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Academic Achievement Scholarships

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund

Summary: Two hundred scholarships awarded to public high school graduates each year.
Eligibility: New York City public high school seniors with high academic standing and demonstrated leadership in school and community. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for Pell Grants (need-based).
Amount: $5,000 ($1,250 per year for four years of college)
How to Apply: Download application from Web site.
Address:  Available through the United Federation of Teachers representative at your school.
Phone: 212-529-2110

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Summary: For high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement in school, the community or the workplace.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, plan to enroll full-time in a U.S. two- or four-year college or university, demonstrate ambition and self-drive, and be recommended by an unrelated adult.
Amount: $2,500, $10,000, or $25,000
How to Apply: See Web site for more information.

AXA Achievements Scholarship, Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 800-537-4180

The New York Times College Scholarship Program

Summary: For New York City high school seniors demonstrating academic achievement, a commitment to learning—especially in the face of financial and other obstacles—and community service.
Eligibility: Must be a senior attending a public, parochial or private high school in New York City.
Amount: Up to $7,500 per year, renewable for three years.
How to Apply: Download application from Web site.

The New York Times Scholarship Program
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036-3959

Phone: 212-556-1923

Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program

Summary: For students from communities with limited access to educational and career opportunities who have demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement.
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, younger than 21 years of age, eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study and reside in a local chapter's geographic area (Please refer to to confirm which scholarship programs are offered in your county). Must be a legal resident of the U.S.
Amount: $1,000
How to Apply: Download application from Web site.

RMHC Scholarship Program
Scholarship Program Administrators
P.O. Box 22376
Nashville, TN 37202


New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Summary: For New York State high school seniors, based on academic achievement.
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior planning on enrolling in a full-time postsecondary institution in New York State. Must be a U.S. citizen or qualifying noncitizen and a New York State Resident.
Amount: $500-$1,500 for up to five years
How to Apply: See your high school guidance counselor.

Scholarship Plus

Summary: This scholarship provides financial assistance and strong undergraduate support for outstanding but economically challenged New York City high school graduates. Scholarship includes a paid internship the summer after high school, academic counseling, summer job support, career advice and mentoring.
Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school senior who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (top 10% of graduating class), significant financial need and a commitment to community services.  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents.
Amount: Up to $8,000 a year as well as a paid internship
How to Apply: Download application on the website