Private scholarships are monies granted to students by sponsoring organizations, companies, or clubs, which do not need to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need. Some of these scholarships are offered nationally. National scholarships typically offer more money, but are highly competitive because more students apply for them. Other scholarships are offered regionally by local organizations. Applying for local scholarships may improve a student’s chances of receiving money, since these scholarships have fewer applicants.
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NEW ERA STUDENT ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP –This $2500 grant will be awarded annually to one male and one female student athlete. New Era admires people who “Fly Your Own Flag”. If you express yourself uniquely, send a 350-500-word essay explaining how, along with any academic or athletic honor or awards. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 13, 2017.
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION OF WNY SCHOLARSHIP – Qualifying students must be high school seniors, graduating in June 2016 and planning to attend a four-year college or university in New York State. Students must also plan to major in social work, psychology or a counseling related field and have a GPA of 85 or above. Information can be found in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
ADOPTION STAR ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP – Adoption STAR will award two to six academic scholarships ranging from $500-$1500 to college bound students who meet their criteria. The applicant must have been adopted or in foster care and be known to overcome adversity. Apply at adoptionstar.com/adoption-star-academic-scholarship-program. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
*BRUCE T REILLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – In memory of Bruce Reilly and in collaboration with the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who will study environmental studies/engineering, conservation or law enforcement. Application is available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
*GARDEN FRIENDS OF CLARENCE SCHOLARSHIP – This $500 annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Clarence High School senior who has successfully completed a minimum of four science, math or technology courses, has contributed significantly towards the beautification of their community and plans to pursue a career in science, technology or any of the following career paths: Landscape Design, Floral Design, Forestry, Environmental studies, Agriculture, Horticulture, Green Energy & Green Technologies, and other related fields. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 17, 2017.
THE ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF BUFFALO, INC- Three $2400 scholarships are available to students accepted to the Engineering School of the State University of New York. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
NORBERT J BUSKEY MUSIC EDUCATION IN BAND SCHOLARSHIP – This $1500 scholarship is available for any graduation Senior planning to pursue a music education major in band. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
*NYS STEM INCENTIVE PROGRAM – This scholarship awards up to five years’ tuition to SUNY or CUNY college students who have graduated in the top 10% of their high school class, and are pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The student would then agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for five years after graduation. Applicant must be a NYS resident and a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. To apply go to www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/. Deadline: August 15,2017.
*HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Students must be enrolled in a career or technical certificate/degree program and be a US citizen. For more information and application go to www.application.horatioalger.org. First deadline: June 15, 2017.
*BUFFALO MUSIC HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP – This award, up to $1500, will be awarded to one or more students. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.buffalomusic.org. Deadline: June 30, 2017.
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