• College Award Descriptions for Juniors

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    Numerous colleges sponsor scholarship and/or recognition programs for students in their junior year of high school.  Juniors are encouraged to become familiar with the college itself and determine if it is a college where they might possibly file an admissions application next year.  Students can research these colleges through Naviance or by visiting the college/university’s website listed below each award.  Some of these awards guarantee the recipient scholarship money if they attend after high school graduation.

     

    New Hartford Sr. High School Juniors interested in being considered for these awards, please complete the “survey” on Naviance before March 6, 2019.  It can be found under the About Me / My Surveys section of Naviance. 

     

    Clarkson University Achievement Award

    https://www.clarkson.edu/

    This award is designed to recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their high school and local community, and have a proven academic record. The recipient of the Clarkson Achievement Award receives a certificate of recognition and receives a $12,000 annual scholarship if accepted and enroll full time at Clarkson.

    Eligible students for the award must:

    • Be a member of the junior class
    • Demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities
    • Have an academic interest in engineering, business, science, or liberal arts
    • Be recognized by students and faculty as having been a positive contributor to their school and community
    • Be enrolled in a college-bound program
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 90 +

     

    Clarkson University Leadership Award

    https://www.clarkson.edu/

    This award is designed to recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their high school and local community, and have a proven academic record. The recipient of the Clarkson Leadership Award receives a certificate of recognition and receives a $15,000 annual scholarship if accepted and enroll full time at Clarkson.

    Eligible students for the award must:

    • Be a member of the junior class
    • Demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities
    • Have an academic interest in engineering, business, science, or liberal arts
    • Be recognized by students and faculty as having been a positive contributor to their school and community
    • Be enrolled in a college-bound program
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 90 +

     

    Elmira College Key Award

    https://www.elmira.edu/

    Elmira College Key recipients receive an $80,000 scholarship ($20,000 each year) upon enrolling at Elmira College.  While enrolled, winners are required to achieve an academic average of 3.0 at the end of each year to remain eligible for the scholarship. Key award winners are required to visit the campus before December 1st of their senior year in high school to qualify for the award.

    To be eligible for this award, a junior must be:

    • In good academic standing
    • Have a minimum academic grade point average of 85
    • Have demonstrated outstanding school & community leadership.

     

    Furman University Scholars

    www.furman.edu/

    Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible to receive at least $20,000 in scholarships upon acceptance to Furman University.  Additionally, Furman Scholars are eligible for a fee waiver on their Common Application.

    Furman Scholars meet all of the following criteria:

    • A genuine interest in an education in the liberal arts and sciences
    • A high school weighted grade point average of 90 or higher
    • Significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service
    • Demonstrated leadership potential
    • At least a 1360 on the SAT, at least a 1360 on the PSAT, or a 29 on the ACT.

     

    George Washington University - GW Book Award

    https://www.gwu.edu/

    The recipient of this award will receive George Washington’s Leadership Lessons, an application fee waiver, and if admitted, become eligible for the GW Book Award Scholarship 

    The GW Book Award recognizes high school juniors who embody the GW drive and spirit, specifically with their academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action.

    To be eligible for this award, a junior must be:

    • In good academic standing
    • Have a minimum academic grade point average of 95+
    • Have demonstrated outstanding school & community leadership.

     

    Keuka College - The George H. Ball Community Achievement Award

    https://www.keuka.edu/

    The Ball Community Achievement Award rewards students based on qualities that embody the values of Keuka College, including integrity, academic excellence, diversity, leadership, service, and social responsibility.  Recipients of this Award receive a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 each year) upon enrolling at Keuka College

    Award Criteria:

    • Be a Junior
    • Have a strong academic record
    • Have demonstrated leadership qualities through school & community activities

     

    LeMoyne College Heights Award

    https://www.lemoyne.edu/

    The LeMoyne College Heights Award provides a certificate of recognition and a $12,500 annual scholarship to LeMoyne College, if the student is accepted and enrolls at LeMoyne following graduation.  This award is to recognize high school juniors who are “reaching for the Heights” in the classroom and in service to their school and community. 

    To be eligible a student must:

    • Be a member of the junior class
    • Have achieved at least a 90 average in a regents, college preparatory or honors curriculum
    • Have scored a minimum of 50 on each of the three subsections of the PSAT or 500 on each subsection of the new PSAT
    • Have made significant contributions in leadership and service to the school community or to the community at large.

     

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Medal

    www.rpi.edu/

    This award recognizes a junior student who demonstrates potential for success in a challenging academic setting; excels in advanced math and science courses; and exhibits significant involvement in extracurricular activities.   This $25,000 per year merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years (five years for the School of Architecture program) for each medalist who applies, is accepted, and chooses to enroll at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Eligible students for the award must:

    • Be a member of the junior class
    • Demonstrate potential for success in a challenging academic setting
    • Excel in advanced math and science courses
    • Exhibit significant involvement in extracurricular activities
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 98 +

     

    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Computing Medal

    https://www.rit.edu/

    The RIT Computing Medal is given to students in the Junior class who demonstrate an interest and ability in the field of computing. The recipient is guaranteed a fee waiver for their application along with the Computing Medal Scholarship valued at $28,000 ($7,000 per year) if they are accepted and enroll full time at RIT in the fall following graduation from high school. The scholarship is not limited to a computing-related major at RIT and may be used to support study in any undergraduate program at RIT.

    To be eligible students must:

    • Have an average of 98 or higher in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum
    • Demonstrate an interest and ability in the field of computing. This may be evidenced by superior grades in computing-related classes or completion of a school or community project that demonstrates a high level of knowledge or experience in computing.
    • Demonstrate leadership in school and/or community activities.

     

    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Innovation & Creativity Award

    https://www.rit.edu/

    The RIT Innovation & Creativity Award is given to students in the Junior class who demonstrate outstanding achievement in innovation, creativity, or entrepreneurship. The recipient is guaranteed a fee waiver for their application along with the RIT Innovation & Creativity Scholarship valued at $28,000 ($7,000 per year) if they are accepted and enroll full time at RIT in the fall following graduation from high school. The scholarship is not limited to an innovation, creativity, or entrepreneurship related major at RIT and may be used to support study in any undergraduate program at RIT.

    To be eligible students must:

    • Have an average of 98 or higher in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum
    • Be a leader in the school and/or community
    • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in innovative, creativity, or entrepreneurship (ex.: innovative use of technology in business, science, math, art, crafts, design, film or photography; creating a new or unique project in art, craft, design, animation, or photography using divergent thinking, imagination, and/or risk-taking)

     

     Sage Colleges - The Student Sage Award

    https://www.sage.edu/

    Recipients of the award will receive a certificate of nomination, an invitation to a Student Sage Scholars' Reception, and be guaranteed a minimum of $10,000 per to attend the Sage Colleges.   All nominations must be confirmed by the Sage Scholarship Committee.

    Criteria:

    A student from the junior class who embodies The Sage Colleges motto:

    "To Be, To Know, To Do."

    "To Be" Candidates should be academic and social leaders who:

    • Make the classroom exciting and industrious.
    • Lead debate on critical issues
    • Possess powerful communication skills

    "To Know" Candidates should be top academic achievers who:

    • Have maintained an 88+ academic average (using only Math, Science, History, English and Language)

     "To Do" Candidates should "put their knowledge into action" and be women who:

    • Are involved in the community and are able to balance numerous activities with enthusiasm and leadership
    • Desire to lead the school/community in ways that improve the community's well-being, growth and communication.
    • Are motivated to serve and inspire others to develop and grow

     

    St. Lawrence University Book Award

    www.stlawu.edu/

    The recipient of this award will receive a book selected by St. Lawrence University.  In addition the recipient will receive a $4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years) merit scholarship if they apply and are admitted to St. Lawrence University. 

    In recognition of the value that the St. Lawrence Community places on service to others, St. Lawrence University will honor the achievements of a Junior at New Hartford Senior High School who has displayed a significant commitment to community service. 

    To be eligible for this award, a junior must be:

    • In good academic standing
    • Have a minimum academic grade point average of 88
    • Have demonstrated outstanding school & community leadership.

     

    University Of Rochester High School Awards Program

    https://www.rochester.edu/

    Recipients of the following awards are not guaranteed scholarship money, but if accepted to Rochester University, are eligible to apply for scholarship grants associated with the award.  The scholarship amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000 per year for 4-years.  The college application fee is waived for award winners. 

      

    Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award

    This award recognizes one junior based upon the following criteria:

    • High achievement and rigor in science courses taken
    • Superior achievement on the PSAT Math and/or SAT Math

     

    Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award

    This award recognizes one junior based upon the following criteria:

    • A demonstrated commitment to understanding & addressing difficult social issues
    • Leadership & dedication to community action
    • Academic success & rigorous course taken in the humanities and social sciences

     

    George Eastman Young Leaders Award

    This award recognizes one junior based upon the following criteria:

    • Strong leadership experience at school & in the community
    • Achieved high grades in challenging courses
    • Extensive involvement in extracurricular activities

     

    Xerox Award For Innovation And Information Technology

    This award recognizes one junior based upon the following criteria:

    • Demonstrates a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and are proven to be high achievers in this area.
    • Exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industry
    • Leading other students to new approaches to old problems; business plans for fundraising; innovative community service; after-school activities; and best use of internal communication tools such as chat, and blogs

     

    The Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award

    https://www.wells.edu/

    The Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award program honors students who embody the spirit, integrity, and intellectual qualities of successful leaders.  Recipients of this award receive a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 each year) upon enrolling at Wells College. 

    *** New Hartford is NOT guaranteed to have an Award Recipient ***

    Award Criteria:

    • Be a Junior
    • Have a minimum academic grade point average of 90
    • Have demonstrated outstanding school & community leadership (athletic participate will not be considered for this award).