To be eligible to apply for Shenendehowa Dollars for Scholars scholarships, you must be a graduating high school student, be a permanent resident of the Shenendehowa Central School District, and be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution (one, two or four years of study).  Students attending any high school and home-schoolers are all eligible to apply. The "Primary Reference" is required for all scholarships but an additional essay or reference information may be required in order to submit for some of our other scholarships. It is a good idea to have your counselor or a teacher complete the "primary reference" and submit another letter from someone who knows you well and can speak to your character.  There is a section named "Other Documents" where you may submit any additional information. Points are objectively assigned for each category.

FAFSA information is not required for the majority of our scholarships but you will not be considered for any "need-based" scholarships unless this is submitted. All scholarship recipients are selected anonymously by the Awards Committee. One board member will be available each year to confidentially help applicants navigate the system; you will be able to email shendfs@gmail for assistance with any questions or concerns.  

IMPORTANT:  THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PAPER APPLICATION AVAILABLE. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ON LINE "SHENENDEHOWA DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS APPLICATION" TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS WE OFFER. JUST GOOGLE "SHENENDEHOWA DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS"  - THEN STUDENTS, PARENTS AND COUNSELORS/TEACHERS MUST ESTABLISH THEIR OWN PROFILE ON LINE. WHAT THEN HAPPENS IS THAT AN E-MAIL IS SENT FROM SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA WHICH PROVIDES INSTRUCTIONS ON ACCESSING THE ON LINE APPLICATION. INFORMATION AND LETTERS OF REFERENCE MAY THEN BE UPLOADED TO THE SYSTEM. IMPORTANT:  BE SURE TO "SUBMIT" FOR EVERY SCHOLARSHIP FOR WHICH YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE!

If you are a permanent resident of the Shenendehowa Central School District, be sure to enter "SHENENDEHOWA" in the prompt requesting your school district;  otherwise, you will not be directed to all of the scholarships offered by our organization. If you need assistance or have any questions, contact your school counselor or e-mail shendfs@gmail.com.

All applications will be rendered anonymous to the Awards Committee to assure fair and objective selections.  Be sure to select Shenendehowa Dollars for Scholars general scholarships plus all other named scholarships for which you think you may be eligible based on the criteria established. Check into "your profile" on a regular basis as new awards may be posted from time to time and - MOST IMPORTANT - make sure your application is complete and submitted by the stated deadline: FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2018.  General criteria for selecting recipients includes school and community service or employment, academic achievement, personal essay (goals & objectives), letters of reference, and unusual circumstances (submit an additional essay describing how and when any unusual family or personal circumstances have affected your achievement or involvement in extra-curricular activities).  The donors of Named Scholarships usually include special criteria of their own choosing. In your written essay, tell us why you are an appropriate candidate. Submit a letter of reference that also describes how you meet the criteria. For example, the Susan Jill Hughes Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated a special interest in becoming an elementary school teacher and whose character is described as suitable. BE SURE TO "SUBMIT" EVERY SCHOLARSHIP FOR WHICH YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED!

Financial Information:  Note that you are not required to submit FAFSA information to us unless a particular scholarship for which you are applying is described as "need-based". If you voluntarily submit financial information, you may be considered for other outside sources of assistance but it is not required for most of the scholarships we currently award.  

Please see "SCHOLARSHIPS" for details regarding each of the special named scholarships.  Note that your personal essay should discuss the importance of family and the people in your life who have influenced you with the choice of a particular career or path in life. 

The ChapterNet Student Dashboard is your "one-stop shop" for everything related to our chapter's scholarships. Log in and create or update your profile, and you'll be able to apply for the scholarships you're eligible for with just a few clicks. And it's not just our chapter's scholarships -- you'll see opportunities from Scholarship America's partners across the nation.

What's more, logging into the Student Dashboard will also give you access to volunteer and internship opportunities, important news about college life, and exclusive resources to help you manage your money, succeed in college, and take advantage of everything Dollars for Scholars has to offer.

If you're a parent, this is a great resource, too; if you're here to enter financial or other information for scholarships, you've come to the right place!

 

 

 

All Shenendehowa Dollars for Scholars applications are administered ON-LINE!  This new web portal will allow you to complete your student profile/application on-line and apply for local, and some national scholarships, in one easy on-line application.

IMPORTANT:  To be considered for any of the scholarships, you MUST complete the on-line application fully.

 E-mail us at shendfs@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

DEADLINE:  NOTE THAT OUR DEADLINE IS FRIDAY APRIL 13th FOR THE 2018 YEAR!  BE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR APPLICATIONS TO ENSURE THEY ARE COMPLETE.  REMIND YOUR REFERENCES THAT THEY MUST RESPOND TO THE EMAIL THEY WILL RECEIVE FROM SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA (check SPAM if they fail to receive it).  THEY WILL CLICK ON THE HIGHLIGHTED LINK & BE ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER (UPLOAD) THEIR LETTER TO YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.