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Scholarship opportunities for seniors

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and feel fortunate to live in a community which embraces and rewards our students' achievements and are grateful for the community organizations and private donors for their generosity.

OVERVIEW

Over the course of the academic year scholarships become available to our students. Some are local, some are regional and some are national. Each scholarship has its own specific criteria and procedure for applying. Scholarship information can be obtained by contacting any one of the guidance counselors.

All scholarships are posted on the website scholarship page. In addition, the Monticello High School Guidance Department is utilizing a remind text/e-mail service. Click here to sign up for the scholarship remind text and e-mail service.

Students can obtain scholarship applications from a guidance counselor or download them from the website below. It is important to follow the directions stated on the application. Some require students to submit them directly to the sponsor while others require that the application is submitted to the guidance office.

Due dates are firm and must be adhered to. Often the date due to the guidance office is different from the due date listed on the application. This is because guidance personnel need time to collect recommendations, transcripts and other required information.

March through May are the primary months for scholarship applications. It is suggested that the students have their scholarship letters of recommendation and resumes on file in their guidance counselor’s office prior to March 1 to expedite the processing of scholarship applications.

It is strongly recommended that scholarship recipients show their appreciation by sending a note of thanks to the donors.

Scholarship Offerings 2016-17

Please click on the links below for scholarship applications. Scholarships are separated by month and are based on application deadlines. Consider saving this page in your browser and visiting often, as new scholarships are routinely added.

April

April 15: The Ashley and Sierra Memorial Scholarship Fund is open to all seniors and early graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.2 or above, has financial need and has maintained a safe driving record during their high school years. Download the Ashley and Sierra Memorial Scholarship here.

April 15: The Earle and Elizabeth Wilde Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates. Preference will be given to a graduating senior whose family is actively engaged in agriculture and consideration will be given to the graduating senior who has engaged in FFA, 4-H or other youth programs. Click here to download the Earle and Elizabeth Scholarship.

April 21: The Peter H. Cahalan Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates attending a two or four year college with an 85 or higher average with an interest in the finance or sports field of study along with their commitment to their community. Download the Peter H. Cahalan Scholarship application here.

April 21: The Thomas M. Callihan Fire Science Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates that have maintained a GPA of 85 or higher and have shown participation in community/school activities. (i.e Thanksgiving food drive, Key Club, Interact, etc.)" Download the Callihan Scholarship here.

April 21: The Monticello Fire Department Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates that are either a member on restricted status and/or the child of an active member or a child of a life member of the Monticello Fire Department. An eligible active restricted member or child of an active member a grandchild may be considered for the scholarship. The student must have maintained a GPA of 85 or higher and have shown participation in community/school activities. Download the Monticello Fire Department Scholarship here.

April 24: The Jacob E. Gunther III Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a two- or four-year college or university to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Download the Jacob E. Gunther III Memorial Scholarship

April 25: Kiwanis Scholarship. Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan on continuing their education at a 2-year or 4-year college/university. Download Kiwanis Scholarship Application

April 25:  Catherine Abate Memorial BKAA Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates. Student must write an essay (250-500 words) highlighting a local environmental problem and describing ways to mitigate or eliminate it. Please include student’s name, mailing address, phone number and school district. Please bring essay to Guidance

 May

May 1: The Blake and Dorothy Washington Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on pursuing his or her educational studies in a recognized institute of higher learning. Exhibit attributes of scholastic achievement, character, integrity and industriousness. Download Blake and Dorothy Washington application here.

May 1 - Ira Jay Cohen Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college/university upon graduation. Download Ira J. Cohen scholarship application

May 1: Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who exemplify the ideals of volunteerism, service within his/her school and community, be of good moral and ethical character and be a well-rounded students. The application must secure an application form from his/her guidance office and must submit the completed application, a brief letter outlining the reason for consideration and a letter of recommendation. Dowload Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation Scholarship application

May 2 - Frederick K. Robinson Memorial Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college that have been affected by substance abuse or is planning on studying substance abuse prevention, i.e Social Work, Mental Health or a similar field. If you fit neither of these qualifications and would still like to apply you may write a short 1-2 page research paper on the effects of alcohol or drugs can have on your body. Download application

May 8 - Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who are a member of the Federation of Sportsmen’s Club or a child/grandchild of a member. Student must also be graduating with a 3.0/85 grade point average and planning to pursue a degree at a college/university. Download the Federation of Sportsmen's Club scholarship application

May 8 - Bethel Lions Club Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who reside in the Town of Bethel who demonstrate a service to the community and school, good academic standing and participate in extra-curricular activities. Along with application student must attach a High School transcript and a letter of reference from their guidance counselor or a teacher. Download Bethel Lions Club Scholarship application

May 9 - Trust Family Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who are attending a two or four-year college or university after graduation. Download Trust Family Scholarship application

May 9 - Co-op Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates that demonstrate a real commitment to the community and is in good academic standing. If you have volunteered in your school and community or you have been working hard through high school and have been an asset to your employer you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Download Co-op Federal Credit Union Scholarship application

May 9 - Sullivan County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plans on working in an agricultural related field. Download Sullivan County Farm Bureau Scholarship application

May 9 - Beth A. Clark Memorial Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who are attending a 2 or 4 year college/university upon graduation and plan on pursuing a career in teaching. Download Beth A. Clark Memorial Scholarship application

May 12 - Mamakating Knights of Columbus: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who reside in the Town of Mamakating and/or an active member or the child of an active member of one of the two Catholic parishes served by our council. (Our Lady of the Assumption in Bloomingburg or the Church of St. Joseph in Wurtsboro) Download application here

May 15 - The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation High School Scholarship Program. Open to high school seniors who reside in Sullivan County, will graduate in 2017 and will attend Sullivan County Community College. Download the application

May 19 - The Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the United Way of Sullivan County, is available to all 2017 Sullivan County graduating seniors. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a combination of GPA, extracurricular activities, community service, sports participation, character references and a 500-word handwritten essay. Download the Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship application

May 19 - Stanley Segal Scholarship for the Arts: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan to continue their education in visual arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking. Candidates must submit a portfolio of 10-12 images on a thumb drive. Students must also include full contact information and several paragraphs in writing about themselves and their plans for advanced study. For more detailed information, see the scholarship's guidelines and find the student information form here.

May 30: The Debra Hall Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan to pursue a career in veterinarian science or something associated with animal services. Download the Debra Hall Memorial Scholarship application here.

May 30: The Robert Chemerys Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan to pursue a career in criminal justice or any police related field. Download the Robert Chemerys Memorial Scholarship here.

May 31: The American Legion Ruddick Trowbridge Post #73 is offering a scholarship to seniors or early graduates who are a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a veteran (living or deceased) who can provide proof of veteran's status. Download the American Legion Scholarship application here.

june

June 1: The Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education at a two- or four-year college or university. Download the Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship here.

June 12: The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program is open to all seniors and early graduates. Interested students will submit an essay on the topic on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the Abbot and Fenner website.

June 19: The BigSun Scholarship is open to all student-athletes, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit the BigSun website to learn more and apply.