Scholarships

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 [email protected] 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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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Name of Scholarship Due Date Links & 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.

Scholarship Opportunities through Penn Highlands Community College

 

The Emerging Leader and Presidential Scholarships help to reduce an already affordable tuition at Penn Highlands, possibly eliminating the need for student loans.  Students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply.  The application is short and quick, and the interview process is the same.   If you have further questions, please email [email protected].
(Please keep in mind that you don't need to be taking ACE classes to qualify for these scholarships.)

Ross F. DiMarco Scholarship

March 1, 2024

Five scholarships are being offered to high school graduating seniors, residing within he boundaries of Lions District 14-M, which is comprised of Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington Counties in Pennsylvania.  One scholarship from each county will be awarded.  In addition, an additional scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior at large from any of the four counties.
The five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors that exemplify characteristics espoused by Lions Clubs International:
  • Creates and fosters a spirit of understanding among peoples of the world
  • Promotes the principles of good government and good citizenship
  • Takes an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and/or moral welfare of the school and community
  • Serves the school or community without personal financial reward
Please visit Mrs. Spangler's Google Classroom for and information sheet and application.

District 14-M Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award

March 1, 2024

The Award is open to student in grades 8-12 who reside in Fayette, Greene, Somerset, or Washington Counties.  Three Awards (1st - $500, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$200) will be presented at the Youth Breakfast on April 13, 2024 at the Somerset Event Center, 1012 Edgewood Avenue, Somerset, PA.  Applications must be received by March 1, 2024 to be eligible for consideration.
Please visit Mrs. Spangler's Google Classroom for and application and guidelines.

First Commonwealth Bank College Scholarship

March 1, 2024

Students must have a 3.0 GPA (or 85% average).  Applicants must complete an application and an essay (500 words or less) detailing how they have made a difference in their community and how that involvement impacted their community and life.  Entries must be submitted online at http://www.fcbanking.com/scholarship.    Winners will be chosen by a committee of First Commonwealth executives and will be judged based on their academic achievements, community involvement and the creativity and originality of their essay.

West Point Society of Western Pennsylvania Per Madsen Scholarship for Patriotism

March 4, 2024

Per Madsen was a 1964 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a man who served our Nation with distinction throughout his life.  After his military service, he spend decades in Western Pennsylvania mentoring young adults to help them gain admission to the academy or other military scholarship programs.  The West Point Society of Western Pennsylvania Per Madsen Scholarship for Patriotism is a $500 scholarship available to High School Seniors in Western Pennsylvania.  https://www.kosd.org/Downloads/Per%20Madsen%20Scholarship.pdf

Sweat 4 Vets Scholarship

April 1, 2024

A central PA-based veterans non-profit, Sweat 4 Vets, awards $1,000 scholarships to seniors from the class of 2024 from Blair, Centre, Bedford, Cambria, Huntingdon, Somerset and Jefferson Counties.  Go to Mrs. Spangler's Google Classroom to download an application.