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

PSECU SCHOLARSHIP
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 @ psecu.com/student. 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

BUD LUTTY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Deadline: 12/31/2014

Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of these contributing employers are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office. For further information, please call the Fund office @ 724/743-4260.

Bud Lutty Scholarship Fund Participating Employers:

Alcorn Services, Inc./Wm. Moorhead Federal Bldg.
Allegheny College/Parkhurst
Shop N Save/Brownsville Rd.; Canonsburg; Haymaker Rd.; Holiday Park; Russellton; West Kittanning; White Oak
Butler Farm Market, Inc.
Canonsburg Shop N Save
Carlow College Cafeteria
Community Super Market/ (Lower Burrell; Fox Chapel; Natrona Heights; Penn Hills)
Coudersport Jubilee
CVS Pharmacy
Dubois Logistics, Inc.
Ford City Riverside
Local 23 Health Fund
Giant Eagle/McDonald; Penn Township; Slippery Rock; Verona
Mountaineer Park, Inc.
Scozio’s Bakery Shop
Sodexo, Inc. (Marriott)/Einstein Bagel & Coffee Cart; Schenley Hall; Pitt Johnstown
Sysco Food Service
Krogers
Tom’s Riverside Markets
Tops Friendly Markets/Meadville; Kane; Sheffield; Waterford
UFCW Local 23
Valeskys
Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc.

THE NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: 01/01/2015

ELIGIBILITY:

  • 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Boros Double Beards
Jim Mortell
412/487-3360
sam101049@comcast.net

To download an application, please go to:
www.nwtf.org/jakes

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 @ www.jfklibrary.org

JCI (JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL SENATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: 01/09/2015

The Pennsylvania JCI Senate is an organization affiliated with the Pennsylvania Jaycees and the US JCI Senate. Our commitment to working with our communities and serving others is the basis for our scholarship.

We sponsor a scholarship for seniors who are residents of Pa. Two students will be awarded $500 scholarships this year. The applications of these two recipients will then be forwarded to the US JCI Senate Foundation for consideration to receive an additional grant of $1000.

Each student needs to submit only one copy of the completed application and appropriate attachments for judging. For more information and a scholarship application, please visit the website at www.usjcisenate.org and click on “Scholarship Program” in the top header for the link to the application.

OWEN KATZ HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: 02/02/2015

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a scholarship grant to an outstanding high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in the metals or materials field and enrolls in a related college program. Also, to raise awareness of an engineering degree called Metallurgy or Material Science that is available at many technical Universities. It is hoped that the awarding of this scholarship will perhaps encourage some High School Seniors to consider and pursue an Engineering Degree in this discipline. The scholarship is in the amount of $1500.

Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

For more information, please email Parag Bedekar @ Parag.Bedekar@sintermet.com

PACB FOUNDATION
Deadline: 02/13/2015

DEADLINE for your application to be submitted:

Friday, February 13, 2015

PACB Scholarship Fund
C/O PACB Foundation
P.O. Box 5346
Harrisburg, PA 17110

The PACB Foundation is pleased to announce that the PACB Scholarship Fund is making available up to five $1,000 renewable Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. This program is designed to assist children of bank employees working a minimum of 1,000 hours or more per year and/or directors of PACB member institutions. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Must be a dependent child of a parent working at least 1,000 hours per year for a minimum of two years for a regular member of the Pa. Assoc. of Community Bankers (PACB) as of the cutoff date of application for scholarships or a child of a parent who was deceased no more than two years prior to the cutoff date of application for scholarships and who was employed by a regular member of PACB for a minimum of five years. Applicant may also be a dependent child of a member institution’s director who meets the above guidelines. Employment or service need not be with the same regular member for the full two-year period.
  2. Applicant must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a college/university.
  3. If the parent leaves the employment of the regular PACB or if the institution where the parent is employed discontinues its membership, the scholarship is not forfeited for the current academic year, but the student will not be eligible to receive the remaining amount of the scholarship award.
  4. Official high school transcripts must be included with the guidance counselor’s portion of the application.
  5. In order for the scholarship to be renewable, the recipient must maintain the following GPA: Freshman year – 2.5; Sophmore year – 2.8; Junior year – 3.0
  6. Applications may be picked up in the guidance office.

CLARION UNIVERSITY - SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR FALL OF 2015
Deadline: 03/01/2015

Students with a cumulative 3.25 (GPA) and a 1050 SAT (critical reading and math scores) or 23 ACT are guaranteed a $1000 Clarion Academic Scholarship renewable up to four years (five years from some dual-certification education programs) as long as:

  • Student maintains a 3.0 GPA @ Clarion University
  • Student continues progress toward the degree on a full time basis (minimum accrual of 24 credits per academic year)
  • Student's family annually completes the FAFSA

Additional renewable scholarship are available for students enrolled in specific majors or in a dual certification education program.
Clarion University may award additional scholarships to students based upon academic criteria (awards can range up to $28,000)

For more information on Clarion scholarships, visit their website @ www.clarion.edu/scholarships or contact the admissions office @ 800-672-7171 x 1.

2015 Hamilton Award
Deadline: 03/04/2015

The Hamilton Award recognizes outstanding high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements and selects students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy – a three-year, no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world.

A Hamilton award winner is...

  • A College-Bound Student
  • A junior in high school
  • Has a strong record of community service
  • Is a self-starter
  • Has financial need
  • Shows a strong commitment to their academic studies
  • Is committed to participating Hamilton Leader’s Academy
  • For an application or more information regarding this program, please visit the website @ www.hamiltonfriends.org/apply

    WORDS TO BE HEARD
    Deadline: 03/17/2015

    Edgar Snyder ' Associates are offering a grand prize “$10,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior through their 9th annual “Words to be Heard” Scholarship contest. There will also be 2nd place winner who will receive $5000 ' a 3rd place winner who will receive $2500.

    High school seniors who will be attending a four-year college or university are encouraged to participate. Seniors must return the following items to our office by March 27, 2015 to be eligible:

    • A completed application including a recent photo.
    • A presentation (video/powerpoint/brochure/website/essay) that discourages underage drinking and driving or texting while driving. The presentation can also highlight the dangers of drinking and driving or texting while driving.

    All items must be mailed together to our office. Please mail entries to:


    Edgar Snyder ' Associates
    Words to be Heard - Marketing Department
    US Steel Tower, 10th Floor
    600 Grant Street
    Pgh., PA 15219

    Along with their proposal, students will also need to download and complete an application (www.EdgarSnyder.com/scholarship).

    If you have any questions, please contact their office @ 1-800-394-3660 x 4412 or email @ dkrotec@edgarsnyder.com

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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.

    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