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     SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    Note: Not all scholarships are exclusive for seniors - some are open to underclassmen and current college students. Notices for these types of awards, as well as military and college specific scholarships,  are listed at the bottom of this page.     
     
    SENIORS: As you start your final year at Hamburg High School, the Counseling Center would like to outline our Scholarship Bulletin and the procedure for submitting applications. The bulletin (below) will be ongoing and updated as new scholarship information is received.
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    Printed applications are usually available in the Counseling Center unless an on-line application is required. The scholarship information we receive is just a small fraction of what is available out there. With the rising costs of tuition, you will want to explore every source of financial assistance. If you work, check with your employer. Most fast food restaurants and grocery stores offer scholarships to their employees. Also, check with any unions, fraternal organizations, civic or church groups that your family may belong to.
    NOTE: Check the individual school(s) website when you are applying to college. They offer a variety of scholarships which may be based on academic achievement, need, community involvement, leadership, etc.
     
    PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
    When you have completed an application that needs an official transcript, bring it to the Counseling Center at least 5 school days before it needs to be mailed. You will then fill out a
    Transcript Request Form complete with address and turn it in with your application. If you need a counselor, teacher, or coach recommendation, please give them two weeks notice ( and supply them with a stamped addressed envelope to mail it in if required).
     
    IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF DEADLINE DATES AND TO ALLOW THE 5 WORKING DAYS NECESSARY FOR PROCESSING ANY DOCUMENTS YOU MAY NEED FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER.
    Keep in mind that we are closed during Thanksgiving, Winter Recess, Mid-Winter and Spring Recess breaks as well as other holidays that you are not in school. Also, snow days, illness, etc. can delay processing.
    Don't wait until the last minute to turn in your applications and transcript requests
     
     

    The following websites are great sources of information, offering not only scholarship search websites, but also a wealth of financial aid information for students and parents, college research databases, online FAFSA guides, details on Federal and private school loans and grants. 

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    2017-2018 Scholarship Listings

     

    Information and applications for all of the following scholarships are available in the Counseling Center unless otherwise stated.

    LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP 

     SENIORS:  The Local Scholarship Application is now available!!!  By submitting this one application you may potentially be considered for a handful of different scholarships!  To obtain an application you can stop down to the Counseling Center or download one at Local Scholarship 2018  

    The Deadline is Friday, February 16th 2018.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!

     

     

     

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN ENGINEERING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

    This scholarship program helps support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program and who live in communities where Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has a major presence.  Erie County is one of the areas!  For more information and to apply go to  http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/community/pages/engineeringscholars.aspx

    Deadline:  February 4th, 2018

     

    YOUNG AMERICAN CREATIVE PATRIOTIC ART AWARDS CONTEST

    This scholarshp competiton is open to all students in grades 9-12.  The local VFW Auxiliary will chose one winner who is then entered into the National Contest.  To enter a completed application along with your artwork must be mailed or dropped of at VFW Post 1419 on Lakeview Road.  

    Deadline:  March 31, 2018

     

     

     CHARACTER EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

    The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners are pleased to offer $1000 scholarships to college or trade school bound seniors who exemplify character in their daily lives.  For further information and to download an application go to www.charactercouncilwny.org

    Deadline:  Feb 1, 2018

     

    ATHNET SPORTS RECRUITING SCHOLARSHIP 

     This $1000 scholarship is available to future college students who play or have played sports at the high school level.  This years high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year.  For more information and to apply please go to our website at www.athleticsscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

    Deadline:  June 1st, 2018

    ZONTA CLUB OF HAMBURG-ORCHARD PARK

     Each year the Zonta Club awards a $500 scholarship to a local student.  Although there is no one factor which determines who will win the award, some of the criteria they consider are scholastic achievement, leadership skills and financial need.   Applications are available in the Counseling Center and MUST be returned to the Counseling Center by April 27th, 2018.

     

    2018 Zonta Club Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

    The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Competition, is designed to encourage women to pursue decision-making positions in their communities in order to impact the policies that affect the lives of women locally and throughout the world.  Applicants are asked to reflect on their lives, their committment to their community and the role models that have inspired them.  This is a multi-level competition with awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000.  For further information, pick up the application in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  March 23, 2018

     

    BigSun Scholarship

     The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  We are offering a $500 scholarhsip to a deserving student athlete, regardless of which sport they participate in.  For more information and to apply please go to http://www.bigsunathletics.com

    Deadline:  June 19, 2018

     

    Western New York Safety Conference, Inc Scholarship

    The Board of the Western New York Safety Conference is offering college scholarships of $1500 to qualified high school who will be attending college in the Fall of 2018 and are a resident of Western New York.  The application is available in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  February 2nd, 2018

    Canisius College Scholarships

    Canisius College is offering scholarships to incoming Freshmen for their Fall 2018 semester.  If you are planning to study Art History, Music or Studio Art at Canisius College stop down to the Counseling Center for an information sheet on how to apply.  

     

    Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship

    The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York is pleased to announce the Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship Award for High School Seniors.  They are offering four $1,500 awards.  To be eligible you must be a senior who will be attending either a 2 yr or 4 yr College in the Fall of 2018, must either be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter or be an Explorer in a fire department and will be pursuing a community service related career.  Pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  February 24th, 2018

     

    Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship 

    To be considered for this $1,500 scholarship, you must be attending college after graduation from High School, be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member and currently serve as a Junior Firefighter, Explorer Scout, or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunter department; a volunteer firefighter or a volunteer with an EMS unit.  You must also demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and to the community.

    Deadline:  March 15th, 2018

    Benjamin Milak Memorial Scholarship

    This unique scholarship was established in 1994 to honor a very special young man who at the age of 17 lost his life to Leukemia.  Each year a scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who like Ben struggles with a hearing loss, a learning disability or who has battled cancer.  For additional information and to download an application please go to www.milakscholarship.org

    Deadline:  February 1, 2018

     

     

    NYSIR Scholarships:

    Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound special education student whom has worked through special challenges to complete high school and has been accepted to college or university.  Pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline: Application must be received on or before April 4, 2018   

     

    Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend college in New York State.  Applying students should be able to demonstrate a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or similar aspirations to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity.  Pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline: Application must be received on or before April 4, 2018   

     

    Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated an inspired imagination and creative aesthetic in his or her school career.  The scholarship is in memory of Paul Jensen, a marketing representative for NYSIR.  Pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline: Application must be received on or before April 4, 2018  

     

    Erie County Fire District Officers Association

    Norman F. Locher, Authur E. Cosgrove, Authur Blachowski $1,000.00 Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who has exemplified community involvement in Erie County.  Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergency services, and are matriculating in the Emergency Services fiels of Fire or EMS.  Must carry a "C" average or better throughout high school.  Also must show evidence of acceptance to a two or four year college. Pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

    Application Deadline is February 24, 2018

    Friends of Mark Colmerauer Scholarship

      This scholarship competition is open to all graduating seniors of Hamburg High School who are accepted to a post-secondary institution.  Candidates will be chosen primarily based on a short essay describing why they love living in Western New York.  For more information and to pick up an application, please stop by the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  April 13th, 2018  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED INTO THE COUNSELING CENTER

     

    Hamburg Central PTSA Scholarship Application

    Hamburg PTSA will award TWO, $500 scholarships to Hamburg High School seniors who plan to attend an institute of higher education.  The recipient will be selected on student involvement both in and outside of school.  Emphasis will be placed on level of volunteer activities and involvement in advocacy.  All intended majors are eligible for this scholarship.  In order to be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a member of the Hamburg Central PTSA.  PTSA Membership applications can be attached to the scholarship application. 

    Deadline:  April 13th, 2018.  Return Completed Applications to the Counseling Center.

     

    Hamburg PTSA Lifetouch Scholarship Application

    Hamburg PTSA will award TWO, $500 scholarships to Hamburg High School seniors who plan to pursue a degree in the Arts, Media, Performance, Digital Programming or Education. In order to be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a member of the Hamburg Central PTSA.  PTSA Membership applications can be attached to the scholarship application. 

    Deadline:  April 13th, 2018.  Return Completed Applications to the Counseling Center.

      

     HTA Marcella Fugle Memorial Scholarship

    Each year the HTA offers the Marcella Fugle Memorial Scholarship, which awards three High School Seniors scholarships of $1000.00, each.
    The criteria includes:
    The student must rank in the top 25% of his or her class
    Each applicant must write an essay, of no more than 300 words, explaining why he or she should receive this award
    Consideration will be given to students entering the field of education
    Consideration will be given to sons and daughters of Hamburg Teachers' Association members
      
    Applications for the HTA Marcella Fugle Memorial Scholarship can be found in the Hamburg High School Counseling Center.
      
    All applications are due by Monday, March 5th, 2018 to either the High School Counseling Center Office or to Krista Drake in room 250 at the High School.

    Peter P. Tycz II Memorial Scholarship

     

    The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 77 is proud to sponsor the Peter P. Tycz II Memorial Scholarship.  Sergeant First Class Tycz was a US Army Green Beret who died in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2002.  This scholarship is designed for a graduating Senior who resides in Erie or Niagara County, has a relative who is/was a veteran (Reservists who have completed 180 continuous days of service are considered veterans.), shows a unique blend of academic achievement and community service and anticipates enrollment in an accredited program of higher education beginning in the Fall of 2018.  Applications available in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  May 1, 2018

     Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in memory of Dena Goldstein, who lost her life as a result of a tragic car accident.  Dena was born profoundly deaf and worked with many Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Western New York.  To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be a graduating senior who has been accepted to an institution of higher learning and have a speech, language and or hearing impairment and have benefited directly from speech and/or hearing services.  Applicants wil be given higher consideration if they show determination, as spirited, adventurous and sociable, do not let obstacles stand in their way of purusing their dreams, and are involved in student government or other student activities.  For further information and to download an application go to www.shawny.org

    Deadline:  March 21, 2018

    Erie County Master Gardner College Scholarship

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener program will offer a scholarship to a college bound senior who resides and attends school in Erie County who will pursue a career in horticulture or a related field.  For full information please pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  March 7, 2018

    HHS Student Government Scholarship

    This scholarship  was started in the memory of Colleen Brunner who tragically died in 1988 in a terrorist bombing.  Colleen was a very active member of Student Government when she attended HHS.  To be considered for this award, you must be a current member of the HHS Student Government.  Serious consideration will be given to students who have consistently participated in Student Government activities throughout the year and those who have headed up committees.  Completed applications must be submitted to either Mrs. Sajdak or the Counseling Center by April 6th.

    Jason Lee Pickel Memorial Scholarship 

    This scholarship was established by the Pickel Family in loving memory of their son and brother, Jason, based on his kindness, sense of humor and ecncouragement to all.  This award will be given to a HHS senior who demonstrates, leadership, unselfish kindness to members of the school and community, service to the community and be accepted at a post-secondary institution.  

    Deadline:  April 30, 2018

    Hamburg Historical Society Scholarship

    The Hamburg Historical Society is offering a scholarship opportunity to all Seniors at Hamburg High School who are in good standing with definite plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college in the Fall after graduation.  Return completed applications to the Counseling Center by April l, 2018

    Town of Hamburg Lions Club

    The Town of Hamburg Lions Club is again offering their scholarship to high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary institution.  Along with the short application, a brief statement is required explaining why you feel you need this scholarship and what you feel are your most outstanding qualifications for this scholarship.  Completed application must be returned to the Counseling Center by April 13, 2018.

    James Yoviene Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was started in the memory of James Yoviene who was a Hamburg High School graduate who put all his heart into helping Hamburg's youth.  This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Hamburg High School graduate and the recipient will be chosen by the Yoviene Family.  Applications must be submitted electronically to Laura Yoviene Sykes  at LYoviene@gmail.com by March 18, 2018.

    Fisher Bus Scholarship

    The Fisher Bus Scholarship is a program for a graduating senior from Hamburg High School. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 per year, for up to four years at a two year or four year accredited college or university following graduation from high school.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center.

    Deadline:  April 1, 2018

    Boston Democratic Social Club 2018 Scholarship

    Applicants for this $500 Scholarship must be a resident of the Town of Boston.  Along with the completed application, you must submit two letters of reference and a 300 word or less statement explaining what it means to live in the Town of Boston. To be considered, applications must be post-marked on or before February 20, 2018 and include all requested documents.

     

     James L. Haley Memorial Y.E.S. Scholarship 

     This scholarship is sponsored by the Town of Hamburg Lions Club and is awarded to a high school graduate who has participated in the Y.E.S. program.  Besides the short application, a 250 word essay is also required.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center and must be returned to the Counseling Center by April 1, 2018

     AAUW Buffalo Branch 2018 Scholarship

    The American Association of University Women Buffalo Branch is awarding 2-$2,500 scholarships this year.  The competition is open to all Senior girls attending school in Erie County who will be attending either a two or four year college this Fall and has a grade point average of at least 95%.  To obtain an application go to http://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/buffaauw

    Deadline:  March 1, 2018