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.



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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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship     
Due online 11/27 

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 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.
Click here to Apply to the 2018 MVS Contest

The 2018 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 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

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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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Credit Union Scholarships

                       Any Credit Union     

NYS Credit Union League Scholarship 
application is due by January 5, 2018 (link will open a PDF)
$500 or $1000 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 10, 2018 (link will open a PDF)
$500 awards are given to students demonstrating a variety of extra-curricular activities and consistent academic performance. 

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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.
   Congratulations to the Class of 2018 winners:
            $1,500.    Collin Goodman
            $500.         Colin Howell
            $500.         Renee Wolverton

Eligibility

Students must:

  • Have graduated from a New York State high school
  • Study full time and be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of studyin 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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Ned Carter Firefighter Scholarship                       Deadline: 2/24
   Student must be related to a firefighter and/or be a firefighter in good standing of the Association of the Fire Districts of the State of New York.

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New York Water Environment Association Scholarship
The New York Water Environment Association will be offering a total of twelve (12) $2,500 scholarships and two (2) major scholarships ($10,000 and $5,000) in 2018 for students pursuing a four year degree.
 Website:  NYWEA Environmental Scholarships             Deadline: 2/28

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Mark Warda Memorial Scholarship

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

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Fire Fighter Scholarships                                      Deadline 3/15
   Scholarships for youth fire fighters and for sons/daughters of fire fighters that belong to the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY).                

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Twin Tiers Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - 
   Margaret R. Brewster Scholarship                  Due 3/23

$2,000. Scholarships.  For females pursuing majors of engineering or computer science and attending a high school with zip codes beginning with – 148**, 149**, or 169**.  Application, essay, transcript and two letters of reference must be postmarked by March 23rd.
Pick up application in the Guidance Office.

Twin Tiers SWE Scholarship Application information


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The Community Foundation Scholarship
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Numerous scholarships based on Education Major/Interest, Where You Live or Go To High School, Individual Circumstances and Where You Plan to Attend College.   
Link -  https://www.racf.org/Scholarships/Scholarship-Database
Various Deadlines (4/1-6/1)


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Italian-American State Legislators Scholarships 
   
   
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing the availability of applications for their annual scholarship program.

Four scholarships will be awarded, each totaling $3,000. Two will be awarded based on academic achievement (85 average or above) and two will be athletic scholarships.  Any student can apply.

Athletic Scholarship                                       
2018 Italian-American Athletic 
    Academic Scholarship
2018 Italian-American Academic 

*Pick up application for in the Guidance Office.

Mail to:  

District Office  Due:  4/2
105 E. Steuben St.
Bath, NY 14810
607-776-9691

 

  
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James H. Rice Memorial Scholarship                   Due:  4/6
$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 4/4.


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Dundee Teachers Association Scholarships 
        
Deadline: 4/13

 Two $400 scholarships for DCS students planning to attend a two or four year college.  Essay of 250-300 words required.  Deadline: Application & essay turned in to Mrs. Benincasa-Wolverton by Friday, April 13th

Download: Dundee Teachers’ Association Scholarship (2018).docx

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Dundee Area Historical Society Scholarship   
            Deadline: 4/13

  500 word essay - How the history of Dundee has influenced your life.   Turn into Ms. Allen or Mr. Taylor.

Scholarship-dundeeareahistoricalsociety.pdf

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Student Association of the Geneva Experimental Station (SAGES) - Agricultural Studies Scholarship      Due 4/13
     $500. Award. Pursuing a major related to agricultural studies. Application, essay, letter of recommendation and transcript must be postmarked by Friday, April 13th.

Download -
         2018 SAGES Agricultural Scholarship Application.pdf


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Dundee Dollars for Scholars  Deadline:  April 15th!!!   

      - Click on "Students & Parents" on the top right to go to the page to create your account  and complete the online application.
    ***ONLY MR. TAYLOR DOES RECOMMENDATIONS!!!***

        - See Link on the left for student & parent directions. Copies of directions can also be picked up in the Guidance Office.
(Students under 18 must have parent/guardian complete online consent) 

Dundee Rotary Technology Scholarship
For students planning to continue their education in an Associate's Degree or Certificate program for technology related major (i.e. - Auto Technology, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Machine Tool Technology, etc.). Must complete the Dollars for Scholars online application.  Deadline: 4/15

Website:   Dundee Dollars for Scholars - Info & login page 

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Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship       Due 4/15
Will provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors; three in each Region. As some of you may remember, Irving was a spirited CSEA activist for more than three decades. He was President of Long Island Region 1 and an AFSCME International Vice President at the time of his death. 
 Must be postmarked by 4/15.


Weblink - Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship

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Women of the Moose (Chapter #1519) Scholarship -  
    Good Citizen Award                                       Due 4/20

Two $500.00 awards (one female & one male) for Dundee students.  80 average or above and essay required.  Student must possess good work habits and exhibit good citizenship/volunteering in school and in the community. Pick up copy of application in the Guidance Office.
Turn in 
to Mr. Taylor by Friday, April 20th

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Izaak Walton League Career Scholarship   
         Scholarship for students preparing for careers in Conservation, Ecology, or other environmental careers/majors.                                                                                                                                                       Due Postmarked by 4/20
*See Mr. Taylor for a copy of the application. Not online.

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Keuka Lake Association -                                    Due 4/22
Esther N. Walig Keuka Lake Watershed Scholarship  
 
$1,000 Award for a student planning to pursue a career in general environmental science, limnology or watershed management. Postmarked to the Keuka Lake Association by Saturday, April 24th.
Website:  Esther N. Wahlig Keuka Lake Watershed Scholarship


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Ruth Soules Memorial (Nursing) Scholarship   Due 4/30
$1,000. Award - Student planning to attend the Marion S. Whelan School of Nursing, another nursing school or another Health Care related Major (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, etc.).  Must have an 80 grade point average or above.  Application, including short answer essay questions, copy of your transcript, two references from community members and one reference of a faculty member.  Must be postmarked by Monday, April 30th.

Ruth Soules Nursing Health Care Scholarship.pdf

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Student Government Scholarship                        Due 5/4
One $200. or two $100. Award(s) Essay required (minimum 200 words).
Turn into Ms. Allen by 5/4.

Student Government Scholarship

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WREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Elks)          
                                                                   Due/ Postmarked 5/4
Essay & Transcript. Mailed to Penn Yan Elks Club
    ***Pick up application in the Guidance Office.
 

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Gemini Scholarship (If attending F.L.C.C.)

FLCC's Gemini Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of high school seniors who are earning college credit in high school before pursuing full-time studies at FLCC. This scholarship is awarded to twelve students each academic year, and it is worth one half the cost of FLCC's full-time tuition for one year.

Requirements:

  • Complete at least 9 FLCC credits through the Gemini program by January 31, 2018.
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA at FLCC.
  • Applicants must apply for and be accepted to FLCC as a full-time, matriculated student with the intent of enrolling in the fall semester after high school graduation.

The Gemini Scholarship can be applied to in fall and spring semesters only, and is non-renewable. Your Gemini instructor can provide you with the information you need from their Gemini welcome letter instructions. If you need additional assistance, please contact Ellen O'Donnell in the Gemini Office at (585)785-1669.

Deadline:  May 4th

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Finger Lakes  JSEC Scholarship                             Due:  5/4
$500. Award  Submit a business style resume, Essay, three letters of recommendations and transcript (must have GPA of 85 or above). See Mr. Taylor for example resume.
Must be postmarked by 5/4.


Download - JSEC Scholarship

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Jennifer Grimes Lindley Scholarship                   Due 5/4
$1,000 Award for a female in either Yates County or Monroe County that is pursuing a major in Engineering or science, have financial need and demonstrates community involvement.  Application, FAFSA/SAR report and official transcript must be postmarked by Friday, May 4th.

Application info:  Jennifer Grimes Lindley Scholarship 
     (Women in Engineering or Science)


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Class of 2015 Scholarship                    Due 5/18
$250. Award for a student attending a two or four-year college.  Essay - 250-300 words.  
Essay must be turned in to Mrs. Daggett by Friday, May 18th.

Download - Class of 2015 Scholarship (2018)

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White "D" Award                           Due to Mr.Taylor 5/23
Seven girls and seven boys with highest point totals receive a
  "White D" Patch. Must be turned into the Guidance Office by 5/23.

Download - White "D" Award Form

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Barbara Coffman Peace and Justice Award        Due 5/15

One Dundee student - $300.  Grades are NOT considered.  Do NOT have to be planning to go to college! Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office. Application & essay due to Mr. Taylor Monday, 
May 15th.  Pick up application/information in the Guidance Office.

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Eisenhower College Scholarship-Essay Contest    Due   6/2
    (Any student can apply)
Award: $1,000  500 word essay - On one of their topics.

Eisenhower College Scholarship  - Fillable form


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FREE TUITION???  (SUNY Scholarships)

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

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

Yes. If you are a NYS resident whose family household adjusted gross income (as filed on your 2016 federal tax returns) does not exceed $110,000 for the 2018-19 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 $5,500 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?

Scholarship application is available to complete on Monday, March 26th.   

Weblink - Excelsior Scholarship Information & Application

Deadline: Monday, July 23rd.


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Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA)

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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 $110,000 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 2018-19 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.
Participating Colleges
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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 thetop 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: 8/15.

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 August 15, 2018.

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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 (New):
   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 (New)
  $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!!!


Gannon Scholarship





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




GPA Conversion Chart:

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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.


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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