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.


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.


Jan. 27Mid-Hudson Chapter of New York State Association of School Business Officials Student Education Scholarship – Open to graduating students in good academic standing planning a post-secondary course study in the field of business, finance, and or education. Due to Ms. Truesdell in guidance no later than Jan. 27.




Feb. 14 – Monticello Rotary Club Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is open to graduates who demonstrate a commitment to their community, including the school, as well the community at large. The awards are not based upon academic achievement, but require a minimum GPA of 85; nor upon financial need. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

Feb. 14 – Edward “Ned” Carter Scholarship: Applicant must be associated with a fire department or fire district that is a member of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York who’s dues are currently paid up for the year of submission of this scholarship application. The recipient shall be continuing their education after high school at either a two- or four-year institution of higher education.
Applicants must have successfully completed high school and graduated prior to the award of this scholarship. Awards will be made to those who will be pursuing a community service-related career which will include but is not limited to the fire service, nursing, social work, health related services, teaching, paramedic etc. Financial need, academic achievement and community service are all factors in the selection. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Feb. 29College Board Opportunity Scholarship and Recognition Program Class of 2020: Open to students in high school, beginning in their junior year, who meet all eligibility requirements. This is a series of seven scholarships. Students become eligible for each one by completing a specific step. The scholarship series encourages students to complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school. Due online Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.



March 3Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: Are you the child of a U.S. Marine (active duty, reserve, or veteran) or Navy Corpsman (who was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit)? If your answer is yes, these scholarships offered by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation may be for you! Please see the link for listing of scholarships, eligibility, and applications. Please make sure you have all supporting documentation before submitting your application. All Applications are due online March 3, 2020

March 4 – Professional Women of Sullivan County Scholarship: Available to graduates of 2020 who have resided in Sullivan County for at least the past two years and have met the entrance requirements of intended college or university. Due to Ms. Truesdell Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

March 6H2M Architects and Engineers 2020 STEM Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who are interested in pursuing a STEM related undergraduate degree. Student must be planning to enter a career in architecture, engineering, planning, land surveying, landscape architect or environmental science to apply. Please see attached application for all documents that must be submitted along with the application form. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by March 6.

March 12Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship: Lockheed Martin is awarding up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Apply online by March 12, 2020.

March 15Scooter Inside Scholarship: Write an essay of 700+ words on the following topic: “How to improve your scooting experience or your best scooter adventure.” Click on the website for further details. Due online March 15, 2020.

March 18 – Upsilon Tau Chapter David S. Bagley, Sr. High School Scholarship: Is for graduating seniors who have maintained an 85 or better average by their junior year, have demonstrated school and community involvement, demonstrated Leadership ability, and have effective oral and written communication skills. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

March 20The Conservancy Yeaman Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2004 in honor of the Conservancy’s founder, Barbara Yeaman. It is open to high school 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. Due to Ms. Truesdell by Friday, March 20, 2020

March 20The Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Vanessa, who was a recent graduate of West Chester University. This scholarship is open to high school graduates planning to pursue a career in education or environmental studies. Due to Ms. Truesdell by Friday, March 20, 2020.

March 23Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship Fund: This Scholarship is open to a graduating senior who resides in the Town of Mamakating. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell Monday, March 23, 2020.

March 23 – Mamakating First Aid Squad Betty Keil & Elsa Greenwald Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who resides in the Town of Mamakating and is planning to pursue a career in the medical field. Other factors considered are: Scholastic standing, Citizenship, Leadership, Potential, School Spirit and Need. Due to Ms. Truesdell Monday, March 23, 2020.

March 30, 2020Thomas M. Callihan Fire Science Memorial Scholarship: Open to all graduating students in Monticello High School, who have maintained an 85 or higher GPA, and are planning on perusing an education in Fire Science. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell Monday, March 30, 2020.

March 30, 2020Monticello Fire Department Scholarship: Open to all graduating students in Monticello High School, who are members or the child of an active member or 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 must have shown participation in community/school activities. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell Monday, March 30, 2020.


April 1 – The Trust Family Memorial Scholarship “Learn Much and Live Well”:  The Trust Family Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors and early grads. Please fill out the application and return it to Ms. Truesdell in Guidance no later than April 1st, 2020.

April 1The Nelson S. Hall Memorial Scholarship is for seniors or early grads who are planning on continuing their education in either music or theater. Due to Ms. Truesdell in Guidance By April 1, 2020.

April 13William and May Norris Foundation Scholarship – The William and May Norris Scholarship is awarded to graduates planning to enter a college, university or training school. Criteria: First Priority: Interest in Wildlife and Land Management; Second Priority: Interest in Caregiving. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell Monday, April 13, 2020

April 24 – The Sullivan County Trail Association Scholarship is open to any Sullivan County high school senior/early grad or any high school senior/early grad whose parent or guardian is a member-in -good standing with the club, who plans to major in an environmental field of study. Please complete the attached application or online application ( ). The scholarship will be paid to the student selected upon the receipt of a copy of their first college semester grade transcript. Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell in guidance no later then April 24, 2020.


May 1 – Monticello Teachers’ Association Educational Scholarship. Requirements: Student must be an MHS senior or early grad accepted into an accredited pre-service teacher training program at a college or university. Consideration would be given to the children of MTA members if there are no other student applicants. Due to Ms. Truesdell in guidance no later than May 1, 2020.

May 8 – The Mamakating Knights of Columbus Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academics, community service and financial need. In order to be eligible for this award the student must be a 2020 graduating senior available for an interview in mid-May and:           

  • A resident 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 our council (Our Lady of the Assumption in Bloomingburg or the Church of St. Joseph in Wurtsboro)
    Due to Ms. Truesdell Friday, May 8, 2020

May 15Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a two- or four-year college/university. Due to Mrs. Lagarde by May 15.


MonthlyCourse Hero Scholarship: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and attend a university or plan to attend a university. See website for further details. Submissions are due online monthly.



The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley gives Hudson Valley students access to more than 50 scholarships. Our common application has a built in eligibility quiz which informs students which scholarships they are eligible for. Some scholarships require supplemental materials. Additional awards may require you to download, print, complete and submit your application to your guidance office or to the Foundations.

Each scholarship requires you to provide academic information (including most recent transcript), financial information (including summary page of your Student Aid Report which you receive after filing your FAFSA), a resume, an essay and at least two letters of recommendation from someone who is not related to you.

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