Senior Scholarships


Current 2016 Scholarships Available in Guidance 


The Community Foundations  Of The Hudson Valley offers many scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors and college students who plan on or are attending college. 

Use our Scholarship Search Tool or download and print our Eligibility Worksheet to determine which awards to select within the common application process, and any additional attachments (essays, specific letters of recommendation) you will need. 

Applications Available Online - Apply Here

Applications open: January 1, 2017

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2017

Encourage your students to apply!

Questions or need additional information?

Contact: 845-452-3077

Cristin McPeake, Director of Programs


American Society of Civil Engineers, Mohawk – Hudson Section

A 4-year, $1000 per year scholarship to a graduating senior who intends to enroll in an educational institution majoring in an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a BS degree in the field of Civil Engineering. Deadline is March 31, 2017.


Sons of the American Legion Squadron 429

$1000 awarded to a Rhinebeck HS senior. It is preferred that the applicants seek a career in the service industry through applied science, engineering or technical trades, but it is not a requirement. Must have a GPA of at least 75. Deadline is April 1, 2017.


James S. Barton Jr. Emerging Artist Fund

$1000-$4000 scholarships to any graduating senior or student applying to an accredited college or university who is pursuing a career in the field of either visual or performing art. Deadline is April 29, 2017.


Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Attend Dutchess Community College for two years tuition free if student is in the top 10% of their graduating class and has a HS diploma. Deadline is July 14, 2017.


Claudio Coppola Student Leadership Award

An annual award that seeks those students that embody the spirit of Claudio Coppola – leadership skills, selflessness, athletic, artistic and academic qualities. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.


Clifford A. Crispell Memorial Community Service Scholarship

$500 scholarship for graduating seniors. A 300-400 word essay entitled “The Importance of Community Service and How I Have Contributed”.  Submissions are to be emailed by Friday, April 28, 2017.


2017 CSEA Southern Region Scholarship

Available to seniors whose parents or guardians are current members of CSEA, working in the Southern Region territory. Deadline is April 22, 2017.


Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

$1000 scholarship to graduating young women who are interested in pursuing a career in Education. Deadline is April 1, 2017.


2017 Dutchess County Regional Chamber Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program

Applications are currently being accepted for a wide range of awards. Log onto to learn more and to apply online. Deadline is April 1, 2017.


Dutchess County Agricultural Society, Inc. $2000/year for up to 4 years for full time Dutchess County HS students seeking a degree in agriculture, horticulture or human ecology or a career related to agriculture or horticulture, and having a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Deadline is May 12, 2017.


Dutchess County Retired Teachers Association

$1250.00 to one graduating senior from Dutchess County who has an 80% average or higher, has a financial need and is pursuing a teaching career. Deadline is March 31, 2017.


Dutchess County RID The Jo Johnson Memorial Scholarship

A $500 scholarship to a Dutchess County high school senior for the best entry (utilizing any medium) that gets the “Don’t Drink And Drive” RID message out. Deadline is April 1, 2017.


Farm Credit East

Several $1500.00 scholarships are available to students pursuing careers in agriculture, commercial fishing, or the forest products industry. The application is available at Deadline April 5, 2017.


Walter H. & Kathryn T. Henning Memorial Scholarship

$2500.00 to a student in Rhinebeck or Red Hook who is pursuing a career in a health science related field such as pharmacology, nursing, medical doctor or veterinary medicine.   Deadline April 3, 2017.


Hudson River Heritage Founders’ Scholarship

$1000 to an eligible student who shows an interest in the study of history and related fields of architectural examination and preservation. Deadline is May 1, 2017.


Jewish Federation of Ulster County

$180.00 to a Jewish graduating high school senior whose acts or deeds have made a most significant contribution to our community. Deadline March 31, 2017.


Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie John Heilman Scholarship Award Program

$1000.00 award to a senior who demonstrates academic achievement, community service and financial need. Deadline May 5, 2017.


Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program

Annual scholarship program for college-bound high school and graduate students who are legally blind. Apply online  Deadline March 31st.


Barbara E. Melzer Theater Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship to a senior from Rhinebeck or Red Hook planning to attend a college or theatrical school to study Theater Arts.


Metta Callahan Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship to a Rhinebeck HS graduating senior who plans to attend higher education at a college or other institution including vocational or trade school. Applicant must submit an essay or video describing a time in their life when they were moved to take action on an issue.


Mid-Hudson Camerata Chorale

The 2017 Ted Greene Music Education Scholarship in the amount of $1000 to an area graduating senior committed to a college major in music or music education. See more information. Deadline is May 1, 2017.


Mid-Hudson Kennel Association

$500.00 scholarship awarded to a graduating student who is interested in pursuing a career in an animal related field. Deadline is May 15, 2017.


Nine Partners Lions Club

$250 scholarship to one area high school senior that is a resident of the Town of Clinton and is planning on furthering their formal education. Scholarship applications must be received by Nine Partners Lions Club by May 5, 2017.


Nursing Schools Almanac Aspiring Nurse Scholarship $1000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who demonstrates academic excellence in science and mathematics and a passion for nursing and the field of healthcare.  Apply at Deadline is June 30, 2017.


NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs, Inc. Up to ten (10) $1000 scholarships for HS seniors or college students who have been active in their local fairs or outdoor amusement business who intend to pursue or who are pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must download application from .  Deadline is April 14, 2017.


Steven E. Pinelli Memorial Scholarship

$1000 scholarship for a senior planning to attend college with a major in Food Service, Hospitality, Hotel Management or Dietetics. Applications due by April 27, 2017.


Rhinebeck Alumni Association

Two $4000 scholarships and two $1000 one-time scholarships to graduating Rhinebeck High School students who are well rounded, community minded, and hard working. Deadline is May 1, 2017.


Rhinebeck Community Scholarship Fund – (Formerly Dollars for Scholars)

Open to all students who plan to go on to postsecondary education. April 20, 2017 is the deadline.


Rhinebeck Lions Club Scholarship

$1000 scholarship awarded to a Rhinebeck or Red Hook High School senior pursuing a program with emphasis on sight, hearing, or other health related fields. Deadline is May 1, 2017.


Rhinecliff Volunteer Fire Company - Brian Butler Memorial Scholarship

$500 to a Rhinecliff or Rhinecliff Fire District resident, and member of the Rhinecliff Volunteer Fire Co. for at least one year. Deadline is May 01, 2017.


Rolling Thunder, Inc. Tony Schembri Memorial Scholarship

$500.00 to a senior who writes a 500 word essay on how and why the efforts and sacrifices of the American soldier/military veteran are so important. The essay should be centered on the ideas you have formed about the American soldier/military veteran, from either reading history or from the veterans you know personally as family or friends. Essays are due by April 1, 2017. 10 Scholarship programs that will give out One Million dollars to students in the 2016/17 school year. Download the newsletter at: 


TEG Federal Credit Union

Three $1000 scholarships to seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and community service throughout their high school careers. The scholarship will be awarded to students who are TEG members, or whose parents/guardians are members. Deadline is April 1, 2017.


Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation

(15) $2000 scholarships to graduates from Dutchess and other local counties with a 3.0 minimum GPA attending a college located in Ulster, Dutchess, or Orange Counties.  Deadline is March 31, 2017.


Elvalee Woodside Memorial Scholarship

$1000 scholarship to a senior planning to attend college and study Food Service, Hospitality, Hotel Management or Dietetics. Deadline is April 25, 2017.



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