Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.
Alice & Murray Giddings Foundation Scholarships
The foundation will award up to six scholarships, each in the amount of $5,000. Each recipient will receive the award over two years - $2,500 per year. Recipients will be selected from among the six school districts in Columbia County. Each candidate must be a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of at least 85%. Also, each candidate must matriculate next fall in a two or four year academic or vocational program. Available: Jan.-March
Dollars for Scholars
Founded in 1989, Dollars for Scholars of Taconic Hills (DFS) is a local, volunteer, non-profit organization that raises scholarship money for Taconic Hills High School students. To date, we have awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to 473 students, furthering their education at two and four-year colleges or trade schools. DFS has also established a solid endowment fund in its fifteen-year history. Available: Feb.
Roe Jan Little League Scholarship in Memory of Dana Besette, Jr.
This scholarship is awarded to students planning to attend college or technical school, who are involved in school activities, community activities and who reside within the Roe Jan Little League boundaries. Recipients will receive a $500.00 award that will be given during the first year, first semester of continuing
education. Available: April
Taconic Hills Faculty Association Scholarship
Each year the Taconic Hills Faculty Association is pleased to award a varying number of scholarships to graduating seniors. This year the basis for awarding these scholarships will be academic aptitude, contribution to school and community and character. These scholarships are not reserved for only the top students. The committee to select the scholarship winners is composed of Taconic Hills Faculty members. Available in the Spring - Due Date is March 29th to Ms. Oles in the High School Office.
Taconic Hills Booster Club Scholarship
Taconic Hills graduating Senior attending a 2 or 4 year school. Applicants must have played a team sport in high school. Deadline to Apply is May 4th.
Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Scholarships
Application deadline April 1st
Simple Gifts Fund
Scholarships for Berkshire Taconic region young people (ages 13-21) for cultural or creative summer enrichment programs.
Deadline: March 15
Grants Range from $200-$800
Additionally, as reminder, Berkshire Taconic has over 40 available scholarships for local students attending college. The deadline for scholarship applications is APRIL 1 this year. All of the available scholarships can be found on our website: http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforScholarships.aspx
Applications are available through our online portal at www.berkshiretaconic.org/applyonline.
Team Smith Movement
The Team Smith Movement Organization was established in 2016. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools and universities. The scholarships provided by The Team Smith Movement Organization principally targets two and four year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs are also eligible.
Summers Scholarship Links
2018 Scholarship applications are available. Due date is 4/1/18.
Please check website for deadline update. Most Colleges offer scholarships - check admissions sections and look for financial aid.
Other informative web sites to visit include the following:
- fastweb.com: A free scholarship search site that matches each students' background automatically with eligibility requirements form around the country.
- My Scholly
- Need a Lift
- SchoolSoup.com - Comprehensive Scholarship Resource
- What are my Chances? Calculator
- Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest