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1. NFA Senior Scholarships Online


A single applications to apply for over 50 scholarships. Each of these scholarships is awarded to an NFA Senior.

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2. Other NFA Scholarships


A few scholarships are not included in the online application process and require their own application. These scholarships are awarded to NFA Seniors. See below for scholarships.
Geraldine Warner Scholarship (4/3)
Beyond the Dream Scholarship (3/30)
Richard O'Beirne Scholarship (4/15)
Archie Stewart Scholarship (4/15)

 Block N Scholar Athlete Scholarships

3. Regional Scholarships

Hudson Valley

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

See below for full list of regional Scholarships.




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

NARTA Scholarship Given by the Newburgh Area Retired Teachers’ to a graduating senior who plans to enter the Teaching Profession. DEADLINE: April 15, 2020
FASNY-ONLINE APPLICATION Open to college bound seniors, current Junior Firefighter, or Explorer Scout or Ram, EMS volunteer. Current membership in FASNY. Visit website www.fasny.com/scholarship for information and application. DEADLINE: March 15, 2020
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal Scholarships Bambino Scholarship-This award is for a special education student who is college bound. The goal of the 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. DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2020
R&M Promotions Latino High School Scholarship Applicant must be of Hispanic Origin(Latino) and be a high school senior in Dutchess, Orange, or Ulster Counties. DEADLINE: April 19, 2020
TEG Federal Credit Union Applicant must demonstrate high academic excellence and community service throughout their high school careers. DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
HUDSON VALLEY POLONAISE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP Two cash scholarships awards to graduating senior in high school senior of DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2020
CSEA Orange County Local 836 DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
Hudson Valley School Food Service Association Selection shall be made on the basis of motivation, good character and financial need. Although high academic achievement shall not be the primary criteria, a reasonable expectation of success of the student at the college level shall be part of the consideration. DEADLINE: May 3, 2020
Orange County Soccer League 2020(OCSL) OCSL is offering two scholarships to honor and aid college bound female soccer players. DEADLINE-April 30th, 2020-Extended
Community Garden Club of Marlborough-on-Hudson Student applicants must be majoring in one of the following fields of study: Agriculture education, floral design, horticulture, landscape design, botany biology, forestry, wildlife science, rural and urban planning, habitat or forest ecology, environmental conservation, land management or related subjects. DEADLINE-April 10th, 2020
NYSIR- PAUL JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP This award goes to a student who has excelled in design in his or her high school career. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has shown interest and promise in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college. DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2020
NYSIR- GONCALVES SCHOLARSHIP The award goes 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. DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2020
Cosimo DiBrizzi Culinary Arts Scholarship ONLINE APPLICATION
Established by the family of Cosimo DiBrizzi and the Dutchess County. Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor his memory, this scholarship is available to any resident of the Mid-Hudson Valley who is pursuing a career at the Culinary Institute of America. (Mid-Hudson is defined as Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties.)
DEADLINE: April 1st, 2020
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, 2020
Mid-Hudson Valley Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarships are awarded annually to female graduating seniors that are college-bound who reside in the Mid-Hudson Valley area, specifically Ulster, Orange, Dutchess or Putnam counties. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community service and school involvement. The minimum requirement to apply for a scholarship, the student must have an overall grade point average of 85%. The submissions will also be judged on the basis of responsive to the essay topic, overall literacy and grammatical accuracy and in person interview. Essays should not exceed 500 words in length and printed or typed DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2020
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Colonel Augustus Van Horne Ellis Memorial Annual Scholarship and Essay. The contest is open to all High School Seniors in Rockland, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan County., One scholarship will be awarded to help pay for books or other expenses for post secondary education or military service. The scholarship is $250.00 and will be awarded each Memorial Day to the high school senior who demonstrates high academic achievement, a record of performance in school and community activities, an interest in the heritage of the United State, a letter of recommendation from either a school counselor, teacher or a responsible person in the community and a 500 word essay on a topic selected annually by the Colonel Ellis Camp. Deadline: April 30, 2020
J. Tracy Hermanna Scholarship. This scholarship was created to provide financial support for a high school graduate who displays leadership toward LGBTQ+ equality. Scholarships will be awarded to students who identify as LGBTQ+ or as allies. The Center youth scholarship is named after the Center’s former Executive Director, J. Tracy Hermann, a highly esteemed civic leader who brought many communities together through his steadfast commitment to equality and justice for all.
Applications are accepted through April 26th; scholarship awardees are announced in May.
NY Resident in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan or Ulster County
Identification as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer, or Ally
Accepted to a 2 or 4 year accredited college, university, vocational or technical school/training
A graduating high school/GED student
There are no requirements of financial need, however financial circumstances will be taken into consideration.
You may also download and print the application at www.lgbtqcenter.org/scholarship
SHEPARD COLEMAN PERFORMING ARTS AWARD Any student in OrangeCounty, NY, school or resident or Orange County, NY may apply. The award is intended to be applied toward the cost of furthering education in the performing arts. The cash award is $1,000.00 is given to the winner only after proof of registration or completion in a performing arts related program (class) is provided. DEADLINE- May 1, 2020.
MID-HUDSON IVY FOUNDATION, INC. COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP Mid-Hudson Ivy Foundation, Inc. the charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The Collegiate Scholarship Awards totaling more than $100,000 to over 100 senior high school male and female students in the Mid-Hudson Valley. online application www.midhudsonivyfoundation.org or paper application DEADLINE - March 28, 2020
ORANGE COUNTY MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP An annual $1,000 scholarship for a High School Senior who has been accepted to a college and is enrolled in a program. Curriculum that would satisfy this award is varied with applications that may lead to a career in planning. The award is for one year and each year a different candidate would be chosen. Applicants must be a resident of Orange County. DEADLINE: June 1, 2020
ST. LUKE’S CORNWALL ALBERT M BERKELHAMER SCHOLARSHIP To provide assistance to a graduating high school senior who has completed 50 hours of volunteer service at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and has demonstrated scholastic achievement. DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
ST. LUKE’S CORNWALL MICHAEL L PAPPIS, MD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP To provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior who plans to enter the medical field. DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2020
ST. LUKE’S CORNWALL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP To provide financial assistance to (2) graduating high school students planning to pursue a career in a health-related field and who are the son/daughter of a Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall employee or an active Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall volunteer. DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
ST. LUKE’S CORNWALL DR. ERNEST G. STILLMAN SCHOLARSHIP To provide financial assistance to (1) graduating high school student planning to pursue a career in the medical field. DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
ORANGE COUNTY TAVERN AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION Scholarship awarded to graduating seniors that plan on attending an accredited college as a full-time student in the food and beverage industry. See application for more information DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2020
CHILDREN’S ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE - EMILY AKERS SCHOLARSHIP Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of: extreme financial need, academic achievement (including GPA), extra-curricular activities, community service and work-history (which may include family responsibilities) and evaluation of essay. DEADLINE: May 1, 2020
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FATHER HANLEY COUNCIL #7266 Must be a senior attending a public or private high school and will be attending a two or four year college or trade school in the fall of 2020. Must be a member of Saint Mary’s Parish and attends St. Mary’s Church in Marlboro or Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in Rosten. DEADLINE: April 13, 2020
KIWANIS OF NEWBURGH This award will be granted based upon the applicant's record of community service,. future plans, letters of recommendations and essay.  MAY 8TH - EXTENDED
MID -HUDSON IVY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a student attending college or university who has demonstrated academic excellence and sustained community service. DEADLINE: MARCH 28TH, 2020
RUMSHOCK SCHOLARSHIP Rumshock would like to offer a scholarship of five hundred dollars to a high school student who has had a parent or grandparent who served in the military. scholarship@rumshockvf.org- submit scholarship to this email address DEADLINE: MAY 27, 2020
CSEA UNIT 7900 ORANGE COUNTY UNIT This is a $500 scholarship available to seniors in high school who have a parent work for Orange County and are a CSEA member in good standing. DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2020
CSEA LOCAL 836 This is a $500 scholarship available to seniors in high school. DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2020
CSEA IRVING FLAUMENBAUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, PEARL INSURANCE SCHOLARSHIP AND METLIFE SCHOLARSHIP These $500 scholarships are available to seniors in high school who have a parent who works for Orange County and are a CSEA member in good standing. DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2020
CSEA-HUDSON CATSKILL CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL This is a $1000 scholarship to a senior in high school who has a parent that is amember of the unions represented by the Central Labor Council. This includes the CSEA, PEF, Teachers, and various other trade unions such as the Teamsters, Electricians, Laborers, etc. DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH, 2020
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ORANGE COUNTY This scholarship is for a female student who is graduating from high school and resides in Orange County. Who will be entering an accredited college in the fall and who is involved in women’s /children’s issues as a volunteer. DEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2020
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER 140 Must be a child or grandchild of a Vietnam era Veteran. Must be a high schoo senior in high school, planning to attend an accredited college. DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2020
SENATOR JOHN J. MARCHI MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is for a senior who has demonstrated a grade point average of 85 and over, have good conduct and demonstrate the dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree, involved in organized sports, active in community service and extracurricular activities and can demonstrate financial need. DEADLINE: MARCH 16, 2020
GRADUATING SENIOR TALENT BASED SCHOLARSHIP For graduating seniors who plan on majoring or minoring in the performing arts while in college. DEADLINE:APRIL 1, 2020
ORANGE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION 2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Be a high school senior or eligible for graduation in the 2020 calendar. Be considering a post-secondary education. Reside in Orange County. DEADLINE:APRIL 13, 2020
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Any senior who has overcome obstacles and has been accepted into a college/technical school. DEADLINE: APRIL 23, 2020
DAVID S. BAGLEY, SR HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. UPSILON TAU CHAPTER High School Senior residing in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster or Sullivan Counties and will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate program. DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2020
BEYOND THE DREAM FOUNDATION 2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION African american male students graduating from high school in the mid-hudson area. DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2020

High School graduate who will begin full time undergraduate study in the Fall 2020 semester.



Graduating senior who will attend an institution of higher education with a major course of study in Food Service, Hospitality, Hotel Management or Dietetics.

2020 R/O LHCOSS Opportunity Scholarship

Below is the link to the Opportunity Scholarship Application. (If the link appears broken, please copy and paste it into your browser)

The Opportunity Scholarship is not available to the valedictorian and salutatorian. It is available to any senior who has overcome obstacles and has been accepted into a college/technical school.

Rockland/Orange: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_T5BdkfTLgtm9YQXpBY5gGD4rhl3p4nvg7vQCTVgPidl6iQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

DEADLINE:  MAY 7, 2020

A low barrier annual scholarship that is simply to help a student obtain their educational goals. The scholarship is available for anyone who is attending college next fall. This applies to both community college and university-bound students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required along with a 300-500 word essay (topic found on our website). 

Students can apply at https://internationalvla.com/college-scholarship-from-ivla/ 

DEADLINE: June 1st, 2020.


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