The Maya Gold Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the THRIVE: Grants for New Paltz Youth Programs initiative. The application deadline for the current funding cycle is December 21.
The Maya Gold Foundation has funded over a dozen programs for teens in previous funding cycles, and local youth have benefited from music lessons, empowerment groups, art programs, wilderness activities, and theatre programs. THRIVE Grants are available to support existing programs and fund individuals who want to develop new programs for teens in New Paltz and the surrounding area. The Foundation welcomes requests for funding throughout the year. A committee reviews applications quarterly, and for this cycle, applications must be submitted by December 21, 2017.
The Foundation’s mission is to “empower youth to access their inner wisdom and realize their dreams”.
We strongly encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented communities and innovative programs that provide unique opportunities for youth.
- Pending the appropriation of State funds during the 2018 session of the New York State Legislature, approximately 8,000 Scholarships for Academic Excellence will be awarded to the top high school students graduating from New York State high schools in June 2018. We anticipate having 2,000 scholarships available, valued at $1,500, and 6,000 scholarships available, valued at $500.
- Information regarding the Scholarships for Academic Excellence was forwarded to all registered New York State high schools (over 1,800) on September 15, 2017. This information included the numbers and types of scholarships each school is eligible to receive. The deadline date is Thursday, February 15, 2018. Please note, every year over 1,000 scholarships go unused due to nominations not being submitted by the deadline. With such a high volume of applications, we must rely on the principals to submit their nominees accurately and return them to the Scholarships Unit before the deadline.
- If you have any questions, please visit the Scholarships for Academic Excellence website or contact the Scholarships Unit directly at (518) 474-3719 or email: email@example.com.
Please review the information below to assist in the completion of the FAFSA form on time to enable students to be eligible for federal financial aid.
-SUNY Financial Aid Day events for students and their parents to attend. (Click here to review upcoming events.)
-An effort called SUNY Smart Track which is a collection of resources to help students and families that can be found at www.suny.edu/smarttrack/about
-Monthly information sessions about financial aid at the SUNY Welcome Center in NYC
Attention high school seniors! JWVF's annual grant program is accepting applications until the end of May. Three monetary awards will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who are direct descendants of JWV members in good standing.
Cliford Lee Kristal Education Grant: $1250
Bernard Rotberg Memorial Grant: $1000
Edith, Louis, and Max S. Millen Memorial Athletic Grant: $1000
Applicants must be:
- A high school senior at the time of application
- Accepted into an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Nursing Degree Program by an accredited institution.
- A direct descendant (children, grand-children, great-grand children, etc.) of a JWV member in good standing who has been a member since 2013.
Minimum standards for eligibility:
- SAT: 400 average or 1200 cumulative and/or ACT: 30
- GPA: 92 or 3.7 (unweighted), 4.5 (weighted)
Go to jwvusafoundation.org and click on the tab "National Youth Achievement Program" under "Grants." On this same page you will see a link labeled "Department Commander" which contains the contact information for your relevant Commander, to whom you will submit your application.
The Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is currently accepting applications from Dutchess County high school students for its annual Scholarship Program and signature Youth Leadership Program.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 academic year. There are a variety of scholarships to fit just about any student’s academic interest. Please encourage students to log onto www.ChamberFDN.org to learn more and to apply online. A summary of available scholarships is enclosed. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. Please, also consider posting our scholarship listing on your school’s website.
- Youth Leadership is an innovative, two-year leadership development program designed to develop the academic, social and life skills of area sophomores and juniors, and focuses on giving these students out-of-the classroom leadership experiences. Open to students at any leadership level, Youth Leadership helps to develop leadership skills that students may lack, and helps to build upon leadership skills that they already have. Students will work on career building, college planning, resume writing, community service, an understanding of the community and much more. Applications are online and openings are filled on a first come, first served base – 40 sophomore seats and 40 junior seats. Please make sure students don’t delay. Visit www.chamberfdn.org/programs/youth-leadership to learn more and to apply. The application deadline is June 2, 2017. A program brochure is enclosed for you to make copies and distribute.
Multiple scholarships available to New York residents/students - with different criteria for each scholarship. Click here for further information.
In addition to substantial financial assistance, gives its participants direction, purpose and, a career as a Marine Corps Officer. Must be a U.S. Citizen; Be 17 years of age by September 1 of the year starting college and less than 23 years of age on June 30 of that year; be a high school graduate or possess a GED by August 1 of the same year of anticipated entrance into the four-year NROTC Scholarship Program; Be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards; Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will be prevent conscientious bearing of arms, and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; Have no criminal record o f military or civilian offenses; Achieve qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT; apply for and gain admission to the approved NROTC college or university. Click here for details.
Graduating Senior who plans to attend Dutchess Community College Full-Time in the Fall of 2017. Must be ranked in the top 10% of the class through the 12th-grade mid-year. Students must be placed in college-level Math and English. FAFSA information must be submitted to DCC in order for a Conklin Scholarship to be awarded. To access the application click here. Apply as soon as possible.
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley currently administers over 60 scholarships for Hudson Valley and the surrounding counties. Click here to search their database for available scholarships.
Directory of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Grant Application for Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Click here for the Informational Scholarship flyer.