• What is a Scholarship?

    A form of financial assistance that does not require repayment or employment and which is usually offered to students who show potential for distinction, or who possess certain characteristics important to the scholarship provider (religious beliefs, hobbies, ethnicity, etc.).

    Understanding the Various Types of Scholarships

    It can be overwhelming trying to navigate the ways to pay for college. Please use this link to find out for more information about the different Types of Scholarships

Local Scholarships


    This Local Scholarships list is maintained by the John Jay High School & Roy C Ketcham High School School Counselors. We recommend the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley as a great site to apply for numerous local scholarships in one place. Most scholarships are available in January of senior year and are typically due in March or April. Make sure to research throughout the year, and to speak with your child's School Counselor if you have any questions.

    Local Scholarships - John Jay Maintained

    Local Scholarships - Roy C Ketcham Maintained

    Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

    Fastweb Scholarships



NYS Scholarships

  • As a New York State resident, you may qualify for other scholarships, grants and awards. These include the Excelsior Scholarship, STEM Scholarship, and more.

    New York State Scholarships and Awards

    We often get asked about the Excelsior Scholarship.  Please be sure to visit this page as this scholarship allows for eligible students to attend SUNY or CUNY college tuition free.

    Excelsior Scholarship Program