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For the Windber Area Scholarship Application, you will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer to view and fill out the forms. Save/Download the form first then fill it out and attach to email and send to the high school counseling department at sponczek@windberschools.org or print and turn in a copy to the counseling department. You can download Adobe Reader for free here. To get help with filling out forms with Adobe Reader, please click here.
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PSCA Graduate Student Scholarship
 
The PSCA graduate student scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students in an approved School Counselor Education program at a college/university in Pennsylvania.  The scholarship is open to PA residents who plan to enter or are already enrolled in a graduate program which leads to a certification in school counseling.  Up to $2,000 in scholarship aid may be awarded to one or more candidates.  The grants are given annually.  The selection and presentation of the award is under the direction of the Professional Recognition Committee and all decisions regarding this award rests with that group.
 
Click here to apply for a scholarship.
 
The awards are presented at the annual PSCA conference.  For additional information, please contact the PSCA Professional Recognitions Chair:  Lindsay Schoeneberger, lindsay.schoeneberger@kiskiarea.com
 
 
General Scholarship Opportunities
 
Name of Scholarship Due Date Link Notes
Trade School Scholarships   www.imagine-america.org Ex:  Triangle Tech, YTI
Mercy Presidential Scholarship   mtaloy.edu  
Josh Moore Fulfilling Your Dreams Memorial Fund  On going
 
 
Non-mandated community service or volunteerism is the main requirement.
Marjorie Farabaugh Nurse Practitioner Student Scholarship  
For guidelines and an application, contact Kim Garman at kjgarm@aol.com or call 814-659-1964
One $2,000 and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded this year.
Pittsburgh Technical College Grants & Scholarships Various dates
2020 high school graduates and dependent students under the age of 24 can receive a PTC Academic Achievement scholarship.  These program-specific awards are based on the student's documented high school cumulative grade point average.  See the website for more information.
Horatio Alger Scholarship  
To be eligible for the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:  Have completed high school (or earned high school equivalency credential) by Spring, be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in the Fall that will lead to employment, attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution, demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible, be under the age of 30, and be a U.S. citizen.
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship March 12, 2020
Eligibility requirements:  Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the US, majoring in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance, and demonstrate financial need.  Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Cambria County Coordinating Council Scholarship March 13,2020
The Cambria County Coordinating Council of the PA State Education Association (PSEA) Central Western Region offers a $500 scholarship to a senior high school student in our region who intends to major in education.
Western PA Trial Lawyers Association March 17, 2020
See Mrs. Spangler in the High School Counseling Office for more information.
The scholarships will be awarded based upon the submission of an essay.  For this year's scholarship essay, students will be asked a question relating to the Religion and Equal Protection Clauses of the United States Constitution.
PICPA High School Senior Scholarship March 18, 2020
Scholarships are awarded to students attending a PA high school interested in majoring in Accounting.  Other requirements are listed on the website.
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship March 31, 2020
The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing the people who understand the importance of personal responsibility, delayed gratification, a positive attitude, and of course, work ethic.  The scholarship is for those entering the skilled trades.
National Federation of the Blind March 31, 2020
 
Any legally blind person who will be a full time student during the 2019-2020 school year is encouraged to apply, even if you have had no previous involvement in the organization, and/or you have applied for a scholarship in the past.  
Greater Johnstown-Somerset Central Labor Council April 1, 2020
Applications available in the High School Counseling Office
Since the early 1990's, The Greater Johnstown-Somerset Central Labor Council has administered an annual essay contest encouraging students to conduct research about the many contributions Organized Labor has made to the American society and current issues that affect all working people.  Scholarships are offered to students in 2 categories:  graduating high school seniors (Class of 2020) and all post-secondary students.
Future Nurse Scholarship April 1, 2020
PASNAP is proud to offer a $1000 award to a high school senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  In order to be eligible for the award, the application must be submitted and postmarked by April 1st.  The winner will be notified via telephone by June 1st.  Visit the website for an application.
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarsip April 15, 2020
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity or other difficult life circumstances, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.
American Association of Drilling Engineers April 15, 2020
www.aade.org
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.   Candidates must meet the following criteria:  GPA of 3.5 or above, scored at least a composite 27 on the ACT or at least a minimum 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on the SAT, enrolled in an accredited college in PA, OH or WV, be a citizen of the U.S., submit a fully completed and signed AADE Scholarship Application.
Student-View Scholarship Program April 22, 2020
Offering scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  Go to the website to complete a survey application.
Nextiva May 1, 2020 nextiva.com/scholarship
Applicant must be a high school junior or senior, plan to major in a business or STEAM program, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Emily Lee Scholarship May 8, 2020 www.leeinitiatives.com/news/emily-lee-scholarship/
Applicants must live in Cambria, Somerset, Blair or Bedford counties.  Level of financial need is considered.  Acceptance in a full time health related program at an accredited undergraduate college or university required OR enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university with a health related major.
Three Rivers Desk and Derrick June 30, 2020 Threeriversdeskderrick.com
Scholarships awarded to students seeking to further their education by either enrolling in a College or University in an energy-related discipline, or enrolling in an accredited Trade or Vocational Institution which offers industry-related training and skills.  Visit the website for application information.
Cameron Impact Scholarship
Early applicant deadline - May 22, 2020
Regular applicant deadline - September 11, 2020
THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.   Must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7, excel in extracurricular activities, exhibit strong leadership qualities, demonstrate active participation in community service, and be a citizen of the United States.