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Ready to Succeed Scholarship

For the first time this school year, a Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program will be available for college students attending private and public schools in Pennsylvania. The state has allocated $5 million in the budget for the merit-based scholarship, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be administering the program.

To qualify, students must have completed at least one academic year - defined as having earned at least 24 semester credits - have at least a 3.25 GPA and family income cannot exceed $110,000. Students who receive needs-based scholarships are eligible as well. A full-time student can receive up to $2,000 and part-time students can get up to $1,000. The minimum award is $500. The scholarship can be used toward tuition, books, living expenses, fees or supplies.

PHEAA will forward the colleges and universities a roster of students who qualify for the grants based on income, and it will be up to the schools to certify a student’s academic eligibility. Colleges are able to start nominating students now and applications will need to be submitted by September 15th. The state will notify students between mid-October and November if they have received an award.

There is no limit for how many students a school can nominate and awards will be given out on a first come, first served basis. In Pennsylvania, with nearly 700,000 college students, PHEAA estimates tens of thousands of students will qualify for these grants, but expects about 3,600 students will actually receive an award based on the low state allocation for this program.

Students should be doing everything possible to lower their college debt and I am pleased the Commonwealth has introduced another resource for those looking to continue their education after high school. Oftentimes, middle income students do not qualify for state grants because there are other students in more financially desperate situations. The Ready to Succeed Scholarships offer these middle income students a new opportunity for financial freedom.

To learn more about if you are eligible for one of these scholarships or how to apply, please contact your college or university’s Financial Aid Office.

Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation has a tremendous website that serves as a portal for a large number of scholarships offered to Allegheny county residents. This site is HIGHLY recommended. Create an account and see which scholarships are available to you and apply right through the website.
When you create an account you will see a list of scholarships available to you.

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships are awarded to students through either the Army, Air Force, or Navy.  Students receive full-tuition scholarships in exchange for an 8 year committment (4 of which during college) to a specific branch. Certain schools and programs are eligible for ROTC scholarships.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

CollegeBoard is offering opportunity scholarships. Learn more here: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/ The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action
  1. 1. Build Your College List: $500

    Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in. 

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  2. 2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

    Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. 

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  3. 3. Improve Your Score: $2,000

    Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. 

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  4. 4. Strengthen Your College List: $500

    Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools. 

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  5. 5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

    Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. 

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  6. 6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

    Apply to the schools you want to attend. 

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    7. Complete Your Journey: $40,000

    Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. 

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Good Orthodontics Smile Scholarship

Good Orthodontics is offering an in house scholarship program for high school seniors open to their past and current patients.   The winner of the Smile Scholarship will be determined by the content of an essay describing "How My GOOD Smile Has Influenced My Life".   The deadline for the essay is February 1, 2020.  Essays should be submitted directly to one of their offices.   Essays should be no more than 500 words.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is available to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities at school, the community or the workplace.   This scholarship will be awarding 52 students with a $10,000 Scholarship.  Information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/ The deadline for the online application is December 15, 2019.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Award

This scholarship is for students completing their high school year in 2020 who are planning careers in government service.   Each student must write a one-page essay and also have a letter of recommendation.   The scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.   Information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at http://gwcf.org/AppDownload.html  Must bbe postmarked before  January 15, 2020.

PA JCI Senate Scholarship Program

The PA JCI (Junior Chamber International) Senate is an organization affiliated with the PA Jaycees and the United States JCI Senate.   They are sponsoring two $500 Scholarships for senior students who reside in Pennsylvania.   The applications of these two recipients will be forwarded to the United States JCI Senate Foundation for consideration to receive an additional national grant of $1,000.  The application is in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at http://usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program  The deadline for application is January 24, 2020.

Carson Scholars Fund

The Carson Scholars Fund is a $1,000 scholarship offered for academic students in grades 9-11 that have a 3/75 or higher PGA for the current school year and are involved in community  service and demonstrate strong humanitarian quantities.  Thomas Jefferson High School may nominate one student to be considered for this award.  If you would like to be considered for nomination, see Mr. Kilcoyne in the Counseling Office by December 10, 2019.  Interested students must submit a resume and a 1 page essay explaining community service they've been or plan to be involved in.  Information is available in the scholarship binder and at http://carsonscholars.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarships

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Vegetarian Resource Group will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.   Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish or fowl.   Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.   Deadline is February 20, 2020.   Information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program

The Simon Foundation Youth Community Scholarship is being offered to students living in proximity of a Simon Property Mall or Community Center and are planning to enroll in a full-time accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.  Scholarship amounts are $1,500.   Students must apply online at  http://programs.applyists.com/syf/   The deadline for the application is February 19, 2020. 

The Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship Program

The Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship Program has several $2,000-$4,000 Scholarships open to seniors this year.   A grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required and students must complete an essay highlighting their community/school service.  Application packets are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at    The deadline for application is the last day of February, 2020.https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050062/en-ca/files/sitepage/scholarship-opportunities/the-bob-williams-memorial-rotary-scholarship/The-Bob-Williams-Memorial-Rotary-Scholarship-Program-Application-For-2019-20.pdf

PA Burglar and Fire Alarm Association Scholarship

The PBFAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program is designed to recognize the achievement of worthwhile students who are children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel.   The State award is $1,000 and the National Award is $7,500 for first place.   Applications are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Department or at http://esaweb.org/ysapplyPA  The deadline for applications is April 10, 2020.

National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship

 The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will be awarding scholarships of $4,000 to five very deserving 2020high school seniors.   Senior athletes who have high academic achievement, financial need, athletic ability at the varsity level and an anticipated June 2020 graduation date are encouraged to apply.   Students may apply online or download an application at 0673FC8867E7/NationalItalianAmericanSportsHallofFameapplication.pdf The deadline for entries is January 13, 2020.

The Giant Oaks Garden Club Scholarship

The Giant Oaks Garden Club Scholarship ($1,000) - Seniors who plan to study gardening and/or its related fields such as:  agronomy; biology (not students planning a career in the medical field); botany, city planning conservation, environmental control, environmental science, floriculture; forestry, land architecture, land management, plant pathology or an allied subject.  Application packets are available in the guidance office (scholarship binder) or at http://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/578D9548-B069-4F1A-A6B8-94360F1A70EB/giantoaksscholarship.pdf
The deadline for the scholarship is April 1st. 

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship

The GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Foundation and GE, is offering $10,000 renewable scholarships--up to $40,000 total per recipient to high school seniors in the United States.   This scholarship is open to students who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship similar to those exhibited by President Ronald Reagan.  Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited four year college or university in the United States.   For more information visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/information.php   The deadline is January 3, 2020, or until 25,000 applications are submitted.

The Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service

The Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh awards grants to students who reside in the Greater Pittsburgh area.   Any Jewish high school senior who demonstrates financial need is eligible to apply.   For the school year 2019-2020, the Central Scholarship will be using an online application process.   The online application is available at https://www.jfcspgh.org/services/scholarships/   Information is available in the guidance office.   The deadline for application is February 12, 2020.

Burger King McLamore Foundation

High School seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S. can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for 2019-2020.   Seniors must have a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, be passionate about serving the community and plan to enroll full time at a 2 or 4 year school.  Apply online at https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/ by December 15, 2019.

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship is worth $20,000 for eligible student athletes!   Students must be entering college in the fall of 2019 at a four year college or university; have a minimum gpa of 3.0 and must be involved in high school sports, intramural sports or community-based sports.   The scholarship deadline is January 3, 2020.   Information can be found in the scholarship binder in the Guidance Office or at https://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/

B. Kenneth Simon Free Enterprise Scholarship (RMU)

Seniors with a 3.0 GPA and 1170 or better SAT score who are considering attending Robert Morris University in the Fall are invited to apply for the B. Kenneth Simon Free Enterprise Scholarship worth $44,000 over four years. Deadline to apply is December 14, 2019.   More information is available at https://rmu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/bk-simon  In addition to the application, interested students will also have to submit a research paper of 2,500 to 3,000 words which will be due to the committee February 28, 2020.

The Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion Fund

Seniors interested in pursuing a career in Fashion Design are invited to review the information for the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion Fund scholarship (The Pittsburgh Foundation) at http://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/1867 
 Students must apply online by March 31, 2020.

Imagine America Foundation Scholarship

The Imagine America Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing post-secondary education at career colleges across the United States.   Each year, every high school may select five graduating seniors to receive the $1,000 scholarship.   If interested please apply online at https://www.imagine-america.org/students/scholarships-education/highschoolscholarships/ 
Current Seniors have until December 31st to apply.   High school graduates of the next year can start applying on January 1st.

Trib Total Media Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship

Tribune-Review managing editor Jim Borden was a dedicated, passionate newsman who was known for his unquenchable curiosity and his desire to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." 
The Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship will be dedicated to the development of young reporters, helping them grow as journalists and as people. The scholarship will not only provide financial assistance of up to $7500 per year but will include a guaranteed yearly internship and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment. 
The scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication with a primary residence in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Qualified applicants can apply online at https://tribtotalmedia.com/jim-borden-memorial-scholarship/ 
Must complete summer internship(s) at Trib Total Media. Applications are due December 31, 2019. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.
Porch.com is offering up to a $3,000 to eligible students.
  • You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States.You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.
Winners will be selected randomly from students that submit an application through the form linked below:

PACAC Scholarship

The PACAC Scholarships are each a one-year non-renewable scholarship for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools. This scholarship is intended to support a student's goal of continuing his or her education. High school seniors will be selected based on:
  • Academic performance in a college prep curriculum
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first semester of senior year
Deadline is January 15, 2020. Applications are available here:  https://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship
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