High School Counselors' Association of Western New York Scholarship


The High School Counselors Association of Western New York provides an annual scholarship award to a local high school senior who meets the following requirements.

Students wishing to apply for this scholarship must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior.

  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university in New York State.

  • Plan to major in social work, psychology or counseling related field.

  • Have a grade point average of 85 or above.

  • Take part in extracurricular activities; school and/or community service.

  • Financial need may be considered

Candidates who qualify must:

  • Complete the application and submit it to the School Counseling Office at your school no later than the last Friday in March.

  • Write an essay of no more than 500 words (must be typed) on your future career choice.  Be sure to include who or what influenced your decision.

  • Letter of recommendation from student's school counselor, who must be a member of the High School Counselors Association of Western New York.

  • Official high school transcript including 1st semester senior grades.

Note: The HSCA scholarship is designated to be used for non-tuition college expenses.

Click here for a PDF version of our Scholarship Application


Congratulations to Austin from Kenmore East High School,

the 2023-2024 school year scholarship recipient!




Additional scholarships are available on our "Scholarships" page under the "Student Resources" menu.