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Scholarship opportunities for seniors

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and feel fortunate to live in a community which embraces and rewards our students' achievements and are grateful for the community organizations and private donors for their generosity.

OVERVIEW

Over the course of the academic year scholarships become available to our students. Some are local, some are regional and some are national. Each scholarship has its own specific criteria and procedure for applying. Scholarship information can be obtained by contacting any one of the guidance counselors.

All scholarships are posted on the website scholarship page. In addition, the Monticello High School Guidance Department is utilizing a remind text/e-mail service. Click here to sign up for the scholarship remind text and e-mail service.

Students can obtain scholarship applications from a guidance counselor or download them from the website below. It is important to follow the directions stated on the application. Some require students to submit them directly to the sponsor while others require that the application is submitted to the guidance office.

Due dates are firm and must be adhered to. Often the date due to the guidance office is different from the due date listed on the application. This is because guidance personnel need time to collect recommendations, transcripts and other required information.

March through May are the primary months for scholarship applications. It is suggested that the students have their scholarship letters of recommendation and resumes on file in their guidance counselor’s office prior to March 1 to expedite the processing of scholarship applications.

It is strongly recommended that scholarship recipients show their appreciation by sending a note of thanks to the donors.

Scholarship Offerings 2016-17

Please click on the links below for scholarship applications. Scholarships are separated by month and are based on application deadlines. Consider saving this page in your browser and visiting often, as new scholarships are routinely added.

 

excelsior scholarship

For more information about the tuition-free, New York state Excelsior Scholarship, please click here.

June

June 7 - Monticello Teachers’ Association Educational Scholarship: A one-time grant in the amount of $1,000 payable only to the recipient at the end of the first semester of the sophomore year with a certified transcript. Student must initiate contact with the current MTA President for scholarship payment processing at the end of the first semester/sophomore year. No parent(s)/legal guardians will be allowed to collect the scholarship award or communicate with the MTA about the award. Click here for more information.

May

May 16 - Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who are children of local members of the Sullivan County Teachers Council. Students should have a cumulative GPA of 85 or higher to apply. Download the application

May 17 - PFC Jerry B. Evans Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who reside in the Town of Mamakating. Scholastic standing, citizenship, leadership, potential, school spirit and need are factors that will all be considered. Download application

May 19 - The Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the United Way of Sullivan County, is available to all 2017 Sullivan County graduating seniors. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a combination of GPA, extracurricular activities, community service, sports participation, character references and a 500-word handwritten essay. Download the Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship application

May 19 - Stanley Segal Scholarship for the Arts: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan to continue their education in visual arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking. Candidates must submit a portfolio of 10-12 images on a thumb drive. Students must also include full contact information and several paragraphs in writing about themselves and their plans for advanced study. For more detailed information, see the scholarship's guidelines and find the student information form here.

May 22 - Sullivan Striders: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates has participated in Monticello’s indoor/outdoor running program and/or cross country running program as a seniors and has participated for 2 or more years. Race Walkers will also be considered for this scholarship. Download application here

May 22 - Nelson H. Hall Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university to plans to continue their education in music or theater. Download application

May 29 - Jay J. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university. Download application here

May 29 - Chuck Reynolds Math Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduates that plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university. Download application

May 30: The Debra Hall Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan to pursue a career in veterinarian science or something associated with animal services. Download the Debra Hall Memorial Scholarship application here.

May 30: The Robert Chemerys Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan to pursue a career in criminal justice or any police related field. Download the Robert Chemerys Memorial Scholarship here.

june

June 1: The Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship is open to all seniors and early graduates who plan on continuing their education at a two- or four-year college or university. Download the Gene Smith Memorial Peacemaker Scholarship here.

June 3: Monticello Teachers Association: Open to all Seniors and Early Graduate who has been accepted into an accredited pre-service teacher training program at a college or university. Applicant must check with the guidance department on whether a specialized or trade schools/academics will be accepted for the scholarship. Download application

June 12: The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program is open to all seniors and early graduates. Interested students will submit an essay on the topic on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the Abbot and Fenner website.

June 19: The BigSun Scholarship is open to all student-athletes, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit the BigSun website to learn more and apply.

June 22: Abbot and Fenner Scholarship: Open to all Seniors and Juniors that are planning on continuing their education at a 2 or 4 year college/university. To be considered you need to write an essay on the following topic, Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com For more information, visit Abbot and Fenner's website