2013 - 2014   SCHOLARSHIPS

 
Allegany County Mary Bishop Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org)
 
Amount:            $2,000 per year, renewable          
 
Eligibility:
  • A resident of Allegany County
  • A renewable scholarship requires a 2.5 GPA
  • All around general merit and need
  • Must have two letters of recommendation

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Belva A. Waite Memorial Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org) 
 
Amount:            $1,000 to $3,000 (several available, most are renewable)          
 
Eligibility:
  • A resident of Allegany County
  • A renewable scholarship requires a 2.5 GPA
  • Preference to a four year school
  • Must submit an essay of 500 words
  • Does not consider financial need
  • Must have two letters of recommendation

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Non-Traditional Education Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org)
 
Amount:            Up to 75% of the total cost         
 
Eligibility:
  • A resident of Allegany County
  • A renewable scholarship requires a 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need considered
  • For those seeking to improve current skills for gainful employment
  • Preference given to young adults, but no age restriction

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Joseph E. Presutti Memorial Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org)
 
Amount:            $500 per year, renewable          
 
Eligibility:
  • A resident of Allegany County
  • Financial need considered
  • Preference for GVCS graduate, though not exclusive
  • Preference to those in public service and/or veterans

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Daniel R. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org) 
 
Amount:            varies       
 
Eligibility:
  • Plans to enroll in a full-time course of study at Olean Business Institute
  • Associate degree in business, accounting, medical assistant, paralegal, computer technology
  • Have maintained a high school average of 80 or above
  • May be renewable upon re-applying and maintaining a 2.5 GPA
  • U.S. citizen

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Dresser-Rand Scholarship
 
Amount:           $2,000 per year, renewable    
 
Eligibility:
  • Children, spouses, grandchildren, stepchildren of current Dresser-Rand Wellsville employees or retirees
  • Preference given to those who plan to pursue a technical, manufacturing related or business course of study
  • Financial need and academic performance considered

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Highway Superintendent Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org) 
 
Amount:            $1,000 (2)     
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a resident of Allegany County
  • Must be attending Alfred State College for Heavy Equipment or Engineering
  • Must have a letter of reference from a current highway superintendent in Allegany County

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County - Dr. Robert G. Hutter, Esq. Memorial Scholarship - (http://www.alleganycountyareafoundation.dollarsforscholars.org) 
 
Amount:            $2,000 annually, may receive more than one
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a resident of Allegany County
  • Must be attending Alfred State College in Performing Arts or Finance on alternating years.

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
Allegany County Mental Health Association - Edward W. & Evelyn Briggs Scholarship
 
Amount:            $700      
 
Eligibility:
  • Must plan on pursuing one of the following health fields - psychology, social work, human services, gerontology, nursing or counseling
  • Must be a resident of Allegany County
  • Applicants intending to work in Allegany County will be given preference

Deadline:         April 10, 2014

 
Allegany County Mental Health Association - Lois Morgenfeld Scholarship
 
Amount:            $250       
 
Eligibility:
  • Must plan on pursuing one of the following health fields - psychology, social work, human services, gerontology, nursing or counseling
  • Must be a resident of Allegany County
  • Applicants intending to work in Allegany County will be given preference

Deadline:         April 10, 2014

 
Allegany County Mental Health Association - Reginald and Mildred Sootheran Scholarship
 
Amount:            $700       
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a past or present consumer of mental health services
  • Must be a resident of Allegany County
  • A student in field of study that does not have to be related to mental health, human services, psychology, etc.

Deadline:         April 10, 2014 

 
American Legion Auxiliary, Past Presidents Parley Student Scholarship in the Medical Field
 
Amount:            $1,000         
 
Eligibility:
  • A child of a veteran
  • Entering the medical field
  • Must submit four letters of recommendation
  • Must submit two letters certifying the applicant’s character

Deadline:         March 1, 2014

 
American Legion Department of NY, Eighth District, The Michael J. Kogutek Scholarship Trust
 
Amount:            $1,500 (2)        
 
Eligibility:
  • students/veterans
  • Based on financial need, scholastic ability, community involvement and realistic goals
  • An essay of 500 words or less
  • Must submit an application form
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation

Deadline:         May 1, 2014

 
American Legion 1st Lieutenant Michael I. Lewis, Jr. Memorial Fund Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000  (2)
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a junior or senior member of the Legion Auxiliary

Deadline:               March 1, 2014

 
American Legion Auxiliary, Helen Klimek Student Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Four letters of recommendations
  • A statement of applicant’s volunteer work
  • An essay consisting of no more than 700 words

Deadline:               March 1, 2014

 
American Legion Auxiliary, Department Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter
  • A resident of New York State
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • An essay consisting of no more than 500 words

Deadline:               March 1, 2014

 
American Legion Auxiliary, Department District Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter
  • A resident of New York State
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • An essay consisting of no more than 500 words

Deadline:               March 1, 2014

 
American Legion Auxiliary, MaryAnn K. Murta Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a child or grandchild of a veteran
  • Four letters of recommendations
  • A statement of applicant’s volunteer work
  • An essay consisting of no more than 700 words

Deadline:               March 1, 2014

 
American Legion Auxiliary, Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount         $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a child or grandchild of a veteran
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • A statement of applicant's extracurricular activities
  • An essay consisting of no more than 700 words

Deadline:              March 1, 2014

 
Austin-Snyder Scholarship
 
Amount         $5,000 (1) and $8,000 (1)

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of Allegany County
  • Application form available on or about April 15
  • Only first five completed applications will be considered
  • Must have financial need

Deadline:           As soon as possible after scholarship is available

 
Character Council of Western New York
 
Amount:         $1,000 (3)

Eligibility:

  • Essay to define success
  • References
  • Candidate information sheet

Deadline:               January 15, 2014

 
Community Foundation of the Greater Buffalo, Western, NY – (www.cfgb.org)
 
Amount:         $1,000 to $6,000 as determined by the Board of Directors

Eligibility:

  • Residency in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming
  • Awards based on financial need, although some awards are based on scholastic achievement, service or specific requirements
  • Students must apply online  – www.cfgb.org

Deadline:               March 1, 2014

 
Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning Area, Inc. – George Douglas Scholarship
 
Amount:         $200 to $17,500 for up to four years

Eligibility:

  • Typed essay
  • Reference letter
  • Transcript that includes GPA and SAT scores
  • Copy of parent/guardian’s most recent tax return
  • Online information – www.communityfund.org

Deadline:               February 19, 2014

 
Dorothea Dietz Memorial Scholarship - (www.nysahperd.org)
 
Amount:         $6,500, $5,500 and $4,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a female student entering the field of Physical Education
  • Application and information - www.nysahperd.org
  • Must be planning to attend an accredited program in a four year institution

Deadline:               TBA

 
Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000 non-renewable

Eligibility:

  • Must be an academic study in the field of forestry, horticulture, land management, biology, wildlife science, or landscape design
  • Based on academic achievement, leadership, and live in Allegany County
  • Application, references and transcripts required
  • Application and necessary information found at www.gardenclubsofwny.com

Deadline:               April 15, 2014

 
Empire State Potato Growers Inc. Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:         $500 (each year, for up to four consecutive years of study)

Eligibility:

  • Must be in a full-time academic study in the field of agriculture, food service, agronomy or horticulture
  • Based on academic achievement, leadership and NYS residency
  • Application can be downloaded at: www.empirepotatogrowers.com

Deadline:               January 15, 2014

 
Farm Credit East Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,500 (30)

Eligibility:

  • Must be in a full-time academic study in the field of agriculture, commercial fishing or the forest products industry
  • Application on-line at www.farmcrediteast.com
  • Click on "scholarships" under "Industry Support"

Deadline:               April 10, 2014 

 
Fireman's Association of the State of New York - FASNY Gerald J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship
 
Amount:            $1,000 (15)     
 
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be actively participating as a volunteer firefighter, or be participating with a volunteer EMS program
  • Plan to continue their post-secondary education at a college
  • For more information and to download an application - www.fasny.com

Deadline:         March 15, 2014

 
Gail Crego Memorial Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:            $500 to $1,500    
 
Eligibility:
  • Entering nursing, human service, or other health related field
  • Resident of Allegany County
  • Complete an application (available in the Guidance Office)

Deadline:         TBA

 
New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs
 
Amount:            $1,000 (10)     
 
Eligibility:
  • Provide financial assistance to those who have been active in their local fairs
  • Applicants must be attending or plan to attend college
  • Applications must be downloaded from the NYSAAF website - www.nyfairs.org
  • Applications must be submitted to a member of NYSAAF

Deadline:         April 10, 2014

 
New York State Rural Water Association Founder's Scholarship
 
Amount:            $500     
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a resident of New York State and reside on a water system that is a member of the NYRWA (Canaseraga town water system)
  • Application must be completed, along with an essay of 250 words
  • An official transcript must be submitted with application

Deadline:         January 12, 2014

 
New York State Water Environment Association Western Chapter College Scholarship
 
Amount:            $1,000, $750, $500     
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in an environmental related curriculum
  • Awards will be distributed based on academic, extracurricular, community activities, and personal goals
  • An official transcript must be submitted with application
  • Two letters of reference

Deadline:         April 10, 2014

 
Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
 
Amount:            $5,000 (varies)     
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be entering a health related field  (medicine, nursing, radiology, dentistry, ophthalmology, pharmacy, laboratory, etc.)
  • Letter of introduction and recommendation 

Deadline:         February 20, 2014

 
Scottish American Society of the Southern Tier
 
Amount:            $500     
 
Eligibility:
  • Essay explaining your interest in or connection to Scotland and its culture
  • Must submit an application for this scholarship
  • Must have a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or community member

Deadline:         April 20, 2014

 
ServU Credit Union Smart Saver Award
 
Amount:         $500 (6)
 
Eligibility:
  • Must be a member of the ServU Credit Union
  • Must submit an application for this scholarship
  • Must have a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or community member

Deadline:               March 10, 2014

 
ServU FCU – New York State Credit Union League Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000 or $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be attending college for the first time in the fall of 2014
  • Must be a member (have an established account) of the ServU Credit Union
  • Must submit an application for this scholarship
  • Essay and transcript required

Deadline:               January 30, 2014

 
Society of Women Engineers - Margaret R. Brewster Scholarship
 
Amount:         $2,000 (5 each, non-renewable)

Eligibility:

  • Must plan to major in an ABET accredited program in engineering or computer science
  • Open only to women
  • Additional information and application available online - www.swe.org

Deadline:               TBA

 
Steuben Trust Company Scholarship
 
Amount:         $1,000 (1 selected from Canaseraga Central School)

Eligibility:

  • Submission for this scholarship through the Guidance Office
  • Must complete a scholarship application
  • Must be an accredited four-year college, but a two-year program will be considered
  • Special consideration will be given to student pursuing a degree in accounting, finance, or a banking-related program

Deadline:               May 1, 2014

 
The New York Water Environment Association Scholarship - (www.nywea.org)
 
Amount:         $1,500 (6)

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an environmentally related program at a college or university (such as biology, forestry, chemistry, engineering and water treatment)
  • Essay and two letters of recommendation
  • Award based on academic, extracurricular and community activities and personal goals

Deadline:               January 21, 2014

 
The Wilson Center - Leadership Award
 
Amount:         $1,000 (4)

Eligibility:

  • Complete an application
  • Write a 500 word essay on leadership
  • Include a written letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • More information online - www.thewilsoncenter.org 

Deadline:               TBA

 
WNY Safari Club Scholarship
 
Amount:         $2,000 (4)

Eligibility:

  • Consideration to those who demonstrate a high level of interest in the environment and outdoor activities
  • Weight given to those who are planning on a course of study that would translate to a career in some form of conservation and wildlife enforcement

Deadline:               TBA

 
Western New York Safety Conference, Inc.
 
Amount:         $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must submit a typed essay of at least 400-500 words
  • Must submit a completed application
  • Must submit at least one letter of recommendation
  • School transcript required

Deadline:               February 15, 2014

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities


*NOTE: This is a list of some of our area scholarships that are offered every year through various organizations.  This listing shows the available scholarships but you must look at the deadline date to know when this scholarship expires.  If no date is listed the scholarship is not yet available at the current time but you will receive a new listing as these scholarships become available.  The applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office or can be printed online.   If you have any questions please contact the Guidance Office and Counseling Center at 545-6421, extension 111 or 112.

November 25, 2013

Revised: December 13, 2013

January 9, 2014 

January 14, 2014