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


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

    KAREN BIZYAK WEST DEER AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: 05/01/2015

    Eligibility: The applicant must be a student currently in the Deer Lakes senior class or child or grandchild of a West Deer American Legion Member. (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded and will be chosen at random by the West Deer American Legion Officers at its May meeting.

    Applications may be picked up in the guidance office.

    PITTSBURGH METROPOLITAN AREA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION
    Deadline: 05/01/2015

    The PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program accepts applications from February 1 until May 1, 2015 for the scholastic year beginning in the fall, 2015. Awards range from $1000 to $2000.

    Criteria:

    • Be attending or accepted in an accredited post high school educational institution including 2 or 4 year programs
    • Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1000 after the financial aid award package has been determined.
    • Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of applicant’s grandparents must be Hispanic.
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
    • Enroll as a full time student

    Interested students must complete the application form and mail it along with an official transcript along with a typed essay of not more than 300 words discussing a significant public speech, legislative act, a book or a recent event in the community and why you decided to write about it. All must be received at PMAHCCF by June 30. Application and documents are to be mailed to:

    PMAHCCF Scholarship Program
    One Oxford Center
    301 Grant St.; Ste 4300
    Pgh., PA 15219

    NAMSC SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: 05/01/2015

    Northern Area Multi-Service Center of Allegheny County (NAMSC) provides grants for tuition and books for a graduating senior in northern Allegheny County high schools. There are (2) grant funds established:

    • $7,500 for the first year tuition from the Angelo A. Ali and Alice Ali Memorial Tuition Grant Fund.
    • $500 from the Marie Franciscus Donatelli Memorial Book Grant Fund

    Applications may be picked up in the guidance office.

    Applications are to be completed & mailed no later than May 1, 2015 to the following address:

    Northern Area Multi-Service Center

    ATTN: Cheryl Rosewell

    Scholarship Committee

    209 13th St.
    Pgh., PA 15215

    For further information, please contact Cheryl Rosewell, Administrative Assistant @ 412/781-1176 x 2087

    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

    WALTER W. LEWETAG, III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: 05/15/2015

    Family and friends of Walter W. Lewetag, III former DLHS History teacher and Boys Soccer Coach have established a monetary award for a graduating senior who embodies a commitment to education, athletics, and community.

    An applicant for this award must meet the following requirements:

    • 2015 DLHS Graduate
    • Accepted into a college as a full-time student during the fall term following high school graduation.
    • Have an earned grade point average of 3.0 or better in grades 9 – 12.
    • Respond to the following
      TOPIC: In a well-developed and coherent essay of 500 words or less, demonstrate your commitment to education, participation in athletics, and dedication to community.

    CRITERIA:
    Focus
    Content & Development
    Organization
    Style
    Mechanics

    NOTES:
    *typed in 12 point font, double spaced, 1” margins
    *attach essay to this application
    *do not put your name on essay

    Please return the completed essay to the Guidance Office no later than Friday, May 15, 2015. One student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500.

    WEST DEER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
    Deadline: 05/15/2015

    ELIGIBILITY

    • The applicant must be a graduating senior in the class of 2015 currently residing in the Deer Lakes area, and must indicate enrollment in a post-high school institution of higher learning.
    • The senior student must name a family member, relative, or friend who was enrolled in West Deer schools between the years of 1942-69, and who would serve as a recommendation that the student is deserving of scholarship recognition. (any student who may have difficulty locating a person for this referral is encouraged to contact the guidance counselor at Deer Lakes High School, or call the West Deer Alumni Group at 724/265-2969 for names of former West Deer students who would be pleased to serve as a recommendation person).
    • The application must be completed and returned to the Guidance Office, or mailed to “West Deer Alumni” c/o 11 Ideal Dr.; Cheswick, PA 15024.

    Applications may be picked up in the Guidance Office & will also be sent home.

    COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: 05/21/2015

    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide to (5) deserving Deer Lakes High School graduating seniors pursuing continuing education. (5) $500 scholarships will be awarded to students selected by the Deer Lakes Community Foundation Board Members.

    CRITERIA:

    • Applicant must be a Deer Lakes High School graduating senior in the year of the award.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or secondary school for the purpose of furthering one’s education
    • Conformation of enrollment will be requested prior to funding the award

    ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE TURNED IN TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.

    THE ROBERT KRAULAND
    MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    Knights of Columbus, Russellton, PA 15076
    Deadline: 05/22/2015

    ORIGIN OF THE AWARD

    The Robert Krauland Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of an outstanding young, high honor, Deer Lakes High School student who had plans to enter the study of medicine (or its research). Ironically, Robert Krauland became a victim of a rare disease called “Wegner’s Granulomatosis” and never was able to fulfill his dream to enter the medical training in order to be of help in alleviating illnesses and their suffering effects. Robert passed away on February 28, 1980, at the age of 15. However, it is the hope now that another (2) student at Deer Lakes will carry on in the footsteps of a fallen classmate and, through training and an equally ardent quest to be of aid to mankind, will bring to reality some of the humanitarian goals sought by Robert Krauland.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY

    1. Applications will be available in the Deer Lakes High School guidance office. Completed applications are to be returned prior to the announced deadline date to the guidance office.
    2. The applicant must be a senior student at Deer Lakes who plans to enter some aspect of medical studies, science research, nursing, medical technical training, or some other schooling which may be medically related, during the following school term.
    3. Applicant must show evidence of having applied at an appropriate school for the type of training sought.
    4. Applicant must complete the official Robert Krauland Memorial Scholarship application form.
    5. A 100 to 400 word statement of purpose must accompany the application form, stating the type of medical (or medically related) training the student wishes to pursue, where the student plans to enroll, and the ultimate position the student intends to reach through this training. The statement should further explain why the student has selected this particular career field, what was the motivation to enter a medical career is, and how the student feels this will be of aid in pursuing Robert Krauland’s goal of helping to alleviate suffering.
    6. There will be (2) scholarships awarded for $750 each.

    Click here for the application.

    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