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									                                   PLAINEDGE HIGH SCHOOL
                                    GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
                                          2010 – 2011

                                    SENIOR NEWSLETTER #3

This is the third in a series of newsletters from the College and Career Resource Center designed to
assist you with your college and career plans when you graduate next June. Keep these newsletters in a
folder and refer to them when needed. THIS NEWSLETTER CAN NOW BE FOUND ON THE PLAINEDGE

In addition to this newsletter, all seniors should register with for additional
scholarship information. Registration is FREE!

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for a school specific scholarship, students must apply
to that college.

                                    COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Alfred University: is announcing the Lelia E. Tupper Writing Scholarship. This is a $4,000 award to be
given to a student who will enter the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and maintains a 3.0 index
each year. Criteria include writing samples. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2011.

Fairleigh Dickinson University: offers full tuition scholarships. Criteria include SAT score of 1300,
ACT score 29, GPA 3.5, Rank 10% of your high school class. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2011.

FIT Presidential Scholars Program: this is an honors program that includes a $500 stipend. Criteria
include essay, SAT or ACT scores (The Presidential Scholars Program does not have a minimum SAT
/ACT score for admissions. While the average SAT total score has been approximately 1830, the honors
committee welcomes and always offers admission to students with a range of scores) two letters of
recommendation. Scholars will receive special privileges such as: Specially Designed Honors Liberal
Arts Courses, Monthly Colloquia Series, Annual Retreat, Extracurricular Activities, Community Service
Activities, National Honors Conferences, and Honors Projects. Some advantages of being s Scholar are:
permission to substitute an Honors course for a required liberal arts course, annual merit stipend of
$500, priority registration for honors and non-honors courses, guaranteed access to housing in one of
FIT’s residence halls, and recognition as a Presidential Scholar on your college transcript. Deadline to
apply is February 15, 2011.

Marist College: through a joint effort with the National Science Foundation is awarding 12 full
scholarships to highly talented students majoring in computer Science or Information Technology and
Systems. Criteria for selection will include SAT scores, an essay, an interview, and financial need.
Apply online at (on the application, check the box labeled “National
Science Foundation Scholarship Program”).Deadline to apply is February 15, 2011.
                                  COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants: will award $1,000 to a junior or senior. Criteria include a
500-1000-word essay answering the question: What have you done outside of the classroom that
demonstrates qualities sought after by universities or other educational facilities? Of these, which
means the most to you? Essays must be submitted online at
Please visit: for more details. Deadline to apply is
June 18, 2011.

AFSCME/CSEA: is announcing the Family Scholarship Program. Awards will be given to selected
seniors who have a parent or guardian that is an AFSCME (Civil Service Employee) member. Students
must have taken the SAT or the ACT. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2010. Applications can be
downloaded from

AFSCME/CSEA: is announcing the Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship. Students must be a child or a
financially dependent grandchild of an AFSME/CSEA member. Criteria include a 2.5+ GPA and be a
social science (i.e., political science, sociology, ethnic studies, communications, etc.) major.
Applications can be downloaded from Deadline to apply is April 30, 2011.

AFSCME/CSEA: is announcing the Union Plus Scholarship Program to help defray the cost of high
education. ASFCME/CSEA members (with one year of continuous good standing membership as on
May 31, 2011), their spouses and their dependent children can apply. Awards will be based on
academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial
need. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. Applications can be downloaded from Deadline to apply is January 31, 2011.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy: is an accredited institution offering full-time degree and
conservatory programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance and Performing Arts on the Upper West Side
of NYC. The school offers scholarship opportunities and nationwide auditions. Please call
800-367-7908 or visit to learn more about their programs and audition dates.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Student Leaders: selected high school juniors and seniors will
participate in an 8-week paid summer internship with a local non profit organization. Students will
take part in an all-expense-paid week in Washington D.C. at the Student Leadership Summit with
hundreds of other community minded students. Learn how nonprofits, government, and business can
partner to create a positive impact in communities. Visit for
more information and an application. Deadline to apply is January 12, 2011.

Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Nassau County, Inc.: is announcing an
essay contest. Criteria include a 500-word essay on “HOW HAVE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND
also demonstrate moral character, serious educational purpose and leadership in the tradition of Dr.
King. Deadline to apply is 4pm November 5, 2010.

Elks National Foundation: is announcing their 2010 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition.
Criteria include a 500-word essay and community service. Awards range from $4,000 - $60,000. Visit for information and an application. Deadline to apply is
December 1, 2010.
Jeffrey A Glayzer Memorial Scholarship: is named for a long time activist, performer and supporter of
the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. Visit for an application
and more information. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2011.

National Commission for Cooperative Education (NCCE): is one of the largest independently
sponsored merit co-op scholarship programs in the U.S. The Commission will award $5,000 merit
scholarships to seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education. The ten NCCE Partner
College and Universities are: C.W. Post, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering
University, Northeastern University, Pace University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of
Cincinnati, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Criteria include a 3.5 GPA or
better and a 500-word essay describing “why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative
education program”. For a scholarship application or to complete your application on-line visit Deadline to apply is February 15, 2011.

New York State PTA: is announcing the Jenkins Memorial Scholarship. Seniors who plan to attend a
SUNY University and major in Teaching or plan to attend a SUNY community college before
transferring to a baccalaureate degree program in Education are eligible for this $3,000 scholarship.
Applications are available at Deadline to apply is December 15, 2010.

New York Water Environment Association: is proud to offer a $10,000 scholarship to a student who
will obtain a degree in engineering, science or technology, related to improving the environment.
Deadline to apply is January 20, 2011.

Northport Baptist Church: is offering the American Heritage Scholarship. Two $1,500 scholarships, to
be awarded to graduating seniors, one male, one female, for Long Island students whose lives exemplify
genuine character and promote the Scriptural values upon which our country was founded. Up to four
$500 High Honorable Mention scholarships may also be awarded regardless of gender. A committee
appointed by the church will make the selection. Selection of the winners will be based upon an essay by
the applicant as well as three recommendations--one by a school official [teacher, guidance counselor,
coach, or school administrator], one by the applicant's spiritual leader [minister, priest or rabbi], and one
by another adult. Finalists may be interviewed if the committee determines it is necessary. The selected
recipients will be required to attend a special Baccalaureate Service at the church on the second Sunday
in June. The scholarship will be presented at that time. Visit for an application. Deadline
to apply is March 11, 2011.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: offers need based scholarships that benefit every student. Criteria
include personal statement, transcript, letter of recommendation, and parent/guardian W2 Form. In
addition, this scholarship program offers other awards to Hispanic, African American and Asian
students. Please visit for complete program details and eligibility requirements.
Deadline to apply is January 28, 2011.

Tri County Insurance Agents Association: is offering awards ranging from$1,250 - $2,500. Criteria
include an essay and community service. Visit for applications and
information. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2011.
Under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their
18th birthday. Selective Service now accepts early submission of registration information by men
who are 17 years and 3 months old. The Agency holds their registration information and
automatically enters their data into the system when they turn 18. Students may register at any
U.S. Post Office or on line at

                                         OPEN HOUSE

Adelphi University
      November 7

Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
     Latino College Fair
     November 20 – 10:00am
     Fordham University – Rose Hill Campus
     441 East Fordham Road
     Bronx, NY

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
      November 20

Southern New Hampshire University
       November 7

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