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: 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 @

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

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.


  • 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

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