Scholarships

Scholarships help students pay for college tuition and the other related expenses with going to college.  Searching for scholarships is time consuming.  When students find scholarships that they are qualified and eligible for, applications must be completed by certain deadlines.
 
   Most scholarships for Dundee students come from local scholarships and scholarships from the college they plan to attend.  Students can use Scholarship Search Engines such as, FASTWEB,  for more scholarships.  Another website for scholarships -  www.studentscholarships.org. 
       Link -  FASTWEB.COM     
     Link -  Student Scholarship.org

Scholarship applications usually include an essay and asks for information including academics (transcript), extra-curricular activities/clubs, leadership involvement, community service/work experiences and sometimes SAT/ACT scores.



See/Click on SCHOLARSHIPS below for this year's available local scholarships. Watch deadlines!!!

See "Last Year's Scholarships" by clicking the link on the left.


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Wayne-Finger Lakes Superintendent Award           Due 9/27 to Mr. Taylor
All students can apply!  Applicant must have an 80+ cumulative average at the end of 11th grade.  Qualities including but not limited to: Honesty, Compassion, Perseverance, Responsibility, Kindness, Resiliency and Industriousness.  Essay on leadership required.  

Wayne Finger Lakes Award Criteria.pdf

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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship     
Due online 11/5 

The 2020 MVS application deadline is November 5, 2019.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2020 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2019. The 2020 MVS application deadline is November 5, 2019.

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SECTION V SCHOLARSHIPS  
   $250. awards for each season based on essay, transcript, letter of recommendation and activity sheet.

 Deadlines -     Fall Sports          December 2, 2019
                        Winter Sports     March 13, 2020
                        Spring Sports     June 1, 2020


Application forms can be picked up in the Guidance Office or download from the Section V Website   -   
                              Link to download - Section V Scholarship Application

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BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP   -  Deadline December 15th

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • High School Seniors
  • BK® Employees
  • Children, Spouses or Partners of Employees

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE:

  • $1,000 - $50,000 in Scholarships

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Be from the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher, work experience and community involvement

VISIT BK-SCHOLARS.COM BY
DECEMBER 15 TO APPLY!

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AFSCME Family Scholarship           Deadline: December 31st
   For students of parents that are full dues-paying AFSCME members.  $2,000 Award.

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The Community Foundation Scholarship

Numerous scholarships based on Education Major/Interest, Where You Live or Go To High School, Individual Circumstances and Where You Plan to Attend College.  Scholarship Booklet (PDF) Various Deadlines.

Website - (Schuyler County)
Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes

Website - (Yates County)
Rochester Area Community Foundation Scholarships

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Credit Union Scholarships

                       Any Credit Union     

NYS Credit Union League Scholarship -
 Application is due by January 10, 2020 - Link for download
$750 or $1,500 awards given to students with high academic achievements and considerable school/community involvement. 


                       Specifically, SERVU Credit Union

ServU Smart Saver Award - 
Application is due by March 15, 2020 Link for download

$500 awards are given to students (six winners) with a cumulative grade point average of 75-90  and demonstrating a variety of extra-curricular activities and consistent academic performance. 

*Applications can also be picked up in the Guidance Office.

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Fireman's Association of NY Scholarship

Deadline March 15, 2020 
Online Application

FASNY Scholarship
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BPOE Penn Yan Lodge #1722
Carlton and Sarah Wren Memorial Scholarship

The Carlton and Sarah Wren Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Trustees and Wren Scholarship Committee of the Penn Yan Elks Lodge.  These scholarships are a yearly award available to students who are residents of Yates County.  There is no age limit.   Applicants may be a member or child of a present or past member.  Preference will be given to those applicants that have a current affiliation with Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722.  Wren Scholarships are not limited to degree programs; grants may also be given for any accredited education program including, but not limited to, colleges, trade schools, or BOCES programs.  The number and amount of awards are determined by the BPOE Trustees.  

Deadline : February 29, 2020
Scholarship Applications available in Mrs. Baker's Office

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P.E.O. Scholarship for Women

One award will be given directly to a female graduating senior, at the June School Awards Assembly, for use at the college of their choice.  

This scholarship is for a female graduating senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  The applicant should indicate how she has made a difference in her school, community, or elsewhere, demonstrating initiative, leadership, work habits, good moral character, and/or service to others and financial need.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Deadline Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Mark Warda Memorial Scholarship
$500. Scholarship. Yates County student must have an 80 (2.5) average or above, write a short essay and one letter of recommendation.
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Mark Warda Memorial Scholarship.pdf

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James H. Rice Memorial Scholarship
                   Due:  Friday, 5/1

$1,000 Award.   Minimum 3.3 GPA (87), two letters of recommendations
Service to school & community and leadership roles also considered in criteria.   Pick up copy of application in the Guidance Office.  

Must be postmarked by 5/1.


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Barbara Coffman Peace and Justice Award

For the 13th year, the Yates Progressive will, in June 2020, present a Peace and Justice Award to one graduating senior from Dundee Jr-Sr High School or Penn Yan Academy.  This is an award for which grades are not considered and applicants do not need to be going on to college.  The winning student will be selected because he or she has made a difference in his or her school, the community, the country, or even on a global level.  The winner will have demonstrated leadership and initiative to further peace, tolerance, and justice.  THe winner will receive an award of $500.

​Applications available in the Guidance Office.
​Deadline Monday, May 11, 2020.



Class of 2015 Scholarship


The Class of 2015 is offering a $250 scholarship to the members of the Class of 2020. The scholarship will be given to a student enrolling full time in either a 2 year program at a Community or Junior College or a 4 year school. This scholarship is good only for the freshman or first year.  In order to be considered for the award, the senior must write an essay of 250 - 350 words which is typed and includes: 1. What they will be studying or their intended major and why they are choosing this. 2. The college they will attend (2 or 4 year) 3. What they have done to make their community a better place. Please be specific. 4. How the Class of 2015 Scholarship will help them and their family financially. The essay will be judged on: 1. Clarity 2. Neatness 3. Effectiveness 4. Persuasiveness 5. Inclusion of the above points The deadline is Friday, May 1st at 3:15pm to Mrs. Daggett.


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The Twin Tiers Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 
2020 Margaret R. Brewster Scholarship

These $2,000 scholarships are will be open to female high school Seniors in the Twin Tiers region.  The eligible Seniors must plan to major in an ABET accredited engineering program or CSAB accredited computer science program during the 2020 - 2021 school year.  

​Application is available in the Guidance Office 
​Deadline March 27, 2020

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NY State Scholarships for Academic Excellence   provide up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State. There will be one students receiving $1,500 and two students receiving $500.


  Class of 2020 recipients:
                     Aliyah Brewer - $1,500.
      Edele Morgan - $500.
                     Lauren Howell - $500.


Eligibility:

Students must:

  • Have graduated from a New York State high school
  • Study full time and be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State post secondary institution
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Not be in default on any State or federal student loan or on any repayment of state awards
  • Be U.S. citizens or qualifying noncitizens
  • Be New York State residents

How are students nominated/awarded?

 

 

   Guidance Counselor does calculations based on Regents Exam scores and submits name of winners to the state by February 15th.

DCS uses Method A (Regents test scores) 

   The high school shall select their winner(s) by computing a weighted average of the scores on the Regents examinations and/or approved alternative assessments taken by its students prior to their senior year, in all of the following subjects: The weighing of the scores shall be:
 Comprehensive English - weight of three,
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry - weight of three,
Global History - weight of one,  
U.S. History/Government - weight of one,
Science: At least two, but up to four courses may be included - weight of one for each course.

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 ***Excelsior Scholarship (For SUNY colleges)***

FREE TUITION???  (SUNY Scholarships)

 Will I be able to attend college at SUNY or CUNY tuition free?

Yes. If you are a NYS resident whose family household Federal adjusted gross income (as filed on your 2018 federal tax returns) does not exceed $125,000 for the 2019-20 academic year and you complete 30 credits per year, you will be able to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition free.

 How much can I receive from the Excelsior Scholarship?

An Excelsior Scholarship recipient can receive up to $6,195 from the Excelsior Scholarship, minus any amounts received for TAP, Pell or other scholarships. The remainder of your tuition charge will be covered through a tuition credit paid through SUNY or CUNY.

 Will I be able to get an award for the fall?

Yes. Eligible students will receive awards to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition free this fall.

 When will I be able to apply for the award?

Weblink - Excelsior Scholarship Information & Application

Deadline: TBD

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  Private College - Enhanced Tuition Award

The Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA) program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a participating private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college.

 

An applicant must:

  • be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • have either graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department;
  • have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less;
  • be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a participating private college or university located in New York State;
  • be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and complete at least 30 credits each year applicable toward his or her degree program, through continuous study with no break in enrollment except for certain reasons that can be documented,;
  • if attended college prior to the 2019-20 academic year, have earned at least 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward his or her degree program prior to applying for an Enhanced Tuition Award;
  • be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any NYS award;
  • be in compliance with the terms of the service condition(s) imposed by any NYS award(s) that you have previously received; and
  • execute a Contract agreeing to reside in NYS for the length of time the award was received, and, if employed during such time, be employed in NYS.
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NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Scholarship
   The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.    
Deadline: TBD

How to Apply

Complete and submit the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application. Be sure to print the Application Confirmation, sign and submit it, along with the required documentation, according to the instructions.

The deadline for submitting the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application is TBD.

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"WEIRD" COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
 Various scholarships and deadlines. Left-handed, red heads, clown school...
"Weird College Scholarships" website

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OTHER LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS DETERMINED BY THE DCS SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE (No application required):

Class of 1956 Scholarship:
   Senior who exhibits scholarship, dedication to school spirit and participation in extracurricular activities.

Class of 1959 Scholarship:
   Senior pursuing a major in Education or Medical Science.

Dandy Mini Mart Scholarships:
     3 
- $1,000 scholarships for students attending a four year college
     2  to 4  - $500. scholarships for students attending a two year 
             college/vocational school or the military
Based on academic achievement, school participation, Leadership qualities, overall Character Qualities, and Financial Need.


Jerry Fultz Scholarship
  $3,000 Scholarships - One to three Seniors pursuing a degree in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Technology. 
*** Renewable for up to four years!!!


LTC William "Billy" Croft Memorial Scholarship (New)
$250. Award for a student who has been a Varsity athlete, 85+ gpa, demonstrates leadership, honesty and integrity and pursuing a  career in the United States military. Nominated by committee of the Principal, Guidance Counselor and Senior Class Advisor.


* More information will be updated as more information/ applications become available.




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There are hundreds of Scholarship Search Engines on the internet.  You should NEVER pay to search scholarships.  DCS does not endorse any of these search engines ... but would like to let you know what sites are available.

  • Fast Web.com   Website to start you're scholarship searching. Create an account,complete a brief  survey that will result in a list of scholarships that a student is eligible for and request applications.

  Next Step Magazine's Scholarship Search
Website to start you're scholarship searching. Create an account, complete a brief survey that will result in a list of scholarships that a student is eligible for and request applications.

 Scholarship America's - Open Scholarships

  • Scholarship America's mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make post-secondary success possible for all students.

  • Scholarship Scams - BEWARE!!!   *Never pay for a scholarship service!!!

       



Jennifer Grimes Lindley Scholarship                   Due 5/5
$1,000 Award for a female in either Yates County or Monroe County that is pursuing a major in Engineering, have financial need and demonstrates community involvement.  Application, FAFSA/SAR report and official transcript must be postmarked by Friday, May 5th.

Application:  https://www.racf.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships/LindleyApplication.pdf
Jennifer Grimes Lindley Scholarship                   Due 5/5
$1,000 Award for a female in either Yates County or Monroe County that is pursuing a major in Engineering, have financial need and demonstrates community involvement.  Application, FAFSA/SAR report and official transcript must be postmarked by Friday, May 5th.

Application:  https://www.racf.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships/LindleyApplication.pdf
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