Scholarships & Financial Aid


Local Scholarships
 
The list below are scholarships that are being offered to Chester Academy students this year. As the scholarships come into the Guidance Department, we will be updating this scholarship page.

Shepard Coleman Performing Arts Award - Deadline 5/1/2019

Any student in Orange County can apply for the award.  Minimum age is 16 years old. The award is intended to be applied toward the cost of furthering education in the performing arts. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Alumni Scholarship - Deadline 5/25/2019

The Chester Alumni's offer scholarships for any graduating senior from Chester Academy.  Please stop in the Guidance Office for an application or go to the website www.chsnyalumni.com and click on the scholarship info link to get applications and information regarding the scholarships.

 Orange County Municipal Planning Federation Scholarship - Deadline 6/3/2019

The Orange County Municipal Planning Federation Scholarship program is an annual $1,000.00 scholarship for a High School Senior who is planning on attending college. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

VHS Scholarship Program - Deadline 4/30/2019

Any graduating seniors who have participated in the VHS program may apply for this scholarship.  Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Steven E. Pinelli Memorial Scholarship - Deadline 5/3/2019

The Hudson Valley Food Directors offer a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to major in food service, hospitality, hotel management or dietetics. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tommorow Award - Deadline 5/1/2019

The Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award is presented to a graduating senior who is academically successful and who exemplify the same entrepreneurial spirit as Mediacom's Founder. Please stop in the Guidance Office for an application.

The Gordon VanDeBogart Pharmacy/Medical Award - Deadline 5/1/2019

The Gordon VanDeBogart Pharmacy/Medical Award is a one-time award of $1,000.00 to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a major in Pharmaceutical or a Medical field and has participated in Community Service. Stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Scholarship - Deadline 4/20/19

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is offering a $250.00 scholarship for any high school senior in Orange and Sullivan County who plans to further their education.  The scholarship requires an essay of 250 - 500 words on the topic "What I have done in the past years to help others". Please stop in the Guidance Office for an application.

Emily Akers Scholarship - Deadline 5/1/19

The Children's Enrichment Committee of Orange County, NY is offering three $1,000 scholarships for those who qualify.  These scholarships will be based on extreme financial need, academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service/work history and an essay. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Roy D. Parker Education Scholarship - Deadline 4/15/19

The Roy D. Parker Education Scholarship is used for tuition, books, fees, room & board.  The senior must be from Orange or Sullivan County and planing to enroll in SUNY Orange, Mount St. Mary College, or Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown, NY. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Colonel Ellis Memorial Scholarship- Deadline 4/15/19

The Camp 124 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War offers the Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Memorial Annual Scholarship and Essay Contest. The high school senior must demonstrate high academic achievement, be involved in school and community activities, letter of recommendation and an essay. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

The Ellen White Scholarship - Deadline 4/15/19

The Ellen White Scholarship is awarded to a Greenwood Lake student who attends either Warwick Valley or Chester Academy High School and who wishes to pursue an education in the medical related or service field. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

SUNY Orange Scholarships - Applications will be accepted between 1/14/19 and 4/1/19

The SUNY Orange Foundation has over 200 need-based and academic-based scholarship opportunities available for entering, returning and graduating students. Apply for a scholarship here: sunyorange.academicworks.com

Al Romm Interdisciplinary Journalism Scholarship - Deadline 4/15/19

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who speaks one other language besides English, has been involved with the high school newspaper or yearbook and is pursuing a career in journalism. Visit https://cfosny.org/ to apply.

E.J. Szulwach Environmental Scholarship - Deadline 4/15/19

Students must attend an Orange County School (preference will be given to a graduate from Chester Union Free School District). The senior must plan to continue their education in the areas of environmental studies, agriculture related majors/degrees, land protection, forestry, horticulture, fishery sciences, hydrology, water resource science, or water usage.  Visit https://cfosny.org/ to apply.

Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship - Deadline 4/15/19

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors who have participated in the Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading program for multiple years and is planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college upon graduation.  Visit https://cfosny.org/ to apply.

Ian Bennett/Situation Cares Memorial Scholarship - Deadline TBD

This scholarship is open to seniors who attend Orange County Schools. The Candidates must submit three examples of their art, which may be in the form of design, music and/or performing arts and write an essay.  All submissions must be submitted electronically to: http://www.situationcares.org. Creativity is urged.

Bill Perry Memorial Fund for Music Education & Appreciation - Deadline 4/15/19

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Orange County High Schools with preference given to graduates of Chester Academy and Warwick Valley High Schools who plan to pursue music education. Visit Music for Humanity to apply.

Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship - Deadline 4/20/19

The Vietnam Veterans of America Orange County Chapter 140 offers a scholarship to a child or grandchild of Vietnam era Veteran.  This senior must be planning to attend college.  Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Rudolph Vallet Memorial Science and Education Scholarship - 5/17/19

The Rudolph Vallet Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior who achieved a minimum 3.3 GPA for all science and/or education related courses and will be pursuing a degree in either Science, a science related field, or Education.  Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

SAANYS 2019 Student Scholarship Application Region 5 - Deadline 4/18/19

This scholarship is open to any high school senior graduating in June 2019. Applicants must be sponsored be a current SAANYS active member in good standing.  Students must have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, are planning to go on to higher education, and who otherwise satisfy criteria by the SAANYS Retiree Scholarship committee. Please stop by the Guidance Office for an application. 

Bambino/Goncalves/Jensen Scholarship - Deadline 4/8/19

The Bambino Scholarship is available to a Special Education student who is college bound. The Goncalves Scholarship is available to a student who demonstrates an involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career. The Jensen Scholarship is available to a student who has excelled in design in his or her high school career.  The scholarship aplications can be downloaded from the website, www.nysir.org or stop by the Guidance Office.

Enhanced Tuition Award 

(private schools that opt in to this scholarship - list of colleges is on the website):
Click on the enhanced tuition link to see the private schools that will opt into this scholarship.
NYS Tuition Assistant Program (TAP):

NYS Memorial Scholarship 
(for dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers (including NYS Correction Officers), and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York:

Excelsior Scholarship 

The application can be found at: www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior. Recruitment Response Center The State University of New York State University Plaza Albany, NY 12246/1.800.342.3811 askSUNY@suny.edu

Mercy College Scholarships

Mercy College is offering a STEM Scholarship for all Biology majors of up to $10,000 per year plus a laptop. Apply at mercy.edu/biostem.

SUNY Orange Scholarships
SUNY Orange offers their own scholarships.  To apply go to www.sunyorange.edu.  Under the Admissions tab are scholarships for entering students.  Scholarships open February 15th.
 

College Board Suite of Scholarships

The following link is to the College Board scholarships.  Scroll down to additional scholarship partners. 
 
 
 
Mount Saint Mary College Scholarship
ew this year, the Mount is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students interested in studying education. For more information, visit msmc.edu/scholarships 
 
NYS Scholarship Information

QUEST Scholarship Program

WISE - Women In Science and Engineering Scholarship Programs are available at most Colleges for females pursuing degrees in these fields. Since each college has their own specific program, we have provided 2 examples for your review:

FINANCIAL AID Informational Links
FASFA Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Federal) 
  • A FASFA form must be fill-ed out if you wish to take-out Federal Student Loans
HESC - Higher Education Services Corporation (NYS)
  • HESC form can be filled-out directly from the FASFA form

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