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  • Questions about applying to college or college in general? has resources you may need to help you pursue your college options.

    • College Planning Calendar: College Covered college planning calendar is a yearlong checklist for high school seniors and their parents detailing the must-do’s for the college application process. This tool outlines each step so students and their families can stay on track. Plus, it’s ready to bookmark and print for easy access.
    • FAFSA®: It’s time for all college applicants to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step in the college application process!
    • Student Scholarships website has a newsletter with scholarship opportunities available.
    • College Board is offering a unique program that guides current seniors through the college planning process and offers a chance to earn money for college for each action they complete.

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  • See the Guidance Department for information and applications for the following scholarships and awards:

    • 2019 B. Davis Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction. Deadline for submission is May 22, 2020. Visit their website at to read about the scholarship and to apply
    • 2020 CPCU Scholarships- This is open to all senior high school students planning to attend college in the fall as a full-time student. Deadline for submission is March 30, 2020. Visit their website to read more about the scholarships and how to apply.  CPCU Scholarship
    • Student Loan Awareness Award
    • Constantino Scholarship
      • (2) $1,000.00 Scholarships to be awarded by the Syracuse Track Club to deserving male and female High School seniors who participate on their school’s cross country and/or track and field teams. Syracuse Track Club Scholarship
    • Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program 
      • Joel S. Waterman Build America Apprenticeship program will not leave one with financial debt, as college would, and it accumulates college credits during the program. Availble for students interested in entering the trades.
    • AXA Achievement Scholarship
      • The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. AXA Achievement ScholarshipAbbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
    • VFW Auxiliary Scholarships
      • The VFW Auxiliary is proud to offer scholarships and participate in scholarship contests that promote patriotism, assist students in furthering their education and help students reach their full potential. VFW Auxiliary
    • Most Valuable Student Scholarship
      • The Elks National Foundation awards $2.9 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Elks National Foundation
    • Chegg Scholarships - Chegg Scholarships is a completely free scholarship search engine with over 25K scholarships. This is open to all students in high school. Chegg Scholarships
    • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
      • Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 13th year. They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarhip deadline - June 12, 2020. Application process - students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our website:
    • Cristin Ann Bambino Scholarship 
      • Awarded on a regional basis to nine students. Seven regional winners will receive a $3,000 award, one second-prize winner will receive a $4,000 award and one statewide winner will receive a $5,000 award.
    • Paul Jensen Scholarship
      • Awarded to two individuals on a statewide basis. The overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and a runner-up will receive a $3,000 award.
    • Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship
      • Awarded to two individuals on a statewide basis. The overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and a runner-up will receive a $3,000 award.
    • The Hagan Scholarship
      • The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide merit-based scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt free. Hagan Scholarship

    Cristin Ann Bambino, Paul Jensen, and Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarships must be received before Friday, April 23.

    Send Applications to: Krystel Allen, Administrative Assistant - New York Insurance Reciprocal - 333 Earle Ovington Blvd, Suite 905 - Uniondale, NY, 11553-3624.

  • The Pearl Clark Extraordinary Award, $100

    Awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies the characteristics that were Pearl Clark. This student, like Pearl, has shown qualities that make them extraordinary at being ordinary. They have demonstrated signs of love, kindness, compassion, and a self-sacrificing attitude towards others. This individual roots for the underdog and puts others and their needs before themselves. Many awards are given for what a student has done and many more for what a student will do. This award recognizes this student for who they are perceived to be by those they come in contact with not in a big splashy event, but in their day to day conduct. It has not gone unnoticed. Our hope is that you will continue to live a life that is “extraordinary at being ordinary.” Please complete the local scholarship award application AND provide 2 letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a school staff member and one letter from an outside religious or civic organization explaining why this individual is extraordinary at being ordinary.

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  • Steven Ernest Esposito Scholarship

    The family of Steven Ernest Esposito is proud to offer two $1500 college scholarships to any senior attending a two-year or four-year college. Preference will be given to any student majoring in the environmental or agricultural sciences; however, this is not a necessity to apply. Applicants should display a desire to preserve the environment, allowing future generations opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

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  • American Education Guidance Center Scholarship

    The American Education Guidance Center facebook page contains listings of hundreds of scholarships. They scour the web and post updates, linking to articles about financial aid, new scholarships, college life, careers, how to choose a college, online degree programs, study tips, time management, money saving advice for students and much more.

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Scholarship Links

  • Patricia Tomaino-Darrow APW Enrichment Scholarship

    The family of Patricia Tomaino-Darrow, a Social Studies teacher at APW High School has established a scholarship fund in their mother's name to provide opportunities for students to travel, try new things and experience new cultures.

    This Scholarship is awarded to Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District students in the elementary through high school, who desire to participate in an enrichment opportunity offered by the school district but are in need of additional funding in order to participate.  The amount of the award will vary.  Monetary award will be directed to the advisor or organizer of the event the student wishes to attend. Information and scholarship application.

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