$$ Scholarship list $$
By Due Date (Top= Due Soonest)See Mrs. Chase if you have questions about the following. Many scholarships require your transcripts and if you get us your completed application a few days in advance of the due date, we can include your transcript with your scholarship applications and mail it for you.
Application deadline: Must be postmarked by February 24
Website: www.firedistnys.com (direct link to scholarship info page: https://firedistnys.com/cms/scholarship/application)
Award amount: (4) scholarships at $1,500 each
Eligibility: Student MUST be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter or an explorer in the fire department that is a member of the Association of Fire Districts of the state of New York -Must be pursuing a post-secondary career in the community service related areas of endeavor at a two or four year college.
Transcript Required!: Return your complete application to Mrs. Chase before the deadline and we will mail the complete packet together.
Application deadline: Postmarked by February 28, 2018
Award amount: up to $10,000
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time bachelors program for environmental, civil engineering, chemical engineering, hydrogeology, or biology/microbiology; all with a focus on environmental issues.
Requirements: Application, two letters of recommendation, transcript, required essays
Transcript Required!: Return your completed application to Mrs. Chase before the deadline and we will mail the complete packet together.
Application deadline: Online application is available January 1, 2018 through March 1, 2018
Website for Application: www.cfgb.org
Award amount: Varies on individual basis
Eligibility: Seniors accepted to an accredited non-profit college, full-time enrollment and in an undergraduate program; permanent resident of WNY. Strong preference is given to students who are Pell eligible.
How this works: You are applying to the foundation to receive scholarship money from various sponsors. Your ONE online application covers all of their scholarships. They match you up with the money based upon that one application. Monetary awards are primarily awarded based upon financial need, although certain awards are based on scholastic achievement, service or other requirements. You must be going to college and you must apply for financial aid using the FASFA. This is a super way to receive more financial assistance.
Attachment is informational only- all applications must be completed online in the timeline above.
Application deadline: March 15, 2018
Award amount: $1,500 (25 awards)
Eligibility: Graduating senior actively participating as a volunteer firefighter or junior firefighter (including BSA Explorer posts, Venturing Crews & RAMS), or be participating with a volunteer EMS program.
Application deadline: March 16, 2018 (must be received by committee on this day so mail at least 4 days in advance)
Award amount: not specified
Eligibility: Must reside in Chautauqua County
Requirements: Must complete a 250 word essay on the following topic: “How I practice environmental conservation at home, in my community, and how I will in the future”. Also required: completed application, college acceptance letter, teacher recommendation, and personal recommendation.
Application deadline: March 16, 2018
Award amount: (Up to 7) $600 scholarships
Eligibility: Student must be a member of the Southern Chautauqua FCU at the time of application. Must show outstanding leadership ability and must provide evidence of community service.
Application deadline: March 31, 2018
Award amount: $1,000, plaque & $1,000 to your high school
Eligibility: For high school seniors who show an active engagement in his or her own health and wellness, while also encouraging healthier living throughout the community. Student must be able to illustrate what steps he or she has taken to live a healthier life, what he or she is doing to help and inspire others, and the results from his or her efforts.
The attachment is just a screen shot of the website FYI; the actual application and information is all online at the address above
Application deadline: Must be postmarked between March 15 and March 31, 2018
Award amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Graduating senior entering a program of study in one of the following: Biology, Botany, Conservation, Horticulture, Forestry, Land Management, Landscape Design, Wildlife Science, Environmental Science or a related field.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Award Amount: $250
Eligibility: Students who have been in the 4-H Hog program for three years. Student must be majoring in Agriculture, Business, Education or Vocational Studies.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Eligibility: Students from WNY who have lost a parent/guardian
Transcript Required! Return your completed application before the deadline and we will mail the complete packet together.
Application Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 15, therefore, return to Mrs. Chase by April 12 to be mailed on time
Award amount: (1) $600 award & (3) $150 awards
Eligibility: Applicant must be a member or junior member of the SWAVF or SWAVF Auxiliary or a child or grandchild of a member; and graduating senior entering an institution of higher learning.
Requirements: Application, two letters of recommendation, documentation of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning, & an essay describing how “Community Service as an Educational Experience”
Application deadline: Return to Mrs. Chase by April 20
Award amount: $250 (2 available). Only offered to students in 6 school districts = higher odds!
Eligibility: Plan to attend college, GPA 78% or higher, community service involvement.
Submission Directions: Return ALL applications to Mrs. Chase
Application deadline: May 1, 2018
Award amount: $250
Eligibility: Students who have an enthusiasm for sewing.