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Scholarship Information

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

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

Financial Aid Night –  PHEAA 2019-20 FAN Presentation – Abbreviated (1)

October 2, 2019 –  Financial Aid Presentation at Uniontown Area High School 


Opportunity Scholarships 

  • Build Scholarship closes June 30, 2019
  • Practice Scholarship closes October 31, 2019 
  • Improve Scholarship closes December 31, 2019
  • Strengthen Scholarship open July 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
  • Complete Scholarship open October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Apply Scholarship open October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Complete your journey open December 10, 2019 – February 29, 2020

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 
  • Students will be asked to fill out surveys in Spring 

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 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 

mymoney.gov – Financial Literacy & Education Commission 

studentaid.ed.gov – Financial Literacy / Financial Aid 

 

 

 

 

 

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