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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
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  • Credit card or bank account information required
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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.
Penn Highlands Board Scholarship
Extended until December 11, 2019
 
To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:
*Be a high school senior eligible for graduation with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
*Be recognized as a good citizen of the high school community by being involved and demonstrating leadership in at least three extra-curricular activities
*Complete the admissions process and be admitted to Pennsylvania Highlands
*Complete and submit a Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
*Qualify for college-ready status in writing, reading, and math through the College's Placement Testing Policy and Waiver Guidelines.
Select candidates will be asked to participate in a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee.
Bud Lutty Scholarship December 31, 2019
 
Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of these contributing employers are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Bezos Scholars Program January 31, 2020
 
Current high school juniors who attend a public school with 30% or greater free and reduced lunch rate are invited to apply.  Successful applicants demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and community leadership.  More information can be found at the website, including school and student eligibility requirements, biographies of previous Scholars, and examples of the incredible student-led projects Scholars have launched to improve their community.
Eisenhower Scholarship January 15, 2020 www.gettysburg.edu/scholarships
This scholarship is awarded to top-performing applicants within a most challenging curriculum who have demonstrated a high level of civic engagement locally, nationally, and/or internationally.
PIAA District 5 Athletic Directors Association Scholarship Program January 31, 2020
Applications are available in the High School Counseling Office
Must be a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA, have a verified post secondary education entrance score:  SAT, ACT or other, and has earned at least one (1) varsity letter in a PIAA recognized sport.
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania February 1, 2020
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania awards scholarships to students who plan to further their education in Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Biology (excluding Medical), Conservation, Environmental Concerns (Management:  Environmental Engineering, Conservation, etc.), Forestry, Plant Pathology, City (Rural/Urban) Planning, Wildlife Science, Land Management, and/or allied subjects.  Applicants for all scholarships must be residents of Pennsylvania and must be sponsored by a Federated Garden Club.  Please visit the website for additional details regarding specific awards, application process and to download/complete applications.  Select President's Packet/Forms then click on #21 Scholarship Info and Application-GCFP and NCG.
Women's Army Corp Veterans' Association Scholarship February 2, 2020
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a high school graduating senior, showing academic promise, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5
PSECU Scholarship February 28, 2020
To qualify for one of six scholarships, the student must be a PSECU member by Monday, December 31, 2019.  Paper applications will not be accepted.
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.
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.