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Student Awards & Scholarships

2021 Awards

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships 2021
 
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships 2021

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.9 million in scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student Contest. The scholarship is competitive and is based on academics, leadership, financial need, and service. 

Applications Due: November 15, 2020
 
 

2020 Awards

CMC Foundation Scholarship 2020
Gordon Atwell Memorial Scholarship 2020
IHS Senior Awards 2020
IVLA College Scholarship 2020
Latino Civic Assn. Cecilia Montaner-Vargas Award 2020
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship 2020
 
CMC Foundation Scholarship 2020

The Cayuga Medical Center Foundation Scholarship is a merit-based award designed to provide financial support to graduating seniors intending to continue their education in pursuit of a health center career. Please read the cover letter before you begin your application.

Applications Due: March 30, 2020

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships 2021

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.9 million in scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student Contest. The scholarship is competitive and is based on academics, leadership, financial need, and service. 

Applications Due: November 15, 2020

Gordon Atwell Memorial Scholarship 2020

The Gordon Atwell Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving 2020 Tompkins County high school graduate who will be enrolled in a fully accredited college or university full time (minimum of 12 credit hours), beginning in the fall of 2020. Affiliation with the Elks Lodge is not required. The scholarship is based on merit and financial need. 

The application is available below, and can also be found on the Ithaca Elks website. If you have any questions, please email secretary@ithacaelks.org, attn: Chair of the Scholarship Committee. 

Applications Due: June 30, 2020
 
IHS Senior Awards 2020

Attention Seniors: We want you to know about the need to complete an application to be eligible to receive money from senior awards.  

Every year there is a ceremony for seniors who have received an award(s). Awards come from many sources, such as nominations by IHS teachers or an outside organization, in the memory of loved ones, or in honor of an IHS graduating class. These specific awards have a trust fund account and recognize students with a monetary award.

In order to be nominated for many of the awards, you need to fill out an award application. Please don't hesitate to get this done! Applications can be downloaded from this page or picked up from J15 or G116. Mrs. Powers and Mr. Noyes are the coordinators of the awards program, and we wish you all the best. Please don't hesitate to ask either of us a question.

Applications Due: March 2, 2020
 
International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) College Scholarship 2020

A scholarship is available for anyone who is attending college next fall. This applies to both community college and university-bound students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required along with a 300-500 word essay (topic found on IVLA's website).

Applications Due: April 30, 2020
 
Latino Civic Association Cecilia Montaner-Vargas Award 2020

The Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County is pleased to announce the Cecilia Montaner-Vargas Award, an opportunity for a Latina/o graduating high school senior to be awarded a scholarship totaling $800. This scholarship is to be used for any future academic program.

Eligibility: The Latino Civic Association will consider Latino/a senior in good academic standing, who demonstrate community service involvement and who are graduating from any Tompkins County school district at the end of the 2020 school year. 

Interested students must complete all sections of the application. Instructions for applicants are listed in the cover letter below. 

Applications Due: May 1, 2020
 
Society of Women Engineers Margaret R. Brewster Scholarship 2020

The Twin Tiers Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce the 2020 Margaret R. Brewster scholarship program. These $2,000 scholarships will be open to high school seniors within the Twin Tiers region who (i) identify as female and (ii) plan to major in an ABET-accredited engineering program or a CSAB-accredited computer science program during the 2020-2021 school year. Check out the 2020 Twin Tiers SWE Scholarship flyer for more information. 

Applications Due: March 27, 2020