Scholarships & Awards

Last Updated: 3/11/2020 5:32 PM

Scholarship information is available in the Counseling/Main Office. Available scholarships will be updated as the deadlines are passed and new scholarships become available. We will also include any scholarships that have been sent to POASHS in your newsletters.

 

Many of the local scholarships will not be available until the end of winter/early spring. However, the Internet can also be a wonderful resource for scholarship hunting. Good places to create a profile include www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com.  These sites allow students to make a profile that will match student information with available scholarships that they can apply for. There are scholarships for everyone!!

 

 

Current Scholarships Available:  (shown in chronological order by due date)

 

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition:  Open to all students in grades 9-12. Students must complete application and write an essay on “What Makes America Great”. Students must record themselves reading their essay to an audio CD or flash drive. Recordings can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019. Our local Osceola Mills VFW will be awarding each student $25 just for entering. Applications available in the office.

 

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Applications completed online at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. This national scholarship is for seniors who have made a meaningful contribution to their community through volunteer services. Deadline: Nov. 5, 2019.

 

 

Woman’s Transportation Seminar Scholarship presented by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Woman’s Transportation Seminar: Open to female students considering a transportation related career field including: Planners, Engineers, Economists, Scientist, Computer/IT GIS Mapper, CADD Specialist, Manager, Construction Public Relations, Geologists, Air Traffic Controllers, Survey Public Policy, Finance, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologists, Sociologists, and more. Deadline: Nov. 12, 2019.  Application & additional information available at http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/ 

 

 

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College-Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship:  Scholarship is valid for one associate degree and is renewable each academic semester. Award is $1,000 per semester. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019.  For more information, visit www.pennhighlands.edu/admissions/scholarships/

 

 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship:  Must have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership. Must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Deadline: Dec. 6, 2019.  For more information, visit www.comcastleadersandachieversscholarship.com.

 

 

Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships:

--Essay Contest open to students in grades 9-12. Topic: “Does the US Military receive the respect they deserve?”. Deadline: January 17, 2020.

--Oratorical contest open to students in grades 9-12. “A Constitutional Speech Contest”. Deadline: December 7, 2019.

--Debastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship is for a senior who is the child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased, who is a member of a school band and who will be seeking higher education with a major in music.

--Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarhips are for seniors who are child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased and who will be seeking a four year degree in a Pennsylvania college or university.

--Robert W. Valimont Endowment is for a senior who is child/grandchild of a Pennsylvanian Legionnaire who will be seeking a career that needs less than 2 years of training/schooling.

--Robert Trace Essay Contest is for students 15-18 years of age who are a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvanian Legionnaire living or deceased or a child of a Pennsylvania soldier killed as a result of war on terrorism. Essay topic is “Patriotism and Citizenship-What America means to me”.

--More information available in the office.

 

 

2020 Pennsylvania Moose Association Scholarship: Applicant’s father, mother, stepparent, grandparent or legal guardian must be a member of the Order in good standing. Application is available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: January 17, 2020.

 

 

AMVETS National Americanism Contest:  Essay Contest for students in Grades 9-12. Essay topic: “What does freedom mean to me?” Applications available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline: February 3, 2020.

 

 

W.G. “Turk” Jones Memorial Trust Fund and Claude Schickling Foundation Scholarships: Student must live in Clearfield County and must be planning to enter an environmental field relating to conservation, forestry or agriculture. Application available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: February 21, 2020.

 

 

PSECU Scholarship: Student must be a PSECU member by Monday, December 31, 2019. Applications available online at psecu.com/scholarships. Deadline: February 28, 2020.

 

 

Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarships: Student must be accepted and planning to attend the Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven University. Multiple scholarships are available. Application includes essay on “What influenced your decision to purse your major?”. More information is available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline: February 28, 2020

 

 

American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a 2019 Americanism Essay Contest. Topic: “How can we address the health and well-being of our veterans, military, and their families?” Contest is open to all students in Grades 9-12. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: March 1, 2020.

 

 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship: Applicant must be a senior, Pennsylvania resident with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student. Must have 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school, show commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need. More information is available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline: March 1, 2020.

 

 

First Commonwealth Bank Scholarships: Student must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 or 85% GPA or better. Application includes a 500 word or less essay detailing how you put their community first by being engaged in community support activities and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom. Applications available in the Counseling Office or online at www.fcbanking.com/scholarship  Deadline: March 2, 2020

 

 

Questeq Technology Award: Application includes application, essay describing how the applicant’s education has been influenced by the technology utilized in his/her district, leadership and service profile, two letters of recommendation. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline: March 12, 2020.

 

 

Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship: Student must be a Clearfield County resident, complete an application, provide copy of parents’ and applicants’ Federal Income Tax Return, and provide a letter of acceptance from the college he/she is attending.  Deadline: March 20, 2020

 

 

Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team Scholarship: Student must be a Clearfield county resident who will be pursuing a degree in a human services field. Student must show evidence of volunteer work. Application also requires a teacher recommendation and an essay. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: March 31, 2020.

 

 

Stream of Learning Scholarship:  Student must be living in Pennsylvania American Water’s service area, be planning on majoring in environmental science, biology, engineering or chemistry. Application available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 3, 2020 

 

 

Janet McCracken Hansard Memorial Scholarship: Student must be pursuing a degree in Social Work or related major. Application includes packet and essay on “How volunteering has affected my life.” Applications available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline: April 3, 2020.

 

 

YMCA Scholarship:  Student must be a graduating senior with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities, Must have a 3.0 GPA and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school. Applications available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline: April 3, 2020.

 

 

POESP Scholarship:  Student must be a relative of a current POESP member. This would include child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc. of a union member. Student must also be a member of the Senior Class and accepted to further schooling after graduation. Application available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 6, 2020

 

 

Centre County Foundation Scholarships:

Michael Davis Mattil Memorial Scholarship--The Next Step Scholarship: Open to all seniors planning to attend any post-secondary education including Bachelor’s degree, Associates’ Degree, Trade or Vocational Certification. Must complete Centre County Foundation general application online. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 10, 2020

 

William Keno Beezer Scholarship: Student must complete Centre County Foundation general application online. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 10, 2020

 

Colonel Gerald F. Russell Scholarship: Student must be child, grandchild, or sibling of a US military veteran. Must complete Centre County Foundation general application online. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 10, 2020

 

Virginia Higgins Suhey Scholarship: Student must have a GPA for 3.25 or higher, must demonstrate financial need. Must complete Centre County Foundation general application online. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 10, 2020

 

Scott Michael Long Scholarship: Scholarship is for students who want to further their education in the field of computers and music. Preference will be given to students enrolled at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center. Must complete Centre County Foundation general application online. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 10, 2020

 

Centre County Bar Association: Student must be in good academic standing, must have completed at least 50 hours of community service. Must complete Centre County Foundation general application online. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 10, 2020

 

 

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program: Applicants must be enrolled in a 2 year (or less) career or technical degree/certificate program in the Fall that will lead to employment, attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution, and demonstrate financial need. Application is available online at application.horationalger.org. Priority Deadline: April 15, 2020

 

 

“Shine the Light” Scholarship by United Electric Cooperative, Inc.: Open to any student planning to attend a university or technical school next year. Parents/guardians must be a member of the United Electric Cooperative, Inc. An application along with a copy of the student’s acceptance letter, tuition bill, and current transcript must be submitted. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 15, 2020.

 

 

The Clearfield County Counselors’ Association Scholarship: Application is available to seniors who are entering a helping profession such as teaching, counseling, health care, etc.  Deadline: April 24, 2020.

 

 

SPE Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Student must be a Centre County resident, planning to attend a trade or technical school, and complete an online application on the Centre Foundation website. Deadline: April 30, 2020

 

 

Philipsburg KIWANIS Scholarship: Scholarship application is now available in the Counseling Office.  Requires a completed application, an essay “What Community Service Means to Me”, and three letters of reference.  Deadline: May 1, 2020.

 

 

The Richard Condo “Don’t Ever Give Up” Scholarship:  Student must be accepted and planning to attend an accredited college, university, technical or trade school. Application includes essay and is available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: May 1, 2020.

 

 

Osceola Mills Veterans’ Organization 2020 Scholarships--Frank Wawrynovic Memorial Scholarship, Martin Hillis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Osceola Mills Veterans Scholarships (2), Christopher Reed Memorial Scholarship, VFW Post 5020 Scholarships,& Osceola Mills Veterans Scholarships (2):  Applicant must be related to a current or past member of the military, must be accepted to a two or four year program of post-secondary study, show evidence of community service, and provide contact information for questions from the review committee. Deadline: May 1, 2020

 

 

iRONman Scholarship: Student must be attending a trade school, community college, or other accredited university. Parent/guardian must be a member of the Moose or a Union member. Application includes essay. Deadline: May 1, 2020

 

 

Taylor Harpster T-HARP Memorial Scholarship Fund: Student must be planning to further your education by attending a college, university, or trade school, be in good standing in school and community, be involved in extra-curricular activities in PO school district or in the community. Must also submit 2 letters of recommendation and a short essay. More information available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: May 1, 2020

 

 

Meghan E. Deininger Endowment Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend a post-secondary institution and major in Culinary Arts, Culinary and Restaurant Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality Management, or similar major. Application includes transcript, work history, community or volunteer work, two letters of recommendation, and a written essay. Deadline: May 1, 2020.

 

 

Les Edmondson Scholarship: Student must participate in at least one athletic sport, be enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college or university or accredited technical college or institute, submit an essay, and complete application. Applications available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: May 1, 2020.

 

 

Bill Dix Music Prize: Student must display a genuine love of music, be utilizing a musical talent--be it voice, dance, instrument, or other--must plan to continue a musical activity or endeavor after graduation; college is not a requirement and majoring in music is not a requirement if college is planned. Application is available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: May 22, 2020.

 

 

The Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship Program:

--Must be a junior graduating as the class of 2021.

--Have a father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is a current member of the Moose in good standing.

--Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent, verified with a transcript

--Complete one or more of the following to qualify for a chance to win $5,000 scholarship: in-school/extra-curricular activities, out-of-school activities, volunteering on behalf of a fraternal unit of the Moose.

--Application available in the Members Area of www.mooseintl.org. Click on Program & Events link on the far left of the page, then scroll down and click on the Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship Program. Applications also available in the office.

--Applications may be faxed to (630) 966-2225 or mailed to:

The Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship Program

Attn: Gordie Dailey

155 S. International Drive

Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172

--Deadline: June 30, 2020

 

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship: Application must be completed online at scholars.horatioalger.org. Applicant must be a high school senior planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree, demonstrate critical financial need, and be involved in extra-curricular activities.  

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