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ttention Seniors and Juniors – Be sure to check out the Guidance Office Bulletin Board or contact the Guidance Office (852-3400 # 3) for additional scholarship information or application materials. 


Sponsor Criteria Deadline
Syracuse Chapter
Of the CPCU Society
High School seniors planning to pursue a career in the Risk Management and Insurance Industry.
Career Options:
  • www.insuremypath.org/resources/career-roles
See guidance for application
More Info:
  • www.cpcusociety.org/content/students
“Mean Stinks Scholarship” Students are asked to share how they will bring an end to bullying, must be 17 or older.
Applications: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_mean_stinks_scholarship
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program Students need to submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website:
Scholarship Guidance Website There are several scholarships under the scholarship guidance website
  1.  Stephen J. Brody Stop Hunger
  2. 10 Words or Less Scholarship
  3. Zieger Firm Scholarship
  4. IAPMO Scholarship
See Scholarship Guidance website for application details and application process.
B. Davis Scholarship Visit website at
to read about program and apply for scholarships
Empire State Potato Growers Seniors planning to pursue a full time program benefitting the agricultural industry (Ag. Engineering, Agronomy, Crop & Soil Sciences, Food Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Pathology) Other criteria: academic achievement, leadership abilities and NYS residency.  Down load application at ESPG website or see Guidance. 01/15/2016
CNY Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) High School graduates entering college (FT) in a degree track related to the environment.  Must be residents of or going to college in the CNY Region.  See Guidance for application. 2/26/2016
Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Senior must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter or be an explorer in a fire department who will be pursuing a post secondary career in the community service/related area at a 2/4 year college.  For more info visit www.firedistnys.com 03/15/2016
BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarship (AFS) Student interested in a year program to study abroad (Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, South Africa).  Must have a 3.0 or higher, have an interest in STEM fields.
Must fill out an AFS application with the Financial Aid application.
Society of Women Engineers Women completing HS accepted at an accredited college/university which leads to a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.  See Guidance or email SyracuseSWE@gmail.com 4/1/2016
Syracuse Chapter of CPCU Society Scholarship Seniors who are enrolled in the Risk Management and Insurance Program @ SUNY Oswego OR planning to pursue a career in the Risk Mgmt and Insurance Industry.  www.cpcusociety.org.content/studentsor see Guidance for application. 4/15/2016
2016 CNY STEM Scholars Program 7 Scholarships
Available to the following Counties;  Onondaga, Madison, Cortland.  No financial eligibility requirement.  Students attending a college/university in NYS intending to study in certain STEM fields – see website   www.cnystem.com  Chosen based on academic merit, activities and application responses.
Ruth Schaub High School Senior Scholarship Given to a high school senior woman based on financial need, plans for continuing higher education, leadership qualities, academic achievement and community service.  Residents of Cortland County.  See Guidance 3/26/2016
American Society of Military Comptrollers Students who are entering the fields of Finance, Accounting, Bus. Admin., Public Admin., Economics, Operations Research and/or Computer Science.  GPA of at least an 85.  Application in Guidance, must have 2 letters of recommendation. 2/29/2016
Zonta Club
Jean M. Coon
Humanitarian Award
Given to a high school junior or senior woman who performs outstanding community service.  See Guidance for application. 3/5/2016
Scholarship Scams: You should not pay for something that is readily available.
Where to go for information:
·      Better Business Bureau in the city where the scholarship service is located/
·      Federal Trade Commission 877-FTC-HELP www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
·      NYS Consumer Protection www.consumer.state.ny.us
·      National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) 800-876-7060  www.fraud.org




Charles W. Walters, Superintendent

711 Railroad Street
DeRuyter, New York 13052
Phone: (315) 852-3400

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