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.

 

 

February

Feb. 1 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Open to all African- American seniors and early grads who plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university. Due Feb. 1, 2021. Apply at this link. 

 

March

March 19 – The Board of Trustees of the New York Schools Insurance Foundation and the Board of Governors of the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal: The Cristin Bambino, Paul Jensen and Joseph Goncalves scholarship awards are available for the coming year. These scholarships are for college-bound students from NYSIR-subscribing districts only. Criteria and applications are attached and will also be available on nysir.org.  Please be aware there is more than one scholarship available in the packet. Applications are due via email by Friday, March 19. Your counselor or Ms. Truesdell will be happy to review your submission before the deadline. 

 

April

The following 14 scholarships are part of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS). All are due on April 15. Click here for instructions to apply for them.

April 15 – The Ashley & Sierra Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college/university. Apply here

April 15 – Blake & Dorothy Washington Scholarship:  Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college/university. Apply here. 

April 15 – Center for Prayer and Mediation Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college/university. Apply here.

April 15 – Dr. Nathan L. Rosenblum Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on pursing a degree in Spiritual Studies or the Humanities. Apply here. 

April 15 – Earle and Elizabeth Wilde/Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County Scholarship: Open to graduating high school seniors from the Sullivan County area 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.  Apply here.  

April 15 – Herbert J. Avrutis and Ruthe Silberman Medical Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who are participating in the “College in the Classroom” program. The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the attached Scholarship Packet. Apply here. 

April 15 – Isaac and Ruth Silberman Legal Profession Scholarship: Available to all seniors and early graduates who are participating in the “College in the Classroom” program. Apply here. 

April 15 – Skoda Family Scholarship Fund at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Sullivan County:  Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college/university.   Preference will be given to a Sullivan County graduating high school student planning to attend Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA and major in Agriculture.  Apply here. 

April 15 – The Peter H Cahalan Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college/university. Apply here. 

April 15 – The Periwinkle Fund for the Arts Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college/university. Apply here. 

April 15 – The Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship:  Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college/university and have participated in the Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading. Apply here. 

April 15 – The Marine PFC Jerry B. Evans Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who reside in the Town of Mamakating plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college/university.  Apply here. 

April 15 – The Nebrasky Foundation Scholarship: Available to students and residents of the Hudson Valley to provide scholarships for those pursuing vocational school or technical training, who may not for the traditional 4-year college model. Apply here. 

April 15 – Roy D. Parker Education Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan to attend Mount St. Mary College, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown, NY, or SUNY Orange. Apply here. 

April 23 – Eugenia Montes and Isidora Felipa Memorial Scholarship:  Open to all seniors and early graduates who display the following qualities: a strong relationship with family (especially with mom and grandma), kindness towards everyone, respect themselves and others, a hard-working individual both in school and out. In order to apply, please write a short essay with examples of how you demonstrate the above qualities and your future plans. Please email essay to dyaci@hotmail.com by April 23. Please write in the subject line Eugenia Montes and Isidora Felipa Memorial Scholarship.

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)