• 2020 Arkport Alumni Scholarships Available

    Wolfgruber Family Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00 Scholarship A scholarship in memory of Paul “Wink” Wolfgruber, Jr. (who attended ACS with the Class of 1965 and who lost his life in a motorcycle accident during the summer before his senior year), brother Kurt Wolfgruber, class of 1968 and their father Dr. Paul J. Wolfgruber (a local physician for many years in the Arkport area) has been established in the amount of $1,000 ($500.00 a year for two (2) years). Eligibility This scholarship is available to any senior from ACS who has an interest in pursuing a medical career while attending a two (2) or four (4) year college.

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    C. Jack Wraight Memorial Scholarship - $500.00 Scholarship A scholarship in the memory of Jack Wraight, past administrator, educator and coach at Arkport Central School has been established by his family and friends in the amount of $500.00. Eligibility This scholarship in available to any senior pursuing a career in education with a two (2) or four (4) year college or any senior who will be seeking additional training in a trade field such as welding, electrician, plumber, construction etc.… Special consideration will be given to any applicants who were reliable participants in athletics and who has represented themselves and their school well.

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    Canisteo Valley Historical Society Scholarship - $300.00 Scholarship A scholarship from the Historical Society is being given to any senior who has a love of history or who will be majoring in History in college or has a financial need. Eligibility Any senior attending a two (2) or four (4) year college majoring in history or indicates their love of history.

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    The Donald Stauring Service Award - $500.00 Scholarship The Donald Stauring family is providing a scholarship in memory of their father, a US Army veteran and a member of the NYS Army National Guard for 35 years. Donald was active with the Boy Scout Troop 16, coached Little League and served in his local church. This scholarship will be given to any student entering the US military, the fire service or criminal justice programs. Eligibility Any senior enlisted into the military, fire service or criminal justice program within three (3) month of graduation. Documentation must be provided of acceptance into program entering before scholarship is issued.

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    Grand View Canine Cares Scholarship - $250.00 Grand View Canine Cares is providing a scholarship to a senior who has shown a desire to better the world for animals and is either pursuing a career working directly with animals after graduation, or is going to a trade school, or enlisting in the military. Eligibility Applicant must submit one (1) non-family reference that can attest to the volunteer work, and/or to other acts of working with animals in a positive matter. A well written, heart felt essay on why working with animals has helped you with your chosen path must be submitted. This scholarship will be awarded in September 2020 The Kemp Family Memorial Scholarship - $400.00 The family members of Frederick Kemp, class of 1967 and Julie Kemp Byron, class of 1972 are proud to provide this scholarship to a senior in the ACS class of 2020. Eligibility Any seniors attending college, skilled program or going right out into the work force are eligible to apply. Applicant should provide an essay showing that they have the same qualities that Fred and Julie were know for; love of sports, dedication to family, community and country, being a hard worker and a have a positive attitude.

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    Arkport Alumni Association Scholarships The Arkport Alumni Association is offering several scholarships to graduating seniors. Amounts of scholarships offered to be determined based on number of applications submitted and alumni scholarship donations received. Eligibility (Any of the following) 1. Any senior who is attending a two (2) or four (4) college is eligible to apply. 2. Any senior attending a trade school such electrical, welding, cosmetology etc. is eligible to apply. 3. Any senior going out into the work force after graduation is eligible to apply,

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    The Myrtle King Crissey Memorial Scholarship - $500. Mrs. Crissey was a member of the ACS class of 1952.  She had a PhD. in Education from the University of Alabama and was a Project Director in an ABHFS program where her responsibilities  included preparation of Black Hawk Flight Simulators for several branches of the military. In memory of her sister, Helen King Beveridge is providing a $500 scholarship to an ACS senior. Eligibility: This scholarship is available to a senior entering the field of education.

    Guideline For Applying For Scholarships Applications must be submitted and MUST include all required information in a PDF document. Any applications not including the following information WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED! A sample application may be found online at arkportalumni.org Name, mailing address, email address, home phone number and cell phone number List name of scholarship(s) applying for by graduate List all extra-curricular/athletic actives in and out of school during high school years including position, Pres., VP, Capt. etc. and years in club/sport 9th, 10th , 11th, or 12th. Provide a 350-word essay describing goals, reasons for choosing future profession and any information you feel appropriate. Submission of Scholarships All applications for the above scholarships must be submitted by email to Alumni President Linda Burdett at arkportalumni@arkportcsd.org by April 17, 2020. (Acknowledgements on receipt of the applications will be made by return email. If you do not receive, please contact Mrs. Burdett to be sure she received your applications.) Applications dated after April 17, 2020 will not be considered. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Burdett by email or by calling her cell phone at 607-368-8222. All scholarship winners will be announced at ACS graduation and we are asking the winners to attend the Alumni Banquet on Friday, July 10, 2020 at The Main Place in Hornell to be honored.

    Click here for the Arkport Alumni Website

    Deadline: April 17, 2020

  • New York State Credit Union League Scholarship 

    The applicant must be a member in good standing of a participating New York credit union who meets all of the following criteria:

    • The member is a college-bound high school senior at the time of application.
    • The member is attending college for the first time in the fall of 2020.
    • The member will be enrolled in either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.
    • The member agrees to use any scholarship funds awarded by January 31, 2021, at an accredited educational institution only. 

     The application is due January 10, 2020

     Application Available in Student Services


  • Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarships of $500 to $5,000 for students planning careers in government service, for study at the college of the recipient's choice. (Other awards in amounts as the judges may determine.)


    Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.

    Application Deadline January 15, 2020

    Click here for application



  • The Empire State Potato Growers Inc. is pleased to provide a scholarship for undergraduate students, residing in New York state, pursing college studies benefiting the agricultural industry. All applications will be considered.

    It will be provided at the rate of $500 per academic year, for up to 4 consecutive years of undergraduate education. Full-time academic study in the field of agriculture must be pursued.

    Selection will be based on the following criteria: Agricultural-related areas of undergraduate study (i.e. Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Crop & Soil Sciences, Entomology, Food Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Economics), academic achievement, leadership abilities and NYS residency.

    Anyone in the potato industry should encourage qualified applicants to apply. Application forms can be downloaded using the link below.

    Completed application forms must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2020 to be considered.

    The winner will be honored at Empire Farm Days at the Rodman Lott & Son Farms, Seneca Falls. The show is sponsored by the Empire State Potato Growers Inc.

    Click here for application


  • America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund

    This new program is working to keep young adults in agriculture by giving them the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship to further their education.  At the same time, raising awareness of the diverse career opportunities in our industry. 

    Students can apply online through 1/15/2020

    www.FFA.org/scholarships. Farmers can endorse applicants through 1/22/20. 

    Click here to apply 


    • The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000.

      Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.  Applications will be available for the 2020-2021 academic year:

      • Freshmen Application:  March 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020

      Reference letters due by May 8, 2020

      Click Here to go to the Application System


    The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its suport of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.
    To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
    We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.
    Amount of award:   $500.00
    Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020
    Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
  • The 2020 Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship Application is now Open   

    To be considered for this honor, applications MUST be submitted online or postmarked by Saturday February 22, 2020



    AFDSNY awards four (4) scholarships a year for $1,500 each, to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a two (2) or four (4) year institution of higher education and will be pursuing a community service related career. This may include but is not limited to fire service, EMS, nursing, social work, health related services, teaching, paramedic, etc.

    All applications will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York.  Financial need academic achievement and community service are all factors in the selection process.  All decisions of the Committee are final.  Awards shall be made directly to the winning recipients, awards will only be made upon successful completion of the first semester and upon proof of registration for the second semester at an accredited institution of higher education. 

    Click here for application 



  • American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships

    Please refer to the website for various scholarships and requirements. 

    Application Deadline March 1, 2020

    Click here for information


  • 2020 New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship 

    ·         Applicant Guidelines

    ¨       2020 graduating high school seniors who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry.

    ¨       Live or work on a farm or be involved with agriculture via any avenue. 

    ¨       Family Farm Bureau membership or student Farm Bureau membership is required and may accompany application.

    ·         Process and Procedure 

    ¨       Students are required to complete an application which is a fillable pdf and submit a brief 300-500-word essay discussing an issue facing agriculture in their county, explaining how they think NYFB can support members who may deal with this issue.


    Click here for more information and application

  • Barbara Wheeler Schneider Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded each year to an Arkport Central School senior based upon their scholastic ability and demonstrated concern for their fellow classmates. 

    Applicants must submit a typed summary of why they feel they should be considered for the award

    You should also include service type activities that you have done in school, in your church, with the scouts, the community or for any person or group which would "demonstrate concern by the individual." 

    Information for this scholarship is available in Student Services.

    Application deadline: March 31, 2020



  • Mike Rowe Works Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    Skilled workers make civilized life possible!

    That’s why we created the Work Ethic Scholarship Program.

    Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

    Click here for more information


  • Hornell Rotary Club Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to any senior who plans to attend college.  All applicants must submit a statement of character from one of their current teachers and/or someone who is acquainted with your community service activity. Submit a typewritten statement in your own words on your reason for applying for the Rotary award.  Add information on your background and activities in school and community, especially as they relate to the Rotary mission of "Service Above Self."  Submit application to the Student Services Office by the deadline.

    Application Deadline TBD



  • Arkport American Legion Auxiliary #1248 Department of New York, Inc.

    One $1000.00 scholarship shall be awarded to eligible candidates planning to further his/her education.   


    Application Deadline:  TBD



  •  Firemen's Association of the State of New York (Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship)


    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York will award 25 $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors entering college.

    The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities.

    The Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship program is made possible each June through the generous donations of individuals, fire departments and auxiliaries. The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities.


    Click here for application

  • Hornell Kiwanis Club Business Scholarship

    The Hornell Kiwanis Club will give two business scholarships.  The recipients will be chosen from applications received from BOCES and other area high schools.  Send a student narrative or resume with application.  The student must be interested in obtaining a business degree and have taken business courses in high school such as accounting, marketing, and sales, business, typing.  The student must be accepted by a school for further study toward a business career.  


    Application deadline:  TBD




  • Arkport Faculty Association Scholarship

    The Arkport Faculty Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to one (1) Arkport Central School District graduating senior entering the field of education or a health profession.  The award will be paid in two $500 installments.

    Application due:  5/15/2020


    Click here for application




    Arkport PTSO Character Award

    The Arkport PTSO gives $300.00 to a graduating senior that contributes positively to our school and community, genuinely cares about people, is self-disciplined and works to the best of their ability. 


    • The student must intend to continue their education after high school including a 4-year college, 2-year college, technical degree, trade or vocational school training or part-time students pursuing a degree while working. 
    • Must be a graduating senior
    • Must have a GPA of 80 or higher
    • Must have good attendance
    • Completed application including student's self-rating form 
    • One letter of recommendation

    Deadline:  TBD




  • Steuben Citizens Federal Credit Union Membership Scholarship (formerly VAC)

    The Board established this scholarship in 2001 and has been able to offer several $500 scholarships every year since.  We hope to continue this tradition to help our college-bound members with their continued educational expenses.  The Board of Directors at Steuben Citizens Federal Credit Union is pleased to offer our young members the opportunity to apply for our membership scholarship.  

    Criteria to apply: 

    • Must be a member of the Credit Union for at least one full year. 
    • A high school senior attending college in the fall of the same year
    • or a college freshman who is continuing their higher education in the fall of this year.

    Application Deadline:  May 8, 2020

    Applications are now available in Student Services.



  • Steuben Trust Company Scholarship

    Steuben Trust Company will award a total of three $5000 scholarships and two $3000 scholarships to graduating seniors.  

    Applications are available in Student Services. 

    Completed applications are to be by April 1, 2020





    ServU Smart Savers Award  

    This $500 award is for graduating high school seniors who will be entering either a two or four-year college in the fall.

    * Must be a member of the ServU Credit Union 

    * Must be a graduating high school senior

    Application Deadline March 15, 2020

    Application in Student Services



     Farm Credit East

    Farm Credit East awards $1500.00 scholarships each year to qualified students who are commited to a career in agriculture, commercial fishing or the forest products industry. Their decision is based on your essay, experience, course of study and extracurricular activities. 

    Deadline: April 2, 2020.

    Please click here for application


  • Beatrice L. Williams

    This $1000 scholarship is available to a student that plans to attend Alfred State College.  To be eligible for this scholarship, you must attend Arkport, Avoca, Canisteo-Greenwood, Wayland-Cohocton, Hornell or Jasper-Troupsburg school.  The application is available in the Student Services Office. 

    Application Deadline April 1, 2020


  • NYS Higher Education Services Corporation Excelsior Scholarship

    The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.

    Click here for more information and the application


  • Twin Tiers Society of Women Engineers Scholarship 

    Twin Tiers SWE Scholarship

    Female residents of the Twin Tiers enrolled in ABET or CSAB program - Engineering or Computer Science

    Engineers make up the foundation of ever growing innovation in this world. So be a part of this movement and help change the world. In turn, we’ll give you a helping hand with a $2000 scholarship. The scholarships will be based entirely on merit, involvement, and community service. Share with us who you are and your achievements!

    Application Deadline: 3/27/2020

    Application is available in Student Services


  • The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes  

    Offers multiple local scholarships with descriptions and printable applications are available on the website with various due dates for Arkport Central School. 


    Scholarship eligibility varies, please see below for scholarship listings by school or click here for a full list of scholarships descriptions. 

    General Scholarship Descriptions - Submitting an application to the General Scholarship is one application for twenty-six scholarships. Click the link to read descriptions of scholarships. If you are a student living or going to school in one of the following counties, you are encouraged to apply: Alleghany, Bradford, Broome, Chemung, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, Rensselaer, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, or Tompkins counties.

    *Please note that many scholarships are based on financial need. Thus, your application requires your family’s tax return. If you do not include the form, you will not be considered for these awards.* 

    SCHOLARSHIPS WITH SEPARATE APPLICATIONS BY SCHOOL: To simplify your search, see below for scholarships that require their own applications. Scholarships are listed specific to your school. If you do not see your school listed, please see the General Scholarship Descriptions, as you are likely eligible for scholarships within that application as well as to read the separate application eligibility by your county.

    Addison High School
    Bath-Haverling High School
    Campbell-Savona High School
    Corning-Painted Post High School
    Elmira High School
    Hammondsport High School
    Horseheads High School 
    Notre Dame High School
    Thomas A. Edison High School
    Watkins Glen High School

    If you do not see your high school listed, this does not mean there aren’t applications available. Please see Scholarship Eligibility by County below.


    Chemung County High School
    Steuben County High School
    Schuyler County High School


    Some of our scholarships are available to submit by paper application because of the special needs of the scholarships.


    Ethel Strickarz Memorial Scholarship – graduating from a public, private, or home schooled in Steuben County. May also be an adult learner who resides in Steuben County. THIS APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE.

    Helen G. Schuyler Scholarship – student graduating or has graduated from a Steuben County High school that plans to study fine or decorative art at the collegiate level. THIS APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE.


    For more information or assistance contact Katie McConville at the Community Foundation office at cmm@communityfund.org or 739-3900.

    Click here for Scholarship Descriptions and Applications


  • Arlynn Robbins Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is presented in memory of Arlynn Robbins. the recipient of this $1,000.00 scholarship will be chosen based on their well-being, community involvement and future plans. Preference will be iven to a well-rounded high school graduate who exemplifies similar characteristics of Arlynn and those who are very active in their local community. 

    Applications are available in the Student Services office.

    Application submission deadline: Postmarked by June 1, 2020

  • James ("Rip") Holden Memorial Scholarship - Dansville Fish & Game, Inc.

    Applicant must be a graduating high school student entering accredited college in the U.S. The scholarship is being offered only to those pursuing a degree in conservation, conservation biology, environmental protection, conservation science, wildlife and forestry, natural resources, wildlife/animal management, aquatic and fisheries science (freshwater or marine science), environmental biology, wildlife science, natural resource conservation, etc. Applicant must wish to pursue a career in conservation, conservation biology, environmental protection, conservation science, wildlife and forestry, natural resources, wildlife management, aquatic and fisheries science (freshwater or marine science), environmental biology, wildlife science, natural resource conservation, etc. 3. Student must enroll as a full-time student to receive award.

    Application is available in the Student Services Office

    Deadline: April 18, 2020

  • Scottish American Society of the Southern Tier, Inc. - Three $500 Scholarships

    Offering the $500 Robert Burns Scholarship, the $500 George Cunningham Scholarship and the $500 Bruce Stewart Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    Click here for application to print