Guidance Department - Scholarships
Scholarship Web Searches

This list contains local, national and scholarship web search sites in which you may be interested. If the Guidance Office has copies and/or information on these, it will be stated with the general information given below. It is our intention to update this list periodically as new scholarship possibilities are made available.

  • - Please visit where you will find a list of scholarships that students from Pennsylvania school districts are eligible for. Since 2003, we have been providing scholarship management services for companies, as well as a comprehensive database of scholarships for students. This website will give you a list of scholarships, criteria and deadlines.
  • FastWeb - Find college financial aid, search for scholarships and get money for college.
  • - Free college scholarship search, financial aid & scholarship info.
  • SchoolSoup - Providing students with the most scholarships and other financial aid options on the Internet - over $32 billion in scholarship awards.
  • SunTrust Education Loans - Student Loans from SunTrust Education Loans. (Students register on this site and are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship for their first year college expenses by applying online to the SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes. One drawing will be done every two weeks.)
  • Weekly Scholarship Alert Service - is the free service that delivers a manageable 1 to 5 college scholarship announcements to your inbox each week.
  • - provides a free private college information service as well as a $2,500 private college scholarship drawing. Students log onto the site to request information and are automatically entered into the drawing.
  • - provides resources that help make college possible through access to more than 1.3 million a year in scholarships on the national and local levels. The site also is a comprehensive resource for information to help students and parents plan for college.
  • - TFS is a private program available only to students at schools selected by Pepsi-Cola, of which Deer Lakes is one. New scholarships are added daily to this site. On average more than 5,000 new awards are added every month. The website also contains college and career information including athletic scholarships, personality tests and career aptitude tests.
  • NextStepU - Scholarships, a college match search, community postings and much more, also an online magazine.

Login Instructions are as follows:

  1. Go to and click on Login and then the “First Time User?” link.
  2. Select the state where you live and school you attend.
  3. Enter your email address as your username and then create a password.
  4. Students wanting to use the automatic letter writing feature in the website will also need to enter their name and address. This information is secure and will never be shared with anyone.
  5. Registration is now complete. You can access the website with your username (email address) and password from any computer that is connected to the internet.
Specialty Scholarships

Deadline: 11/01/2014

The Mercy Presidential Scholarship is designed to enhance and bring student leadership to the College
Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate a solid academic record, commitment to home, school & community.
  • Possess leadership abilities, participate in extra-curricular activities, volunteer, and be involved in community service projects.

For more information, contact 814/886-6383.

Deadline: 12/31/2014

To qualify for one of the PSECU scholarships, the student must be a PSECU member.

Students interested in joining PSECU must be eligible for membership. You may obtain information on how to quality by logging onto their website @ Also, for further information, you may contact PSECU by phone @ 717-777-2113 or 1-800-237-7328, select option 6 then ext. 2113.

Once you have joined and completed the packed, they will need to have received it no later than Friday, February 27, 2015. You will need to send it to:
PSECU Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 67013
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7013

Deadline: 01/01/2015


  • Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College, Technical College, College or University).
  • Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. A copy of current hunting license is required.
  • Students must a hold a current NWTF membership (Xtreme JAKES, student or regular membership).
  • Students must be involved in school activities (i.e., FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc).
  • Students must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers.
  • Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (i.e. Scouting, 4-H, civic group or club, volunteer work).
  • Students must submit an essay and autobiography exhibiting dedication to conservation (see application).
  • Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the application (i.e. teacher, counselor, community leader).
  • High schools/students must submit complete applications to the local chapter by January 1. The local chapter president's name and address should appear on the application in the box provided.
  • Employees and board members of the NWTF and their family members are not eligible to participate in the program.

North Boros Double Beards
Jim Mortell

To download an application, please go to:

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: 01/05/2015

Students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for this scholarship. Students are to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrate the understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

For complete guidelines and application, please visit the Profile in Courage Essay contest @

Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship Fund Of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Deadline: 05/01/2015