• Junior/Underclassman Scholarships

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

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    Scholarships Made Available to Newfane HS During the School Year
         *All scholarships are listed by the application deadline!!!  Must plan/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.
    Oct. 31- VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition - Grand prize is $30,000. The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct. 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools.  Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) audio essay and submit the recording, typed essay and completed entry form to your school/group competition or local VFW Post for judging. In addition you can submit your emailed entry form, essay, and audio
    file to the VFW Post upon approval. You must be the sole author of your essay. The recording must be in your own voice and in English.
    Dec. 31 - Free Speech Essay Contest - Scholarship award for high school seniors and juniors. Write a 700-900 word essay to win a $10,000 first place prize, $5,000 second place or three $1,000 third place prizes. See website for essay topic.
    Mar. 15 - Horatio Alger Junior Scholarships - (Multiple scholarships listed/available, in addition to the State level)

    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

              The application is available from December 1, 2021 – March 15, 2022.

    June 6 - Olcott Yacht Club Junior Sailing Scholarship -  Scholarship available to students aged 7 to 18 years old.  Recipients will be able to participate in summer sailing sessions which emphasizes fun, safety, sportsmanship, cooperation and competition in the sport of sailing.