Scholarships

Scholarships 


Seniors 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, 2021.  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. 28, 2021. View the presentation slides here
  • Join the Remind Group for updates and reminders. remind invite

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Recipients! 

Thank you to our donors who make these awards possible. We are forever grateful for your generosity and encouragement.  This year, we were excited to return to more traditional in-person ceremony to recognize our outstanding seniors on May 11, 2021.  See Tomahawk Talk Article here

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


Spring Valley / New Meadow Run
  • awarded annually to a UAHS senior
  • Application here and in library – due by April 20, 2022.
‚ÄčNew Salem American Legion
  • $500 scholarship to a senior who is child/grandchild of a Veteran or Active Service Member.
  • Application in library and due by April 22, 2022.
Helen Brice Scholarship
  • UHS Seniors attend a 4 year college or university in Fall 2022
  • Application here and in library
  • Due by April 22, 2022.
Cody Nypaver Memorial Scholarship
  • Awarded annually to a UHS Senior golf team member
  • Applications in library and due by April 22, 2022.
UAEA Scholarship
  • $1,000 scholarship to UAHS Senior majoring in education or political science
  • Application due by April 25, 2022.
Sandra Morrison Budereck Scholarship
  • $1,000 scholarship to a UAHS Senior majoring in education
  • Application due by April 25, 2022. 
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary / Eleanor Adams Memorial
  • Essay topic: "Why should we honor and respect our Veterans?"
  • Application in the library and due by April 25, 2022
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship
  • $1,000 renewable scholarship ($4,000 over 4 years)
  • must have 2.5 GPA and be involved in co-curricular & community service activities
  • must demonstrate critical financial need
  • applications in library and due by April 26, 2022.
PRFSD Veronica Keener/Deborah Morrone Memorial Scholarship
  • $2,000 scholarship awarded to a student majoring in a food service related field
  • application in library and due by April 28, 2022.
PA American Water Stream of Learning Scholarship
  • Multiple $5,000 scholarships awarded to PA students attending a PA college/trade school
  • Must major in environmental science, biology, engineering, chemistry or DEP-certified water/wastewater operation programs.
  • Apply ONLINE by April 30, 2022
Fayette County Association of School Retirees
  • $1,000 to a UAHS Senior majoring in education
  • Application Here and in the library and due by May 4, 2022.
Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship
  • $2500 scholarship awarded by the Audubon Society of Western PA
  • Application found here and must be postmarked by May 6, 2022.
  • 15 (fifteen) $10,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • must live in a county served by EQT (Fayette is one)
  • must pursue a degree in field utilized in gas and oil industry such as computer science, IT, engineering, welding environmental science etc
  • apply online by May 31, 2022.
  • 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
  • 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
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)