Scholarships!

                                                               Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to George F. Baker High School Senior Class of 2019. Please click on the links to learn more about each scholarship. Read and carefully follow application instructions and note application deadlines.

Scholarships available to the Class of 2019:

Tuxedo Teachers' Association Scholarship for $500 is awarded to a George F. Baker High School graduating senior. A four hundred word essay is required. The due date is Friday, May 31st by 3:00pm. (Attached scholarship packet)

St. Mary's Scholarship for $1500 is awarded to a George F. Baker High School graduate to be used toward their college tuition. An essay is required. The application and essay are due in the Guidance Office by Friday, May 17th. (Attached scholarship packet)

The Sons of Italy Patsy Pellegrino Scholarship is awarded by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America in the amount of $500 to a deserving Tuxedo High School Senior. The student should be of Italian-American heritage, pursuing a college education after high school graduation, and demonstrate outstand moral character. (Attached scholarship packet)

The American Legion Scholarship is in the amount of $500. Applicants must be a veteran, son or daughter of a veteran, or grandchild of a veteran. It is mandatory that a photocopy of DD Form 214 (honorable discharge) or DD Form 1300 (killed in action) of the veteran accompany this application. Include at least one letter of acceptance from an accredited school or college. (Attached scholarship packet)

Ramapo Valley Rotary Scholarship application must be completed and submitted to Mrs. Oliva in the Guidance Office by Friday, April 5th. The Guidance Office will submit the applications to the Rotary Club. (Attached scholarship packet)

The Warwick Valley Quilt Guild Scholarship is offered to a graduating high school senior planning to pursue an education in the field of fiber art or fine art. (Attached scholarship packet)

The Miles of Hope College Scholarship is available to any college-bound high school senior with a breast cancer association.(Follow this link for details)

The Mid-Hudson Area Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship is offered to a student preparing for a career in education. The student must be in the top 25%, be accepted by a college for the 2019-2020 school year, and show financial need. An essay is required. (Attached scholarship packet)

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Ita Division 6, Orange County, New York is sponsoring a $250.00 Scholarship for High School Students in Orange and Sullivan Counties who wish to further their education at an institution of higher learning.  Students who are enrolled in parochial, private, public schools in Orange and Sullivan Counties or who are home schooled, are eligible to participate. (Attached scholarship packet)

The Orange County Counselors’ Association Scholarship will be awarding a total of four scholarships in the amount of $750 each to graduating seniors from participating high schools in Orange County.  Two scholarships will be awarded to academic graduates, one to a CTEC graduate and one to a graduating special education student.  (Attached scholarship packet)

 Roy D. Parker Education Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 will be awarded to multiple students residing in Orange and/or Sullivan Counties who plan to or are currently attending Mount St. Mary College, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown, NY, or SUNY Orange. (Attached scholarship packet)

SUEZ/National Association of Water Companies Scholarship for $3,000 will be offered to five high school students who will be pursuing a degree related to the water utility industry field. (Attached Scholarship Packet)

Association of Fire Districts' Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.00 will be awarded to four high school seniors who must be a firefighter, be related to a firefighter, Fire District Commissioner, Fire District Secretary, Fire District Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer, or Fire District Administrator/Manager, or be an Explorer in a fire department of a Fire District that is currently a paid up member of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York. (Attached Scholarship Packet)

Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Essay Contest
for $1,500.00 will be awarded to a motivated high school senior who plans to pursue a career in nursing. (Attached Scholarship Packet)

Community Foundation Scholarships (CFOS)

All CFOS scholarship applications are on an online system called Foundant. Please use this link to apply for Community Foundation Scholarships. Students will be prompted to create a secure username and password that is unique to them. This will keep all of their information secure and private during the application process so that they may leave applications and return to complete them at a later time. This will also assist us later on as we prepare award letters and payments for the selected students and schools.

The Orange County Youth Football and Cheerleading Scholarship for $500 will be awarded to four graduating seniors in Orange County. The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the attached Scholarship Packet.  (Attached scholarship packet)

Skoda Family Scholarship Fund at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Sullivan County for a minimum of $500 is available.  Preference will be given to a Sullivan County graduating high school student planning to attend Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA and major in Agriculture. Orange County graduating high school Seniors who plan to attend Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA and major in Agriculture may apply with the understanding that preference will be given to graduating high school seniors in Sullivan County.  (Attached Scholarship Packet includes:  Criteria and link to apply.)

The Ian Bennett/Situation Cares Memorial Scholarship for $2,000.00 will be awarded to one graduating senior in Orange County.  The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the Scholarship Packet.  Interested candidates for the Ian Bennett/Situation Cares Memorial Scholarship must submit their artwork, essay and application electronically to http://www.situationcares.orgSubmissions sent directly to the Community Foundation office will not be considered. (Attached Scholarship Packet includes:  Criteria & link to apply.)

The Al Romm Interdisciplinary Journalism Scholarship for $1,000.00 will be awarded to one graduating senior in Orange County. The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the Scholarship Packet.  (Attached Scholarship Packet includes:  Criteria & link to apply.)

 E.J. Szulwach Environmental Scholarship for $1,500.00 is available to two graduating seniors in Orange County. The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the Scholarship Packet. (Attached Scholarship Packet includes:  Criteria & link to apply.)

The Charlie Reichle Memorial Scholarship for $1000.00 will be awarded to one graduating senior in Orange County or Liberty Central School District. The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the Scholarship Packet.  (Attached Scholarship Packet includes:  Criteria & link to apply.)

Ed Vandercliff Scholarship for the Bill Perry Memorial Fund for Music Scholarship for $1,000.00will be awarded to one graduating senior in Orange County.  The criteria and amount is predetermined pursuant to the donor’s instructions in the Scholarship Packet.  (Attached Scholarship Packet includes:  Criteria & link to apply.)

TEG's Joyce A. Betros High School Senior Scholarship for $1,000.00 will be awarded to three graduating high school seniors from Dutchess, Orange, or Ulster County high schools who have demonstrated academic achievement and community service throughout their high school careers. (Attached Scholarship Packet)

Previous scholarship offerings are listed below for informational purposes:

Orange County Tavern & Restaurant Association Scholarship: Annual scholarship awards to graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited college as a full time student in the food and beverage industry. The student must be an American citizen, a resident of Orange County (or a child of a member of the association), must have attended the high school from which he/she will graduate for a minimum of two years, be deserving and in need of assistance.

Orange County Municipal Planning Federation Memorial Scholarship: An annual $1000.00 scholarship for a High School Senior who has been accepted to a college and is enrolled in a program. Curriculum that would satisfy this award is varied with applications that may lead to a career in planning. The award is for one year and each year a different candidate would be chosen. Applicants must be a resident of Orange County.

Association of School Business Officials: $500 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from Orange County. Students must be in good academic standing, planning a post-secondary course study in the field of business, finance, and/or education and be in a Mid-Hudson ASBO member district whose business official is a member in good standing for the 17-18 school year.

Shepard Coleman Performing Arts Award: $1000 cash award is given to an Orange County resident to be applied toward the cost of furthering education in the performing arts. Minimum age is 16 years old.

National Honor Society Scholarship: Scholarships for National Honor Society members.  

NYSIR Scholarship Program: Specifically developed to reward the efforts of special education students, seniors interested in design, and students who have demonstrated serious involvement in humanitarian activities.