2014-2015 Scholarships
"Gift of Life" Scholarship
  • Will be awarded at May Day
  • Applications can be found in Guidance Office and are due no later than May 6, 2015
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Beta Zeta Chapter
  • Must be a female senior
  • Must be planning to major in education
  • Must submit application, transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, and a 500 word essay
  • Applications can be found in the Guidance Office and are due April 15, 2015
California Area School District Foundation Scholarships
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must include a resume, two letters, of recommendation, high school transcript, and completed application
  • For more information on the following scholarships, please see Mrs. Loskey:
    • California Area School District Foundation Scholarship ($500)
    • Catherine Kulak DeAntonio Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Natalie J. Kulak Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
    • Career and Technical Scholarship ($500)
    • Col. Drew Bryner Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Richard M. and Barbara M. Webb Scholarship ($1,000)
    • Lori Confer Martin Creative/Performing Scholarship ($500)
    • Carolyn King Kash Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Andy M. Bryner Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • The MacFann Family Scholarship ($250)
    • Friends of the Foundation Scholarship ($250)
    • Masonic Scholarship ($250)
    • The Richard Niccolai Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Darrell Dobas Memorial Scholarship ($250)
    • California Presbyterian Church Scholarship ($300)
  • Applicants will be informed on the time and date of their interview
  • Everything must be turned in to Mrs. Loskey or Mrs. Lincoski by April 15, 2015
Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund
  • Application in Guidance Office or online at www.pitalsf.org
  • $16,000  scholarship
  • Certain colleges/universities will match the funds
  • At least one parent must be of Italian descent
  • Applications are due by April 3, 2015

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) Scholarship

  • Only three applicants from each district will be accepted from each school
  • Applications in guidance office

  • Deadline is April 2, 2015

John Barbero Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a senior going into education or broadcasting field and be a member of the Mon Valley YMCA
  • Essay of 250 words or less
  • Academic transcript needed
  • Applications can be found in the Guidance Office and are due by April 1, 2015

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship
  • $1,000 to high school senior who is enrolled to study astronomy, physics, or mathematics
  • Application is in Guidance Office and is due by April 1, 2015
Mon Valley Nurses' Association
  • $1,600 nursing scholarship to a high school senior
  • Application in Guidance Office and due by April 1, 2015

Champion International Scholarship
  • Multiple $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors
  • Essay must be included
  • Application can be found in Guidance Office and are due by April 1, 2015
California Area High School/ Mon Valley Hospital Registered Nurse Scholarship
  • One (1) scholarship will be awarded to a senior from California Area High School who has enrolled in a post-secondary National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited school
  • Essay must be included with GPA of .325 or higher
  • Applications can be found in Guidance Office and are due by April 1, 2015
Washington County Community Foundation Scholarships
  • All scholarships must be submitted electronically
  • Available scholarships:
    • Chapman Family Scholarship Fund
    • John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund
    • Curtis Wachter Scholarship Fund
    • CAS / Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund
    • Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund
    • Washington Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship
    • Sam & Bev Minor Fund
  • Application deadline: April 1, 2015
  • *** If you are applying to more than one scholarship, only ONE FAFSA and ONE transcript is necessary***
  • If you are going to a technical/trade school, please be sure to apply for the Chapman Family Scholarship Fund
  • To apply, go online to www.wccf.net

  Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Mon Valley Quilt Club Scholarship

  • Scholarships given to any senior continuing their education in the Arts in a two or four year college, or university, trade or technical school
  • Application and essay must be completed by March 31,2015
  • Application found in guidance office
  • For more information contact Sylvia Whiten at (724)-483-2805

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarships awarded to seniors on a basis of financial need, achademic achievement, and community involvement

  • Nationwide program

  • Application can be downloaded from the Tzu Chi website at http://www.us.tzu.org

  • Deadline is March 31,2015

Pennsylvania School Counselor’s Association (PSCA) Scholarship

  •   One senior student will receive a scholarship
  • Must write an essay on how a school counselor made a difference in his/her academic, career, and/ or emotional development

  • Visit www.psca-web.org for more information

  • Deadline is March 29,2015

Edgar Snyder Scholarship

  • Multimedia presentation that discourages underage drinking and drunk driving
  • Application and presentation must be postmarked by March 27,2015 
  • Visit www.EdgarSnyder.com/scholarship.com  for more information

Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) Scholarship

  • One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a senior student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment

  • Award must be used for a post-high school education program

  • Application must be returned to the PAMS office by close of business, March 20, 2015

  • Applications in guidance office

2015 Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

  • Awarded to high school seniors looking to further their studies in an environmentally related field
  • Eligible for seniors applying to a two to four year college or university
  • To apply visit www.asap.org on or before April 30, 2015
Antioch College Scholarship
  • Several applicants may receive full tuition for four years
  • Must complete first generation college student online application by February 1, 2015
Marist College Scholarship
Clarion University Scholarship
  • $4,000-$28,000 available to many applicants over 4 year time period 
  • Must attend Clarion University
  • Students with a cumulative 3.25 GPA and a 1050 SAT(critical reading and math scores) or 23 ACT guaranteed a $1,000 Clarion Academic Scholarship renewable up to four years as long as:
  • Student maintains 3.0 GPA at Clarion University
  • Student continues progress toward the degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 24 credits per academic year)
  • Student's family annually completes FAFSA

PACB Foundation Scholarship
  •  Scholarships are worth $1,000 
  • Applicant must be a high school senior attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis
  • Must be child of full-time employees or directors of member financial institutions
  • See Guidance Counselor for more information
HotelsCheap.org Scholarship

The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Scholarship
  • Must be a high school senior
  • For those interested in studying in the communication fields such as journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc
  • Must have a GPA or 3.0 or higher and be accepted to a two-year or four-year college, vocational-technical school, or other institution of higher learning
  • Scholarship gives three (3) one-year scholarships worth $1,000 each
  • Essay, transcripts, and reccomendation letters required
  • Deadline: March 13, 2015
  • Please see Mrs. Loskey for more information
Italian-American Scholarship
  • Eight (8) or more scholarships valued at $3,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors
  • Preference will be given to students whose parents are both of Italian descent
  • At least one parent should be of full Italian descent
  • Must have at least a 3.5 QPA
  • Need a reccomendation letter
  • Show record of a challenging cirriculum and leadership in co-curricular activities
  • To receive the scholarship, winners must provide a copy of their letter from the college of thier choice indicating that they are registered as a freshman for Fall 2015
  • Please see Mrs. Loskey for more information and the application
  • Deadline: March 6, 2015
Outstanding Asian American Student Award
  • All Asian American students in 11th and 12th grade are eligible
  • See Mrs. Loskey for application
  • Deadline: Must be received by February 6, 2015
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) Scholarship
  • One (1) scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded
  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must be enrolled at a four year college or university with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree
  • Must have at least a 3.25 GPA
  • Must complete an application, personal statement (1 page in length) explaining why he/she should be the recipient of the award. Can you cite a past experience that lead you to persue this career? 
  • Award will be announced and winner notified by May 1, 2015
  • Deadline for application is April 1, 2015
  • Applications are available in Guidance office


Giant Oaks Garden Club Scholarship

  • One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior who plans to study gardening and/or its related fields including but not limited to Biology, Forestry, and Enviornmental Science
  • Students planning a career in Pre-Med, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing or a Medical Field would not qualify for the Garden Club Scholarship
  • Application deadline is April 1, 2015
  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office
  • More information on this scholarship and other scholarships can be found at www.pagardenclubs.org
Blackwood Music Scholarship
  • $25,000 available to many applicants varying in amounts from $2,000 to $5,000
  • Must be a high school senior intending to persue a career in instrumental music performance
  • Selected participants will be required to appear at Heinz Hall on March 8, 2015 for a personal interview and audition before a panel of musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and are responsible to bring their own istruments 
  • Selected participants will be informed immediately following the audition will be required to perform at a recitial at Blackwood in Harrisville, PA on May 17, 2015
  • Application deadline is February 1, 2015
  • For more information, please visit http://www.blackwoodmusic.org/ and click on the Scholarships link
Muhlenberg College Renewable Scholarships
  • Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Scholarship - $40,000 per year
    • Five (5) scholarships awarded to the Fall 2015 incoming freshman
  • Presdiential Merit Scholarship - $10,000 to $18,000 per year
  • Commitment to Excellence Scholarship - $1,000 to $9,000 per year
  • Talent Awards in the Performing and Visual Arts - $1,000 to $4,000 per year
  • Honors Program Stipends - $4,000 per year
  • For more information, please visit www.muhlenberg.edu
PA Association of Educational Office Professionals Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
  • $500 scholarship for PA high school senior
  • Must persue higher education for business related field
  • Letters of reccomendation needed (see criteria on website below)
  • Deadline is March 1, 2015
  • Please visit http://paeop.com/page/71 for criteria and other information
First Commonwealth Bank Time to be First Scholarship
  • Must be a high school senior who has participated on an atheltic team or club
  • Applicants are asked to write a 500 word or less essay detailing how they put their community first by being engaged in community support activities, how they strive to put their athletics first and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom
  • $1,000 scholarsips will be awarded to twenty (20) applicants
  • Deadline is March 13, 2015
  • Winners will be notified on May 1, 2015
  • Children of First Commonwealth Bank and WPIAL offices are not eligible to apply
  • To register and for more information, visit https://www.fcbanking.com/banking/personal/TTBF-Application.html

Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest
  • Must be a high school senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university in Fall 2015
  • Must fill out an application and submit a presentation that discourages underage drinking and driving OR texting while driving
  • Must submit application, recent photo, and presentation
  • 1st place - $10,000 2nd place - $5,000 3rd place - $2,500
  • Must be postmarked by March 27, 2015
  • For more information, visit www.edgarsnyder.com/scholarship
Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship
  • 1st place -  $2,500      2nd place - $1,500   3rd-8th place - $1,000
  • Must be a high school senior with a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder
  • Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program
  • Must attend school full-time in the 2015-2016 school year
  • Scholarships wil be presented at the EFWCP Family Run/Walk in Ju;y at PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Deadline is March 15, 2015 
  • For more information, please visit Mrs. Loskey


Public Housing Authorities Directors Association Scholarship
  •  Three scholarships will be awarded:
    • 30th Annual Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship - $7,000
      • Winner will receive a trip for him/herself and one parent/guardian to attend PHADA's Annual Convention on May 5, 2015 in San Francisco, CA
    • Freedm and Civil Rights Scholarship - $5,000
      • Personal essay required
    • SACs Software/Scott Accounting and Computer Services, Inc. Scholarship - $5,000
  • Must be a high school senior living in public or assisted housing at a PHADA member agency
  • Must have at least a "B" average
  • Essay, school transcript,and two letters of reccomendation needed
  • Deadline for application(s) is January 12, 2015
  • For more information, visit Mrs. Loskey

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
  • For creative coders, hackers, designers, and technical young women
  • Each National winner receives:
    • $500 cash
    • a laptop computer
    • trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards ceremony in Charlotte, NC in March 2015
    • engraved award for student and student's school
  • Apply online at www.aspirations.org until November 2, 2014

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships (all due March 1, 2015)
  • CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP - five (5) $3,500, five (5) $3,000, and five (5) $2,500 scholarships to high school students who are direct descendants of U.S. wartime verterans
  • SPIRIT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS - five (5) $5,000 scholarships awarded to Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary that have been junior members for the last three years
  • NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - five (5) $2,000 are awarded to people who are part of The American Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or pick up where they left off
  • JAMES H. PARKE MEMORIAL YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP - $20,000 scholarship for a high school student who has volunteered at least 100 hrs in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system during the past year
  • SAMSUNG SCHOLARSHIPS - ALA Girls State and American Legion Boys State citizens who are direct descendants of wartime veterans have an oppertunity to apply
  • THE AMERICAN LEGION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP - awarded to high school seniors whose parent(s) were of active-duty military, Guard, and Rescerve personnel who were federalized and died while serving our country on or after September 11, 2001
  • EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR AWARD - One (1) $10,000 and three (3) $2,500 scholarships awarded to outstanding Eagle Scouts
  • LEGION BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP - scholarships based on leadership and sportmanship are awarded to selected participants in The American Legion Baseball program


 Mount Aloysius College (Cresson, PA) Mercy Presidental Scholarship
  • 30 scholarships available
  • $48,000 is dispersed over a four-year period
  • Must demonstrate a solid academic record, commitment to home, school, and community
  • Must possess leadership abilities, participate in extra-cirricular activities, volunteer, and be involved in community service projects
  • For more information, visit www.mtaloy.edu
Oliver L. Johnson and William A. Lester Families Fund
  • Must use scholarship at 2 year, 4 year, or technical school
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Write and submit a 300 word essay setting forth the factors that have contributed to both your successes and failures in life, mentioning any specific individual(s) who has provided you with a positive role model. Include your vision of the goals toward which you would like to strive upon the completion of your formal education.
  • For more information visit http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org/node/1680


National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship
  • Individual scholarships of $5,000 given to five (5) graduating seniors
  • Criteria:
    • High academic achievement
    • Financial need
    • Athletic ability at the varsity level
    • Anticipated June 2015 graduation
  • Deadline is January 15, 2015
  • For more information, please visit Mrs. Loskey

First National Bank Scholarship
  • Open a Student Checking Account and earn $50.00 bonus (ends September 30, 2014)
  • Enter drawing to win $5,000

Coca Cola Scholarship 2014

  • Awards up to $20,000
  • Open August 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014
  • CURRENT high school student (or home-schooled) in the United States
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of the application
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Carrying a minimum of 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school
  • Applicants MAY NOT be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidaries
  • To apply, visit http://www.coca-cola-scholarship
Last Modified on April 3, 2015