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Dante Foundation Student Scholarship

everal $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students of Italo-American heritage who reside in Nassau or Suffolk County and will be attending an accredited college or university.  A successful academic and
extra curricular record and above average SAT scores are required.  All responses must be typed and must be submitted to Mrs. Doscher for submission to the Dante Foundation.  Requirements include the attached application, a transcript, a copy of SAT scores, three letters of recommendation and an essay as described on the attached application.  If interested, please submit all required documents to Mrs. Doscher.

Deadline:  March 11, 2024


Hampton Theatre Company Scholarship

The HTC Diana and Peter Marbury Scholarship -
available to seniors from local high schools who have shown outstanding ability in the performing arts, whether in high school or at the community level, who plan on pursuing education in the performing arts field.  Each application must include a brief essay describing the impact theater has had on their life and future plans.  Two letters of recommendation, one  from a theater arts teacher and one from outside the theater field must be submitted.  See attached for application and instructions and mailing address. 

Deadline:  April 15, 2024


The Julie Peierls Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a Long Island high school senior who plans to pursue a career in the professional theatre and will be continuing his/her education in college majoring in Theatre or Musical Theatre.  Students will be required to submit an application (available at and participate in an audition and an interview. 

Application deadline: June 1, 2024


Scholarship for Students Pursuing Architecture

2024 AIA Peconic/Anthony DiSunno Scholarships - Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students currently accepted by or enrolled in an accredited school of architecture are eligible. Applicants must have graduated from an east end high school in the Township of Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, East Hampton, or Southampton. Students may apply each year for the duration of their undergraduate program. Requirements include the attached scholarship form, a cover letter, portfolio of five to ten drawings, resume and two letters of recommendation.

Deadline: April 5, 2024


League of Women Voters Scholarship Betty Desch Scholarship

The League of Women Voters Betty Desch Scholarship 2023 - A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a public high school who will use the funds for further education or training.

Submit a brief (no more than one page) essay answering  the essay question on the instruction sheet.

Submit 2 letters of support from people such as  community members, mentors, or organizations you have worked with, etc.   Please do not send letters of reference that have been written for your college applications.

Do not submit transcripts of grades or courses taken.

Please mail your application along with the essay and your references to

P.O. Box 2253
East Hampton, NY  11937


The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship In American History For
Nassau/suffolk County High School Seniors

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship in American History for Nassau/Suffolk County High School Seniors. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating Nassau/Suffolk County high school senior who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and/or American Government. The awardees must attend a 4-year accredited college or university or academic institution subject to Board approval. The scholarship award is $10,000 yearly for 4 years of degree completion. Application will be closed on March 31, 2024. Notifications will be sent out in the first week of May, 2024. A runner-up will be selected in case the first-place awardee is unable to accept the scholarship. 

Eligibility: The Foundation will accept a maximum of 3 applicants from each High School located in Nassau/Suffolk County, New York. 

Application Materials
1. An academic writing sample of at least 10 pages (typed and double spaced) based on any aspect of Long Island history and how it reflects New York State and American History.
2. Chicago-style endnotes, as well as a bibliography. 
3. Two of the sources must be primary.
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from an American history or American studies teacher.
5. Personal statement in the form of a 500-word academic autobiography giving special attention to achievements in American history and public service.
6. An official transcript. 

A completed package including all of the above items must be received by March 31, 2023.
Mail to: Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, 30 West Main Street, Suite 309, Riverhead, New York 11901 Attention: Scholarship

Yearly renewal of the scholarship will be based on the following conditions: 

  1. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.25.
    2. The awardee must be majoring in American History and/or American Government. 
    3. Awardees of the scholarship will be required to volunteer at a local participating historical society to
    help that society grow. The hours allotted to the project will be determined and records kept by a
    historical society representative. Examples of acceptable projects might include:
    • Website design and maintenance
    • Social media presences: including postings for the society on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

    • Docent and tour site interpreter
    • Cataloguing
    • Digitizing collections
    • Transcription of archives
    • Historic site restoration and improvements
    • General research
    • Event volunteering

  2. A yearly report will be due the last week of July from the student and representative of the participating historical society upon completion of each project submitted for The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan
    Scholarship in American History for Gardiner Foundation Board review.
    The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of New York State history, with an emphasis on Suffolk County. Robert David Lion Gardiner was, until his death in August 2004, the 16th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island. The Gardiner family and their descendants have owned Gardiner 's Island since 1639, obtained as part of a royal grant from King Charles I of England. The Foundation's mission is inspired by Robert David Lion Gardiner's lifelong passion for New York history.

Questions and inquires may be addressed to:
Kathryn M. Curran, Executive Director
Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
30 West Main Street, Suite 309
Riverhead, New York 11901


2024 Road Forward Scholarship - Scholarship will be given to an East End high school senior who exhibit financial need and are engaged in the community.  Please complete the application, including the attached essays.  Include a FAFSA determination if you have one, together with a letter of recommendation. 
Deadline:  April 16, 2024.


The Hagan Scholarship - Helping students with financial need graduate college debt-free
This is a need based scholarship and a merit based scholarship awarding up to $7,500 each semester for up to eight semesters.  Eligible candidates must be a citizen of the United States graduating from a public high school with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.  Please see for more details.
Deadline:  December 1, 2023


2024 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - 500 four year scholarships will be given to students who meet the following criteria: :

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Judging criteria includes academics, leadership, financial need and community service.

Applications are available online at

Applicants should also mail a hard copy to Katherine Miller, Scholarship Chairperson, Southampton Elks Club, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, NY 11968. Deadline: November 13, 2023

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Eligibility:

  • High school senior living in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas or Washington
  • Plan to attend a US accredited 4-year college/university or a community college and will be enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2024
  • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
  • Have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2022 or 2023 income tax return if selected for award)
  • Open to ALL MAJORs with no ethnicity requirement

Preferred Bank Scholarship Eligibility

  • High School senior living in NY (counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester
  • Plan to attend a US accredited 4-year college/university or a community college and will be enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2024
  • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
  • Have a household income at or below the Low Income Level (must be able to show 2022 or 2023 income tax return if selected for an award)
  • Open to ALL MAJORS with no ethnicity requirement

National Scholarships