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Scholarship Information


Welcome Students and Parents!

 Thank you for visiting our scholarship page.  I will post information as it becomes available.  Consider the following as you prepare your applications.  

  • 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.
  • Come to school!  Some scholarship have attendance requirements.
  • File your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018.  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.
  • Sign up for updates and reminders from Mrs. Baker

Financial Aid Night –  PHEAA 2019-20 FAN Presentation – Abbreviated (1)

WVU College Fair – October 29 from 6:00- 8:00 pm WVU Student Rec Center


The PA American Legion Scholarships

 Rutledge Institute for Early Childhood Education 

  • Annual scholarship covering the cost of tuition, fees and on-campus housing for students majoring in Early Childhood Education at California University of PA. 
  • Student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA 
  • Preferred due date for applications is Nov. 15, 2018.

ARMY ROTC Scholarship 

  • Army ROTC scholarships pay full tuition and fees OR room & board
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5, Minimum SAT score of 920
  • Create your MY GOARMY account by early January 
  • Army ROTC Scholarship 
  • ARMY ROTC WVU

Bud Lutty Scholarship Fund 

  • Student's parent/guardian must work for a participating employer. 
  • Approx fourteen $2500 scholarships awarded 
  • Due by Dec. 31, 2018. 

Lions Club Scholarships 

Pittsburgh Technical College 

  • Maximum scholarship amount is $15,000
  • Entries are due by March 4, 2019.

Epilepsy Assoc of Western & Central PA 

  • Nine $1000 scholarships awarded to seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder
  • Applications due by March 15, 2018.

The Challenge Program

  • 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 
  • Students will be asked to fill out surveys in Spring 
  • Any student applying for the Community Service Award may turn form in to Mrs. Kezmarsky by April 1, 2018
  • community service form 

Daniel John Dice Memorial Scholarship 

  • $500 scholarship to a UAHS male athlete
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must play minimum of one sport 
  • Daniel John Dice Memorial 2019 
  • Due by April 5, 2019

Miles J. Cohen Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Currently between $3500 – $4000 annually.
  • UAHS Senior with demonstrated financial need
  • Student must be admitted and enrolled in the Joseph M Katz College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Admission preference given to qualified graduates of UAHS and/or other Fayette County Public High Schools.
  • Please see Mrs. Baker for further scholarship information.

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 2017 Collegeboard Scholarship Handbook in the library

Big Future – Free scholarship search 

Black Excel  – Free minority scholarship search 

FinAid – Information about scholarship process, financial aid, scams, and links to fastweb.coom scholarship base.

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 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

2018 Awards Program

We would like to thank all of the donors who make these awards possible for our students.  We are forever grateful for your generosity and encouragement.

 

 

 

Contact Mrs.Courtney Baker (courtney.baker@uasdraiders.org)