Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

2021-2022 - Stop by the Guidance Suite TODAY!

DCS Educational Fund
Due Date: May 27, 2022

Delaware County Shields
Due Date: May 21, 2022

Betty Nelson Memorial Scholarship
sponsored by the Colchester Chamber of Commerce
Due Date: May 13, 2022

George Sisco Scholarship
Due Date: June 15, 2022
Application (click on the "Home" page)

DVRR Snowmobile Club Scholarship

Due Date: May 1st, 2022

Eligibility: member of the snowmobile club or family member of a member of the snowmobile club

Dr. Eckert Scholarship
Due date: April 29th, 2022.  

Eligibility: Any student living within the Town of Colchester attending college in the fall.

Bridge Run Scholarship
Due Date: May 4, 2022

DCEC Delaware County Electric Cooperative
Youth Tour & Scholarship Program 2022 - 11th Graders
Due Date: February 11, 2022

STEAM Scholarship Program 2022
Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Math
H2M will be awarding multiple $1000 scholarships to students from various school districts. Click Link above for more info!

Firemen's Association of NYS
Scholarships available for volunteer firefighters
Click Link above for more info!
Due Date: March 15, 2022

2022 Ehlermann-Fedderke Scholarship

The annual scholarship provided by The Ehlermann Fedderke Descendants Foundation Trust, for graduating seniors and also former graduates of Delaware County public high schools who will be pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Master’s Degree in education, the physical sciences, engineering or other related technical fields. The late Geraldine M. Stiefel, a graduate of Charlotte Valley Central School, set up a scholarship trust to benefit students of Delaware County. All completed applications must be submitted by Friday, April 15, 2022 for consideration. All aspects of the application will be reviewed by a selection committee and special attention will be given to students who demonstrate:

- Scholastic achievement, evidencing the ability to complete the applicant’s course of study
- Extracurricular activities
- Good character and maturity, reflecting lifetime skills such as teamwork, responsibility, enthusiasm, independence, respect, honesty, integrity and industriousness
- Financial need

Students who intend to major in engineering shall be awarded the James L. Knak Engineering Memorial Scholarship. The awarding of this scholarship at the student’s high school graduation shall include the reading of a biographical sketch of James L. Knak which will be provided at a later date. Students pursuing degrees in education, the physical sciences and other related technical fields will be awarded the Ehlermann-Fedderke Descendants Foundation Scholarship.

CLICK HERE for Application

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc

In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000

This year the focus of their National and State Scholarship Programs to award high school JUNIORS instead of seniors.

Horatio Alger Scholarship - for JUNIORS

Delaware County American Legion Scholarship

The Delaware County American Legion Committee is again offering 4(four) $250.00 college scholarships, based on high school academics, but we are taking a closer look at community and extra-curricular activities. Downsville seniors are invited to apply for these four competitive awards.

See Mrs. Menke in the guidance room for application!

Ask about the $300 6th District Scholarship. This is for any senior who would like to compose a 300 word essay on the Flag of Our Nation and what it means to them. This is a separate scholarship.

Applications due April 1st 2022.

Hagan Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help rural students graduate college debt-free. The Hagan Scholarship Foundation has awarded over 2,400 scholarships. Over 600 more scholarships can be awarded in April 2022. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college and other benefits. Hagan Scholars are currently attending 378 colleges and universities located in 46 states .


Apply ONLINE HERE - Deadline Dec 1st, 2021

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships

Department Scholarship
Department District Scholarship
Raymond T Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship (Medical Field)
Helen Klimek Student Scholarship
Mary Ann K Murtha Memorial Scholarship
The Cerullo Memorial Scholarship (Sons of The American Legion)


Chen-Del-O Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Chen-Del-O Federal Credit Union: Three $500 scholarships. College bound applicant must be a member to apply. Deadline Date: Feb 11, 2022
(more details below)

Chen-Del-O Federal Credit Union members will be competing with other high school students from our credit union membership for the chance to win one of three $500 scholarship awards offered. Qualifying students much be members f the Chen-Del-O Federal Credit Union and a college-bound high school senior at the time of application. Applicants will be judged on academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, quality of written essay on their career and education goals, and a teacher's reference.

All applications much be IN by the END OF BUSINESS DAY ON February 11, 2022.

CLICK HERE for downloadable application to print, visit, OR stop by Mrs. Menke's office to pick up application.


To help further the education of our local high-school seniors, sfcu is participating in the New York Credit Union Association’s Statewide College Scholarship Program. Last year, this program awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to 41 students across New York State with award amounts ranging from $500 to $1,500.  In addition, sfcu awarded $10,000 in scholarships to local students through this scholarship program. 

College-bound high-school seniors who have an account with sfcu are invited to apply for these scholarships to be used at a two or four-year accredited educational institution.


Applicants will be judged based upon their academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities and the quality of their written essay.  The completed application, along with required documents and typed essay response, must be submitted online no later than January 7th, 2022.

Contact Information

Holly Menke
School Counselor
(607) 363-2117