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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.


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 2017-18

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.


Jan. 15 - The Empire State Potato Growers Inc.: this is an annual award for undergraduate students residing in New York State, pursing college studies benefiting the agricultural industry.


Feb. 1 -The Jackie Robinson Foundation: Eligible to students of color that have scored at least 1000 on combined SAT or composite 21 on ACT. Open to US residents planning to attend a four-year institution of higher education. Please visit for the application and more information.

Feb. 24 - Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship: Provided by the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York these scholarships are named in honor of past president Edward “Ned” Carter. In keeping with Ned’s lifelong dedication to community service and helping others, this scholarship will be presented to high school seniors who will be pursuing a career in a community service related discipline.


March 4 - SUNY Sullivan Presidential Scholars Application: Awarded to students with a minimum overall GPA of 90 and are planning to attend SUNY Sullivan full time for Fall.

March 15 - Fireman’s Association of the State of New York: Each year deserving high school graduates are offered Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarships. These scholarships allow young firefighters to continue their post-secondary education at a college of their choice.

March 15 - Wurtsboro Board of Trade Scholarship: Offered to high school seniors living in the town of Mamakating pursuing higher education. Consideration will be given based on community involvement, academic achievement, and field of study.


April 4 - The New York Schools Insurance Foundation offers three separate scholarship opportunities:

The Cristin Ann Bambino Scholarship: awarded on a regional basis with one statewide award. It is available to a special education student who is college bound. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university.

The Jensen Scholarship: is available to a student who has excelled in design in his or her high school career. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has shown interest and promise in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college.

The Goncalves Scholarship: is available to a student who demonstrates an involvement and works for a cause or organizations that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career.


May 1 - Sullivan County Trail Association: applicants must be seniors at a Sullivan county high school and who plan on majoring in an environmental field such as forestry preservation, wildlife management, environmental biology, soil & water conservation, etc.



Oct. 6 - AES Engineers Scholarship: This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on the website