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Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a senior who is concerned about how you will pay for college? Remember that there are many different scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for. Here are some of the more popular scholarship opportunities you should be aware of:  

The High School Guidance office should be the first stop for any high school student. See your counselor for more information.

  • If you have a particular major in mind, music, for example, check your high school’s music department for upcoming scholarships.
  • Internet searches can reveal a wealth of scholarship opportunities. The New York State Higher Education Services Corp. Web site (HESC.org) is a great place to start.
  • www.Fastweb.com is another great scholarship resource.
  • Employers may offer college scholarships as an employee benefit. Your parents or guardians should check with their human resources department to see if a scholarship is available for family members.
  • Colleges or schools you are considering may have scholarships available. College websites are a wealth of information about paying for college, and include details about campus scholarships offered to incoming students. Look in the admissions or financial aid sections.

 

FREQUENTLY USED SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES:

www.fastweb.com www.scholarships.com www.brokescholar.com

www.collegeboard.com www.finaid.org www.scholarshiphunter.com

www.govbenefits.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.finaid.org/calculators

www.studentaid.ed.gov 

 

Please see the attached files below for additional scholarships. More information regarding these scholarships can be found in the Guidance Office.

SENIORS: Make sure to check the Guidance Google Classroom page for the most updated information on available scholarships and notices of scholarship applications!

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SUNY FINANCIAL AID DAYS

SUNY's Financial Aid Days are offered as a service to all prospective college students and their families.  The programs are designed to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, the award process, and types of aid available, including the Excelsior Scholarship. Register today at suny.edu/studentevents.

Saturday, October 13, 2018- Farmingdale State College- 631-420-2578

Saturday, November 17, 2018- Suffolk Community College-Brentwood- 631-851-6712

SUNY- Old Westbury

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FAFSA® Changes for 2017–18

On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place: 

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA®earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • Income information.Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.  

  

 

PLEASE SEE YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR WITH ANY QUESTIONS!!

Bethpage Federal Credit Union: The 2019 NYCUA Scholarship Program. Applicants must be a member of a participating New York credit union to apply for a college scholarship through this program. Visit the following link to apply: https://www.bethpagefcu.com/community/community-engagement/education-scholarships.aspx

 

Long Island Coalition for Life: sponsors an annual oratory contest for high school juniors and seniors. Please visit the following link for further information: http://mail.prolifeli.org/images/pdf/OratoryContestApplication-Info-2019.pdf

 

The Nassau County American Legion Scholarship: provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. Visit the following website to apply: https://www.legion.org/legacy-scholarship-application 

 

The Society of Torch & Laurel: is committed to supporting high school high achievers as they shoot for the stars. To support this initiative, they award more than $100,000 in scholarships annually for college and college enrichment activities. Please visit the following link for further information and for applications: http://www.torchandlaurel.org/scholarships/

 

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress: awards deserving high school students of Italian-American heritage. The scholarships can range from $3,000 - $5,000. Visit www.TRISIAC.ORG