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.

 

June

 

June 10 – Monticello Teachers’ Association Scholarship: The Monticello Teachers’ Association Scholarship is a one-time grant, payable to the recipient upon receipt of proof that the student has enrolled at an accredited college or university. This scholarship is open to Monticello High School seniors or early grads that are accepted into an accredited college or university. Please see application for more details. Due to Ms. Truesdell June 10.

 

June 10 – Monticello Teachers’ Association Educational Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all Monticello graduates accepted into an accredited pre-service training program or university who are majoring in education. Consideration will be given to children of Monticello Teachers’ Association members if there are no other applicants. Please see the application for more details. Due to Ms. Truesdell June 10.

August

Aug. 16 – Sullivan Renaissance Scholarship: For an application to be considered by the donor-advised fund, the candidate must be a resident of Sullivan County and be able to demonstrate that they have volunteered for a 2021 Sullivan Renaissance project in a significant way. Volunteer activities may include gardening, beautification / caring for public spaces, project documentation, outreach or fundraising. Please contact Sullivan Renaissance if you have questions about eligible activities.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to read through the application and questions thoroughly. Determination and award amounts will be made based on the extent of the applicant’s volunteerism. Applications are due online by Aug. 16.

Ongoing

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.

See link for details: https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)