Seniors should be working on the College Board's Opportunity Scholarships! Local scholarship information will be posted as soon as it is available. In the meantime, please consider the following as you prepare:
- Be prepared by gathering these items in advance. Getting Started
- Think of an unrelated adult (teacher, coach, counselor, boss, clergy member etc) who may be willing to write you a Letter of Recommendation. Be sure to provide them with information about yourself using a guide like this, LOR Personal Data Sheet Generally allow three weeks for the adult to prepare the letter. Many scholarships ask for this, so make copies.
- Start working on a personal essay. Have a basic draft that you can tailor to a particular theme. Common topics include: why you've chosen a particular major/career, a time when you've overcome adversity, describing your community service background, a person who has influenced your life. Scholarship Essay Tips
- Come to school! Some scholarships have attendance requirements.
- File your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2021. Need based scholarships may require information from your FAFSA.
- Read applications carefully. Pay close attention to deadlines, attach all required items and do not leave any section blank. Stay Organized with a Scholarship Tracker
- Financial Aid Night was Sept. 28, 2021. View the presentation slides here.
- Join the Remind Group for updates and reminders. remind invite
Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Recipients!
Thank you to our donors who make these awards possible. We are forever grateful for your generosity and encouragement. This year, we were excited to return to more traditional in-person ceremony to recognize our outstanding seniors on May 11, 2021. See Tomahawk Talk Article here.
UAHS Class of 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vSSeCnfikE&t=243s
$4,000 renewable scholarship ($16,000 over four years)
student must have worked at a WPGA Member Club for at least two seasons
Application due to Mrs. Baker by Nov. 22, 2021
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these scholarships are open to Seniors and Juniors
- Essay Theme: "Why should we honor and respect our Veterans?"
- 9th & 10th graders: 400 words or less
- 11th & 12th graders: 500 words or less
- Essays & entry form due by Dec. 10, 2021
- Open to students grades 9 – 12
- Topic: "What does the 19th Amendment mean to me?"
- Essay must be 500-1000 words
- Submit to Mrs. Baker by Dec. 21, 2021
- students who are either employees or dependents of employees of contributing employers are eligible to apply.
- applications are due by Dec. 31, 2021.
- $1,000 scholarship
- student must demonstrate good citizenship in their school and community
- application due by Feb. 28, 2022
application due by Feb. 28, 2022
- scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years ($1,000 per year)
- student must have a 3.0 minimum GPA
- student must attend a college, university or trade school in Fall 2022
- applications due by March 1, 2022.
- $1,000 scholarship to a UHS Senior majoring in Nursing
- application by March 18, 2022.
$500 scholarship awarded to one male and one female student athlete
student athlete must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
application due by March 28, 2022.
- Award amount is $5,000.
- UHS Senior with at least a 2.0 GPA
- Scholarship criteria and application here
- Apply online by March 31, 2022.
- Yezioro scholarship for teaching also available from the class of 59
- $1,000 scholarship to a UHS Senior
- must attend a college or trade or technical school in Fall 2022
- demonstrate a commitment to community service
- application due by March 31, 2022.
- The EAWCP will award eleven scholarships totaling $12,500 to high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder.
- Applications are due by March 31, 2022.
Open to students in grades 10, 11, 12
$200 Awards for STEM, Community Service, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, Attendance
Challenge Program Awards Locally Sponsored COE Distributing
See Mrs. Baker for information on an Internship at COE Distributing
Students will be asked to fill out surveys in Spring
Job Corps is a no-cost education program administered by the US Dept of Labor that helps young people improve the quality of their lives through vocational & academic programs. Through this program, PELL Grant eligible students can attend CCAC tuition free. There is even transportation and housing assistance. More info here. See Mrs. Baker if you have questions.
The American Legion offers a variety of scholarship contests
Individual requirements and deadlines varies
Be cautious when searching the web for scholarship competitions. For example, scholarships are not "Guaranteed" and you should never have to provide your credit card or bank account number. Visit the Federal Trade Commission for more info on project $cholar$cam. Feel free to browse the College Board Scholarship Handbook in the library
Big Future – Free scholarship search
Black Excel – Free minority scholarship search
Fastweb – Create a profile to find scholarship matches.
Scholarship America – Offers lots of resources for families and students, including a free ebook, The Scholarship Coach.
Raise.me – Raise.me allows students to earn "micro-scholarships" starting in 9th grade, to over 180 colleges and universities.
Financial Aid Finder – Lists scholarships and financial aid information
PHEAA – Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency – resource for student aid and college planning
FAFSA – Federal student aid application
mymoney.gov – Financial Literacy & Education Commission
studentaid.ed.gov – Financial Literacy / Financial Aid
Register for Free Financial Aid Webinars from PHEAA:
Contact Mrs.Courtney Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)