Senior Dues Scholarship

One More Goal Accomplished

This Grant Award is for Senior Dues, a cost of $225. It may not seem like much but for some families, this is a LOT!

Senior Dues covers:

  • Cap & Gown & Stole
  • Diploma case
  • Graduation photo
  • Award Ceremony
  • Graduation site rental fees
  • Yearbook
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Senior Sweatshirt
  • Senior T-Shirt
  • Senior Gift

 In order to be eligible for this award, Seniors MUST meet the following criteria:

  1. Be of financial need, family must be on public assistance.
  2. Student must be in good academic standing
  3. Student must have close to impeccable behavioral record
    If you do have a blemish on your record, essay and recommendation letter from Peace Center required.
    Second Chance Essay:
    Everyone is deserving of a second chance. We all want to believe that there is nothing we can do, that should stop us from being our best selves, even mistakes made in our past. All of our experiences should always serve as lessons.
    Explain in detail the incident (do not include names of others involved) that stained your reputation and what you COULD’VE done if anything, to prevent the situation from happening. What positive lesson did you learn from that experience that has either changed your mindset, or changed you as a person?


  1. Online application completed + transcript attached
  2. Digital Copy of first report card of the fall
  3. Digital Copy of Public Assistance awards letter
  4. Digital Copy of Attendance letter – same as letter needed for ‘face to face’ appointment
  5. Digital Copy of Recommendation letter from staff member
  6. Digital Copy of Essay:
    The Power of One for All Non-Profit was created to help high school students have the ‘small’ experiences that make High School memorable. Certain things such as senior prom, senior trips, class ring, cap and gown, the yearbook and even participating in the graduation ceremony are not affordable for some NYC families. How specifically can or does this opportunity benefit you and/or your family? Out of the many seniors applying for this philanthropic grant, why are you the most deserving?

All digital documents will require to be uploaded to a self titled Google Folder which you will share with the non profit. Once you create the folder, you can attach the link to the application along with transcript.

We urge all HSFI Seniors that meet the criteria and needs, to apply.


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