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

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 Logon Page – Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (grantinterface.com) 

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 bk-scholars.com

December 31, 2021 – Leonard Bus Sales Scholarship” : Open to all seniors and early graduates who want to showcase and submit their artwork for the 4th annual “A Day in the Life of a School Bus.” Please see attached flyer for specific rules and regulations. Click Here

January

January 31, 2022- Robert Chemerys Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice or any police related field. Click Here

January 31, 2022- Debra Hall Memorial Scholarship Application: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on pursuing a career in the field of Veterinarian Science or something associated with Animal Services. Click Here

February

February 25, 2022-Monticello Rotary Club Scholarship: Available to seniors and early graduate who have demonstrated a commitment to their community, including the school, as well as the community at large. The awards are not based upon academic achievement, but require a minimum grade point average of 86 (3.2); nor upon financial need. Please include a copy of your transcript. Apply Here! 

March

March 11, 2022- The Vanessa VanGorder Memorial Scholarship: This Scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Vanessa, who was a recent graduate of West Chester University.  Available to graduates who are planning to pursue a career in education or environmental studies. A transcript and two student assessment forms or letter of recommendation must accompany each application.  Apply Here! 

March 18, 2022 – The Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship: Available to a special education student who is college bound. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university. Apply Here!

March 18, 2022 – The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship: Available to a student who demonstrates an involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career. Apply Here!

March 18, 2022 – The Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship: Available to a student who has excelled in design in his or her high school career and has plans to pursue this path in college. Apply Here! 

March 25, 2022-Wurtsboro Board of Trade: Open to graduates living in the Town of Mamakating and are pursing a higher education. Due to guidance March 25. Apply Here!

March 28, 2022 – Catherine Abate Memorial BKAA Scholarship: Available to all seniors and early graduates in memory of Michael Abate, a valued Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA) member and passionate environmentalist. Apply Here!

April

April 1, 2022 – Community Foundation Scholarships: Many local scholarships are offered through the Community Foundation website. Students can create an online account and complete the universal application to be automatically matched with local scholarships. Apply Here!

April 2, 2022 – Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Ita Division 6 Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates  who plan on attending either a 2 or 4 year college/university or pursuing careers or studies in the Vocational or Technical field. Apply Here!

April 8, 2022: The Trust Family Memorial Scholarship-Open to seniors and early grads. This scholarship is awarded on a combination of factors, including academic achievement, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and family circumstances. Due to guidance April 8. Apply Here!

April 11, 2022- TAU Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society Memorial Grants-in-Aid Awards: Open to senior girls who are entering the teacher profession, applicants should are also be in the upper half of their class. Due to guidance April 11. Apply Here!

April 11, 2022-Sullivan County Farm Bureau. Due to guidance April 11.  Apply Here!

April 14, 2022-William and May Norris Foundation Scholarship: Open to graduates planning to enter a college, university, or training school. First priority: Interest in wildlife and land management. Second priority: Interest in caregiving. Due to guidance April 14. Download application here!

April 15, 2022 – 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, 2022 – Blake and Dorothy Washington Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who exhibit attributes of scholastic achievement, character, integrity and industriousness, inclusive of such other qualities as may be determined by the Advisory Committee. Apply Here!

April 15, 2022 – Devin Michael Housman Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who display artistic ability and a passion for fashion design, drawing, animation and/or the performing arts. The student will have displayed kindness to others and be pursuing a future career either in one of of the above listed arts or a humanitarian field. Apply Here!

April 15, 2022 – Dr. Nathan L. Rosenblum Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on pursuing Spiritual Studies or the Humanities at the collegiate level. Apply Here! 

April 15, 2022- Earle and Elizabeth Wilde Cornell Cooperative Extension Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education in an agricultural related field at either the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill or Morrisville. Apply Here!

April 15, 2022 – Herbert J. Avrutis and Ruthe Silberman Medical Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates interested in human services or the medical profession and taking college level classes through the MCSD “College in the Classroom Program,” specifically the “Human Services” strand. Apply Here!

April 15, 2022 – Isaac and Ruthe Silberman Legal Profession Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates interested in human services or the medical profession and taking college level classes through the MCSD “College in the Classroom Program,” Specifically the “Social Services” strand. Apply Here!

April 25, 2022-Rock Hill Fire Department: First priority shall be given to a Rock Hill Member then to an immediate family member of a Rock Hill Firefighter, a resident of Rock Hill Fire District and members of the Boys Scout Troup 101. Be sure to include a short typed essay about yourself, the college you plan on attending and any community activities you have participated in. Applications are due to guidance April 25. Apply Here!

April 25, 2022-Sullivan County Trail Association: Open to all graduates whos parent or guardian is a member in good standing for the Sullivan County Trail Association Club, who plans to major in an Environmental Field of study such as Forestry, Wildlife Management, Environmental Biology, Soil & Water conservation, etc. Applications are due to guidance April 25. Apply Here!

April 25, 2022-The Grateful Children Scholarship Fund: Open to all Monticello graduates who are the child of a single mother. Student should been seeking higher education (college or trade school) and have maintained a GPA of 77 or higher. Due to Guidance April 25. Apply Here!

April 25, 2022-The National Organization for Women Scholarship: Open to all female graduates who have maintained an 83 or higher GPA. Proof of acceptance/enrollment to college will be needed. Due to Guidance April 25th. Apply Here!

April 25, 2022-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. Students will be required to fill out an application and write an essay explaining why they should be considered for this scholarship, volunteer work they have been involved in, college/career plans, and financial need.  The student receiving the scholarship will have to show proof of enrollment in a college or university before receiving the scholarship money. Due to guidance April 25. Apply Here!

April 26, 2022 – Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates. Please fill out the attached application and return it to Guidance by April 26th. Apply Here! 

April 26, 2022 – ASOCE Mohawk-Hudson Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education to become a practicing civil engineer. Apply Here!

April 29, 2022: Kiwanis Club of Monticello Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates of Monticello High School. Apply Here!

April 30, 2022- Stanley J. Segal Scholarship Fund for Visual Arts: Open to  high school seniors in Sullivan County, NY or Wayne County, PA. DVAA is honored to administer the Stanley J. Segal Scholarship for Visual Artists, a merit-based award. Scholarships are available now for 2022. Deadline to apply online is April 30, 2022. Apply Here!

May

May 2, 2022: Ira 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. Apply Here!

May 2, 2022: Grace Johansen Memorial Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university. Apply here!

May 2, 2022: Rock Hill Fire Department Scholarship: Anyone who resides full-time in the Rock Hill Fire District is eligible to apply for the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship. Preferential consideration will be given to Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department members, then immediate family of a fire department member, and then residents of the Rock Hill Fire District. Or Members of Boy Scout troop 101.  Due to guidance May 1st. Apply Here!

May 2, 2022- Monticello Teachers’ Association Educational Scholarship: Student must be a Monticello High School senior accepted into an accredited pre-service training program at a college or university. Consideration will be given to children of Monticello Teachers’ Association members if there are no other applicants. Due to Guidance May 2.  Apply HERE!

May 2, 2022- Monticello Teachers’ Association Scholarship: Student must be a Monticello High School senior accepted into a college or university. Due to guidance May 2. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022 – B.P.O.E. Local 1544 Elks Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022 – Jacob E. Gunther, III, Memorial Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university to study Criminal Justice. Bring completed application to Guidance by May 6th. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022- Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County: Open to graduates who reside in Sullivan county and are or have a relative that is a member of the Federation of Sportsmen’s club of Sullivan County. Additional criteria is listed in the application. Due to guidance May 6. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022-Thomas M. Callihan Fire Science memorial Scholarship– Open to all Monticello High School graduates, who have maintained an 85 or higher GPA, and are planning on perusing an education in Fire Science. Return to guidance by May 6th. Apply Here!

May 6,  2022-Monticello Fire Department Annual 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. Due to guidance May 6. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022- Peter C. Smith Memorial Scholarship: open to graduates pursuing a career in the Culinary/Hospitality field, attending college this fall, and a parishioner of a local Catholic Church. Due to guidance May 6. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022-Deacon Edward J. Czerwinski Memorial Scholarship: open to graduates attending college in the fall and a parishioner of a local Catholic Church. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academics, community service, faith practices, and financial need. Due to guidance May 6. Apply Here!

May 6, 2022-United Way of SC Hospitality & Tourism Scholarship: open to all 2022 Sullivan County graduating seniors. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a combination of GPA, extracurricular activities, community service, sports, participation, character references and a 500 word essay. Due to guidance May 6. Apply here!

May 6, 2022-United Way of SC Performing Arts Scholarship: open to all 2022 Sullivan County graduating seniors. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a combination of GPA, extracurricular activities, community service, sports, participation, character references and a 500 word essay. Due to guidance May 6. Apply here!

May 6, 2022 – Colonel Ellis Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university or plan on going into the military. Apply Here!

May 9, 2022 – Jay J Wheeler Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university. Apply Here!

May 9, 2022: Beth A. Clark Memorial Scholarship: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on pursuing a degree in education and has been accepted to an accredited college. Apply Here!

May 12, 2022- Orange County Parochial School Scholarship: Open to graduating students who have participated in basketball and or cheerleading for 2 years while they were students at an OCPSL elementary school. Due to Guidance by 2:00 pm, May 12. Apply Here!

May 16, 2022 – The Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation: Open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university. Student must exemplify the ideals of volunteerism, service within his/her school and community, be of good moral and ethical character, and be a well-rounded student. Apply Here!

May 18th, 2022-The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation High School Scholarship Program: Open to Sullivan County Students graduating in the spring of 2022 and will be studying at an accredited college in NY state. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Due to guidance by 2:00 pm on May 18th. Apply Here!

May 25, 2022 – Susan M Giza Award: Open to all seniors and early graduates transitioning to the next stage (college, training, work, etc..) Please submit your final essay to hgiza@umich.edu and jnielsen@k12mcsd.net by May 25th at 5:00pm. Click Here for criteria for essay submission

May 25, 2022- The United Methodist Church of Monticello *The Wesleyan Service Guild Scholarship: open to graduates who plan on attending college in the fall. Recipient may be asked to help at the church. Due to guidance by 2:00pm May 25th. Apply Here!

June

June 12, 2022: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship: Open to all high school juniors and seniors who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university after their graduating year. Please Click Here for more details and to apply!

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

 

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)