• DVRHS Local Scholarship Application Process

    The Local Scholarship Application includes scholarships that are awarded to DVRHS seniors by school or community organizations.
    To be considered for these scholarship opportunities, students must complete the application form and checkoff sheet. Students can edit/type into the PDF form and save/print OR print and hand write the application. No preference is given to either method, but all materials must be submitted in paper form to the Guidance office by the deadline. 

    The deadline for the class of 2017 has passed (3/30/17) 

    1. Local Scholarship Descriptions
    We recommend downloading the documents to your device before you begin working on the application, so that you can save as you work.

    Current Scholarship Opportunities 

    Scholarship opportunities are e-mailed to seniors throughout the year from Mr. Scott Woodland, Guidance Counselor. The below opportunities have also been sent via email.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program 

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are committed to continuing efforts at helping those have desire and ambition to succeed.  A $1000 scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors. Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay describing  educational and life goals.
    Deadline: June 12, 2017.
    More information/application: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

    Autism Family Services of New Jersey Scholarship Program

    The 2017 Autism Family Services of New Jersey Scholarship Program is open to New Jersey residents with a diagnosis of Autism. This year, in partnership with the Hinkle, Fingles, Prior and Fischer, Attorneys at Law, Autism Family Services of New Jersey will be selecting two recipients; each receiving a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, candidates must be a New Jersey resident, graduating high school in 2017, have an established diagnosis of Autism, Asperger Syndrome, or PDD-NOS and plan on pursuing a post- secondary education.
    This scholarship is unique since it allows 2017 graduates pursuing a college, university, technical, trade, or vocational school level education to apply. This scholarship is not solely based on academic achievement. Meaningful community volunteerism, participation in extra-curricular activities and essay response will all be considered when choosing recipients for these scholarships. Candidates do not need to be near the top of their class to be considered. All who are eligible are encouraged to apply.
    Deadline: May 26, 2017
    More information/Application: http://www.autismfamilyservicesnj.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2013/10/2017-Autism-Scholarship.pdf

    Frenchtown-Milford VFW Post 7587 Scholarship

    The Frenchtown-Milford VFW Post 7587 scholarship is available to any student who is a relative (child, grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew or cousin) of a veteran (living or dead) or active service member of any branch of the United States military. Please provide proof in the form of discharge papers or form DD214. Awards are in the amount of $5000 (for those attending a 4 year college or university) or $2500 (for those attending a two year college university). Completed application and essay required.
    Deadline: Return to Guidance by May 17, 2017

    James Harrison Memorial Scholarship for Musical Creativity

    The James Harrison Memorial Scholarship for Musical Creativity is for the student who most demonstrates musical originality and creativity. Applicants must provide an original piece of music on a CD and a brief write up of future plans. If you are you interested in applying for this scholarship, please see Mr. Woodland in the Guidance Office.
    Deadline: May 15, 2017 

    Learning Ally Scholarship

    Each year, Learning Ally offers two endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities. The recipients of these awards are role models of success and inspiration to students throughout the country. The top three winners from each program receive a $6,000 scholarship award and participate at a national celebration. High school senior who are learning disabled are eligible to apply.
    Deadline: May 31, 2017
    More information/application: http://www.learningally.org/NAA/Application 

    New Jersey Disabled American Veterans Scholarships

    The New Jersey Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will be awarding three (3) $1,000 scholarships. Applicant must be a natural or adopted descendant of a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Dept of NJ (sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, nephews, cousins). Essay is required.
    Deadline: May 21, 2017
    Application: Click here to download 

    Nursing Schools Almanac-Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

    Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. The website will award a $1000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who demonstrates: a track record excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
    Deadline: June 30, 2017
    More information/application: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com (click banner on right side) 

    Sawyer Controls - Technology Award Scholarship

    Sawyer Controls will award a scholarship to a graduating senior from Del Val who will be attending a four-year college or university to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.  Students will be considered based on their academic potential, community service, and extracurricular activities. Please include any relevant information in regards to these three areas. The Guidance Office will provide a copy of your transcript. 
    Please write an essay responding to the following prompt: "How do you think that Alexa and Voice Controlled Technology will affect how people interact with their homes?".
    Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
    Return all application materials to the Guidance Office. 

    Zeller Family Scholarship

    The Zeller Family scholarship is for students who plan to continue a technical, "hands on", or labor skilled career. Some possible careers include, but are not limited to: auto mechanics, carpentry, computer design and repair, robotics, culinary arts, cosmetology, gardening/landscaping, child care, small business innovations, etc. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded (one for a male student and one for a female student).
    Essay required (500-600 words): "A job worth doing is worth doing right"
    Personal statement required explaining your future plans, goals and dreams.
    Deadline: May 1, 2017
    More information: If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please see Mr. Woodland. 

    Additional Scholarship Opportunities 

    Raise.me partners with 180 colleges to offer micro-scholarships to students for their achievements starting as early as the 9th grade. Students can earn micro-scholarships for their grades in core classes, their involvement in a club or sport, their volunteer hours, and more things they are already doing! When students are accepted into a partner college, the micro-scholarships they earn will automatically be calculated into their financial aid package for that college. Use the following link to sign-up for Raise.me: https://www.raise.me/join/6305767827 
    Scholly - A simple and easy to use app created by a group of Drexel students. Scholly has been featured on Shark Tank and has on just about every major media outlet. Cost: $2.99.
    Naviance: There are many scholarships listed in the scholarship search engines on Naviance. Click on Colleges, and scroll down to the Scholarships section.
    Fastweb.com: A comprehensive free scholarship search site. 
    College Board: Maintains a searchable database of scholarships. 
Last Modified on April 24, 2017