General Financial Aid Information

Please Note:  All original scholarship information is in the main area of the Counseling Center, in files, separated as they appear on this page.  Please make a copy of the forms and return the information to the appropriate folder.  Thank you!

The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aide) has an online application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please call any college’s financial aid office with questions.

NOTE: If you have not yet filed for a PIN, you may do so at www.pin.ed.gov.

 

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is a service of the College Board.  Colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on the PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds.  Applications are in the Counseling Center and can also be accessed by visiting www.collegeboard.com

 

Did you know…?

Many high school seniors (being affected by “Senioritis”) choose NOT to apply for scholarships which require essays! Therefore, those who do apply have much higher odds of being selected, due to the small applicant pool.Be brave! Be bold! Write an essay and win big!

 

General Public Scholarships

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  All student athletes are eligible for a $500.00 award.  Please visit their website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Cellino & Barnes Scholarship Program

Cellino & Barnes will award one hundred, $1000 college scholarships.  The applicant must complete and submit the application online athttp://www.cellinoandbarnes.com.

Discover College, Inc.

Provides a FREE private college information service, as well as a $2,500 private college scholarship drawing.  Simply log ontowww.discovercolleges.com to request info!

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you have dreams of owning your own business? If you answered yes to either of these questions, visitwww.NFIB.com/YEA to apply for the 2009 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award.

YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING USA

Scholarship opportunities available for students interested in study abroad for a summer, semester or year in various places.  Visit www.yfu-usa.org for more information.

Scholarships for Specific Majors

Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to selected women students planning to major in Physical Education Teacher Education.  Three scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $6500, $5500 and $4500.  For complete details and application instructions please see the guidance office.

Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students wishing to study in the fields of: Horticulture, Floriculture, Environmental Studies, and related fields. For applications, please contact Norma at 716.688.6691, or see your School Counselor.

Kaleida Health – Critical Need Sponsored Programs

Scholarships are available to students intending to major in Nursing, Surgical Technology, Health Information Technology, Medical Lab Tech, Medical Lab Scientist, or Respiratory Therapy Tech. Program details are available in the Counseling Center. For more information and applications, please contact Tammie-Jo Graf at tgraf@kaleidahealth.org or 859-8723.

Marine Technology Society Scholarships

Numerous scholarships available to students intending to study in the fields of: Marine Science, Marine Engineering, or Marine Technology. More information and applications are available online at www.mtsociety.org/education/scholarships.aspx.

Scholarships for Specific Schools

*Check printed resources in the Counseling Center AND contact the Financial Aid Offices at the colleges at which you applied!!! ALL colleges offer scholarships, but very few are listed here! **

 

Canisius College – Schwartzott Family Scholarship

Preference will be given to students with financial need. Interested students should mail a brief cover letter and resume to the following address: Marion Mittler, Director of Donor Relations & Special Events, Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY  14208. In the cover letter, briefly highlight some of your academic achievements and significant extracurricular activities.

Erie Community College

There are various scholarships offered by Erie Community College.  You can access the scholarship information and application on their website www.ecc.edu. (Click on the quick links drop down box and then click on scholarship opportunities.)

Marist College NSF Scholarships

The Marist College NFS Scholarship is being offered to academically talented students who wish to major in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems at Marist.  The criteria also includes, SAT scores, an essay, interview with the school, financial need, US citizenship.  Apply today with their online application at www.marist.edu/admissions.

Private Colleges and Universities

Looking for a Catholic College?  Log on now to www.privatecolleges.com to learn more information and to be entered to win a $10,000 scholarship!

St. John Fisher College Honors Program

Students admitted to the Honors Program at St. John Fisher require an average of 90% or higher, rank in the top 20% of their class and have an SAT score of 1100 or higher.  Students admitted in to the Honors Program will receive a $12,000 scholarship over 4 years.  Receive more information at www.sjfc.edu or call (585)385-8000.

Wheelock College

All accepted freshman entering in the fall of 2010 at Wheelock College who meet the criteria of a GPA of 3.0 and 1050 SAT(CR & M) or a GPA of 3.4 and an SAT of 1150(CR & M) are eligible for a Merit Scholarship.  For more information check out their website at www.wheelock.edu.

Scholarships for Your Community

Lions Club of Cheektowaga Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of the Town of Cheektowaga, average should not exceed 90%, demonstrate financial need, service, leadership and citizenship.  Applications are available in the guidance office.