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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
 
 
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
 
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.
Wesleyan Service Scholarship
Early Acceptance Deadline - November 1, 2020
 
Rolling Applications Accepted through February 1, 2021
Students with leadership and service backgrounds are ideal candidates for this scholarship.
Penn Highlands Board Scholarship November 30, 2020 and May 14, 2021 Eligibility:  be a high school senior eligible for graduation with a cumulative overall grade point average 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 admission process and be admitted to Penn 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.  Online applications for the first round are due no later than November 30, 2020.  A second round of applications will be open on March 15, 2021 and close on May 14, 2021.
Doyle E. Paul Memorial Scholarship January 29, 2021 Eligible applicants must be graduating from a school district located in Somerset County and be a member of the Pennsylvania FFA Association.  Eligible applicants must be planning to pursue post-secondary education or training directly related to the practice of agriculture or agribusiness at an accredited post-secondary college, university or technical school in the upcoming fall semester.
PIAA District V Athletic Director's Association Scholarship February 12, 2021 Contact Mrs. Spangler for an application or visit Mrs. Spangler's Google Classroom
Must be a senior.  Must have at least 3.0 GPA. Must have a verified post secondary education entrance test score:  SAT, ACT or other.  Earned at least one (1) varsity letter in a PIAA recognized sport.
Student Movement Against Cancer Scholarship February 15, 2021 supportsmac.org
SMAC believes that "cancer fighters" can come in a number of forms.  Some have battled cancer themselves. Some help a loved one or friend through their own fight.  Some have been leaders in their school and community in the fight against cancer.  To apply for a scholarship, please submit a video to SMAC explaining (1) how you've been a cancer fighter, and (2) what you've learned from the fight.  Please see the website for more details.
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship March 1, 2021
Each year the PA Association of Education Office Professionals (PAEOP) offers the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship which is a $500 scholarship for a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field (office technology, accounting, secretarial, business education, including business education teaching, business management, etc.).
First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship March 1, 2021
 
Student must have a 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must complete an application and an essay (500 words or less) detailing how they put their community first by their community involvement and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom.  Children of First Commonwealth Bank employees, directors and immediate families are not eligible to participate.
Eastern Elevator Irene Westover Scholarship March 15, 2021  This scholarship is available to relatives of full-time Eastern Elevator employees who wish to continue their education, including spouses, children, step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Eligible applicants must be accepted into a post-secondary program and will attend a two- or four-year accredited institution of higher learning or a recognized and accredited trade school.  Students may be traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, and be in any year of their education progress.  Students must have a GPA of at least 2. 0 on a 4.0 scale if they have attended a high school within the last three years and complete a 500-word essay on the following topic:  "Why do I deserve this scholarship, and what does serving others mean to me?"
Gary R. Brown Environmental Scholarship March 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Contact anorton@pachamber.org for an application
Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and currently be enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university.
James T. & Rose M. Perryman Family Foundation March 30, 2021
 
College Majors:  Engineering, Math, Metals, Technology
Trade School Programs:  Welding, Machine Shop, Mechatronics (or similar), Networking, Automation, or a technology based program.
Somerset Rural Electric Scholarship April 5, 2021 Please contact Mrs. Spangler for an application or visit Mrs. Spangler's Google Classroom. For students whose parent's primary residence receives electricity from Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative.  Student must be a high school senior and enrolled in an accredited college or university.
PB&J Scholarship May 31, 2021 For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically.  High GPA is not needed to qualify!  Open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the U.S.   An application, transcript and one letter of recommendation (2 preferred) is all that is needed to apply.