The list below includes scholarships available to high school seniors or college students in the Highlands and/or Putnam and Dutchess counties. It does not include awards specific to individual schools. To search for scholarships from state and national organizations, see directories such as, and

Each listing includes who qualifies to apply, the amount of the award and the application deadline. For scholarships coded CFHV, apply at For those that don’t have links to apply, contact the guidance office at Haldane High School or Beacon High School.


Acacio “Roger” Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship
Putnam or Dutchess seniors or undergraduate college students who plan to study in a field that will lead to a career in the building/construction industry. | $2,000+ annually | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

AIAWHV Foundation
Putnam or Dutchess college students studying architecture. | $7,000 | April 7 | Apply

Beacon Elks Lodge 1493
The Elks offer the Rush Greenough Scholarship to a BHS or Haldane senior with “extraordinary community service” and the Doc Roberts Scholarship to a BHS senior who plans to pursue an engineering or technology-related degree. | $750 | April 15

Cosimo DiBrizzi Culinary Arts Scholarship
Dutchess or Putnam resident pursuing a career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Established by the family of Cosimo DiBrizzi and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. | April 15 | Apply

Daughters of the United States Army
Senior who is the child or dependent of an active, retired or deceased U.S. military service member whose family resides within a 35-mile radius of West Point. | April 15 | Apply

Elena Eckert Memorial Scholarship
Putnam or Dutchess seniors who are children or grandchildren of a current or former member of the armed forces, a police officer or a corrections officer. | $1,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Firemen’s Association of the State of New York
FASNY reimburses tuition for active volunteer firefighters attending a New York community college or taking online courses through Empire State College. | $1,250 | ongoing | Apply

Hudson Valley Guns and Hoses
Putnam or Dutchess senior planning to major in criminal justice, fire science, public administration or related fields. | $1,000+ | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship
Migrant farmworker or child of migrant farmworker (preference for those from Mexico) with history of migration to Putnam or Dutchess. | $1,000+ | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Marty McGuire Audubon Scholarship
Current college students or college-bound high school seniors with an interest in nature, and who are from western Putnam or southwestern Dutchess counties. | $1,200 to $4,000 | April 1 | Apply

Mid-Hudson Ivy Foundation
Seniors from the Mid-Hudson Valley. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha. | $500 to $2,000 | March 31 | Apply

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Putnam and Dutchess seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. | $2,000 to $5,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Nebrasky Foundation Scholarships
Seniors in the Hudson Valley “who may not fit the traditional four-year college model” but plan to pursue vocational or technical education. | $2,500 | April 14 | Apply

New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal
Haldane or Beacon seniors who are (1) enrolled in special education, (2) have demonstrated resourcefulness and ingenuity to overcome a puzzling creative obstacle, or (3) plan to attend a New York college and have a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or similar aspirations. | $3,000 to $5,000 | March 17 | Apply

Professional Nurses Association of Dutchess/Putnam
Putnam or Dutchess seniors or college students pursuing a career in nursing. | $500 to $1,000 | May 12 | Apply

St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System
Seniors who plan to enter the medical field. | $1,000 to $1,500 | April 28 | Apply

Tony Schembri Memorial Scholarship
Seniors from the Mid-Hudson Valley. Sponsored by the Newburgh-based chapter of the veterans’ organization Rolling Thunder 3. | $500 | May 1 | Apply


Alice Reilley Schatzle Memorial Scholarship
Haldane senior who plans to major in education, library sciences or another field that serves others. | Varies. | SGO

Blue Devil Booster Club
A male and female senior who have been involved in the Haldane athletic program and demonstrated honesty, self-discipline, commitment and team play. | $500 | SGO

Cold Spring Lions Club
The Frank Milkovich scholarships are available to Philipstown seniors on basis of need, scholarship and potential to succeed. Applicants must have been a resident of Philipstown since at least July 1, 2022. | Varies. | May 8 | SGO

Cold Spring Police Benevolent Association
Haldane seniors, for community service and potential for success. | SGO

Glaser Orthodontics
Haldane seniors who plan to pursue a career in a health field. | $1,000 | SGO

Haldane Arts Alliance
The alliance offers four scholarships for Haldane seniors. The artist scholarship is awarded to one or more seniors who plan to major in an arts field and/or launch a career in the arts; the game-changer scholarship is awarded to one or more seniors who demonstrate that their experience or participation in the arts sparked positive personal transformation, inspiration and/or curiosity in a way that was truly game-changing for them, the renaissance scholarship is awarded to one or more seniors who demonstrate that they have given dedication while participating in a variety of arts classes (visual, literary, performing, media, etc.) and experiences at Haldane, and the trailblazer scholarship is awarded to one or more seniors who helped to advance new ideas, break new ground, and/or create new opportunities in the arts for their fellow students and/or the wider community. | $500 | Apply

Haldane PTA Scholarships
Presented to two seniors who have demonstrated one or more of PTA core values of collaboration, commitment, diversity, and respect. | Varies. | SGO

Haldane School Foundation
Haldane senior who writes the most compelling essay on how an HSF-sponsored grant enhanced their Haldane education. | $2,000 | June 1 | Apply

Joseph Percacciolo Memorial Award
Haldane seniors who have demonstrated service and dedication to the community. | SGO

Knights of Columbus Scholarship
Philipstown seniors, with preference to Our Lady of Loretto and St. Joseph’s parishioners. | SGO

Liz Bono Memorial Scholarship
Haldane senior preparing for a career in business management or planning to start his or her own business. | $500 | SGO

Lori Isler Teacher Scholarship
Haldane senior who plans to pursue a teaching career and is involved in community service. | $1,000 | SGO

Magazzino Educational Scholarship
Haldane junior or senior with a strong interest in visual art or museum management. Includes a paid internship at the museum. Presented by Magazzino Italian Art in partnership with the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. | $1,000 | June 1

Martha Lou Anders Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a Haldane senior who excels in English and has a passion for local and/or New York State history, as demonstrated by classroom performance, cumulative average and writing talent. | Varies | SGO

Master Gardeners
Putnam seniors who plan to pursue a degree in plant science, horticulture, floriculture, architectural landscape design, forestry, botany or another environmental-related program. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension. | $500 | April 30 | Apply

Mental Health Association in Putnam County
The Joan Connelly Memorial Scholarship is given to a Putnam senior who plans to pursue a career in human services. | $500 | April 20 | Apply

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Auxiliary
Senior who plans to pursue a career in the health field. | $1,000 | SGO

Philip Baumgarten Memorial Scholarship
Philipstown senior who volunteers for a local nonprofit and/or has worked for a local business. Sponsored by the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. | $1,000. | June 1

Philipstown Republican Committee
Awarded to a Philipstown senior who demonstrates leadership qualities, participates in extracurricular activities and demonstrates superior moral character. | $250 | SGO

Putnam County Children’s Committee
Putnam seniors who exhibit a “commitment to service to the community, and strength of purpose in achieving an educational goal, ability and maturity.” | $500 | SGO

Putnam County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association
Putnam seniors, on basis of need and potential for success. | SGO

Virginia E. Pidala Memorial Award
Presented to a Haldane senior who has demonstrated service to the community, has been involved in student activities, and who is looking to continue their education or pursue a career path in helping others. | Varies. | SGO


Andy Vito/Harold Tompkins/Ron Vece Scholarship
Funded by the Hudson Valley Umpires Association, this scholarship is for seniors in Dutchess County who played high school baseball. | $750 to $1,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Beacon Community Lions Club
BHS senior with a GPA of 3.0 or better who submits an essay on leadership and the importance of community service. | $500 | SGO

Beacon Educational Administrators Association
BHS seniors. Submit essay about one experience you will always remember as a student in the Beacon City School District. | May 15 | Apply

Beacon High School PTSO
The PTSO awards scholarships to two graduating seniors who exemplify its goals and objectives. | $500 | May 15 | Apply

Beacon Schools PTOs
The Parent-Teacher Organizations at J.V. Forrestal, Glenham, Sargent and South Avenue elementary schools offer scholarships to Beacon seniors who attended each of them. | $300 to $1,500

Bianca Knight Memorial Scholarship
Dutchess seniors pursuing careers in human services or ministry. | $1,000 | May 6 | SGO | Apply

Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship
Dutchess seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their class can attend Dutchess Community College for two years at no cost. | Varies. | June 16 | SGO | Apply

David S. Bagley Scholarship
Presented to Dutchess seniors by the Mid-Hudson Valley chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. | $1,000 | SGO | March 31 | Apply

Detective Brian J. Ferrone Memorial Scholarship
Beacon residents who are high school seniors. The scholarship was established in 1981 by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the Beacon Police Department to remember Detective Ferrone, who died that year in an accident. | $1,500 annually | Apply

Dustin James Fallen Police Officer Memorial Fund
BHS seniors who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement, emergency services or the military. | $500 | April 14 | Apply

Dutchess County Agricultural Society
Dutchess seniors and college students who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture, horticulture or human ecology, or a career related to agriculture or horticulture. | SGO | TBD | Apply

Dutchess County Music Educators Association
Dutchess seniors who plan to major in music or the arts. | $500 | SGO | May 23 | Apply

Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade Committee
Dutchess seniors and college students of Irish descent. | $1,000 | SGO | April 30 | Apply

Dylan Feller Memorial Scholarship
Dutchess County BOCES/CTI student who plans to major in photography or graphic communications. | $1,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Eileen Hickey Nursing Scholarship
Dutchess resident pursuing a career in nursing at a college in New York state. Created by the family of Eileen Hickey and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. | April 29 | Apply

Frank Thomas Groff Scholarship
Dutchess seniors who are members of the Roman Catholic Church. | $1,000 annually | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

George A. and Catherine V. Quill Scholarship
BHS seniors “who must apply themselves to prosper or those who are able to demonstrate financial need.” | $1,000 to $1,500 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Greystone Foundation Human Services Scholarship
Dutchess County high school graduates enrolled in health or human services field, including human services, nursing, physical/occupational therapy, psychology, sociology or education. | $1,500 | April 30 | Apply

H. Normington Schofield Scholarship
BHS seniors who plan to major in environmental studies or education. | $1,000+ | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Honorable Anthony L. Pagones Memorial Scholarship
Dutchess senior, preferably a Beacon resident, who intends to study law, political science/government or criminal justice. | $1,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Hudson Valley Financial Professionals
Dutchess seniors who plan to pursue a career in the financial services industry such as banking, finance, insurance or investment banking. | $500 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Hudson Valley School Food Service Directors
BHS seniors planning to study food service, hospitality, hotel management or dietetics. | $1,000 | April 17 | Apply

Hudson Valley Latino High School Scholarship
Dutchess seniors of Hispanic origin. | Varies. | April 14 | Apply

I Am Beacon Making a Difference Scholarship
Graduating Beacon senior. | $2,000 annually | April 21 | Apply

Joseph H. and Mildred C. McManus Scholarship
Dutchess seniors or recent graduates “who must apply themselves to prosper or who demonstrate financial need.” | $1,500 annually | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Joseph H. Gellert/Dutchess County Bar Association
Dutchess students enrolled in law school. | $1,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Joseph S. Guarneri Sr. Memorial Scholarship
BHS senior “who has overcome or is overcoming personal, financial, family or emotional difficulties.” | $650+ | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Juan Lafuente Leadership Scholarship
Dutchess resident pursuing a career at a New York college, university or trade school. Established by the Lafuente family and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to memorialize Juan, who lost his life during the attacks on 9/11. | April 29 | Apply

Landon R. Gray Memorial Scholarship
Dutchess seniors who are male and African-American and plan to pursue a degree in education, human services, technology or media. | $1,000 | May 6 | Apply

Leslie C. and Irene G. Roe Athletic Scholarship
Dutchess seniors who have demonstrated outstanding athletic skills and will attend a New York community college or SUNY/CUNY school. | $1,500 annually | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Marjorie A. Rifenburg Scholarship
Dutchess seniors of Native American, American Indian, First Nation or Indigenous descent. | Up to $4,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Mary McKenzie Memorial Scholarship
BHS seniors of African-American descent. | $500 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Maynard and Ferne Brownell Family Scholarship
BHS seniors with financial need and athletic and/or community service. | $750 annually | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Michael P. Murphy Public Service Graduate Scholarship
Dutchess graduate students planning a career in government. | $1,000+ | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship
BHS seniors who have “demonstrated strong academic, athletic and community service.”  This scholarship was established in 1987 by the Nussbickel family and the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Foundation. | April 29 | Apply

Richard W. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Dutchess resident BHS seniors who is “faced with significant economic, physical, developmental or emotional barrier(s) while advancing their education.” The scholarship was established by the family of Richard Mitchell, former president and CEO of the then-Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Hudson Valley Young Professionals. | April 29 | Apply

Robert K. and Clara Lou Gould Memorial Scholarship
BHS seniors with “extensive community service experience.” | $2,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

Roberta Tighe Memorial Scholarship
Tighe was a special education teacher at Sargent Elementary for 34 years. This scholarship is for special education student who has gone through the elementary school system and will be a Beacon High School graduate. It requires applicants to submit an essay on their experiences and achievements, along with educational goals and some of your teachers that you have had during your years, memorable experiences and how the teachers have influenced your life. | Varies. | April 29 | Apply

Sal & Pat Trocino Scholarship
Dutchess seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.25; preference to students with financial need. | $1,000 | April 14 | Apply

Sons and Daughters of Italy
The Beacon Sons & Daughters of Italy, St. Francis of Assisi Lodge No. 2629 offers one or more scholarships to BHS seniors of Italian heritage or who have a family member who is a member of the lodge. | $500 | May

Stephanie D. Brown & Barbara M. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Female Dutchess seniors who intend to major in education and become elementary, middle school or high school teachers. | $1,000 to $2,000 | April 1 | Apply via CFHV

St. Rocco Society/Melio Bettina Athletic Scholarship
Each applicant should summarize athletic participation, academic accomplishments and future goals in an email to [email protected]. | March 31

TEG Joyce A. Betros Scholarship
Dutchess seniors who are TEG Federal Credit Union members (or whose parent or guardian is) and who demonstrate academic achievement and commitment to community. | $1,000 | April 1 | Apply

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