Scholarships / Financial Aid

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 Hard copies of some scholarships are available in the Counseling Office. 

Navigating the Financial Aid Process:

Please see this presentation developed by the SUNY system on successfully navigating the Financial Aid process.

Our college-bound students and their families are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid - the FAFSA.

Visit the Start Here, Get There campaign to help navigate the process. - Online application and information on Federal Student Financial Aid

Estimate your eligibility for federal student aid


  •       Word of mouth for scholarships offered through local businesses, banks, clubs, etc.
  •       Scholarship box in counseling office (check often)
  •       Bulletin boards outside cafeteria
  •       Gananda web site
  •       Call the Financial Aid offices and check web sites of your colleges of interest 
Click the name for the link
Name  Description Deadline
Section V Scholarship

Opportunity for Seniors. Section V offers a $250 scholarship for each sport each season to be used toward future academic endeavors. Winners are chosen based on a letter of recommendation from their coach, their high school transcript and activities sheet, as well as their responses to application questions. 

Winter Sports
Spring Sports
Welder Training Scholarship

For students in a welder training certificate program. Students complete one master application for all eligible National, District, and most Section Scholarships.

Big Future New York Scholarships
Sophomores and juniors in New York schools can qualify for a $10,000 scholarship by completing a career quiz by November 30, 2022. There will be winners every month!
National Honor Society Scholarship


Open to students who are members of National Honor Society

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Class of 2021 senior that is interested in attending Air Force ROTC while in college. Applicants must either be a United States citizen or obtain U.S. citizenship by the last day of the first term of their freshman year (for four-year offers) or the first term of sophomore year (for three-year offers). 


Elmira College Scholarships / Awards

Each year, Elmira College offers academic scholarships to students interested in attending our college. Each student can only be awarded one academic scholarship. There are a variety available.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes


Up to $25,000 per recipient, Up to 20 recipients, Seniors with GPA ≥ 3.00, U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports, be entering college in the Fall of 2021 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree, not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director. Required Documents Recommendation Letter

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

A total of 369 awards will be granted. Scholarship awards are in the amounts of $25,000, $10,000 and $2,500. 

Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must: Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service, be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States, and be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

“No Sweat” Scholarship The Cirkled In “No Sweat” Scholarship is a $2500 CASH scholarship you can use for any educational purpose, from books to summer camp. In just two steps, you’re in! Apply by signing-up for a Cirkled In account and then complete your portfolio. 12/31/22
Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship
Up to $25,000 per recipient, up to 100 recipients. This scholarship is for young innovators, creators and dreamers (ages 16-24) who want to share his/her/their passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet. This is not needs or obstacle based; it is a passion-based scholarship program.
The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program


Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.


Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship-Career in Government Service

For senior students who are planning careers in government service.


Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
Get a $40,000 Scholarship ($10,000 / year) towards an undergraduate degree in computer science and a guaranteed summer internship at Amazon
Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship


If you’re the brother or sister of someone who is in treatment, who has survived or who passed away from childhood cancer, you’re eligible to apply for one of 25 renewable $5,000 scholarships. Applicants can be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college students.


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Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship


The scholarship program will award 25 renewable $5,000 scholarships. High school seniors, high school graduates and current college undergrads can apply, as long as you plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study during the 2021-22 school year. Applicants must be survivors of cancer, 25 years old or younger, have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. 

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Polish American Society Scholarship
A $4000 Scholarship available to Seniors with at least one parent of Polish descent.
Click here for application & email Ms. Kersten to get a copy of your transcript to include with it.
Joseph and Lorraine Finley Scholarship


$1750 awarded to 4 Walworth resident graduating seniors - renewable for up to 4 years and $7000. 

Gannon University HS Poetry Contest
Open to any HS student (9-12 & homeschooled), Top 3 poems receive a monetary award, signed book and publication in the awards night program.   Follow link or see brochure in the guidance office for more details

Reliant Credit Union


Must be a Reliant member. Application Deadline is February 14 for the Donald  K. Rhine Scholarships available for Seniors, NYCUA  Rochester Chapter Scholarship, NYCUA  Statewide Scholarship Program




Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship



One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2022. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.



New York Water Environmental Association


Offering scholarships for seniors interested in pursuing an Environmental Major in college.

Unigo Scholarship It's important to be happy with who you are, regardless of your wealth or intelligence level. So tell us, would you rather be smart, funny or rich...and why?  Our Unigo $10K Scholarship could help increase your education with $10,000 to use towards school. 3/31/23
Keep watching schoology for other scholarships as we get notification.
Related Scholarship Links
Click the name for the link
Name  Description   Name Description
NYS Higher Education Services offers a variety of grants & scholarships for residents who plan to attend in-state colleges. a national website to search for multiple scholarships
Going Merry a national website to apply for multiple scholarships   Education Planner College resource page
Student A national scholarship database & search engine   Fast Web A national scholarship database & search engine
Disabled Scholarship Opportunities a national website with links to scholarship opportunities for disabled students   Cappex A national scholarship database & search engine
Rochester Area Community Foundation Scholarships a website to help search for scholarships in the Rochester area   NY Colleges Info on NY private colleges
Scholarship guidance. com A national scholarship database & search engine   Scholarship America A national scholarship database & search engine
College Express A national scholarship database & search engine   Match College A national college program database & search engine
College Board Info about ACT, SAT & Paying for college   Super College A national website for info on planning for college and finding a college
College savings. org info about paying for college   Sallie Mae student loan provider
College Covered A national website for info on planning for college and finding a college A national college program database & search engine
Unigo A national college program database & search engine   Quest Bridge .org A national college program database & search engine
Urban League of Rochester Info for African American Students   University HQ College info webpage