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Vincent J. Castillo STEM Scholarship

All Applicants for the Vincent J. Castillo STEM Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an American student with African, West Indian, or Hispanic heritage
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year and plan to major in a STEM field

Scholarship Selection Criteria:

  • Priority will be given to applicants with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 85 (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or greater
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership ability
  • Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the community via volunteer activities 


AAAG STEM Scholarship

All Applicants for the AAAG Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be of African-American Heritage
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year and plan to major in a STEM field


Application Information:

  • Completed applications must be emailed on or before June 7, 2024.
  • The applicant’s official transcript must be emailed directly by the guidance counselor, to the AAAG
  • Scholarship Committee at
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Awardees will be notified directly by June 28, 2024


Please note that eligible applicants may apply to both scholarships but will only be awarded one of the two scholarships offered through the AAAG Scholarship Program this year. This practice reflects our commitment to provide financial assistance to as many qualified students as possible.


E-mail the completed application as a single PDF file to:


PWGC 2024 Scholarship

Graduating seniors who plan to major in one of the Sciences or Engineering and maintained a B average are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  The attached application and the required essay are required.  Please see attached for details. 

Deadline:  June 7 2024


Long Island Black Educators Association Scholarship

Students of African descent who have at least a 3.0 GPA, a variety of school and community service activities and planning to attend college will be considered.  The application, official transcript (including first semester grades), SAT or ACT scores, rank in class, proof of college acceptances and essay are required.

Deadline:  May 10, 2024.


The Robin Hopkins Amper Memorial Scholarship

This $5000 scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue environmentally-focused careers.  At least a 3.0 GPA, above-average SAT/ACT scores, an essay, volunteer and extracurricular activities and 3 letters of recommendation (two academic and one personal) are required.  Please see attached for how to apply online. 

Deadline:  July 19, 2024.


East End Women's Network Scholarship

A $1,000.00 scholarship will be given to a qualified female student in public or private scholarship  in an East End Township who will be enrolled in a post-secondary educational or career/technical program this Fall.  Applications must include the application form, as an essay (see attached), letters of recommendation, a high school transcript and a resume.

Deadline:  April 28, 2024


2024 Jack and Jill Suffok County Scholarship

Requirements for the Kathleen Taylor Community Service Scholarship:

  1. Student of African Ancestry (African, African-American, and African-Caribbean) who is a Suffolk County high school senior at a public High School may apply for the scholarship.
  2. Scholarship applicants must have GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Scholarship applicants must plan on seeking a Baccalaureate Degree.
  4. Applicants are required to submit:
    a. Completed, signed application.
    b. A letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your community service work, for example a teacher, a guidance counselor or community leader.
    c. Current, official transcript.
    d. Typed essay (minimum of 500 words) Topic: “What Community Service means to me.”
  5. All components of application must be received by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024.
  6. Applications should be emailed by the deadline to:
  7. Interviews with semi-finalists will take place virtually during the week of May 6, 2024.


2024 Chi Rho Chapter Scholarship


Requirements for receiving the scholarship

  • Must be an African American /Latino male student.
  • Students who have been officially admitted to an accredited 2- or 4-year college program.
  • Enrolled in an accredited vocational school to complete your licensing requirements.
  • Copy of High School Transcript - minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students who have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, and commitment to  obtaining  a degree at an accredited institution.
  • Student proof of registration in classes at 2 or 4 year college – (required from award     winners  prior  to distribution of check…not required for initial application).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Students must be a resident of Suffolk County

 Letter of application will include the statement and questions below: Please submit a typed personal statement titled “Chi Rho Chapter Achievement Scholarship”. The statement should be 500 words in length and include:

  • Career objectives
  • Community service in which you may have been involved
  • Special honors and awards you may have earned
  • Outside activities and family commitments
  • Other personal information which you would like to share about yourself.

  • Deadline;  May 17, 2024



    Robert Hopkins Amper Environmental Scholarship

    A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and sciences, biology, ecology, sustainability, public policy, and land and water protection.

    Criteria for selecting the awardee are as follows:

    • Academic achievement (3.0 GPA and above-average SAT/ACT scores) (6 points)
    • Personal essay (4 points)
    • Volunteer/extracurricular activities (4 points)
    • Letters of reference (two academic and one personal) (3 points)
    • Financial need (3 points) Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000.

    The awardee is required to maintain the eligible major and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student will be required to submit final grades at the conclusion of the fall semester in the year of the award and evidence of appropriate enrollment for the following spring semester.

    Eligible students may complete an online scholarship application. They will need to create an account by logging in to the scholarship portal here:
    Use the Application Code LRHAMS to reach the Create a New Account tab by clicking where indicated. Complete the form and then click Next to complete the registration process. Once you have created an account, you will be directed to a verification page and then to the application tab. Enter the application code and click on the Apply button at the red bar on the top of the screen. You will be directed to the scholarship application. Click Apply located to the right of the screen. Please make sure to click on Submit after completing the form.

    Deadline: July 19, 2024



    Amy F. Wahl Memorial Scholarship 2024

    A $2,500 scholarship will be given to a student who meets the following criteria:

    We are asking students to choose one of the following prompts:

    • What does the Hampton Library look like in 2044 and how do you envision libraries evolving in the next 20 years?
    • Your favorite book has just been added to a list of banned works. What is this book, how has it shaped the way you think/feel, & why is it important to you that we all share the right to read freely?

    Listed below is the scholarship criteria:

    • Students must reside in either the Bridgehampton or Sagaponack school districts
    • Students must possess a valid Hampton Library card
    • Students may have attended any secondary school, public or private
    • Selection is based on an (700 - 1,000 word) essay answering a question proposed by the scholarship committee
    • The essay’s style content, grammar and vocabulary will be considered

    Deadline: May 24, 2024



    Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated Scholarship

    The Eastern Shore (NY) Links Scholarship Committee is requesting your assistance in identifying African American seniors in your school who meet the following criteria: 
    Graduating from high school in June 2024 
    Resides in Suffolk County 
    Needs access to financial resources and support to further their education
    Maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher 
    Plans to attend college or vocational school in Fall 2024 (special consideration given to students attending a Historically Black College or University).

    Deadline:  April 15, 2024


    Dante Foundation Student Scholarship

    Several $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students of Italo-American heritage who reside in Nassau or Suffolk County and will be attending an accredited college or university.  A successful academic and
    extra curricular record and above average SAT scores are required.  All responses must be typed and must be submitted to Mrs. Doscher for submission to the Dante Foundation.  Requirements include the attached application, a transcript, a copy of SAT scores, three letters of recommendation and an essay as described on the attached application.  If interested, please submit all required documents to Mrs. Doscher.

    Deadline:  March 11, 2024


    Hampton Theatre Company Scholarship

    The HTC Diana and Peter Marbury Scholarship -
    available to seniors from local high schools who have shown outstanding ability in the performing arts, whether in high school or at the community level, who plan on pursuing education in the performing arts field.  Each application must include a brief essay describing the impact theater has had on their life and future plans.  Two letters of recommendation, one  from a theater arts teacher and one from outside the theater field must be submitted.  See attached for application and instructions and mailing address. 

    Deadline:  April 15, 2024


    The Julie Peierls Scholarship

    A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a Long Island high school senior who plans to pursue a career in the professional theatre and will be continuing his/her education in college majoring in Theatre or Musical Theatre.  Students will be required to submit an application (available at and participate in an audition and an interview. 

    Application deadline: June 1, 2024


    Scholarship for Students Pursuing Architecture

    2024 AIA Peconic/Anthony DiSunno Scholarships - Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students currently accepted by or enrolled in an accredited school of architecture are eligible. Applicants must have graduated from an east end high school in the Township of Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, East Hampton, or Southampton. Students may apply each year for the duration of their undergraduate program. Requirements include the attached scholarship form, a cover letter, portfolio of five to ten drawings, resume and two letters of recommendation.

    Deadline: April 5, 2024


    League of Women Voters Scholarship Betty Desch Scholarship

    The League of Women Voters Betty Desch Scholarship 2023 - A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a public high school who will use the funds for further education or training.

    Submit a brief (no more than one page) essay answering  the essay question on the instruction sheet.

    Submit 2 letters of support from people such as  community members, mentors, or organizations you have worked with, etc.   Please do not send letters of reference that have been written for your college applications.

    Do not submit transcripts of grades or courses taken.

    Please mail your application along with the essay and your references to

    P.O. Box 2253
    East Hampton, NY  11937


    The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship In American History For
    Nassau/suffolk County High School Seniors

    The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship in American History for Nassau/Suffolk County High School Seniors. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating Nassau/Suffolk County high school senior who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and/or American Government. The awardees must attend a 4-year accredited college or university or academic institution subject to Board approval. The scholarship award is $10,000 yearly for 4 years of degree completion. Application will be closed on March 31, 2024. Notifications will be sent out in the first week of May, 2024. A runner-up will be selected in case the first-place awardee is unable to accept the scholarship. 

    Eligibility: The Foundation will accept a maximum of 3 applicants from each High School located in Nassau/Suffolk County, New York. 

    Application Materials
    1. An academic writing sample of at least 10 pages (typed and double spaced) based on any aspect of Long Island history and how it reflects New York State and American History.
    2. Chicago-style endnotes, as well as a bibliography. 
    3. Two of the sources must be primary.
    4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from an American history or American studies teacher.
    5. Personal statement in the form of a 500-word academic autobiography giving special attention to achievements in American history and public service.
    6. An official transcript. 

    A completed package including all of the above items must be received by March 31, 2023.
    Mail to: Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, 30 West Main Street, Suite 309, Riverhead, New York 11901 Attention: Scholarship

    Yearly renewal of the scholarship will be based on the following conditions: 

    1. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.25.
      2. The awardee must be majoring in American History and/or American Government. 
      3. Awardees of the scholarship will be required to volunteer at a local participating historical society to
      help that society grow. The hours allotted to the project will be determined and records kept by a
      historical society representative. Examples of acceptable projects might include:
      • Website design and maintenance
      • Social media presences: including postings for the society on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

      • Docent and tour site interpreter
      • Cataloguing
      • Digitizing collections
      • Transcription of archives
      • Historic site restoration and improvements
      • General research
      • Event volunteering

    2. A yearly report will be due the last week of July from the student and representative of the participating historical society upon completion of each project submitted for The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan
      Scholarship in American History for Gardiner Foundation Board review.
      The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of New York State history, with an emphasis on Suffolk County. Robert David Lion Gardiner was, until his death in August 2004, the 16th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island. The Gardiner family and their descendants have owned Gardiner 's Island since 1639, obtained as part of a royal grant from King Charles I of England. The Foundation's mission is inspired by Robert David Lion Gardiner's lifelong passion for New York history.

    Questions and inquires may be addressed to:
    Kathryn M. Curran, Executive Director
    Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
    30 West Main Street, Suite 309
    Riverhead, New York 11901


    2024 Road Forward Scholarship - Scholarships will be given to graduating East End
    High School seniors who exhibit financial need and are engaged in the community.
    Please complete the application, including the attached essays. Include a FAFSA determination if
    you have one, together with 2 letters of recommendation. 
    Deadline:  April 16, 2024.


    The Hagan Scholarship - Helping students with financial need graduate college debt-free
    This is a need based scholarship and a merit based scholarship awarding up to $7,500 each semester for up to eight semesters.  Eligible candidates must be a citizen of the United States graduating from a public high school with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.  Please see for more details.
    Deadline:  December 1, 2023


    2024 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - 500 four year scholarships will be given to students who meet the following criteria: :

    • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
    • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

    Judging criteria includes academics, leadership, financial need and community service.

    Applications are available online at

    Applicants should also mail a hard copy to Katherine Miller, Scholarship Chairperson, Southampton Elks Club, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, NY 11968. Deadline: November 13, 2023

    Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Eligibility:

    • High school senior living in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas or Washington
    • Plan to attend a US accredited 4-year college/university or a community college and will be enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2024
    • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
    • Have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2022 or 2023 income tax return if selected for award)
    • Open to ALL MAJORs with no ethnicity requirement

    Preferred Bank Scholarship Eligibility

    • High School senior living in NY (counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester
    • Plan to attend a US accredited 4-year college/university or a community college and will be enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2024
    • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
    • Have a household income at or below the Low Income Level (must be able to show 2022 or 2023 income tax return if selected for an award)
    • Open to ALL MAJORS with no ethnicity requirement

    National Scholarships