepreneurship (developed an effective business plan for a for-profit or non-profit venture, created a business model and product for sale and distribution, engaged in effective product marketing, demonstrated financial prowess in developing a business or product, demonstrated excellence in business courses and class projects, created a product that gives back to the broader community, demonstrated a strong passion for innovation and creativity in the field of business).

  • Come to the Career Counseling Center for an application or visit the website at www.lifwg.org


Charlotte Shapiro-Lillian McCormick Young Woman Leadership Award

This award will be given to a young woman who has distinguished herself as a leader in efforts to help women achieve greater equality. To apply:



  • You must be under the age of 18, in any grade, and in good academic standing

  • Advocated for girls within her community

  • Made a difference in the lives of young women, through philanthropy, advocacy, or other community service efforts

  • Faced obstacles and taken risks to pursue their goals despite the views of others

  • Had a vision beyond her years and brought others to that vision

  • Shown leadership and promise as a future leader for women’s causes

  • Come to the Career Counseling Center for an application or visit the website at www.lifwg.org


4/11/2011 People to People Leadership Summit

Counselor Nominated

Submissions are online. Students will be notified about the program once they have been nominated. To nominate go online to www.peopletopeopleLSnom.com lkesten and enter PIN #QMEXWH.


4/11/11Town of Huntington Hispanic Heritage Program

One Junior and one Senior of Hispanic descent can be nominated for the award. Students should be starting 11th and 12 grades in the fall of 2011. The program recognizes academic and sporting achievements as well as community involvement. To apply:



  • Come to the Career Counseling Center for an application

  • Student must be of Hispanic descent


4/13/2011 Russell Sage College Student Sage Scholarship

Counselor Nominated

  • The Student Sage Scholarship Nomination is for an outstanding young woman from our school community. The nominee is required to be a junior who embodies the Russell Sage College motto: “To Be, To Know, To Do.”

  • The candidate should be a leader and a powerful communicator who is involved in the school and community by serving and inspiring others.

  • She should maintain a grade-point average of at least B+, rank in the top 25% of her class and have scored at about or above the national average on her standardized tests.

  • The scholarship award ranges from $7,000 - $16,000.

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