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.

December

 

January

February

March

NYFB Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates, applications are completed online. Apply Here!

The Sullivan County Shields Scholarship: open to 2024 graduates who intend to pursue some branch of law enforcement as a career. Students need to complete the application, a handwritten essay as to why the student has chosen to pursue this career, a letter of reference from a counselor or teacher, and an interview will be arranged for finalist. Due to guidance March 13th. Apply Here!

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Vanessa Joy Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship: open to 2024 graduates who plane to pursue a career in education or environmental studies. Due to guidance March 14th. Apply here!

Davis S. Bagley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: open to 2024 graduates who reside in Sullivan County, are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program no later than the fall of their graduation from HS, have maintained an 85 or better GPA, be involved in the school and community and have demonstrated leadership ability. Due to Guidance March 20th. Apply here!

Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship: Open to graduates who reside in the Town of Mamakating. Due to guidance March 25th. Apply Here!

Mamakating First Aid Squad Betty Keil & Elsa Greenwald Memorial  Scholarship: open to graduates who plan to pursue a career in the medical field along with scholastic standing, citizenship, leadership, potential, school spirit and need are factors that are considered. Applicants need to reside in the Town of Mamakating. Due to guidance March 25th. Apply here!

Masonic War Veterans Beth-El Post #29 Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates. Please see application for scholarship requirements. Due to guidance March 27thApply here!

Mid-Hudon Chapter of New York State Association of School Business Officials: Open to 2024 graduates in good academic standing and planning on studying in the field of business, finance, and or education. Due to guidance March 27th. Apply Here!

Wurtsboro Board of Trade Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates who live in the town of Mamaking and are pursing higher education. Due to guidance March 27th. Apply here!

April

The Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps Pearl Dumont Memorial Scholarship: given 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 the 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 guidance April 5th. Apply Here!

The Jacob E. Gunther, III Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship: awarded to deserving graduating seniors from the school districts in the 100th District of the New York Assembly, one from Sullivan County and one from Orange County/Ulster County.  Criteria for consideration include academic achievement, community service, financial need and acceptance to an accredited college or university to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. The scholarship fund was established to help continue the legacy of our late Assemblyman, Jacob “Jake” Gunther, widely recognized as a staunch supporter of local law enforcement agencies, who was also committed to service to one’s community and recognition of scholastic excellence.  Due to guidance April 15th. Apply here!

Sullivan County Bar Association Ira Jay Cohen Scholarship: open to 2024 graduate who is attending college in the fall and anticipate a career in public service or law. Due to guidance April 24th. Apply here!

Sullivan County Trail Association Scholarship: is open to any 2024 graduate who is a member of the association or whose parent/guardian is a member in good standing in the club who plans to major in an Environmental Field of study. Due to Guidance April 25th. Apply here!

Sullivan County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates. Due to guidance Apil 25th. Apply here!

Rock Hill Fire Department Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates who reside in the Rock Hill Fire District. Due to guidance May 29th. Apply Here! or http://www.rockhillfiredept.com/index.php 

Stanley J. Segal Visual Arts Scholarship: Open to 2024 Graduates of Sullivan County, please see link for details. Submissions are directly to the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and are due April 30th. Apply here! 

Sullivan County Bar Association Ira Jay Cohen Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates who are planning to attend college to study public service or Law. Due to guidance April 30th. Apply here!

May 

Kiwanis Club of Monticello Scholarship: Open to students graduating in 2024, an interview will be conducted in conjunction with the application. Applications are due to Guidance May 3rd. Apply here!

The Peter C. Smith Memorial Scholarship; awarded on the basis of academics, community service, faith practices, and financial need. In order to be eligible for this award, the student must be a 2024 graduating senior pursuing a career in the Culinary/Hospitality field, attending College this fall, and a parishioner of a local Catholic Church. Due to guidance May 3rd. Apply Here!

The Deacon Edward J. Czerwinski Memorial Scholarship: awarded on the basis of academics, community service, faith practices, and financial need. In order to be eligible for this award, the student must be a 2024 graduating senior, attending College this fall, and a parishioner of a local Catholic Church. Due to guidance May 3rd. Apply Here!

The Honorable Louis B. Scheinman Memorial Scholarship: is open to 2024 graduates who are eager and inquisitive, are active in their school and community, and exemplify compassion, warmth, friendship and a natural inclination to see the best in people. Additional application documents are listed in the application. Due to guidance May 3rd. Apply Here!

Beth A. Clark Memorial Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates who will pursue a degree in education and have been accepted to an accredited college. Due to guidance May 8th. Apply here!

United Way Performing Arts, Communication/Media, Music/Dance, Drama Therapy Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates living in Sullivan County. Due to guidance May 10th. Apply here!

United Way Hospitality & Travel Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates living in Sullivan County. Due to guidance May 10th. Apply here!

Forestburgh Fire Company WIlliam J “Billy” Steinberg Grant: Open to graduates who are planning to pursue advanced accredited training towards a vocational career. Applicant priorities are listed in the application. Due to guidance May 14th. Apply here!

The Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation Annual Recognition Award: Open to 2024 graduates who reside within Sullivan County. Applicants must exemplify ideals of volunteerism, services and be of good moral character. Additional information can be found within the application. Due to guidance May 15th. Apply here!

Monticello Fire Department Scholarship: Open to Monticello graduates of 2024 who is a member or the child of an active member of the Monticello Fire Department, and have maintained an 85 or higher GPA, and have participated in community or school activities. Due to guidance May 16th. Apply here!

Monticello Fire Department Trade School Scholarship: Open to Monticello graduates of 2024 who are attending a Trade School in the fall. Applicant must be a member or the child of an active member of the Monticello Fire Department, and have maintained an 85 or higher GPA, and have participated in community or school activities. Due to guidance May 16th. Apply here!

Thomas M. Callihan Fire Science Memorial Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates of Monticello who have maintained an 85 or higher GPA been involved with school and community activates and are majoring in Fire Science. Due to guidance May 16th. Apply here!

Bethel Lions Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates who reside in the Town of Bethel. Additional criteria can be found in the application. Due to Guidance May 23rd. Apply here!

The Eugene D. Nesin Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates of the Monticello Central School District that are furthering their study in the field of Music and Theater. Due Online by May 20th. Apply here!

The Nelson S. Hall Memorial Scholarship: Open to 2024 graduates of the Monticello Central School District that are furthering their study in the field of Music and Theater. Due Online by May 30th. Apply here!

Stop the Bleed Project: In order to be eligible for the National Scholarships and STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact Scholarships, you must be a student attending high school in the United States and its territories. Home schooled students who would otherwise be attending high school are also eligible. In order to be eligible for the STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact Scholarships, you must have a STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Sponsor, licensed by the Stop the Bleed Coalition. Due online by May 31st. Apply here!

June

 

Ongoing

Check the following sites regularly as they both have multiple national scholarships with varying due dates. Updates could happen at any time so please check often. 

Studentscholarships.org

Fastweb.com

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