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Scholarship Information

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


Pittsburgh Job Corps / Community College of Allegheny County 

  • 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

Opportunity Scholarships 

  • Build your college list
  • Practice for the SAT
  • Improve your SAT Score 
  • Strengthen your college list 
  • Complete the FAFSA 
  • Apply to college 
  • Complete your journey open December 10, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • these scholarships are open to Seniors and Juniors 

Berkshire Hathaway Scholarship 

  • 3 (three) $1,000 renewable scholarships 
  • minimum 3.0 GPA to apply 
  • return applications to Mrs. Baker by Dec. 19, 2019 or email directly to BH by Jan. 3, 2020 at 5:00pm 

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 to Mrs. Baker by Dec. 19, 2019 or mail on own by Dec. 31, 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. 

PSECU Scholarship 

  • $2,000 scholarship (renewable for four years) 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a member of PSECU by December 31, 2019.
  • Applications due by February 28, 2020.

PA State Laurel Queen Scholarship Program 

  • Open to Junior and Senior Girls with a 3.0 minimum GPA and community service record 
  • The Laurel Queen will receive a $1500 scholarship. 
  • If interested, see Mrs. Baker by Jan. 6, 2020

Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association Scholarship 

  • Must have a 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Must be the child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman
  • Applications due by Jan. 24, 2020. 

Talk to your State Senator Video Competition 

  • Open to students in grades 9 – 12
  • Topic is Preserving Pennsylvania's Farming Legacy 
  • Prizes will $2500 for 1st place, $1500 for 2nd place and $1000 for 3rd place 
  • Prize money will be deposited into a Tuition Account Program in the winners name
  • Entires must be received by Jan. 31, 2020. 

Uniontown Area High School Class of 1959

  • The UAHS c/o 59 offers three scholarships each year. 
  • General (any major) scholarship worth up to $3,000 due by Feb. 28, 2020 Class 59 App 2020 
  • Jerilyn Walters Strohm Memorial Nursing scholarship $1,000 due by Feb. 28, 2020Class of 59 nursing application
  • Edward T. Yezioro Teaching scholarship (will be available through the Community Foundation of Fayette County) 

PA Restaurant & Lodging Association 

  • Must be accepted to a Hospitality or Culinary Arts program at an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2020-21 school year 
  • Apply online by March 1, 2019.

Dr. Carl Middleton & Family Scholarship 

  • African American student with a 3.0 minimum GPA. 
  • Due to Mrs. Baker by March 2, 2020

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 (Uniontown Campus only)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA to apply
  • applications due by  March 13, 2020 at 3:00pm 

Lions Club Scholarships 

Epilepsy Association 

  • The EAWCP will award ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder.    
  • Applications due by March 26, 2020

The Coolidge Scholarship (Juniors Only) 

  • Full-Ride Merit Scholarship covering tuition, room & board, expenses for four year of undergrad study at any accredited American university. 
  • Application and letters of recommendation due January 16, 2020 at 5:00pm EST

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)