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.

  • StudentScholarships.org - Please visit StudentScholarships.org 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.
  • Scholarships.com - 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 - WeeklyScholarshipAlert.com is the free service that delivers a manageable 1 to 5 college scholarship announcements to your inbox each week.
  • www.discovercolleges.com - 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.
  • www.axa-achievement.com - 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.
  • www.TuitionFundingSources.com - 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 www.TuitionFundingSources.com 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 TuitionFundingSources.com website with your username (email address) and password from any computer that is connected to the internet.

Specialty Scholarships


LOUISE SALINGER ACADEMY OF FASHION FUND
Deadline: 03/30/2015

This fund was created to provide annual scholarships to high school seniors in Allegheny County who wish to pursue a career in fashion design. The criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

  • Be a resident of Allegheny County
  • Be a senior in an Allegheny County High School
  • Plan to attend a college/university located in the United States
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.00
  • Complete an application form and include a one-page essay about his/her academic performance, why fashion design is their chosen field, and include an explanation of why (s)he feels (s)he should be selected for the scholarship
  • Submit two letters of reference.

Applications may be picked up in the Guidance Office. Along with completed application, you will need:

  • Two letters of reference (one academic and one from someone, not related to you, familiar with your interest in fashion design)
  • 2014 Federal Tax Return (form 1040/1040A)
  • A one-page essay
  • An official high school transcript

All applications are to be mailed to:
Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion Fund
ATTN: Deborah L Turner, Scholarship Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pgh., PA 15222-5401

RALPH B. CANTERBURY SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 03/31/2015

Ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. In order to be eligible, students must have an account with A-K Valley Federal Credit Union or Clearview Federal Credit Union and live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in Allegheny County.

GUIDELINES:

  • All applicants must be members in good standing.
  • Students must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Employees, Board Members, Supervisory Committee Members and Scholarship Committee Members of Clearview FCU are not eligible.
  • Immediate family members of Clearview FCU Board Members, Supervisory Committee Members, Scholarship Committee Members and Management Employees at the level of Director or above are not eligible.
  • All other Clearview FCU employee’s and member’s immediate family members are eligible provided the student is a member of Clearview FCU.
  • Previous Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship winners are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed Application
  • A statement of personal goals (100 words maximum)
  • An essay on “Why I Choose To Belong to Clearview FCU” (250 words maximum)
  • Your completed activities and community involvement form
  • An official copy of your high school transcript

Applications are in the Guidance Office.

For more details/application, please go to the website @ clearviewfcu.org or call Deborah Connolly @ 412/269-3031

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Deadline: 03/31/2015

The NFB is a national organization of blind persons that believes in promoting the opportunities of blind students. There are thirty national scholarships awarded annually ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. The NFB also shares its commitment to aid blind students in achieving their educational goals, therefore, they also offer up to two college scholarships each in the amount of $1,000.

The NFB also sponsors an active Student Division where blind students can network with other successful blind students. The NFB promotes a division for parents of blind children which provides information, support and advocacy for parents trying to aid their blind children with their educational needs at all levels.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be legally blind in both eyes
  • Must reside in one of our fifty states
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program @ a US institution in the fall of the 2015-2016 school year.
  • One scholarship may be given to a person employed full time while attending school part-time.
  • If chosen, applicants must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.

A copy of the NFB Scholarship Application is available @ www.nfbp.org/scholarship.

TZU CHI SCHOLARS
Deadline: 03/31/2015

Tzu Chi Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and to assist outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.

Eligibilty:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • U. S. High School graduating senior
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Will enroll in an accredited U.S. college as full-time student

You will need to send your application form, an official high school transcript, copies of most recent tax return (to show financial need), two letters of recommendation, a two page typed essay stating why you should be awarded a scholarship, and a one page short essay about Tzu Chi.

Applications may be picked up in the guidance office and are to be sent in a 9” x 14” envelope to:

Tzu Chi Foundation
ATTN: Dali Li
Pittsburgh Services Center
1333 Banksville Rd.; Suite 201
Pgh., PA 15216

If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator, Dali Li @ 412/531-8343.

WILLIAM J. WOLF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 04/01/2015

This scholarship was created to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students residing in Allegheny County who are of the Lutheran denomination. The criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

  • Be a resident of Allegheny County (but can attend an out-of county or out-of-state college or university)
  • Be a member of the Lutheran denomination
  • Maintain good grades
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Complete an application form, include an essay, an official school transcript and a copy of parents/individuals tax return
  • Submit a letter of reference and a letter from your Pastor

Applications may be picked up in the Guidance office. Completed applications are to be mailed to the following address:
William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Program
ATTN: Deborah L. Turner, Scholarship Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4514

GRADY, KASTNER, AND GORNICK PATIENT SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 04/01/2015

Seniors who are patients in the dental practice of Grady, Kastner and Gornick may apply for a $500 scholarship. Please click on the link for scholarship guidelines. You can also pick up applications in the guidance office.

“EMBRACE YOUR SMILE”
Scholarship Essay
Deadline: 04/01/2015

GKG Orthodontics is offering a one time scholarship of $500 which was established to recognize an individual with a potential to excel and become a contributing member of our community

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Must be a current or past patient of Grady, Kastener, Gornick Orthodontics
  • US Citizen or permanent immigrant
  • Cumulative State GPA of at least 3.0
  • An SAT score of 1000 or ACT of 22
  • Letter of acceptance to a community college, vocational-technical, private or public educational institution in or out of the State of Pennsylvania

APPLICATION – PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Typed or printed
  • Transcript Summary Form with GPA, SAT and/or ACT results. Do NOT send full transcript reports.
  • Letter of reference from a member of the administration or educational staff of your school.
  • A one page essay titled “Embrace Your Smile”.
  • Copy of letter of acceptance from school of choice

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Application must be post marked by April 1, 2015
  • All scholarship entries will be considered for use on our website and facebook/twitter accounts.
  • Mail or hand deliver to:
    • GKG Orthodontics Scholarship Essay Competition
      ATTN: Melissa Herb
      1000 Brooktree Road; Suite 200
      Wexford, PA 15090

APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PITTSBURGH
Deadline: 04/10/2015

The Junior League of Pittsburgh, Inc. offers an annual scholarship to female graduates of Allegheny County public and private high schools. This year we will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.

Criteria:

  • At least (100) hours of verified volunteer service during high school.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The scholarship award must be used for continuing education at an accredited college or university during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Applicants must submit the completed application, an essay, a transcript, a description of volunteer activities including a list of hours, letters of verification of volunteer activites, and a copy of the applicant's letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university.

Applications may be picked up in the guidance office. They are to be mailed to the following address:

The Junior League of Pittsburgh, Inc.
ATTN: Laura Ward
JLP Scholarship Chair
33 Terminal Way; Suite 531A
Pgh., PA 15219

If you have any questions, please visit the website @ www.jlpgh.org or email @ info@jlpgh.org

JAMIE ELLENBERGER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: 04/10/2015

The Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship was established in honor of a young man who clearly demonstrated the achievements that are possible for persons with developmental disabilities. His untimely death in 1997 saddened all who knew him. Through the establishment of the Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship Award, he will be remembered as a unique individual who lived a fulfilling and productive life with the advocacy and support of his community.

This scholarship has been established to encourage local students to pursue post high school education, as well as a means to establish communication links between area youth and individuals with disabilities that will foster future acceptance and friendships with members of the community.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The candidate must be in his/her senior year of high school, in good academic standing, as verified by the signature of a guidance counselor or principal.
  • The candidate must be qualified and planning to attend a two or four year post high school program
  • The candidate must complete the application form included in this packet that is signed by a guidance counselor or principal.
  • The candidate must complete an essay in response to the Essay Discussion Question that is included in this packet.
  • If requested, the candidate must participate in an interview with the Passavant Memorial Homes Scholarship Review Committee.

Criteria:

  • Community Service/Volunteer Services
  • School Activities and/or Sports Involvement
  • 300 - 500 word essay in response to the Essay Discussion Question
  • Academic Achievement
  • (3) References: Academic, Professional, Character
  • Personnel Interview (if requested)

Applications may be picked up in the guidance office and should be submitted to:
Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship Committee
ATTN: Ashley Lovell
Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation
163 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086

Should you have any questions, please contact Ashley Lovell – 412/820-1015 x 565 or alovell@passavant.com

WOJDAK SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 04/12/2015

The Wojdak Scholarship Fund was created at the Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to a graduating high school senior. The following criteria apply:

  • Student must be a descendant of a former employee of Haskell of Pittsburgh, Inc.
  • Attend a high school in Allegheny County
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Complete an application and include a one-page essay about yourself, your academic interests and a summary of what you hope to do in the future.

Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.
Completed applications are to be mailed to :

The Wojdak Scholarship Fund
Debroah L. Turner
Scholarship Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pgh., PA 15222-5414

KIDS' CHANCE OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: 04/15/2015

Kids' Chance of PA is a non-profit organization that provides college and vocational school scholarship grants to children of Pa. workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident resulting in financial need. Applicants must be within the ages of 18 to 25 and be admitted/enrolled by an accredited, post-secondary educational institution.

Applications are available @ www.kidschanceofpa.org or can be picked up in the Guidance Office. If you are interested in learning more about Kids' Chance you may contact them by email @ info@kidschanceofpa.org or by phone @ 610/970-9143.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 04/17/2015

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPLICATION:

  • Print clearly in ink or type; complete all areas of application
  • Submit your views of Dr. King and his Human Rights Philosophy, or you may submit a drawing.
  • Attach a high school transcript.
  • Mail the application with your transcript to be post-marked no later than April 17, 2015.

Criteria:

  • Scholarship award is based on financial need and scholastic ability.
  • Also based on extracurricular activities.
  • Must be a senior high school student residing in the A-K Valley.
  • Must submit original essay, art, poem, sculpture, etc., regarding Dr. King.
  • Will be interviewed by the MLK Scholarship Committee.

Please call Mrs. Aarie W. Holt-Scruggs @ 724/224-2208 regarding any questions.

Applications may be picked up in the guidance office and mailed to the following address no later than April 17, 2015:

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
1913 Freeport Rd.
Natrona Heights, AP 15065

LANDMARKS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATION
Deadline: 04/22/2015

If you can tell us between 500 and 1500 words about a place in Allegheny County that is important to you, then you can apply for this scholarship. Briefly explain the significance of the history, architecture, and/or landscape design of that place and focus on how it has affected you personally.

This scholarship award is to recognize and reward at least one senior high school student in Allegheny County who is interested in the history, architecture, and/or landscape design of the Pittsburgh region, and who will be a full-time college student, beginning the fall of 2015.

The recipient of this scholarship will receive $1,500 for his/her first year of undergraduate study to help pay tuition and book expenses. The scholarship award will be renewed each year, with a maximum grant of $6,000, if he/she maintains good academic standing and demonstrates involvement in campus activities. If, for any reason, the recipient leaves school, the remainder of the award will be forfeited.

Criteria:

  • The application must a be a resident of Allegheny County
  • The applicant must be a high school senior who has been accepted at a college/university
  • The applicant’s cumulative gpa at the end of the first semester of their senior year must be 3.25 or greater
  • The award is based on a student’s academic achievement, community service/work experience, financial need, and interest in the history, architecture, and/or landscape design of the Pittsburgh region.
  • The applicant must write an essay (see the enclosed guidelines), provide a high school transcript, a copy of his/her college acceptance letter, and one letter of recommendation.
  • The applicant cannot be related to Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Board members nor to board members of any of its affiliates or to any employees of any of those entities.

Applications may be picked up in the guidance office or off of the website: www.phlf.org
(click on EDUCATION, then LANDMARKS SCHOLARSHIP)
They are to be mailed to:
Louis Sturgess, Executive Director
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450
Pittsburgh, PA15219-1134

For any further information, please contact Louise Sturgess @ louise@phlf.org 412/471-5808 x 536

PRFSD ANNUAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 04/30/2015

The Pittsburgh Regional Food Service Directors is an organization of professionals committed to School Food Service. In recognition of the importance of well-educated professionals as part of the Food Service Industry, the Pittsburgh Food Service Directors Association will be awarding two $2500 scholarships: (1) The PRFSD Veronica Keener Memorial Scholarship; (2) The PRFSD Deborah Morrone Memorial Scholarship. Awardees will be chose from applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior who will graduate in 2015.
  • Attend one of the PRFSD member’s school districts that are listed in the application packet.
  • Plan to attend, upon high school graduation, an institute of higher education majoring in a food service related field.
  • Submit an official transcript of high school grades.
  • The applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade average.
  • Submit a typed essay, 650 words or less, in a paragraph form explaining your interest in the Food Service profession and your primary educational and lifetime goals.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a person of the student’s choice.

    Failure to complete all of the above requirements will result in a disqualification. The Scholarship recipient will be announced in May, 2015.

    Application packets can be picked up in the Guidance Office and are to be returned along with your essay, proof of a 3.0 grade point average or better, and letters of recommendation postmarked no later than April 30, 2015 to:

    Mrs. Deb Kendra, Food Service Director
    Brentwood Borough School District
    3601 Brownsville Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
    or Mr. Monte Maugle, Food Service Director
    Belle Vernon Area School District
    270 Crest Ave.
    Belle Vernon, PA 15012

  • BEULAH FREY ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: 04/30/2015

    These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are interested in furthering their studies in an environmentally-related field. Eligible seniors are those applying to two or four-year colleges and universities who are majoring in an environmental area of study. Over the past 15 years, ASWP has provided over $28,000.00 to help students defray the costs of college tuition.

    Scholarship applications, along, with policy & procedure, can be accessed directly from ASWP's website: www.aswp.org by following the “education” link.

    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS APPALACHIAN CHAPTER 2011-2012 SCHOLARSHIP PROCECURES AND GUIDELINES
    Deadline: 04/30/2015

    Up to twenty $1000 AADE scholarships are being offered for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Appalachian Chapter of the AADE is utilizing these scholarships to encourage college bound high school students to consider a career in the oil and gas industry. This scholarship is NOT being limited to Petroleum Engineering majors or for that matter engineering majors. These scholarships will be awarded based on:

    • Academic excellence
    • Financial need
    • Extenuating circumstances

    If you are able to secure one of these twenty $1000 scholarships, upon completion of your freshman year, you may become eligible to apply for one of three (3) planned $2000 annual scholarships which may be in effect for the remaining (3) years of college. The total potential AADE aid could amount to $7000 over (4) years.

    To qualify the candidate must meet the following criteria:

    • Graduate from high school with a GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Scored at least a composite of 25 on the ACT, or scored at least a combined 1600 on the SAT
    • Be enrolled in an accredited college in PA, Ohio, or West Virginia
    • Be a citizen of the USA
    • Submit a fully completed and signed AADE Scholarship Application

    The application must be received by Don Robinson via email only (aade@rangersources.com) no later than April 30, 2015.

    The Scholarship Committee shall recommend scholarship awards to the AADE Appalachian Chapter Board of Directors for final approval.

    Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

    Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship Fund Of The Pittsburgh Foundation
    Deadline: 05/01/2015
    Financial Assistance for Art Study from the Jack Stephan Mind's Eye Scholarship Fund
    Deadline: 05/01/2015

    Financial Assistance You do not have to repay!

    • Are you planning to pursue an art or art-related program of study after High School?
    • Do you need financial assistance?
    • The Jack Stephan Mind's Eye Scholarship Fund may be able to help with a cash grant if you are a talented student with demonstrated financial need!

    What is the Jack Stephan Mind's Eye ScholarshipFund?

    • The Fund was established in 2003 by Ruth Stephan and her daughters to honor the memory of their husband and father by providing financial assistance to individuals pursuing an art or art-related program. Mr. Stephan and his wife Ruth have been long-time members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Stephan has generously contributed his artistic skills to the church during his lifetime through illustrations for bulletin covers, drawing impressions of Christ and his Disciples for the Library, creating the Fishers of Men artistic brochures for evangelistic purposes, etc. The term “Minds Eye” was one of Mr. Stephan's favorite expressions about the creative artistic process.
    • The Fund is administered by a committee from the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania and is open to all high school graduates in the Pittsburgh area regardless of age, gender, ethnic background, race, religion or church affiliation!

    How do You apply for a grant from the Jack Stephan Mind's Eye Scholarship Fund?

    • You can request an application form by (a) calling the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania at (724) 443-1555, or (b) sending an e-mail to herron@fpcb.org with Stephan Fund in the subject line, or (c) or writing a letter to the Jack Stephan Mind's Eye Scholarship Fund, First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, P. O. Box 127, Bakerstown, Pennsylvania 15007.

    Financial Assistance for Vocational Training from the Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund
    Deadline: 05/01/2015

    Financial Assistance You do not have to repay!

    • Are you planning to pursue vocational training after High School?
    • Do you need financial assistance?
    • The Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund may be able to help with a cash grant from $500 to $1,000 for students with demonstrated financial need!

    What is the Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund?

    • The Fund was established in 1988 by Ted Rice to honor his wife, both of whom were long-time members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rice has since passed away and the fund has been renamed to also honor him.
    • The Fund is administered by a committee from the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania and is open to all high school graduates in the Pittsburgh area regardless of age, gender, ethnic background, race, religion or church affiliation!
    • Since its inception, the Fund has distributed cash grants to students pursuing business or vocational training at a variety of local institutions including: Butler County Community College, Dean Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, etc.

    How do You apply for a grant from the Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund?

    • You can request a brochure which explains the brief application process by (a) calling the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania at (724) 443-1555, or (b) sending an e-mail to herron@fpcb.org with Rice Fund in the subject line, or (c) writing a letter to the Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund, First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, P. O. Box 127, Bakerstown, Pennsylvania 15007

    Guidelines for the Barbara A. Walter Scholarship Fund - The Pittsburgh Foundation
    Deadline: 05/07/2015

    The Barbara A. Walter Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to accredited 4 year Colleges or Universities. Recipients of the scholarship are eligible for renewal all four years, provided student maintains GPA of 3.0. In order to apply for this scholarship a student must:

    1. Be a graduating High School Senior.
    2. Be a resident of, and attending school in, Allegheny County, PA
    3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    4. Demonstrate financial need.
    5. Provide Official School Transcripts
    6. Write a one-page essay on “Where do you see yourself in ten years?”
    7. A Letter of Reference

    Final selection of the scholarship winners will be decided (subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation) by a Scholarship Advisory Committee of The Pittsburgh Foundation. The Advisory Committee consists of three to five persons from the community at large. No member of the Advisory Committee, or his or her immediate family, is eligible for scholarship assistance during his or her tenure on the Advisory Committee. The Pittsburgh Foundation shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient(s) of its decision. The scholarship payment will be made annually after The Pittsburgh Foundation's June Board Meeting, and after the selected student notifies the Foundation about the school he or she will be attending. Payment will be made to the school for the student.

    APPLICATIONS CAN BE PICKED UP IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.

    Guidelines for the Tracy A. and Kevin R. Walsh Scholarship Fund The Pittsburgh Foundation
    Deadline: 05/07/2015

    The Tracy A. and Kevin R. Walsh Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to accredited 4 year Colleges or Universities. Recipients of the scholarship are eligible for renewal all four years, provided student maintains GPA of 3.0. In order to apply for this scholarship a student must:

    1. Be a graduating High School Senior.
    2. Be a resident of, and attending school in, Allegheny County, PA
    3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    4. Demonstrate financial need.
    5. Provide Official School Transcripts
    6. Write a one-page essay on how your education will help you make a difference in society.
    7. A Letter of Reference

    Final selection of the scholarship winners will be decided (subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation) by a Scholarship Advisory Committee of The Pittsburgh Foundation. The Advisory Committee consists of three to five persons from the community at large. No member of the Advisory Committee, or his or her immediate family, is eligible for scholarship assistance during his or her tenure on the Advisory Committee.
    The Pittsburgh Foundation shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient(s) of its decision. The scholarship payment will be made annually after The Pittsburgh Foundation's June Board Meeting, and after the selected student notifies the Foundation about the school he or she will be attending. Payment will be made to the school for the student.

    Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

    Allegheny- Kiski Health Foundation 2015 Scholarship Application
    Deadline: 05/08/2015

    Scholarships are available to first time students entering an RN or BSN program at an accredited nursing school for the fall 2015 term.

    Criteria:

    • Demonstrate Financial Need
    • Complete an application with ALL required attachments.
    • Be a first time student entering an RN or BSN program at an accredited nursing school for the fall 2015 term.

    Please go to the website: www.akhealth.org to view the available scholarships.

    Applications are also available in the Guidance Office.

    Applications are to be mailed to:
    Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
    One Acee Drive; Suite 1
    Natrona Heights, PA 15065
    ATTN: Nursing Scholarship Trust Program

    ASPIRING ANIMATION ROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    Deadline: 06/01/2015

    The goal for this scholarship is to promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires. Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school, has a demonstrable record of academic success and has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

    To submit your essay and application, or for more information, please visit their website @ www.AnimationCareerReview.com

    ASPIRING FASHION PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    Deadline: 06/01/2015

    This scholarship is to help promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion requires. This program offers a single $1000 scholarship to a senior who intends to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school, have a demonstrable record of academic success and have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.

    For more information and to submit your essay and application online – visit www.fashion-schools.org

    THREE RIVERS DESK AND DERRICK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    Deadline: 06/01/2015

    Applications will be accepted from March 1 through June 1, 2015

    This scholarship is for students planning to pursue a four year energy related degree from a College or University, or those enrolled in a trade or vocational degree program at an accredited Western Pennsylvania school, may apply to receive one of three available $1,000 scholarships.

    ELIGIBILITY:

    • Applicant must be accepted by a college or university and attending full time (12 credit hours or more) in an energy related program, or enrolled in a trade/vocational degree program of an accredited Western Pa. school (you will need to enclose proof of acceptance).
    • Applicant must submit a 500 word essay discussing “Energy Jobs: Now and in the Future”.
    • Applicant must provide a list of any internships, leadership roles, and/or service activities in which they have been involved, and provide a short description of each activity.
    • Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from someone other than a family member or friend (employer, professor/teacher, clergy)
    • One scholarship will be reserved for an applicant who is either currently enrolled as a member of a Desk and Derrick Club, or otherwise recommended for the award by a current member.
    • Scholarship awards will be sent to the respective winning applicant’s educational institution, and Award Certificates will be presented at a Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club monthly meeting.
    • Application packets must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2015 (incomplete applications will not be considered).
    • Scholarships will be made on a one-time, lump-sum basis.

    Please send your application packet to:

    Lawrence Edelstein
    Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club
    C/O M. W. Gary & Associates, LLC
    470 Johnson Road; Ste. 220
    Washington, PA 15301

    ASPIRING PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEYS SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: 12/31/2015

    The Pearce Law Firm is offering this scholarship which is an opportunity for high school students in the state of Pennsylvania who have been accepted to a college or university and have aspirations of attending law school after college. This scholarship is intended to encourage and support outstanding achievement and leadership from future attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania.

    For an application and more information, please visit the website at www.thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship