This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.
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.
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. Build Your College List: $500
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2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000
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5. Complete the FAFSA: $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
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Seniors who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity are invited to view the information on the 2020Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program. The scholarships are given to deserving students and range in award from $7,000 to $25,000. If you are interested, please check out the scholarship binder or On-line applications are due by April 15 https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
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
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.
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.
PA American Water Stream of Learning Scholarship
PA American Water 's Stream of Learning Scholarship worth $1,000 is available for seniors who reside in the company's service area (ten scholarships). Students must plan a course of study in environmental science, biology, chemistry or engineering at a two or four-year college or technical school. Students must write a short essay, include a letter of recommendation and a high school transcript. Applicant's accumulative Quality Point Average at the end of the first semester of the senior year must be 3.0 or greater. Information is availabe in the scholarship binder or at: https://amwater.com/paaw/news-community/pa_news_feed/id/32
The deadline for postmarked application is April 3, 2020.
The Albert Breisinger Scholarship Award
The Albert Breisinger Scholarship is now available to seniors who reside in the West Jefferson Hills School District, who plan to pursue a career in Allied Health, Protective Service and/or Social Service occupations, and who will be attending a two or four year college, Nursing School and/or professional school offering bonafied programs in these career areas. The recipient will receive $300 per school year up to a maximum of four years. Annual renewal of the Scholarship will be based on evidence of continued enrollment and satisfactory performance. This scholarship is based on scholarship, leadership, community involvement and Career Aspirations. Applications are available from Mr. Kilcoyne in the Guidance Office or https://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/4https://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/42ABD76C-854D-4435-90B4-0673FC8867E7/AlbertBreisingerAwardScholarship.pdf2ABD76C-854D-4435-90B4-0673FC8867E7/AlbertBreisingerAwardScholarship.docx A deadline of Tuesday, April 28 has been determined.
Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund
Information has been received for the Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $16,000 to be paid at $4,000 per year to students of Italian heritage. The awards are renewable at $2,000 a semester provided the student maintains a 3.0 QPA. Information is available at https://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/42ABD76C-854D-4435-90B4-0673FC8867E7/pisfapplication2020.pdf
Applications are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or by clicking the link.
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 onthe scholarship website or at http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html
Deadline for application is April 22, 2020.
Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship
The 2020Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. The required qualifications are as follows: 12th grade student currently enrolled in high school; minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average; minimum of two volunteer activities in community service (letter of verification must be provided); write and and submit a 500-word essay about the history of the Negro Baseball League; and provide a school faculty member recommendation. The deadline for the application is May 1, 2020. Applications are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at https://12e97aef-8888-f611-3788-4d8178baa250.filesusr.com/ugd/ba1b55_da3ae91402a64a8399a3c999b8c1d4ee.pdf
Landmarks Scholarship Award
The Landmarks Scholarship Award is now available. The recipient of the award will receive $1,500 the first year, and the scholarship is renewable with a maximum grant of $6,000. Seniors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, who have been accepted at a college or university, live in Allegheny County and are interested in the history, architecture and/or landscape design of Allegheny County may apply. Applications are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at https://phlf.org/education-department/scholarships/
The deadline for application is April 21, 2020.
Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation Community Service Scholarship in memory of Jamie Ellenberger
The Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation Community Service Scholarship in memory of Jamie Ellenberger is now open. Scholarships are being offered to high school Seniors planning on attending an accredited two or four year post high school education program. This is a $10,000 scholarship specific to the greater Pittsburgh region. Applications are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or atfile:///C:/Users/chornyak/Documents/PMH%20foundation.pdf Applications must be received by April 24th.
G. Kenneth Crawford and Margaret B. Crawford Memorial Scholarship Fund
The G. Kenneth Crawford and Margaret B. Crawford Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships for post-secondary education of students who have graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. The scholarship is for one year only but students may "reapply" for subsequent years in which they are a full-time student. Applications are available from Mr. Kilcoyne in the Guidance Office or download: You can write neatly on the application instead of typing on it. Either option is acceptableom/42A0673FC8867E7/CopyofCrawfordMemorialScholarshipApplication2020_February242020.pdf
The deadline for submission to Mr. Kilcoyne is April 2, 2020. Recommendation letters must be originals.
Jefferson Hills intermediate PTA Scholarship
The Jefferson Hills Interemediate PTA is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It is open to students who meet the following criteria: graduating senior of Thomas Jefferson High School; completed fifth grade at Jefferson Hills IntermediateSchool; application and acceptance to post-secondary institution--college, university, technical or trade school. Applications are available from Mr. Kilcoyne in the Guidance Office or at http://filecabinet5.esc
hoolview.com/578D9548-B069-4F1A-A6B8-94360F1A70EB/19jeffersonpta.pdf Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, April 3rd, at 2:30 p.m.
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.
American Association of Drilling Engineers Scholarship
The American Association of Drilling Engineers is pleased to announce that 20 $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or above, scored at least a composite 27 on the ACT, or scored at least a minimum 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on the SAT, and be enrolled in a college in the Fall in Pennsylvania, Ohio or West Virginia. Applications are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at:
If you are able to secure this scholarship, you may become eligible to apply for subsequent years. The total potential AADE aid could amount to $7,000 over four years. The deadline for application is April 15, 2020, via email only ([email protected]
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 Kenneth G. Langfitt Memorial Scholarship
We are excited to present, on behalf of The Langfitt Family, a scholarship specific to Thomas Jefferson High School Students. The Kenneth G. Langfitt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one Thomas Jefferson High School senior in the form of a one-time $5,000 check made payable to the winner’s post-secondary school.
The Langfitt Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who personifies the values of the late Kenneth G. Langfitt and his family. The scholarship committee is seeking a student in good standing who is able to describe his/her passion and how that passion will be accomplished in the future. The successful applicant should be planning to pursue post-secondary education. The winner will be a student that otherwise might not be awarded a scholarship but through their current work ethic, active participation in extracurricular activities and desire to make a positive impact on the world proves to be deserving of an award.
Applications are available from Mr. Kilcoyne in the Guidance Office or 2020 Langfitt Application must be turned into Mr. Kilcoyne no later than Wednesday, April 1st. Interviews for selected finalists will be required and date will be announced.
Pennsylvania Land Surveyor Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Land Surveyor's Foundation is pleased to announce it's scholarship program for this year. This scholarship is for students intending to pursue, or who are currently pursuing, an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors. The applicant must be enrolled in or be accepted in either a two-year or four-year ABET Accredited Program in Surveying. The dollar amount will be based on the amount of funds available based on investments and donations. The application is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at https://www.psls.org/scholarship/ The deadline for applications is April 1st.
The Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Scholarship Program
The Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Scholarship Program is awarding three $500 Scholarships to students seeking to further their education by either enrolling in a college or university in an energy-related discipline or enrolling in an accredited Trade or Vocational Institution which offers industry-related training and skills. Application information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at https://sites.google.com/site/threeriversdeskderrick/calendar/scholarships
The deadline for application is June 30, 2020.
TJ Arts Founders' Award
The TJ Arts Foundation is again sponsoring the TJ Arts Founders' Award this year. This $500 award is conferred upon a most deserving Senior ITS (International Thespian Society) student who has been a leader in the performing arts at TJHS. The application is available online at http://www.tj-arts.org/founders-award/
Applications and all attachments are to be completed and submitted online by Monday, April 27th.
The Kathy Cecotti Memorial Scholarship (TJ Arts)
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a TJ Theatre student who best emulates the qualities that Kathy Cecotti fostered in her students. This scholarship was created in loving memory of a beloved theatre teacher who taught at Thomas Jefferson High School from 1994 until 2009. She was a teacher who created optimism in all that she did. Applications and all attachments are to be completed and submitted online at http://www.tj-arts.org/kathy-cecotti-memorial-scholarship/ by Monday, April 27th.
Matteo Music Scholarship (TJ Arts)
This $1,000 music scholarship was created by Joseph P. Matteo in 2014 to honor the Matteo Family. It is administered by TJ Arts. The scholarship will be awarded to a Senior who intends to pursue some aspect of music in college, and has a minimum GPA of 2.8. It is administered by TJ Arts. The application and all attachments are to be completed and submitted online at http://www.tj-arts.org/matteo-music-scholarship/ by April 27th
TJ Arts Scholarship
The TJ Arts Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a senior who intends to pursue the creative or performing arts in college. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Applications and all attachments are to be completed and submitted online at http://www.tj-arts.org/tj-arts-scholarship/
by April 27, 2020.
Beulah Frey Audobon Society
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is announcing the Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship for 2020. This $2,500 scholarship is available to a high school senior applying to a two or four year colleges/universities for the 2020 academic year to further their studies in environmentally-related fields. Payment is contingent upon entrance into a qualifying program of study. The deadline for application is May 4 2020. Information is available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office or at http://www.aswp.org/pages/awards
Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program
Seniors who plan to enroll and complete a career or technical program at a community college are encourages to apply for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship. The Association will award 1.020 scholarships with a maximum amount of $2,500 depending on the length of the program. Students must have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Students must apply online at http://application.horatioalger.org/. The deadline for application is April 15th.
Edward Z. and Florence G. Bartolomeo Memorial Scholarship
Graduating Seniors at Thomas Jefferson High School are invited to apply for this scholarship. The financial award will be given to a student who plans to attend either a two-year or four-year college or university.
This scholarship is being established this year in memory of Edward Z. and Florence G. Bartolomeo by their family. The recipient will receive an award to be distributed during the winner's freshman year.
Applications will open on January 17th. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 13thst. Selected finalists will interview with Mr. Bartolmeo as part of the decision process. The application will be available through this website:
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship for seniors in the amount of $4,000 ($1,000 per academic year for four years). This scholarship is for a student who has demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity or other difficult life circumstances, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. The deadline is April 15th. Applications are available in the scholarship binder and at http://www.berniematthewsopportunityfoundation.org/
The Frances L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Frances L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to students who plan to attend college or an accredited career or technical school. Students must apply online at http://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/1703 The deadline for application is March 31st.
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.
Eric Holzworth Memorial Scholarship
The Eric Holzworth Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship. The winner of this scholarship will be a TJ student athlete. Applicants will be asked to submit 1 letter of recommendation from a coach and 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher. Applications are available on the scholarship website. The deadline to apply is April 20thth. https://sites.google.com/a/wjhsd.net/eric-holzworth-memorial-scholarship/
The Harry A. Anton Memorial Scholarship
The Harry A. Anton Memorial Scholarship will be a $500 scholarship. In order to apply students must be planning to pursue a health-related career field and must maintain at least a 3.0 QPA. Applications are available at the scholarship website. The deadline to apply is April 8th. https://sites.google.com/a/wjhsd.net/harry-a-anton-memorial-scholarship/
Worgul Law Firm Scholarship
The Worgul Law Firm Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is now available. Students must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a college, university or graduate school across the United States, maintain a 3.0 or higher, and have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, high initiative to further their education and a strong academic performance. Information and the application are available at https://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/worgul-law-firm-scholarship-application/
Applications must be received by May 31. 2020.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are offering a $1,000 Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words and be sent by email at scholarships at abbotandfenner.com. Visit the scholarship binders or the website for the direct link. Deadline is June 12, 2020. .http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php
Epilepsy Association of Western PA Scholarships
Information has been received from the Epilepsy Foundation regarding their 2020 scholarship. Seniors continuing their education at a post-secondary academic or vocational program after graduation that have a diagnosis of epilepsy or a seizure disorder are invited to visit the scholarship binder or the website at Information has been received from the Epilepsy Foundation regarding their 2020 scholarship. Seniors continuing their education at a post-secondary academic or vocational program after graduation that have a diagnosis of epilepsy or a seizure disorder are invited to visit the scholarship binder or the website at http://www.eawcp.org/programs/ProgramsScholarship.xml
The Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship Fund
Seniors who are involved in some way with the performing arts and are planning on attending two or four years at an accredited school are invited to view the information on the Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship Fund of the The Pittsburgh Foundation online at
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.
Cameron Impact Scholarship - Juniors
the Cameron Impact Scholarhip is a merit-based undergraduat scholarship for imcomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their family, friends, and the greater society. Criteria - have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7, excel in extracurriular activities, exhibit strong leadership qualities, demonstrate active participation in community service, be a citizen of the United States. Deadline is May 22, 2020
Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund
This fund will serve as a legacy to honor our passion for encouraging and supporting
talented high school students who want to pursue an education in the performing arts.
This annual scholarship program is now accepting applicants. 12th grade students with an interest in the performing arts to apply. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $4,000, and are based on the student’s talent, financial need, scholastic merit, and
school and community involvement. Prior to submitting a scholarship application, the student must have applied to an accredited college,university or conservatory that offers a four-year program in music or performing arts. After reviewing the applications, a Scholarship Committee will interview and audition each semi-finalist. The auditionswill be held on May 20, 2020.
MARGIE LIBERATI MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP(TJ ARTS)
This scholarship is administered by TJ Arts. The MARGIE LIBERATI MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP is offered to a graduating senior from Thomas Jefferson High School who loves music and wants to study it in college. On behalf of the Liberati family, TJ Arts will award the $1,000 scholarship to a senior who will study vocal performance, instrumental music, musical theater, music production, music composition, music education or another music-related major at the collegiate level. Candidates for this scholarship must enroll in an eligible educational institution in pursuit of further training in some aspect of music.This $1,000 sholarship will be awarded to a senior who intends to pursue some aspect of music in http://www.tj-arts.org/margie-liberati-memorial-music-scholarship/
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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!