The PHS College Resource Center Scholarship Opportunities!!


Are  you are preparing for college yet?  If you have not already applied, and are unsure of where to go, stop by the CRC (College Resource Center) and see Ms. Maria Gordineer!  Ms. Gordineer has lots of resources on hand about schools all across the country and right here in NY.   IF you are looking to apply to college and are thinking it might be too expensive or have financial worries,  Ms. G will be able to help you find a scholarship.  Scholarships are great opportunities to help fund college and there are many websites that you can find to obtain them.  However, BE AWARE that ALL scholarships have DEADLINES and dates that you must apply by.  If you have any questions or just want to see 2013-2014 scholarship opportunities, go to the home page of Peekskill High School, click on “teacher pages” and click on “Gordineer, Maria.”  This will bring you to the homepage of the College Resource Center.  On the left side, you can find scholarship opportunities as well as the dates of colleges that will be visiting PHS!

The link to the PHS CRC can also be found by clicking the link below:


The DECEMBER & JANUARY Scholarship DEADLINES are as follows:

Valvoline Automotive Technical Scholarship 

The program will award five $1,000 scholarships and a $10,000 grand-prize scholarship. The scholarship program is being offered to youths between the ages of 16 and 25 who are planning to attend an accredited technical institution or vocation technical



Westchester County Club 

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. Scholarship Applications are available. Seniors with a GPA of 2.5

Contact: College Resource Center (Mrs. Gordineer) 


KFS Colonel’s Scholars 

KFC Colonel’s Scholars are looking for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit to quality for the KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program. Awards are up to $20.000 for tuition, fees, textbooks, room and board.


To qualify, graduating high school seniors must:

  • Earn a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need

Accepting online applications December 1, 2011 to February 8, 2012 at



American Institute of Architects Foundation 

High school seniors, junior college or technical school students transferring to a professional program in architecture. 



American Institute of Architects 

High school senior, technical school/community college students entering or attending a program leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture are eligible to be nominated.



Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship 

Must be a high school junior, have a cumulative grade point average for  the 9th and 10th only, of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.



Elk s National Foundation 

Seniors who are US citizens, perform community service, displays  leadership qualities and participate in extracurricular activities. Applications should be sent to the local chapter.

Contact: College Resource Center (Mrs. Gordineer)


Gates Millennium Scholars                

Citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States. Seniors who have attained a GPA of 3.3 or have earned a GED. Applicants must be low-income minority students, and demonstrate community involvement.  Although there are no restrictions on majors, nominators are asked to consider academic performance in math and sciences.

Students also have to meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.



Simon Youth Foundation         

Seniors who live in communities with Simon Malls and plan to attend an accredited  college or university. Applicants should be involved in community activities.

Contact: or College Resource Center (Mrs. Gordineer) 


Ron Brown Scholarship  

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.



Tom Joyner Foundation (Full Ride Scholarship)      

Current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Applicants must have applied and be accepted into a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).  Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.



Toyota Community Scholars

Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better and actively involved in a service organization or project that has a positive impact on the school and/or community.  Applicants should plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited four year college or university. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to apply.



Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Academic Scholarship 

Graduating high school senior accepted by participating colleges and universities.  Must be in financial need and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.



There are many many more opportunities that the CRC and Ms. Gordineer knows of.  Feel free to stop in and say hello.  Don’t forget to tell her, you saw the information on the Mercury!