PHS Scholarships

PHS Scholarships List

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Plattsburgh High School Counseling Department – Scholarship List
Online Scholarship Databases

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If you would like to have your scholarship checked over by your guidance counselor please have it to the guidance office at least 1 week prior to the due date.

Students are responsible for the mailing of all scholarships, college applications, etc. if you have any questions or concerns regarding this please see your guidance counselor.

Please note that in visiting these links, you are leaving the Plattsburgh City School District website. These sites are on external servers, and are not under the control of the Plattsburgh City School District. The Plattsburgh City School District can assume no responsibility for the accuracy or content of these external sites.


DEADLINEScholarship TitleAmountEligibilityMajorApplication
5/12/2023Bill Shene Memorial Scholarship Fund - Monaghan Medical Corporation$1,500
$3000
Be a graduating senior from Plattsburgh High School who is continuing into a post secondary institution (fulltime) in one of the following fields – Science, Teaching, or HealthCare.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT APPLICATION FORMS BASED ON YOUR GPA.
Science, Teaching or HealthCareGPA 90%+ – $3,000
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GPA 80-89% – $1,500
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5/2/2023Champlain Valley Council of Retirees - Jane Boswell Memorial Scholarship2 @ $500Senior planning to pursue a degree in Education.EducationPlease see the Guidance Office for an application.
5/8/2024Warren and Daniel Hamilton Scholarshipone-time $2500Must be a resident of Clinton County, accepted at an accredited U.S. post-high school institution, and in need of financial support.Flyer This link will open in a new tab.
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5/2/2023Dr. Karl and Ruth Kramer - Northern Zone - Retired Educators of New York.$500 To be eligible, the student must be a high school senior accepted at a post-secondary institution and pursuing a career in the education field.EducationApplication This link will open in a new tab.
5/24/2024PHS Booster Club AwardAmount variesSenior athlete with high academic standing who plans to pursue higher education and shows leadership skills and pride in his/her school.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/15/2023Plattsburgh Moose Lodge 2390 Scholarship2 @ $500All seniors that have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Plattsburgh Moose Lodge 2390 are eligible to applyApplication This link will open in a new tab.
4/28/2023Clinton County Board of Realtors Scholarship$1,000 Scholarships for a Graduating Seniors in Clinton County planning to attend college or a technical school.Flyer This link will open in a new tab.
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5/1/2023SeaComm Shirley J. Eagles Scholarships10 @ 500You must be a college bound student with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 85 or above.

You must be seeking enrollment as a full time student at an accredited college/university within six months of the scholarship award presentation. You must, if selected to receive scholarship money, provide SeaComm with proof of enrollment at the college/university named on your application. Such proof would be a course schedule, receipt from the registrar’s office, etc.

You must, while a student of your selected college, maintain status as a full-time student for a period of at least two semesters after receipt of your scholarship and must maintain passing grades as designated by your college. Failure to accomplish these may result in the forfeiture of your award.

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5/19/2023Gary J Butler Memorial ScholarshipAnnually - $500Must have played 4 years of football or baseball, attend college, be in good academic standing, active in school and community activities. 

Essay required.
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2/27/2022Live Out Loud3 @ $5,000College-bound Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender high school seniors who have a strong capacity to “Live Out Loud” and who demonstrate leadership skills at their school and in their community.Application This link will open in a new tab.
1/5/2024Dannemora Federal Credit Union Scholarship

  • 1 to 5 will receive a$2000.00 Scholarship Award.

  • 6 to 10 will receive a$1000.00 Scholarship Award.

Any student in the senior graduating class of a high school, who is a current member or whose parents/guardian is a member of Dannemora Federal Credit Union, may apply.

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6/3/2022WoodmenLife Plattsburgh Chapter 1016 ScholarshipVariesApplicants must be current member of Plattsburgh Chapter 1016 WoodmenLife, in good standing for a minimum of one-year prior.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/1/2023Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commission $500 GPA of 75 or higher.

Eligible students must submit the following:


  • A completed application form 

  • A copy of the most current high school transcript

  • A typewritten, double-spaced, 500 word essay on one of the topics attached in the letter.

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5/31/2022Shine On!$500 A Woman from Clinton, Essex or Franklin County intending to matriculate to SUNY Plattsburgh This link will open in a new tab. 

*Application attached is still requirements - please ignore the dates. Applications are due May 31st 2022.*

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4/15/2022Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship, CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME AFL-CIO18 @ $1,000Parent must be a CSEA union member.Application This link will open in a new tab.
4/15/2022Pearl Carroll Scholarship, CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME AFL-CIO$2,500 Parent must be a CSEA union member - and student must be entering the SUNY system.Application This link will open in a new tab.
4/15/2022Met Life Award, CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME AFL-CIO$2,500 Parent must be a CSEA union memberApplication This link will open in a new tab.
6/10/2022Plattsburgh Kiwanis Breakfast Club Scholarship$500.00 Qualified applicants will demonstrate a commitment to community service and a strong plan for personal advancement.Application
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4/24/2024Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union/ Donald DeVirgeles Memorial Scholarship2 @ $1,000
8 @ $500
Must be a high school Senior accepted to a two or four-year college. Must have a GPA of at least 2.7. Essay required.

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4/15/2022The Phil Bernard Honorary Scholarship$250 Graduating high school seniors who have participated in the Sweet Exceptions or other workshop sponsored by the Champlain Valley Chorus.Application This link will open in a new tab.
4/9/2024CVPH Health Care Scholarship$1,000 Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Nursing, Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy. Essay required.Nursing / PT / OT

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5/12/2023AGATI Laborers Local Union #322$1,500 per year and is renewable up to 3 years.Sons, Daughters, and Spouses of Active, Retired, Deceased, and Disabled former Laborers' Union 322, former Laborers' Union 186, or current Laborers Union 1822 members are eligible.

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5/2/2023Kiwanis - Grace Belden Music Scholarship$500 Music Major who is currently a legal resident of Clinton County and must have a high school average of 85 or higher and a record of community serviceMusicApplication Materials This link will open in a new tab.
6/30/2022Drive for ExcellenceWin a New Car or one of 3 (three) $1000 ScholarshipsStudents receive (2) two entries for each A and (1) one entry for each B on their report card. Please see website and FAQ for all the rules regarding this scholarship and chance to win a car.

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5/1/2024Clinton County Canine Club Fay S. Kolz Memorial Scholarshipup to $1000The study of animal science at a two or four year accredited professional school.Animal Science

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5/15/2023Sara S. Vert Student Aid FundVariesNeed based scholarship. Parents' confidential statement in support of application for financial aid for the scholarship must accompany student's letter of application.

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5/15/2023Harry E. Knight ScholarshipVariesNeed based scholarship - must attend Cornell University. Parent's confidential statement in support of application for financial aid for the scholarship must accompany student's letter of application.

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Salute to Labor Scholarships$500 The following are requirements for an applicant for the scholarships:
1. Resident of Clinton, Essex or Franklin County
2. Accepted at trade school or college
3. Union member or child of parent or guardian who is a union member
4. High School Diploma or GED to be awarded by June 30, 2019
5. Be a registered voter by application due date 

CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID. MAY BE BACK FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR. 
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5/12/2023Dr. Robert & Mary MacDonald Scholarship$1,500 Students studying medicine or preparing to study medicineMedicineApplication This link will open in a new tab.
5/15/2023Plattsburgh Fire Dept. Local 2421 I.A.F.F. Scholarship$500 Preference will be given to dependants of the PCFD Local 2421. If there are not any dependants, student who apply and are seeking education in public service will be given priority based on meritApplication This link will open in a new tab.
5/1/2023Plattsburgh Fund for Excellence in Memory of Jennifer L. Welch Scholarship2 @ $500Senior planning to major in journalism, elementary education, or early childcare. Cumulative grade point average must be at least 85% or higher.Journalism/ Elementary Education / ChildcareApplication This link will open in a new tab.
5/15/2024Plattsburgh City School District Federal Credit Union - Frank Paro Scholarship$500 The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or technical institute for a full year with the intent to complete requirements for a post-secondary program of education.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/15/2024Plattsburgh Teachers' Association Memorial ScholarshipAmount variesFor Senior students planning to further their studies.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/15/2023Charles and Julia Harrington ScholarshipVariesApplicant must plan to attend Cornell, Dartmouth, Williams College, Colgate, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Clarkson or UVM.Application This link will open in a new tab.
6/XX/2024Sean P. McCullough Scholarship$1,000 By nomination only, this award is for a graduating senior who is a member of the track team that demonstrates high academic achievement and strong character.
5/1/2024Mitchell Kilkeary Memorial Scholarship Award$1,000 4 year combined GPA of 80 or greater - participation in Plattsburgh High School Varsity Soccer or Baseball/Softball and/or at least two year of participation in PHS Drama Club and/or at least two years of participation in the PHS Chorus.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/1/2024Justin Vasquez Memorial Scholarship$250 Awarded to a student with at least an 85% average who has participated in at least 2 years of drama club and/or 2 years of band/chous/jazz.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/21/2024B. Davis Scholarship$1,000 All High School juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. Essay required. This year's essay topic:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
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6/18/2022Fraternal Order of Police, Northern Adirondack Lodge 9992 @ $250Graduating Senior planning to attend school to study Criminal Justice.Criminal JusticeApplication This link will open in a new tab.
4/2/2020The Agricultural & Industrial Fair of Clinton County Inc(10) $1,000 scholarshipsHigh School Senior who is active at the Clinton County Fair or 4-H or FFAApplication This link will open in a new tab.
5/1/2024Herb and Nan Newlove Humanities Award$500 This award is given to a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career within the Humanities discipline, (the Arts, Music, or Literature.)Arts, Music, or LiteratureApplication This link will open in a new tab.
6/4/2022Northern Home & Lifestyle Association - (The Adirondack Builders Association)2 @ $500These scholarships are open to all dependent students whose parents are a member of NHLA or their parent's place of employment is a member.Application This link will open in a new tab.
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6/7/2024Abbott & Fenner Business Consultantsup to $1,000The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.Application This link will open in a new tab.
6/XX/2024Brian P. Mehan Memorial Scholarship$1,000 By nomination only. Senior Boy or Girl, Must Attend 2 or 4 Year College, Must Have Participated in 3 Sports over 4 Years of High School, Must Have a Solid 80-85 Average
6/XX/2024Barker Memorial AwardVariesBy nomination only, students who have the highest average in foreign language are selected for this award.Foreign Language
6/XX/2024Frank A. Cooper History AwardVariesBy nomination only, this award will be presented to a student who has at least 85% average in History courses, demonstrates citizenship and patriotism.History
6/XX/2024Glens Falls National Bank Scholarship for MathVariesBy nomination only, this award is presented to the senior who has the highest 4 year average in mathematics.
6/XX/2024Joyce H Mischler Memorial AwardVariesBy nomination only, this award is presented to an outstanding business student who also demonstrates integrity, conscientiousness, and a pleasant personality.Business
6/XX/2024Carl Sorensen Award for EnglishVariesBy nomination only, students who have the highest average in English (over the course of 4 years) are selected for this award.English
6/XX/2024Ray Sames AwardVariesBy nomination only, this is for a student who is planning to attend LeMoyne Collegenone
6/XX/2024Rogers Memorial AwardVariesBy nomination only, this award will be presented to a senior male who demonstrates high academic standards and has participated in at least 2 sports in HS.
6/XX/2024Geoff Duquette ScholarshipVariesBy nomination only, this award is for an athlete who has played baseball all four years of high school and also plans to continue participation in baseball after HS.
6/XX/2024Raymond Holmes Basketball ScholarshipVariesBy nomination only, this award is for one male and one female basketball athlete.
6/XX/2024Champlain National Bank Scholarship$500 By nomination only, awarded by Champlain National Bank to a graduating senior who will be attending college and plans to study finance, economics, business or math.Finance, Economics, Business or Mathnone
7/1/2019AFL-CIO “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom” Scholarship50 @ $5,000Applicants must be dependent children or grandchildren (as defined by IRS regulations) of current or retired members of AFL-CIO unions from the U.S. and its territories. Applicants may also be union members themselves or a spouse of an eligible union member.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/1/2024AES Engineering$500 Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
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2/5/2024 Elks National Fountain Legacy Awards500 scholarshipsScholarship, leadership and financial need.Application This link will open in a new tab.

11/13/2023 Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student500 scholarshipsScholarship, leadership and financial need.Application This link will open in a new tab.
6/1/2020CSEA Local 8103 @ $1000To be eligible for this Scholarship a student To be eligible for this Scholarship a student must be the dependent (son, daughter, grandchild, step-son, step -daughter, niece, nephew) of the: Association of Clinton County School and Municipal Employees Local 810 CSEA.

To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be accepted in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or an accredited Vocational School Program post-graduation from high school.
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4/21/2023Northern New York Builders ExchangeVariesGPA of 85, College Major must be a Construction Related or have a parent or immediate family member of the NNYBE.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/1/2022UFirst Federal Credit Union 2020-2021 Statewide Scholarship ProgramThe amount varies.Student must be a member in good standing of a participating New York Credit Union.ApplicationThis link will open in a new tab.
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5/15/2023Joshua E. Gushlaw ScholarshipVariesScholarship in memory of Joshua E. Gushlaw. The following criteria will be utilized in the selection of the recipients of these scholarships:

  • Plan to major in Criminal Justice

  • Activate participation in school and community life/activities

  • Combined four year grade point average of 85% or above

  • Commitment to attend post secondary training or higher education

  • Leadership qualities and concern for others

  • Priority given to financial need

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5/1/2023"76" ScholarshipChildren of a member of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, or Ladies Auxiliary. Students must have been accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college. Trade school students may also apply. Student must show financial need.Application This link will open in a new tab.
2/20/2024Be The 1 To Make A Difference Scholarships2 @ $500Graduating High School Senior, Non-Traditional Student pursuing college or a trade school, or an individual pursuing employment thru a staffing agency/employment program whose employment requires a specific set of tools, equipment, clothing etc.Application This link will open in a new tab.
5/15/2024Mitch & Jamie Tarr Renaissance Scholarship2 @ $500 (one female and one male) for 2024
2 @ $1000 subsequent years
The primary Criteria for the award will be as follows:
a. Shall attend a 2 or 4 year college.
b. Four-year academic average of 80 or higher.
c. Must have earned a varsity letter in minimum of 2 sports at PHS.
d. Shall have exhibited good sportsmanship.
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2/05/2024NYSPHADA Scholarship$2500/$1000

A scholarship for high school seniors living in public or assisted housing at a NYSPHADA member agency.

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4/1/2024ARC Foundation Scholarship$1000

Be enrolled in a two-year, four-year, master level or adult certificate program in the human services field or has been accepted into such programs for the upcoming year.

3. Two letters of reference (one must be from current supervisor, teacher or counselor)

4. Proof of enrollment and/or acceptance into a human services/clinical or ARC-related certificate program (i.e. transportation, maintenance, business, HR-related)

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2/28/2022Bridging the Dream - SallieMae$10,000 High school seniors who are facing financial challenges may apply to win a $10,000 scholarship to help them attend college or a vocational-technical school. Application This link will open in a new tab.
3/15/2023Dottie Harvey Memorial Scholarship At least three $2,000 scholarships to Clinton County studentsThe Scholarship Committee considers several criteria, including but not limited to: scholarship, citizenship, personality, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness, patriotism, general worthiness, financial need, extracurricular activities and awards, and other relevant information.

This scholarship also involves an essay. Please see application for full details.
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