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  • Aid for Part-Time Study
    Up to $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements, be enrolled for at least 3 but less than 12 semester hours per semester or at least 4 but less than 8 semester hours per quarter in an eligible undergraduate program, be New York State residents and be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. Tuition charges must exceed $100 per year, and once payments begin, students must maintain a C average.

    How to apply: Contact the financial aid office to receive an APTS application.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Albert Shanker College Scholarship
    $5,000
    January 31
    Sponsor: United Federation of Teachers

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a New York City Public High School and applying for undergraduate programs at an accredited college. Family income will need to be assessed to be below the threshold set for funding access.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    52 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004

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  • Barry H. Marshal Scholarship
    Varies
    December 6
    Sponsor: Penn State University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State University. Students must have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Applicants must advocate for or contribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. Preference will be given to students from New York State.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    101 Boucke Building
    University Park, PA 16802

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  • Betty Flood Morrow Women's Press Club Scholarship
    $1,000
    August 1
    Sponsor: Women's Press Club of New York State Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of New York who are enrolled in a college or university in New York. Students should be pursuing a degree related to communications. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the given topic found on the website.

    How to apply: Applications are via email and must include all items detailed on the website.

    P.O. Box 13493
    Albany, NY 12212

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  • Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation Scholarship
    $1,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the East Coast surfing community. Rising high school seniors, current undergraduate college students and returning students may apply regardless of age. Two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay are required. Previous applicants and winners may reapply each year.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    BPSF Scholarship Committee
    Attn: Lynne Pelletier
    5121 Chalk Street
    Morehead City, NC 28557

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  • Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 25
    Sponsor: Asian Pacific Community Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas or Washington who are enrolling as first-year students in an accredited four-year college in one of the listed states of residency. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have a household income that falls at or below the low-income level. There is no ethnicity requirement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1145 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 105
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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  • Corporate Leadership Scholarships
    $1,500
    April 28
    Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a GEF Learning Resource Center at Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Students must major in printing, graphic arts or graphic communications and be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 25617
    Rochester, NY 14625

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  • Crary Educational Scholarship
    Varies
    May 15
    Sponsor: Bruce L. Crary Foundation, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the Adirondack region (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton and Warren counties of Northern New York) and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    8273 River Street
    P.O. Box 396
    Elizabethtown, NY 12932

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  • Curtis/Hunt Memorial Scholarship
    $500
    March 1
    Sponsor: New York State Women's 500 Club

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a New York State female USBC Youth certified bowler who has bowled at least 30 games. Applicants must also be a high school senior or college freshman. Selection is based on bowling achievements, academic success and active participation in school, civic and community activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. The form consists of the student application and essay, a form to be completed by a league official, a form to be completed by a school official and an official high school transcript.

    Mike Pettinella
    55 Edgewood Drive
    Batavia, NY 14020

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  • DeNise Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: New York State Grange

    Eligibility: Applicants must pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree in agriculture. Though students must be residents of New York State, students may attend any accredited institution of higher learning. Emphasis is placed on need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship Coordinator
    100 Grange Place
    Cortland, NY 13045

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  • Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship
    $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of and attend post-secondary institutions in the New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) or New York state and be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in electronics, communications or a related field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online but cannot be completed electronically. All applications must be mailed.

    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111-1494

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  • Dr. U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship
    $10,000
    May 15
    Sponsor: Adirondack Community Trust

    Eligibility: Applicants must either be current residents of Adirondack Park, St. Lawrence, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton or Clinton County or have lived in one of these counties for at least two years. Students must be accepted into an accredited medical school and commit to two years of practicing medicine in the North Country or a remote part of the U.S. or another country where doctors are needed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 288
    Lake Placid, NY 12946

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  • Educational Award/Graduating High School Female
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: New York State Women's 600 Club

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a member of a league or high school bowling team certified by USBC. Applicants must also have bowled at least 39 games in the current season or 18 games during the current high school season. Each applicant must also be sponsored by a current member of the New York State Women's 600 Bowling Club.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and consist of forms to be completed by the applicant, a league official, a school official and the NYSW 600 member sponsor.

    Connie Canfield, Chairman
    1288 Scribner Hollow Road
    East Jewett, NY 12424-5538

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  • Essex County Bar Association Scholarship
    Varies
    June 1
    Sponsor: Adirondack Community Trust

    Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted into an accredited law school in the United States. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their work history, academic achievements, community service and extracurricular involvement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 288
    Lake Placid, NY 12946

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  • Fastline Publications FFA Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants may be from Iowa or Texas and working toward two-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicants may also be from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina and working toward four-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: An application form is required.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
    $10,000 stipend and tuition assistance
    Varies
    Sponsor: Center for Women in Government and Civil Society

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university in New York and have completed at least 12 credits before applying but not be scheduled to graduate before the internship, and must have minimum 3-5 years work/internship experience and minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in improving the status of women and underrepresented populations.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    University at Albany, SUNY
    135 Western Avenue
    Draper Hall 302
    Albany, NY 12222

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  • Frances Lansbury Memorial Award/Adult Female Learner
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: New York State Women's 600 Club

    Eligibility: Applicant must be 20 years old by March 1 and be continuing her education in a school of higher education. She must also be sponsored by a current New York State Women's 600 Bowling Club member.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and consist of forms to be completed by the applicant, the sponsor and the employer or school official.

    Connie Canfield, Chairman
    1288 Scribner Hollow Road
    East Jewett, NY 12424-5538

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  • GEF Resource Center Scholarships
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at one of the following GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 25617
    Rochester, NY 14625

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  • Geisinger Scholarship
    Varies
    January 16
    Sponsor: University of Michigan

    Eligibility: Students must be first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    College Administration
    1221 Beal Avenue
    Ann Arbor, MI 2102

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  • Gertrude S. Goldhaber Prize
    $1,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Brookhaven Women in Science

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students enrolled at the State University of New York at Stony Brook or performing thesis research at Brookhaven National Laboratory who are candidates for a doctoral degree. Students must be actively enrolled in the graduate program and not obtaining their degree before September of the current academic year.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 183
    Upton, NY 11973

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  • Hilla Rebay International Fellowship
    $30,000
    May 15
    Sponsor: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a MA/MPhil in art history or related academic fields. Doctoral candidates or recent PhD graduates are encouraged and welcomed to apply. Applicants be fluent (speaking and writing) in English, Spanish, and Italian.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1071 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10128

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  • James F. and Doris M. Barton Scholarship
    $5,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: American Quarter Horse Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be New York residents who are members of the Empire State Youth Quarter Horse Association (ESYQHA). They also must be members of either the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA). They must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year degree program at an accredited postsecondary institution. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, Student Aid Report (SAR), transcript, two recommendations, proof of residency and proof of association membership are required.

    Scholarship Program
    2601 East Interstate 40
    Amarillo, TX 79104

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  • Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships
    $500-$5,000
    February 5
    Sponsor: Jimmy Rane Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 40
    Abbeville, AL 36310

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  • John C. Robbins Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 28
    Sponsor: American Water Works Association - New York Section

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in a bachelor's program at an accredited college or university in a water supply field of study. Students need to demonstrate significant academic achievement, extracurricular activities related to student chapters, professional societies or summer work experience in the water-supply profession. Applicants must submit a completed application and cover letter with a brief description of why they deserve the scholarship award.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Submit To: Jenny Ingrao, Executive Director
    New York Section American Water Works Association
    614 Seventh North Street
    Liverpool, NY 13088

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  • Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • Legislative Fellowship
    $33,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: NYS Senate

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been enrolled in a graduate program the semester prior to the fellowship application period. Applicants must be able to commute to Albany, NY throughout the fellowship and commit to at least 35 hours per week.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Nicholas J. Parrella
    Office of Student Programs
    Legislative Office Buildig #1426
    Albany, NY 12247

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  • LI2Day Scholarships
    $2,500
    April 2
    Sponsor: LI2DayWalk

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating full-time high school seniors from Nassau or Suffolk Counties in New York who are survivors of cancer or reside with a parent or guardian who is a cancer survivor.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    c/o Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    1 Bungtown Road
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

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  • LIVE OUT LOUD Educational Scholarship
    $10,000
    March 16
    Sponsor: LIVE OUT LOUD

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating senior from New York, Connecticut or New Jersey; describe and explain their leadership and service involvement within the LGBTQ community; certify their academic credentials; discuss their financial need and future goals; and write two personal essays, one about the impact of role models on LGBTQ youth, the second on their own LGBTQ leadership experiences. Finalists are interviewed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    45 West 36th Street
    6th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

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  • Lynn G. & Alice W. Palmer Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    June 1
    Sponsor: Adirondack Community Trust

    Eligibility: Applicants must have an active school, sports, family and/or work commitment and history of community involvement. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application explaining their leadership experience, extracurricular/community involvement and educational goals.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 288
    Lake Placid, NY 12946

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  • Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
    $2,500
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship
    $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students enrolled at an accredited medical school in the New York City area. Students must demonstrate leadership ability and a commitment to serve.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • Mary Ann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf and War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships
    Up to full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Recipients must agree to work for at least five years after graduation as a secondary school science or math teacher in the state of New York.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Memorial Scholarships
    $15,125-$23,045
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, and they may attend any public or private school in the state of New York.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarships
    Up to full tuition plus living expenses
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Military personnel must have been injured on or after August 2, 1990, and they must have been New York state residents at the time of the injury.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Military Service Recognition Scholarships
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, spouses or dependents of members of the United States Armed Forces or state organized militia who died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities any time on or after August 2, 1990 and while a resident of New York.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2 Empire State Plaza, 17th Floor
    Albany, NY 12223

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in a doctoral or master's degree program in student personnel services or a related field and be involved in campus activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in master's or doctorate degree programs in student personnel services or a related area. Applicants must be attending a graduate school in Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or eastern Pennsylvania, be involved in campus activities and plan to pursue a career in campus activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Higher Education Research Scholarship
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be conducting research that will add to the college student personnel knowledge base including projects that focus on campus activities, problems faced by student affairs practitioners and challenges of higher education as they relate to campus activities. High school students are not eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Undergraduate Scholarship for Student Leaders
    Varies
    November 30
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Students must hold a significant campus leadership position, demonstrate significant leadership skills and abilities and make significant contributions through on- or off-campus volunteering. Students must attend school in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, eastern Pennsylvania or Washington, DC.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 75 applicants are considered.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACE Eastern Area Scholarship
    $3,000
    January 1
    Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in an accredited engineering or physical science degree program at a two or four-year college or university. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a permanent address within the NACE Eastern Area which includes the following states and/or U.S. Territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana (excluding Lake, Porter La Porte, Newton and Jasper counties), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and essay scholarship questions are required.

    15835 Park Ten Place
    Houston, TX 77084-5145

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  • Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award
    $1,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Textile Study Group of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students in a college, school, or university in CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA or VT who create fiber artwork. Students must submit images of their original artwork, artist statement and resume along with their application. This award is available once every three years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 3592
    Grand Central Station
    New York, NY 10163

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  • New England Society Scholarship
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: New England Society in the City of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling as freshmen in a New England college or university (in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont), reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    355 Lexington Avenue
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

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  • New York City Trust/NMF Medical Research Scholarships
    $6,000
    June 29
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be minority students at an accredited medical school in New York City. Students must be in their second, third or fourth year. Applicants must be interested in community health research in relation to health inequities in New York City.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors or graduates and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships
    $1,000
    March 15
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • New York Oratorical Contest
    $2,000-$6,000
    March 14
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

    How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the local American Legion Post.

    112 State Street, Suite 1300
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs/New York State Showpeople's Association Scholarships
    $1,000
    First Friday in April
    Sponsor: New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be New York state residents or must attend school in the state of New York and must be high school seniors or current undergraduate students. They can be enrolled in or planning to enroll in any degree program but additional consideration may be given to those pursuing degrees in agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. They must be attending or planning to attend an accredited postsecondary institution and must be active in local fairs. Selection is based on fair participation, leadership, citizenship and essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, two recommendation letters and a transcript are required.

    Norma W. Hamilton, Executive Secretary
    67 Verbeck Avenue
    Schaghticoke, NY 12154

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  • New York State Society of Physician Assistants Scholarship
    Varies
    August 28
    Sponsor: New York Society of Physician Assistants

    Eligibility: Applicants must be NYSSPA members who are currently enrolled in an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant degree program in the state of New York. They must be in the professional phase of their degree program. Previous NYSSPA Scholarship winners, NYSSPA board members and NYSSPA committee chairs are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and professional activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, one reference letter, a personal essay and a financial aid award letter are required.

    174 S. New York Road
    P.O. Box 606
    Oceanville, NJ 08231

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  • New York State USBC Scholarships
    $1,000-$5,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: New York State USBC

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a New York State USBC Youth certified league and be high school seniors. Selection includes academic and extracurricular achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    55 Edgewood Drive
    Batavia, NY 14020

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  • New York State USBC Spirit Awards
    $250-$750
    February 1
    Sponsor: New York State USBC

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship, commitment and leadership.

    How to apply: Bowlers are nominated by their bowling coach.

    55 Edgewood Drive
    Batavia, NY 14020

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  • New York Times College Scholarship
    Varies
    October 27
    Sponsor: New York Times

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a sense of social purpose and personal ambition. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    620 Eighth Avenue
    New York, NY 10018

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  • New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarships
    $10,000
    January 26
    Sponsor: New York Women in Communications Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and must be majoring, declaring a major or pursuing an advanced degree in a communications-related field at an accredited college or university in the United States. Graduate students must already be members of New York Women in Communications.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

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  • Norman E. Strohmeier, W2VRS Memorial Scholarship
    $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Technician Class or higher. Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA, and preference will be given to graduating high school seniors.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111-1494

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  • Northrop Grumman Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 14
    Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers

    Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students living in each of Maryland's 23 counties, one scholarship for a student living in the city of Baltimore and two scholarships for applicants living in specific counties/communities from the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah or Virginia. Applicants must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    130 East Randolph Street
    Suite 3500
    Chicago, IL 60601

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  • NYC Born and Raised Scholarship
    $2,500
    August 1
    Sponsor: Law Offices of Ivan M. Diamond

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been born and raised in New York City. Students must be seniors at one of New York City's high schools with a 3.0 GPA and plan to start college within the city for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must write an essay on a topic given on the scholarship web page.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    888 Grand Concourse #1L
    Bronx, NY 10451

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  • NYCDA 4-day National Summer Workshop Scholarship
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be registered to attend the NYCDA 4-day Summer Workshop. Students must audition at the workshop. Selection is based on the overall strength of the audition.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    602 West 66th Street
    West New York, NJ 07093

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  • NYS Grange Student Loan Fund
    $2,000
    August 15; December 15
    Sponsor: New York State Grange

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been members for at least six months. Students may be high school seniors, college undergraduates or graduate students.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail.

    Scholarship Coordinator
    100 Grange Place
    Cortland, NY 13045

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  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
    $450
    June 30
    Sponsor: NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be New York residents and must have been living in New York at the time of Armed Forces service. Applicants are eligible for the award if their parent(s) were killed during a period of war or national emergency, if they were reported missing, taken as a Prisoner of War, or suffered 40% disability as a result of service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
    $450
    June 30
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a parent who served in the United States Armed Forces during Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Vietnam or Korean Conflicts or World War II. The parent must be or have been a resident of New York State and have died or suffered a disability of 40 percent or more as a result of service, been classified as missing in action or been a prisoner of war. Students with a parent who has received the expeditionary medal for participation in operations in Lebanon, Grenada or Panama and students born with spina bifida whose parent is a Vietnam Veteran are also eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available by phone.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • NYWEA Major Environmental Career Scholarship
    $10,000
    February 26
    Sponsor: New York Water Environment Association Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of New York and must be high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an environment-related bachelor's degree program no later than the fall following graduation. The programs could include but are not limited to environmental engineering, civil engineering with an environmental minor, chemical engineering with an environmental minor, hydrogeology with an environmental emphasis or biology or microbiology with an environmental emphasis. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, two recommendation letters and two personal essays are required.

    525 Plum Street
    Suite 102
    Syracuse, NY 13204

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  • Part-Time TAP Program
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants may attend the State University of New York, the City University of New York or any other public New York school. Students must be enrolled in 6-12 credits per semester, and they must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicants must have earned 12 credits per semester in at least two consecutive prior semesters. Students must demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Petry-Lomb Scholarship/Research Grant
    $1,000
    October 15
    Sponsor: Petry-Lomb Education Committee

    Eligibility: Applicants must be second, third or fourth years optometry students or graduate students in an accredited college of optometry exhibiting financial need and interested in returning to upstate New York after graduation to practice. Preference will be given to Rochester Optometric Society geographical bases of Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee and Ontario counties, New York.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3171 Chili Avenue
    Suite 100
    Chili, NY 14624

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  • Random House Inc. Creative Writing Competition
    $500-$10,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors in a New York City Public High School who are 21 years old or younger and must not have family members employed by Bertelsmann or its subsidiaries. Students must submit a literary composition. Possible formats include poetry/spoken word, fiction/drama or personal essay/memoir. College essays, book reports, myths and legends will not be accepted. Foreign language submissions are not allowed, and all work must not have been previously published or awarded.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    c/o Scholarship America
    One Scholarship Way
    P.O. Box 297
    St. Peter, MN 56082

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  • Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors or high school graduates and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • Richard A. Wiebe Public Service Fellowship
    $33,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: NYS Senate

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time matriculated graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited university during the spring and fall semesters prior to the fellowship program. Students must be available for the 10-month fellowship program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Nicholas J. Parrella
    Office of Student Programs
    Legislative Office Buildig #1426
    Albany, NY 12247

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  • Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship
    $33,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: NYS Senate

    Eligibility: Applicants must have excellent communication skills and analytical skills and possess the ability to present information to the public in a concise manner. Students of all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have been a full-time graduate student the semester prior to the application of this program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Nicholas J. Parrella
    Office of Student Programs
    Legislative Office Buildig #1426
    Albany, NY 12247

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  • Scholarships for Academic Excellence
    $500-$1,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be New York residents who are high school graduates, enrolled full-time in an eligible undergraduate program in New York State and are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. Selection is based on grades in Regents exams.

    How to apply: Students are nominated by their high schools.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship
    Up to $20,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted into a graduate nursing program at an approved college or university in New York. Students must also agree to four years of service as nursing faculty in the state.

    How to apply: Applications are available online after June of each year.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Seneca Nation of Indians Scholarship
    $15,000
    July 15; November 1; December 31; May 20
    Sponsor: Seneca Nation of Indians

    Eligibility: Applicants must be official members of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Students must be enrolled in a certificate or degree program at an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must receive an award from an approved financial assistance program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and in hard copies.

    Department of Education-Cattaraugus Territory
    Higher Education Program
    12861 Route 438
    Irving, NY 14081

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  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Internship Program
    Varies
    November 1 (spring); January 30 (summer); June 1 (fall)
    Sponsor: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a junior in college through working as a professional.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1071 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10128

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  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
    Up to $5,165
    Varies
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, be legal residents of New York State, study full-time at an eligible New York State postsecondary institution as undergraduate or graduate students, meet income eligibility requirements and maintain a "C" average in college.

    How to apply: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), include a New York school on the application and then complete the Express TAP Application.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Veterans Tuition Awards
    Up to full tuition
    June 30
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at one of the GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    P.O. Box 25617
    Rochester, NY 14625

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  • World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
    Up to full tuition plus room and board
    June 30
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students. Students must attend school in the state of New York, but they may be residents of any state or country.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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