Scholarships

Scholarships help students pay for college tuition and the other related expenses with going to college.  Searching for scholarships is time consuming.  When students find scholarships that they are qualified and eligible for, applications must be completed by certain deadlines.
 
   Most scholarships for Dundee students come from local scholarships and scholarships from the college they plan to attend.  Students can use Scholarship Search Engines such as, FASTWEB,  for more scholarships.

Scholarship applications usually include an essay and asks for information including academics (transcript), extra-curricular activities/clubs, leadership involvement, community service/work experiences and sometimes SAT/ACT scores.



Click on SCHOLARSHIPS below for this year's available local scholarships. Watch deadlines!!!

See "Last Year's Scholarships" by clicking the link on the left.


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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship     
Due online 11/27 

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Click here to Apply to the 2018 MVS Contest

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

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AFSCME Family Scholarship           Deadline: December 31st
   For students of parents that are full dues-paying AFSCME members.  $2,000 Award.

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Credit Union Scholarships

                       Any Credit Union     

NYS Credit Union League Scholarship 
application is due by January 5, 2018 (link will open a PDF)
$500 or $1000 awards given to students with high academic achievements and considerable school/community involvement. 

                       Specifically, SERVU Credit Union

ServU Smart Saver Award - application is due by March 10, 2018 (link will open a PDF)
$500 awards are given to students demonstrating a variety of extra-curricular activities and consistent academic performance. 

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NY State Scholarships for Academic Excellence   provide up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State. There will be one students receiving $1,500 and two students receiving $500.
   Congratulations to the Class of 2018 winners:
            $1,500.    Collin Goodman
            $500.         Colin Howell
            $500.         Renee Wolverton

Eligibility

Students must:

  • Have graduated from a New York State high school
  • Study full time and be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of studyin a New York State post secondary institution
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Not be in default on any State or federal student loan or on any repayment of state awards
  • Be U.S. citizens or qualifying noncitizens
  • Be New York State residents

How are students nominated/awarded?

   Guidance Counselor does calculations based on Regents Exam scores and submits name of winners to the state by February 15th.

DCS uses Method A (Regents test scores) 

   The high school shall select their winner(s) by computing a weighted average of the scores on the Regents examinations and/or approved alternative assessments taken by its students prior to their senior year, in all of the following subjects: The weighing of the scores shall be:
 Comprehensive English - weight of three,
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry - weight of three,
Global History - weight of one,  
U.S. History/Government - weight of one,
Science: At least two, but up to four courses may be included - weight of one for each course.

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Ned Carter Firefighter Scholarship                       Deadline: 2/24
   Student must be related to a firefighter and/or be a firefighter in good standing of the Association of the Fire Districts of the State of New York.

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New York Water Environment Association Scholarship
The New York Water Environment Association will be offering a total of twelve (12) $2,500 scholarships and two (2) major scholarships ($10,000 and $5,000) in 2018 for students pursuing a four year degree.
 Website:  NYWEA Environmental Scholarships              Deadline: 2/28

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Mark Warda Memorial Scholarship

$500. Scholarship. Yates County student must have an 80 average or above, write a short essay and one letter of recommendation.
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Mark Warda Memorial Scholarship

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Fire Fighter Scholarships                                      Deadline 3/15
   Scholarships for youth fire fighters and for sons/daughters of fire fighters that belong to the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY).                

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Dundee Teachers Association Scholarships      Deadline: 4/13

 Two $400 scholarships for DCS students planning to attend a two or four year college.  Essay of 250-300 words required.  Deadline: Application & essay turned in to Mrs. Benincasa-Wolverton by Friday, April 13th

Dundee Teachers’ Association Scholarship (2018).docx

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NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Scholarship
   The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to thetop 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.    Deadline: 8/15.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application. Be sure to print the Application Confirmation, sign and submit it, along with the required documentation, according to the instructions.

The deadline for submitting the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application is August 15, 2018.

 

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* More information will be updated as more information/ applications become available.



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There are hundreds of Scholarship Search Engines on the internet.  You should NEVER pay to search scholarships.  DCS does not endorse any of these search engines ... but would like to let you know what sites are available.

  • Fast Web.com   Website to start you're scholarship searching. Create an account,complete a brief  survey that will result in a list of scholarships that a student is eligible for and request applications.