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

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

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.