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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.

february

February 27:  The Ned Carter Scholarship is open to all seniors and early grads who are continuing on to further their education at either a two or four year college and plan on entering a career of service to the community (fire serviced-related major, nursing, social work, health-related services, teaching, librarian, etc.) The applicant must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an explorer in a fire department or district, that is a current paid member in good standing of the Association of Districts of the State of New York. Download the Ned Carter Scholarship application here.

February 27: The American Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship is open to seniors and early graduates who are a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, The Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf and/ or the War on Terrorism. There are six different scholarships available. Please visit the Guidance Office to pick up an application.

march

March 27: Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship:  Open to all Seniors and Early Grads planning to pursue a career in land stewardship and/or environmental studies. Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship.

March 28: The Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors and early graduates who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college upon graduation. Candidates must have participated in the Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading program for multiple years. Download the Football and Cheerleading Scholarship.

April

April 1: The Steve J. Ecker Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early grads seeking a career in the architecture, engineering and/or Energy Technology field. Must be a Shawangunk Ridge are resident with a GPA of 75 percent or above. Download the Ecker Memorial Scholarship application here.

April 10: The Esther Etkin Adelle Lazarowics Memorial Scholarship is open to seniors and early graduates who are a child of a veteran (living or deceased) with a grade point average of 3.0-4.0. Student must submit verification of veteran's status and a letter of recommendation from the Principal or Guidance Counselor. Download the Etkin-Lazarowics application here.

April 10: The Betty Keil and Elsa Greenwald Memorial Scholarship is to all seniors residing in the Town of Mamakating who plan to pursue a career in the medical field along with scholastic standing, citizenship, leadership, potential, school spirit and financial need. Download the Keil-Greenwald scholarship application here.

April 10: The Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who reside in the Town of Mamakating. The application must be submitted along with a short essay staring the reason for selecting your career and future plans. Download the Lions Club Scholarship application here.

April 11: The Skoda Family Scholarshipis is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan to attend Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA upon graduation. Preference will be given to students who plan to major in Agriculture. Download the Skoda application here.

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.

 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 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 12: The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program is open to all seniors and early graduates. Interested students will have submit an essay 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.