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The Information You Need When Applying for Scholarship


    Application Submission deadline was April 14, 2023 

How do I apply?

The application and the instructions can be obtained at  the click Pleasantville High School and look under the menu item, “Counseling", “Naviance” & then "Scholarships" or can be found below. To be considered by the Selection Committee, you must:

  • Strictly follow and adhere to all of the instructions on the application; 

  • Completed applications and corresponding essays are submitted to the Pleasantville High School Guidance Office and a copy of your FAFSA with Student Aid Report (SAR), which includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is sent to the independent financial assistance processor, Mr. Michael Tedesco, at Mike Tedesco 23 Howard Parkway New Rochelle, NY 10801 

  • Participate in a personal interview with the Community Selection Committee

When can I apply for a scholarship?
The committee is now accepting scholarship applications from the High School Class of 2023 through Friday, April 14th at 3:00pm at the Pleasantville High School Guidance Office and copies of the FAFSA with Student Aid Report (SAR) is submitted to Mike Tedesco by Saturday, May 5, 2023. Note: All financial information must be sent via regular mail (not email, registered or certified mail).  Completed applications will be reviewed in May and award recipients will be notified in June. 

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are graduating from high school in 2023;

  • Either attend Pleasantville High School or reside within the Pleasantville Union Free School District;


  • Will be attending college or professional training school in the fall of 2023.

How does the selection process work?

The Community Selection Committee considers the following factors when evaluating applications: academic performance, community service, extra-curricular activities and financial need. Other than the financial information to assess an applicant’s financial need, the required information is obtained from the application, applicant's essay and personal interview.

The Selection Committee uses an independent party, Mr. Michael Tedesco, to assess your financial need and maintain the confidentiality of your financial information. Mr. Tedesco uses the completed FAFSA and Student Aid Report, which is only produced by the filing of the FAFSA, to assign to you a financial assistance rating. You may also submit a letter describing any special circumstances that Mr. Tedesco should consider when assigning your financial assistance rating. Mr. Tedesco then provides the financial assistance rating to the Selection Committee. No member of the Community Scholarship Fund Board, including the members of the Selection Committee, will have access to an applicant’s financial information. All financial information will be kept strictly confidential.

Should you choose to apply for an award, please note the following: 

  • Instructions must be followed exactly;

  • Deadlines must be adhered to in order for your application to be considered;

  • If any part of the application is omitted, or if a deadline is not met, the applicant will not be eligible for a

  • scholarship;

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee an award of a scholarship; and

  • There are no exceptions.

How many students apply for awards?

In a typical year the Selection Committee reviews about 40 applications from students within the Pleasantville community. One time awards range between $1,000 to $4,000. Application submission does not guarantee an award of scholarship. About $22,000 to $25,000 is awarded annually. 

Instructions and application 






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