•  Oyster Bay High School

    April 2021 Scholarship Newsletter

    INFORMATION ON ACCESSING FINANCIAL AID

    The information provided below will assist you in obtaining financial aid. Some colleges require that students complete financial aid applications before they may qualify for scholarships. The main way for students to secure money and qualify for scholarships for college is by applying for financial aid. The FSA ID is a secure username and password that you will use to log into the FAFSA. You may create your FSA ID any time prior to starting the financial aid application. Visit: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm  to create your FSA ID. If you don't have one by the time you fill out your FAFSA, you will be prompted to apply for one. You may apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form at www.fafsa.ed.gov and the New York State TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) form online beginning on October 1st of your senior year. New York State (NYS) Residents attending NYS schools will have the option to link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. If you exited the FAFSA before selecting this option, you can complete the application after NYS HESC (New York State Higher Education Services Corporation) receives your FAFSA data (three days). HESC will send you an email or postcard notifying you to complete the TAP application online. If you did not select the FAFSA link to TAP at the end of the FAFSA application, you may visit the TAP web page at www.hesc.ny.gov.

     *If you would like to obtain a financial aid estimate, you may visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate

    SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

    Please be aware that scholarship scams exist.  We do not recommend that you use your own money for a scholarship program.

    You can find scholarships through:

    • Checking the website of the college/s you hope to attend. Visit college websites and look under the Financial Aid/Scholarship section to find scholarship opportunities.
    • Use scholarship search engines. A list of websites is provided in this bulletin.
    • Ask family members to find out if the companies they work for provide scholarships/monetary awards.

     

     SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES:

    http://www.fastweb.com/

    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

    http://www.scholarships.com/

    http://scholarshipguidance.com/

    http://www.studentscholarships.org/

    http://www.highfivescholarships.com/

    http://www.finaid.org/

    http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/

    https://www.raise.me/ : (*Please be mindful of the individual deadlines for each college that participates)

     

     SCHOLARSHIPS

    *Deadline dates given are the DUE dates, so you will need to obtain the application and/or supplemental materials ahead of time.  If you need a letter of recommendation, transcripts, etc. as part of the scholarship application, be sure to allow time for the processing of these materials. 

    Scholarship

    Award

    Information/ Requirements/Website

    Deadline

    Adventureland’s Vivian & Tony Gentile Scholarship

    $2,500

    Eligible applicants must currently attend a school on Long Island and be in their senior year of high school. They must also be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2021 as a full-time student and, be attending a college or university on Long Island to be considered for this award. Visit: http://www.helpinghandsli.org/tony-gentile-memorial-scholarship-fund/

    6/18/21

    Adventureland’s Sachem Dental Group Endowment

    $2,500

    Eligible applicants must currently attend a school on Long Island and be in their senior year of high school. They must be entering their freshman year of college at a college or university on Long Island in the fall of 2021. They must be enrolling as a full-time student studying in the fields of biology, chemistry, pre-med/pre-dental, or another associated medical profession. Visit: http://www.helpinghandsli.org/tony-gentile-memorial-scholarship-fund/

    6/18/21

    AMVETS North Shore Veterans Memorial Post 21 Scholarship

    TBD

    Awarded each year to an Oyster Bay High School student who demonstrates record of work-related excellence, service to the school and community, and academic achievement. To view and download the application, click here. Completed applications must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/hkchYzkN6n6snm4MA

    4/15/21

    The Angelo R. Abbate Scholarship

    $3,500

    This scholarship was established by Angelo R. Abbate, a 1948 graduate of Oyster Bay High School. Through this scholarship, he acknowledges the quality education he received as a student at OBHS, and his love for Art and Design. It encourages creative studies in college and beyond. Students interested in applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria: be a graduating senior from OBHS, enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a part-time or full-time student in an accredited institution (proof of college acceptance required), plans to pursue a degree in the visual arts, art education, art therapy, landscape design, or landscape architecture, possess financial need and creative merit, demonstrated artistic talent, provide a 100-word career statement describing his/her inspiration, creative process and challenges. Included in this statement should be art related interests for the future. Career statements must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/d2DfzXhVHUWkRSyBA

    4/15/21

    Appliance World Community Service Scholarship

    $500

    Appliance World is offering a $500 scholarship to an OBHS college bound senior who has demonstrated outstanding community service to others at the local, state, and/or national level. In 750 words or less, discuss which community service activities you have participated in, which activity meant the most to you and why, as well as what sort of community service plans you have for the future. Please describe why you could benefit from this scholarship as well as any other information that would describe your character. Essays MUST be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/tGDMX7DS58r2VR326

    4/15/21

    The Baha’I Race Unity Award

    TBD

    Students will be asked to write a 250-500-word essay answering the following question: If you had an opportunity to make a difference in the world, what would it be and how would you proceed? To view and download the application, click here. All applications must be submitted to the submission link below by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/DYgLzkPDGyMAwpEE8

    4/15/21

    Bayville-Centre Island Rotary Club TBD This scholarship is open to any graduating senior whose residence is either in the Inc. Village of Bayville or the Inc. Village of Centre Island. While academic achievement is important, the Rotary Club is most interested in service, be it community, school, or other. To view and download the application, click here

    4/30/21*Must be received by deadline*

    The Brooke Jackman Memorial Scholarships

    TBD

    Brooke Jackman was an OBHS alum who lost her life on September 11th at the age of 23. Brooke left an amazing legacy: a deep love of reading and a profound interest in helping children.  If you would like to be considered for the scholarships that honor her, please submit your resume to the OBHS Counseling office by the deadline. While not a requirement, please be sure to highlight if you have taken part in the Brooke Jackman 5K Race for Literacy in the past as either a runner or a volunteer

    4/15/21

    The Camilla G. Belser Memorial Scholarship

    $5,000 (Spread over 2 years)

    The Camilla G. Belser Memorial Scholarship offers up to $5,000 spread over 2 years to a student who will be attending Nassau or Suffolk Community College. Other accredited two-year colleges will be considered. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a graduating high school senior residing in Nassau or Suffolk County
    • Been accepted to Nassau or Suffolk Community College (Other accredited two-year colleges will be considered)
    • Demonstrate financial need; a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and parent/guardian’s most recent 1040 (first 2 pages only) must be submitted with the application.

    All applications must be sent via email or mail and received by the deadline. Visit: https://www.unitedwayli.org/sites/unitedwayli.org/files/2021%20Belser%20Scholarship%20Application%20-%20Final.pdf

    4/28/21 by 5pm

    D.R.E.A.M.S. for Youth Scholarship – United Way of Long Island

    Varies

    Academic Scholarship: Up to $5,000, the academic scholarship award assists 12th grade students who need financial assistance in order to advance their education. Academic awards are designed to assist with the cost of tuition to vocational schools, or colleges and universities as well as to assist with the cost of books and supplies. Enrichment Scholarship: Up to $2,500, the enrichment scholarship is intended for youth who participate in activities that inspire creativity and enhance learning. The scholarship award helps 7th – 12th grade students who demonstrate financial need to achieve their dreams. All applications must be sent via email or mail and received by the deadline. Visit: https://www.unitedwayli.org/sites/unitedwayli.org/files/2021%20DREAMS%20Application.pdf

    4/28/21 by 5pm

    The Huntington Arts Council Scholarships

    $1,000 each

    The Huntington Arts Council is proud to offer 2 scholarships in dance. Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship: The Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for dance is a competitive scholarship for Nassau and Suffolk county high school graduating seniors who are considering furthering their education in dance. Rea Jacobs Scholarship: The Rea Jacobs Scholarship for dance is a competitive scholarship for Nassau and Suffolk county high school graduating seniors who are pursuing a four-year college degree with a major or minor in dance. Visit: https://www.huntingtonarts.org/programs/arts-in-education/scholarship-programs/

    5/3/21

    International Virtual Learning Academy $1,000 Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, be a US resident, be accepted to an accredited US University, Community College, or Trade School, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and submit a 300–500-word essay answering the following prompt: What was the most significant takeaway you believe students learned about online education during the coronavirus pandemic? Visit: https://internationalvla.com/submit-scholarship-application/ 6/1/2021
    Irish Americans in Government TBD Applicants must be graduating high school seniors of Irish-American ancestry and must complete each question on the application. Applicants must also provide a copy of a school transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and 2 essays. One essay must describe activities in which you have taken part and which are the most significant to you, and state why. Include also what impact your heritage has had on your life and describe any community activities and volunteer service in which you have been involved. The second essay must be on the topic, “The Significance of the Easter 1916 Uprising and its Lessons for America.” Each essay should not exceed 750 words. To view and download the application, click here.

    5/1/21

    *Must be received by deadline

    Island Federal Credit Union Scholarship

    Varies

    Island Federal is offering three $10,000 and eight $2,500 scholarships to qualifying seniors who live and attend school on Long Island. In addition, students must hold an Island checking/debit account at the time of entry (a no-cost requirement that can be opened at any branch.) Visit: https://www.islandfcu.org/Island-Scholarship.aspx

    4/16/21

    Italian-Americans in Government – Alfred F. Samenga Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    $2,500

    The Italian Americans in Government (IAIG) is proud to announce their annual scholarship, available to students of Italian heritage graduating high school in Nassau or Suffolk county in 2021. Two scholarships will be awarded each worth $2,500. A membership application/renewal form for the IAIG can be accessed here. To view and download the scholarship application, click here.

    7/18/21

    Italian-Americans in Government – Vito A. Competiello Memorial Scholarship

    $1,000

    The Competiello family is proud to announce their annual scholarship, through the Italian Americans in Government (IAIG), available to students of Italian heritage pursuing a higher education. This scholarship is offered in memory of their loving father and grandfather, who always encouraged his children and grandchildren to pursue their dreams and education. A membership application/renewal form for the IAIG can be accessed here. To view and download the scholarship application, click here.

    7/18/21

    The Jackie Trezza Memorial Scholarship

    TBD

    This scholarship is for any senior who plans to have a career in education. An essay on “Why Education?” is required. Essays MUST be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/qs2bBfekxSEz6yfW8

    4/15/21

    Jovia’s Family Scholarship

    $3,000

    Eligible high school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of a 90 or higher, completed 50 hours of community service, be a participant of 3 extracurricular activities and/or sports, and be a Jovia member (an account can be opened with a simple $5 deposit). Visit: https://www.joviafinancial.com/in-the-community/scholarships/family-scholarship-application

    5/1/21

    The Julie Peierls Scholarship

    $1,000

    Applicants must be a Long Island resident who plans to pursue a career in the professional theatre and will be continuing his/her theatrical education on a college (a major in theatre or musical theatre) or conservatory level. Students will be required to submit a completed application as well as participate in an audition and an interview. Visit: https://theatrethree.com/peierlsscholarship.html

    6/1/21

    LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

    TBD

    Applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college or university in the US, identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be actively and substantially involved in community service. Visit: https://leaguefoundation.org/faq/scholarships/

    4/15/21

    The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying Scholarship

    $5,000

    Applicants must be a current graduating senior in either a public or private high school on Long Island (Nassau or Suffolk County). Applicants must write an essay, no more than 500 words, on the following prompt: Identify and explain why the need for anti-bullying strategies is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit: https://www.licab.org/scholarship

    4/16/21

    LI Hellcats Champion of Character Scholarship

    $300

    Available to any OBHS senior baseball or softball player. Two scholarships will be awarded- one for baseball and one for softball. Applicants should describe in 200 words or less a circumstance where they have shown extraordinary character as it relates to a softball or baseball experience. The applicant’s name, address, and phone number should be included on the lower right hand of the paper submitted. Applications should be typed, 14-font, double spaced, and mailed by the deadline to:

    Jason Cox, LI Hellcats Administrative Director, PO BOX 4, East Norwich, NY 11732

     

     5/7/21

    The Matinecock Masonic Historical Society Scholarship

    TBD

    An essay on, why did Theodore Roosevelt think Oyster Bay was so special? is required. Essays must be at least 1500 words. Applicants must also provide a college acceptance letter for the 2020 term. Applications must be mailed to the following address by the deadline:

    Matinecock Masonic Historical Society, 14 W. Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

     

    4/15/21

    The Matinecock Masonic Lodge of Oyster Bay – John Lewis Memorial Scholarship

    $1,000

    The Matinecock Masonic Lodge of Oyster Bay’s John Lewis Memorial Scholarship is given to an Oyster Bay High School Senior who will be continuing their study of music in college. Any interested students are asked to fill out a form describing their college plans as well as their musical involvement during their time in the district, as well as submit a copy of their most recent NYSSMA form and two letters of recommendations. To view and download the application, click here. All application materials should be submitted to Mr. Femino, Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts, by the deadline.

    4/23/21

    North Country Garden Club of Long Island - Virginia W. Smith Scholarship

    $2,500

    This scholarship is available to high school seniors interested in furthering their education at the college level in horticulture, environmental, or conservation studies. To be considered, students must complete all parts on the application. A personal interview will be required. Visit: https://ncgc.org/scholarship/criteria//

    4/30/21

    NYSIR Student Scholarships

    Varies ($3,000 -$5,000)

    The New York Schools Insurance Foundation and the Board of Governors of the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal will be offering 3 scholarships to college bound students:

    The Cristin Ann Bambino Scholarship: Awarded to a special education student

    The Paul Jensen Scholarship: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated an inspired imagination and creative aesthetic during high school

    The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship: Awarded to a student from a NYSIR subscriber district who plans to attend college in NYS. Student should be able to demonstrate a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, and relief of human suffering or other humanitarian activity. Visit: https://www.nysir.org/page/2021-scholarshipapplication

    4/23/21

    The OBENAR Memorial Scholarships

    TBD

    The OBENAR Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to up to four OBHS graduating seniors. Applicants must be seniors that have had a relative/friend/coworker (someone they know) who has been directly impacted by 9/11. Write an essay explaining your experience. All essays must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/Yqa6WAb4RU1tTfuR8

    4/15/21

    OBENTA Academic Scholarship

    TBD

    To apply, students must complete the application, submit their resume, and an essay (no more than 1 page) on the following essay prompt: Which class, during your time at Oyster Bay High School, was most influential to your education? Why? To view and download the application, click here. All application materials must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/wiJn4bRLMYRisGvKA

    4/9/21

    OBENTA Art Scholarship

    TBD

    To apply, students must complete the application, submit their resume, and an essay (no more than 1 page) on the following essay prompt: How has your study in the field of art shaped your view of the world? To view and download the application, click here. All application materials must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/Ci83Mheeh8UbzAke7

    4/9/21

    OBENTA Athletic Scholarship

    TBD

    To apply, students must complete the application, submit their resume, and an essay (no more than 1 page) on the following essay prompt: What lessons from the playing field have you taken and applied to you everyday life? To view and download the application, click here. All application materials must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/whEA6R6TK6A2YNm67

    4/9/21

    OBENTA Music Scholarship

    TBD

    To apply, students must complete the application, submit their resume, and an essay (no more than 1 page) on the following essay prompt: How has your study of music changed you as a person? What have you gotten out of your study of music? To view and download the application, click here. All application materials must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/8d1PtfEcxh7SqTuf7

    4/9/21

    Oyster Bay High School Senior Class Scholarship

    TBD

    Imagine yourself preparing for your ten-year high school reunion. Write a one page essay reflecting upon the memories or experiences that have stayed with you after all these years. Essentially, what was the best part of high school? How did Oyster Bay High School help shape you into the person you are today? Completed applications must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/nfu5RH8tbJPpnFej7

    4/15/21

    The Oyster Bay Lions Club Community Service Scholarship

    TBD

    The Oyster Bay Lions Club is providing a scholarship opportunity for all graduating seniors. An essay is required. Completed applications must be mailed to the following address by the deadline:

    Oyster Bay Lions Club

    P.O. Box 251

    Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    To view and download the application, click here

    4/15/21

    The Robert and Betty Martin Scholarship

    TBD

    This scholarship was established to celebrate the spirit of community service and determination displayed by long time Oyster Bay residents Robert and Betty Martin. Robert Martin was a champion of change within the Oyster Bay community, where he also served Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce for many years. This scholarship honors Robert and Betty by aiding goal-oriented, hard-working high school students as they graduate and move toward higher education or military service. While academic achievement will be considered in the awarding of the scholarship, the student’s record of community service and putting others before themselves will be essential factors in determining the award recipient each year.  Eligible candidates will be graduating high school seniors who reside in Oyster Bay-East Norwich and intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university or intend to join the military. The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to review all applications based on merit and equal consideration will be given to students who demonstrate strength in areas other than that of academics.  Students must have at least a 3.0 average and a strong community service record to apply for the scholarship.  To view and download the application, click here. All application materials must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/pq882oT5d38d8ggc7

    4/15/21

    Sal Pipitone Scholarship

    TBD

    Eligible students are those who are or were ENL students at any point during grades 7-12 and have been accepted to and plan to attend college in the fall after graduation. For more information, click here. A written recommendation from someone other than an ENL teacher must be emailed to Dr. Bel at mbel@obenschools.org by the teacher, NOT the student. All other application materials must be submitted to the submission link by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/2xqCKqc8pEiXqmCS8

    4/15/21

    The Sandy & Art Mager Social Justice Scholarship Fund

    TBD

    This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Oyster Bay High School who is pursuing post-secondary education. The successful candidate will have shown a commitment in word and action to creating a more just and peaceful school, community, and world. Priority will be given to graduates with greater financial need. Students are asked to write a short essay describing their beliefs and the specific steps they have taken to act on those beliefs. The selection committee is requested to consider what they know of the student’s activities, recognizing that standing up for social justice may involve challenging rules and authority. All applications must be submitted to the submission link below by the deadline. Submission link: https://forms.gle/ga1idBavfYhYGFWn9

    4/15/21

    The Student-View Scholarship Program

    Varies

    This scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. To apply, students will complete a 15-25-minute survey about local colleges. Visit: http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

    4/22/21

     

    NEW YORK STATE SCHOLARSHIP INFO

    *Some New York State scholarships may require that certain conditions be met or have a service component. 

    Visit HESC for information on scholarships and grants for New York State students:  https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid.html

    Below is a link where you can access all of the State University of New York (SUNY) college and university scholarship web pages: http://www.suny.edu/scholarships

    Below is a link where you can access of the City University of New York (CUNY) college and university scholarship web pages: http://www.cuny.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships.html

    Scholarships for Academic Excellence: Pending the appropriation of State funds each year, New York State awards Scholarships for Academic Excellence.  OBHS determines its nominees using the guidelines provided by the New York State Education Department's Scholarships and Grants Administration Unit (Method A: Regents test scores): https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-scholarships-for-academic-excellence.html

    New York State, HESC Scholarships: Descriptions on each NYS scholarship including criteria can be viewed by visiting:  https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid.html

    Excelsior Scholarship: The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship.html

    Enhanced Tuition Awards: This program enables students attending private not-for-profit colleges to receive financial assistance to complete their college degree: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/enhanced-tuition-awards.html

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Counseling Center Staff at:

    Phone: (516) 624-6526

    Sabrina Meehan          SMeehan@obenschools.org

    Deanna Cali                DCali@obenschools.org

    Rebecca Lieberman     RLieberman@obenschools.org