Scholarships Currently Available

 Scholarships Currently Available

All parents and students must remember that school deadlines for scholarships will differ from those on the application in order to ensure that scholarships are received by the guidance office in time to add necessary paperwork and be sent to the sponsors prior to the deadline.


MAY 18, 2017

The Tioga County Fair has announced that a maximum of six $1,000 scholarships, through the Msgr. John W. Mignot Scholarship Program, will be awarded to the Pennsylvania residents.   Recipients must have been active for at least the previous two years at the fair and must be attending college or another institution of higher learning this fall.   The scholarships are sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.

The qualifying students must submit their applications to the Tioga County Fair by June 30.   Applications must be completed and printed from the website at  Handwritten applications will not be considered. 

MAY 12, 2017

The Jarett Rand Smith Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established by the daughters of Jarett R. Smith in memory to honor his legacy as a lawyer in Tioga County and Potter County Pennsylvania.  This $500 scholarship is to be awarded to one senior from Wellsboro Area High School and one senior from Coudersport Area Jr./Sr. High School and will be paid directly to the university or college of each recipient's choice.

This scholarship is offered to seniors that plan on pursuing a degree in the following fields:  science, mathematics, or visual arts.  Scholarship amount is $500.  Stop in the Guidance office for application and complete details.  

Deadline:  May 31, 2017.    

MAY 4, 2017

Robert and Grace Bair Scholarship

This scholarship is for any senior pursuing a degree in the medical field at a four-year college.  Please answer the following essay:  Why are you interested in pursuing a medical degree and how will you hope to benefit the community in your future.   A copy of your acceptance letter is required. 

Deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017

MAY 3, 2017

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Learn more about the OSTC program, eligibility, and the application process

Parents and Students

Approved List of Opportunity Scholarship Organizations

List of Opportunity Scholarship Organizations

Parents/Student must apply through an approved Opportunity Scholarship Organization (OSO).

Am I eligible?
Students who live within the attendance boundaries of a low-achieving school, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are eligible to receive a scholarship if their household’s annual income is no greater than $76,350 plus $15,270 for each dependent member of the household.

For the 2016-17 school year, the maximum scholarship award available to non-special education students is $8,500 and the maximum for a special education student is $15,000.

Is my school low-achieving? What schools are participating?
The Pennsylvania Department of Education posts the list of receiving schools and low achieving schools for the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program. Participating schools are required to submit the proper enrollment forms to the PA Department of Education.

How do I apply?
Parents and students must work through an approved opportunity scholarship organization (OSO), not DCED, to participate in this program. These organizations are currently reviewing the guidelines and are beginning their application process. Once they become approved, these organizations will be posted on this site. Parents/students will be able to select an approved OSO and submit their application through them. Please continue to check back regularly for updates to the listing on this site.

MAY 1, 2017

Ossea Masonic Lodge #317 Scholarship

Must be a graduating senior from Wellsboro High School. The scholarship is also available to graduating seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a member and in good standing of the Ossea Masonic Lodge Temple #317. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college or trade school to obtain at least an Associates Degree.

Deadline: May 25, 2017

Applications are available in the guidance office.

Wellsboro High School Alumni Association Scholarship

The Wellsboro High School Alumni Association grants Alumni Scholarships based on several criteria, including financial need, scholastic record, extra curricular participation, community involvement and recommendations from educators.   ALL WASD Seniors who will be pursuing and Associate or Bachelor Degree are encouraged to apply, regardless of your high school curriculum.   Priority is given to students with financial needs. 

May 15, 2017 to the Guidance Office

Jerry Webster – Young Farmer Memorial Award

Graduating senior in the Agriculture program who will be pursuing some area of agriculture. Must be a member of FFA.

Write an essay on why you have chosen this field and what you have been involved in.

Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The Dustin Stanley Memorial Scholarship is available to any student in the senior class.  This $100.00 scholarship will go to a student that has exemplified upstanding personal characteristics.   An essay is needed.  The topic is, “Interacting with Others: What Others See When You Don’t Think They Are Watching.”  The essay should be no longer than 250 words in length.  The essay application is due by:  May 12, 2017

Gridders Club Scholarship

•       Candidate must be a graduating senior from Wellsboro High School.  Must have participated at least 2 years on the Wellsboro football team, one of which was as a senior. Has been accepted in College or Technical School for a minimum 2 year program.

Candidate has helped and participated in at least 4 Gridders Club functions (for example has helped out with a fundraiser specifically held to support the football fund).  Through graduation, must abide by school standards and rules including abstaining from alcohol and controlled substances, as well as have a good moral character as determined by the Wellsboro Gridders Club.

Applying applicant is to complete an essay noting how football has influenced their life. Submit the essay and application form

The essay will be received by the Club President and de-identified. The de-identified essay will be provided during a Gridders meeting and read by all present. The club members will then place their vote based on the essay, as well as the eligibility criteria as outlined above (The Club President will refrain from voting to remain impartial).

Application deadline is May 10, 2017. Selected candidate to be announced at the Wellsboro Hornets Sports Booster Club Awards Night.

UPDATED 4/27/17

Penn State University Secondary Mathematics Noyce Scholars Program

School leader: Time is short and the opportunity is near. We need your help in identifying current high school seniors who could benefit from this program. It offers substantial Penn State (University Park) Scholarships for high school seniors (incoming first-year college students) who want to make a difference as mathematics teachers in high-need schools.

 We are still accepting applications for scholarships for Fall 2017.

Every year since 2006, at least 40 states have identified shortages in the number of available secondary mathematics teachers (derived from data reported in Teachers Shortage Area Nationwide Listing [U. S. Dept. of Education, 2015]). Nowhere is the shortage more acute than in our nation’s high-need[1] schools. High-need school districts sometimes are forced to compensate for this shortage by recruiting minimally qualified teachers, many of whom are provisionally certified and underprepared. The NSF-funded Penn State University Secondary Mathematics Noyce Scholars Program[2] is a collaboration between the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Penn State College of Education and the Mathematics Department in the Eberly College of Science at University Park that addresses this issue in conjunction with urban and rural school partners. Its scholarship program prepares highly qualified secondary mathematics teachers for positions in high-need rural or urban schools. The program blends research expertise, high quality mathematics instruction, a highly regarded teacher education program, and successful on-campus programs for underrepresented high school students with an extensive, loyal, and well-organized alumni network. The program is ideal for your great students who can be great teachers!

 We seek to identify current high school seniors[3] who are interested in making a difference as mathematics teachers in high-need secondary schools. As first- and second-year college students who express a serious interest in pursuing the Noyce Scholars program, they would be eligible for substantial partial funding (up to $10,000 per year) provided by the University and the Colleges of Education and Science for tuition during their freshman and sophomore years. Those accepted as Noyce Scholars will receive up to $19000 per year (up to the cost of attending) for their junior and senior years[4].  Scholars would need to commit to teaching in high-need schools and to progress satisfactorily in concurrent majors in Mathematics and Secondary Education (Math Option) and in obtaining secondary mathematics certification.

 Noyce Scholars are high ability mathematics majors. In addition to completing the nationally recognized secondary mathematics certification program, they are strategically prepared through a series of seminars with experts in rural and urban education and through classroom-based experiences working with experienced and highly regarded teachers in high-need schools. Upon graduation, the Scholars will be ready to begin their work as classroom teachers in rural and urban high-need schools, and they will be poised to eventually assume leadership roles in transforming mathematics education in those schools.

Summary Details about the Program

Project funding for Noyce Scholars is structured as a combined scholarship and forgivable loan program. Scholarships (up to $10,000 per year) for freshman and sophomore years do not require payback. Scholarships for junior and senior years (up to $19,000 per year) are loans that are forgiven if, within the first 8 years after certification, the Scholar teaches mathematics for two years in a high-need rural or high-need urban school for every year of scholarship support during their junior and senior years.

 What to do

 If you can identify a high school senior (graduating in 2017) who qualifies both in strength of mathematics background and in commitment to making a difference in high need schools, please encourage the student to apply for the program. You or they can contact Dr. Gina Foletta ( for additional information. Others with whom you or the student can talk for further information include Dr. M. Kathleen Heid (, Dr. Rose Mary Zbiek (, and Dr. James Sellers (

[1] For the purpose of this project, we define “high-need” schools as schools in districts that have at least 30% of their students qualifying for free-and-reduced lunch.

[2] NSF award number 1953326, totaling $1.16 million.

[3] The scholarships described here are planned to be available only for seniors graduating in 2017.

[4] The scholarships would be in the form of forgivable loans. The loans would be forgiven if the Noyce Scholar would teach two years in a high-need school for every year of the loan. That is, the Noyce Scholar who is supported during her or his junior and senior years and who teaches four years in a high-need school will have his or her loan forgiven in its entirety.  No such payback will be required for the freshman and sophomore scholarships.


UPDATED 4/18/2017

Wellsboro Area Education Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Wellsboro Area School District who is pursuing a degree in education.  The applicant must submit an essay, two letters of recommendation from teachers, two letters from two adults who are neither relatives nor employees of the Wellsboro Area School District.   Proof of acceptance into the education department of a college or university.

Amount: $500.00

Deadline is May 12, 2017 to Guidance Office

Applications are available in Guidance Office.

The Jane Wetherbee Art Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Wellsboro Area High School
graduating senior who is enrolled as an art major in college during the next year.  Applicants must supply two works of art to the Guidance office by May 4, 2017.

UPDATED 3/31/2017

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (1020 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.


The application is now available for students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017. First application deadline is June 15.


UPDATED 3/29/17

Wellsboro Hornets Sports Booster Club Scholarship

Will award 2 $500.00 scholarship to senior athletes who meet the following criteria:  4 year athlete, College bound, GPA of 85% or better, has volunteered for the booster club or any youth athletic organization and an essay of less than 200 words on how athletics impacted your high school experience.

Applications are in the guidance office and Deadline is  May 5, 2017

UPDATED 3/28/17

American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

Appalachian Chapter 2017-18 Scholarship

     Up to twenty $1,000 AADE scholarships are being offered for the 2017-18 academic year.   The Appalachian Chapter of the AADE is utilizing these scholarships to encourage college bound high school seniors to consider a career in the oil and gas industry.  This scholarship is NOT being limited to Petroleum Engineering majors; or for that matter, engineering majors. 

These scholarships will be awarded based on:  Academic excellence, financial need and extenuating circumstances.

To qualify the candidate must meet the following criteria:  Graduate from High School with a composite of 27 on the ACT, or scored at least a minimum 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on the SAT

For complete criteria and application stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 10, 2017

Award: $5,000
Deadline: Last day of every month.
Eligibility: U.S. coll-egg students.
How to apply: Review a coll-egg class you’ve taken.

Award: $1,000 (five awards)
Deadline: 4/14/2017
Eligibility: U.S. students in 11th or 12th grade.
How to apply: Read Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and write an essay about it.

Award: $2,000
Deadline: 4/14/2017
Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors who will major in aviation.
How to apply: Ask your teacher or guidance counselor to nominate you, then submit a 750-word essay and a letter of recommendation.

Award: $5,000 (15 awards)
Deadline: 4/15/2017
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian students 8-18 years old.
How to apply: Submit a summary of a service project you did, write an essay about it, and provide three letters of recommendation.

Award: $500
Deadline: 4/15/2017
Eligibility: U.S. students who are or will be enrolled as undergrads in the upcoming term.
How to apply: Submit a video shorter than three minutes about one of five car-related topics.

Award: $1,000 (three awards)
Deadline: 4/21/2017
Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors.
How to apply: Write an essay about a positive impact you've made (up to 500 words) or why organ donation is important (up to 200 words), and provide two letters of recommendation.

Award: $4,000 (one award), $1,000 (two awards), $500 (10 awards)
Deadline: 4/22/2017
Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors.
How to apply: Complete a 15-minute online survey about coll-eggs in your area.

Award: $1,000
Deadline: 4/25/2017
Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors, coll-egg freshmen, or coll-egg sophomores that participate in at least one sport.
How to apply: Write an essay about how you’d redesign a piece of sports equipment.

Award: $20,000 (one award), $2,000 (three awards), $1,000 (five awards)
Deadline: 4/28/2017
Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors, coll-egg undergrads, or grad students.
How to apply: Write an essay of 800-1,600 words about Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."

Award: $1,500
Deadline: 4/28/2017
Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors, coll-egg undergrads, or grad students.
How to apply: Write your dream job cover letter as a 140-character Tweet.

Award: $3,000
Deadline: 4/30/2017
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or residents who are 13 or older.
How to apply: In 250 words or less, tell us how a $3,000 scholarship for education will make a difference in your life.

UPDATED 3/23/17

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club

This scholarship is open to a senior graduating this year and have an interest in Wildlife, Ecology or Environmental issues.   Anyone from the area school districts may apply, however, first priority will be given to those choosing these fields. 

Amount: One $300 Scholarship

Deadline: April 11, 2017 to Guidance Office

Please pick up an application in the Guidance Office

UPDATED 3/21/17

Pennsylvania Land Surveyors' Foundation Scholarship
The applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must be enrolled in or be accepted in either a two-year Surveying Technology Program or a four-year ABET Accredited Program in Land Surveying. 
     Deadline:  April 7, 2017
Application in Guidance Office

Dewey Heichel VFW Post 4907

Memorial Scholarship

     The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Dewey Heichel Post 4907 is proud to offer this scholarship to graduating seniors in memory of Dewey Heichel and other service members that gave their lives in defense of this great nation that we might live in a free and democratic world.  Scholarship amount $1,000.

Must be a graduating senior and be accepted to an accredited college to obtain an Associates or Bachelors degree.

Deadline:  April 27, 2017     

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

UPDATED 3/7/17

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship

Criteria for $1,000 award:

    Wellsboro High School senior

    Accepted into an accredited university or college (no on-line

    Pursuing a degree in Science or Respiratory Therapy

    A student with a financial need and at least a B average. 

 Deadline:  April 21, 2017

Unigo Superpower Scholarship


Your students don't have to be Brainiac to win this super scholarship. Ask them to tell us which superhero or villain they'd want to be for a chance to win $2,500 for college. The deadline is March 31.

UPDATED 3/3/17

George Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must rank in the top 1/5 of their graduating class. Be accepted to an accredited college in a program leading to a bachelor's degree. Financial need will be considered.

Deadline : May 5, 2017

Application available in Guidance Office

AgoraPulse $1,000 Emerging Social Media Geniuses visit:

Kaleb Robert Blair Memorial Scholarship

An annual scholarship is presented to a senior in the WASD who will be pursuing a post-secondary career in art.  The scholarship shall be $500.  Applications should be submitted to the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 27, 2017

UPDATED 3/2/17

Casey Patrick Memorial Scholarship

4 year $600/year-$2,400 total) renewable scholarship

You must be planning to attend college as an Education Major (Elementary, Secondary, Music, Phys Ed, Special Education or any education major).  Applicants must be involved in at least three extracurricular activities during your high school years.  Provide two reference letters from teachers, leaders, employers or other non-family members describing your character, abilities, & demonstrated leadership traits.

Write an essay about a quote, proverb, or belief that has guided your life and lead you to the choices you have made.

Deadline:  April 14, 2017 to Guidance Office

Arnot Sportsmen Association Scholarship

Sponsored by Arnot Sportsmen Club this scholarship is offered to one student from each of the following schools:   Liberty, Mansfield, and Wellsboro.  Students who plan to attend any college after graduation are eligible to apply.  Also between the three schools a scholarship for environmental will be chosen.

Deadline: April 22, 2017

Applications are available in the Guidance Office




F. David Pennypacker Scholarship

Senior pursuing a business or accounting degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution.  Exhibit high moral character & integrity, satisfactory academic achievement and SAT and/or PSAT scores, illustrate leadership potential.

Deadline – April 17, 2017

Application in guidance office.



Joe H. Stevens Vocational Scholarship

Be a graduating high school senior from Wellsboro Area School District. Declare a major at a vocational school & attend such institution with that declared major. Exhibit high moral character & integrity. Have satisfactory academic achievement. Illustrate leadership potential & have satisfactory SAT and/or PSAT scores, if applicable.  Applications in guidance office. 

Deadline:  April 17, 2017



Robert Dean & Elizabeth Dwyer English Memorial

A $1000.00 renewable scholarship will be given to a senior pursuing a career in education. 1st priority will go to those living in Delmar Township but others please apply. For complete details and criteria stop in Guidance Office.

Deadline: May 5, 2017



Owlett Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to encourage the pursuit of a liberal education in the humanistic study.  The scholarship is $2,000.00 per year, payable to the educational institution in equal installments during the academic year.  A maximum of $8,000 will be awarded for a four-year degree program.

Deadline: April 17, 2017

For complete criteria and application stop in the Guidance Office


UPDATED 2/23/17

Phoenix Resource Inc. Waste Management Scholarship

     Five $1,000 scholarships will be offered to high school seniors who reside in the Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro Area School District.  The scholarships are a one-time, non-renewable award based on the following criteria:  Excellence in:  Academic achievements, Community and school activities, Employment experiences, Class standing, Scholastic Aptitude Test, and Character evaluation by personal references.

     Stop in the Guidance Office for additional information and application.    Deadline:  May 5, 2017

UPDATED 2/17/17

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

SSMH is awarding three $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to deserving individuals in communities serviced by SSMH.  The scholarships are open to students that are interested in health related fields of study.

Invited to apply are:  Traditional high school seniors, non-traditional students (those who have been out of school for a while), GED students, home school students, and undergraduate/graduate students already enrolled in a post-secondary program. Awards are made on the basis of need and scholarship. 
For complete guidelines and application stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline to guidance April 12, 2017

Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee Environmental Scholarship $1,000

The TCCCC Environmental Scholarship is available to all graduating seniors in Tioga County that are planning to pursue a degree in an environmentally oriented curriculum.  For complete criteria and application stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 24, 2017

UPDATED 2/14/17

Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship Award

Sponsored by Wilmington Trust, NA

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of need, scholarship and character.  The applicants must be a resident of Lycoming County and will need a letter of acceptance from the college they are attending.  For complete criteria and application stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline: March 24, 2017

Lycoming County Republican Committee

The Fairfield Auto Group in cooperation with the Lycoming County Republican Committee will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships this spring to two 2017 graduating high school seniors residing in Lycoming County.   Visit for complete details.

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

UPDATED 2/10/17

Jill Rupert ScholarshipsThere will be 2 scholarships awarded--one for Culinary and one for Athletics.  Applications are available in the guidance office and due by April 28, 2017.

Jill Rupert Athletic Scholarship Criteria:
     1.  Graduating senior from WAHS who participated for 3 years in at least one interscholastic sport
     2.  Attained a 85% GPA
     3.  Enrolled in an institution of higher education
     4.  Was involved in community service
     5.  Submits at least two letters of recommendation obtained from one staff member of WAHS and one member of the community at large, not a staff member (recommendation may not be made by a family member).  Address letters of reference to "Selection Committee" and submit to WAHS Guidance Office.

Jill Rupert Culinary Scholarship:
     1. Culinary Arts Completer who has scored competent or better on NOCTI Culinary Arts Test.
2.  Minimum two years enrollment in Wellsboro High School Culinary Arts Program
     3.  Highest Culinary Arts GPA for combined years enrolled in Culinary Arts, with a minimum average of 85%
     4.  Enrolled in post secondary Culinary Arts or Restaurant Management Curriculum
     5.  Member of WAHS Chapter of SkillsUSA.
     6.  ​​Submits at least two letters of recommendation obtained from one staff member of WAHS and one member of the community at large, not a staff member (recommendation may not be made by a family member).  Address letters of reference to "Selection Committee" and submit to WAHS Guidance Office.

Deadline for both scholarships:  April 28, 2017

PA Medical Suppliers Scholarship (PAMS)  $1,000.00

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding students who have been successful in their academic pursuits while overcoming their physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment such as wheelchairs, respiratory devices, diabetes devices, asthma devices, etc.

Complete criteria and application available in Guidance Office

Deadline March 31, 2017

UPDATED 2/7/17



      Applicants must be in the current graduating class of the Wellsboro High School, religious schools in the area, or home-schooled students.   Children of members in good standing of the American Legion Post 84 not residing in this immediate area are also eligible.

     Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school in a program leading to a degree.

     Financial needs will be considered.

     An essay of at least 500 words on the subject: “What does the American Flag Represent.

Deadline: May 2, 2017

Applications and complete criteria are available in the Guidance Office.

Wellsboro Social Club Community Scholarship

It is the goal of Wellsboro Social Club to provide four scholarships of $2,500.00 to selected students in our community.  This is a broad area scholarship that allows any 12th grade student to apply that plans to continue their education past graduation from high school.  Further education may be in any area or vocation. Listed below are criteria for applying.

      *Preference is given to eligible students who show financial need.

      *Minimum average 80%

      *Students are required to write a brief essay on “How can you use this  

        scholarship to better yourself through education and benefit the community?” 

Applications are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017

Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund

  1. Be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high

    school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY.

  2. Be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education, medicine, or engineering.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
  4. Consideration will be given to financial need.

Stop in the Guidance Office for application or visit

Deadline:  March 27, 2017

UPDATED 2/3/17

TWIN TIERS SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS 2017 Margaret R. Brewster Scholarship $2,000

Engineers make up the foundation of ever growing innovation in this world.  So be a part of this movement and help change the world.  Interested female students must be a resident of the Twin Tiers and enrolled in ABET or CSAB program--Engineering or Computer Science.

For complete scholarship requirements stop in the Guidance for application.

Deadline March 20, 2017

William Bowen Copp & Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust Scholarship

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school in a program leading to a degree in a curriculum directly related to agriculture.  This field might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource research, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology, auto/diesel mechanics and general agricultural, etc., to name a few.   Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.0 and show financial need.  They also must be a resident of Tioga County, PA for at least six months. 

Deadline: April 10, 2017 to Guidance Office - we will deliver

Applications in Guidance Office see Mrs. Gastrock

UPDATED 2/2/17

"Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program.  $1,000
Is offered to high school seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students please visit: for complete eligibility requirement and application
Deadline:  June 1, 2017

"Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship 
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
Deadline:   June 1, 2017

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
    *  A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and 
    *  A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
Interested students may visit:
Deadline:   June 30, 2017

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program.  They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the Abbott & Fenner scholarship page web site:

Scholarship Deadline – June 12, 2017


Northern Tier Hardwood Association Scholarship

Available to students interested in community/urban forestry, arboriculture, or a related field of study in the amount of $1,500.  You must be accepted to a Technical School, College or University.   Stop in the Guidance Office for application.

Deadline May 24, 2017 to Guidance Office

UPDATED 2/1/17

Moose Club Scholarship

All applicants must be children of Moose members belonging to Moose Family Center Wellsboro Lodge #1147 or Wellsboro Chapter #60 Women of the Moose.   Fellows must be son, step-son or grandson and Ladies must be a daughter, step-daughter or grand-daughter.

For complete criteria and application stop in the Guidance Office.

Application Deadline:   May 1, 2017

Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship  
Class of 2018

       There is no better way to help the youth of the Fraternity than to offer them the opportunity to further their education, and that is exactly what the Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship is all about.   The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible:  

    *Be a student of the high school graduating class of 2018.

    *Have a father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is a current
      member of the Moose.

     *Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

     *In-School/Extra Curricular activities

     *Out-of-School activities

     *Volunteer on behalf of a fraternal unit of the Moose

Applications can be found in the Members Area of

Deadline:  June 30, 2017

UPDATED 1/26/17

Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Scholarship
     The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) has announced that it will present three one-year scholarships.  PenSPRA, founded in 1967, is one of the largest state chapters of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and is the recipient of more than eight Blue Ribbon Awards.  
     The award consists of three one-year scholarships worth $1000 each.   Scholarships will be awarded to one public school student from each PenSPRA's three regions. 
     The scholarships will be awarded to worthy Pennsylvania public high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a communications field (i.e. journalism, English, public relations, advertising, grapic arts, etc.).  The candidate should have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, and have been accepted at or applied to a two or four-year college, vocational-technical school, or other institution of higher learning.
    Stop in the guidance office for application.   Deadline:   March 10, 2017


     The Christian Leadership Award is an Academic Scholarship for Christian high school seniors who plan to publicly demonstrate their Christian Commitments and values in future service to the church and community.  Scholarship amount:  $500.00*
    For complete eligibility requirements and application stop in the guidance office.  

       Deadline is May 8, 2017

 UPDATED 1/18/17

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority 2017
David T. Terrill Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Fund

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) awards three scholarships annually, one each in Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, Pennsylvania.   Each award can be any amount up to or exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) if deemed appropriate by the Authority Board of Directors.   The award will be made payable directly to the award recipient's institution of higher education in the second semester of study.  

The applicant must provide documentation of acceptance at an institution of higher education (junior college, four year college or a university) in a field related to the environment (i.e. biology, chemistry, environmental science, meteorology, etc.) or waste management.   This may include graduating high school senors as well as first semester college freshmen.

For complete details including criteria, essay topics, and scholarship application stop in the guidance office.   Deadline March 27, 2017

UPDATED 1/16/17

Tyoga Running Club, Inc. 2017 Scholarship
    Tyoga Running Club, Inc. (TRC) is a non-profit organization formed to promote lifetime fitness through encouraging both youth and adults to engage in outdoor activities, with a focus on running.  In addition to promoting fitness, TRC is also an advocate for area tourism and appreciation for the natural environment.  TRC strives to meet these goals through sponsorship and organization of several running events including the Green Monster, Pine Creek Challenge, Couch to 5K, Canyon Man 100, Mt Tom Challenge and weekly group runs.

     TRC awards a scholarship to students from among the three school districts in Tioga County Pennsylvania, up to $1000 each.   The award will  be made payable directly to the recipient's institute of higher education in the second semester of study.  TRC reserves the right to withhold an award due to the lack of eligible participants during and application term.   TRC also reserves the right to withhold an award in the event that the recipient does not successfully complete the first semester of higher education.

     Deadline:  April 7, 2017.   For complete scholarship criteria and to pick up an application stop in the Guidance Office. 

UPDATED 1/12/17

National Federation of the Blind
     Over the past three years, six blind and visually impaired Pennsylvania students received over $28,000 from the National Federation of the Blind. 
     In order to apply for one of the National Scholarships, awarded in July, go to to complete an application on-line.   Be sure to submit all information including all supporting documentation outlined in the instructions by March 31, 2017.

UPDATED 1/11/17

PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP)
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 2017
     Each year the PA Association of Education Office Professionals (PAEOP) offers the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship which is a $500 scholarship for a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business related field (career in secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education (including business education teaching), business management, etc.)
     Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at PAEOP's website: Award & Scholarships.  Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2017

UPDATED 1/9/2017

The Kid's Chance of PA 2017 Scholarship
     Hope, opportunity, and scholarships for kids of injured workers...
We are excited for the opportunity to continue our mission for the 20th year in a row, which is to provide scholarships to children of Pennsylvania workers who have been seriously or fatally injured in a work-related accident.   Paying for college isn't easy, especially for families affected by loss.   Our goal is More Money for More Kids and we want to help as many students as possible.
     The scholarship application can be completed online through the Kids' Chance website    The Application deadline is April 14, 2017.

UPDATED 12/6/16

Wellsboro Gazette Athletic Scholarship 2017
The Tioga Publishing Co. and the Wellsboro Gazette

 . . . will award a $500 scholarship to one graduating high school male and to one graduating high school female who competed in athletics and who plan to further their education at the collegiate/university level in the following fall or spring semester, in any field.
The winners of the annual scholarships will be announced at the Tioga Publishing Spring Athletic All Star Reception each year, with the scholarship awarded upon receipt or verification of college enrollment and paid directly to the college/university. The student applicants are not required to participate in athletics at the collegiate level, only during their high school career qualify to apply. The applicant must attend college within 15 months, or two fall semesters of being awarded, or forfeit the scholarship to the runner-up.
The applicant must be a graduating senior of the current academic school year and document his/her high school GPA (transcript), academic accomplishments and achievements, along with community involvement, extracurricular activities, displays of sportsmanship and leadership in his/her respective sports. The applicant must provide information on his/her involvement with youth athletic programs and what he/she has done to give back to athletics or the community. The applicant must provide a written essay on his/her own personal experience with athletics; what they have gained from their experiences; the impact of athletics in their life; how athletics has helped them personally; their personal role models throughout athletics; or the adversities they faced through high school athletics.
The scholarships are an addition to Tioga Publishing Co.’s Athletic All Star awards and are intended to promote academics and sportsmanship and to encourage student athletes to give back to the community and athletic programs.

Deadline:  May 12, 2017
Pick up application in Guidance Office

UPDATED 11/30/16


Scholarships are available to students from Wellsboro Area High School who are interested in a career in aviation.   Mechanics, pilots, air traffic control, operations managers and flight attendants.

    The Canyon Pilots Association and the Canyon Country Ultralight Club are offering a select number of area students enrolled in aviation related studies the opportunity to apply for a scholarship.  There will be several scholarships awarded giving student a chance to reduce the cost of their education.   Interested applicants are asked to write a one page document explaining how and why they are pursuing a career in aviation.   Submissions are
due by December 30, 2016 and can be mailed to the Canyon Pilots Association, 12 Runway Rd., Wellsboro PA 16901.   Letters may also be submitted to or use the same email for more information or call 570-662-7856.   We look forward to reading YOUR letter about how and why you have chosen to pursue a career in aviation.

UPDATED 11/23/16

Guthrie's 43rd Annual Health Professions Scholarship and Guthrie Employee Scholarship Program 2017


Seniors at the following high schools (one scholarship awarded to each grouping as outlined below):

  1. Owego Free Academy, Spencer-VanEtten, Tioga Central, Newark Valley, Candor (New York)
  2. Towanda, Wyalusing Valley, North Rome Christian School, Northeast Bradford, Tunkhannock
  3. Troy, Canton, Sullivan County (Pennsylvania)
  4. Wellsboro, Mansfield, Mansfield New Covenant Academy, Liberty, North Penn, Elkland, Cowanesque Valley, Williamson (Pennsylvania)
  5. Athens, Sayre (Pennsylvania), Waverly (New York)
  6. Corning-Painted Post, Addison, Bath-Haverling, Campbell-Savona, Bradford Central,
  7. Hammondsport, Corning Christian Academy (New York)
  8. Horseheads, Thomas Edison, Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Elmira, Notre Dame, Elmira Christian Academy, Twin Tier Christian Academy (New York)
  9. Ithaca, Dryden, Newfield, Lansing, Groton, Charles O. Dickerson (New York)
  10. Maine-Endwell, Union Endicott, Vestal, Johnson City, Binghamton, Seton Catholic (New York)



Criteria for Health Professions Scholarships (9 awarded): High school seniors who plan to enter, in the summer or fall of 2017, an accredited college, university, hospital-based nursing or allied health program, with careers in health professions, including hospital administration or a planned career in medical research.

Criteria for Guthrie Employee Scholarships (4 awarded): These scholarships are offered to high school seniors who are the children of Guthrie employees* , and who plan to enroll in an accredited junior college or university in the summer or fall of 2017.   Any career interest is allowed.   These students can apply simultaneously for the Guthrie Health Professions Scholarship if the criteria for that scholarship are met.

*Children of physicians and dentists affiliated with Guthrie are not eligible for any of these scholarships.

Application Deadline:  Friday, January 13, 2017
Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

UPDATED 11/16/16


Each year, PMEA District 8 offers a number of scholarships to assist graduating seniors with continuing their education and/or experiences in the field of music.  In the past, four scholarships of $300 each have been awarded to one worthy student of each of the four District 8 High School Festivals: Chorus, Band, Orchestra, and Jazz. 

This year, with the generosity of the “Tis’A Scholarship” fund established by Montoursville High School following the 1996 TWA Flight 800 tragedy, we are trilled to double the number of scholarships that will be awarded: two District Choir recipients, two District Band recipients, two District Orchestra recipients, and two District Jazz recipients.   Of each of the two scholarships for each ensemble, one scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to major in Music, and the other will be awarded to a student who plans to continue to have music be an important part of their lives. 

Criteria is listed below, as well as instructions for students to apply.  We are asking for your assistance, both music educators and guidance counselors of our member schools, to help us get the word out and encourage students who qualify to apply.   Deadline for application submission and for transcript postmarks is December 16, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be announced at each of the District festivals in January and February of 2017.  Thank you for your assistance, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me


Brett T. Hosterman, Immediate Past President

D8 Scholarship Committee Chair - 570-713-5813


  1. Interested students must be a senior who plans on attending an accredited higher education institution.
  2. Candidates must participate in the district festival for which he/she is making application.
  3. Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship – Please indicate on the online application form which scholarships (s) are being applied for.
  4. Selection will be based upon application, director recommendation, PMEA Festival participation, and academic merit.


  1. Visit the PMEA District 8 Website at Click on the Scholarship Button.
  2. Complete the online application, with director recommendation.
  3. Submit a request to your Guidance office for an official copy of your High School transcripts to be mailed to Brett Hosterman – D8 Scholarship Chair, PO Box 1, Montandon, PA 17850
  4. Online Application must be submitted by December 16 for consideration.Transcripts must be post-marked by December 16 for consideration.

                       NEW DEADLINE:  DECEMBER 30, 2016

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program, offered in partnership with the Credit Union Association of New York.   Please review the following instructions carefully before completing you application.

Note:  You must be a member of a participating New York credit union to apply for a college scholarship through this program.   If you are not currently a member, please call Chris Panosian at (607) 937-1299 to learn how to join.

1.  Complete the attached scholarship application form.  Please type or print clearly, and use only the space provided on the form to answer the questions.   Other than where specified on the application form, no attachments, resumes, pictures or other materials of any kind should be submitted or used to answer the questions.

2.  You and your parent or guardian must sign the Certification and Release Authorization on the back page of the application form.

3.  Submit your signed application directly to your credit union by December 30,2016, along with:
           a high school transcript documenting your GPA for grades 9-11;
           an SAT/PSAT/ACT transcript;
           a typed essay response

4.  Your application must be signed by a participating management-level employee at your credit union in order to verify your credit union membership.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Chris Panosian at (607) 937-1299.  Winner notifications will be sent in May 2017

UPDATED 11/15/16


     The goals of the Twin Tiers youth for Christ Scholarship (TTYFCS) program include recognizing young adults for their development as committed Christians and motivating them to continue to develop as followers of Christ.  The program currently awards a male and a female annual scholarship of $4,000 each.   Each recipient is paid $500 per semester for up to 8 semesters.   The name of the program is in appreciation of the positive impact of YFC.  However, involvement with YFC is not part of the scholarship granting requirements.   There are four minimum requirements for each applicant. 
      If you meet these requirements, please complete an application and submit all parts prior to the established deadline of March 15th.

     Requirement 1    Applicant is a Christian who agrees with the following expression of  

                                   I BELIEVE that there is one God as described in the Holy Bible and
                                   that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, Jesus
                                   Christ, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but
                                   have eternal life.   I ACCEPT Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and
                                   I AM COMMITTED to living a life governed by the principles taught
                                   by Jesus Christ and his followers in the New Testament of the Holy
     Requirement 2    Applicant is a current year high school graduating senior.  Their high
                              school is located the Qualified Region for over six months.
     Requirement 3    Applicant's goal is to obtain an undergraduate degree from an
                              accredited college or university.   Scholarship funds will only be
                              disbursed to institutions that confirm applicant is liable for tuition
                              expenses for the appropriate semesters.
     Requirement 4    Applicant  has obtained a recommendation from a pastor of a
                              "Christian Church" and is an entity that is recognized as a "Church" by
                               the IRS and whose leaders agree with the expression of faith included
                               in Requirement 1.

Stop in the guidance office for additional scholarship information, application and recommendation request form.

UPDATED 11/11/16

BigSun Scholarship
   The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes in their academic pursuits.   We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.   All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline:  June 19, 2017
Award amount:  $500
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
   Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

UPDATED 11/10/16

         Community Foundation Scholarships 2017
   The following two scholarships can be applied for using our General Scholarship Application.   There is no need to specify which scholarship you are applying for using this application.  The following two applications are due February 16, 2017:

George Douglas/LPGA Corning Classic Scholarship
   Eligibility:  This scholarship is in memory of George Douglas, a founder and former general chairman of the LPGA Corning Classic Golf Tournament.   the Student must be a resident of and will have graduated from a secondary school in a county that has charitable organizations participating in the LPGA/Corning Classic annual golf tournament.   This award is for $4,650.   Candidates need to meet the following criteria to be eligible:
   Be a diligent student and a good, responsible and concerned citizen of their high school.   Must be a student in one of the following counties:           Allegany NY
                        Bradford PA
                        Tioga  PA
   Financial need will be strongly considered by the Foundation's Scholarship Committee.   To find the general application visit
Application deadline:   February 16, 2017.

   A Hope 4 Lyme Scholarship
   Amount:  2 at $500 each - One for a high school senior and one for a non-traditional student.   The high school student must use the Community Foundation general application to apply. 
   You must be a resident of Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Bradford, Clinton County, Lycoming, or Potter counties and demonstrate financial need.   Only candidates from one of the groups are eligible:
    -Anyone that has been diagnosed or treated for Lyme Disease
    -Anyone that has been affected by Lyme thru the illness of an immediate
         family member
    -Anyone that is pursuing a career in the medical field

Preference is given to those that are affected by Lyme disease.  For the Community Foundation general application visit:
Application deadline:   February 16, 2017.



UPDATED 10/25/16


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Now Open: 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation
Scholarship Program

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient–and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with scholars who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. Download a program flyer here.

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 5, 2017. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online
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We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.

Erin Korsvall
Program Officer, GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

2017 Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania
To qualify for this scholarship the applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder; this must be confirmed by a statement from the applicant's physician.  Applicant must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.
     Eight scholarships, totaling $10,000 will be awarded this year.   The person with the highest combined scores will receive $2,500 scholarship, the person with the second highest score receives a $1,500 scholarship and the other 6 high scores will each receive  $1,000 scholarship.
     For complete scholarship requirements, please stop in the guidance office to pick up an applicationApplication deadline March 17, 2017

UPDATED 10/17/16

Women's Transportation Seminar
Central PA Chapter Scholarship Program

   $1,000-$10,000 Available
For female students considering a transportation related career including:  Planners, Engineers, Economists, Scientists, Computer/IT GIS Mappers, CADD Specialists, Managers, Construction Public Relations, Geologists, Air Traffic Controllers, Survey Public Policy, Finance, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologist Sociologists and more...

     Submissions due: November 18, 2016 to Angela Watson, Scholarship Committee Chair at

For applications & additional information:

UPDATED 9/30/16

    $24,000 Scholarship Program in Memory of Hugh Carcella

     Six, four year scholarships, each with a total value of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) will be awarded in June 2017.   The scholarships will be available for use in an accredited college or university that the winner wishes to attend in the United States or Canada.   Winners may follow any course of study normally leading to a recognized bachelor's degree.   A two year Community College is acceptable when matriculating toward a four year Bachelor's Degree program.
     An applicant must be a member in good standing, or the son or daughter or legal ward of a member of a United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) local union participating in the Scholarship Program; or the son or daughter or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated local union who was in good standing with the United at the time of their retirement or death.
     Applications may be obtained, upon request, from participating local unions.  Applicants will fill out the application form giving all required information.   No application will be accepted unless properly signed by the President and Recording Secretary of the respective local union.   When completed, the forms should be mailed to the Scholarship Fund Committee, United Steelworkers, 10 Canal Street, Suite 310, Bristol PA 19007
     Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 15, 2017.  There are no exceptions to this rule and applications postmarked after the
March 15 date will be returned ineligible.

UPDATED 9/19/16

4410 Massachusetts Ave NW #250

Washington, DC, 20016

Below you will find a list of 10 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 Million dollars to students in the 2016/17 school year. Students from

Your school district are eligible for all of the awards below.


1) Siemens Scholarship-$100,000–18 Awards (Deadline: September 20, 2016)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be in High school (grades 9-12) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas.

Applications can be found by going to:


2) You Deserve It Scholarship-$1,000–1 Award (Deadline: September 29, 2016)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

B) You must be 16 years of age or older


Applications can be found by going to:


3) Review It Scholarship-$1,000–1Award (Deadline: September 30, 2016)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2017.

B) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentschol


4) Scholastic Art and Writing Scholarships-$10,000–75 Awards (Deadline: September 30, 2016)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be in Public, private, parochial, or homeschool students in the US, Canada, or American schools abroad

enrolled in grades 7–12.

Applications can be found by going to:


5) Caption Scholarship-$500–1 Award (Deadline: Nov 30, 2016)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be attending college/university no later than the fall of 2017.

B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and be a resident of the United States.

Applications can be found by going to:



6) 10 Words or Less Scholarship-$500–1 Award (Deadline: Dec 1, 2016)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016.

B) High School students who are enrolled by September 2016 are considered eligible.

Applications can be found by going to:


7) Points Scholarships -$10,000–10 Awards (Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Applications can be found by going to:



8) Got a Spine Scholarship-$500–1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2017)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:


A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2016.

B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2016.

C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to: http://www.student



9) Global Lift Equipment Scholarship-$500–1 Award (Deadline: June 15, 2017)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in

the US no later than the Fall of 2017.

B) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.

Applications can be found by going to:


10) Lift Parts Express Scholarship-$500–1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2017)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) A Current Senior in High School or

B) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University

C) Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2017

Applications can be found by going to:

UPDATED 9/13/16


Wendy's believes in supporting education and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes.  Through Wendy's High School Heisman, we've awarded nearly $2 million to support education across the country.   And we've recognized the achievements of more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors, including students from your school.  Apply at:

     First 1,000 applicants receive a $10 Wendy's gift card
     Deadline:  October 3, 2016

UPDATED 9/12/16


     First Place Winner will receive a $7,500 scholarship, plaque and expense paid trip to the Pennsylvania American Legion State Convention to present his/her winning oration, plus the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania in the National and Regional Contests and receive an additional $1,500 scholarship from the National Organization.
     Second Place Winner - $5,000 scholarship and plaque
     Third Place Winner - $4,000 scholarship and plaque.

All interested students should submit an application no later than December 9, 2016All entries are to be mailed to a local Post or District Oratorical Chairman. 
     The contest will consist of two parts. An 8-10 minute, memorized orations will be given on some phase of the United States Constitution.   A 3-5 minute extemporary oration on one of the four "assigned topics" assigned by National Headquarters. 

       Stop in the Guidance Office to pick up application and contest topic.

     Prizes to be awarded:  State Essay First Place Winner $3,500
                                                                 Second Place Winner $3,000
                                                                 Third Place Winner $2,500


2.)  Any student enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in a public, private or parochial school or who is home schooled in Pennsylvania is eligible to participate.
     All essays MUST be no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words.  Typewritten essays are preferred but not required.  For complete essay contest rules and regulations, please stop in the Guidance Office.

THEME:  "My Responsibility to America"
Student Entry Deadline: November 1, 2016

What is the Voice of Democracy Program?

     Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veteran of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program.   Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives.   Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.   This year's theme is, My Responsibility to America.

Why should I enter?
     Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State and national level.  Department (State) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., Feb. 25 - March 1, 2017, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its VFW Auxiliary and receive their portion of $153,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.

Who can enter?
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Nov. 1 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school.  Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must me lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent resident (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law.   Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible.

What do I need to enter?
Record your original 3-5 minute (+or - 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio or CD or a flash drive.   One student per CD or flash drive.   When burning your CD, make sure that "Create Audio CD" option or similar is selected so the program can properly convert your sound file and burn it to CD.  After it has finished, be sure to play back your audio CD on a system that other than your computer. such as a standard radio or car CD player, to verify that the conversation/burning process was successful.  You will submit the recording, typed essay and a completed application form. 

Stop in the Guidance Office to pick up entry form.

UPDATED 9/1/2016

     The Moose could help pay your college education!  How?  Enter for
a chance to win $5,000 scholarship with the new Moose "Heart of the
Community" Scholarship Program.  Stop in the guidance office to pick up
an application or visit:


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