Senior Scholarship Page

    Scholarships of interest, websites, and ones sent to us (listed by date due)

    Scholarships of Interest:  Noteworthy scholarships/loan:
    Jaye C. Duncan Lion's Student Loan-  Special community organization loan available only to Newfane students (high school seniors and college students) who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university, or trade or technical school.  Students must reapply annually if they desire additional funding.  This is a low interest loan, currently fixed at 5%, which does not start accruing the interest until 12 months after completion, or leaving, college/school when a repayment schedule must be initiated. Apply by June 1.
    NYS STEM Incentive Program:  The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York State. Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of students of their high school graduating class, pursue an approved, two or four-year STEM degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation. Students need to ensure their major program is on the eligibility list of majors.
    SUNY College/University ScholarshipsScholarships specific to SUNY colleges/universities only.
    NYS Excelsior Scholarship- Available to  eligible NYS residents planning to attend a 2 or 4 yr. SUNY college (includes all community colleges).  New scholarship- first yr. made available is in 2017.
    NYS  Enhanced Tuition Award - Available to eligible NYS residents planning on attending a participating private NYS college (see list of participating colleges on website). New Scholarship- first yr. made available is in 2017.
    NYS Academic Excellence Scholarship info.- Students can not apply for this scholarship.  Each NYS high school is given a specific quota of available scholarships based on school size.  As per scholarship guidelines, Newfane HS forwards the nominations of eligible students based on the "Rank in Class" criteria methodology. As per scholarship policy: Class rank is based on the student's class rank at the end of their junior year (top ranked students who also meet the other scholarship eligiblity requirements of: Must graduate HS by end of their senior yr., be a legal resident of NYS for at least one yr., etc.).  Eligible students are notified of their selection for this scholarship prior to the February deadline.  In most cases, students must initially attend a college or university in NYS in order to receive the award.  Awards are renewable up to 4 yrs. (or 5 yrs. if enrolled in a 5 yr. program).
    Scholarship Websites
    Note:  Newfane High School receives many scholarships throughout the year - which are posted below by due date. If you are looking for additional scholarships, visit the following scholarship websites.  These websites list numerous scholarships with varying deadlines and eligibility criteria.  
    WNY School Counselor Scholarships (numerous scholarships for WNY high school students)
    NYSFAAA (list of numerous websites)
    Best Scholarship Sites (plus website reviews)
    Scholarship Bee (numerous scholarships by category) 
    College Scholarship Search Sites (many search sites listed in one website)    
    These websites list multiple scholarships throughout the year, each with varying deadline and eligibility guidelines (do not click on the selections in the "AdChoices" panel if they appear). 
    Scholarship and Financial Aid scams info.- From the Federal Trade Commission 
    E-Alert Availability for Students/Parents:  When new scholarships are posted/added to this webpage, you can receive an E-Alert notifying you of this action.  If interested, follow the sign-up instructions- E-Alert Sign-up.
    Scholarships Made Available to Newfane HS During the School Year
                  *All scholarships are listed by due date/deadline!!!  Must check ahead.
                          E-Alert Availability for Students/Parents:  When new scholarships are posted/added to this webpage, you can receive an E-Alert notifying you of this action.  If interested, follow the sign-up instructions- E-Alert Sign-up.