One type of financial aid is offered in the form of scholarships. Scholarships are FREE money that does not have to be paid back! Scholarships and awards are offered by many community groups and organizations as well as individual colleges so you should check out all resources.

Going Merry

What is Going Merry? It is a free scholarship search and application platform that allows students to find and apply for scholarships faster. On Going Merry, students are matched with eligible scholarships and then apply directly from the website. Applications are auto-filled with any information students have already provided. Students can also apply to multiple scholarships with one application form and request documents like letters of transcript, right on the platform. They also even have mobile apps on iOS and Android.

LendEDU Scholarship Search

LendEDU was founded in 2014 with the mission to empower consumers to make educated and informed decisions by providing free financial resources and unbiased advice. Some points covered in the guide are: different types of scholarships available, applying for scholarships, essay tips, letters of recommendation tips, and spotting scholarship scams.

The following list includes a small number of scholarships available and is only intended to give an idea of what is available locally and via the Internet. Refer to our financial aid page for more links to scholarship searches. Scholarships are for college-bound high school seniors unless otherwise specified.

Please take note of the deadline since it may be last years deadline. Deadlines are updated as current applications are received.

College Raptor Scholarship

Students must be residents of the United States, be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).
Apply online at: Amount: $2,500
Deadline: September 30, 2023

Cappex Scholarship

Recipient must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior and be active in the community through volunteer or extracurricular activities.
Apply online at: scholarship scholarship.php Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 30, 2023

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Awarded nationally to well-rounded students demonstrating strong leadership, commitment to the community, academic achievement, and/or work experience. This is an achievement-based program and applicants must have a GPA of 85 or higher.
Apply online at: Amount: 50-$20,000 & 200-$10,000
Deadline: October 02, 2023

AES Engineering Scholarship

Based on an essay on a specific topic. Applicants do not need to major in engineering to qualify.
Apply online at: Amount: $500
Deadline: October 08, 2023

Wendy's High School Heisman Award

Senior athletes with at least an 85 average are invited to apply. This award honors male and female athletes who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership. The on-line nomination form must be completed by the student and reviewed by a high school official.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline: October 17, 2023

Elks Most Valuable Student

Any senior may apply. This is extremely competitive!
Apply online at: Amount: $4,000-$50,000 per year
Deadline: November 13, 2023

National Honor Society

This award is for senior National Honor Society members in good standing that model the four pillars of NHS.
Apply online at: Amount: 375 - $2,325 (semifinalists)
Deadline: November 30, 2023

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships

Eligible students must be innovative and highly creative high school or college students. Essay submission is required.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 01, 2023

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship

Recipient must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.
Apply online at: scrubs collection scholarship scholarship.php Amount: $1000
Deadline: December 15, 2023

The Joshua Gibson Award

The applicant must currently be a high school senior expected to enroll in an accredited US college or university and must submit an essay on the topic: How difficult has it been to finance your college education to this point?
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2023

Thiel Fellowship

Student who is interested in building new things. Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011. The Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program that offers 20-30 fellowships in the value of $100,000 over a two year period.
Apply online at: Amount: $100,000
Deadline: December 31, 2023

The Beauty & Wellness Scholarship

The student must be a female who is a graduating high school senior or current college undergraduate in a 2-year, 4-year or technical/vocational school and a US citizen. Open to students of all GPAs and disciplines.
Apply online at: Amount: $500
Deadline: January 01, 2024

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must: be a graduating, minority high school senior, be a United States citizen, present evidence of financial need, demonstrate a record of academic excellence, demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service, submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year*
Apply online at: Amount: up to $30,000 over four years
Deadline: January 10, 2024

FFA Scholarships

The National FFA organization awards a number of scholarships each year. Applications can be obtained from the FFA advisor,, or the guidance office.
Apply online at: Amount: Varying amounts
Deadline: January 11, 2024

Washington Crossing Foundation

Seniors planning careers in government service are eligible for these awards.
Apply online at: Amount: $500 - $5,000
Deadline: January 15, 2024

Union Plus

Renewable for up to four years. For children or dependent grandchildren of union members.
Apply online at: Amount: $500-$4,000
Deadline: January 31, 2024

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Award based on achievement in school and the community. There are several award categories of varying amounts. Applicants do not need to be a DAR member.
Apply online at: Amount: Varying amounts
Deadline: January 31, 2024

SAE Engineering Scholarships

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) offers a number of scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the field of engineering and related sciences.
Apply online at: Amount: $400 to full tuition
Deadline: February 29, 2024

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

This award supports the children of warriors. Candidates for this award must be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion listed on the website.
Apply online at: Amount: $2,500-$3,500
Deadline: March 01, 2024

Young Women in Public Affairs

A female student who shows active commitment to volunteerism and has experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership.
Apply online at: Application: Zonta International YWPA Application 2024.pdfAmount: $1,500
Deadline: March 01, 2024

Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award

Nominees must be high school juniors or seniors. This award is presented to students with outstanding community service in up to three community projects; academic achievement is NOT a factor in selecting a winner. those applying need to discuss 3 different projects. In the past, our club has required UP TO THREE PROJECTS (meaning the kids could describe one project or two and still be eligible for the award.) It now needs to be three distinct projects. For those who can meet the eligibility requirements, I’d like to stress that they should include any data that supports the work they have done (pictures, news articles, letters received from recipients, letters of support from organizations that they’ve helped, etc.)
Apply online at: Application: Jean-M-Coon-Updated-112123.pdfAmount: $1000
Deadline: March 01, 2024

Emerging Hero Scholarship

Must be a high school senior or a home school senior in Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence county. You have aspirations of becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, 9-1-1 Dispatcher, or Corrections Officer.
Apply online at: Application: PWC EHS Application Form (2).pdfAmount: $500
Deadline: March 01, 2024

Air & Wasted Management 2024 Scholarship

High School graduates entering college in the fall of 2024 or current college students enrolling in an enviromental related field.
Application: 2024 AWMA Scholarship App Form.pdfAmount: $1,500
Deadline: March 01, 2024

The Hagan Scholarship

Eligible students must have a 3.5 cumulative average and enroll in an eligible four-year college or university (list of participating colleges is on-line) and must maintain a four-year or less graduation schedule. The student must work 240 hours from January 1, 2024 until commencement of the 2024 fall semester. There is a financial criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply. Flyers in the Guidance Office and attached.
Apply online at: Application: The Hagan Scholarship_0001.pdfAmount: Up to $7500 per Semester
Deadline: March 01, 2024

Horatio Alger Scholarship for HS Juniors

Now open to juniors only!
Apply online at: Amount: varies
Deadline: March 14, 2024

Louie Family Foundation Scholarships

Students with a GPA between 3.7 and 4.0 and a minimum SAT score of 1300 or a minimum ACT score of 27. Student should also be a freshman at an accredited college or university in 2021-2022.
Apply online at: Amount: $4,000 - 25 Awards
Deadline: March 14, 2024

Nichole Davis

Nichole Davis went through life with the daily challenge of Cystic Fibrosis, but was always able to wear a smile on her face. This scholarship is in honor of Nichole and her belief that "her dreams were endless because her wings could take her anywhere". All seniors may apply. This award is targeted toward students who have overcome an obstacle in life and have positively changed because of another person's influence.
Application: Nichole Davis Scholarship 2024_0001.pdfAmount: not specified
Deadline: March 24, 2024

St. Lawrence County Trappers' Association

This scholarship will be awarded to a senior in St. Lawrence County who will attend college in a natural resource management curriculum. Please return your completed scholarship application directly to the High School Guidance Office. It will be forwarded to the SLC Trappers Association.
Application: 2024 St Lawrence County Trappers Association Scholarship Application_0001.pdfAmount: 2 Awards of $500
Deadline: March 31, 2024

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium

Scholarship Applicants must attend an accredited automotive technical program.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2024


Student must have an academic average of 90 or more and member of the graduating class of 2024, studying in the most rigorous courses, and will be furthering their education in the business or professional field such as teaching, engineering etc.)
Application: St. Lawrence County Supervisors' Association Scholarship Application 2024.pdfAmount: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2024

The Goldenaires Scholarship 2023

Senior must demonstrate a high level of participation in vocal and/or instrumental music; must display good citizenship and leadership qualities; and show a genuine concern for the school community, as well as the community at large.
Application: Goldenaires Award Program 2023.pdfAmount: Varies
Deadline: April 01, 2023

Society of American Military Engineers

These scholarships are available to all students, notwithstanding the student's chosen college, military affiliation or financial need.
Application: Society of American Military Engineers Fort Drum Post Scholarship Application 2023_0001.pdfAmount: varies
Deadline: April 14, 2023

Northern New York Builders Exchange, Inc. Lanny Roberts Scholarship 2023

Students must have a GPA of 85 and applicant must be planning a construction related major.
Application: Northern New York Builders Exchange, Inc. 2023_0001.pdfAmount: varies
Deadline: April 21, 2023

North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Academic Award

Awards are for any senior or current college student with at least one given to a student entering the field of education.
Application: NCGG Scholarship 23 .pdfAmount: $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2023

Ed Woolston Memorial Northern Zone NYSAHPERD Phys Ed or Health

The Northern Zone of NYSAHPERD is proud of their commitment to the wellness of our north country students to include prioritizing the higher education of quality physical education and health teachers. In so much, they are offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving area senior pursuing a career in education with a physical education or health major.
Application: Ed Woolston Northern Zone Scholarship 2023.pdfAmount: $500.00
Deadline: April 30, 2023

North Country Goes Green Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Career & Technical Education Scholarship: • One (1) scholarship in the amount of $2000 • Student attending a technical program.
Application: NCGG Scholarship 23 .pdfAmount: $2000
Deadline: April 30, 2023

Gouverneur Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate who has successfully completed at least one semester of college and reside in the Gouverneur Hospital service area.
Application: Hospital Aux - Scholarship Application 2023.pdfAmount: varies
Deadline: April 30, 2023

Mattress Nerd Sustainability Scholarship

We’d love to hear from more students with a dedication to sustainability and conscientious buying so we can build on our own knowledge and be a contributor to offering an insight on how people can live more environmentally friendly. The best essay will be awarded with a $1000 scholarship for their contribution to this important cause.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 01, 2024

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America holds a yearly teen scholarship essay contest which asks high school seniors who have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease to write about their experience and how it impacted their lives. In 2018, AFA awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to contest winners, including a $5,000 grand prize.
Apply online at: Amount: $5,000 grand award, plus additional varied amounts
Deadline: April 01, 2024

United Helpers Helen S. Randles

Awarded to a senior pursuing a degree in nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, dietitians, clinical psychology, and Physician Assistants.
Application: Society of the United Helpers Scholarship Helen Randles 24_0001.pdfAmount: 3-$750
Deadline: April 02, 2024

Roger Favro & Bob Camp Memorial (St. Lawrence County Magistrates Association)

Awards will be given to seniors with a GPA of 85 or above that will attend college in a law related field.
Application: St. Lawrence County Magistrates Association Roger Favro & Bob Camp Memorial Scholarship 2024_0001.pdfAmount: 2-$500
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Future Technician Scholarships for High School Seniors

We would like to share an exciting opportunity for high school seniors interested in a future in the heavy-duty truck industry. The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations (ATA) has several scholarship opportunities for those seniors who want to further their education.
Apply online at: Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Upstate NY Senior and Student-View Scholarships

One applications for both scholarships - for high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year colleges, community college or tech career school.
Apply online at: Amount: varies $500-$5,000
Deadline: April 23, 2024

Donald DeVirgeles Memorial Scholarship 2024

Student must a GPA of 2.7 or greater and and have been accepted at a 2 or 4 year college.
Application: Donald DeVirgeles Memorial Adirondack Federal Credit Union 2024 Scholarship.pdfAmount: $500 to $1000
Deadline: April 24, 2024

Helen Ann Horvath Nursing Scholarship

In memory of Helen Ann Horvath, School Nurse, Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior, male or female, residing in St. Lawrence County who is pursuing training in the field of nursing.
Application: Zonta Club of Canton Helen Ann Horvath Nursing Scholarship 24 25.pdfAmount: $500
Deadline: April 30, 2024

Canton Zonta Club Members' Memorial Scholarship 24 25

Scholarship is a professional women's organization dedicated to community service and the development f women through leadership and professional growth.
Application: Zonta Club of Canton Members' Memorial Scholarship 24 25.pdfAmount: $600
Deadline: April 30, 2024

Zonta Putman-Pitts Scholarship

This award is for a senior with a distinguished academic record.
Application: Putnam Pitts Scholarship 24 25 Application Form.pdfAmount: $600
Deadline: April 30, 2024

Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union 2023

Senior must have a GPA of at least 2.7 and be admitted into a 2 or 4 year college. An essay is required.
Application: Adirondack Regional FCU Donald Devirgeles Memorial Scholarship 23_0001.pdfAmount: $500 - $1000
Deadline: May 01, 2023

Epilepsy Foundation Northeastern New York

Students currently being treated for epilepsy and have plans to continue their education.
Application: Epilepsy Foundation Northeastern New York 2023_0001.pdfAmount: $500-$1000
Deadline: May 05, 2023

Key Club Scholarship Award

The Gouverneur Kiwanis Club is the parent organization of the Gouverneur Key Club. The foundation of both organizations is public service. With that in mind, the Kiwanis Club will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to the graduating Key Club member who was an active member at any time during their high school career and demonstrated substantial effort and accomplishment in community service. The recipient chosen will have maintained an accumulative B average or higher, and will be required to provide proof of acceptance in a minimum two-year accredited program.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 19, 2023

Kiwanis Club of Gouverneur CTE Award 2023

The “Kiwanis Club of Gouverneur CTE Award” will be granted to a deserving student from any of the component districts attending Southwest Technical Center, who demonstrates service to his/her community. The student need not be pursuing post-secondary training or education, but his/her dedication to the local community should be demonstrated. Additionally, the recipient will demonstrate strong performance in his/her Career & Technical Education program.
Apply online at: Amount: $500
Deadline: May 19, 2023

Kiwanis Club of Gouverneur 2023

The Kiwanis Club of Gouverneur will be awarding a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 to a graduate of GHS during the graduation ceremony in June 2023. The award will be made to a deserving student who intends to pursue further education that involves a career aligned to public or community service.
Apply online at: Amount: $500
Deadline: May 19, 2023

Retired Educators of New York 2023 Scholarship

Any high school senior pursuing a career in the teaching profession is eligible.
Application: RENY Scholarship 2023 Application.pdfAmount: $400
Deadline: May 19, 2023

Northern New York Builders Exchange 2021 Lanny Miller Scholarship

This scholarship is for seniors planning to enter a construction related field. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 85 and be planning to attend college with a construction related major.
Application: Northern New York Builders Exchange Scholarship 2022_0001.pdfAmount: Varying amounts
Deadline: May 20, 2023

PB & J Scholarship

Current high school senior who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Any senior who has experienced personal challenges that may have hindered them from performing academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.
Application: PB & J Scholarship for HS Seniors_0001.pdfAmount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2023

Seacomm Shirley J. Eagles Scholarship 2024

Students must be college-bound with a GPA of 85 or above and provide the scholarship committee with proof of enrollment at the college/university named on your application.
Application: SeaComm Scholarship App 2024.pdfAmount: $500
Deadline: May 03, 2024

Jules of Life Foundation

The award will be given to a senior in St. Lawrence County to help that student achieve their dreams and goals.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,000/year
Deadline: May 05, 2024

Faye S. Hopper Scholarship Award

The student to be honored with this scholarship award must demonstrate a commitment to musical excellence and have shared this gift with the school and community. Please turn in completed applications to the High School Guidance Office.
Application: Faye S Hopper Scholarship Award_0001.pdfAmount: $500
Deadline: May 06, 2024

Aging Matters Scholarship

A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a student who intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to them.
Apply online at: Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 15, 2024

Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship for Catholic seniors in high school who are seeking financial assistance in pursuing college studies at a Catholic college or university.
Application: Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship.pdfAmount: not listed
Deadline: June 01, 2024

Big Sun Athletics

This award is for a senior athlete and is based on an essay.
Apply online at: Amount: $500
Deadline: June 19, 2024

Other Scholarships

Air Force Academy Scholarships

The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. An Academy education is valued at more than $416,000, yet there is no cost to cadets. What is required in return is a commitment to serve as an officer in the Air Force. The length of commitment depends on your career path and other, such as graduate or medical school, that may extend it. Applying to the United States Air Force Academy is considerably more involved than applying to a typical college or university. For more information visit:

Elks Emergency Grants

These grants are for any student who will attend college or is currently attending college that has a disabled parent that is a member of the Elks. This grant is also available for a student whose parents was n Elk at the time of death. This grant, for up to $4,000 a year, is NOT an academic scholarship and can be renewed each year of college attendance. Deadline: on-going.

The Excelsior Scholarship

Student must be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term and have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less. See scholarship link for additional requirements and deadline information.
Apply online at: NYS Excelsior Scholarship Information
Amount: up to $5,500
Deadline: Each July

Firemen's Association HELP Tuition Reimbursement Program

Firemen's Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan is a tuition reimbursement program for students attending community colleges up to 80 credit hours. Courses in any area can be taken. Student volunteers are eligible to have up to 100% of their tuition paid to them in exchange for fulfilling specific requirements with a volunteer fire department. This incentive is being offered to help address a shortage of members with New York Volunteer Fire Departments. For more information on how to take advantage of this exciting opportunity go to

HESC Grants, Scholarships, and Loan Program

Northern New York Community Foundation

A variety of scholarships offered to St. Lawrence County students. Check out the list of their scholarships at
NNYCF would prefer that you fill out applications online. The NNYCF STEM scholarship deadline is now June 1.


With high costs of attending college, more and more students are considering Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs to help pay for college. ROTC is a college program offered at over 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States. ROTC prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the military after graduation. As detailed below, each service branch has its own take on ROTC and ROTC scholarships. The Coast Guard does not have ROTC program.
Air Force ROTC
Marine Corp ROTC

Clarkson Army ROTC
For more information contact Scott Toth, Enrollment Office, Clarkson University Army ROTC at or call (315) 265-2180.

Clarkson Air Force ROTC
For more information contact Scott Toth, Enrollment Office, Clarkson University Army ROTC at or call 315-268-7989.

St. Lawrence University - Fort Drum Scholarship: This award is to honor Fort Drum military dependents or soldiers finishing their tour of duty by facilitating their obtaining college degrees at St. Lawrence University. This scholarship will meet all financial need that exceeds he total amount of other awards received by qualified students.

STEM Initiative Scholarship

Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics major in college and in the top 10% of your class. Check out this great scholarship!
STEM Incentive Program