Counseling, College and Career Center

Phone: 518-355-6110 ext. 3047

Meet Your Counselors

Each student at Schalmont High School is assigned a counselor to help them navigate challenges and pave the way to graduation. Find your counselor.

Upcoming Events

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In Person College Representative Visits

Information about scheduled in person college representative visits is available here.

Mental Health Resources

School Counselors have put together this webpage with information about mental health resources for our families. If you ever have an immediate question or concern, please make sure to reach out to your child’s school counselor.

Volunteer Information

Academic Resources

SAT/ACT Information

College Search Information

Private College/University Resources
SUNY Resources
Helpful College Forms

Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

These links to resources are provided to help families through the process of figuring out how to pay for college. In many situations, this requires a combination of financial aid and scholarships.

Student Loan Calculator

The New York Times has created a student loan calculator to offer a guide to the borrowing picture at various institutions — and what it takes after graduation to repay the loans. Use the calculator here.

Financial Aid
Scholarship Websites
NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence Selection Criteria

Students are chosen based on a weighting system of six Regents Exam scores: English Language Arts (weight of three), Algebra II (weight of three), Global Studies & Geography (weight of one), United States History & Government (weight of one), and two Sciences (weight of one each).

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply. For more information on requirements, click here.

New York State Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program

New York State has launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program, which will encourage the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10% of students in every New York high school if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation. Read more about this program.

Elks National Foundation

The Elks National Foundation offers a Most Valuable Student Contest that awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership and financial need. More information on their website. The deadline is November 15, 2021.

The Elks National Foundation also offers Legacy Awards, providing $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. More information on their website. The deadline is February 7, 2022.

Heisman High School Scholarship

The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. More information on their website. The deadline is October 19, 2021.

Schenectady Masonic Lodge #1174

The Schenectady Masonic Lodge #1174 offers the James H. Fitzmaurice Education Scholarship to high school seniors in good standing and plan to attend college. One winner from each of their local schools will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Submit an essay of 200 to 500 words in Word or Google Docs on “What are the key elements of a community and what responsibilities of its members are essential to its success?” to The deadline is March 11, 2022.

Career Exploration Links and Resources

Working Papers

Students ages 14 to 17 can obtain working papers in the Counseling, College and Career Center. A parent-completed application is required and students must have a valid physical dated within one year of the application. This must be completed before the end of the school year. An Application for Employment Certificate is available here (you only need to fill out Part I) or please see Ms. McKeon.

Career and Technical School Information
ACE Mentor Program

The ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) Mentor Program is open to any high school students interested in learning about a career in design and construction. More information on their website.