SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE NEW YORK STATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE


A high school shall use uniform criteria for the selection of scholarship nominees, applicable to all competing students, such criteria to be in accordance with the requirements of this section.


Method A: Regents Test scores


A high school, which, prior to its students’ senior year, has offered to all such students seeking Regents credit at the school in each of the following subjects: Comprehensive English, Global Studies, United States History, Algebra II / Trig, and in two or more of the following four sciences: Earth Science, living environment/ Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, shall select scholarship nominees on the basis of the following criteria:


The high school shall select their winner(s) by computing a weighted average of the scores on the Regents examinations taken by it students prior to their senior year, in all of the following subjects. The weighing of the scores shall be:


Subject Weight


Comprehensive English 3

Algebra II/Trig 3

Global Studies 1

U.S. History 1

Science: 3 1 (each)


The weighted total of all 7 regents exams will be averaged together and ranked. The top number of students will be nominated for these scholarships (the number will change based on how many NYS gives us each year). These scholarships are based on the availability of NYS and subject to change.


IF A STUDENT FEELS THAT THEY MAY QUALIFY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS, PLEASE STOP IN TO SEE MS. RHOADES IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.


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