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.



Oct. 1 – National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: DAR Good Citizens Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early grads. Student should demonstrate the qualities of a good citizen: Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism.

Interested students should complete the Student Cover Sheet and provide the following:

  • List of high school activities, including offices held, awards received.
  • Describe briefly how your efforts to serve you community have been effective or have made a difference
  • Express your future plans, education and career goals
  • List extracurricular activities (scouts, 4-H, summer jobs, hobbies, etc.)
  • Describe briefly why you feel the four qualities of ta DAR Good Citizen: Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism are important and how you have tried to exhibit those qualities in your life and in your relationships with other.
  • Copy of your transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from a close adult (non-family members).
     Applications are due to Ms. Truesdell by Friday, Oct. 1.

Oct. 19 – Heisman High School Scholarship: Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Please apply at Due Oct. 19, 2021



Dec. 3, 2021 – “Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Tuition Assistance Award: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates. More information about the scholarship can be found herePlease apply by December 3, 2021 using this link

Dec. 15, 2021 – Burger King Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Please apply using this link


May 1, 2022: Iray Jay Cohen Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university with an anticipated career in public service or law. Click Here



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.


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: