Scholarships Currently Available

Seniors with all the unknowns at this time we will use this location to give you updates on
scholarships and how to handle the ones that are due soon.If you need a transcript for a scholarship please email Mrs. Gastrock at dgastrock@wellsborosd.org and let her know which scholarship and she will get them your transcript. If you have questions please email Mr.Rendos at mrendos@wellsborosd.org or Mrs. Harmon at tharmon@wellsborosd.org. If you are getting recommendations from a teacher please have them send it to us and let us know who it is for and what scholarship so that we can get it where it needs to go.

All parents and students must remember that school deadlines for scholarships will differ from those on the application in order to ensure that scholarships are received by the guidance office in time to add necessary paperwork and be sent to the sponsors prior to the deadline.

SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

UPDATED 5/4/2020

VFW Dewey Heichel Memorial Scholarship

Will not be offered this year due to COVID-19 issues.

UPDATED 4/29/2020

WAHS Music Booster Scholarship

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19AfIUYPtVDc10rbnIggOig2CS9Foe75FW1AEEOriq7E/edit?usp=sharing

UPDATED 4/17/2020

Wellsboro Area Education Association Scholarship

To a graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in education

Amount: $500.00

Deadline is May 6th to Guidance Office

Applications are available in Guidance Office.

WELLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
CLASS OF 2020

The Wellsboro High School Alumni Association grants Alumni Scholarships based on several criteria, including financial need, scholastic record, extra curricular participation, community involvement and recommendations from educators.   ALL WASD Seniors who will be pursuing an Associate or Bachelor Degree are encouraged to apply, regardless of your high school curriculum.  Priority given to students with financial needs.

Completed applications need to be returned to the WHS Guidance Office by May 1, 2020

Jerry Webster – Young Farmer Memorial Award

Graduating senior in the Agriculture program who will be pursuing some area of agriculture.  Must be a member of FFA.

Write an essay on why you have chosen this field and what you have been involved in.

Deadline:  May 12, 2020

Robert and Grace Bair Scholarship

This scholarship is for any senior pursuing a degree in the medical field at a four-year college.  Please answer the following essay and return to the Guidance office with a copy of your acceptance letter.

Essay Topic: Why are you interested in pursuing a medical degree and how will you hope to benefit the community in your future.

Deadline:  May 12, 2020

Dustin Stanley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any student in the senior class.  This $100.00 scholarship will go to a student that has exemplified upstanding personal characteristics.   An essay is needed.  The topic is, “Interacting with Others: What Others See When You Don’t Think They Are Watching.”  The essay should be no longer than 250 words in length.

The essay application is due by:  May 12, 2020

Jane Wetherbee Memorial Art Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Wellsboro Area High School graduating senior who is enrolled as an art major in college during the next year.  The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. Applicants must supply two works of art to the Guidance office by

Deadline: May 12, 2020

Wellsboro Hornet Sports Booster Club Scholarship

Two $500.00 scholarships are awarded to senior athletes who meet the following criteria:

  • 4 year athlete
  • College bound
  • GPA of 85% or better
  • Has volunteered for the Booster Club or any youth athletic organization
  • An essay of less than 200 words on how athletics impacted your high school experience

If the recipient does not attend a post graduate school the following fall, the money must be refunded to the Booster Club. The deadline to apply is May 12, 2020.

UPDATED 4/15/2020

WAHS Alumni Association Scholarship

Email Mrs. Gastrock for an application.

Deadline is May 1, 2020

UPDATED 4/14/2020

NOTICE:   For students completing the Wellsboro Ministerium Scholarship (deadline May 7th).   Please mail your completed application to the following address:

Wellsboro Area Ministerium
P.O. Box 335
Wellsboro, PA  16901

If you are completing your application, send me an email and I will forward your transcript for you.   Mrs. G

UPDATED 4/13/2020

George Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must rank in the top 1/5 of their graduating class. Be accepted to an accredited college in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree. Financial need will be considered.

Deadline : May 12, 2020

Email Mrs. Gastrock for an application: dgastrock@wellsborosd.org

Robert Dean & Elizabeth Dwyer English Memorial Scholarship

Any student who is interested in teaching for a career could qualify for a great scholarship.  This scholarship was set up by the late Catherine Whartenby and was named for her late parents.   The scholarship is $1,000 per year and is renewable and could net up to $4,000.00 during a student’s college career.

Guidelines:

1.  Must be going into education as a college major.
2.  Should be a resident of Delmar Township (not required)
3.  Must be a student of good standing in college in order o qualify for four years.
4.  The winner will be selected by the high school scholarship committee.
5.  The applicant will write an essay entitled “Why I want to be a teacher”.

Submit your essay to Mr. Rendos or Mrs. Gastrock via email.

Deadline:  May 12th

UPDATES AS OF 4/7/2020:

Extended deadlines for the following scholarships:

Cowanesque Chapter #33 Order of the Eastern Star – now due May 18th

Arnot Sportsmen Club Scholarship – now due May 27th

Updates as of 3/23/20:

Joseph Every Scholarship YOU will need to mail to :
C&N Wealth Management
Attn: Lori Brown, Trust Officer
428 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848

Must be received by March 27, 2020

Social Club has been extended to April 30, 2020

UPDATED 3/13/2020

Jarett Rand Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Jarett Rand Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the daughters of Jarett R. Smith in memory to honor his legacy as a lawyer in Tioga County and Potter County Pennsylvania.

This $500 scholarship is to be awarded to one senior from Wellsboro Area High School and one senior from Coudersport Area Jr./Sr High School and will be paid directly to the university or college of each recipient’s choice.

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in science, mathematics, or the visual arts in the fall of 2020.  For complete criteria, essay information, and to pick up application; stop in the guidance office.

DEADLINE:  April 24, 2020–Moved to May 15th

UPDATED 3/9/2020–NO LONGER OFFERED

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship

$1,000 (2 given)

The SSMH Auxiliary Scholarship is open to all community residents who are served by UPMC Soldiers & Sailors and is awarded on the basis of: minimum 2.5 GPA or 75%, and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Applicants can be traditional high school seniors, non-traditional students (those who have been out of school for a while), GED students, home school students, and undergraduate/graduate student already enrolled in a post -secondary program.

The SSMH Auxiliary Committee is aware that there are many health occupations that contribute to the health and well-being of our communities. Listed below are some examples of occupations that would be eligible for this scholarship: lab technician, occupational therapist, medical assistant, medical doctor, physical therapist, dietitian, nurse, x-ray technician to name a few.

For complete criteria and application, stop in the guidance office. Deadline is April 27, 2020.

UPDATED 3/4/2020

1020 scholarships at up to $2,500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

To print a poster announcing this scholarship program or to sign up for our Stay Connected list, please visit our School Officialpage.

The CTE application is open February 15 through April 15 targeted for high school seniors planning to enroll in the Fall of 2020.  There will be another application period beginning June 15 for those not presently in high school.

To apply, please visit our Applications Page.

FAQs

Arnot Sportsmen Club Scholarship ($2,000)

The Arnot Sportsmen scholarship is offered to two students from each of the following schools:  Liberty, Mansfield, and Wellsboro.   Students who plan to attend college after graduation are eligible to apply.   Also, between the three schools a scholarship for environmental will be chosen.  For complete criteria and application, stop in the guidance office.

Deadline to submit April 27, 2020

ASAPH TRAIL CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Asaph Trail Club awards a scholarship, to one student from Tioga County Pennsylvania, up to $500. The award will be made payable directly to the recipient’s institute of higher education in the second semester of study. ATC reserves the right to withhold an award due to the lack of eligible participants during an application term. ATC also reserves the right to withhold an award in the event that the recipient does not successfully complete the first semester of higher education. For complete criteria and application, stop in the guidance office.

Deadline to submit: April 14, 2020.

 

The Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee Scholarship $1,500

The TCCCC Environmental Scholarship is a one-time $1,500 scholarship available to all graduating seniors in Tioga County. Students planning to pursue a degree in an environmentally oriented curriculum are eligible. Any interested students must download the application package from this website: tcccc-tinc.org. Completed applications must be submitted before May 1, 2020.

The Cowanesque Chapter #33 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a one graduating senior from the following high schools: Galeton, Wellsboro, Cowanesque Valley, Williamson, North Penn-Mansfield, and North Penn-Liberty. Each scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $150.00. Applicants will be individually evaluated and selected by a Scholarship Committee comprised of members representing Cowanesque Chapter #33 OES. Stop in the guidance office for complete criteria and application.

Deadline is April 15, 2020.

UPDATED 2/24/2020

WELLSBORO AREA MINISTERIUM SCHOLARSHIP

The Christian Leadership Award is an Academic Scholarship for Christian high school seniors who plan to publicly demonstrate their Christian commitments and values in future service to the church and community.

Eligibility

1.  The student must be a resident of Tioga County school and may attend the public school system, private school or a home-school.

2.  The student must be actively involved in a local Christian Church.

3.  The student must have a public Christian testimony which includes some form of Christian leadership to their community and/or church.

4.  The student must be a senior applying for college enrollment in the fall semester immediately following their last year of high school.   All students who plan to use their gifts to serve God in Christian leadership will be considered, but priority will be given to those who plan to enter full-time Christian ministry.

For complete criteria and application, stop in the guidance office.   All scholarships are returned to the guidance office when completed.  The deadline is May 7, 2020.

Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship

The Wilmington Trust Company is the Trustee for the Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship Fund.   This scholarship is awarded on the basis of need, scholarship and character.

Applicants must be a resident of Lycoming County.  They must include the following with their application:

A copy of the parents’ and applicant’s Federal Income Tax Return that shows the taxable income – schedules are not necessary.

A Letter of Acceptance from the college they are attending.

Submit all required forms and application by March 27, 2020 to the following address:

Wilmington Trust
Attn:   Renee Buchner
101 West Third Street, 4th Floor
Williamsport, PA 17701

Applications are available in the guidance office.

2019-2020 STEM Scholarship Application to Mansfield University

The partnership of PAsmart, BLaST IU-17, and Mansfield University (MU) is pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship to a graduate of any school within the BLaST IU-17 area who plans to pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field. Thanks to the PAsmart Grant award, 10 scholarships will be awarded.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a 2020 graduating senior at a school district within Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, or Tioga County who plans to attend Mansfield University in the Fall of 2020 to pursue a degree in one of the STEM disciplines which include: Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Math, Computer Science, Geoscience, Health Sciences, Psychology, and/or Social Work.

The Applicant

  • Must be accepted to Mansfield University in a STEM field of study by May 1, 2020.
  • Must submit with his/her application an essay, up to 500 words, describing theimportance of STEM and experiences that led him/her to pursue this area of study.
  • Must submit a recommendation from one teacher or one employer.

Deadline

Applications must be typewritten and received by April 3, 2020. Applications must be submitted through the online system and late applications will NOT be accepted.

The scholarship award shall be based on merit and qualifications and shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex, race, religion, handicap or national origin.

www.iu17.org/mansfield-stem-scholarship/

UPDATED 2/13/2020

Ironheads Memorial Scholarship  – $1,000

In Memory of:  Michael Nagy

The purpose of this scholarships is to provide a scholarship to a deserving Wellsboro Area High School graduating senior interested in or intending to pursue a career in a course of study in Technical or Trade School leading to an Associate degree in Construction, Industrial, Transportation or Natural Resources.

The applicant must be a senior of the Wellsboro Area High School.  Applicants must possess a sense of giving back to the community.

For complete criteria stop in the guidance office.

Deadline:  May 15, 2020.

UPDATED 2/5/2020

JOSEPH R. EVERY SCHOLARSHIP 2020

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1.  Be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY.

2.  Be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education, medicine, or engineering.

3.  Have a cumulative grade point average of at lease 2.0.

4.  Consideration will be given to financial need.

Scholarship Guidelines:

The scholarship will be a warded for the first year of higher education only and will be an amount determined by the selection committee.   A maximum award of $10,000 may be made.   Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books, and room and board.   Payments from the Trust will be made directly to the university or college the recipient attends.

Selection Procedure:

Final scholarships will be determined by a selection committee as set forth in Mr. Every’s will.

Applications:

Applications are due to the student’s high school guidance office by March 23, 2020, or to a C&N office by March 27, 2020.

For more information, contact your guidance office or C&N Wealth Management, 428 Main Street, Towanda, PA  888-987-8784.

William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust Scholarship

The William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust scholarship will be given annually by a trust created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp who died on July 7, 2002.   Graydon S. Copp and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm located in Charleston and Covington Townships.   Graydon Copp’s intent was to provide scholarships to well-deserving Tioga County, Pennsylvania high school seniors who pursue higher education in a agricultural field.   This field has a broad spectrum of agricultural business management, bio-resource research, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture, etc. to name a few.

The scholarship award will be an amount determined each year by the Scholarship Committee.   For the grant to be renewed each year you must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.   If your cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 you will have the next semester to achieve a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.   If after the next semester your cumulative grade point average is not brought up to a 2.0 or higher, the scholarship withdrawn.   If at any time your cumulative grade point average falls below 1.85 the scholarship will be permanently withdrawn.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS
1.  Be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college or university in a program leading to a degree in a curriculum directly related to agriculture.
2.  Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
3.  Financial need.
4.  Be a Tioga County, PA resident for at least six months.

Stop in guidance to pick up application.  All completed applications must be turned in by Monday, April 13th in the guidance office.

Owlett Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to encourage the pursuit of a liberal education in the humanistic study.   Humanistic study embodies a forward-looking and ethical orientation.   Its concern is to help students discover that the quality of life of their community is in their hands as makers and thinkers.   Humanistic studies provides a broad liberal arts education while developing the analytical, critical and contextual thinking skills that are vital for the creation, expression, and transmission of ideas.   Humanistic studies train students to be practicing artists, intellectuals, and citizens involved with the cultural life of the communities where they live.  Skills and abilities gained with this major include: effective reading skills; oral and written communication skills, critical thinking skills; research and analysis skills; understanding of diversity and appreciation of other cultures; and value of thought and analysis.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of each Senior Class and each year thereafter for a total of four years.   The scholarship is $2,000 per year, payable to the educational institution in equal installments during the academic year.   A maximum of $8,000 will be awarded for a four-year degree program.

Each applicant must meet the following criteria:

1.  Must be a senior at Wellsboro Area High School, eligible for graduation and successfully graduate.
2.  Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average through his/her junior year at WAHS.
3.  Be accepted at and attend an accredited post-educational U.S. institution seeking a four-year degree program in humanistic studies or a comparable four-year degree program.
4.  Applicants must be recommended by the faculty/guidance counselor of WAHS, subject to the final approval of the Wellsboro Community Foundation Trustees.

For complete criteria and essay requirement, stop in the guidance office.  The deadline for this scholarship is May 1, 2020.

Joe H. Stevens Vocational Scholarship 2020

$5,000

The Joe H. Stevens Vocational Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro Area School District. Applicants must declare a major at a vocational school & attend such institution with that declared major.  They must exhibit high moral character & integrity, have satisfactory academic achievement, and illustrate leadership potential.  Applicants need satisfactory SAT and/or PSAT scores, if applicable.

Stop in the guidance office to pick up application.   The deadline for this scholarship is:   May 1, 2020.

WASTE MANAGEMENT 2020 SCHOLARSHIP

(5) $1,000 Scholarships

Waste Management/Phoenix Resources, Inc. is delighted to offer the 2020 Waste Management Scholarship to five (5) high school seniors who reside in the Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro Area School District.

The Scholarship Committee, appointed by Phoenix Resources, Inc., will award the scholarship as a result of an independent evaluation.   The Committee will determine the scholarship recipients/amounts, and the decision of the Committee is final.

These will be one-time, non renewable awards based on the following criteria:

1.  Excellence in:

a.  Academic Achievements
b.  Community and school activities
c.  Employment experiences
d.  Class Standing
e.  Scholastic Aptitude Test

2.  Character evaluation by personal references

For complete criteria and to pick up an application, stop in the guidance office.   Scholarship deadline is:  May 1, 2020.

UPDATED 2/4/2020

Tyoga Running Club Scholarship

Tyoga Running Club, Inc. (TRC) is a non-profit organization formed to promote lifetime fitness through encouraging both youth and adults to engage in outdoor activities, with a focus on running. In addition to promoting fitness, TRC is also an advocate for area tourism and appreciation for the natural environment.   TRC strives to meet these goals through sponsorship and organization of several running events including the Green Monster, Pine Creek Challenge, Couch to 5K, Canyon Man 100, Mt Tom Challenge and weekly group runs.

TRC awards a scholarship, to students from among the three school districts in Tioga County Pennsylvania, up to $1,000 each.  The award will be made payable directly to the recipient’s institute of higher education in the second semester of study.   TRC reserves the right to withhold an award due to the lack of eligible participants during an application term.   TRC also reserves the right to withhold an award in the event that the recipient does not successfully complete the first semester of higher education.

Eligibility
The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for the TRC Scholarship:
* The applicant must be a student that is enrolled in a high
school within the limits of Tioga County Pennsylvania.
* The applicant must provide documentation of acceptance to
an institution of higher education(junior college, four year
college or university.
* If awarded the scholarship, the recipient must provide
documentation of completion of the first semester and
registration for a second semester.  The award cannot be
distributed until such information is provided.

Application Process
Complete the attached application and return it, with all the required documentation to Tyoga Running Club, PO Box 949, Wellsboro PA  16901.  All scholarship applications must be received by April 15th.

Stop in the guidance office to pick up application.

Dr. Donna L. Mettler Scholarship

2 awards of $5,000

Dr. Donna L. Mettler established this scholarship for two graduating seniors of Wellsboro Area High School pursuing a degree in the education field with a preference for elementary education.  Dr. Mettler has had a career in public education that spans 41 years.   She has served as a special education teacher and reading specialist, an elementary principal, and superintendent of the Wellsboro Area School District.

Eligibility Criteria:
* Graduating seniors from Wellsboro Area High School.
* Accepted into an accredited university or college.
* Pursuing a degree in education with a preference for
elementary education.
* Essay (200-250 words double spaced) describe your most
meaningful achievements and how they relate to your
pursuit of a degree in education and your future goals.
* Please provide a list of school based activities (including
leadership positions, clubs and sports) as well as
community volunteer activities and the number of months
or years of involvement.
* Student must have a demonstrated financial need.
* Must have maintained an 80% grade point average in
high school.
* Two students will be selected and each will be given
a $5,000 award.

See the guidance office for application.   Scholarship deadline is:  May 1, 2020.

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship

The Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship was established by Kyle’s family in his memory.   Kyle passed away at the young age of fifteen, shortly after completing ninth grade.  This fund has been made possible by numerous supporters and fundraising efforts in memory of Kyle.

Eligibility Criteria:
* Graduating senior from Wellsboro Area High School.
* Accepted into an accredited university or college (no
on-line study).
* Pursuing a degree in Science or Respiratory Therapy.
* Essay (200-250 words double spaced) on what makes you
excellent candidate to pursue a degree in science or
respiratory therapy.
* Student must have a B average.
* Student must have demonstrated financial need.

Stop in the guidance office for application.
Deadline:   May 1, 2020

UPDATED 1/28/2020

WELLSBORO SOCIAL CLUB COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

It is the goal of our organization to provide five scholarships of $2,500.00 to selected students in our community.   This is a broad area scholarship that allows any 12th grade student to apply that plans to continue their education past graduation from high school.   Further education may be in any area or vocation.

Preference is given to students who show financial need.  A minimum 80% average is required.   A one page essay on on: “How can you use this scholarship to better yourself through education and benefit our community?”

Stop in the guidance office to pick up application. The deadline for this scholarship is:  April 1, 2020

UPDATED 1/27/2020

Northern Tier Hardwood Association
Community Forests Scholarship for High School Seniors   $1500

The Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship is offered to all High School Seniors in the nine-county area of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties or student members of NTHS.   To qualify for the $1500 scholarship, students must complete the following application, providing as much detail as possible, and submit it to Northern Tier Hardwood Association, PO Box 7, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.   On Community Forests Scholarship will be awarded each year.

Deadline for applications is April 30 of each year.   In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
*  Be accepted to a Community/Urban Forestry, Arborculture, or related field of study
*  Be accepted to a Technical School, College or University
*  Provide 3 references, including one outside of school
*  Provide proof of acceptance, when received

Stop in guidance to pick up application.

UPDATED 1/20/2019

Pennsylvania House Scholarship

High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship.

Each year the program awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education. It is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student.

To qualify, students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school. Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need.

The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The application is available through the foundation’s web site here The application deadline is March 1.

The scholarship is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used. Scholarships are awarded through an independent panel of judges chosen by the foundation.

UPDATED 1/17/2020

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships.

Beginning in 2020, we are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020.

Vocational Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Current high school seniors, graduate (GED equivalent), or are college undergraduates who have not obtained a bachelor’s degree
  • Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college
  • Pursuing a degree or vocational-technical certificate in one of the specified areas of study:
Fields of Study Specific Majors
Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, Computer and Information Systems Security, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Software Engineer, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications, Data Processing Tech, Information Sciences, Information Technology, System Administration, System Networking, Web Page Design
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineer Tech, Automation Engineer Tech, CAD Drafting and Design, Computer Engineer Tech, Computer Hardware Tech, Computer Software Tech, Computer Technology/Computer Systems Tech, Electrical/Electronics Tech, Electromechanical Tech, Engineering Tech, Industrial Tech, Instrumentation Tech, Laser and Optical Tech, Manufacturing Tech, Mechanical Engineer Tech, Quality Control Tech, Robotics Tech
Mechanic & Repair Technologies Aircraft Powerplant Tech, Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics Maintenance Tech, Electrical/Electronic Equipment Install & Repair, Heating & AC Maintenance, Industrial Mechanics Tech, Mechanics & Repairers
Precision Production CNC Machinist Tech, Machine Shop Tech, Machine Tool Tech, Tool and Die Tech, Welding Tech
Transportation & Materials Moving Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Tech
Security & Protective Services Computer Forensics

Provided there are qualified applicants, an effort will be made to give preference to applicants who:

  • Current Lockheed Martin high school interns
  • High school students that are dually enrolled at a trade school within one of the eligible fields of study
  • Students attending one of the many Lockheed Martin partner institutions

Calling all STEM Scholars!

Lockheed Martin launched a new scholarship program in 2019 to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!

We are continuing to award scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year open January 15, 2020 and will close March 12, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA.
  • Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Provided there are qualified applicants, an effort will be made to give preference to applicants who:
  • Have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience).
  • Have a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances such as being a member of a military family.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Note: If the applicant’s family does not file taxes, please attach a document explaining the circumstances in detail.

Lockheed Martin promotes equal opportunity and intentional inclusion. First generation college students and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Lockheed Martin play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Scholarship recipients can opt-in to be contacted by Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities. (Note: All interested candidates and scholars must apply through the Lockheed Martin careers site to be considered).

AMERICAN LEGION POST 84 W. EARLE CHAMPAIGN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  ($1,000)

Applicants must be in the current graduating class of the Wellsboro High School, religious schools in the area, or home-schooled students.   Children of members in good standing of the American Legion Post 84 not residing in this immediate area are also eligible.

Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school in a program leading to a degree.

Financial needs will be considered.

An essay of at least 500 words on the subject: “What HARM or GOOD would Socialism do to the United States of America?”

All information must be returned to the guidance office by April 29, 2020 for consideration.

UPDATED 12/10/2019

THE FAIRFELD AUTO GROUP/LYCOMING COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Award:  $2,250 scholarship to be awarded to three 2020 graduating Lycoming County Scholarship seniors ($1,000, $750, $500) to be used towards tuition, room and board, textbooks, or any other college expense.

Eligibility:   Any 2020 graduating high school senior residing in Lycoming County, who in the fall of 2020 will be attending a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

Application Process:   The winners will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based on an interview and essay.

Register on-line via the Scholarship link on the Lycoming County Republican Committee web site at www.lycominggop.org

Have a letter of recommendation sent directly from a teacher to the Lycoming County Republican Committee, Attention Scholarship Committee.   This letter must be sent from the teacher’s work email to lycomingcountyrcsecretary@gmail.com

The Registration, Letter of Recommendation, and Essay are all due on March 28, 2020.

Submit to the Lycoming County Republican Committee at lycomingcountyrcsecretary@gmail.com a 750-1500 word, cited and double spaced essay on the following topic:

There are many in the political spectrum today that believe
the electoral College should be abolished.  Please explain what
the Electoral College is and its function?  Explain why you
believe it is important to our form of government?   Do you
believe it should be preserved or abolished and why?

Top contenders will attend an interview/meet and greet with the members of the Scholarship Committee on Saturday, May 2nd at 9 a.m.

Winners will be notified by May 9th 2020.

Awards will be presented at the May 2020 Lycoming County Republican Committee meeting.

UPDATED:  12/5/2019

GUTHRIE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS & GUTHRIE EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Guthrie Health Professions Scholarships (10 Awarded) – All area students included (exclusive of children of Guthrie physicians).  Students must me a member of the class of 2020 and plan to enroll at an accepted college/university or hospital-based nursing or allied health program in the summer or fall of 2020.   Applicants must plan to enter a health career such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health professions, health care administration, or medical research.  The value of each Guthrie Health Professions scholarship is $650 per year or $2,600 over four years for undergraduate studies.

One scholarship, for our local area, will be awarded to a student from the following schools:  Cowanesque Valley, Liberty, Mansfield, New Covenant Academy, North Penn, Wellsboro, and Williamson.

Guthrie Employee Scholarships (4 Awarded) – This is open to children of Guthrie employees only.  The applicant must be the son or daughter of a Guthrie employee* (exclusive of the physician staff).  The student must be a member of the class of 2020 and plan to enroll at an accredited junior college, college or university in the summer or fall of 2020.  The applicant may elect any major field of study.   These students can apply simultaneously for the for the Guthrie Health Professions Scholarship if the criteria for that scholarship are met.   The value of each Guthrie Employee scholarship is $650 per year or $2,600 over four years for undergraduate studies.

*Employee must be a .6 FTE or greater and have one or more years of employment with Guthrie.

For complete scholarship criteria and application stop in the Guidance Office.   All applications must be received by Guthrie Medical Group no later than January 24, 2020.

UPDATED 11/15/2019

FIRST HERITAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION NYCUA Scholarship Program

Need money for college? Apply for a 2020 scholarship! You’re eligible to apply if:

  • You’re a First Heritage member.
  • You’re a college-bound high school senior, attending college for the first time in the fall of 2020.
  • You will be enrolled in either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.
 Application Process:
  • Complete the the scholarship application form (Opens in a new Window) – Please type or print clearly, and use only the space provided on the form to answer the questions. Other than where specified on the application form, no attachments, resumes, pictures or other materials of any kind should be submitted or used to answer the questions.
  • You and your parent or guardian must sign the Certification and Release Authorization on the back page of the application form.
  • Submit your signed application directly to First Heritage by January 10, 2020, along with:
    • a high school transcript documenting your GPA for grades 9-11;
    • an SAT/PSAT/ACT transcript; and
    • a typed essay response.
If any portion is incomplete or not included, the application will not be considered.
  • Your application must be signed by a management-level employee at First Heritage in order to verify your credit union membership.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be returned to First Heritage no later than January 10, 2020.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christy Parsons at 607-936-1299. Winner notifications will be sent in May 2020. Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!

UPDATED 11/7/2019

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF ELMIRA-CORNING AND THE FINGER LAKES, INC.

Scholarships Available:

The First Tee of Corning Scholarship  $5,400

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from schools in the following counties:  Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga NY, Bradford PA, and Tioga PA.

Description:

Diligent Student, a good, responsible and concerned citizen.
Financial need

Apply on our website at www.communityfund.org by clicking “Students” and “Scholarships.”   Apply for the above scholarships under the application titled “General Scholarship Application.”

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 14, 2020.

Only one submission is needed.

A Hope 4 Lyme Scholarship  $500

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from schools in the following counties:  Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga NY, Bradford PA, and Tioga PA.

Description
Anyone that has been diagnosed or treated for Lyme Disease or has immediate family who has been effected
Anyone pursuing a career in the medical field
Financial need
Preference to those affected by Lyme

Apply on our website at www.communityfund.org by clicking “Students” and “Scholarships.”   Apply for the above scholarships under the application titled “General Scholarship Application.”

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 14, 2020.

Only one submission is needed.

Twin Tiers Youth For Christ Scholarship $5,000 (2 awards given)

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from the following counties:  Chemung, Tioga NY, Bradford PA, Tioga PA, Steuben, Schuyler, and Tompkins.

Description
Student must obtain a recommendation from a pastor of a “Christian Church” and complete application materials.

Apply on our website at www.communityfund.org by clicking “Students” and “Scholarships” and then select the scholarship by name.   The deadline for this scholarship is March 31, 2020.

UPDATED:  10/30/2019

UNITED STEELWORKERS District 10 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In Memory of Hugh Carcella

The United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship program offers scholarships each year with a total value of $4,000.00 ($1,000 per year for four years).  Scholarships will be awarded in June 2020.  The scholarships will be available for use in an accredited college or university that the winner wishes to attend in the United States or Canada.   Winners may follow any course of study normally leading to a recognized bachelor’s degree.   A two year Community College is acceptable when matriculating toward a four year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Eligibility
An applicant must ba the son or daughter or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) in good standing with the local union participating in the Scholarship Program, or the son or daughter or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated local union who is in good standing with the United Steelworkers at the time of their retirement or death.

How to Apply
Applications may be obtained, upon request, from participating local unions.   Applicants will fill out the application form giving all required information.  No application will be accepted unless properly signed by the President and Recording Secretary of the respective local union.   When completed, the forms should be mailed to the Scholarship Fund Committee, United Steelworkers, 10 Canal Street; Suite 310; Bristol, PA 19007.

Closing Date
Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 15, 2020.   There are no exceptions to this rule and applications postmarked after that date are marked ineligible.

UPDATED 10/23/2019

Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Scholarship Program for students who have epilepsy/seizure disorder

The EAWCP will award ten scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and are going on to post-secondary school.  The three students with the highest total scores will receive a $1,500 scholarship and the remaining scholarship recipients will receive $1,000.

Purpose:
To assist an individual who has epilepsy with their academic and/or vocational training.

MINIMUM APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicant must:
1.  Have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder; this must be confirmed by a statement from the applicant’s physician
2.  Provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program
3.  Be a high school graduate of the class of 2020
4.  Attend school full-time in the 2020-2021 school year
5.  Be a legal resident of Western or Central Pennsylvania
6.  Must attend at least one of the EAWCP’s Run/Walks in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona or Erie

Do not staple or fold paperwork, Use a paper/binder clip and return in a large envelope.  Note:  Awards will be based on the quality of applications through a competitive scoring system that balance need with achievement.  The Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA reserves the right to determine each year the number of scholarships given.   This is a one-time award.

All applications must be received by April 1, 2020 in the EAWCP office to be considered.

Stop in the guidance office for application.

WTS Central PA Chapter Scholarship

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) is announcing the continuation of its local and national scholarship program.   The scholarships are open to female students currently residing in Pennsylvania or attending high school, trade school, junior college, undergraduate school or graduate school in Pennsylvania.   Any female student who is a U.S. citizen who is considering a career related to transportation may apply.  Transportation careers can include:   Planners, Engineers, Economists, Scientists, GIS Mappers, CADD Specialists, Managers, Public Relations, Construction, Geologists, Air Traffic Controllers, and more…

Three to five scholarships ranging in the amount of $2,000-$5,000 will be awarded by the local WTS Central PA Chapter, selected from applicant(s) for any of the scholarships listed.   In addition, one or more applicants will be recommended for the national scholarship competition.

Please click the link below for complete information.

WTS_Chapter_scholarship_flyer_2020(1).pdf

UPDATED 10/11/2019

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS

Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum corps Scholarship Fund is available to any senior residing in Pennsylvania who meets the following criteria:  A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire.  To be eligible a student must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music.  the Student needs to include his/her current high school transcript.  the higher education school must be in Pennsylvania, letter of college acceptance must be included.  Selection will be made by the members of the committee.  One winner will be selected to receive a $500.00 scholarship.  Anyone wishing to apply is required to submit an application on or before May 1st in order to receive consideration for the following September to The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, 800 N Front Street, Wormleysburg, PA  17043.

Almo Scholarship Application 2020

Robert J. Trace Scholarship

The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was set up by Robert J. Trace and his family. Bob served as a Department Officer for an incredible fifty years, one as Judge Advocate and 49 as Finance Officer from the Central Judicial Section. Bob was also an Honorary Past Department Commander. Legionnaires of his caliber are hard to find, his dedication and contribution to the Pennsylvania American Legionnaire is legendary. Education was very important to bob and his family.

The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was established to assist young patriotic students achieve their academic dreams.

The Robert J. Trace Scholarship Fund is available to every student 15 to 18 years of age residing within the state of Pennsylvania and meeting the following criteria:

  • A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire in good standing;
  • A child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire;
  • A child of a Pennsylvania soldier that was killed as a result of the war on terrorism including the Pentagon, Iraq and Afghanistan.

To be eligible a student must compose a 300 to 500 word essay on the topic “Patriotism and Citizenship – What America Means to Me”, and complete an application containing the information of the person through which the eligibility for this scholarship is made. Applications have been sent to each American Legion Post and you can also download the application on our website. The essays will be judged by the members of the Department Finance Committee.

Essays and application must be sent to the Pennsylvania American Legion. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 scholarship.

Trace Scholarship Application 2020

For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100

Scholarship Endowment

Joseph P. Gavenonis Plan #1

The Joseph P. Gavenonis is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A check will be mailed directly to the student for that semester. This scholarship is for seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four year college.

Robert W. Valimont Plan #2

The Robert W. Valimont is awarded once a year of $600 and is mailed directly to the student after a copy of their grades for that semester is sent in to department and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is a two year community college scholarship.

Applications are requested through Department Headquarters.

Who is Eligible?

Children and Grandchildren of PA Legion members who are deceased, KIA or MIA or has a parent who has been in the military or is in the military and is a member in good standing in the American Legion.

The Scholarship Endowment Committee will study the applications and pick the most eligible ones that our budget permits. An award letter will be sent to the student informing them they have been chosen for the scholarship.

Click Here for Plan I the Four (4) Year Plan – Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship

Click Here for Plan II the Two (2) Year Plan – Robert W. Valimont Application

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION 2020 HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

“A Constitutional Speech Contest”

Department Winner – $7,500 scholarship, plaque and all-expense paid trip to the state convention to deliver his or her winning prepared oration, plus the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania at the National Contest and receive an additional $1,500 scholarship from the National Organization.

Department First Runner-up – $5,000 scholarship and plaque.

Second Runner-up – $4,000 scholarship and plaque.

1.  Any student entering the competition must be under the age of 20 years on the date of the National Contest.
2.  The student must be presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school), commencing with grade nine and terminating with grade twelve, during the time of participation at any level of the Contest.
3.  The student must either live in or attend school and Pennsylvania and can only compete in Pennsylvania.
4.  The student must submit an application to a local Post for sponsorship by December 7, 2019.  A local Post can be found at www.legion.org.
5.  The contest will consist of two parts; and 8-10 minute memorized oration on some phase of the United States Constitution and a 3-5 minute oration on one of four “assigned topics” selected by the National Organization.  The four topics can be found at www.legion.org/oratorical/topics.
6.  The contestant may not use any notes, props amplification or prompts during the oration.

For complete rules and regulations visit:  www.legion.org

Stop in Guidance for an information sheet.

2020 PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION 85TH ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST

FOR GRADES 9-12

This year’s Essay Contest title is “DOES THE US MILITARY RECEIVE THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE?”

Any student enrolled in grades 9-12 in a public, private or parochial school, or who is home schooled in Pennsylvania is eligible to participate.

First Place winner will be awarded $3,500, a plaque and a trip to the PA American Legion Convention to read the winning essay to the assembled delegates.

Second Place winner will receive $3,000 and a plaque.

Third Place winner will receive $2,500 and a plaque.

For complete contest criteria stop in the Guidance Office.  The deadline to submit is January 17, 2020 to the LOCAL American Legion Post.

See guidance office for additional information.

The Hagan Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester, for up to eight consecutive semesters, to help recipients graduate college debt free. Over Eight Hundred Hagan Scholars from 42 states are currently attending 325 colleges and universities.

Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents and enroll at a four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. Scholarship benefits include Free Workshops, Schwab Accounts, and Study Abroad; providing recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.

Description of Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.

  1. The scholarship disbursement amount will be determined each semester by HSF by using one-half of the Total Cost of Attendance (COA) published by the National Center for Educational Statistics and posted on the HSF website; then subtracting the total dollar amount of all scholarships, awards, grants, and waivers received by recipient; one-half of the recipient’s EFC; and $1,250 representing the recipient’s contribution for their education.
  2. The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, awards, and grants.
  3. During the fall semester of the second year of college a $15,000 Schwab Scholar Account will be established for each scholarship recipient. Schwab Account.
  4. During the fall semester of the third year of college each recipient achieving a 3.50 CGPA will be eligible for an all expense paid Study Abroad Award, up to $8,000. Study Abroad.
  5. During the fall semester of the fourth year of college after establishing a personal Schwab Account each recipient will receive $2,000 to be used to start investing for their long term financial security. Schwab Account.
  6. Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria, attends the mandatory workshops, and fulfills their Schwab Account responsibilities.
  7. There is no limit to the number of credit hours a recipient can earn during the term of their scholarship. Recipients graduating college in less than four years can use the remainder of their Hagan Scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school.
  8. Recipients must attend a free mandatory workshop prior to the start of each academic year of college. HSF provides funding for travel and lodging costs. Workshops.
  9. Each recipient must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college and provide proof of employment.

Recipients of a scholarship will be selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, regardless of applicant’s race, creed, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability or sex.

Decisions made by HSF are final and not subject to appeal. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

2019-2020 Eligibility Requirements
  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  3. Must be a student in the 2020 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.75 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 24 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,150 on the SAT.
  6. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2019 to August 2020.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2019 using 2018 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving self-motivated student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 1225
Columbia, MO 65205

Website:  www.hsfmo.org
Email:  scholarships@hsfmo.org

UPDATED 10/9/2019