Scholarships

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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 studentscholarships.org 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 https://drjonlazare.com/#scholarship

 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 pbjscholarship.org 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:  https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021



Scalp and Blade Scholarship

$2,500 per year, renewable for a total of 4 years. Scholarship total is $10,000 and is available to a male senior student who demonstrates outstanding academic accomplishments in terms of grades and college entrance exams, extracurricular activities, community involvement as well as financial need.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021


Norman F. Locher Memorial Scholarship


This $1,000 scholarship is presented in the memory of Norman F. Locher, Past President of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association.


Eligibility:

  • Be a high school senior who has exemplified community involvement in the County of Erie.
  • Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergency services, and are matriculating in the Emergency Services fields of Fire or EMS.
  • Demonstrate at least a “C” average throughout high school.
  • Show evidence of acceptance to a two or four year college program.
  • Be a resident of an area served by a volunteer fire company.

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021


Arthur E. Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship


This $1,000 scholarship is presented in the memory of Arthur E. Cosgrove Past Treasurer of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association. 

Eligibility:

  • Be a high school senior who has exemplified community involvement in the County of Erie.
  • Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergency services, and are matriculating in the Emergency Services fields of Fire or EMS.
  • Demonstrate at least a “C” average throughout high school.
  • Show evidence of acceptance to a two or four year college program.
  • Be a resident of an area served by a volunteer fire company.

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021


Arthur Blachowski Memorial Scholarship


A $1,000 scholarship in memory of Arthur Blachowski, past president of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association is available.  Criteria as follows:

  • Be a high school senior who has exemplified community involvement in the County of Erie.  Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergency services, and are matriculating in the Emergency Services fields of Fire or EMS.
  • Demonstrate at least a “C” average throughout high school.
  • Show evidence of acceptance to a two or four year college program.
  • Be a resident of an area served by a volunteer fire company.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021



The New York Water Environment Association Scholarship

The New York Water Environment Association awards over $50,000 in scholarship funding to

students pursuing environmental degrees each year, with awards from $4,000 to $12,000 per scholarship.

Go to www.nywea.org for further details and online applications.

Application deadline: February 26, 2021



Peter P. Tycz II Memorial Scholarship

 A $250 scholarship is available to graduating seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • reside in Niagara or Erie County
  • has a relative who is/was a veteran (reservists who have completed 180 continuous days of service are considered veterans.)
  • shows a unique blend of academic achievement and community service
  • anticipates enrollment in an accredited program of higher education beginning in the fall of 2021

 Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

 Application deadline: May 1, 2021 (postmarked)


City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college during the fall semester of 2021. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in HOA Management, but anyone meeting the requirements who can demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the Real Estate field will be considered.

 The scholarship will be judged primarily on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in account.

 Application can be found at https://www.cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship

 Application deadline: July 31, 2021




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