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Scholarships and Financial Aid



Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are those scholarships that are given to Senior NFA students only. These scholarships usually come from local community members or businesses. Each year and award ceremony is held where these scholarships are given out. Current applications for these local scholarships are closed and will open again around March of each year. If you are interested in making a scholasrhip available to NFA Students please contact Melanie Roman at Melanie.Roman@necsd.net

Regional Scholarships

Regional scholarships are those scholarships that are available to numerous different school districts throughout either the Hudson Valley, or the country. Deadlines and application process varies for each different scholarship.

# Scholarship Title Description Deadline
2A Ron Brown Scholar Program

Open to college bound African American seniors.  Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident.  Application requirements: two essays, transcript.  Apply online at www.ronbrown.org                                        

January 9, 2018
5A NARTA Scholarship

Given by the Newburgh Area Retired Teachers’ Association to a graduating senior who plans to enter the Teaching Profession. See your Counselor for an application.

April 7, 2018                                     

6B Tuskegee Airmen Tuition Assistance Scholarship

Open to college bound seniors. Need based and community involvement. See your Counselor for an application.  

December 1, 2017
8A Orange County Parochial School League Scholarships

Open to students who have participated in basketball or cheerleading while they were students at a parochial (catholic) school. See your Counselor for an application

February 17, 2018                     
10B Firemen’s Association of the State of NY (FASNY) Scholarships

Open to college bound seniors, current Junior Firefighter, or Explorer Scout or Ram, EMS volunteer. Current membership in FASNY. Visit website www.fasny.com for information and application.

Deadline: March 15, 2018
11A Tony Schembri Memorial Scholarship Award

Rolling Thunder, Inc. Open to all college bound seniors. Essay required regarding American soldier/military veterans. See your Counselor for information. 

Deadline:  April 1, 2018
11B Vietnam Veterans Scholarship

Open to college bound seniors. To qualify the applicant is a child or grandchild of a Vietnam era Veteran. See your Counselor for an application.

April 21, 2018
21A The Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship

Offered by NYSIR. Open to college bound seniors with special challenges. Visit website to download application. www.nysir.org  

April 4, 2018
21B The Paul Jenson Memorial Scholarship

Offered by NYSIR. Open to college bound seniors who excelled in design in High School and will pursue this path in college . Visit website to download application. www.nysir.org

April 4, 2018
21C The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship

Offered by NYSIR. Open to college bound seniors who have a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice. Visit website to download application. www.nysir.org

April 4, 2018

26A The Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarships

African American female seniors with a grade point average of 85 or higher. Community service and school involvement. See your Counselor for an application.

March 31, 2018

28A Orange County Counselor’s Association Scholarships

Both are open to seniors. Academic, must be in top half of class, community involvement, positive character. The second must be recommended by Counselor, planning to attend a college, trade school or tech school. See your Counselor for an application.

March 14, 2018

41A Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship

Open to college bound seniors, male or female African-American students, based on academics, leadership, community service, character and  financial need. See your Counselor for an application.

March 1, 2018
46A Emily Akers Scholarship

The Children’s Enrichment Committee offer a scholarship for foster children, children of welfare and those in extreme financial need who will attend college or a Vocational School.
See your Counselor for an application.

May 1, 2018
48A Mid-Hudson Chapter of New York State Ass. Of School Business
Officials 

Open to students planning a post secondary
course of study in the field of business, finance, and/or education. Good Academic standing. See your Counselor for an application.

March 2, 2018
52A St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Auxiliary

Open to graduating senior who plan to enter the health field. Must be son/daughter of a St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital employee and/or active St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital volunteer. See your Counselor for an application.

April 13, 2018

53A Albert M. Berkelhamer Scholarship

Open to college bound seniors who have shown commitment to volunteerism at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, 50 hours and min. 85% average. See your Counselor for an application.

April 13, 2018

54A Michael L. Pappis, M.D. Scholarship

Open to college bound seniors who plan a career in a medically related field. Min. 85% grade average and at least a 1100 SAT score. See your Counselor for an application.

April 13, 2018

56A Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Scholarships

Multiple local scholarship opportunities. Visit and complete online applications at www.cfhvny.org

 

Financial Aid Links

Don't become a victim of Financial Aid fraud. If you have to pay money to get money, it's probably a scam. The FAFSA form is processed for free. Do NOT pay for this service. See your student's School Counselor BEFORE paying for anything!

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