Scholarships

Just a few reminders.
  • Scholarships are sponsored by a range of companies, organizations and individuals that set the eligibility criteria for their scholarships so it can vary greatly.
  • These sponsors also set their own application window.  They decide when to begin advertising their scholarship and when to set the deadline. 
  • So what is posted or available to search can vary from day to day.
  • This means searching for scholarships is an ongoing process that can and should continue into college.
Here are a few Search Engines which include state and national scholarship opportunities. These engines request you to complete information about yourself and then match you up with scholarships of which you meet the criteria.
Students can use Scholar Snapp to share their information (such as name, address, email address, grades in classes and essay answers) to apply for many different scholarships.  The Scholar Snapp solution guides you through the application process and saves a lot of time in researching and applying to scholarships.

Also students can create a profile on Raise.me to earn microscholarhips for activities or achivements while in high school

TuitionFundingSources @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts a new scholarship on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts every day.

**Here is a link to additional foundations and corporations that fund scholarships
(this will take you to Clarion University's page, but you do not have to be attending Clarion in order to apply for these scholarships)


Below are some local scholarships and other scholarships that have been sent to CAHS


Doug Mortimer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of Doug Mortimer who served as a volunteer Assistant Marching Band Director for 16 years.  Seniors must have participated in marching band at Clarion Area for a minimum of 3 years.  Submit a 2-3 page double spaced essay - "What Marching Band Has Meant to Me".  Deadline for submission of essay to the counseling office is  May 1, 2017.  Stop by the counseling office for complete details.

The Clara Louise Kiser Memorial Scholarship
Available to students who are or were residents of Clarion County during their senior year of high school, plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year, and have completed the FAFSA.  Scholarships are awarded according to satisfactory academic achievement and financial need.  Applications are available by clicking the link below or visit the counseling office for apps and more information.  Children of PNC Bank employees are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.  Deadline - June 10, 2017

The Charles and Dorothy Wein Memorial Scholarship 
Available to students who are current high school seniors or graduates from Clarion Area High School who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year and have completed the FAFSA.  The scholarships are awarded according to satisfactory academic achievement and financial need.  Children of PNC Bank employees are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.  
Deadline - June 10, 2017
                         ***Students are asked to fill out BOTH the Kiser and Wein applications. ***

Bridge Builders Community Foundations
http://bbcf.org/apply-for-scholarships/ - Submit one electronic application.
Many scholarships available to high school seniors. A complete list of available scholarships through Bridge Builders can be found on their website by clicking on the link provided.   
Deadline to apply is April 3, 2017

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria also include high school completion by spring of 2017, Pell-eligibility, enrollment by fall 2017 with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and a US citizen.  Apply online at application.horatioalger.org by June 15, 2017.

NWPA Area Labor Federation Scholarships Essay Contest
Several scholarships available.  All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the NWPA ALF and enrolled in an accredited degreed program at a system of higher education for the 2017-18 school year.  Essay Topics and complete details area available at the bottom of this page. 
Deadline - April 24, 2017

AADE Scholarship 2017-18  American Association of Drilling Engineers - Awarding (20) $1,000 scholarships.  Awards based on:  academic excellence, financial need, and extenuating circumstances. It is not limited to engineering majors.   Applications are accepted via email only. Visit http://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/ to apply.  Deadline - April 15, 2017

PA Land Surveyors' Foundation
Scholarships available to students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree or associate degree in land surveying.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  Deadline - April 10, 2017

(PRFSD) Pittsburgh Regional Food Service Directors Annual Student Scholarship
Awards two $2,000 scholarships each year to graduating high school students who will be furthering their education in nutrition education, culinary arts, or similar health related field.  Click at the bottom of this page for application and complete details.  Deadline - April 23, 2017

Zenith American Dream Scholarship 
Students interested in WyoTech are encouraged to visit https://www.wyotech.edu/financial-aid/scholarships for details.  While you are there, check out the "Build Your Future" contest.  Complete a build plan for a Ford Model T. Three students will be selected to receive a full scholarship to WyoTech's Blairsville, PA.

Mechanical Contractors Association of Western PA
Foster McCarl, Jr. Scholarship Program offers four $1,000 scholarships.  Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a 2 or 4 year program at an accredited college, university or technical college for the 2017-18 school year majoring in a Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Engineering, Construction/Project Management, Architecture, or other construction related major.  Applications available online at www.mcawpa.com or stop by the counseling office.  Deadline -  May 1, 2017

PA Association of Medical Suppliers
The purpose of this $1,000 scholarship is to recognize outstanding students who have been successful in their educational pursuits while overcoming physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies.  Applications available in the counseling office.
Deadline - April 7, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Clarion - Clarion County Community Service Scholarship
The Club will award two $500 scholarships to students enrolling in Clarion University for the Fall 2017 semester.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to print an application or stop by the counseling office. Deadline - April 23, 2017

Clarion Rotary Club Scholarships
*Amy Davis Scholarship - Two $1,000 scholarships available to Clarion County seniors.  Academic eligibility requirements and evidence of extracurricular & community service activities.
Deadline - April 30, 2017
*Clarion University Rotary Scholarship - $1,000 offered to Clarion County students accepted to Clarion University for the Fall 2017 semester.  Academic eligibility requirements.
Visit the Rotary website to view complete scholarship requirements http://clarionrotary.org/  
Deadline - April 30, 2017
***Interested students should visit the counseling office before submitting applications.***

Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship
Scholarship in honor of Jamie Ellenberger was created in 1997.  It was established to encourage local students to pursue post high school education, as well as a means to establish communication links between area youth and individuals with disabilities that will encourage continuing acceptance and friendships.  Complete requirements and applications are available in the counseling office.  
Deadline - April 21, 2017

Great Clips Scholarship Program
Aims to promote careers in cosmetology.  High School seniors and current cosmetology school students are eligible for tuition assistance or cosmetology tools.  Complete details and applications are available at GreatClipsCareers.com/Scholarships  Deadline - March 31, 2017

Clarion Hospital Foundation
The Foundation is offering six $1,000 scholarships.  Clarion County high school seniors planning to major in nursing, inhalation therapy, lab technology, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical technology, or other medical fields are encouraged to apply.  Please visit www.clarionhospital.org for an application and complete details.  Applications are also available in the counseling office.  Deadline - March 31, 2017

Community Foundation of Western PA & Eastern OH
Visit http://comm-foundation.org/scholarships/  to complete one general online application.  The David Rynd and the Lou Rotunno scholarships are available for seniors from Clarion County.  Deadline for submission of online application is March 15, 2017

Northwestern PA National Tooling and Machining Association (NWPA) Education Foundation
Scholarships are available to promote careers in field that are essential to the tool, die and manufacturing industry.  Visit http://nwpa-ntma.com/Scholarships for an application.
Applications due in April 2017

PenSPRA (PA School Public Relations Association)
Offering three $1,000 scholarships for public school students planning to major in Communications or Public Relations.  Applications and more information available at: http://www.penspra.org/ScholarshipInfo.aspx   Deadline for submission March 15, 2017

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship offered by Nursing Schools Almanac.  Seniors who plan to pursue nursing, including LPN/L VN, ADN, and BSN programs are eligible to apply.  This is an online application available at:
www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com  Deadline - June 30, 2017.

American Legion Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship available to Clarion County veterans or Clarion County residents related to a veteran and acceptance by an accredited post-secondary institution or technical school.  An essay of 300 words or less on the following topic:  How will continuing my education prepare me to discharge my civic duty to my community and my country?  Information available in the counseling office or by clicking scholarship information at the bottom of this page.  
Applications must be received by April 30, 2017

The Clarion VFW Auxiliary Scholarship In Memory of Ted Lawrence
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Ted Lawrence, a 2001 graduate of Clarion Area HS.  Three scholarships will be awarded to a senior in a Clarion County High School who plans to attend a post-secondary institution or  technical school.  First place winner will receive $500, the second will receive $300, and the third will receive $200.  Seniors must have an immediate relative who is a veteran.  500 word essay written on the following statement:  Which freedom means the most to me? Click below for application and complete details.  Applications available in the Counseling Office. Submissions mailed no later than March 1, 2017

Garden Club of Clarion County - Hannah Fox Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship offered to students attending a College or University who are residents of Clarion County or children, grandchildren, or legal dependents of a Federated Garden Club Member.  Applicants must be majoring in one of the following:  Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design/Architecture, Botany, Biology (excluding medical), Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology, City Planning (rural or urban), Environmental Concerns, or Land Management.  Application is available below and in the counseling office.  Deadline - March 31, 2017

Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an organ transplant candidate, recipient, donor family member, living donor or immediate family member of a transplant candidate or recipient.  For details and an application visit http://www.izziesgifts.org/scholarships.php
Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2017

PA American Water Stream of Learning Scholarship
Ten $1,000 scholarships available to seniors who currently live in a household that is served by PA American Water and plan to attend a two or four year college or technical school majoring in environmental science, biology, chemistry or engineering.  Applications are available online at                   https://amwater.com/paaw/news-community/community-involvement  or see below for application. Deadline - March 24, 2017

The PA House of Representatives Scholarship
This program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year.  Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of Higher Education for each of four years.  Eligible educational institutions include nearly all colleges, universities, and career schools in PA.  Eligibility criteria includes:  attendance as a full-time student, minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school, demonstrate leadership qualities, commitment to community, extracurricular activities and financial need.  *Children of legislators and their staff members are not eligible.  Information and access to a link to apply is available on the form below.  Deadline - March 1, 2017

Clarion Federal Credit Union
Scholarships available to members of the Clarion Federal Credit Union.  Applicant must be enrolled to attend a post secondary institution and a QPA of 2.0% or higher. Visit https://www.clarionfcu.org/subpages/scholarshipapp.php  for complete details and application. Deadline -  March 31, 2017

Words to be Heard 2017 Scholarship (Sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates)
Seniors planning to attend a two-or four-year college or university in the Fall 2017.  Applicants must fill out an application and submit a presentation that discourages underage drinking and drunk driving and/or texting while driving.  Gabrielle Stewart, a 2016 graduate, was the 2016 Grand Prize Winner of a $10,000 scholarship.  To view Gabrielle's winning submission and to find out more about this scholarship visit:  https://www.edgarsnyder.com/giving-back/drive-safe/scholarship/           Applications are available online and in the Counseling Office.  All entries must be postmarked by March 24th to be eligible.

Kids' Chance of PA 2017 Scholarship
Children of PA workers who have been seriously or fatally injured in a work-related accident resulting in a financial need.  Eligible students can complete the online application through the Kids' Chance website http://www.kidschanceofpa.org/scholarships/eligibility.php#  Deadline - April 14, 2017

Bernie Smith Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship was established in 2007 by the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, in honor of Indiana County Commissioner Bernie Smith.  Eligible students are those who have been involved in activities promoting the mission of the Drug and Alcohol Commision and plan to attend a post-secondary or technical school.  Information and application available by clicking at the bottom of this page or by visiting the Counseling Office.  Deadline - March 15, 2017

PACB Foundation Scholarship Program
Awarding $1000 renewable academic scholarship to dependent children of full-time employees or directors of member financial institutions.  (Clarion County Community Bank, Clarion is an example of one of the member financial institutions.)  Scholarships are available to high school seniors attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis.  Stop by the counseling office to view the PACB Member Listing and to receive more information.  Deadline -  February 11, 2017

Central Electric Cooperative of Parker - 2017 Good Neighbor Scholarship
Ten scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded in early May 2017.  High School seniors whose parents or guardians receive electric service from CEC are eligible to apply.  Home school and cyber students are also eligible.  Complete the application found online at www.central.coop under the Community tab.  A one-page essay on how the applicant has contributed back to their community is also required. Complete details are available online or by visiting the counseling office.  Deadline - March 15, 2017

Lucy Valero - PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association)
Candidates must be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved undergraduate program of teacher education at an accredited institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of PA.  Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of academic proficiency as evidenced by position in class standing and grades and verified by school transcripts.  Class standing, grades, and/or school transcripts must be submitted with each application.  Applications are available at https://www.psea.org/valero/  click on the "Application for High School Seniors" link.  Applications are also available in the counseling office.  Deadline - January 31, 2017

Rove Pest Control of Minneapolis Scholarship
$500 scholarship open to high school seniors seeking a higher education.  Special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.  This is an online application only.  Visit http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/ to view complete details and apply.  Deadline - December 31, 2016

Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Provides scholarships to students pursuing an education in the medical and allied health fields.  Apply online at: http://phnfoundation.net/healthcare-scholarships.aspx  Deadline - February 15, 2017

Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program
The PA JCI Senate annually sponsors a scholarship for senior students who are residents of PA.  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Go to http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program and click on the "Scholarship Program" in the top header for the link to the application.  Information is also available in the guidance office.  Deadline - January 20, 2017.

US Army - Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence Program 
Student must be in his/her sophomore, junior or senior year, current member of a school athletic team and have completed one season of play at minimum, hold a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA, and be involved with and/or support the local community.  Interested students - visit the guidance office for more details.  Deadline for submission is December 30, 2016

2017 Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania
Eight scholarships, totaling $10,000 will be awarded this year.  Applicants must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, and acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program. Application available in the counseling office.   Deadline - March 17, 2017

PA American Legion Scholarships
The following scholarships can be found at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/scolarships/ .  Candidates must be a child or grandchild of a PA Legionnaire living or deceased.
Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship - Senior majoring in Music Education
Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship - Senior seeking a four year degree in a PA College or Univ.
Robert W. Valimont Endowment - Senior seeking a two year career-oriented education, less than 4 yrs
Robert Trace Essay contest - Senior who is a child or grandchild of a Legion member killed as a result of war.  
Click on the link below for complete details.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Each year, the program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient.  For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/  Deadline - January 5, 2017

AXA Achievement Scholarship
$1.4 million awarded. Seniors who are active in the community, possess leadership qualities or overcome personal challenges.  Scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000.  A winner in every state. Only the first $10,000 applications will be accepted.  Visit www.axa.com/achievers to learn more and apply online.  Flyer available by clicking link at bottom of page.  
Deadline December 15, 2016

PSECU (PA State Employees Credit Union) 2017 Scholarship Program
To qualify for one of six scholarships awarded for up to $8,000 the student must be a PSECU members or become a member by December 31, 2016.  Students who qualify may apply at psecu.com/scholarships  Applications must be received by noon on February 28, 2017.  Visit the counseling office for more details.

The PA Society Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity available for students who demonstrate financial need and have been active in community service.  Click on the link at the bottom of the page for complete details.  
Deadline November 1, 2016

 Clarion University Scholarships
-Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and 1080 on the NEW SAT, a 1000 on the OLD SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or Composite ACT of 21 or higher will qualify for a Clarion Academic Scholarship of $1,000 per year up to $3,000 per year.
-Students in science, technology or math fields, very high achieving students and underrepresented students may qualify for a limited number of full tuition scholarships.
-Additionally the Clarion Foundation has over $800,000 in endowed scholarships to help students.
-Most scholarships are renewable for the student's remaining three years of school, provided he/she maintains a 3.0 QPA and earns at least 24 credits/year.



Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $100 Million in college scholarships to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer,  commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and United States citizenship.  Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org from August 1-October 25, 2016.  Please visit the counseling office if you are applying so that Mrs. Pennington can complete an online form.

www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php  Visit this site to view 10 scholarship programs available to residents of PA.

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