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Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may  APPLY HERE through 5 pm est on Thursday, October 31, 2020. 

American Legion Essay Contest

Information has been received regarding the 202 Pennsylvania American Legion 86TH Annual Essay Contest.   Students in Grade 9 through 12 are eligible.   The subject for the contest is "WHAT DOES THE 26TH AMENDMENT MEAN TO ME?"  .  There are 6 scholarships listed with prizes  ranging from $7,500 to $500  Fore more information, see the Scholarship WEBSITE on the counseling Office page   of the district website or at https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/essay/ If interested in participating in the Oratorical Contest see Mr. Kilcoyne by Monday, November 16, 2020. Essays must be submitted by Monday, November 16, 2020. The school will select one winner to be the school representative for the local competition.

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship is awarded to local high school seniors with a strong caddie background. To be eligible to apply for a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, all applicants must meet the following requirements: a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. Deadline is October 30th. Applications are accepted at http://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.7512567/k.47CB/Evans_Scholarship_Application.htm

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.

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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Prudential Spirit of Community Award 2021

If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $5,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington DC, next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  This award is open to all high school students with community or volunteer service.  Applications are online at https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply Completed applications are due to Mr. Kilcoyne in the guidance office by Monday, October 19th. 

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Seniors looking for scholarships:   Check out the scholarship website on the Counseling page on district website  for the 2021 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship.  Deadline is November 15th.  You do not have to be a member of the Elks to apply for scholarships being offered between $1,000 and $12,000. The application is available at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

The VFW is sponsoring a scholarship for students that have a Vision for America.   The grand prize for this competition is $30,000, with local scholarships of $1,000 to $16,000.    To enter, you will need to record a 3-5 minute audio essay.  Please see the flyer for complete guidelines. at https://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/?Action=SkipLogin&   All submissions are due no later than October 31, 2020. The topic for 2021.  " IS THIS THE COUNTRY THE FOUNDERS ENVISIONED?"    Information available on the district scholarship website.

 

Firevest Scholarships

The Allegheny County Fire Volunteer Education, Service and Training Scholarship Program (FireVest) will again be accepting applications for 200 full scholarships for an associates degree or certificate program at CCAC.   Applicants must be a current member in good standing of an eligible volunteer fire company.  Application  is available atfirevest-application.pdf Annual application deadlines are November 15 (spring) term and May 15 (fall term).

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 $750 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 on the district website or at http://usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program  The deadline for application is January 22, 2021.

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.
 

AES Engineering


Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?   Essays my be submitted to [email protected]..  for more information open the following link:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php  Deadline is October 5, 2020.


Equitable Excellence Foundation Scholarship

The Equitable Excellence Foundation Scholarship formerly known as the AXA Achievement Scholarship will award $2,500, $20,000 and $25,000 scholarships to seniors who demonstrate high achieving leadership qualities in school, community or the workplace.  Information is available at https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship .  Deadline is December 15, 2020.

Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sourcesis a national website that allows you to enter criteria and learn about different scholarships for which you might be eligible.Tuition Funding Sources

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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!