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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.   Applications not found here are available in the library.  In the meantime, start preparing for scholarship season now.

  • 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 and attach all required items.
  • Sign up for updates and reminders from Mrs. Baker

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


The PA American Legion Scholarships

Bud Lutty Scholarship Competition 

  • fourteen (14) $2500 scholarships awarded   
  • Fund sponsored by UFCW, Local 23 
  • Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of the contributing employers are are eligible to apply. 
  • Application and list of employers here
  • All application must be received by the Fund Office by Dec. 31, 2017 

ACT Student Champion Award 

  • $500 Scholarship to a student who has overcome challenges
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 22
  • apply online by Dec. 31, 2017.

ARMY ROTC

The Coolidge Scholarship

  • For Juniors Only
  • Full Scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Application deadline is January 24, 2018.

The UHS class of 1953 Scholarship

  • $6000 award to a member of the 2018 class
  • class 53 scholarship 
  • Application due by January 30, 2018.

Blackwood Music Scholarship

  • Seniors intending to pursue a college degree and a career in music performance
  • Download application and submit by February 1, 2018

Washington & Jefferson Good Neighbor Award 

  • Minimum 3.7 GPA, 1200 SAT score or 27 ACT score
  • Must file your FAFSA by Feb 15, 2018
  • Using a combination of grants, loans and work-study funds, W&J will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need (as determined by your FAFSA)

The Community Foundation of Fayette County

  • Pick up information packet in the library.
  • Apply on online 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.

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.

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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