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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 2018-19 FAN Presentation – email

Financial Aid Presentation for Parents is October 9, 2018 at 6:00pm


The PA American Legion Scholarships

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $143 million in college scholarships
  • Award amounts range from $6,000 to $25,000
  • Must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
  • Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Display integrity in overcoming adversity
  • Apply online by October 25, 2018.

Waynesburg University Founders Scholarship 

  • Three full tuition scholarships will be awarded 
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA
  • Minimum Scores: SAT 1200,  ACT 26
  • Must apply to the university by Nov. 1, 2018

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Student must have a commitment to their community by volunteerism .
  • Complete and Submit an online application by November 6, 2018.

 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 
  • Applications due by Nov. 15, 2018.

Elks National Foundation 

  • Most Valuable Student Scholarship awarded to 500 seniors nationwide.  
  • Apply online by Nov. 15, 2018.

Western PA Golf Association 

  • $4,000 renewable scholarship 
  • Student must have worked at a WPGA Member Club for at least two seasons to qualify
  • Application to Mrs. Baker by Nov. 21, 2018

The Dr. Fred K. Honigman National Student Scholarship Competition

Bud Lutty Scholarship Fund 

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

 

 

Contact Mrs. Baker

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