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 2020. 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. All applications are due by Friday, April 10, 2020.

Below are local, 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. 



Two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded.  


  • Must attend full time any accredited college (two or four year) in the fall.
  • Grade point average of at least 95%.
  • Girls attending Erie or Niagara County high school are eligible.

Please visit the AAUW website or stop in the guidance office for an application.

Application deadline: March 22, 2020



The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000.


  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the US with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US. (students may start their studies at a 2 year institution and then transfer to a 4 year institution.)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required.)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Be a US citizen. 

Apply online at

Application Deadline: October 25, 2019


This $1,000 scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on merit and need. Applicant must plan to attend college by the fall semester of 2020 and have minimum GPA OF 3.0. Please visit the Poyton Law website for more information and application.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020


Harvest Time Partners, in collaboration with The Character Council of WNY, is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to college or trade school bound seniors who exemplify character in their daily lives. The scholarship will be made payable directly to the student's chosen post-secondary institution.

You may download the application on their website

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by February 29, 2020


The Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen will award one $600 and three $150 scholarships to top candidates in June 2020. All applicants must be either an active member, OR child or grandchild of an active member of the Southwestern Assn. of Volunteer Firemen or the SWAVF Ladies Auxiliary.

Applications may be obtained from the SWAVF website.

Application must be postmarked: April 15, 2020

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