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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.  See Mrs. Baker if you have questions. 

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 

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 
  • See Mrs. Baker for information on an Internship at COE Distributing 
  • Students will be asked to fill out surveys in Spring 

Lions Club Scholarships 

Community Foundation of Fayette County 

  • applications and all supporting documents are due by April 3, 2020. 

Unointown Business & Professional Women Scholarship 

  • $750 Scholarship for females – See Mrs. Baker for details (sent on remind on Feb. 11)
  • Due by April 3, 2020. 

New Salem American Legion Auxiliary Unit 753 

  • $500 scholarship who ranks in the upper 1/5 of graduating class 
  • Must be a child or grandchild of a Veteran or Active Service Member
  • Applications due by April 3, 2020. 

Joseph Marcinek Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Must be involved in student activity and a sport. 
  • JOSEPH ROBERT MARCINEK Applications due by April 6, 2020.

Hutson Family Community Service Scholarship 

Scott A. Vrabel Memorial Scholarship 

  • Given in memory of Scott A. Vrabel, a fallen firefighters of the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department. 
  • Must reside in Menallen Township and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. 
  • Vrabel App is due by April 6, 2020 

Daniel John Dice Memorial Scholarship 

Lauren Madison Memorial 

  • $1,000 award to a UHS Female Athlete (application sent on remind on Jan. 30)
  • due by April 7, 2020

Helen Brice Scholarship 

Peace Scholarship 

  • Uniontown Church of the Brethren will a award a $500 scholarship to a UHS Senior with a commitment to Peace and Social Justice
  • 2020 Peace Scholarship Application 
  • Due by April 10, 2020. 

Glozer Vocational Educational Scholarship 

  • $5,000 scholarship for a UHS senior attending a vocational/trade school or community college.  Students attending a four year college are not eligible. 
  • Glozer Vocational Scholarship Application 2020 – due by April 10, 2020.

Thomas A. Link Memorial 

  • $1,000 scholarship to a UHS senior with a 3.25 GPA
  • Email Mrs. Baker for the application
  • Due by April 10, 2020

Uniontown High School Hall of Fame 

Simon Memorial Scholarship 

  • two $500 awards (one to a UHS Senior and one to a UHS senior attending the CTI) 
  • Disey Simon Memoral Sch application due by April 15, 2020. 

The Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund

  • $4,000 scholarship to seniors majoring in the Performing Arts
  • due by April 15, 2020

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship 

  • for seniors with financial need who will attend a career or technical school 
  • over 1000 scholarship will be awarded
  • maximum amount is $2500
  • apply by April 15, 2020

Spring Valley New Meadow Run Community 

  • a general scholarship for a UHS Senior
  • Application due by April 16, 2020

Uniontown College Club 

  • $1,000 scholarship to a UHS female ranking in the top 20% of her class 
  • download application – due by April 20, 2020 
  • email to scholarship@uniontowncollegeclub.org 

PMHF Community Service Scholarship 

  • One $10,000 award 
  • Application due by April 22, 2020.

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

  • $2,000 scholarship to college or trade school 
  • must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one grandparent must be Hispanic) 
  • must have a 3.0 GPA
  • must have community involvement
  • due by April 30, 2020 

Cameron Impact Scholarship (for the class of 2021) 

  • Four-year, Full Tuition Scholarship 
  • Apply online by May 22, 2020

National Federation of the Blind Pennsylvania 

  • Open to any legally blind person who will be a full time college student in the 2020 school year. 
  • Apply online by August 30, 2020

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 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)