Scholarship and Financial Aid
FastWeb.com This is a terrific site that provides information about thousands of scholarships. Register with FastWeb and begin receiving periodic tips and reminders about college applications and new scholarships.
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital district posts many local scholarships. Just click on the link. http://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships.php
Peterson’s Scholarship Tool – This is Peterson’s new scholarship finder and will replace Student Edge.
Information about scholarship opportunities that we receive in the mail is posted in a scholarship binder in the Counseling Center. Students are encouraged to come to the Counseling Center regularly to look in this book for any opportunities that might be available. This binder is updated regularly.
The Excelsior Scholarship
This Scholarship is available to students enrolled in SUNY and CUNY school beginning the fall of 2017. https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/ExcelsiorScholarship_OnePagers.pdf
Student Scholarships.org – This website has various scholarship opportunities.
Go to http://www.studentscholarships.org/2015scholarships.php for more information. Deadline: various dates.
ScholarshipExperts.com – This website is a free scholarship matching service.
Go to www.ScholarshipExperts.com for more information. Deadline: various dates.
The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has received a grant to implement a tuition reimbursement program for students attending Community Colleges and serving their local volunteer fire departments. The program reimburses student tuition in exchange for years of service in the fire department. More information can be found athttp://www.fasny.com/pdfs/FASNY-HELP-Handbook.pdf
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarships –
- NAVY ROTC: A scholarship program that offers high school students the opportunity to enter a 4 year college and graduate, in a degree field of their choice, as a Naval Officer. The scholarship is worth up to $180,000 and can be applied to over 160 Colleges and Universities nationwide that have the NROTC program. Juniors can apply for the scholarship beginning in April of their junior year and seniors can apply as well. For more information visi the web site at www.nrotc.navy.mil and you can contact Scott Bingham,NRD New England NROTC Coordinator at 617-753-3993 or email at
- There are many opportunities to join the Navy as a Commissioned Officer. In order to apply for Officer Programs; you must have at least a qualifying Bachelor’s degree, depending on the program. The Navy also offers various scholarships for eligible applicants who are finishing their degree. For more information on all officer Programs, call LCDR Jonathan Costello at NRD New England at (518-390-4156).
- The Navy has many stem related occupations for Sailors. One of the best is the Naval Nuclear Power Program. We offer speakers on the Nuclear Power Program, and one of them is Stephen Evans. He has 9 years of experience in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Including 18 months of training and four years onboard the USS Nimitz (a nuclear powered, aircraft carrier). He is available to speak to small classes and large groups about nuclear energy. This presentation includes a description about where the energy from nuclear power comes from, how we use it for electricity and propulsion, and radiation effects/equivalents. This type of presentation is best suited for high level chemistry/physics classes. If you would be interested in scheduling a presentation please contact Stephen Evans at 617-753-3991 or e-mail ().
- The following Web links are for Navy Recruiting District New England (www.facebook.com/NRDNewEngland ), and (www.cnrc.navy.mil/newengland). General information about all programs the Navy offers can be found at www.navy.com
Additional scholarship sites:
- Sallie Mae
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required by all colleges offering aid under federal programs. The form can be downloaded fromwww.fafsa.ed.gov.
A CSS/Financial Aid Profile is required for certain colleges. Please check with the college financial aid office about this form. Register for your PROFILE atwww.collegeboard.com
As a New York State resident, TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) helps eligible residents help pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year which the student begins study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,000. Because it is a grant, it does not have to be paid back! Visitwww.hesc.ny.gov for more information.
Financial Literacy Tools – “SUNY’s Financial Literacy tools are a bigger advantage to your college financial planning.”
COMMISSION ON INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OUTREACH PROGRAMS’ RESOURCES:
Federal Aid (FAFSA) ….FAFSA OnLine
Last Updated: October 13, 2017