College & Career

Check out these helpful sites and the college & career section in the library.
BHS Favorites

  • College Board -Information on planning for college, getting into college, finding the right college, taking the tests, and paying for it all
  • Big Future - from College Board
  • FastWeb - Information on scholarships and financial aid
  • Peterson's: Colleges and Universities - Search for a college by name, apply electronically, explore financial aid resources, and chat with other students
  • Common Application - Download the common application
  • CUNY - City University of New York official site.
  • SUNY- State University of New York official site.

More College Websites

How to write a college essay

 SAT Preparation Sites

  • How Stuff Works - Explains the SAT exams and the types of questions asked
  • Major Tests - Free SAT prep: Math, Writing, Vocab. & Critical Reading
  • Princeton Review - Test prep, admissions planning & college search

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • FinAid - A comprehensive website for students looking for ways to finance their education
  • Excelsior Scholarship Program - this scholarship allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2022-23 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2020 are eligible to apply
  • FAFSA on the Web - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Enhanced Tuition Reward Program - provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a participating private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college
  • International Education Financial Aid - Resource for financial aid, scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. Free scholarship search and financial aid information
  • NYS Higher Education Services - Grants, scholarships, and loan programs
  • Scholarships -Free scholarship search service and financial aid information

Individual Scholarships

The Dream US Scholarship provides college scholarships to DREAMers who would like to get a college education but cannot afford it. Deadlines vary.

Scholarship for Academic Excellence provides up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State. See your guidance counselor to apply.


Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition Students compete for this award by writing and recording an audio essay on a patriotic theme. The 2020-21 theme is "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?"The first-place winner gets a grand prize of $30,000 as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. The program gives out a total of $2.1 million in awards and incentives each year. Due October 31, 2022

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Coca-Cola Scholars are judged primarily on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and community service. This scholarship program  gives out 150 awards of $20,000 each.  Due October 31, 2022

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Submit an online written response to the question: "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less) One winner will receive $2000.  Due October 31, 2022


Dell Scholars offers financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits in addition to services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success. Due December 1, 2022


Profiles in Courage Essay Contest is open to High School students in grades 9-12. Students must describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917. First place winner will receive $10,000, second place receives $3,000, 5 finalists receive $1,000. Due January 13, 2023

APIASF General Scholarship (The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) offers applicants scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Due January 19, 2023


AEF Scholarship awards scholarships to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Scholarship is for $20,000. Due February 2, 2023


Horatio Alger Scholarship Award
 This need-based scholarship is geared toward students who have faced and overcome great obstacles. To be considered eligible, your gross adjusted family income must be at or below $55,000. At the national level, there are 106 $25,000 awards; there are also state scholarships that range between $6,000 and $10,000. Due March 15, 2023


1 Do-Over Scholarship For students who want to reflect on past mistakes and how they could have done things differently.  Scholarship is for $1,500. Due June 30, 2023

Careers & Internships