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In addition to institutional and government assistance, various private organizations, companies and foundations provide support for funding a college education. The Financial Aid Office maintains a listing of some of these external sources of aid. Students and their families also are urged to explore funding from organizations in their local community.  If you have any questions regarding any of these scholarships, foundations or grants, you can contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 845-398-4097.

The following is a list of available scholarship opportunities. Please refer to the scholarship’s website for all deadlines and application requirements.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarships
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
The A & F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution, between the ages of 16 and 30. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on one of the two topics below. Your submissions must be sent by email to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com.
TOPICS:                                                                                                                                                                             Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?

AES Engineers
Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. A $500 scholarship is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Applicants are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. To apply, students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

American Association of University Women Barbara D. Myneder Memorial Scholarship
The Rockland County branch of the American Association of University Women is announcing their bi-annual Barbara D. Myneder Scholarship for a woman returning to continue her education toward an undergraduate degree. AAUW is a nationwide association of women and men whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. 

The Rockland County branch, founded in 1962, awards the scholarship based on the following eligibility criteria: A woman at least 21 years of age; a Rockland County resident; a student returning to school as an undergraduate; matriculated in a degree granting program at an accredited college/university at the time of receipt of the award; must demonstrate financial need as confirmed by the college/university. Click here for application

America’s Best Blogging Scholarship
Application: http://yourlocalsecurity.com/scholarship
Amount: $1,000

Anne Ford Scholarship
Sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. http://www.ncld.org/about-us/learning-disability-scholarships-awards/anne-ford-allegra-ford-scholarships

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
We help athletes find opportunities to play college sports and get an athletic scholarship. Our free online athlete profiles are used by over 95% of college coaches to identify and evaluate potential recruits. These profiles give recruits the opportunity to get discovered by college coaches and proactively contact the colleges of their choice. Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. Essay due May 1, 2014 by 12:00pm. If you would like more information visit: http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

ATTSavings.com scholarship
$1,000 ATTSavings.com scholarship: What’s Your Dream App?
Application: http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship
Amount: $1,000

Bridgat Scholarships Program 2014
The Scholarships are merit-based and four individuals will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of up to US$6,500. The major selection criteria include; academic performance and demonstrated leadership in cross cultural activities. The application for 2014 Bridgat Scholarship begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on December 31, 2014. For more information about our program and application form, please visit http://www.bridgat.com/scholarships.html

The Bounce Energy "BE More" Scholarship
Bounce Energy is offering the Bounce Energy "BE More" $2,500 Scholarship to 3 qualified students. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to 3 students from the states that we serve - Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York. Each applicant must submit the required application online, which includes a short essay of up to 500 words. For more information please check out the website: http://www.bounceenergy.com/scholarships

The Big Dig Scholarship
The Big Dig Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for current high school seniors or first year college students. For more information visit:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8864/big_dig_scholarships_scholarship.php

Castle Ink's Green Scholarship
This $2500 scholarship is for students showing a commitment to recycling and the environment. If you support efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, then you qualify for this scholarship from Castle Ink. Students must be a United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average. For more information visit: www.castleink.com/_ink-scholarship.html

Davies-Jackson Scholarship for Graduating Seniors
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply for either the one-year M.Phil degree program or as an Affiliated Student for the two-year B.A. degree program.  This full scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor who wishes to provide the same opportunities at St. John’s that he was afforded as a young man. The list of institutions from which students are eligible to apply has recently been expanded and now includes nearly 400 CIC member institutions. For more info, application materials, and a list of eligible institutions see http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Pages/Davies-Jackson-Scholarship.aspx

The Dial My Dentist Scholarship Program
The Dial My Dentist Scholarship Program is proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to students who will be enrolled in a College or University in the fall. The primary goal of the program is to reward students who can demonstrate, through an essay, that they understand the value of an education. For more information visit:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9838/dial_my_dentist_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

The Drive to Learn Scholarship
Take a moment to think about your most memorable experiences—both good and bad—as a driver and/or a passenger. Whether or not you noticed it at the time, they probably helped you learn something about yourself, others, or life in general. Share your experiences with us and take advantage of our new scholarship opportunity! Shift Insurance is offering The Drive to Learn scholarship award to college students across the United States to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls. If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road —either as a driver or a passenger—and you could receive $1000! For more information visit Car Insurance Program - The Drive to Learn. Deadline: March 1st, 2014

Eve’s Addiction Scholarship
The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 at any accredited U.S. college or university. One student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Submission deadline is December 15, 2013. Applicants must complete a 500 word essay. For entry and further information visit
http://www.evesaddiction.com/scholarship.html Deadline: December 15, 2013

Future Counselors of America Scholarship
Annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in Psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to maximum 900-word essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. See more details at: http://www.datingadvice.com/scholarship

Mail official transcript and original essay to:

Future Counselors of America Scholarship
c/o DatingAdvice.com
15 SE 1st Ave, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

Entries postmarked by: June 30th, annually
Disbursement on: July 31st, annually

G.I.R.L. Scholarship
Sony Online Entertainment is now accepting applications for a scholarship that aims to encourage women to explore the field of videogame production and design. The G.I.R.L. Scholarship will grant up to $10,000 toward a single student’s tuition and education expenses and the option of participating in a 10-week internship with SOE. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program related to video games. More details regarding the rules can be found at the G.I.R.L. website. For more information visit http://www.soe.com/girl/.

The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship
The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship is a $,5000 scholarship available to currently enrolled high school seniors or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award, the student must be a U.S. citizen, be under 25 years of age and answer both of the following two essay questions: "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and, describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions. For more information visit: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8809/healthy_lifestyles_scholarship_scholarship.php

Help Johnny Scholarship 
What's your best homework excuse? This $5000 scholarship is available to any student that is 19 years or under. For more information visit: http://www.studentscholarships.org/helpjohnny.php

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
As the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. To learn more about the HSF call 1-877-HSF-INFO or visit www.hsf.net.

Hispanic Association Colleges & Universities Scholarship Program
(HACU) Over 160 scholarships worth $270,000
 http://www.hacu.net/hacu/scholarships.asp

The ICBC Scholarship
The ICBC Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to one student each year. To be eligible the student must be currently attending school at a high school level and must demonstrate that
he/she has been successfully accepted and registered at the school of his/her choice. For more information visit: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9839/icbc_scholarship_scholarship.php

Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship,
Sponsored by the New York State Lottery, this is a $5,000 scholarship paid over four years, at $1,250 per year.  One student from every participating public and private high school in New York State is awarded scholarship.  Student must plan to attend New York State-accredited college, university, trade school, or community college; should have at least B average based on seven semesters of high school. For more information, contact lotscholar@lottery.state.ny.us.

The Mass Mutual Financial Group Scholarship Program
$150,000 in Scholarships to Multicultural College Students Across the Country for the 2013-2014 school year for high-achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. Eligible students of all majors will be considered who are entering their sophomore junior, senior, or 5th-year senior year in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. college or university and are interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry. The scholarship application is available from January 3- May 3, 2013. Students can apply online at www.act.org/massmutual.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of $1,000,000. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students.  The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000.
Category I: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.
Category II: Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.  For more information visit http://www.niaf.org/scholarships/index.asp

New York State (NYS) Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships
New York State (NYS) Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships are offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). This program provides awards to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers.

Please visit the link for more details:
http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/SFC/NYS_Math_and_Science_Teaching_Incentive_Scholarships

New York State Transfer and Articulation Association
The New York State Transfer & Articulation Association is an organization dedicated to establishing a state-wide academic forum and support group for transfer issues. The Annual NYSTAA Scholarship is a monetary award given to four (4) students graduating with Associates degrees from member two-year colleges and transferring to member four-year institutions, both in New York State. For more information visit: http://www.nystaa.org/

Click here for application

New York State Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarship
Scholarship for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. Contact the local volunteer company official for application.

PepsiCo / Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
PepsiCo is partnering with the Hispanic College Fund to promote higher education among Hispanic students. PepsiCo is offering to assist undergraduate and graduate studies, including five scholarships worth $4,000 each and 25 scholarships worth $500 each. Recipients will be selected by the Hispanic College Fund. For more information visit their bilingual web site www.buildurdestiny.com or www.construyetudestino.com 

The Pocketbook –Zookal Scholarship for Student Entrepreneurs
The scholarship is worth $1,000 cash from Pocketbook to spend on whatever university life requires and 4 free textbooks worth up to $1,000 from Zookal, for a total value of $2,000. Have a startup idea they’d like to pursuing or are already pursuing.The Pocketbook-Zookal Scholarship For Entrepreneurs is open to all students who are currently enrolled in a university course or tertiary course, aged 18 years or older, and are interested in entrepreneurship. For more information please visit: https://getpocketbook.com/blog/pocketbook-zookal-scholarship-student-entrepreneurs/

RMHC National Scholarship Programs
Sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities. Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local Chapters. Students may only apply for one of the four scholarships available. http://www.rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

Safe Driver Scholarship
Participate in one of the Safe Driver Programs listed on our webpage for approval of other qualifying safe driver programs. Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on safe driving. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Once you are completed with steps 1 and 2, please proceed to filling out the application in our contact form at the bottom of the scholarship page. Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form. The qualifying students should be current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year. Student must have a valid drivers license. http://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/safe-driver-student-scholarship/

Society for Human Resource Management Scholarship
The Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (MHV SHRM) has established a scholarship program to help fund the education of local college students with a sincere interest in the field of Human Resources. The $500 Awards are based on merit, and may be combined with other financial aid as long as the total received does not exceed the cost of tuition, fees and books for a single school year. For more information, visit the Society's web page at http://www.mhvshrm.org/college_scholarship.html

SOF (Seeds of the Future)
Undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need may apply. Applicants must file FAFSA each year. All applicants must have a minimum 2.7 GPA, and must be enrolled in program leading to applicant's desired degree, or a High School Senior planning to enter college. Scholarship awards up to $1000 are available for those who qualify and meet all requirements. Students may apply online at anytime during the academic year. To apply go to: www.soffoundation.com

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
Award for graduating high school students who have promoted vegetarianism or veganism in their schools or communities. Students will be judged on having shown compassion, courage and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian or vegan diet/lifestyle. http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Scholarships and faculty development grants administered by the UNCF are intended to facilitate access to UNCF member institutions and to strengthen the quality of education that these colleges and universities offer. You can use this site to search through hundreds of scholarship and grant programs administered by the United Negro College Fund. https://scholarships.uncf.org

Walmart Foundation Scholarships
The Walmart Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities based on both academics and financial need. Scholarships for first-generation college students are also available. To learn more visit their website at: www.walmartfoundation.org

Breaking How the Barrier Scholarship Award

A $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursing a degree in any field (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Aread of study may include: Art & Design, Business, Culinary Arts, Education &Teaching, Engineering, Healthcare & Nursing, Human Services, Humanities & Sciences, Law & Justice, Psychology, Technology & IT, and Vocational & Trade. For information please visit, http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/breaking-down-the-barrier-scholarship-award/

 Business Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursing a degree in business (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Accounting, Administration, Ecommerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Real Estate, Retail Management, Sports Management, and Supply Chain Management.

http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/business-scholarship-award/

 Healthcare & Nursing Scholarship Award

 A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in healthcare or nursing (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Informatics, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Veterinary Technician. http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/healthcare-scholarship-award/

 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievers scholarship program encourages high school seniors and current undergraduates who are dedicated both in and out of the classroom to apply. Those who plan to enroll full time at a four year college or university in 2014-2015 and those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business, with an interest in the automotive industry should apply. For more information please visit www.buickachievers.com for program details and the online application.

 Law & Justice Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in law and justice (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, and Paralegal Studies. http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/law-scholarship-award/

 Technology & Computer Science Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in technology or computer science (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Database Administration, Information Systems, Information Technology, Network Administration, Network Security, Software Engineering, and Web Development. http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/technology-scholarship-award/

 Digicert, Inc Internet Security Scholarship

Write a 400-600 word essay about where you see Internet Security in the next five years. Post the essay on your blog or website and please include a link to Digicert.com at the end of the essay. The deadline is April 1st 2014. http://ww2.digicert.com/scholarship.html

 Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

This merit scholarship is offered annually, in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in an area of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department.  http://www.environmentalconsortium.org/resources/scholarships/tgf.html

Inquiries:  Environmental Consortium Office, info@environmentalconsortium.org or 914-773-3091

 Pace Law School Environmental Consortium Merit Scholarship

Pace Law School is offering a Merit Scholarship award to a Fall 2014 entering student who is either currently enrolled in or has earned his or her bachelor’s or master’s degree from one of the Environmental Consortium's member institutions and has demonstrated an interest in environmental issues affecting the Hudson-Mohawk River watershed region. http://environmentalconsortium.org/resources/scholarships/pacelaw.html

Inquiries: 
Cathy Alexander, Assistant Dean of Admissions,
calexander@law.pace.edu or 914-422-4210
Professor Lin Harmon, Assistant Dean and Director of Environmental Law Programs,
lharmon@law.pace.edu or 914-422-4207

 MCO Scholarship

$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2014) Student Eligibility: Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014. Must be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014. Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2014. Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_mco_scholarship_8939.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_content=jsulliva%40stac.edu

 Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: Aug 31, 2014) Student Eligibility: Be attending college or university no later than January of 2015. Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015.  The student must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_arctic_physical_therapy_scholarship_8938.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_content=jsulliva%40stac.edu

 Your Favorite Car Scholarship

 $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2014) Student Eligibility: Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014 at the latest. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_your_favorite_car_scholarship_8933.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_content=jsulliva%40stac.edu

 Eve's Addiction

The leading online retailer in sterling silver jewelry, is proud to announce the Eve's Addiction Scholarship is available for Fall 2014/Spring 2015 students.  Eve's Addiction has invested a lot in things that shine, and now we want to invest in the brightest young students to give them every opportunity to succeed with a $1,000 scholarship.  The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. All the information for our scholarship can be found at www.evesaddiction.com/scholarship.html.  If you would like additional information, please email scholarship@evesaddiction.com or call 860-526-5522 to speak with me.

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

We designed a need-based scholarship for everybody who’s committed to achieving a college degree. This way, we want to reward students for having goals and dreams and therefore looking to better themselves. Every US student (high school student, undergraduate students, master degree students or adult learners) and 16 years of age or older is encouraged to apply for our scholarships. The deadline is April 15, 2014. http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship

 The National CCAA Scholarship 

The National CCAA Scholarships are 8 one-time, $1,000 awards.  The application is brief and will take students a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014 and award recipients will be selected by mid-April.  Further details regarding the scholarship and application procedures can be found by http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/catholic_colleges-universities/2014%20Scholarship%20Detail%20Website%20FINAL%20PDF.pdf?utm_source=Fire%20Engine%20RED&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2.14.14%20Scholarship%20to%20Members

Zinch
Zinch.com is a college search web site that also posts scholarship opportunities. Please visit their site and explore the different scholarship opportunities available. http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/search?utm_newsltr

   
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