College Aid & Scholarships

Local and Civic Organization Scholarships

  • Other Local Scholarship Opportunities
  • JCC Women’s Organization – Application in Guidance Office. Due Date August 15, 2016
  • The NNYYSL Scholarships – (Must be a current or former soccer club member) Application in the Guidance Office
  • The Army Emergency Relief Scholarship
  • NYS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program – Provides a FULL SUNY Tuition scholarship. For an Information Packet please contact the Guidance Office.

Military Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The children of military personnel, and in some cases children of military veterans, have a wide range of scholarships and other tuition assistance programs available to them. The eligibility criteria vary among the programs, as do the awards given. It is important to be familiar with all of the application and qualification information in order to receive consideration.

IHC’s guidance department, the education resources available at Ft. Drum, and our close-knit network of IHC military families, can help families find and evaluate opportunities.

In addition, many active duty service members and military retirees can transfer up to 36 months of their Post-9-11 GI Bill tuition, book stipend, and living expense benefits to their military dependents.

It is important to start the search process early. Many programs have different deadlines and requirements, and those who plan well in advance can take the best advantage of available opportunities. Scholarships are frequently announced on the Fort Drum website and in the the Fort Drum Mountaineer. Below are just some of the resources to get you started:

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

ROTC is a viable option for those students who seek a college education and are motivated to subsequently serve a period of time as military officers in the Army, Navy and Marines, and Air Force. The Coast Guard also has similar programs. ROTC scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, physical fitness, and other factors. Many IHC students meet these criteria. Four, three, and two-year full-tuition scholarships are available, which also include a book stipend and separate living stipend.

The ROTC program, offered at thousands of colleges and universities across the country, is one of the most successful leadership programs in the United States. Students receive instruction in leadership, management, problem-solving, and communication. Upon graduation, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants or Ensigns on active or reserve duty. As leaders of troops, new Officers not only earn steady employment that is highly attractive to civilian employers, but they earn the privilege of serving their country in uniform.

During college, students attend usually one academic class per week, as well as one “leadership lab,” learning basic skills such as land navigation, marksmanship, and physical training. Students typically attend one Field Training Exercise per semester at a nearby military installation, and are required to attend a 6-week “Advanced Camp” between their Junior and Senior years. Qualified and motivated students can also attend Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, and other military schools during their summer breaks.

Those interested in ROTC scholarships should visit the various service ROTC websites: