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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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  • You have to pay a fee
  • Money-back offers or guarantees
  • Credit card or bank account information required
  • Provides "exclusive" information
 
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.
B. Davis Scholarship May 24, 2019 www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
Washington & Jefferson
$1,000 Visit Grant
April 13, 2019 https://www.washjeff.edu/visit
Available to any high school senior that completes a campus visit through April 13, 2019.  This grant is renewable each year the student is enrolled at Washington & Jefferson (up to $4,000).
Good Neighbor Award
  www.washjeff.edu/goodneighbor
Students from PA who have achieved a high school GPA of 3.7 after junior year, have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or a 27 ACT, and are eligible for the Pennsylvania State Grant program may qualify for this award.
AMVETS National Four-Year Scholarship
April 15, 2019 www.amvets.org
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior entering their freshman year of college who is the child or grandchild of a United States veteran.  Applicant must be a US citizen, be able to demonstrate academic promise and financial need, and authorize AMVETS to publicize the award if they are selected.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship March 30, 2019 scholarship@teamster.org
Applicant must be a high school senior who ranks in the top 15% of their class, has, or expects to have excellent SAT Reasoning or ACT scores, and is the child of a Teamsters member.
"Words to Be Heard" Scholarship Contest April 26, 2019 www.edgarsnyder.com/scholarship
The contest is open to western and central PA high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2019.  Students should submit their idea for a presentation that would discourage their peers from dangerous driving behavior (drunk driving, texting, etc.).  It can be a video, a website, a creative writing piece, a song - whatever you can come up with.
Lockheed Martin Scholarship Application period opens January 15, 2019 www.lockheedmartin.com/scholarship
Lockheed Martin has launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.
Mrs. S. Scholarship April 1, 2019 http://www.tspaaltoona.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Altoona-Mrs-S-Scholarship-Final-December-2015-1.pdf
Candidates should exhibit traits necessary to succeed in the Cosmetology industry including being self-motivated, determined, optimistic and creative.
Somerset Rural Electric April 3, 2019 www.somersetrec.com 
To be considered, the student needs to be a high school senior, enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Constance T. Rockwell Theater Arts Scholarship April 12, 2019
 
Scholarships are limited to high school seniors who want to pursue a degree in theater arts.  Student must have applied to an accredited college, university or conservatory that offers a four-year program with a requisite audition prior to submitting an application.
National Federation of the Blind March 31, 2019 https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program
Any legally blind person who will be a full time student during the 2019-2020 school year is encouraged to apply.
Utility Pipeline April 26, 2019
Applicant, applicant's legal guardians, parent or grandparent, or graduating high school must be a member of an affiliated natural gas cooperative of natural gas utility in OH, PA, IN, VA, and WV managed by Utility Pipeline Ltd.  A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.
Lee Initiatives "Emily Lee" Scholarship May 10, 2019 
The program is directed toward deserving young people pursuing health care careers.  Individuals can be enrolled in post-secondary technology certification programs or degree programs.  Selection of the recipients is based on academic excellence, financial need, and volunteer involvement in the community.  Graduating high school seniors as well as currently enrolled post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.
Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship May 31, 2019
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.
Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation Scholarship April 26, 2019
https://www.passavant.org/pmhfos/  or stop in the High School Counseling Office for an application packet.
Community involvement, community service, community initiatives, and/or community improvement, as well as the student's ability to showcase creativity in the essay section of the application, will play a vital role in the selection process.  The candidate must also be in good standing with their high school institution.
Bernie Matthews Opportunity April 1, 2019
 
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 Associate of Drilling Engineers April 15, 2019
 
Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence, financial need & extenuating circumstances.  If you are awarded one of these $1,000 scholarships; upon completion of your freshman year, you may become eligible to apply for one of three planned $2,000 annual scholarships which may be in effect for the remaining three years of college.
Camp Cadet of Somerset County Scholarship April 1, 2019
Current graduating seniors who have graduated from Camp Cadet of Somerset County will be eligible for $1,000 scholarship.  If the graduate is planning on a career in law enforcement, an additional $250 will be included for a total of $1,250.  Candidates will submit a written essay, up to 500 words, describing the influence of Camp Cadet in their lives, with an emphasis on leadership and service.
VHS Scholarship Program April 30, 2019
Open to current seniors who have taken at least one VHS class (they don't need to be enrolled in a class now).