Applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association
Applicants must 1.) be a current member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member and 2.) serve as a current Junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter, or a volunteer with an EMS unit
Applicants must have participated in track or cross country in the Section 2 area, plan to attend on a full-time basis a college/university/community college, and plan to continue to participate in track or cross country
Applicants must be members of TCT FCU and college- or trade-school-bound high school seniors at the time of application. Students will need to contact the credit union to obtain a credit union verification code to verify their eligibility
Applicants must be graduating seniors in New York State who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in an environmental major
The earlier you start, the betterMany scholarship programs have deadlines in the fall or early January and February. Don’t wait until you get accepted to a college to apply for college scholarships. Get a head start and begin your college scholarship search process early!
Participation is key! One of the best ways to stand out amongst other scholarship applicants is through your participation in activities beyond the classroom. Scholarship committees are looking for well-rounded students who are involved in several meaningful activities i.e. sports, student government, community service. Leadership roles in these activities are also a reflection of one’s worthiness of a scholarship, especially if it is competitive!
Don’t limit your number of scholarship applications Only applying to the few scholarships, especially large ones, is not enough. Continue to place multiple scholarship applications while their application window is still open. Consider applying for smaller, more local scholarships that are selected from a smaller pool of applicants. The scholarship application cycle can be long and waiting to see if you’ve won may result in missing out on other scholarship opportunities. The more scholarship applications that you place, the greater chance you have of receiving one.
Perfect your scholarship essaysThe essays that you submit to be considered for a scholarship should reflect more than just your student résumé or transcript. Make sure to highlight your extracurricular activities and reveal how these activities have positively impacted your life or someone else’s. The more details you include, the more compelling of an essay you will submit.