Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS
When applications become available, a notice is placed on the bulletin board in the senior cafeteria and just outside of the guidance office. We strongly encourage seniors to check these bulletin boards often so they do not miss out on any scholarship opportunities. Scholarships arrive throughout the year. The Guidance Office does not know if parents are members of fire departments, clubs, etc. It is the senior's responsibility to pick up the scholarship applications (or print them off from the links below) that they may qualify for. Students must fill them out and return them to Guidance or mail them to the address given on the application. Students should keep in mind that some scholarships have particular guidelines/instructions in compiling their applications and may disqualify students for not following them accordingly.
The decisions of who will be awarded scholarships are made by the agencies and groups who sponsor the scholarship. Many of the organizations participate in our Senior Awards Night. Our office will not know the names of the winners. Therefore, we are not able to send out letters notifying seniors that they will be receiving an award. We hope that all seniors will attend Senior Award Night to support friends and classmates. Many award presenters travel long distances and take time out of their busy schedule to be here to present an award. It is
important that the senior be here to receive it.
Please check below to see which scholarships are currently available! As scholarships become available you will be able to print the applications by scrolling below to RELATED FILES or RELATED LINKS and click on the appropriate PDF file. There is also a list of scholarships that were advertised last school year for your reference.
REMINDER: Check individual applications for specific criteria!


Current Scholarships being offered for 2017 - 2018
Are you applying to Robert Wesleyan College? A $250 scholarship is available for you.  See your counselor for more information!
October
Horatio Alger - Deadline is October 25 -  Applicant must be a senior, show strong commitment to pursue bachelor's degree, be involved in community, display integrity, minimum 2.0, US citizen

November
Farm Bureau - Deadline is November 16 - Any senior preparing for a career in the agricultural industry; live, work, or be involved in agriculture; be or become a member of the Student Farm Bureau
Elks, Most Valuable Student - Deadline is November 27 - Any high school senior - application on-line at www.elks.org/scholars

December 
AXA Achievement Award - Deadline is December 15 - Applicant must be US citizen, current senior, demonstrate ambition and self-drive
Indian River Lakes Conservancy Pioneer Scholarship - Deadline is December 22 - Applicant must have an 85+ GPA, preference will be given to a student going in to the field of environmental/forestry
Northern Federal Credit Union - Deadline is December 30 - Applicants must be a member of the Northern Federal Credit Union and attending either a two or four year educational institutional for the first time in the fall of 2017

January
GE-Reagan Foundation - Deadline is January 4 - Applicant must excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship - application on-line at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships 

February
Jackie Robinson Foundation - Deadline is February 1 -Applicant must be a graduating minority with a dedication to community service and financial need, see website for specific details
Elks Legacy Award - Deadline is February 2 - Any high school senior that is the child or grandchild of an active Elk - application on-line at 
www.elks.org/scholars
New York Rural Water Association - Deadline is February 7 - Applicant must be a resident of NYS and reside on a water system that is a member of NYRWA.
Commissary Scholarship -
Deadline is February 16 - GPA of 85+, active DEERS ID card
Association of Fire Districts
  - Deadline is February 25 - Applicant must be associated with a fire department or fire district that is a member of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York with current dues, pursuing a community service related career, and have a financial need

March
Syracuse CPCU Society Scholarship - Deadline is March 1 -Available to sons, daughters, grandchildren and legal wards of dues-paying members.  A separate scholarship is also available to students who are enrolled in the Risk Management & Insurance program at SUNY Oswego, with a deadline of March 1, 2018. 
Jefferson Community College
- Deadline is March 1 - All JCC scholarships are now online.  This new service will take all student information and connect you with scholarships you are eligible to apply for.   Go to sunyjefferson.academicworks.com 
North Country Spouses' Club - Deadline is March 2 - Applicant must have a military ID & a sponsor who is affiliated with Fort Drum - see webpage for specific criteria
Miss Ireland Scholarship -
Deadline is March 5 - Young women ages 16 - 20 with some Irish heritage should apply
 FASNY
- Deadline is March 15 - Applicant must be actively participating as a volunteer firefighter or junior firefighter or participate in a volunteer EMS program - Visit website for more information - www.fasny.com
Delta Kappa Gamma, Chi Chapter -  Deadline is March 15 - Applicant must be a female pursuing a career in the teaching profession.
New York State Retired Teachers' Association - Deadline is ​March 15 - Applicant must be pursuing a career in the teaching profession.
Fort Drum Thrift Shop Scholarship - Deadline is March 16  - Applicant must be a graduating senior attending college in the fall with a military ID.
 North Country Goes Green, Academic Scholarship - Deadline is March 27 - Any graduating high school senior pursuing a college degree may apply.
North Country Goes Green, Career & Technical Scholarship - Deadline is March 27 - Any graduating high school senior pursuing an advanced technical program may apply.
WinnCompanies - Deadline is March 30 - Resident of a community managed by WinnResidential Military Housing Services, GPA of 85+
 Alpha Delta Kappa - Deadline is March 31 - Any resident of Jefferson County who wishes to continue study toward a degree in education.  Must have GPA of at least 85+

April
​CSEA Region 5 - ​Deadline is April 1 - Applicant must be a child/legal dependent or grandchild of a CSEA member in good standing or a CSEA Region 5 staff member
Dudley Memorial Scholarship - Deadline is April 1 - Applicant must have attended Theresa Primary, preference will be given to students pursuing a career in education
Northern New York Community Foundation, 10th Mountain Division
- Deadline is April 1 - Current or former 10th Mountain Division member or family member
Army Emergency Relief -
Deadline is April 2 - Applicant must be a dependent of a soldier, active duty, retired, or deceased with a DEERS ID, see website for specific criteria 
Antwerp Fire Department -
Deadline is April 15 - Any Antwerp area senior
Comaraderie Of Courage Scholarship
- Deadline is April 15 - Must be affiliated with 1st Brigade, Fort Drum
CSEA Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial -
Deadline is April 15 - Applicant should be the son/daughter of a CSEA member in good standing
Evans Mills Fire Department -
Deadline is April 15 - Any resident of Evans Mills fire district
Warriors Helping Warriors -
Deadline is April 15 - Child of 1st Brigade Soldier, former soldier, or a fallen soldier - see website for more info. www.camaraderieofcourage.org
CSEA Local 823 -
Deadline is April 16 - Parent/Legal guardian must be a current CSEA Jefferson Local 823 member in good standing
Student-View
- Deadline is April 22 - Applicant must be graduating in the fall and plan to continue their education.  15-20 minute survey @ www.student-view.com
Society of American Military Engineers - Deadline is April 27 - Pursuing a career in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field
Keith Brabant Music Scholarship -
Deadline is April 30 - Open to anyone residing in Jefferson county with a love of music that will be enrolling in a music program.  Money can be used for college, lessons, instruments, books, summer music camp, etc.
Little Theatre of Watertown Deadline is April 30 - Resident of Jefferson County, majoring in a performing arts career or actively involved in community theater
Theresa Primary - Deadline is April 30 - Any former student of Theresa Primary

May
AGATI Laborers’ Local Union - Deadline is May 1 - Must be the child, spouse of active, retired, deceased, or disabled laborers’ union member
Antwerp Legion, Sons of Legion, Auxiliary - Deadline is May 1 - Any Antwerp area senior (Preference will be given to legion family members)
Antwerp Primary - Deadline is May 1 - attended Antwerp Primary 
Antwerp Primary, Operation Restore Antwerp - Deadline is May 5 - attended Antwerp Primary
Braley, Ty Memorial, Student Council - Deadline is May 1 - 85+ GPA, activities 
Calcium Primary - Deadline is May 1 - attended Calcium Primary, GPA of 80+ 
CSEA Indian River Local 7156 - Deadline is May 1 - son or daughter of a CSEA member
Davis, Wayne Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - vocational school/BOCES
Evans Mills Primary - Deadline is May 1 - attended Evans Mills Primary
Fresh N' Lean - Deadline is May 1 - Any high school senior
Gleason, Amy Memorial 
- Deadline is May 1 - girl or boy soccer player, 85+ GPA 
Gleason, George Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - relative of member of any fire department
Horton, Robbie Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - any student applying for college
Indian River Athletic Booster Club - Deadline is May 1 - member of club, athlete
Indian River Intermediate School - Deadline is May 1 - attended IRIS
Indian River Education Association - Deadline is May 1 - education/teaching major
IREA, High School - Deadline is May 1 - GPA 85+, preference given to education/teaching major
Indian River Community Youth Organization - Deadline is May 1 - member of this year’s graduation class
Indian River Lions Club - Deadline is May 1 - Theresa, Evans Mills, Calcium, Pamelia resident
Indian River Middle School PTO - Deadline is May 1 - attended Middle School
Indian River United Soccer Club - Deadline is May 1 - member of girls’ or boys’ varsity soccer team
Indian River Varsity Cheer Leading - Deadline is May 1 - current member of IR Athletic Booster Club and a member of the varsity cheer leading team for two seasons
Kelsey, Wink Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - relative member of fire department
Kelsey, Wink “Heart of a Kelsey” - Deadline is May 1 - 3 sport athlete
Kitts, Marjorie Leight - Deadline is May 1 - Antwerp area resident for at least 5 years
Laclair, Betsy Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - School Spirit essay
LaRock, William Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - Any graduating senior going to college/trade school.
MUTTS (Men United to Serve) - Deadline is May 1 - senior going in to ministry or a “helping field”
Northern New York Youth Soccer League - Deadline is May 1 -  must be attending college, played for NNYSL for 4 years, volunteer to work in soccer community; GPA of 85+
Oliver, MaryAnn Community Service - Deadline is May 1 - Resident of Jefferson County
Philadelphia American Legion Auxiliary -
Deadline is May 1 -parent member of Legion
Philadelphia American Legion, Robert Markwick - Deadline is May 1 - child/grandchild of a member
Philadelphia American Legion, Roger Livingston Memorial  - Deadline is May 1 - all area seniors 
Philadelphia American Legion, Sons of Legion - Deadline is May 1 -  all area seniors 
Philadelphia Fire Department  - Deadline is May 1 - resident of Philadelphia, NY and a member of Philadelphia fire department or family of a member
Philadelphia Masonic Lodge  - Deadline is May 1 - reference goes to relative of member 
Philadelphia Primary - Deadline is May 1 -  attended Philadelphia Primary 
Redwood Historical - Deadline is May 1 -  Redwood area resident 
Theresa Progress Group - Deadline is May 1 - Theresa area resident, college or technical school
Theresa Progress Group, Doris Schnettler Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - Theresa area resident going in to the field of nursing, college or technical school
Theresa Rotary Club - Deadline is May 1 - Theresa area resident 
Watertown Lyric Theater – pursuing a career in music or theater
Northern New York Builders Exchange - Deadline is May 11 - GPA 85+, pursuing a construction related field
Chapin & Dougherty - Deadline is May 15 - Applicant must have an 85+ GPA and be accepted to a college of their choice
Section III Scholarship - Deadline is May 15 - Must receive free or reduced lunch, 80+ GPA, Minimum of 2 sports in grades 9-12, Minimum of 2 years in both sports (either JV or Varsity), Earned at least 1 varsity letter
 Watertown Lyric Theater - Deadline is May 15 - Pursuing a career in music, theater, acting, directing, technical support, music education, or other aspects of performing arts
Watertown Rotary Agriculture - Deadline is May 15 - Jefferson County resident, pursuing a career in agriculture or food science, 80+ GPA
Miracle on the River - Deadline is May 30 - 85+ GPA, financial need, good moral character
Landon Lawrence Memorial - Deadline is May 31 - Any senior may apply

June
Brittany Marie Walroth Memorial Scholarship - Deadline is June 1 - Open to any graduating senior attending any college or university
Jefferson County Sons of the American Legion
- Deadline is June 1 - child, grandchild, step child, or adopted child of a current or deceased member of the Jefferson County Sons of the American Legion, American Legion, or Auxiliary
Joel R. Davis Legacy for Youth Sports Award - Deadline is June 1 - Any high school senior may apply
Watertown Football Chapter of Certified Officials - Deadline is June 1 - Male or female that meets requirements of Section II
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical - Deadline is June 15 - See website for specific details - www.application.horatioalger.org
AAUW - Deadline is June 15 - Jefferson county resident, preference given to females in financial need
Northern New York Community Foundation, Rotary Purple Heart - Deadline - when funds are exhausted - Resident of Jefferson County who was awarded a Purple Heart or be the dependent of one

2016- 2017 Scholarships
OCTOBER DEADLINES
Horatio Alger Scholarship - Deadline is October 25 - Based on financial need $55,000 annual family income or less. Application is on-line at scholars.horatioalger.org (click on link below)
Elks Foundation - Emergency Educational Grants - Deadline is October 31 - Applicant must be a child of a deceased or totally disabled Elks member. See website for specific criteria

NOVEMBER DEADLINES
Elks Foundation - Most Valuable Student (Watertown Lodge #496) - Deadline is November 30 - Applicant must be a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, grandson, or granddaughter of an Elk in good standing at Watertown Lodge #496 (click on link below)

DECEMBER DEADLINES
Northern Federal Credit Union - Deadline is December 30 - Applicant must be a senior going to college in the fall and become a member of the Northern Federal Credit Union

JANUARY DEADLINES
GE-Reagan Foundation - Deadline is January 5 - Applicant must demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and be a US citizen

FEBRUARY DEADLINES
Elks Foundation - Legacy Awards - Deadline is February 3 - Applicant must be child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined before April 1, 2014. See website for specific criteria
New York Rural Water Association - Deadline is February 10 - Applicant must be a legal resident of NYS and reside on a water system that is a member of the NYRWA (Village of Antwerp, Village of Evans Mills, Indian River Estates, Village of Philadelphia, or Village of Theresa)
Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children - Deadline is February 17 - Applicant must be an unmarried dependent of an active duty, reserve/guard or retired military member, or survivor of a service member who died while on active duty or who died while receiving retired pay from the military. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

MARCH DEADLINES
Miss Ireland Scholarship Pageant - Deadline is March 1 - This scholarship is open to young women ages 16 - 20, with some Irish heritage.
Civics Poster & Essay Contest - Deadline is March 3 - The Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association is holding a contest that will serve as a platform to enhance students' understanding of U.S. government through student participation in a poster and/or essay contest. This contest is open to 11th or 12th grade students. See link below for specific guidelines.
Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, Inc. - Deadline is March 4 - Applicant must be a student related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an explorer in a Fire Department or District, that is a current paid member in good standing of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York
FASNY - Deadline is March 15 - Applicant must be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/guardian who is a member, enrolling in a two, four, or technical school, serve as a current junior firefighter, volunteer firefighter, or a volunteer with an EMS unit, as well as demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and to the community
NYS Retired Teachers' Association - Deadline is March 15 - Applicant must be pursuing a career in the teaching profession
Eddie Future Greatness Fund Scholarship - Deadline is March 16 - Available to all LGBTQ youth and their allies
Hero's Legacy for children of Fallen or Disabled Service Members - Deadline is March 17 - Applicant must be an unmarried dependent under the age of 23 of a service member who has fallen in battle, have died, or become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001
Delta Kappa Gamma, Chi Chapter - Deadline is March 24 - Any female pursuing a career in education
North Country Goes Green Academic Scholarship - Deadline is March 30 - Applicant must be pursuing a career in education
North Country Goes Green Career & Technical Education Scholarship - Deadline is March 30 - Applicant must be attending a Vocational-Technical program
Alpha Delta Kappa - Deadline is March 31 - Applicant must be pursuing their baccalaureate degree in the field of education also must have a GPA of 85% or higher
Winning Edge Scholarship - Deadline is March 31 - Applicant must be a resident in good standing at a community managed by WinnResidential Military Housing Services; minimum 3.0 GPA (apply on-line - see link below)

APRIL DEADLINES
Army Emergency Relief - Deadline is April 1 - Applicants must be a spouse or dependent child of a soldier on active duty, a retired soldier, or a soldier who died on active duty
CSEA Local 823 - Deadline is April 1 - Applicants parent/guardian must be an active member of CSEA Local 823
Vivint Smart Home - Deadline is April 1 - Applicant must be graduating this fall and enrolling full time in a college or vocational school by September. A video is required to apply (apply on-line)
Northern New York Community Foundation, Freshman Scholarship - Deadline is April 1 - Any senior attending college or vocational school
Northern New York Community Foundation, Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship - Deadline is April 1 - Any senior who is a spouse or child of a Purple Heart recipient
Northern New York Community Foundation, 10th Mountain Division - Deadline is April 1 - Any senior who is the spouse or child of a current or former 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry and a member of the 10th Mountain Division Association
NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs/Showpeople's Association - Deadline is April 14 - Any resident of NYS (see Mrs. Hirt for more information)
Antwerp Fire Department - Deadline is April 15 - All Antwerp area seniors should apply
CSEA Region 5 - Deadline is April 15 - Applicants parent/guardian or grandparent must be an active member of a CSEA Union
CSEA, Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship - Deadline is April 15 - Applicants parent/guardian or grandparent must be an active member of a CSEA Union
Evans Mills Fire Department - Deadline is April 15 - All Evans Mills area seniors should apply
Student View - Deadline is April 22 - On-line survey (No minimum GPA, SAT/ACT score or essay involved)
Dean Dudley Memorial - Deadline is April 26 - Applicant must have attended Theresa Primary
Keith Brabant Music Scholarship - Deadline is April 30 - This scholarship is intended to assist aspiring musicians who are willing to do the hard work to pursue their talent, but are in need of financial help.
Theresa Primary PTO - Deadline is April 30 - Applicant must have attended Theresa Primary

MAY DEADLINES
AAUW - Deadline is May 19 - resident of Jefferson County, participation in community service
AGATI Laborers' Local Union - Deadline is May 1 - must be the child, spouse of active, retired, deceased, or disabled laborers' union member
Antwerp American Legion & Sons of Legion - Deadline is May 1 - Any area senior, preference will be given to a legion family member
Antwerp American Legion Auxiliary - Deadline is May 1 - Any area senior, preference will be given to a legion family member
Antwerp Primary - Deadline is May 1 - must have attended Antwerp Primary
Antwerp Primary, Operation Restore Antwerp - Deadline is May 5 - must have attended Antwerp Primary
Calcium Primary - Deadline is May 1 - must have attended Calcium Primary; GPA of 80+
Wayne Davis Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - must be attending a vocational school/BOCES
Evans Mills Primary - Deadline is May 1 - must have attended Evans Mills Primary
Amy Gleason Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - any given girl or boy soccer player; GPA 85+
George Gleason Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - must be a relative of a member of any fire department
Robbie Horton Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - any student applying for college
Indian River Athletic Booster Club - Deadline is May 1 - athlete; member of the booster club
Indian River Community Youth Organization - Deadline is May 1 - member of this year's graduating class
Indian River Intermediate School - Deadline is May 1 - must have attended IRIS
Indian River Education Association - Deadline is May 1 - senior going in to education/teacher major
IREA, High School - Deadline is May 1 - GPA 85+; preference given to an education/teaching major
Indian River Lions Club - Deadline is May 1 - Calcium, Evans Mills, Pamelia, Theresa area resident
Indian River Middle School - Deadline is May 1 - must have attended Indian River Middle School
Indian River United Soccer Club - Deadline is May 1 - member of girl's or boy's varsity soccer team
Indian River Varsity Cheerleading - Deadline is May 1 - current member of IR Athletic Booster Club and a member of the varsity cheerleading team for two seasons
Jefferson Community College - Deadline is May 1 - A general scholarship is available for students on-line and will be automatically considered for the many JCC scholarships that are available. www.suny/jefferson.edu/scholarships
Jefferson County Sons of the American Legion - Deadline is May 1 - must be a child, grandchild, step child or adopted child of a current or deceased member of the Jefferson County Sons of the American Legion
Wink Kelsey Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - relative of a fire department
Wink Kelsey "Heart of a Kelsey" - Deadline is May 1 - must be a 3 sport athlete
Marjorie Leight Kitts - Deadline is May 1 - Antwerp area resident for at least 5 years
Betsy LaClair Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - must show school spirit
Miracle on the River - Deadline is May 30 - Applicant must be dedicated to pursuing a career in the health field. Must demonstrate financial need, moral character, and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
MUTTS - Deadline is May 1 - a senior going in to ministry or a "helping field"
NNY Builders Exchange - Deadline is May 12 - Pursuing a career in a construction related field with a GPA of 85+
Northern New York Youth Soccer League - Deadline is May 1 - must be attending college, played for NNYSL for 4 years, volunteer to work in soccer community; GPA of 85+
Philadelphia Masonic Lodge - Deadline is May 1 - any senior - preference will be given to a masonic family member
Philadelphia Legions, Sons of - Deadline is May 1 - any area senior
Philadelphia Legion, Roger Livingston Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - any area senior
Philadelphia Legion, Robert Markwick Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - senior must be child/grandchild of a member
Philadelphia Legion Auxiliary - Deadline is May 1 - senior of a legion member
Philadelphia Fire Department - Deadline is May 1 - resident of Philadelphia, NY and a member of Philadelphia Fire Department or family of a member
Philadelphia Primary - Deadline is May 1 - senior that attended Philadelphia Primary
Redwood Historical - Deadline is May 1 - Redwood area resident
Student Council, Ty Braley Memorial - Deadline is May 1 - senior with a GPA of 85+, active outside of classroom
Theresa Progress Group - Deadline is May 1 - Theresa area resident
Theresa Progress Group, Doris Schnettler Memorial - Theresa area resident going in to the field of nursing
Theresa Rotary Club - Deadline is May 1 - Theresa area resident
Watertown Lyric Theater - Deadline is May 1 - pursuing a career in music or theater
Watertown Rotary Agriculture - Deadline is May 5 - Applicant must be a Jefferson County resident that is college bound pursuing a career in agriculture or food science, minimum GPA of 80+

JUNE DEADLINES
Watertown Football Chapter of Certified Officials - Deadline is June 1 - Applicant must submit a grant to Watertown Football Chapter, see application for specific details

AUGUST DEADLINES
NYS STEM - Deadline is August 15 - senior in the top 10% of the class, pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY college
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