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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.
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.
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Scholarships February 1, 2019 www.pagardenclubs.org
For students who plan to further their education in Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Floriculture, Horticulture, Lanscape Architecture, Botany, Biology (excluding medical), Conservation, Environmental Concerns, Forestry, Plant Pathology, City Planning, Wildlife Science, Land Management, and/or allied subjects.
PSECU Scholarship February 28, 2019 at 12 noon psecu.com/scholarships To qualify for one of six scholarships awarded for up to $8,000, the student must be a PSECU member by Monday, December 31, 2018.
The Institute Scholarship Program February 1, 2019 Contact Lt. Col. Meagan C. Herald at heraldmc@vmi.edu for questions. Eligibility:  Combined SAT: 1380 (combined critical reading & math) or ACT:  31 and High School GPA: 3.7.
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.
Epilepsy Association of Western & Central PA Scholarship Program
March 16, 2019 See Counseling Office for an application
The EAWCP will award nine scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and are going on to post-secondary school.
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.
SEG Foundation Scholarship March 1, 2019 www.seg.org
Applicant must be a high school student who plans to enter college next fall or be an undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average.  Applicant must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed towards a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
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.
General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant March 10, 2019 www.afas.org
Applicants must be the dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members, spouses of active duty members or surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status. They must also be high school seniors or college students enrolled or accepted as full-time undergraduates for the following school year and maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA.
"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.
Somerset County Drug-Free Communities Summer Camp Scholarship February 1, 2019 For more details, stop in the High School Counseling Office or visit the Summer Opportunities page on the High School Counseling website.
To enter, you MUST be a Somerset County resident and submit an essay.  
Pennsylvania House Scholarship March 1, 2019 Application is available through the foundations website at tfec.org.  Once on the site, click on the "Scholarship" tab at the top of the page.  Then click on any of the counties listed underneath or the link entitled "any other county in the state of Pennsylvania" to access the scholarship information.
The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are PA residents with plans to attend a PA college, university or career school as a full-time student.  Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school order to be eligible.  Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student's commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need.
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship March 1, 2019 https://www.paeop.com/page/76
This scholarship was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in PA to pursue higher education in a business-related field.  This scholarship will be given to an eligible senior applicant graduating from a PA high school or PA Cyber Charter School to be used as either tuition assistance or as a school bookstore credit at any approved two or four-year post-secondary institution, college, or university majoring in the business field.
Scholarship Scam Warning Signs
 
  • 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