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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 who may be willing to write you a Letter of Recommendation.  This could be a teacher, coach, counselor, boss, clergy member etc.  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.  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

Representative Matthew Dowling will host a Financial Aid Seminar for juniors, seniors and their families on Wednesday March 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Park Inn. RSVP by visiting www.RepDowling.com

Financial Aid Night –  PHEAA 2018-19 FAN Presentation – email


The PA American Legion Scholarships

PA Head Start Scholarship

  • $1000 scholarship for a student that attended a Head Start program for at least one year.
  • Head Start Scholarship 2018
  • Return application and all forms to Mrs. Baker by Feb. 26, 2018.

PA Restaurant & Lodging Association Scholarship

  • PA senior that plans to major in hospitality or culinary arts.
  • scholarship amounts range from $500 – $1500
  • visit the PRLA site for additional scholarships
  • return application to Mrs. Baker by Feb. 27, 2018.

Uniontown High School c/o 1959

  • $3,000 General Scholarship
  • $1,000 Nursing Scholarship
  • These are due by Feb. 28, 2018.
  • Edward T. Yezioro Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in education.  Apply through CFFC  

PACB Foundation Scholarship

  • To be eligible, the student must be a dependent of a PACB member bank employee
  • See Mrs. Baker for PACB member list & application
  • $1,000 renewable scholarship
  • Completed application due by Feb. 28, 2018.

PAEOP

  • $500 scholarship to a student majoring in a business related field
  • apply online by March 1, 2018

PA House of Representatives Scholarship

  • Two four-year scholarship to any college in PA
  • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership and community service
  • apply by March 1, 2018.

The Challenge Program

  • Students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade can apply.
  • Categories include: Attendance, STEM, Community Service, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence
  • Submit survey by March 2, 2018.

Uniontown College Club

  • This is for girls only
  • Must rank in the top 20% of your class
  • return application to Mrs. Baker by March 9, 2018.

Mountaintop Foundation

  • $1500 renewable scholarship (worth $6,000 over four years)
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Pick up application packet in the library
  • Return to Mrs. Baker by March 12, 2018

Dr. Carl & Bernice Middleton Family Scholarship

  • For African American seniors only
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application due by March 15, 2018.

Max Nobel Scholarship

  • Student must plan to major in Math, Science, Engineering
  • Max Nobel App 18
  • Applications due by March 16, 2018.

The Uniontown Area High School Hall of Fame

The Community Foundation of Fayette County

  • Pick up information packet in the library.
  • Apply on online by March 23, 2018.

Stream of Learning Scholarship

  • Applicant must live in household that is served by PA American Water
  • Must plan to attend a two or four year college or technical school
  • Must major in Environmental Science, Biology, Engineering or Chemistry
  • ten $1,000 awards
  • download Stream of Learning Scholarship 18 and apply by March 23, 2018.

The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award

  • young women age 14 – 17 with a commitment to community service
  • the winner will receive $250 and the charitable organization will also receive a $250 donation.
  • applications available in the library
  • Return application and essay to Mrs. Baker by March 27, 2018.

Ross F. DiMarco Scholarship

  • $1000 scholarship to deserving senior
  • candidate must be active in serving the school and community environment
  • return application and required attachments by March 28, 2018

Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award

  • $500 award
  • open to students in grades 8 – 12
  • candidates evaluated their community service, leadership and academics
  • return application by March 28, 2018.

WholeRen Education

  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Student must have demonstrated school and/or community services involving promotion of Multiculturalism during the first three years of high school
  • Apply here by March 31, 2018.

National Federation of the Blind

  • any legally blind person who will be a full time student during 2018-19 school year can apply
  • thirty scholarships awarded each year ranging from $3,000 – $12,000
  • apply  http://www.nfb.org/scholarships by March 31, 2018.

Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship

  • ten $1500 scholarships awarded
  • applicant must be a member of Clearview Federal Credit Union
  • apply online by March 31, 2018.

Harry C. Fee Scholarship 

  • Athletic participation in high school football, basketball, baseball or softball.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Return application to Mrs. Baker by April 2, 2018.
  • Download Harry C. Fee Scholarship

Scott Vrabel Memorial Scholarship

  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and reside in Menallen Twp
  • Vrabel Memorial 18 Application due by April 4, 2018.

Uniontown Business & Professional Women

  • Scholarship for girls only
  • Application and essay due to Mrs. Baker by April 5, 2018

Daniel John Dice Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship 
  • male athlete – must play at least one sport
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Dice 2018
  • application due by April 6, 2018.

Helen Brice Scholarship

  • Scholarship awarded to students(s) who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need
  • Must be used to purse a bachelor's degree
  • Application   Due by April 9, 2018.

Uniontown Lions Club

  • $500 scholarship to a Uniontown HS senior
  • application, essay and acceptance letter due by April 13, 2018.

James D. Mathias Memorial Award

  • $500 Scholarship sponsored by the Quality Deer Mgmt Assoc.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and 95% attendance
  • The student must major in a program that will benefit animals, plants, trees of the wild
  • Pick up application in the library
  • Application and all attachments are due to Mrs. Baker by April 13, 2018.

Knights of Columbus

Joseph Robert Marcinek, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Must be involved in a student organization
  • Must participate in a school sport.
  • MARCINEK Application  due by April 16, 2018.

Constance T. Rockwell Scholarship for Musical Theater

  • $4,000 scholarships are awarded based on student's talent, financial need, scholastic merit, school/community involvment
  • Student must be attend a college that offers a four program in music or performing arts
  • Auditions and Interviews for semifinalists will be held the first week of May
  • See Mrs. Baker for application
  • Return applications to Mrs. Baker by April 18, 2018.

Lauren Madison Memorial Scholarship

PRFSD Scholarship

  • Pittsburgh Regional Food Service Directors
  • two $2,000 scholarships
  • plan to attend a culinary school or major in a food service related field
  • application due by April 23, 2018.

UAEA Scholarships

  • UAEA –  $1,000 scholarship for a student majoring in Education or Political Science
  • Sandra Morrison Budreck Memorial – $1,000 scholarship for a student(s) majoring in Education
  • Applications due by April 20, 2018.

Montel-Furin Vets Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, 1000 SAT or 21 ACT
  • Must be involved in school and community affairs
  • M-F VETS_SCHOLARSHIP_APP_2018
  • Applications due by April 27, 2018.

Three Rivers Desk & Derrick Club

  • Three $500 scholarships to students majoring in an energy-related discipline or enrolling in an accredited Trade / Vocational School which offers industry related training and skills.
  • Application due by April 30, 2018.

PA ROFL Scholarship

  • Sponsored by Pointe Pest Control
  • Complete online application and submit your original funny video for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.
  • Apply by April 30, 2018.

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 new 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. 

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 – Pennyslvania High Education Assistance Agency – resource for student aid and college planning 

FAFSA  –  Federal student aid application 

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

2017 Awards Program Program

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

 

 

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