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.

SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:  




UPDATED 5/9/19



Wellsboro Gridders Club Scholarship Criteria and Application

  1. Candidate must be a graduating senior from Wellsboro High School.
  2. Candidate must have participated at least 2 years on the Wellsboro Football team, one of which was as a senior.
  3. Candidate has been accepted into college or technical school for a minimum 2 year program.
  4. Candidate has helped and participated in Gridders Club functions and fundraisers for the football team.
  5. Candidate, through high school graduation, must abide by school rules including abstaining from drugs and alcohol. They must have good moral character as determined by the Wellsboro Gridders Club.

 

Selection Process: Applying applicant is to complete an essay noting what skill(s) or life lessons that football has provided them with, and how they will apply it to their future in college or technical school. Submit a one page essay and this form to the guidance office. The essay will be received by the Gridders Club and de-identified by a non-voting member. The club members will then vote based on essay quality and eligibility criteria as outlined above. The winning applicant will be awarded a one-time $500.00 scholarship.

Application deadline is May 21st 2019. The selected candidate will be announced at the high school awards assembly.

 




UPDATED 4/25/2019


The Wellsboro Ministerium Scholarship

     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 church and community

Eligibility:
1.  The student must be a resident of Tioga County school and may attend the public school system, a private school or a home-school.

2.  The student must be actively involved in a local Christian Church.

3.  The student must have a public Christian testimony which includes some form of Christian leadership to their community and/or church

4.  The student must be a senior who is applying for college enrollment in the fall semester immediately following their last year of high school.   All students who plan to use their gifts to serve God in Christian leadership will be considered, but priority will be given to those who plan to enter full-time Christian ministry.

     Stop in the guidance office for complete criteria and application.

Deadline:  May 10, 2019




Wellsboro Area Education Association Scholarship

 

To a graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in education

Amount: $500.00

Deadline is May 6th to Guidance Office

Applications are available in Guidance Office.






UPDATED 4/23/2019


Kaleb Robert & Anthony Vagonas Blair
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


A Memorial Scholarship was established in the memory of Kaleb Robert Blair in 1996. In 2019, it was amended as theKaleb Robert & Anthony Vagonas Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship will be in the field of art and any graduating student from the Wellsboro Area School District will be eligible. The Scholarship has been established through the Wellsboro Area School District.

The Scholarship was established to carry on the memory of Kaleb who was killed in an automobile accident on the evening of December 23, 1993 at the age of 15. Kaleb was a sophomore at the
Wellsboro Senior High School and would have graduated with the Class of 1996. The first Scholarship was given to one of Kaleb's fellow classmates. Kaleb's greatest love was his art and this
Scholarship will be a living memorial to his talent. On March 7, 2018, Anthony passed away of natural causes .at the age of 37. Anthony pursued his education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in
Graphics Arts. Tony was very talented and held his own show at the Gmeiner Center in January 2008.

An Annual Scholarship will be presented to a Senior in the WASD who will be pursuing a career in art. The student may receive the scholarship of $500.00 in accordance with meeting on-going
eligibility criteria. The Scholarship will be announced and presented at the School's Annual Graduation.

Applications should be submitted to the WASD Senior High Guidance Counselor and include the following:

1.  Brief Biography of the Student.
2.  Essay on why you are pursing a career in the Field of Art.
3.  Where you are pursing your Education and what Field of Art.
4.  Letter of Support from an Art Teacher or other Educator.

All Applications must be received by May 15th.




UPDATED 4/18/2019


WELLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 
CLASS OF 2019

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 an Associate or Bachelor Degree are encouraged to apply, regardless of your high school curriculum.  Priority given to students with financial needs.

Completed applications need to be returned to the WHS Guidance Office by May 10, 2019




UPDATED 4/9/2019



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 3, 2019




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 and return to the Guidance office with a copy of your acceptance letter.

Essay Topic:
     Why are you interested in pursuing a medical degree and how will you hope to benefit the community in your future.

Deadline:  May 2, 2019



The Dustin Stanley Memorial Scholarship

This 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 3, 2019






UPDATED 4/3/2019





F. David Pennypacker Scholarship

This scholarship is open to a senior pursuing a business or accounting degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution.  Applicants must exhibit high moral character & integrity, satisfactory academic achievement (SAT and/or PSAT scores), and illustrate leadership potential.

Deadline – April 22, 2019

For complete criteria and application stop in guidance office.






The Paul Janeski Memorial Art Award  $250.00

Criteria:
1.   The award will be given to a senior art student who exhibits a strong work ethic in the art classroom beyond the subject matter.
2.  The award will go to a senior who maintains a "B" or above average in his/her artwork.
3.  The Award will not be required to further their education.

Interested students need to talk to Mrs. K.

Deadline:  April 25, 2019





The Jane Wetherbee Memorial 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.  The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. Applicants must supply two works of art to the Guidance office by

Deadline:   April 25, 2019.




The Wellsboro Area Education Support Staff Award

The Wellsboro Area Education Support Staff has decided to recognize a senior that deserves the right to be in the spotlight. These students work hard to earn their diploma and their place in the world.

This is designed to be a one-time monetary award given to a student who has faced educational challenges. The amount of $100.00 will be given to a male and female student chosen by a Committee of Wellsboro Area Education Support Staff Members.

Deadline:   May 3, 2019





UPDATED 4/1/2019


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 30, 2019.

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 30, 2019







UPDATED 3/25/2019


Cowanesque Riding Club Scholarship 2019

    
The Cowanesque Riding Club is looking forward to awarding a student a $250.00 scholarship to start or continue their education in equine, agricultural or the veterinary field.

     For complete criteria, essay instructions and application, stop in the guidance office. 

Deadline:  May 31, 2019




UPDATED 3/19/2019



PENNSYLVANIA GRAND CANYON SNOWMOBILE
CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club Inc. is looking to award three $500 scholarships to area graduating seniors with an interest in Wildlife, Ecology, or Environmental issues.  Priority will be given to applicants seeking a career in one of these fields.

The deadline for applications is April 24, 2019.  Applications are available in the guidance office. 




UPDATED 3/15/2019



Wellsboro Hornet Sports Booster Club Scholarship

Two $500.00 scholarships are awarded 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
  • An essay of less than 200 words on how athletics impacted your high school experience

A draw will take place before the Sports Award Program. All names of qualifying senior athletes will be placed in the drawing. If the recipient does not attend a post graduate school the following fall, the money must be refunded to the Booster Club. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2018.





Casey Patrick Memorial Scholarship

 

Casey Patrick was a 2010 Wellsboro Area High School graduate who had just completed her freshman year at Slippery Rock University. She was an elementary / special education major when she passed away. Casey was diagnosed with a congenital heart and lung condition when she was in the 5th grade. This condition limited Casey’s ability to play competitive sports, but it never limited her desire or will to be involved with sports and school activities any way she could.

The scholarship criteria for this 4-year ($600/year - $2,400 total) renewable scholarship includes the following:

  1. You must be planning to attend college as an Education Major (Elementary, Secondary, Music, Phys Ed, Special Education, or any education major). This was Casey’s dream to work with children.
  2. The second criterion is that you have to be involved in at least three extra circular activities during your high school years. (example: Sports, Band, Student Council, Scouts, Church, Clubs, etc.)
  3. The third criterion is to provide two reference letters from teachers, leaders, employers, or other non-family members describing your character, abilities, and demonstrated leadership traits.
  4. The final criterion is to write an essay. Casey lived her life believing in this quote: “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”Casey loved basketball but was unable to play due to her heart condition (the storm). But she learned to “dance in the rain”, as she became the manager for the girls basketball teams both in Wellsboro and at Slippery Rock University. This is how she did everything in her life. Complete this essay about a quote, proverb, or belief that has guided your life, and lead you to the choices you have made.

 

** For annual renewal up to 4 years, the awardee must remain enrolled in college, pursuing an education degree with a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average.

Deadline:  April 22, 2019





UPDATED 3/12/2019


Ossea Masonic Lodge #317

Two Masonic Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each are being offered for 2019.  The winners will receive a one-year scholarship of $500.00 each payable in her or his name.  There will also be determined, at the time of selecting winners, an alternate who will be eligible for the scholarship, should one of the recipients not attend a school or college after graduation.   Officers of the Masonic Lodge will be the committee awarding the scholarship.


Qualifications and Criteria:

The applicant must be in the graduating class of the Wellsboro
Area High School for the current graduating year.   This scholarship is also available to any graduating students whose parent or legal guardian is a member in good standing of Ossea Lodge #317. 

The applicant must be accepted to an accredited college or trade school in a program leading to at least an associate degree.

The following will be considered:   Financial need, Parents Confidential Statement of Income, Transcript, leadership positions, honors and extracurricular activities in school or community.   An evaluation of character traits and strong points from five teachers of your choice and a statement in your own handwriting indicating your career plans and any other pertinent information. 

All information must be returned to the guidance office by April 15, 2019.




UPDATED 3/6/2019



Cowanesque Chapter #33 Order of the Eastern Star
$150.00


     The Cowanesque Chapter of the Eastern Star is interested in the education and success of the young people of this area.   It is with this interest that we are offering you the chance to apply for our scholarship.

     The scholarship is available to a graduating senior that plans to attend a four or two year college or technical school.   This scholarship will be available at the beginning of the second term of your first year of post high school education.  

     For complete criteria and application, stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 16, 2019





UPDATED 3/5/2019



ARNOT SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

     Offered to two students 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.

For complete criteria and application, stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 22, 2019




UPDATED 3/4/2019



Elizabeth L Davis Memorial Scholarship

Set up by the Republican Women in honor of the late Elizabeth Davis, who was Vice Chair of the Republican Committee, Register & Recorder and very committed to guiding our youth.

Tioga County Republican Women


Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019

*Please attach a one page essay providing why you would be the best candidate to receive this $250 scholarship. (Male or Female candidate should be involved in government class or classes) Family of recipient will be invited/honored at our luncheon on April 6 at the Penn Wells in Wellsboro. Send your completed application and essay to: Jackie Butz 1 Chamberlain Lane, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 Postmarked by: March 15.







UPDATED 2/27/2019




2019 SSMH Auxiliary Scholarship

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital (SSMH) Auxiliary is continuing its scholarship program in 2019 by awarding two (2) $1,000.00, non-renewable scholarships to deserving individuals in communities serviced by UPMC Soldiers & Sailors.

    The scholarship is open to all community residents who are served by UPMC Soldiers & Sailors and is awarded on the basis of:  Scholarship (MINIMUM 2.5 GPA or 75%) and demonstrated need for financial assistance.  All applicants must be accepted into a health care program.   For complete guidelines and criteria, please stop in the guidance office for more information.

Deadline:  April 10, 2019




Gladys Tozier Memorial Scholarship Award

     Ms. Tozier, a graduate of the Goucher College and Columbia University, was a professional Librarian.   In addition to other positions, Ms. Tozier served as referenced librarian for the New York City Public Library. 
     She was a historian and very interested in the education of young people.  Because she lived at various times in Clearfield, Elk, and Lycoming Counties, this scholarship was established for one student in each county. 
     Ms. Tozier died in May 1990 at the age of 96.   Under the terms of her Will, she established the Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship Fund with the Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company.
     This scholarship is awarded on the basis of need, scholarship and character.  The applicant must be a resident of Lycoming County and will need to include the following with their application:

1.  A copy of the parents' and applicant's Federal Income Tax Return that shows the taxable income - schedules are not necessary.
2.  A letter of acceptance from the college they are attending.

Stop in guidance for application.
Deadline is March 22, 2019.






UPDATED 2/21/19



George Richardson Memorial Scholarship
    

     Mrs. Katherine Richardson gives this scholarship annually in memory of her son, George, who graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1963.  George was sports minded.  He played football, was on the track team, wrestling team, swam and skied.  After graduating from Keystone Junior College in 1966, he joined the Marines in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War.   After his discharge in 1969 he entered Mansfield University, graduating in 1973.   He was working for Pullman-Kellogg, a construction firm based in Williamsport, when he was killed in an airplane accident in 1978.

The scholarship will be $1,500.00 for the freshman year.   Recipients may apply for renewal of the scholarship for their sophomore, junior and senior years if they maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1.  Rank in the top 1/5 of their graduating class
2.  Be accepted to an accredited college in a program leading to a bachelor's degree
3.  Financial need will be considered

Applications available in the guidance office.
Deadline:  April 30, 2019





Robert Dean and Elizabeth Dwyer English Memorial Scholarship

     Any student who is interested in teaching for a career could qualify for a great scholarship entitled the Robert Dean and Elizabeth Dwyer English Memorial Scholarship.   This Scholarship was set up by the late Catherine Whartenby and was named for her late parents.  The scholarship is $1,000.00 per year and could net up to $4,000.00 during a student's college career.

Guidelines:
1.  Must be going into education as a college major.
2.  Should be a resident of Delmar Township.
3.  Must be a student of good standing in college in order to qualify for four years.
4.  The winner will be selected by the high school scholarship committee.
5.  The applicant will write an essay entitled "Why I want to be a teacher".

Stop in guidance to pick up application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2019





UPDATED 2/12/2019



Waste Management 2019 Scholarship

Waste Management/Phoenix Resources is offering a 5,000 scholarship to be divided among a maximum of (5) high school seniors that reside in the Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro Area School District.

The Scholarship Committee, appointed by Phoenix Resources, Inc., will award the scholarship as a result of an independent evaluation.   the Committee will determine the scholarship recipients/amounts, and the decision of the committee is final.  These will be one-time, non renewable awards based upon the following criteria:
1.  Excellence in:   Academic achievements, Community and school activities, Employment experiences, Class standing, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
2.  Character evaluation by personal references.

Application Instructions

Please review the important information below, complete the attached scholarship application, and return it to your guidance counselor no later than May 3, 2019.   Any application containing incorrect information or missing required elements will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified.

To be considered for this award, the following items must be submitted on letter than May 3, 2019.
1.  Complete student application
2.  Current transcript of grades
3.  Two teacher recommendations

Please note:  All information must be typed or neatly printed.

Deadline:  May 3, 2019








                                        
Overview

 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. 

 Scholarship

 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 an 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.

 Eligibility

 

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for the TRC Scholarship:

 

The applicant must be a student that is enrolled in a high school within the limits of Tioga County Pennsylvania and,

The applicant must provide documentation of acceptance to an institution of higher education (junior college, four year college or university) and,

If awarded the scholarship, the recipient must provide documentation of completion of their first semester and registration for a second semester.  The award cannot be distributed until such information is provided.

 Application Process

Complete the attached application and return it, with all required documentation to Tyoga Running Club, PO Box 949, Wellsboro PA 16901.  Required documentation includes: acceptance to institute of higher education and essay (see criteria attached).  All scholarship applications must be received by April 15th.

Review Process

The TRC Board of Directors will review the scholarship applications based upon the  evaluation criteria below.  Recipient will be announced the end of May at your schools awards ceremony. 

 Evaluation Criteria

 Evaluation criteria can include the following but not limited to:

-Academics:  SAT/ACT/GPA

-Honors & Awards

-Fitness participation

-Volunteer commitments

-Family need

-Application neatness & completion

-Extracurricular activities in/out of school

-Organization involvement

-Essay (content/grammar)

 Essay Criteria

The topic of the essay should relate to TRC’s Overview and tell the board what you have done that relates to it and what you plan to do that aligns with our overview statement.

The essay must be typed between 500 to 750 words, double-spaced and submitted on white office quality paper.

Tyoga Running Club applications available in guidance office.




UPDATED 2/11/2019



Joseph R. Every Scholarship 2019

The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of higher education only and will be in an amount determined by the selection committee.   A maximum award of $10,000 may be made.  Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books, and room and board.   Payments from the Trust will be made directly to the university or college the recipient attends. 

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

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 GPA of at least 2.0
4.  Consideration will be given to financial need.

Selection Procedure:

Final scholarships will be determined by a selection committee comprised of four employees of Citizens & Northern Bank, scholarship fund trustee, and one representative of the Finance Committee of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church in Mansfield.

For more information, contact your guidance office or Citizen & Northern Bank Trust and Financial Management Group, 428 Main Street, Towanda, PA  (888)987-8784.

Applications are also available at www.cnbankpa.com > About > Community Matters > Scholarships & Grant > Joseph R. Every Scholarship Application.

Applications are due to the student's high school guidance office by March 25, 2019 or to a Citizens & Northern Bank branch office by March 29, 2019.




UPDATED 2/6/19


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

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1.  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.
2.  Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
3.  Financial need.
4.  Be a Tioga County, PA resident for at least six months.

Selection Procedure: 
Superintendents of the Wellsboro Area School District, the Northern Tioga School District and Southern Tioga School District of Tioga County, PA are charged with the task of choosing students who are continuing their post high school education in a directly related agricultural course.   The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and determine award recipients and amounts.  

Scholarship Guidelines:
The scholarship award must be used to help pay for tuition, books and room and board charges.  Payments form the Trust are made directly to the university or college Upon receipt of the tuition statement, the Trustee will disburse the funds to the university or college.   the Trustee must receive copies of the transcripts for each student for each semester the scholarship is given.

For more information and an application form, stop in the guidance office.   Application deadline is April 15th, 2019.






Joe H. Stevens Vocational Scholarship 2019

The mission of the Joe H. Stevens Vocational Scholarship Fund is to provide students who plan on attending vocational school with financial support for a degree from a vocational school of their choice.  For complete criteria and application stop in the guidance office.

Deadline:   April 22, 2019




Owlett Memorial Scholarship Application

This scholarship is to encourage the pursuit of a liberal education in the humanistic study.  

Humanistic study embodies a forward-looking and ethical orientation. Its concern is to help students discover that the quality of life of their community is in their hands as makers and thinkers. Humanistic studies provides a broad liberal arts education while developing the analytical, critical, and contextual thinking skills that are vital for the creation, expression, and transmission of ideas. Humanistic studies train students to be practicing artists, intellectuals, and citizens involved with the cultural life of the communities where they live.  Skills and abilities gained with this major include: effective reading skills; oral and written communication skills; critical thinking skills; research and analysis skills; understanding of diversity and appreciation of other cultures; and value of thought and analysis.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of each Senior Class and each year thereafter for a total of four years.  The scholarship is $2,000.00 per year, payable to the educational institution in equal installments during the academic year.  A maximum of $8,000.00 will be awarded for a four-year degree program.

Each Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a senior at Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro, PA, eligible for graduation and successfully graduate;
  2. Have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative grade point average through his/her junior year at WAHS;
  3. Be accepted at and attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution seeking a four-year degree program in humanistic studies or a comparable four-year degree program; and
  4. Be recommended by the faculty/guidance counselor of WAHS, subject to the final approval of the Wellsboro Community Foundation Trustees.

Applicants to the Owlett Memorial Scholarship are required to submit the following information to the guidance counselor of WAHS no later than the deadline prescribed by the guidance counselor.  

  1. Completed application - attached; and
  2. Hand-written essay, limited to one or two well organized paragraphs, to explain why you believe you should receive this scholarship.
  3. Two letters of reference from teachers, community leaders, or organization leaders who are not related to you.

The scholarship will continue for the duration of the degreed program, not to exceed $8,000 for a four-year degree program, subject to satisfying the following criteria:

  1. Remain academically eligible to return to the educational institution; and
  2. Submit a letter to the Wellsboro Community Foundation at the end of each academic year and before July 30th each year detailing your successes and failures during the prior academic year.

Deadline:   April 22, 2019
Stop in Guidance for applicaton





UPDATED 2/5/2019


Asaph Trail Club 2019 Scholarship

Overview

The Asaph Trail Club (ATC) is a local organization of hikers that meet on a monthly basis to plan day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and other related events.

Scholarship

ATC awards a scholarship, to one student from Tioga County Pennsylvania, up to $500. The award will be made payable directly to the recipient’s institute of higher education in the second semester of study.  ATC reserves the right to withhold an award due to the lack of eligible participants during an application term.  ATC also reserves the right to withhold an award in the event that the recipient does not successfully complete the first semester of higher education.

Eligibility

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for the ATC Scholarship:

  • The applicant must be a student that is enrolled in a high school education program within the limits of Tioga County, Pennsylvania and,
  • The applicant must provide documentation of acceptance to an institution of continuing education (e.g. junior college, four year college or university, trade school) and,
  • If awarded the scholarship, the recipient must return the Scholarship Verification Form (attached to the award letter) and provide documentation of completion of their first semester and registration for a second semester.The award cannot be distributed until such information is provided.The deadline to submit the necessary forms is June 30th the year after the recipient receives the award letter. (ex. if the student receives their award letter at their high school’s awards ceremony in May 2019, the documentation requesting award distribution must be received by June 30, 2020.) If the documentation is not received by this deadline the awardee forfeits the scholarship funds.

Application Process

Complete the attached application and return it, with all required documentation to: Asaph Trail Club, 71 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901. 

Required documentation includes: application, documentation of acceptance to institute of continuing education, and essay (see criteria attached). 

All scholarship applications must be received by April 15th.

Review Process

The Asaph Trail Club will review the scholarship applications at a designated scholarship review meeting.  Those present will assess the applications based upon the evaluation criteria below.  A recipient will be announced the end of May at their school’s awards ceremony. 

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation criteria can include the following but not limited to:

  • Academics:SAT/ACT/GPA
  • Honors & Awards
  • Fitness participation
  • Volunteer commitments
  • Family need
  • Application neatness & completion
  • Extracurricular activities in/out of school
  • Organization involvement
  • Essay (content/grammar)

Essay Criteria

The essay should focus on your short and long terms goals for the future including but not limited to your career path and continued involvement in outdoor activities.  Please include how your career and/or personal goals relate to the preservation of the natural environment.  (Some things to consider might be: what your goals are, how you plan to achieve them, what your motivation is, etc.) The essay must be typed, between 500 to 750 words, double-spaced, and submitted on white office quality paper.  Please DO NOT put your name on your essay just attach it to the application.

Applications available in Guidance.








2019 TWIN TIERS SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP (SWE)

Engineers make up the foundation of ever growing innovation in this world.   So be a part of this movement and help change the world.   In turn, we'll give you a helping hand with a $2,000 scholarship.  The scholarships will be based entirely on merit, involvement, and community service.  Share with us who you are and your achievements!

Eligibility
To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements as a minimum.
1.  Is a high school senior that lives or attends school in the Twin Tiers SWE Section.   This is limited to the zip codes that begin 148**, 149**, or 169**, along with Bradford County, PA.
2.  Is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate degree program in engineering or computer science at an ABET accredited, CSAB accredited, or SWE approved school.
3.  Is in a position to accept the scholarship in the school year for which it is being awarded.
4.  Is not receiving full funding (tuition and room & board) for education from another organization (e.g. members of the Armed Services attending US Military Academies, students receiving reimbursement from an employer).

General Instructions
1.  The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program is open only to those who identify as a female.
2.  No application materials will be returned; no exceptions will be made.
3.  Do NOT submit photographs of yourself with the application.
4.  Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 29, 2019.   Applications postmarked after this date will be immediately disqualified from judging with no further follow-up.
5.  Scholarship recipients will be notified in mid-May.   Five (5) non-refundable scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded.

Application Materials
To be accepted for judging, an applicant must submit ALL REQUIRED ITEMS IN ONE PACKAGE.  All information must be provided in English.  Incomplete applications or application packages will be immediately disqualified from judging with no further follow-up.   Applications postmarked after the applicable deadline will be immediately disqualified from judging with no further follow-up.   Reference letters and transcripts may be submitted in individually sealed envelopes with the application package.   For complete application details and requirements stop in the guidance office.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 29, 2019



National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania

   The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is a national organization of blind persons who believe in promoting the opportunities of blind students.   There are thirty national scholarships awarded annually ranging from $3,000 to $12,000.   The NFB of PA and its network of local chapters is a state affiliate of the NFB and shares its commitment to aid blind students in achieving their educational goals.   The NFB of PA also offers two college scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000.  Pennsylvania residents are eligible for both the national and state scholarships and should submit both applications according to the separate directions on each application. 

The NFB of PA offers more than just monetary help to blind students.   We also sponsor an active Student Division where blind students can network with other blind students both locally and nationally.  The NFB of PA also promotes a division for parents of blind children.   This Division provides information, support and advocacy for parents trying to aide their blind children with their educational needs. 

In order to apply for one of the National Scholarships, awarded in July, go to http://www/nfb.org/scholarships to complete an application on-line.   Be sure to submit all information including all supporting documentation outlined in the instructions by March 31, 2019.  In order to apply for the State Scholarship awarded in November, download and complete the application found at www.nfbp.org/scholarships and mail it with all supporting documentation as indicated.






UPDATED 1/29/2019

THE FAIRFIELD AUTO GROUP/LYCOMING REPUBLICAN
COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP

AWARD:  $2250 scholarship to be awarded to three 2019 graduating Lycoming County high school seniors ($1,000, $750, $500) to be used for tuition, room and board, textbooks or any other college expense.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any 2019 graduating high school senior residing in Lycoming County, who in the fall of 2019 will be attending a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  The winners will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee based on an interview and essay.

By February 25, 2019:

Register on-line via the Scholarship link on the Lycoming County Republican Committee web site at www.lycominggop.org

Have a letter of recommendation sent directly from a teacher to the Lycoming County Republican Committee, Attn:  Scholarship, 460 Market Street, Suite 125, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Submit to the Lycoming County Republican Committee at LCRCscholarship@gmail.com at 750 to 1500 word, double-spaced
essay on the on the following topic:

     In recent years, the Economic theory of Socialism has become popular among progressive circles and entered mainstream American politics.  Do you believe that a Socialist system is compatible with America's Founding Documents and its Capitalistic system?  How do you believe this progression in American politics will affect you and institutions in society?

Top contenders will attend an interview/meet & greet with the members of the scholarship Selection Committee and one of our elected officials on either Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7 pm or Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9 am.

Winners will be notified by May 1, 2019



UPDATED 1/28/2019


Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship

     Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship was established by Kyle's family in his memory.   Kyle passed away at the young age of fifteen, shortly after completing ninth grade.   This fund has been made possible by numerous supporters and fund raising efforts in memory of Kyle.

Eligibility Criteria:

     * Wellsboro High School senior
     * Accepted into an accredited University or College (no online  
        study)
     * Essay (200-250 words double spaced) on what makes you an
        excellent candidate to pursue as degree in science or 
        respiratory therapy. 
     * Pursuing a degree in Science or Respiratory Therapy
     * A student with financial need and at least a B average

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  

Deadline:  April 25, 2019






UPDATED 1/18/2019

The Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee Environmental Scholarship

    A $1,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded in 2019 to a graduating senior in Tioga County who is planning to pursue a degree in an environmentally oriented curriculum. Please download the application form and return it to the address provided no later than April 15, 2019.   Click the link below to access the application.

TCCCC Linda Lutomski Scholarship Application





UPDATED 1/11/2019

W. Earle Champaign Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Applications available in the Guidance Office

Qualifications and criteria

1.  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.
2.  Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school in a program leading to a degree
3.  Financial needs will be considered.
4.  Transcripts of grades, records of extracurricular activities, honors and leadership positions should be attached to this packet.
5.  You may have a teacher provide a letter of recommendation.
6.  Complete all forms in the attached packet
          -Student Data
          -College you plan to attend
          -A statement in your own handwriting, indicating your career
           plans and any other pertinent information.   Be brief but
           specific.
          -Activities and honors
          -Financial data
          -Parent's occupation data
7.  Please include your senior picture
8.  An essay of at least 500 words on the subject:

     "Does our sovereign Nation have a Moral Obligation to impose physical barriers to control immigration and protect its citizens?
"

9.  All information must be returned to the guidance office by April 26, 2019 for consideration.   All applications will be forwarded to :
     Clare R. Emery
     American Legion Post 84
     P.O. Box 1
     Wellsboro , PA 16901
     Telephone:  570-404-6003




UPDATED 1/10/2019



Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority
2019 David T. Terrill Environmental Stewardship Scholarship
 
Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) has strived to meet the solid waste disposal needs of Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, Pennsylvania, since 1973.   This has been accomplished by operating and integrated solid waste management system.   This system  is accompanied with an educational program geared to encourage residents, or our service area, to manage refuse wisely and to participate in local recycling, composting, and/or household hazardous waste programs.   As part of this educational program, NTSWA would like to encourage and support individuals furthering their education in an environmental field.   This support shall be in the form of a scholarship.

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 off Directors.   The award will be made payable directly to the award recipient's institution of higher education in the second semester of study.  NTSWA reserves the right to withhold an award due to the lack of eligible participants for one or all three counties affected.   NTSWA reserves the right to make additional awards during the approval process.   NTSWA also reserves the right to withhold and award in the event that the recipient does not successfully complete the first semester of higher education. 

Eligibility
The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for the NTSWA Scholarship:
1.  The applicant bust be a resident of Bradford, Sullivan or Tioga County, Pennsylvania or a student that does not live within these limits but attends a school within these limits.
2.  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 seniors as well as first semester college freshmen.
3.  If awarded the scholarship, the recipient must provide documentation of completion of their first semester and registration of a second semester.    The award cannot be distributed until such information is provided.
**NTSWA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex race or ethnic background.

Application Process
The applicant must complete the application for m provided
by NTSWA and attach the required documentation .   The applicant must also complete an essay on a topic related to the solid waste management field.  All applications must be received by or post marked by April 5th of each year.   Submit applications to the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, P.O. Box 10, Burlington, PA 18814. 

Applications available in Guidance Office.






WELLSBORO SOCIAL CLUB COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

            The Wellsboro Social Club is pleased to provide five scholarships of $2,500.00 each to selected seniors graduating from Wellsboro Area High School this coming spring.   These are broad area scholarships that allow any student to apply that plans to continue their education in any 2 or 4 year program.   Listed below are the criteria for applying:

Priority is given to eligible students who show financial need.

            Minimum 85% cumulative average.

            Students are required to write a brief essay on “How can you use this scholarship to better yourself through education and benefit the community?”  In addition, please provide 2 signed statements of recommendation from WASD teachers.

            The deadline for application will be April 1st of each year.   The Social Club will review all applications, select the 5 winners, and announce the recipients at the end of the year awards assembly at the high school.

Stop in Guidance to pick up application.



UPDATED 1/8/2019



The Jarett Rand Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Jarett Rand Smith Memorial 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.

Eligibility Requirements:
Students must:
     Be a graduating senior
     Submit a high school transcript
     Submit one letter of recommendation
     Intend to earn a four-year degree at a college or university
     Pursue a field of study in science, mathematics, or the visual arts

Eligible students should complete the application and submit a 500-word (roughly one page) letter that explains their career focus and what the scholarship will be used for.   In addition to the application and letter, students must submit an official transcript and letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, instructor, etc.

Selection Process:

1.  All Scholarship Applications must be complete and submitted by April 26th, 2019.
2.  Incomplete applications that are submitted will not be reviewed. 
3.  The scholarship selection committee will review each application based on a maximum one-page letter explaining the use of this scholarship, the cumulative GPA, and one letter of recommendation.
4.  The scholarship selection committee will notify the chosen recipients of their award on or before June 7th, 2019.

Applications should be submitted to the Wellsboro High School Guidance Office

Please contact Jessica Smith at jlsmith2016@yahoo.com with any questions.





UPDATED 12/18/2018

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Forest Resources Scholarship

NTHA Community Forest Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship is offered to all High School Seniors in the nine-county area of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. To qualify for the $1500 scholarship, students must complete the following application, providing as much detail as possible, and submit it to: Northern Tier Hardwood Association, PO Box 7, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

*Please note, the scholarship amount has been increased from $500 to $1500 starting in 2017. There will be one Community Forests Scholarship awarded each year*

Deadline for applications is April 30th of each year. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be accepted to a Community/Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related field of study
- Be accepted to a Technical School, College or University
- Provide 3 references, including one outside of school
- Provide proof of acceptance, when received
- The Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship is offering a scholarship open to all High School Seniors in the nine-county area Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.
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UPDATED 12/10/18

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
GUTHRIE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
and
GUTHRIE EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS
Sayre, Pennsylvania

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Guthrie Health Professions Scholarships (9 Awarded) - All area students included (exclusive of children of Guthrie physicians). Students must be a member of the class of 2019 and plan to enroll at an accredited college/university or hospital-based nursing or allied health program in the summer or fall of 2019. Applicants must plan to enter a health career such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health professions, health care administration, or medical research. The value of each Guthrie Health Professions scholarship is $650 per year or $2,600 over four years for undergraduate studies.
One scholarship will be awarded to each grouping as outlined below:
1. Owego Free Academy, Spencer-VanEtten, Tioga Central, Newark Valley, Candor
2. Towanda, Wyalusing Valley, North Rome Christian School, Northeast Bradford, Tunkhannock
3. Troy, Canton, Sullivan County
4. Wellsboro, Mansfield, Mansfield New Covenant Academy, Liberty, North Penn, Cowanesque Valley, Williamson
5. Athens, Sayre, Waverly
6. Corning-Painted Post, Addison, Bath-Haverling, Campbell-Savona, Bradford Central, Hammondsport, Corning Christian Academy
7. Horseheads, Thomas Edison, Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Elmira, Notre Dame, Elmira Christian Academy, Twin Tier Christian Academy
8. Ithaca, Dryden, Newfield, Lansing, Groton, Charles O. Dickerson
9. Maine-Endwell, Union Endicott, Vestal, Johnson City, Binghamton, Seton Catholic

Guthrie Employee Scholarships (4 Awarded) – Children of Guthrie employees only. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a Guthrie employee* (exclusive of the physician staff). The student must be a member of the class of 2019 and plan to enroll at an accredited junior college, college or university in the summer or fall of 2019. The applicant may elect any major field of study. These students can apply simultaneously for the Guthrie Health Professions Scholarship if the criteria for that scholarship are met. The value of each Guthrie Employee scholarship is $650 per year or $2,600 over four years for undergraduate studies.
*Employee must be a .6 FTE or greater and have one or more years of employment with Guthrie.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
GUTHRIE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
and
GUTHRIE EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS
Sayre, Pennsylvania


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Please type, or print in ink, all information. Essays must be typed, using a separate sheet of paper if necessary. All applicants are required to complete both essays.
2. Notify your guidance counselor as soon as possible of your intention to submit an application and ask that they complete the recommendation form and write a letter of support.
3. Mail your complete scholarship packet (application, counselor’s recommendation form, high school transcript, and counselor’s letter of support) to:

Krista Williams
Scholarship Committee
The Guthrie Clinic
One Guthrie Square
Sayre, Pennsylvania 18840


4. Application deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019. Your complete application (including information from your guidance counselor) should be received by Guthrie Medical Group no later than January 25, 2019.
5. A letter acknowledging receipt of your application will be mailed to your home address. If you have not received this acknowledgment by February 5, 2019, please contact Krista Williams at 570-887-4311.
6. Scholarship winners will be announced in late February.

Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office



UPDATED 11/29/18


BigSun Scholarship


The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed 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, 2019  

Amount of Award  -        $500.00

 

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 http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

 




UPDATED 11/20/2018



Tioga County FFA Alumni Award Guidelines

The Tioga County FFA Alumni Award will be awarded to a member of the Grand Canyon and Cowanesque Valley FFA (one each chapter).  This is a one-time award in the amount of $100.

Criteria for Selection:
     *Only open to seniors
     *Must be active chapter members
     *Member must submit the application by January 18, 2019
     *Student must be pursuing a career related to agriculture

Selection Method:
     *Winners must be selected from received applications by a committee made up of FFA Alumni, teachers, and/or community members.

Award Distribution:
    
The award will be given at the Chapter FFA Banquet.   Recipient will be recognized at the school awards ceremony at the end of the year.  Click the link below to complete application.   Once application is complete, print and return to the guidance office by January 18, 2019.

Award Application--2018-19 FFA Award




UPDATED 11/19/2018


Twin Tiers Youth For Christ Scholarship 2019
  
    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.  Each recipient will be paid $625 per semester for up to 8 semesters for a total of $5,000 each.  Stop in the guidance office to pick up application.  

Application must be submitted to:   The Community Foundation, Attention: TTYFCS Committee, 301 S. Main Street, Horseheads, NY  14845.

DEADLINE:  March 8, 2019





UPDATED 11/12/18

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
GEORGE DOUGLAS/LPGA CORNING CLASSIC SCHOLARSHIP
$5,450

        This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from a high school in the following Counties:  Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga NY, Bradford, PA and Tioga PA.  

Description:   Students must demonstrate an appreciation of the benefits of post high school education and have a scholastic record to reasonably predict completion of a four-year college education.  Applicants must show the following:  diligent student, a good, responsible and concerned citizen.   Demonstrate financial need.

To apply visit www.communityfund.org by clicking "Students" and "Scholarships."  The Application is titled the "General Scholarship Application" and is due February 14, 2019.   Any questions contact Katie at cmm@communityfund.org or 607-739-3900.



UPDATED 11/6/2018


COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 2018-19


A Hope 4 Lyme Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from a high school in the following Counties:  Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga NY, Bradford, PA and Tioga PA.   Scholarship Amount:  $500.00

Description:
     This scholarship is open to anyone that has been diagnosed or treated for Lyme Disease or has immediate family who has been affected.
     Open to students pursuing a career in the medical field. For complete criteria and to apply visit www.communityfund.org by clicking "Students" and "Scholarships."  The Application is titled the "General Scholarship Application" and is due February 14, 2019.   Any questions contact Katie at cmm@communityfund.org or 607-739-3900.




UPDATED 10/30/2018


As seen in U.S. News & World Report

 

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report as 1 of 4 "Huge Scholarships Worth $10,000 or More" Worth Winning.  According to U.S. News, "If you can land one of these awards, you'll be off the hook for a big portion of your tuition bill. In fact, you might even graduate college debt-free."

Apply Now 

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Counselors and teachers, download the flyer using the link below:

Program Flyer Download

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org. Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute cannot address applicant questions.









UPDATED 10/23/2018




Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA

Scholarship Program for student who have epilepsy/seizure disorder

The EAWCP will award nine scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and are going on to post-secondary school.   The person with the highest total score will receive a $1500 scholarship and the remaining scholarship recipients will receive $1000.

Application deadline:  all scholarships must be received by March 16, 2019.  Stop in guidance for application.






Pennsylvania American Legion
2019 High School Oratorical Scholarship Program (Grades 9-12)

Any student entering the competition must be under the age of 20 years on the date of the National Contest.   The student must be presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school), commencing with grade nine and terminating with grade twelve, during the time of participation at any level of the contest.

The student must submit an application to a local Post for sponsorship by December 7, 2018.   A local post can be found at
www.legion.org.

The contest consists of two parts; and 8-10 minute memorized oration on some phase of the United States Constitution and a 3-5 minute oration on of of four "assigned topics" selected by the National Organization.   The four topics can be found at: www.legion.org/oratorical/topics

The contestant may not use any notes, props, amplification or prompts during the oration. To pick up application form, stop in the guidance office. 







2019 PA American Legion 84th Annual Essay Contest For Grades 9-12

This year's essay Contest title is:
  How Would Our founding Fathers Respect the American Flag Today?

This essay contest is open to any student enrolled in grades 9-12 in a public, private or parochial school in Pennsylvania.  Students must prepare essays without assistance and provide a statement to that effect on the last page. 

All essays must be no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words.   Typewritten essays are preferred but not required.

No reference shall be made for or against any political candidate or political party affiliation.


For complete contest criteria stop in the guidance office.

Deadline January 16, 2019




 

FIRE Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST

The Details

Eligibility

 

Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.

Word Length

 

Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic below.

Deadline

 

FIRE must receive all entries by December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced by January 31, 2019.

Scholarship Prizes

 

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

Before You Start

Get to know us! The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. In addition to defending the rights of students and faculty, FIRE works to educate students and the general public on the necessity of free speech and its importance to a thriving democratic society.

In addition to watching the below videos, we encourage you to take advantage of our other educational resources, including our First Amendment Library, our continually-updated Newsdesk, and our many publications, including our Guide to Free Speech on Campus.


 

Watch The Videos

Before you begin your essay, we ask applicants to familiarize themselves with FIRE’s work by watching these two short videos about real students who faced censorship and punishment for exercising their right to free speech.


The Prompt

The freedom of speech, enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, is a foundational American right. Nowhere is that right more important than on our college campuses, where the free flow of ideas and the clash of opposing views advance knowledge and promote human progress. It is on our college campuses, however, where some of the most serious violations of free speech occur, and where students are regularly censored simply because their expression might offend others.

Drawing on the above videos and any other resources available on FIRE’s website, explain in 800-1000 words why free speech is so important to higher education, and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society.

Essay Contest GIF




UPDATED 10/12/2018

Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship

 

WTS awards the Transportation YOU Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering and math to foster the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. The Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. 

The transportation related career field includes:   Planners, engineers, economists, scientists, computer/IT GIS mappers, CADD specialists, managers, construction public relations, geologists, air traffic controllers, survey architects, archaeologists, ecologists, and sociologists.

This scholarship is open to high school seniors, trade school/junior college students, undergraduate students or graduate students.

Submissions due:  November 12, 2018 to Angela Schreffler, Scholarship Committee Chair at CentralPA@wtsinternational.org

For applications and additional information visit:
http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/





UPDATED 10/3/18

 

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt free. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters; 622 Hagan Scholars from 37 states currently attend 236 colleges and universities.


Description of Scholarship

Each Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.

  1. The scholarship disbursement amount will be determined each semester by HSF by using one-half of the Total Cost of Attendance (COA) published by the National Center for Educational Statistics and posted on the HSF website less $1,250 which represents the recipient’s contribution for their education; then subtracting the dollar amount of ALL scholarships, awards, grants, waivers, and one-half of the recipient’s EFC.
  2. The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, awards, and grants.
  3. During the fall semester of the second year of college a $15,000 Schwab Scholar Account will be established for each scholarship recipient. See Schwab Account.
  4. During the fall semester of the third year of college each recipient achieving a 3.50 CGPA will be eligible for an all expense paid Study Abroad Award. See Study Abroad.
  5. During the fall semester of the fourth year of college after establishing a personal Schwab Brokerage Account each recipient will receive $1,000 to be used to start investing for their long term financial security. See Schwab Account.
  6. Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria, attends the mandatory workshops, and fulfills their Schwab Account responsibilities.
  7. There is no limit to the number of credit hours a recipient can earn during the term of their scholarship. Recipients graduating college in less than four years can use the remainder of their Hagan Scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school.
  8. Recipients must attend a free mandatory workshop prior to the start of each academic year of college. HSF provides funding for travel and lodging costs. See Workshops.
  9. Each recipient must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college and provide proof of employment.

Recipients of a scholarship will be selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, regardless of applicant’s race, creed, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability or sex.


2018 Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  3. Must be a student in the 2019 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,200 on the SAT.
  6. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2018 to August 2019.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2018 using 2017 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving self-motivated student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

2018 – 2019 Application Timeline

Current phase in red.
1. Application available September 1, 2018.
2. Application Deadline: November 15, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. Applications reviewed for completeness, compliance with instructions, eligibility. 
4. Finalists provide supplemental information in February 2019. Applicants notified of status.
5. Finalist applications read, evaluated, ranked in March 2019.
6. Scholarships awarded by the Grant Committee in April 2019. Finalists notified of status.


2018 Hagan Scholarship Application

Click on the link below, then create a UN and PW to access the scholarship application:

Hagan Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, CST, November 15, 2018.

Applicants MUST complete the FAFSA now using 2017 Tax Information, and provide the dollar amount of their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), a copy of the SAR is not required. If selected as a finalist, an updated copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) must be provided in the spring of 2019 using 2018 Tax Information.
1. For Question 26 answer “High School Diploma” which you will have prior to college enrollment.
2. For Questions 29 answer “Never attended college / 1st Year.”








VFW Voice of Democracy
2018-19 Theme:   "Why My Vote Matters"
Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
Student Entry Deadline:  October 31, 2018

What is the Voice of Democracy Program? 
    Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program.   Each year, nearly 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, Why My Vote Matters.

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., March 2-6, 2019, to tour the city , be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $154,000 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 October 31 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.  For complete criteria and application, please stop in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:   October 31, 2018






UPDATED 9/26/2018


First Heritage Federal Credit Union
2019 Statewide Scholarship Program

The New York Credit Union Association awards scholarships to be paid jointly to the student and educational institution.   There will be no exceptions.  Last year, this program awarded $25,500 in scholarships to 27 students across New York and Pennsylvania.

Eligibility
The applicant must be a member in good standing of a participating New York Credit Union who meets all of the following criteria:
   *The member is a college-bound high school senior at the time of the application.
   *The member is attending college for the first time in the fall of 2019.
   *The member will be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited educational institution.
   *The member agrees to use any scholarship funds by January 31, 2020 at an accredited educational institution only.

Application Process
To apply, eligible members must complete the FHFCU application form.   For complete criteria and application, stop in the Guidance Office.

All completed applications must be returned to the First Heritage Credit Union no later than January 4, 2019.




UPDATED 9/12/2018


National Scholarship Competition

Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

Do you belong to the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters? Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your limits, in our 2019 National Scholarship Competition, featuring Celebrity Judge Kris Jenner.

More than 30 scholarships will be awarded, including eight full one-year scholarships for the following majors:

  • Merchandising & Marketing
  • Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Social Media
  • Visual Communications
  • Merchandise Product Development
  • Apparel Industry Management

All entries must be postmarked by March 29, 2019.  For more information and to apply visit:  www.bit.ly/FIDMscholarship








UPDATED 9/7/2018

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

 

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

 

The application will be available August 1 – October 25.



 

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