Applying for a Scholarship

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The Hilton Education Foundation is pleased to award three scholarships in its name:

Hilton Education Foundation Scholarship
Criteria includes evidence of continued academic progress, extra curricular involvement, and volunteer work. These scholarships are limited to seniors only. Application deadline is May 1.
Use the button below to donate to the Hilton Education Foundation Scholarship.
Hilton Education Foundation Scholarship
HEF Skilled Trades & Services Scholarship

The Foundation also awards the Hilton Education Foundation Skilled Trades and Services Scholarship to a student who will further his or her education in skilled trades or services. Application deadline is May 1.
Use the button below to donate to the Skilled Trades & Services Scholarship
HEF Women’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) Scholarship

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the school year. $2500 will be awarded in addition to a Surface Computer.

Use the button below to donate to the HEF Women's STEM Scholarship

We also administer these other scholarships. Once a scholarship is established, the Foundation promotes the scholarship, selects the recipient, and manages contributions to the fund. Click the link to the right of the scholarship/fund to make a donation through PayPal.

Seniors interested in applying for any of these scholarships, check out this resource.

Dimbleby Opportunity Scholarship

This Scholarship will provide $500 to support a first generation Hilton High School graduate's college costs. The candidate must show evidence of strong academic progress, extracurricular activities, and community service. Candidates can apply with a written essay or video presentation. See the link below for the full details.

Brian Scroger Memorial Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is to recognize a graduating, college-bound Hilton High School Senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who has lost a parent or guardian or who has experienced severe medical challenges themselves.
Use the button below to donate to the Brian Scroger Memorial
Brian Scroger Memorial Scholarship
Bryssa Lynn Polatas Memorial Art Scholarship

This $500 annual Scholarship was established in the name of Bryssa Lynn Polatas, a 2016 Hilton High School graduate who passed away in a tragic car accident on January 12, 2017 at the age of 18. The scholarship is to encourage students to pursue a career in Visual Arts including; drawing, painting, charcoals, art history, art therapy or fashion design.
Use the button below to donate to the
Bryssa Lynn Polatas
Bryssa Lynn Polatas Memorial Scholarship
Ellen Reitter Acts of Kindness Award

This scholarship will provide $1,500 to support a Hilton High School student who is graduating this year and continuing their post-secondary education. The recipient of this award is someone who exemplifies the essence of Ellen through their dedication, hard work and compassion; who shows acts of kindness, not randomly, but as part of their normal way of life.
Use the button below to donate to the Ellen Reitter Scholarship.
Ellen Reitter Scholarship
Dr. James D. Nundy Endowment Fund

This scholarship will provide $500 for a student planning a
career in veterinary or human medicine. Criteria includes a GPA of at least 3.0 and exhibition of financial need.
Use the button below to donate to the Dr. James D. Nundy Endowment Fund.
Dr. James D. Nundy Endowment Fund
Laura Downs Scholarship Fund

This Scholarship fund will provide $500 to a student with an average of 85% or higher with plans to attend college. A one-page essay is required to address "Why I am Deserving of this Award." (Include your community and citizenship activities.)

Use the button below to donate to the Laura Downs Scholarship Fund.
Laura Downs Scholarship Fund
The Robert Phillips' Model United Nations Scholarship
formerly the Hilton Model United Nations Annual Scholarship

For a Hilton High School Graduating Senior that has been an active Model UN Club Member for at least Three Years, has been active in a Leadership Role, regularly attends UN Club meetings, demonstrates responsibility, and will be pursuing a postsecondary education that will benefit from Hilton Model UN High School involvement. Further details in the application form below.
Use the button below to donate to the Robert Phillips' Model United Nations
Robert Phillips Hilton Model United Nations Scholarship


Scholarships Offered by the Community:

The following scholarships are offered by the community.

Paige Adele Smith Scholarship

Paige Smith was a 2018 HHS graduate who passed away in a car accident two weeks before graduation. This scholarship is a tribute to Paige and the many people that she touched in the community. This scholarship is for 1 Hilton High School senior who has also completed 25 or more hours of volunteer work. This scholarship is worth $500.
Use the button below to donate to the
Paige Adele Smith
Hilton Applefest Scholarship

To recognize students who have given their time, talent, and treasure to the Community. 

Hilton Fire Department Bernard Whelehan Scholarship

You must be a daughter/son, granddaughter/grandson of a Hilton Fire Department Member, living or deceased. This includes Explorer Post, Ladies Auxiliary, Firemen and EMS Personnel. YOU MUST BE A SENIOR CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION IN ANY FIELD.

Hilton Heat Soccer Club Scholarship

To recognize 2 senior boys and 2 senior girls who have played for Hilton Heat for 3 years beyond 8th grade.

Hilton-Parma Hamlin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

To recognize graduating seniors for excellent community service.
Hilton Raiders Scholarship

Two $250 scholarships for seniors who are a former member of the Hilton Raiders Youth Football and Cheerleading organization who participated for a minimum of four full seasons. 
Shannon Sadler Memorial Scholarship

The Shannon Sadler Memorial Scholarship will provide $250 towards education in the area of
Cosmetology. Shannon's passion will live on through the talent that the scholarship will provide.
The candidates will reflect traits that Shannon embodied: being hard working, enthusiastic and
dedicated to achieving her goals will be required of the candidate. Donna and Mike Sadler, parents of Shannon will make the decision re: the scholarship recipient. Applications should be forwarded to the Hilton Education Foundation no later than May 1.

Contact us at anytime for assistance

Hilton Education Foundation
P.O. Box 232
Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 392-1078