Staten Island ACHIEVE Dollars for Scholars awards are both NEED and MERIT based, for Staten Island students planning to go to an accredited four-year college. Except for school-specific scholarships, seniors from any Staten Island high school are eligible to apply to any or all scholarships. Applications will be reviewed with consideration for grades, summer and part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, a short written statement, and recommendations. Interviews will be conducted with finalists. Decisions will be made by the Board of Directors. 

For scholarship criteria and a link to apply, click here

 

ISLAND-WIDE AWARDS

 

The Judy Ryan Scholar-Athlete ACHIEVE Award 

  • One scholarship of $20,000 over four years will be awarded each year to a student-athlete who has competed in any team sport at the varsity level in high school on Staten Island.
  • Have maintained at least an 85% grade point average (or equivalent).
  • Most importantly, have demonstrated the power of Judy's Secret: "If you work hard and have a good attitude, you can achieve anything you dream about."  
  • The winner will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) to retain the scholarship each year. 

 

Joseph T. Premus Science ACHIEVE Award

  • One scholarship of $10,000 over four years will be awarded each year to a Staten Island high school student for outstanding achievement in health sciences (academic or extracurricular) while exhibiting exceptional character, integrity and leadership.  
  • Have maintained at least an 85% grade point average (or equivalent).
  • The winner will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) to retain the scholarship each year. 

 

ACHIEVE Obstacle Award

  • Multiple scholarships ranging from $4,000-$10,000 over four years.  
  • Awarded to students who have overcome significant economic or personal hardship. (​Former winners have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy, overcome illnesses, or experienced homelessness.)
  • Have demonstrated a strong work ethic (in school, volunteer activities, jobs).
  • Winners will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) to retain the scholarship each year. 

 

ACHIEVE High Potential Award

  • Multiple scholarships ranging from $4,000-$10,000 over four years.
  • Have demonstrated a strong work ethic (in school, volunteer activities, jobs) and show distinctively high potential for college and beyond.   
  • Winners will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) to retain the scholarship each year. 

 

SCHOOL-SPECIFIC AWARDS

 

Tommy Cassidy Moore Maverick ACHIEVE Award

  • One scholarship of $10,000 over four years awarded to a graduating student at Moore Catholic High School.
  • First awarded in 2006.
  • Student must be in good standing, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and personality which enhances the spirit of the school community.

 

Notre Dame Alumnae ACHIEVE Award

  • One scholarship of  $6,000 over four years awarded to a graduating student who best exemplifies the mission of Notre Dame Academy.  
  • First awarded in 2013.
  • The winner will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) to retain the scholarship each year.

 

Evelyn Cooke Dream Big ACHIEVE Award (Susan Wagner)

  • $5,000 in scholarships awarded over four years to graduating black and latinx students of Susan Wagner High School
  • First awarded in 2018.
  • The winner will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) to retain the scholarship each year.

 

Staten Island ACHIEVE Dollars for Scholars | P.O. Box 20357 Cherokee Station | New York, NY 10021