Scholarships

Scholarships 


Seniors and Juniors should be working on the College Board's Opportunity Scholarships! Local scholarship information will be posted as soon as it is available. 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 scholarships have attendance requirements.
  • File your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2022.  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
  • Learn more about the unfortunate practice of "Scholarship Displacement
  • Financial Aid Night was Sept. 12, 2022. View the presentation slides: 2023-24 JW FAN 
  • Join the Remind Group for updates and reminders by texting @b466ec6 to 81010.

Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship Recipients! 

Thank you to our donors who make these awards possible. We are forever grateful for your generosity and encouragement.   The faculty, staff and administration would like to congratulate the recipients on hard their hard work and accomplishments.   See Tomahawk Talk Article for pictures of this special night. 

UAHS Class of 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vSSeCnfikE&t=243s


 
  • Students can earn $500 and $40,000 scholarships just following these steps as they plan for college 
  • Build your college list
  • Practice for the SAT
  • Improve your SAT Score
  • Strengthen your college list
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Apply to college
  • these scholarships are open to Seniors and Juniors
Rutledge Scholarship for Early Childhood Education at PennWest Cal 
  • This is a full tuition scholarship and includes housing
  • must have a minimum 3.5 GPA 
  • More details and application here 
Miles J. Cohen Family Endowed Scholarship Fund 
  • 4 year renewable scholarship worth an estimated $4500/year 
  • 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. 
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.
ROTC Scholarships 
ARMY ROTC Scholarship                                                                                                                                                              
Army ROTC Scholarship                                                                                                                                                            

 

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 College Board Scholarship Handbook in the library

Big Future – Free scholarship search

Black Excel  – Free minority scholarship search

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


Register for Free Financial Aid Webinars from PHEAA: 

Understanding the Financial Aid Offer & Balances:  

Covering the Gap: Pieces of the Puzzle to Help Pay Your Education Bill:  

PHEAA Student Aid Videos 

 

 

Contact Mrs.Courtney Baker (courtney.baker@uasdraiders.org)