• JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

    Each spring, WCS has the opportunity to nominate current juniors for college scholarship awards at regional campuses.  These awards recognize the scholarship, leadership, and accomplishments of our WCS nominees. 

    If accepted for admission by the host college or university, these awards also provide very real scholarships to our students.  Most awards are also renewable for up to FOUR years of study.  Note, if WCS students took advantage of every scholarship option for Juniors, they would be awarded more than $180,000 in scholarship dollars for one year.

    ANY Junior is eligible for these awards.  Faculty and Staff nominations as well as student interests and career goals will be shared in the selection process.  Scholarship nominees will be announced in late June.

    WCS Juniors will be presented with information on these award opportunities after the Winter recess. (See the presentation from the 2017-2018 school year here.)  

    If you have any questions on the awards listed below, see Ms. Cross-Baker for more information.

     

    Class of 2019 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

    ELIGIBILITY

    Clarkson University

    (Potsdam, NY)

    Leadership Award:  $15,000 per year

    Achievement Award:  $12,000 per year

    Awards are renewable for FOUR years of study

    Students must be planning to major in business, engineering, science, or the liberal arts

    Nominees must:

    • Demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities
    • Pursue a college prep academic program
    • Rank in the top 15% of the class and be college bound
    • Be recognized as a contributor in the school and community

    (Criteria is the same for each award.  WCS may nominate one student per award.)

    Elmira College

    (Elmira, NY)

    Elmira College Key Award:  $20,000 per year

    2 awards possible

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    The candidate must have:

    • Demonstrated outstanding school and community leadership.
    • Grades in academic courses and Regents scores are considered.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 85%; 90% GPA preferred
    • Should fit in the tradition and close-knit community of a small, private Liberal Arts education

    Upon acceptance at Elmira College the student will be considered for further scholarship opportunities.  

    Harvard University

    (Cambridge, MA)

    Book Prize Award

    No Scholarship $$ but it is an honor bestowed by Harvard Alumni

    • Awarded to outstanding students in the next-to-graduating high school class
    • Display excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.
    • 2,000 HS worldwide

    Le Moyne College

    (Syracuse, NY)

    Heights Award

    Minimum Award:  $12,500 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Nominees should be:

    • "Reaching for the Heights" in the classroom and in service to the school and community
    • at least a 90% average in regents, college preparatory or honors curriculum
    • PSAT scores will be considered
    • Should have made significant contributions in leadership and service to the school community OR the community at large

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

    (Troy, NY)

    Medals Scholarship

    Maximum Award:  $25,000 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    The student must have:

    • Distinguished him or herself in math and science (chemistry, physics, and pre-calculus)
    • Participation in extracurricular activities at school
    • Must rank in the top 10% of the junior class.  

    Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT

    (Rochester, NY)

    Computing Medal and Scholarship

    At least $7,000 per year

    2 Awards (1 male and 1 female nominee)

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Nominees must:

    • Rank in the top 10% of their class
    • Be pursuing a rigorous college prep curriculum
    • Demonstrate leadership in school and/or community activities
    • Demonstrate an interest and ability in the field of computing 

    Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT

    (Rochester, NY)

    Innovation and Creativity Award

    At least $7,000 per year

    2 Awards (1 male and 1 female nominee)

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

     

    Nominees must:

    • Rank in the top 10% of their class
    • Be pursuing a rigorous college prep curriculum
    • Demonstrate leadership in school and/or community activities
    • Demonstrate putstanding achievement in innovation, creativity or entrepreneurship
    • an interest and ability in the field of computing 

    St. Lawrence University

    (Canton, NY)

    Augsbury / North Country Scholarship

    Award:  $10,000 per year simply by being nominated by high school

    Augsbury Award:  $27,000 per year if selected for the program

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    • Nominess are recognized for their academic and cocurricular leadership among designated North Country high school students.
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 90% or better after grade 11.
    • Excellence in college prep curriclum
    • Active participation in school and/or community activities
    • Up to TWO students may be nominated by WCS.

    St. Lawrence University

    (Canton, NY)

    Book Award

    Award:  $1,000

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Nominee is someone who:

    • Had distinguished themselves by significant commitment to community service
    • Has demonstrated academic excellence in a college prepartory course of study 

     

     

    St. Michael’s College

    (Colchester, VT)

    Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience

    Minimum Award:  $12,000 per year

    2 Awards (1 male and 1 female nominee)

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Eligible students must:

    • Be a member of NHS. 
    • Demonstrate a sincere and sustained commitment to community service activities through high school or an organization within our community.
    • Demonstrated commitment to issues of peace and justice and concern for others strongly desirable  

    The Sage Colleges

    (Troy or Albany, NY)

    Student Sage Award

    Minimum Award:  $10,000 per year

    2 Awards (1 male and 1 female nominee)

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Eligible students must:

    • be in the top 25% of his or her class academically
    • have at least a B+ average (85% recommended)
    • Be academic and social leaders at his or her school
    • Should be someone who makes school an exciting, creative and engaging place of learning
    • Ideally be someone who leads debates on critical issues and posses powerful communication skills
    • Be motivated to serve and inspire others to develop and grow

     

    University of Rochester 

    (Rochester, NY)

    Bausch & Lomb Excellence in Science Award

    Minimum Award:  $10,000 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    • Student must demonstrate academic excellence in science. 
    • Rigor of courses taken will be considered. 
    • PSAT and/or SAT math scores must be included.  Positive contributor in both school and community.  

    University of Rochester

    (Rochester, NY)

    Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award

    Minimum Award:  $10,000 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    • Nominees should have a strong commitment to understanding  and addressing difficult social issues. 
    • Criteria for selection will include: grades, rigor of courses taken, co-curricular activities in the humanities and social sciences, leadership and a dedication to community action.  

    University of Rochester

    (Rochester, NY)

    George Eastman Young Leaders Award

    Minimum Award:  $10,000 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Applicants should meet the following criteria: 

    • strong leadership experience at school and in their community,
    • high grades and challenging courses,
    • extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. 

    University of Rochester

    (Rochester, NY)

    Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology

    Minimum Award:  $10,000 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Nominees should have:

    • a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology
    • a high level of achievement in this area in coursework and outside of school.
    • exposure to technology outside of school and be able to lead other students to new approaches to old problems.  

    Wells College

    (Aurora, NY)

    21st Century Leadership Award

    Minimum Award:  $10,000 per year

    Award is renewable for FOUR years of study

    Nominees should

    • embody spirit, integrity, and be a school leader.
    • 85%+ average in college prep courses; overall academic excellence
    • demonstrated leader in school and community activities.