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
College Xpress Scholarship

A free, random drawing scholarship. No qualifications required except filling out a form.  Drawn Monthly

(read details on personal info usage)

no end date
No Essay Nitro Scholarship

A free, random drawing scholarship. No qualifications required except filling out a form.  Drawn Monthly

(read details on personal info usage)

end of every month
No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship

A free, random drawing scholarship. No qualifications required except filling out a form.  Drawn Monthly

(read details on personal info usage)

end of every month



Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000. If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books. Awards do not renew. You will need to reapply each year in order to be considered for another award.

Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field in the fall of 2023.

Must be pursuing an associates or undergraduate degree in 2023. 

GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale



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.


Woman's Cyber Security Scholarships

There are multiple awards offered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. $5000 scholarship.


DAV Scholarships

This college scholarship is open to volunteers age 21 or younger who have contributed a minimum of 100 hours credited through DAV or DAV Auxiliary. Students may apply with the inclusion of an essay on what volunteering for veterans means for them. Anyone can nominate a worthy candidate including the student/applicant.



The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship

The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university.


  • U.S. Resident
  • Open to all applicants - freshman through senior
  • Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.
  • Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that outlines involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment
  • FAFSA Form (Maximum EFC # $15,000)
  • Applicant should be able to detail the importance of their desired major in industry today and the future contributions they hope to make.
  • Applicant must outline participation in a STEM activity in or out of school OR outline involvement as a STEM mentor/volunteer and what was gained from the experience.

New York Water Environmental Association




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



SAANYS Region 11 College Scholarship

Graduating seniors are urged to write a 500 - word essay on the following topic: “A School Administrator Who Has Made a Difference in My Life”. Entrants may win up to $1000.00 college scholarship.


FLCC Scholarships

Scholarship eligibility criteria varies and can include community service, county of residence, and the subject a student intends to study. Some scholarships have no specific criteria – all students who apply are eligible. Scholarship amounts vary with most around $1,000.



Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship

Several scholarships for students interested in careers in aviation, including flight training.


Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship / AFDSNY Scholarship

This scholarship is $1500 for a graduating HS student planning on pursuing education or a community service related career such as EMS, social work, health care, teaching etc. The applicant MUST: be a firefighter or related to one, or be an explorer and the fire dept. must be a member of AFDSNY


Horatio Alger Scholarship

This is a scholarship for HS juniors with plans to enter college after graduation. They must demostrate a critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular & community service, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a US Citizen.


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

 BAM will award 50 scholarships totaling $212,500 (USD):

  • five (5) $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable) 
  • forty-five (45) $2,500 one-time only scholarships
  • To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

    • Be a US-based high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, Ethiopian, etc.).
    • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the US in the fall immediately following your high school graduation.
    • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
    • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
    • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Require financial assistance to attend college.



Fireman's Association of the state of New York Scholarships

For Seniors - 25 $1500.00 Scholarships. The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities.


Other Horatio Alger Scholarships

Learn about other scholarships sponsored by this group for both juniors and seniors. Some are for particular colleges or majors.

Discover the Difference Scholarship A $5000 award  for a high school senior or college student pursuing  any degree. 3/20/23
“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. 3/31/23
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
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Each year, the STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 200 recipients studying engineering or computer science at a 4-year college or university. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student.

Timothy Barber Memorial Scholarship Fund

African - American high school seniors in Wayne County who have plans to attend an institution of higher learning (2 or 4-year college, trade, technical or professional school). A one-time grant (not continuing) will be awarded to four

selected high school seniors upon registration at an institution of higher learning. There will be two awards for $1500 and two awards for $500.

Get-It-Straight Orthodontics Scholarship This is a scholarship for anyone who has been a patient at Get-It-Straight Orthodontics .  Check the box on Gananda Dollars for Scholars Application. 6/23/23
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