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Scholarship Information

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Join us for Scholarship Tips presented by LBI on Thursday March 7 at 7:40 am.  Learn about writing essays and more! 

Scholarships are listed below.  Consider the following as you prepare your applications.  

  • 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, 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. Stay Organized with a Scholarship Tracker
  • Sign up for updates and reminders from Mrs. Baker

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

Juniors should register for the College Board's New Opportunity Scholarships! 

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 

Lions Club Scholarships 

The Peace Scholarship 

  • $250 Scholarship to a UHS Senior with a commitment to Peace & Social Justice
  • Sponsored by the Uniontown Church of the Brethren 
  • Applications due by April 1, 2019.

Uniontow BPW 

  • $500 scholarship awarded to a local female 
  • Essay topic is "Women Helping Women with Passion and Purpose"
  • Due by April 4, 2019.

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

QDMA / James D. Mathias Memorial Award 

  • $500 award for a student majoring in a program that will benefit animals, plants of the wild, law enforcement of the wild, or a study that will help improve natural resources benefiting white-tail deer.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • QDMA Application
  • Due by April 5, 2019. 

New Salem American Legion Auxiliary Unit 753

  • One time $500 scholarship 
  • Must be a child or grandchild of a Veteran or Active Service Member 
  • Must rank in the upper 1/5 of his or her class
  • Must be of good moral character 
  • Return application to Mrs. Baker by April 5, 2019.

Helen Brice Scholarship 

  • UHS Senior with financial need planning to attend a college or university. 
  • Application due by April 8, 2019.

Ballpark Scholarship 

Constance T. Rockwell Scholarship for Musical Theater 

  • $4,000 scholarship 
  • Must be applied towards tuition at college, university or conservatory that offers a four year program in theater or performing arts (dance, drama, music, voice, costume design, set design, lighting or sound)
  • Application due to Mrs. Baker by April 10, 2019.

FVAA (Fayette Veterans Advocacy Association) 

  • three $500 scholarships to Fayette County Students 
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • must be a family member of Armed Forces person (veteran, active or reserves) \
  • due by April 10, 201

Jerod Chapman Memorial Scholarship 

Lauren Madison Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship to a UHS Senior female athlete 
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Lauren Madison App
  • Return application to Mrs. Baker by April 15, 2019.

UAEA Scholarships 

AMVETS Post 103 

  • Offering two $1500 scholarships:  Patrick W. Britt Memorial and California University Scholarship 
  • Must be the child or grandchild of a veteran 
  • due by April 17, 2019

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 

  • $500 award
  •  Must write an essay on your "Favorite American Hero"
  • Return application to MRs. Baker by April 23, 2019

Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation 

American Assoc of University Women 

  • $500 award to a UHS graduating UHS female 
  • Due to Mrs. Baker by April 24, 2019

Community Award 

  • $1,000 General Scholarship to a UHS Senior 
  • Spring Valley 19
  • Due by May 1, 2019

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship 

  • Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Western PA
  • $2,500 scholarship to a student majoring in a an environmental area of study. 
  • Application must be postmarked by May 3, 2019.

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship 

  • For seniors who plan to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree
  • total of 1020 scholarship will be awarded in 2019, with a maximum award of $2500
  • first priority deadline is June 15, 2019.

Miles J. Cohen Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Currently around $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.

The PA American Legion Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships 

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 

mymoney.gov – Financial Literacy & Education Commission 

studentaid.ed.gov – Financial Literacy / Financial Aid 


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)