Scholarships

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 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.

October 2019

Oct. 6 – The AES Scholarship: “Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. 

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. 

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.”

The online application is due by Oct. 6, 2019.

 

Oct. 29 – The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award: Open to any student who is in grades 5-12 as of Nov. 5, 2019 and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after Sept. 1, 2018. Due To Ms. Truesdell by Tuesday, Oct. 29.

 

 

 

February

Feb. 18 – Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college. In addition, the applicant must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, related to a Fire District Commissioner, Fire District Secretary, Fire District Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer, or Fire District Administrator/Manager or be an Explorer in a fire department. 

Feb. 25 – The Monticello Rotary Club Scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated a commitment to their community, including the school, as well as the community at large. The awards are not based upon academic achievement, but a minimum grade point average of 87 is required. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

March 

March 12 – The Vice Chancellor Emerita Adelaide L. Sanford Scholarships are are open to one MBK Fellow and one female graduating high school senior from a NYSED recognized My Brother’s Keeper community who have been accepted and plan to enroll in any college or university. Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s name. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Tuesday March 12.

March 15 – Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who are currently being treated for epilepsy and plan on continuing their education at a 2 or 4 year college/university.

March 18 – Upsilon Tau Scholarship: Applicants must be a high school senior residing in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties, and must enroll in a full-time undergraduate program no later than the fall of their graduation from high school. Students must have an 85 or better GPA, have been involved in school and the community, and demonstrated leadership ability. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Monday March 18.

March 21 – Tau Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society Memorial Grant in Aid Awards is open to senior girls who have indicated teaching as their career interest and are in the top half of their class. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Thursday, March 21.

March 22 – The Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates planning to pursue a career in land stewardship and/or environmental studies, especially those applicable to the needs of the Upper Delaware River region.

March 22 – The Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates  planning to pursue a career in education or environmental studies. 

March 22 – The Naomi Morgan Memorial Scholarship is open to senior girls from Monticello High School who are of African American or Native American descent, who are majoring in the sciences or health care. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell on Friday, March 22.

March 22 – The Professional Women of Sullivan County Scholarship is open to seniors pursuing higher education. PWSC is particularly looking for young women who excel academically, are well-rounded and committed to community service and civic engagement. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Friday, March 22.

March 22 – The Gift of Sight Scholarship is open to graduating students who are legally blind or visually impaired. The student must be a current high school graduate of Italian descent who will begin full time undergraduate in the fall. Students will need official documentation of blindness or visual impairment, official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, two letters of recommendation from school personnel, an essay summarizing educational and career goals, proof of school and community service, and a written discussion of the significance of Italian heritage. Application fee of $10 to be included. Due to Ms. Truesdell on Friday, March 22.

March 25 – Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship Fund is open to graduating seniors who reside in the Town of Mamakating. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell, Monday, March 25, 2019.

March 25 – Mamakating First Aid Squad Betty Keil  and Elsa Greenwald Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who reside in the Town of Mamakating. In addition, students who plan to pursue a career in the medical field along with scholastic standing, citizenship, leadership, potential, school spirit and need are factors considered. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Monday, March 25, 2019. 

March 25 – Wurtsboro Board of Trade Scholarship: is available to: Senior students living in the Town of Mamakating pursuing higher education.  Consideration will be given based upon community involvement, academic achievement, pursuit of small business aspirations. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Monday, March 25, 2019.

April

April 1 – Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarships. The purpose of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship is to assist students affected by breast cancer in some way. Students meeting the general Miles of Hope scholarship criteria may be considered for multiple scholarships. Applications are due online by April 1. See application and details on the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley website.

April 8 – Colonel Ellis Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement, a record of performance in school and community activities, and an interest in the heritage of the United States. Please submit application along with a  letter of recommendation from either a school counselor, teacher or a responsible person in the community and a 500-word essay on a topic selected annually by the Colonel Ellis Camp. This is due Monday, April 8.

April 10 – The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Ita Division 6, Orange County, NY is sponsoring a scholarship for high school students in Orange and Sullivan Counties who wish to further their education at an institution of higher learning. The scholarship requires a written essay that should be not less than 250 words or more than 500 words on the topic “What I have done in the past year to help others.” Instruction for writing the essay as well as the scholarship application can be found here. Due to Guidance April 10.

April 12 – The Blake and Dorothy Washington Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who exhibit attributes of scholastic achievement, character, integrity and industriousness. Application is available only online and must be submitted online by Friday, April 12.  Application can be found here

April 12 – The Ashley and Sierra Memorial Scholarship is open to seniors and early graduates who have maintained a grade point average of 3.2, has upheld a safe driving record during their high school years, must show financial need and give further evidence as to ability, commitment and personal initiative to achieving his/her goals. To be considered, all parts of the application must be completed. Application is available only online and must be submitted online. Application can be found here

April 12 – The Earle-Elizabeth Wilde Scholarship is open to seniors and early graduates who plan to continue their education in an agricultural related field at either the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill or Morrisville. Application is available only online and must be submitted online. Application can be found here

April 12 – Marine P.F.C. Jerry B. Evans Memorial Scholarship is available to high school graduating seniors who reside in the Town of Mamakating. Scholastic standing, citizenship, leadership, potential, school spirit and need are factors which will be considered. Applications are due to the website April 12, 2019. To apply, go to  visit: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfosny

April 12 – Peter H. Cahalan Scholarship is open to seniors in Sullivan County attending a two or four-year college with an 85 or higher average with an interest in the finance or sports fields of study along with their commitment to their community. Applications are due to the website April 12, 2019. To apply visit: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfosny

April 12 – Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of any school district in Orange County (with the exception of Monroe-Woodbury) including John S. Burke High School and Chapel Field Christian, as well as students from Monticello, Wallkill, and Marlboro 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. Applications are due to the website April 12, 2019. To apply follow this link:  https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfosny

April 15 – Center for Prayer and Meditation Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates continuing their education at a two or four-year college/university. Must apply online using the following link – https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfosny. Please see Mrs. Lagarde if you have any questions. Due April 15.

April 22 – The Sullivan County Trail Association Scholarship is open to seniors in a Sullivan County high school, or whose parents/guardians are members in good standing of the Sullivan County Trail Association, and who plan on majoring in an environmental field.

April 12 – Periwinkle Fund For The Arts Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Sullivan County who demonstrate a commitment to continuing his/her education in the field of performing arts and/or arts education. The applicant has demonstrated passion, commitment and promise in some aspect of the performing arts; must provide a strong letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, drama coach or other pertinent professional; must submit an essay expressing his/her worthiness to receive this award; must have plans to further his/her education in some aspect of the performing arts (performing, writing, composing, design, direction, business, marketing, teaching or education. Applications are due to the website April 12, 2019. To apply, follow this link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfosny

April 12 – Skoda Family Scholarship Fund at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Sullivan County. Preference will be given to Sullivan County graduating high school students who plan to attend Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA and major in Agriculture. For full criteria of the Skoda Family Scholarship, click here. Applications are due via web by April 12, 2019. To apply follow this link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfosny

 

April 22 – The Monticello Fire Department Scholarship is open to all graduating students in Monticello High School, who are a member or the child of an active member or a child of a life member of the Monticello Fire Department (grandchildren may be considered if there are no eligible active or restricted member’s applying). Students must have maintained an 85 or higher GPA, and mush have shown participation in community/school activities. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Monday, April 22, 2019.

April 22 – The Thomas M. Callihan Fire Science Memorial Scholarship is open to all graduating students in Monticello High School who have maintained an 85 or higher GPA and have shown participation in community/school activities. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Monday, April 22, 2019.

April 23 – Catherine Abate Memorial BKAA Scholarship is 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 bring to Mrs. Lagarde in Guidance. Due April 23.

April 24 – Jacob E. Gunther, III, Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who have demonstrated academic achievement, community service and have a financial need. In addition, student must be accepted to a college or university to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by April 24.

April 24 – Frederick K. Robinson Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who have either been directly affected by substance abuse or plan to pursue studying substance abuse prevention, social work, mental health field 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 alcohol or drugs can have on your body. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by April 24.”

April 26 – American Legion Auxiliary: Esther Etkin Memorial Scholarship and Adelle Lazarowics Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early grads 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 (discharge papers or a membership card from a veterans organization, American Legion-VFW-etc.) and a letter of recommendation from the principal or guidance counselor. Due to Mrs. Lagarde April 26.

April 26 – Elks Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who are planning on attending a two- or four- year college/university. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by April 26.

April 30 – Glen Rafkin Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education at a 2 or 4-year college/university and plan on majoring in criminal justice. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by April 30.

April 30 – Kiwanis Club of Monticello Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education at a 2 or 4-year college/university. Please hand to Ms. Lagarde by April 30.

April 30 – American Society of Civil Engineers Mohawk-Hudson Section Region 1 Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who intend to enroll in an education institution majoring in an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a bachelor of science degree in the field of civil engineering. Due to Mrs. Lagarde April 30.

May

May 1 – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s PBS Robert Chemerys Memorial Scholarship is open to Sullivan County graduating seniors who are pursuing a career in criminal justice or any police related fields. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell in MHS Guidance by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

May 1 – Sullivan County Sheriff’s PBS Debra Hall Memorial Scholarship: Open to all graduating seniors residing in Sullivan County and pursuing a career in the field of Veterinarian Science or something associated with Animal Services. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell MHS Guidance by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

May 1 – Mamakating Knights of Columbus Deacon Edward J. Czerwinski Memorial Scholarship is open to residents of 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 out council (Our lady of the Assumption in Bloomingburg or the Church of St. Joseph in Wurtsboro).  Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

May 1 – Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduate who plan on attending a 2 or 4-year college or university.  Due to Ms. Lagarde by Wednesday, May 1.

May 1 – Friend of The Ethelbert E. Crawford Public Library Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who are paid library pages and/or volunteers. Student must be involved in teen participation event(s) at the Ethelbert Crawford Public Library. Due May 1 to Mrs. Lagarde.

May 1 – The United Way of Sullivan County is offering two scholarships to graduating students: United Way Performing Arts Scholarship and United Way Hospitality & Travel Scholarship. Both Scholarships require a 500-word essay, two letters of reference, and will be awarded on a combination of student GPA, extracurricular activities, community service, and sports participation.  Due to Ms. Truesdell May 1.

May 3 – Beth A. Clark Memorial Scholarship Mu Chapter-Alpha Delta Kappa is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education at a 2 or 4-year college/university to pursue a degree in education. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by May 3.

May 3 – American Legion Ralph S. Breakey JR Scholarship Award is open to all seniors and early graduates who have a direct family relationship to a veteran (living or decesased) and can provide verification of veteran’s status by a copy of DD214 (discharge papers) or a valid membership card from a veterans organization (American Legion, V.F.W. D.A.V., V.V.A., or J.W.V) Student must attain a grade point average of at least a 3.0. Due May 3 to Mrs. Lagarde

May 6 – The Honorable Louis B. Scheinman Memorial Scholarship is for students who exemplify the qualities of Judge Scheinman, an eager and inquisitive student, community minded, involved with the community and school extracurricular activities. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Monday, May 6, 2019.

May 7 – Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation is 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 well-rounded students. The applicant must submit the completed application, a brief letter outlining the reason for consideration and a letter of recommendation.  Due May 7 to Mrs. Lagarde.

May 7 – Sullivan County Bar Association – Ira Jay Cohen Scholarship is open to graduating students who anticipate a career in public service or law. Due to Mrs. Truesdell Tuesday, May 7.

May 7 – Jay J Wheeler Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a two- or four-year college/university. Due to Mrs. Lagarde May 7.

May 9 – Federation of Sportsmen’s Club of Sullivan County is open to all seniors and early graduates who are members or have a relative that is a member of the Federation of Sportsmen’s Club of Sullivan County. Student should be pursuing a degree/education related to preserving and protecting natural resources. Students should not be discouraged from applying if their grades do not meet expectation set forth on application. Due May 9 to Mrs. Lagarde.

May 14 – Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps Pearl Dumont Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Pearl Dumont, a lifetime member of the Ambulance Corps.  Pearl was dedicated to serving her community and had an ambition of working in the field of healthcare. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in good standing that attends Monticello High School.  Students applying for the scholarship should be involved in volunteer work in their community and should be planning on attending college to pursue a career in any healthcare related field. Due to Mrs. Truesdell Tuesday, May 14.

May 15 – Music for Humanity Scholarship: To be eligible, you must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States as a music major. Apply now for academic year 2019-2020. Online application only. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2019.

May 17 – Bethel Lions Club Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a two- or four- year college/university and are full-time residents of the Town of Bethel.  Due to Mrs. Lagarde May 17.

May 23 – Edward M. Maier Memorial Post 4947 Scholarship Honoring Edward and Gladys Maier is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education at a 2 or 4- year college or university. Due May 23 to Mrs. Lagarde

May 28 – The Monticello Teachers’ Association Educational Scholarship is now available to students who have been accepted into an accredited pre-service teacher training program. Please see the attached document for details. Due to Ms. Truesdell in guidance by Tuesday, May 28.