Scholarships

Scholarship applications requiring an official high school transcript, counselor letter of recommendation or counselor’s signature must be submitted to your school counselor at least 14 days prior to the due date. In addition to the scholarships listed here, most colleges offer available scholarships when students apply to their school. Please contact the prospective colleges directly to inquire about scholarships.

Scholarships are categorized by the month in which the application deadline is due. Please keep checking back for new opportunities.

December Deadline

Burger King Scholarship: This scholarship is for high school students graduating June 2018 with plans to attend a two-year or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school. Students applying must have a strong academic record with a minimum 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high school senior Burger King employee or child of an employee. For more information go to www.bkmclamorefoundation.org. The application window is open from October 15 – December 15, 2019.

AXA Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship is for current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university, demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work related activities. For more information and to access the online scholarship application go to www.axa-achievement.com. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019.

January Deadline

The Elks National Foundation Scholarships For Elks Families: College-bound high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks are welcome to apply. The application must be submitted online on or before January 31, 2020.

Beauty Schools Marketing Group: Beauty schools marketing group are offering $2,500 scholarships once every three months to a senior planning a career in beauty trades such as cosmetology, barbering, aesthetics, nail technology, etc. The quarterly deadlines to apply are Oct. 31, Jan. 31, April 30 and July 31. For more information visit https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/cosmetology-school-scholarships.php

NYS Daughters of the American Revolution: The purpose of DAR is to provide ways and means to aid worthy students to attain higher education. The NYS Chapter currently is offering 4 scholarships. Visit http://www.nydar.org/education.html. The deadline is January 6, 2020.

Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union partnered with The New York Credit Union Association: Applications are available in the Counseling Office and the application deadline is January 10, 2020.

April Deadline

Visiting Clarkson Earns Students Scholarships: $500 Scholarship will be awarded to any student who participates in an official undergraduate admissions visit Potsdam, NY. Visits must be completed no later than April 15 of the senior year. Students can qualify by participating in any personalized visit, overnight admissions visit, summer visit day, fall open house, spring open house/accepted students day, and group visits.

The Macedonia Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is available to high school seniors of African ancestry who exemplify the following characteristics: academic achievement; GPA 3.0 or higher, leadership, character, community service and personal poise. Applications and more information is available in the Counseling Office. The deadline is April 15, 2020.

May Deadline

B. Davis Scholarship: This $1000 scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Be sure to include your name and school you attend this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but include where you are going to school now and what your future plans are. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you admire most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. Your submission must be sent by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com. The deadline is May 22, 2020.