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.

State and Local Scholarships

There are sources of state and local money available to our students.  Some of these include scholarships from credit unions, firefighter associations, unions, veteran groups, etc. 

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.

Check out these websites for even MORE scholarship opportunities!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors:  400,000 scholarships available to check out. Check out Student Scholarships for many scholarship opportunities.

The following scholarships below are currently available in the Guidance Office:

The American Legion Auxiliary – Oneida County Memorial Scholarship is offering to any Senior Year High School Student who might be a child or grandchild of any military Veteran or is currently serving. 

The following Scholarships are being offered by the Department of New York American Legion Auxiliary.  Please refer to the rules and requirements for each scholarship application:

  • Department Scholarship
  • Ten Department District Scholarships
  • Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Helen Klimek Student Scholarship
  • Mary Ann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship
  • Cerullo Memorial Scholarship (Sons of the American Legion)
  • Past Presidents Parley Scholarship in the Medical Field

Due Date:  Need to mail forms (name on forms) no later than February 23, 2019



Apply for a scholarship

To be eligible, students must be college-bound high school seniors at the time of application, attending college for the first time in the fall of 2019, and members of GPO Federal Credit Union.  Applicants will be independently judged based upon their academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities and the quality of a written essay.

Due Date:   The deadline to submit applications is January 9, 2019.  Applications are available in the Guidance office.


  2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest

Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner                                                                                         

This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.            

The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?” Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website  




Oneida Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Utica, NY


The object of the Maude Foley Scholarship is to financially assist deserving young men and women in acquiring a higher education with a view to becoming better prepared for life and citizenship.

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP:  This is a one-year scholarship of $1,000.00


All students who have successfully completed their high school studies are eligible.

The applicant is to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university.

The applicant is to be judged on the basis of merit achievement during their academic high school years and with regard to community service.

All applications are to be sent to the Oneida Chapter Scholarship Chair by January 1, 2019


Each applicant shall submit the following to the Oneida Chapter Scholarship Chair.

Completed application form.                                                                                       

An official high school transcript, Class Rank, SAT Scores.

A letter of recommendation from the Principal, Guidance Counselor, or Academic Department Head. The letter should describe the applicant’s character, general ability, good citizenship, and interests.

The attached form describing community, church, and/or organizational volunteer service.

An attachment listing Activities, Awards, and Honors with their dates.

A personal essay of 250-500 words (double spaced): “My Future Academic and Career Goals:   How My Passion Became My Purpose.”

You can pick  up your application in the Guidance Office 

DEADLINE: January 20, 2019

Dr. Mary K. Cardinale, NSDAR

Oneida Chapter Scholarship Chair

24 Cheyenne Crescent

Whitesboro, NY 13492

315 736 0767

Utica Men’s & Women’s Bowling Scholarship Award

The Scholarship is for $500.00 and is available to:

*  Any graduating senior male and female, who maintains a C average

*  Is a sanctioned junior bowler who in bowling in the youth program at Adirondack Lanes, AMF Pin-O-Rama or Vista Lanes

*  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, 2019 

2019 CNY STEM Scholarships

The CNY STEM Scholars program is a partnership between SRC, Inc., King + King, Inficon, the CNY STEM Hub, and Partners for Education and Business. This program is for high school seniors entering a higher education program in the fall of 2019.
These scholarships are designed to support the best and brightest students in the Central New York Region in their quest to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields in college. All scholarships available through this website are not based on financial need; rather applicants are judged on their academic achievement and extracurricular activities, as well as the essay and an interview.
Each scholarship will provide financial assistance in varying amounts and an internship. Applicants can only be awarded one scholarship that includes an internship as that is an important part of each individual program. 
Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2019

Apply at: