The Guidance Office receives scholarship information almost daily. This information will be posted as soon as it is received.  If you need any further information or have questions, please feel free to contact Nancy Rinaldi at 337-0101, ext. 1310.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Pending appropriation of State funds, scholarships for Academic Excellence will be awarded to top high school seniors in June 2021. North Collins Jr/Sr High School will select the three (3) top students using the Rank-in-Class method.  These students will be chosen using class rank at the end of their junior year.

Other Scholarship Resources

Seniors are encouraged to check out for a listing of scholarships New York State school district students may be eligible for.  There are hundreds of thousands of dollars of scholarships available on this website, and most are easy to apply for.  

Erie Community College offers many scholarships which may be accessed on the ECC website. Click on the quick links drop down box and then click on scholarship opportunities. The scholarship packet will display the criteria for each scholarship available.

In addition, there are a number of local scholarships available to graduating seniors. Information on these scholarships will be posted to our website in Spring 2020, along with their due date. Please check our website often for updates.
Below are regional and national scholarships which may be of interest to you. In most cases, applications are available in the Guidance Office for anyone interested. Each scholarship has a different deadline, so please pay close attention to those dates to ensure your application is received in time. 


Dr. Lazare Urology Scholarship

 This one-time $500 scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the medical field. 

 Apply online at

 Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

PB & J Scholarship

The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Open to high school seniors attending accredited 2 year or 4 year colleges in the US. Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical issues
  • Peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • Family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

Awards for this scholarship range from $500 to $1,000. Please visit for information on how to apply.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship is provided by the El Dabe Ritter Law Offices to support those seniors who want a higher education.  Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university in the USA and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  The scholarship may be used for any form of school related expenses. 

Applications and more information may be found at:

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2020 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.