Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships available through Collier High School.  Any Collier High School senior can apply for these scholarships.  To apply please complete the Collier High School Scholarship Application Form.

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Sister Eileen Groogan Memorial Scholarship Program

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Collier seniors to pursue their postgraduate plans. Students selected for this scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used during their first year of study at any institution.  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or economic need.

Sister Carol Beairsto Postgraduate Assistance Fund
Statement of Purpose:  This fund is meant to assist former graduates of Collier High School in pursuing higher education or specialized training one or more full years after they have left the school.  Further, the scholarship is targeted to those former graduates who had not qualified for other scholarships or funds and whose postgraduate studies had been postponed due to financial and/or personal hardship.  The fund is named in of honor of Sister Carol Beairsto, R.G.S., who established Collier High School as a day school in 1978 and had led Collier Services as executive director from that time through June of 1996. 

Eligibility:  Former graduates of Collier High School and the Collier Group Home who reached their majority (age 21), have not qualified for other assistance/scholarship and may have had to postpone their plans for postgraduate studies due to personal difficulties, which may include health concerns or financial hardship.  Some examples of hardship/difficulties might include pregnancy, hospitalization, needing to work to earn money for self support, etc.  In some rare cases, pupils who have been at Collier for two or more years but have not graduated from the school may apply.

The intention of the fund is to augment one's ability to enter a training program or school which will further one's education or job readiness/advancement.  Normally, the fund could be used to reimburse the tuition of colleges, technical schools (Cosmetology, Autobody, etc.) and other types of professional training as well as certain materials/equipment (tools, machinery, office supplies, etc.) needed to start a course or enter a field of endeavor.  The fund may not be used to cover debts, pay rent or assist in emergency situations.
 
Trudy Sofen Postgraduate Assistance Fund
Statement of Purpose:  This fund is meant to assist former graduates of Collier High School or Collier Group Home in pursuing specialized training related to employment. The fund is in honor of Trudy Sofen, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Collier Services from 1977 to 2005.

Eligibility:  Former graduates of Collier High School and Collier Group Home who reached their majority (age 21), has not qualified for other assistance/scholarships, may have had to postpone their plans for postgraduate studies, and is now single mothers seeking gainful employment are eligible.

The intention of the fund is to augment one’s ability to enter a training program or school which will further one’s education or job readiness/advancement.  Normally, the fund could be used to reimburse the tuition of vocational/technical schools or other professional training, as well as certain materials/equipment to start a course or enter a field of endeavor.  The fund may not be used to cover debts, pay rent, or assist in emergency situations.

Application Process:  Former graduates who meet the above-stated criteria must complete the attached application form in full.  Monies will be awarded based on documented need and conformity to eligibility criteria as long as funds are available. Normally, funds will be issued by agency check after proper receipts are in hand.  In some cases, the check may be made payable to the school or program applicant will attend.

Amount of Assistance:  The fund will be limited to disbursements of $500 per applicant each year.  Depending on the strength of the fund and the number of disbursements anticipated, successful applicants may seek additional funding.

Due Dates:  Deadlines for applications are May 15th and November 15th.


Collier PTO Scholarship Award

The PTO Scholarship Award is an annual award to recognize students who have made outstanding efforts to reach the goals, which they had set for themselves at Collier High School.  The monetary award will be used to assist students who consistently work to maximize their talents and abilities are able to work toward goals even when faced with setbacks and who demonstrate positive involvement in school, community and workplace.  A predetermined amount of money will be used to reimburse recipients for costs related to a particular educational/vocational item.

Grad-to-Grad Scholarship

Alumni graduates created this scholarship for current graduating seniors.  The type of scholarship and the amount of money awarded may vary from year to year.
Other Scholarships

Occasionally Collier High School has the opportunity to award seniors with other scholarships. This application can be used to apply for those scholarships as well.
 

Foundation Board Discretion:  The Foundation Board reserves the right to award scholarships as it deems appropriate including, without limitation, the right to award more than one scholarship in a particular category, the right to refrain from awarding any scholarship in a particular category, or the right to refrain from awarding any scholarship in any of the categories in its sole discretion.

Please Note:  by completing the Collier High School Scholarship Application you will be considered for all the scholarships available through Collier.  Copies of this application will be given to the individual scholarship committees for consideration.
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