Scholarship Information

Information on the scholarships listed below are available in the Guidance Office.  Please note this will be continually updated as more scholarships arrive; the newly listed scholarships will appear at the top. Please check back frequently.

College Scholarships

These are the largest sources of scholarship money available to students.  Colleges will decide based on your GPA and/or SAT scores whether or not you qualify for a scholarship.  Many times this is done without a separate application, although there may be a separate application.  Check the college website for information and application procedures.


Oneida & Herkimer Counties


In memory of Connor, a 2017 Holland Patent Central School graduate, who was suddenly taken from us on August 11, 2018. 

Award Catergories

  • Academic & Athletic Scholarship – One $1,000 Scholarship.  This scholarship will consider academic standing and leadership qualities, with a preference given to a student who, like Connor, will be pursuing a career in the medical field.  In addition consideration will be given to qualities that Connor exemplified, such as:  love of sports, being a “team player”, inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leads by example, is kind, is a leader on and off the field/court, treats everyone with respect, etc.


  • Graduating Oneida or Herkimer County High School senior who will be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education
  • Must have a minimum of 80 average to apply


  • Applications accepted through May 15, 2020
  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office

Rome Community Foundation

The Rome Community Foundation is offering five (5) $1,000 scholarships to High School seniors who live in Rome or a contiguous town to Rome as part of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary activities. 

One of the unique aspects of this scholarship is that the student is asked to write about a nonprofit organization that has impacted their lives (250 words or less). 

The deadline for applications to be received by us is May 1, 2020 - applications are in the Guidance Office


The Scholarship is for $500 and is available to any graduating Senior Male and Female, who maintains a C Average, is a Sanctioned Junior Bowler who in bowling in youth program at Adirondack Lanes, AMF Pin-O-Rama or Vista Lanes, and has been accepted as a candidate to any accredited College, University or Vocational School in the United States or Canada.

The Deadline for applying is May 1, 2020 - applications are in the Guidance Office


Believe 271 Foundation Inc. & New York State Tool
Gregory Wilsey Scholarship


The Believe 271 Foundation (B271) and New York State Tool (NYST) have joined forces to create a scholarship in memory of Gregory Wilsey, Founder of NYS Tool. We will present up to four (4) $500.00 scholarships to individuals who have successfully completed high school, are enrolled in full-time study at a two or four-year college or university in the next academic year in the area of a trade, fire, EMS, nursing, engineering and education. If no major is declared, the essay must include how volunteerism in your school and community has impacted your life.

Deadline: May 15, 2020


  1. Deadline for the scholarship application and supporting documents is May 15, 2020 by no later than 3:00 p.m.
  2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e. evidence of cumulative average, acceptance letter).
  3. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We recommend that you have a guidance counselor, adviser or other school official review the contents of your application for completion and accuracy.
  4. All applications must be completed using the online form below.
  5. If you have any questions about the application process, please email

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicant must be an accepted student at a 2- or 4-year college.
  2. Applicant must be a college student in the fall of the consequent year. The student doesn’t have to have freshman status. This applies to students graduating with college credits.
  3. Applicant must be majoring in a trade, fire, EMS, nursing, engineering or education. If no major is declared, the applicant must have participated in their community and/or school as a volunteer.
  4. Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative average of 85 (3.0) or higher.
  5. Applicant must be a resident of Oneida or Herkimer County. The applicants address will be used.
  6. Attach list of extracurricular activities, include leadership roles (i.e. President, Captain). Include volunteer activities. Activities (school and volunteer) must have occurred over the past 4 years.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed online application form.
  2. Attach a copy of your most recent unofficial or official transcript with cumulative average.
  3. Attach proof of acceptance from an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. If notification isn’t available at the time of application, it must be submitted prior to receipt of scholarship funds.
  4. Attach an Essay (500 words or less) on one of the following topics:
    • "Why I have decided to pursue a career in a trade, fire, EMS, nursing or education."
    • "How my volunteer activities have impacted my life and future plans?"
  5. Attach a recommendation from high school teacher, administrator or community leader. The recommendation should reference why you would be successful in your career of choice or how you have contributed to your community and/or school through your volunteerism.




Rick Lefevre Memorial Scholarship Details


  • The candidate must be a senior graduating in the spring of 2020.
  • A hockey player of figure skater that has participated in the Rome Youth Hockey Association or Rome Figure Skating Program, at the Kennedy Arena. 
  • Must be enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college or university

Must complete an application - they are available in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  April 30, 2020


Oneida County Magistrates Association Scholarship

Offering a scholarship to high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or a field closely related. 

Must complete an application  - they are available in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  April 15, 2020

Central New York Kennel Club Scholarship



Scholarship Deadline: March 30, 2020

New York Mills Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary



  1. Be a graduating FEMALE
  2. Have received acceptance to a 2 or 4 year college
  3. Have a “B” average---No “A” AVERAGES WILL BE ACCEPTED
  4. Reside within the NEW YORK MILLS FIRE DISTRICT
  5. Have been active in community, church, and/or school activities

 Please return this application NO LATER THAN May 30, 2020 to:

 Jaclyn Baur

5 Royal Brook Lane

New York Mills, N.Y.  13417


Name: __________________________________                Phone:__________________

Address: ________________________________               Date of Birth:______________

Official Scholastic Average: _______

College you are attending:  _____________________________________

College Major and Reason(s) for your choice of major:

1.  Please LIST and DESCRIBE all community, church, and/or school activities in which you have been active and include your involvement in each of these areas:

2.  Please attach a BRIEF ESSAY to include your FUTURE PLANS and AMBITIONS.