Scholarship Opportunities 2017-2018
Junior Scholarship Opportunity: The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any Accredited American University. Deadline: February 24, 2018Sallie Mae Make College Happen Challenge Contest. Open to high school students 14-18 years of age. Students are challenged to creatively answer the question: How do you plan to pay for college? Entries can be in the form of a photo, video, poem, song, essay, etc. First prize: $15,000. Complete contest details can be found on their website Deadline: December 31, 2016PSECU Scholarship: Students who are members or who plan on becoming members of PSECU will have the opportunity to apply for one of six $8,000 scholarships. The student must be a member by December 31, 2016. A complete list of of organizations and businesses that qualify is available online. Download an application here. Application deadline: February 28, 2017.The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania has announced one $2,500, one $1,500 and six $1,000 scholarships for students that have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. Students must meet the minimum requirements. Interested seniors should see Mrs. Whalen in the Guidance Office. Deadline: March 16, 2018
The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students that exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue an education. Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution; Critical financial need. Proof of family income; Involvement in co-curricular and community activities; Demonstrate academic achievement with a GPA of at least 2.00 Students guidance counselor must complete a certification form. Visit: scholars.horatioalger.org to apply. Deadline: October 25, 2017
The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students in the state of Pennsylvania who have been accepted to a college or university and have aspirations of attending law school after college. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership from future attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania. Additional information and applications are available on their website: http://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship Deadline: TBA
Wendy’s Restaurants are pleased to announce the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award which honors student athletes who excel in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their school and community. To be eligible, students must have a cumulative QPA of 3.0 or higher and participate in at least one of 43 eligible school-sponsored sports. Applications and additional information are available at www.wendysheisman.com (Select Apply Now). Deadline: October 3, 2016
AES is offering a scholarship to high school seniors attending a post-secondary institution. Students must submit an essay. Interested students can go to apply. http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline: October 6, 2017
Veterans of Foreign Wars & Ladies Auxiliary - Voice of Democracy Scholarship: Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is, "My Responsibility to America." Open to students in 9-12 grades. Applications and additional criteria are available in the Guidance Office. www.vfw.org Grand Prize: $30,000 Deadline: 10/31/2017
Western PA Golf Association Scholarships: Employees for at least two seasons at Member Clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association are eligible. This includes employees in the clubhouse, golf shop, golf course, swimming pool or tennis courts. This scholarship is available for high school seniors or students in their freshman or sophomore years in college. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.8 in college. Applications are in the Guidance Office. Deadline for caddies: 09/15/2017. Deadline: 11/30/2017.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. Students are encouraged to apply for our awards beginning October 1, 2016. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. Applications can be found at: www.nfib.com/YEA Deadline: December 18, 2016.
The Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award is open to public high school students in Pennsylvania in their junior year. This award will provide three prizes: first place $6,000; second place $4,000, and third place $2,000. Students must write an essay of not more than 750 words. This year's prompt can be found on their website. Applications are available at: http://www.pasociety.com/ Deadline: October 28, 2016.
2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: This scholarship program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). Please visit the website for an application and additional criteria. Deadline: January 4, 2018.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame: Each year, the NIASHF awards several scholarships to deserving student/athletes. The requirements for the scholarship are as follows: high academic achievement, financial need, athletic ability at the varsity level, anticipated June 2017 graduation. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: January 15, 2017.
The Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (CSLRS) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh coordinates the efforts of a group of organizations, agencies and scholarship endowment funds that provide scholarships to local Jewish students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Students can access the application here. Additional information is available in the Guidance Office (College and Career Center). Deadline: 02/12/2018
ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion: Applications are now open for The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion. The ACT Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place. A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. Applications are available for seniors here. Deadline: December 31, 2017The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarships: The Pittsburgh Foundation offers seniors an opportunity to apply to over 320 scholarships. Click here to start your search.
PACAC Scholarship: The PACAC Scholarships are each a one-year non-renewable scholarship for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools. This scholarship is intended to support a student's goal of continuing his or her education. Multiple scholarships will be awarded in April 2018. The top recipient will receive the $1,500 Scholarship in memory of one of our PACAC founding fathers, Benjamin James. The other three recipients will receive a $1,000 Scholarship. Students can find additional information and the application on their website. Deadline: January 15, 2018
In order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University annually sponsors an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by TBA will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000. See Mrs. Whalen in the Guidance Office for application information. Deadline: January 31, 2018
Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program: Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice. Scholarship is available on their website. Deadline: TBA
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship: The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals' Student Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field. Scholarships of $500 each will be offered to students who meet the requirements. Students can access the scholarship application and read a complete list of requirements by going to: http://www.paeop.com/ Click on the tab Awards and Scholarships.
Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Gates Millennium Scholarship was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree. Criteria includes: Pell Grant eligible through FAFSA form; Demonstrate leadership; 3.3 minimum GPA. Applications are available on their website at: www.gmsp.org. Deadline: TBA
Applications for the Ambrose Smith Memorial Scholarship are now available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship is for children and grandchildren of American Legion Post 161 members in good standing. Deadline: April 15, 2018
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors: Academic achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals, and unusual circumstances, and be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries. See the website to apply. http://www.buickachievers.com/ Deadline: TBA
$1,000 Finn Chiropractic Scholarship: This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in health, wellness, or fitness related programs of study. The requirements are included on our website and in the online application. Applications are available online at http://www.finnchiro.com/specials-upcoming-events/ . Deadline: TBA
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship: This scholarship is available to high school seniors enrolled in high schools in Allegheny and Washington Counties. To be eligible, students must be enrolled and accepted to study astronomy, physics, or mathematics. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 1, 2017
Edgar Snyder Words To Be Heard Scholarship: High school seniors who will be attending a technical school, two-year, or four-year college or university are encouraged to participate. Submit your idea for a presentation that would discourage your peers from dangerous driving behaviors. You can focus on drunk driving, texting while driving, or any other form of distracted driving. The presentation can be a video, website, essay, brochure, or some other option that you come up with on your own. Be as creative as you'd like! All items must be mailed together. Applications are available on their website. Go to: www.edgarsnyder.com Deadline: March 24, 2017
Deloitte has announced the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for high school junior student athletes. Eligibility Requirements: Current High School Junior (class of 2018) -Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above -Current resident of the United States of America -Participant in individual or team sport sponsored by school or local club. Criteria: A Triple-Impact Competitor® makes positive contributions on three levels: 1. Makes oneself better (Personal Mastery); 2. Makes teammates better (Leadership); and 3. Makes the sport better (Honoring the Game). Deadline: TBA
Applications for the Generation Google Scholarship are now open. Seniors that exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology, exhibit a strong record of academic achievement, be a student from an underrepresented group are encouraged to apply. Scholarship details can be found in Naviance. Deadline: March 2, 2017
Ohio State Student Scholarship: The Ohio State Alumni Club of Pittsburgh would like to inform you of an excellent opportunity for any student interested in attending The Ohio State University beginning fall semester of 2017. We will be awarding two (2) $2000 scholarships to deserving students. If you know any student applying to Ohio State, or considering Ohio State as an option to pursue their undergraduate education, please direct them to the OSUACP website at http://pittsburghbuckeyes.alumni.osu.edu/ in order to apply. Please note: All applications and transcripts must be received by TBA. Applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is strongly preferred transcripts are also sent electronically; however, a mailing address option is provided if needed.
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has announced the 2017 Landmarks Scholarship Award. This scholarship is awarded to at least one student in Allegheny County who is interested in the history, architecture, and landscape design of the Pittsburgh region. Students must answer the essay question: "Please tell us about a place in Allegheny County that is important to you. Briefly explain the significance of the history, architecture, and/or landscape design of the place. Then, focus on how the place has affected you personally." Additional criteria and information is available in the guidance office or online at www.phlf.org. Click on education, then Scholarships. Deadline: April 19, 2017
The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers has established The PACB Scholarship. High school seniors who are a dependent child of either an employee or director of a PACB member institution are eligible. See Mrs. Whalen in the Guidance Office for an application. Deadline: February 11, 2017.
The Constance T. Rockwell Scholarship Program for the Theater Arts will be awarding scholarships to students who plan on attending an accredited college or conservatory that offers a four-year program in theater or performance arts. Please stop by the guidance office for an application with additional criteria. Each semi-finalist will be invited to audition. Minimum award amount is $4000. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: TBA
North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. is pleased to announce the Norma Jean Ware Duncan Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an African American senior student who has been accepted and plans to enroll in college for the fall of 2017. Criteria for selection will be based on a GPA of 2.8 or greater, essay, letters of recommendation, community service, and extra-curricular activities. Information and applications are available on their website. A link to the scholarship can be found in Naviance. Deadline: April 15, 2017
The Greater Pittsburgh Football Officials Association has announced the Harry Quinn-Ralph Schorr Memorial Scholarship. The individual need not be a football player; however, they must be involved in football in some way. This would include a team manager, trainer, a cheerleader, a band member, or some other similar activity. Additional criteria and applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: TBA
The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) is pleased to announce that we will once again award a $1,000.00 scholarship to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: TBA
Through its Women In Nuclear (WIN) chapter, Westinghouse Electric Company is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a female high school senior graduating in Spring of 2017 from a Pittsburgh area school. The candidate must intend to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences at an accredited college or university. Interested senior women should check their Naviance accounts for additional information and a link to the application or click here. Application deadline: March 17, 2017
The Pittsburgh Rotary Club Foundation has announced their annual scholarship program. This program will award six $1,500 one-time scholarships to seniors in Allegheny County who have applied to college. Seniors should check the Pittsburgh Rotary Club website or their Naviance accounts for additional criteria and an application. Completed applications are due by March 10, 2017.
Applications for the Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship are now available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship is for students of Italian heritage who demonstrate financial need and excellent academic performance. Some local colleges have established a matching scholarship fund. Deadline: TBA
The Audubon Society has announced the Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who are interested in furthering their studies in an environmentally-related field. Applications are available on their website at www.aswp.org. Deadline: TBA
The Phi Sigma Pi national co-educational honors fraternity at the University of Pittsburgh is offering a one-time gift to students who plan to continue their education at a university or college. Interested students should fill out an application and submit an essay by (TBA). Applications and essay requirements are available in the Guidance Office.
The Robert "Cubby" Bearer Memorial Scholarship recognizes an Eagle Scout from Western Pennsylvania who is enrolled (or plans to enroll) at the University of Pittsburgh and who has demonstrated high character, leadership ability, and financial need. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Please see Mrs. Whalen. Deadline: March 24, 2017
Applications for the Continental Building Systems Charities Scholarship are now available online to candidates who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates must enroll in a 4-year, post-secondary educational institution. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need, academics and character. Additional eligibility requirements and applications are available online. Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Pennsylvania Land Surveyors' Foundation Scholarship is available to students intending to pursue an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming a practicing Professional Land Surveyor. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: TBA
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to offer students who are Hispanic/Latino or of Hispanic/Latino descent scholarships for the 2016-2017 scholastic year. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. All completed applications with required documents must be received by the PMAHCCF by TBA.The National Federation of the Blind has a large and prestigious scholarship program whose awards are made solely to persons who are legally blind or visually impaired. Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in Plumbing, HVAC, Engineering or Construction related fields of study. The MCA of Western Pennsylvania will recognize four (4) outstanding students by awarding each a $1,000.00 scholarship. The program will award a total of four (4) $1,000.00 scholarships. These scholarships are available to students attending two or four year programs at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools. Applications are available online or in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 1, 2017