Scholarship Information

MaryAnn Oliver Community Service Scholarship Award


Sponsored by: The American Legion Riders Post 1757, Sackets Harbor

Deadline: May 1, 2024

This award will be granted to one applicant from Jefferson County, NY that is
considered to be a graduating senior either from a high school, homeschooled, or GED
graduate, within this year. This person must accompany their resume, an essay
answering the required question, and can include: newspaper articles, photos or other
resources to show service hours, (attachments are not required but appreciated.)
The essay must include all Community Service that the student has participated in,
projects that they have worked on, events that are special to them and why, as well as
Service Organizations that they belong to. Dates, years of service and hours of time
need to be included. This applicant does not have to be College bound, they could be
joining the military or heading into the work force.

The essay should include: why they should be selected for this award, immediate future
plans, life goal, grade point average, extra curricular activities that might be pertinent to
a service organization and answer the question: what is your passion to make your
community better and if you had 1 million dollars what would it be used for.
Additional Letters of Recommendations from school personnel, organization advisors,
church etc... will also be accepted.

Preference will be given to graduating Senior who demonstrates Americanism,
Citizenship, Patriotism and Community values.
Upon selection and presentation, the recipient will receive the $500. Scholarship Award
and recipients name will be placed on a perpetual plaque that will be placed at a
location of choice between the Oliver Family, Post 1757 Riders and the Recipient for 1-
year until the plaque is given to the following years recipient.
Deadline for this scholarship is May 1, 2024 and must be postmarked by that date. All
Essays, Resumes, Letters of Recommendations, photos, articles etc.. sent to:

The Oliver Family - MAOCS Scholarship
17776 SE 158th Court
Weirsdale, FL 32195
Any Questions Dara Oliver (321) 543-1069

 Watertown Elks Lodge #496 Scholarship Information

Each year the Elks organization gives out scholarships to area students. 

The first scholarship is open to every senior in the United States. It is called Most Valuable Student Award. The application deadline is on or before November 13, 2023. The applications are available online at Elks MVS Application. The deadline for counselor reports are November 20, 2023.  The Elks National Foundation awards $2.52 million annually to 500 high school seniors nationwide. These are four year scholarships consist of twenty $30,000 scholarships and four hundred eighty $4,000 scholarships.

The second scholarship is an Emergency Educational Grant that is available to undergraduates who attend full time (12 semester hours) at an accredited U.S college or university. The applicants need to be children of a deceased or totally disabled Elk member. The grants are in the form of renewable one-year grants of up to $5000. This is intended to be for educational assistance only and not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education. Applications are taken between May 1st and December 1st. To obtain an application contact the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at (773)755-4732 or [email protected]. For more information about Emergency Educational Grants visit Emergency Educational Grant.

The third scholarship is the Elks National Foundation Legacy Award. This is open to high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of dues paying Elks. The Elks National Foundation awards three hundred $4,000 Legacy Award Scholarship each year. The application deadline is February 5, 2024 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time. For more information about eligibility requirements and to access the online application visit Elks National Foundation Legacy Award.

The fourth scholarship is 2024 Elks New York State Legacy Award is now open to any New York State high school senior or current college student who is a child/stepchild of an Elk member in good standing. The New York State Application are due on or before December 13, 2023. How to apply: High School Seniors Step 1. Applicants must first apply for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. This is done at Most Valuable Student Award. Step 2- Complete the NYS Cover Page which can be found at Programs>Scholarships-Academics>Committee Document Repository section of
Step 3. Follow instructions on the cover letter to submit your NYS application.
College Students (1st time applicants)- Step 1. The NYS Application for College Students can be found at Programs>Scholarships-Academic>Committee Document Repository section of Step 2. Follow instructions on the cover letter to submit your forms.

Hagen Scholarship Foundation

The Hagen Scholarship is a life-changing scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagen Scholarship Program can apply for a Hagen Graduate Scholarship, good for up to four additional semesters.

Recipient Responsibilities
1. Must maintain a 3.25 CGPA and a four or less graduation schedule.
2. Must earn fourteen credit hours each fall semester and thirty credit hours each academic year excluding summer school.
3. Graduate students must maintain a 3.5 CPGA and earn 12 credit hours each semester.

Scholarship Timeline
For the 2024-2025 Academic year in College
1. The Scholarship Application can be downloaded from the HSF website after September 1, 2023.
2. The Application Submittal Deadline is December 1, 2023.
3. Applications reviewed for eligibility and compliance with instructions.
4. Applicants notified of their status.
5. Finalists provide supplemental information.
6. Scholarships awarded April 2024.

More information can be found at the website.  The Hagen Scholarship

The NYSIR Foundation Scholarship Program

NYSIR's annual scholarship program, started in 2007, has been helping graduating seniors from NYSIR member school districts and BOCES to "level" up by recognizing their extraordinary achievements in overcoming special education challenges, developing unique design projects, and volunteering with humanitarian groups.

With this, our 2023 class of winners, the NYSIR Foundation-funded, with our deep gratitude, by a variety of New York business and professional organizations-has awarded a total of nearly $600,000 in grants to almost 200 deserving students, helping raise them to a higher plane in pursuit of their dreams. 

For more information, please visit NYSIR Foundation Scholarship Program

Priority Wellness Campaign

Purpose: The PWC Emerging Hero Scholarship has been established to encourage highschool
seniors interested in the first responder field to further their education.
Scholarship Funding: Three $500 scholarships will be available to one senior from Jefferson,
Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited high school.
Priority Wellness Campaign reserves the right to cancel the calendar year scholarship opportunity
without prior notification.

Scholarship Qualifications:
A. Have demonstrated a financial need and a good attitude in dealing with others.
B. Must be a high school senior or a home school senior in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence
C. You have aspirations of becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement
Officer, Firefighter, 9-1-1 Dispatcher, or Corrections Officer.
D. Explain how the $500 scholarship will be used to further career goals.
E. In a 500-word essay or a 3-5 minute pre-recorded video, high school seniors passionate
about becoming a first responder are invited to delve into the crucial topic of first
responder mental health. Applicants are encouraged to explore the challenges and
stressors faced by those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving their
communities. The essay should analyze the importance of mental well-being in this
demanding profession and offer insights into strategies, initiatives, or support systems that
can be implemented to ensure the psychological health of first responders. Applicants are
encouraged to draw upon real-life examples, research, and personal experiences to
showcase their understanding of the issue and provide innovative solutions.

Application Procedure:
A. Applications shall be submitted to PWC no later than March 1 of the year in which they
would like to apply.
B. Applications shall be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
C. Applicants must submit a transcript of their grades and attendance along with a letter
explaining what their career goals are and examples of volunteer work to the community in
the past year.
D. The scholarship committee will then select five applicants that will be reviewed by the
Board of Directors of PWC. The full PWC board will choose one applicant (one from each
county, three total) from the five at their regular monthly meeting for approval. All other
applicants shall remain anonymous. If there is no finalist for one or more counties, a runner
up shall be selected regardless of their home county.
E. Applications should be submitted electronically to PWC via email at
[email protected] . Questions may be submitted to the same email address.

Priority Wellness <------Click For more info.

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

The Equitable Excellence Scholarship supports students from across the country who strive to be a force for good in their communities and beyond. 

Applicants must:

-Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full time in an accredited two or four year college or university in the US for the entire upcoming academic year.

-Demonstrate financial need.

-Be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photos for use in program promotion/information.

To learn more and apply visit:  Equitable Excellence Scholarship


Happy Scholarship Month!

November is officially Scholarship month, and we are here to help. Citizens is giving away up to $55,000 in scholarships- no essay, no contest, no sweat!

The application is open to high school students 16 years and older, undergrads, grads, parents and guardians: If you pay tuition, you could win!

Entries for a $2,500 monthly prize roll over to the $15,000 annual grand prize towards school expenses. Quarterly, a student who meets the required criteria for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship prize will be eligible to win a $2,500 quarterly prize for use towards school expenses. 

See Official Rules for details.

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