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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.
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 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
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2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000
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4. Strengthen Your College List: $500
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5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
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6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000
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7. Complete Your Journey: $40,000
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More
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.
PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is offering scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to $2,000. Students must have at least one parent or grandparent of Hispanic ancestry, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be accepted into a post-high school educational institution, and write an essay.
Applications: http://pmahcc.org/Scholarship-ProgramDeadline for application is April 30, 2020.http://pmahcc.org/Scholarship-Program
The Pearce Law Firm - Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship
The Pearce Law Firm - Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship is open to high school students in the State of PA who have been accepted to a college or university and have aspirations of attending law school after college. The Scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,500 . Applications must be submitted, in full, by May 31, 2020, online. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at http://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship
Vocational Training for Girls Fund (The Pittsburgh Foundation)
This is a scholarship through the Pittsburgh Foundation for vocational training for students who demonstrate financial need who reside in Allegheny County through the Pittsburgh Foundation. Preference will be given to qualified females. Information is available at https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/1128 The deadline for application is March 31, 2020.
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
The Pittsburgh ASM Chapter - Owen M. Katz High School Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded 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. The scholarship is $1,500. Information is available at:
http://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/42ABD76C-854D-4435-90B4-0673FC8867E7/OwenM.KatzHighSchooolScholarship.pdf The deadline for application is February 20, 2020.
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 Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) Scholarship
The American Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) is sponsoring a scholarship for high school seniors who are enrolled and accepted in college for Fall of 2019 who are planning to major in either mathematics, physics or astronomy. A scholarship package and information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or here: http://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/42ABD76C-854D-4435-90B4-0673FC8867E7/aaapscholarship.pdf Deadline for submission is April 1, 2020.
The Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship Program
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.
Student-View Scholarship Program
The 2019 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four year college, community college or career school. Information is available in the scholarship binder in the Guidance Office or at http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html
Deadline for application is April 22, 2020.
Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship (Clearview Credit Union)
Ten scholarships are available to Seniors planning on attending a college, university or educational institution during the fall of 2020in the amount of $1,500 each. Students can apply online at https://clearviewfcu.secure-platform.com/a The deadline for application is March 1, 2020.
The Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship
This Scholarship is for Juniors interested in Sports Medicine. Applications are now available for the "2020" Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program" with Mr. Kilcoyne in the Guidance Office and at https://www.upmc.com/services/sports-medicine/services/athletic-training/scholarships Students must apply online. This great opportunity is for a junior student to be awarded $2,000 in return for a six week internship at the Center for Sports Medicine. The recipient must have transportation to the clinic during the summer internship. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Southwest PASBO Scholarship
The PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) if offering a $2,500 scholarship. The awarding of all scholarships will be based upon academic merit, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities. The application packet is available from Mr. Kilcoyne in the Counseling Department or at 0673FC8867E7/SouthwestPASBOScholarshipApplication20201.pdf
. All completed applications are to be returned to Mr. Kilcoyne in the Guidance Office by Wednesday, April 15, 2020 for further consideration.
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.
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.
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
Current Seniors have until December 31st to apply. High school graduates of the next year can start applying on January 1st.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Learn More The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post–high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs. The foundation is the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and their mission is to provide scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine or Navy Corpsmen. In the 2019-20 academic year alone, they awarded over $8.2 million to more than 2,360 students, and will provide a similar level of support in the 2020-21 academic year. Their scholarships are for students currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate degree or career-focused program. Scholarship awards are need-based, and every eligible applicant receives a scholarship. The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, go to https://mcsf.org/apply. Thank you for helping connect students with this opportunity. Email Scholarship@mcsf.org with questions, or call 866-496-5462.
Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance - Gettysburg College
George Lieber, at the age of 16, prided himself on beingpart of hte French resistance. Perhaps because of that involvement, he and his family were identified and taken by the Nazis, andon July 3, 1944, Georges was deported to Auschwitz, where he was murdered. To make a blessing of Georges Liber's memory, please articulate an issue on or of resistance that you have encountgred and analyze what it has taught you about resistance and yourself. Note that hte most engaging essays often reflect deply on a particularly meaningful experience or episode in one's life.
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Tip - Don’t be afraid to apply for scholarships that require essays! Too often students don’t want to write essays, so there ends up being a ton of money left on the table for those scholarships that require essays!