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Scholarship Information

FAFSA Completion Session: Oct. 25 from 10am – 3pm at the Fayette Co. Career Link

 Contact Mrs. Baker for more info


Students & Parents – Thank you for visiting our Scholarship Page. Seniors should be working on the College Board's New Opportunity Scholarships!   I will post local scholarship information as I receive it. 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 scholarship have attendance requirements.
  • File your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2019.  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
  • Sign up for updates and Reminders from Mrs. Baker. 

If you missed our Financial Aid Night, the presentation is here.  2020-21 Fin. Aid Presentation – Abbreviated

 

Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Recipients! 

Thank you to our donors who make these awards possible. We are forever grateful for your generosity and encouragement.   2019 Senior Awards Program


Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Designed to assist students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Awards range from $10,000 – $25,000
  • Good Academic Record / No Min. SAT or ACT score 
  • Involvement in co-curricular & community service activities 
  • Must have financial need (under $50,000 adjusted gross family income)
  • Apply online by October 25, 2019.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program 

  • awards 150 $20,000 scholarships 
  • apply online by October 31, 2019.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

  • 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000 – $50,000
  • 480 scholarships worth $4,000
  • apply online by November 5, 2019. 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 

  • Awards to recognize local, state and national youth volunteers 
  • must be in grades 5 – 8
  • must have participated in volunteer activity prior to Sept. 1, 2018. 
  • Complete and submit an online app by November 5, 2019. 

Jerb Miller Scholarship 

  • Four Year renewable scholarship to Westminster College
  • Valued at $76,000 over four years 
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA to apply
  • Due by November 15, 2019 

Rutledge Scholarship at California University of PA

  • full tuition scholarship for Elementary Education  
  • Application and details are here
  • Preferred deadline is November 15, 2019

Western PA Golf Association 

  • $4,000 renewable scholarship 
  • Must have been employed at WPGA Member Club for at least two seasons to apply. 
  • Application due to Mrs. Baker by November 22, 2019. 

Opportunity Scholarships 

  • Build Scholarship closes June 30, 2019
  • Practice Scholarship closes October 31, 2019 
  • Improve Scholarship closes December 31, 2019
  • Strengthen Scholarship open July 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
  • Complete Scholarship open October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Apply Scholarship open October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Complete your journey open December 10, 2019 – February 29, 2020

Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship 

  • This scholarship will award up to $7500 per year along with a paid summer internship at Trib Total Media
  • Must be accepted to a four year college or university with major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication 
  • Must have a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Applications due by Dec. 19, 2019

Bud Lutty Scholarship Competition 

  • $2,000 scholarship to a student who are either employees or dependents of employees of contributing employers. 
  • Due by December 31, 2019. 

The Mountaintop Foundation Scholarship

  • Five (5) $2,000 scholarships to Penn State Fayette
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA and must demonstrate Financial Need
  • Must have all documents submitted by March 15, 2020 

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 

John D. Mihm Memorial Scholarship (for students attending LBI)

  • Half tuition scholarship to LBI
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA to apply
  • applications due by  March 13, 2020 at 3:00pm 

Lions Club Scholarships 

The PA American Legion Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships  (Special Presentation on Nov. 7th in library)

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 College Board 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 

mymoney.gov – Financial Literacy & Education Commission 

studentaid.ed.gov – Financial Literacy / Financial Aid 

 

 

 

 

 

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