Scholarships 2021-2022

  •   Updated May, 2022

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    Scholarship information will be shared via this page for any scholarship that is shared with the guidance office.  These scholarships may be offered as national, state, or regional scholarships. The application pool will be large, but it is definitely worth applying for as many scholarships as possible.  
     
    Local scholarships are scholarships that are offered to Belle Vernon Area students.  These scholarships will be shared via this page, school announcements and with the Counseling Remind App.  Students will be able to pick up local scholarship applications in the guidance office or download from this page.

  • Scholarship Webinar courtesy of Todd Van Horn, Vice President & Scholarship Director of Bershire Hathaway Home Services
     
    Several of you reached out to me directly in regards to the scholarship webinar I did in December.  I have been asked if I could share the recorded zoom link for you to forward to your seniors and/or to place the video on your website, as it contains  various best practices, look-fors, and other factors to consider when completing any scholarship application, not just ours, as seen through a developer/reader's lens.  
     
     


    Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

    What is the Minuteman campaign?

    Minuteman Campaign Brochure

    The Minuteman is a 4 year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship which covers full tuition and fees OR $10,000 room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program. In return, the awardee is guaranteed a commission into the U.S. Army Reserve with an eight-year service obligation.

    If you are a high school senior interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign provides you an excellent opportunity.

    The Minuteman campaign offers two types of 4 year scholarships.

    1. 4-year scholarship may only be awarded to incoming college freshmen attending a host ROTC program or a public university at resident rates.
    2. 3-year Advance Designee Scholarship (3AD) is a 4-year scholarship awarded to an incoming college freshman that pays the last 3 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract after the first year. The first year is a probationary year; the 3AD winner receives no financial scholarship benefits during the first year.

    Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $420, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200. In addition, Minuteman recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with an Army Reserve unit while earning additional money for their service.

    If you are currently enrolled in college and interested in a 2-year or 3-year scholarship, please contact your ROTC program for a campus based GRFD scholarship.

    To get started, high school seniors should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer at the Army ROTC program that serves their college or university. There are 275 host programs that cover nearly 3,000 schools across the United States.

    To find a program that serves your college or university, go to goarmy.com/rotc. For questions concerning the Minuteman Campaign, email the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695.

    Deadline for all nomination letters is 01 August 2021.


    Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania - Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

    ASWP awards one $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are available beginning in January from this website, or download the application here:  Download the application.

    Deadline: May 6, 2022


    **Bernadette Sokol Memorial Scholarship

    Two scholarships are available, each for $500, for a one-time, non-renewable award. 

    Senior must...

    • Be a former student at Marion Elementary
    • Be a member in good-standing of MIC/SADD and/or Interact Club
    • Have earned a Proficient or Advanced seal on his/her Senior Graduation Project
    • Have a cumulative QPA of 2.5 or higher

    Stop into the Guidance Office for an application or download it here:  Bernadette Sokol Memorial Scholarship Application

    Deadline: April 29, 2022 - Completed applications need returned to Mrs. Wilson by the deadline.


    **Bernowski Trust Fund Scholarship

    BVA Seniors planning on attending a Pennsylvania college may qualify to apply for this scholarship.

    Download the application here: Bernowski Scholarship Application

    Deadline:  May 6, 2022 (Return completed applications to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office.)


    **BVA/Cal U Scholarships

    BVA Seniors planning on attending California University in the Fall should apply for these scholarships.  There are multiple scholarships that will be awarded to Belle Vernon Area students.

    Stop in to the Guidance Office to pick up an application or download it here:  BVA/Cal U Scholarship Application

    Deadline:  May 6, 2002 (Return completed applications to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office)


    The Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund - For the Performing or Technical Arts

    This scholarship was created in 2019, just prior to Walter Blenko's passing.  Walter was a generous philanthropist and an avid aficionado of the performing arts. This annual scholarship is now accepting applications.  Students with an interest in the performing arts are encouraged 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.

    Download the application here:  Blenko Scholarship Fund Application

    Deadline:  May 20, 2022


    **Mary H. Carlson Memorial Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will graduate from Belle Vernon Area High School and who has been accepted to an institution of high learning to begin studies in the culinary arts or Family & Consumer Science in the same year of graduation.  This scholarship is for educations expenses and is a one-time award.

    Download the Scholarship Application here:  Mary H. Carlson Scholarship App

    Deadline:  April 29, 2022 - Please return completed applications to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office


    The College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    A Clearer Path to Planning and Paying for College

    Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. This scholarship program is open to all students and it doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for chances to earn scholarships.

    https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

     


    **Duquesne Light Company/CCAC - Electrical Distribution Technology Program

    DLC/CCAC Flyer


    **EQT Energize Your Education Scholarship Program

    I’m pleased to announce a new scholarship program being offered by EQT – the EQT Energize Your Education Scholarship Program.

    The Scholarship Program will award 15 $10,000 scholarships to graduating high school students looking to pursue a degree in a field that is utilized in the oil and gas industry, such as computer science or information technology; civil, chemical or petroleum engineering; energy or land management; environmental science; geology; safety science; or welding.  The scholarships can be used at two- or four-year educational institutions. 

    Eligible students must be a current high school senior with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and live in one of the following counties where EQT Corporation has business operations:

    •              Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Lycoming, Tioga, Washington, Westmoreland
    •              West Virginia - Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Tyler, Wetzel
    •              Ohio - Belmont

    Students will be evaluated based on academic history, involvement in sports and extracurricular activities, work experience, and essay response. 

    Additional information and the scholarship application can be found at https://eqtscholarships.versaic.com

    Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022. 


    **Carol Frow Scholarship

    Amount:           $500 in a one-time only award

    Criteria:            Student must intend to major in English Education at California U of PA.

    Deadline:          May 6, 2022

    Pick up an application in the Guidance Office, or download here:  Carol Frow Scholarship Application

    Return to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office by Friday, May 6, 2022.


    **Scot Frow Memorial Scholarship

    Amount:           $500 in a one-time only award

    Criteria:            Student must intend to major in Engineering at Penn State.

    Deadline:          May 6, 2022

    Pick up an application in the Guidance Office, or download here: Scot Frow Memorial Scholarship Application

    Return to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office by Friday, May 6, 2022


    **Ruth Virginia Frost Memorial Scholarship

    Download the scholarship application here:  Ruth Frost Scholarship Application.
     
    Deadline:  April 29, 2022 - Please return to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office.
     

    The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania

    The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania is offering thirteen Scholarships to students who plan to further their education in Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Biology (excluding Medical), Conservation, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental Engineering, Conservation, etc.), Forestry, Plant Pathology, City (Rural/Urban) Planning, Wildlife Science, Land Management, and/or allied subjects.  Each Scholarship Award is a minimum of $1,000.00. 

    GCFP scholarship information and applications are found on our website at www.pagardenclubs.org.  (Forms Library). These scholarships are available to high school seniors, college or graduate students who are residents of Pennsylvania.

    All applications must be signed by a sponsoring federated garden club,

    The BVAHS sponsoring garden club is Valley Garden Club.  Please contact Mrs. Dodie Beerbower at dodiebeerbower@gmail.com for sponsorship.

     
     

    **Grow Westmoreland Scholarships

    Grow Westmoreland is currently accepting applications for our Career Startup Scholarships and Tools of the Trade Grants.  This scholarship is to assist graduates who are interested in careers in agriculture or skilled labor with start up and tools of the trade costs.

    Visit their website at https://growwestmoreland.org/.

    Applications are due no later than 11:59PM on 4-30-2022 and are to be emailed to info@growwestmoreland.org.  

     


    Keytex Engergy Scholarship
     
    KEYTEX Energy is a full-service energy and consulting company that has provided energy procurement services and technical support to numerous school districts within Westmoreland County. These services have resulted in the school districts being able to control and optimize their energy costs as they manage the risks and complexities associated with energy markets. As a way to give back, KEYTEX Energy has established a scholarship award for students that attend the schools we proudly serve. KEYTEX Energy greatly values academic excellence and wishes to recognize outstanding students that have a desire to further their education through this monetary award.

    AWARD GUIDELINES

    The KEYTEX Energy Scholar award is for a senior student that plans to further their education. The student should exhibit: dedication to hard work, self-motivation, and involvement in school/athletic/community activities. A qualifying student must be enrolled within a public-school district that is served by KEYTEX Energy and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

    Each eligible high school may select one student for the KEYTEX Energy Scholar Award who will be given a check for $500.00 toward their higher education.

    Deadline:  May 5, 2022

    (Please return completed applications to Mrs. Wilson in the BVAHS Guidance Office by the deadline)


    **Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship
     
    The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship seeks to assist students who have 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.
     
    To be eligible to apply for the Bernie Matthews Opportunity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    1. Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer semester with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    2. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    3. Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    4. Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    5. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity or other difficult life circumstances
    6. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
    7. Be a United States citizen
     
    To apply for the scholarship, the applicant shall complete the application found at berniematthewsopportunityfoundation.org and mail no later than April 30, 2022 
     
     

    **MONESSEN - ROSTRAVER ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    To assist an individual in their pursuit of higher education by providing financial assistance to deserving, motivated, capable students who show promise of becoming individuals who will be a credit to the community, the nation, and the world.

    MINIMUM APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS:

    Applicant must:

    1. Be a senior at Belle Vernon Area High School.
    2. Provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.
    3. Submit a completed application no later than May 6, 2022.
    4. Application must be accompanied by S.A.T. scores, official transcripts including grades 9,10,11,12, essay, and two letters of recommendation from teachers, civic leaders, religious leaders, or employer.

    Awards will be based on the quality of applications through a competitive scoring system that balances need with achievement.  The Monessen-Rostraver Rotary reserves the right to determine each year the number of scholarships to be awarded on the quality of the applications, and awards are not renewed.

    Stop in to the Guidance Office to pick up an applicaion, or download it here:  Monessen-Rostraver Rotary Scholarship Application

    Applications for the scholarship must be submitted no later than May 6, 2022 to Mrs. Wilson in the Guidance Office.

     

    ** Jonathan M. Murt BVA/WVU Memorial Scholarship
    1. The BVAHS Senior must complete the entire application and return it to the counseling office by May 13, 2022.
    2. The BVAHS Senior must have a minimum 3.0 high school QPA. (Please include transcript.)
    3. The BVAHS Senior must be accepted and plan to attend West Virginia University. (Please include copy of the acceptance letter.)
    4. A maximum of two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded per year. If no applicant meets the required standards, then no scholarship will be awarded for that year.
    5. Applicants must have been a permanent resident of the United States during all four years of high school.
    6. No home-schooled applicants will be considered for this scholarship.
    7. The scholarship committee reserves the right to rescind the award if the student does not attend WVU.

    Stop into Guidance to pick up an application, or download it here:  Murt Scholarship Application

    Deadline:  May 13, 2022 (Please return completed application to Mrs. Wilson in Guidance by the deadline.)


    NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AREA LABOR FEDERATION, AFL-CIO SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    Members of Organized Labor in Northwestern Pennsylvania are lucky to have so many opportunities for their members, dependents, and grandchildren in some cases to obtain funding through a variety of educational Scholarships available to them if they meet the eligibility for them. Applicants can apply for as many of the scholarships if they meet the eligibility requirements. 
     
    Visit their website at https://www.paaflcio.org/nwpaalf/resources/scholarships-0 for additional information and links to the applications. 
     

    StudentScholarships.org
    In this newsletter you will find a list of 15 Scholarship programs available to Pennsylvania students.  More than 615 individual Scholarships will be distributed through these 15 programs. Students from Pennsylvania school districts are eligible for all awards.
     
    The Small List of Scholarships change on a regular basis, so you should check this website out monthly.
     
    Visit https://studentscholarships.org/
     

    The PASSHE Foundation distributes scholarships and awards totaling more than $500K annually to our students and universities. Our scholarships support students at every university in the System.

    Each scholarship applicant must complete a PASSHE Foundation general application before accessing the desired scholarship. Each scholarship title is a hyperlink to the application. Scholarship academic levels will be labeled. (Example: So. for Sophmore)

    Please feel free to contact Special Projects Manager Robert Nelson at rnelson@thepafoundation.org if you have any questions.

     

    M&T Bank Scholarship: Must reside in Cumberland, Dauphin or Franklin county and be enrolled as a full-time student. Incoming freshmen must be in the top 25% of his/her graduating class and current State System students must have a GPA of 3.0. Fifteen $1,000 scholarships ($500/semester) are available. Five $1,000 scholarships available for Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

    Guido M. Pichini, Endowed Scholarship Fund: Must be full-time a student with demonstrated leadership aspirations at the university or in the community. One $800 scholarship is available. Must be a full-time student.

    Quido and Anna Pichini Merit Scholarship: Must be a full-time student participating in voluntary service at his/her university, high school or community. First preference is given to students who reside in Berks County who are also of either Italian or Polish descent. One $1,000 scholarship is available. 

    Rosemary Gido Scholarship for Rural Educational Opportunity PASSHE Universities: 4- year scholarship fund of $10,000 ($2,500 per year). The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who is a High School Senior majoring in education from a rural public high school in a rural designated school district in Pennsylvania. 

    Supporting Student Success: A Scholarship to Improve Persistence and Degree Completion: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide full-time students with bridge/emergency financial aid.Scholarship awards will not exceed $1,000 based on the outstanding balance on a student's account after applying all sources of income.

    Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence: Must be enrolled as a full-time incoming freshman who resides in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike and York. Fourteen $1,000 scholarships ($500/semester) are available. 

     


    PB&J Scholarship

    The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

    Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

    • medical issues
    • peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
    • family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

    When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.

    Evaluation & Process

    Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay and letters of recommendation; there is no GPA requirement. Please note: letters of recommendation must directly reference the student’s challenges. If the applicant does not wish to share their challenges with their recommender, then the recommendation must reference the student’s personal character.

    Visit https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship to apply.

    Deadline for applications is on May 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

     


    **Penn Highlands Mon Valley 2022 Registered Nurse Scholarship Program

    Penn Highlands Mon Valley will award scholarships to seniors who have enrolled in a post- secondary National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited school of professional nursing (RN).

    Each recipient will be granted $2,500 for each year of continuous full-time undergraduate study in an NLN accredited school of professional nursing (RN). The maximum award is $10,000. If the recipient leaves school for any reason other than a serious medical condition, or he/she changes his/her major to a non-nursing subject, the balance of the award is forfeited. After graduation, the recipient is guaranteed full-time employment as a registered nurse at Penn Highlands Mon Valley.

    Application Procedures and Requirements

    • Applicant must be a graduating senior.

    • Applicant must present a Letter of Acceptance into a post-secondary NLN approved school of professional nursing (RN).

    • Applicant must have a 3.25 cumulative grade point average at the end of the first semester of his/her senior year of high school. Applicant must submit his/her high school transcript confirming this grade point average.

    • Applicant must submit an application (Download the Application Here),  by May 1, 2022. Applicants must include with their application a transcript of their high school grades as well as an essay of 200 words or less on the topic “I will be a great nurse because.......”

    Deadline:  May 1, 2022


     

    Pittsburgh Job Corps College Program

    Pittsburgh Job Corp sponsors students attending the Community College of Allegheny County and Butler County Community College, by covering tuition costs not covered by the Pell Grant. Students must qualify for a federal Pell Grant to participate.  

    Pittsburgh Job Corp

    Contact Ms. Cherrie Russell at Job Corps for additional information, 412-733-3259 or russell.cherrie@jobcorps.org.


    **The Pittsburgh Foundation

    There are many scholarship opportunities for our students.

    SPRING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS APRIL 18, 2022. (This includes the Fox Educational Fund Scholarship.)

    https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarships_db?q=belle+vernon

    Visit their website at https://pittsburghfoundation.org/.


    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    To be eligible to apply to the scholarship program, applicants must:

    • Currently attend, enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-high school educational institution** including 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the United States or its territories
    • Currently reside or have established plans to reside in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland or Washington County
    • Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of the applicant’s grandparents must be Hispanic)
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
    • Enroll as a full-time student
    • Community involvement is required.

    Applicants for the general scholarship must complete this applicationalong with the following required documentation, and deliver all documents and materials to the PMAHCCF via electronic or regular mail (described in detail on the application form), by April 30 of each year. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered or accepted.

    Visit their website at https://www.pmahcc.org/ApplyNow for additional information.


     

    Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

    To help first-generation, low-income, and minority students access and complete college, The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae®, has again partnered with Thurgood Marshall College Fund to offer scholarships through its Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program.

     

    Who is eligible and how to apply:

     

    The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply NOW through Feb. 28 at www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream.

     

    The Completing the Dream Scholarship: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (185) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 each to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply NOW for the Completing the Dream Scholarship at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream.

     

    For official scholarship rules, visit www.salliemae.com/about/scholarship-opportunities. No purchase necessary.

     



    **STOP THE BLEED® National Scholarships

    These scholarships, sponsored by Stop the Bleed Coalition and Z-Medica, LLC, are open to students who are currently attending high schools in the United States and its territories.

    There are two sets of National Scholarships:

    • One set of scholarships is based on a video submission
    • A second set of scholarships is based on an essay submission

    First Place

    • $3000 Scholarship and 30 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

    Second Place

    • $1500 Scholarship and 15 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

    Third Place

    • $500 Scholarship and 5 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

    If eligible, applicants can also apply for the STOP THE BLEED® Front Line Families Scholarships.

    Click here to view last year's winners.

    Deadline:  May 5, 2022


    Student-View Scholarship Program

    The 2022 Student-View Scholarship program is offering $13,000 work of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. 

    Visit http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

    and complete a 15-50 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

    Scholarship Deadline is April 23, 2022.

     


    2022 Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship Program

    Students planning to pursue a four-year degree in an energy-related program, at an accredited Western Pennsylvania College or University, or to enroll in a Western Pennsylvania accredited Trade or Vocational degree program to learn an industry-related skill or trade, may apply to receive one (1) of two (2) available $500 scholarships.

    Download the application here.

    Deadline:  June 30, 2022

     


    University of Pittsburgh Army ROTC Program

    The application process for high school seniors is open from now until February 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm.  If a student successfully submits an application and is approved for the scholarship, the Army will pay their tuition for the entirety of their undergraduate career. In turn, the student would agree to enter the US Army following graduation as a newly commissioned Army Officer in the job of their choice. Visit their website for additional information.

    https://www.rotc.pitt.edu/Sites/join.html#high-school-join


    2022 Valley 1st Community FCU Scholarship

    Three Awards: $1,200 each *

    To qualify, the applicant must be graduating this year from an area high school.  The applicant or a direct relative (mother, father, brother, sister, stepparent, grandparent) must be a member of Valley 1st Community Federal Credit Union.  **

    Applicants are asked to send 1) a copy of their high school transcript, 2) an acceptance letter from the post-secondary school they will be attending this year, 3) a letter of reference from a teacher and 4) a 250+ word essay.

    Download the Application here: Thanks!

    Deadline:  April 21, 2022


    2022 VALLEY GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    The Valley Garden Club has established a scholarship to assist students pursuing an education in the study of horticulture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management or allied sciences. 

    A $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded for the full academic year and will be given directly to the student to further his or her education.

    Download the application here.

    Deadline: April 15, 2022

     


    **Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Scholarships

    Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

    Since 2012, the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival has awarded a scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Westmoreland County with the intention of enrolling full-time in a visual arts program at an accredited college or university.  

    Scholarships are awarded annually and winners are announced in May. The winners will be presented with a scholarship award of $1,000 on stage during the Festival’s Opening Ceremony on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Twin Lakes Park.

    2022 Michael J. & Aimee Rusinko Kakos Scholarships & Olga Gera Scholarship

    Applications are now being accepted.

    Click the links below to download an application:

    2022 Kakos Literary Arts Scholarship Application
    2022 Kakos Literary Arts Scholarship (Online Application)
    2022 Kakos Literary Arts Scholarship Flyer

    2022 Kakos Visual Arts Scholarship Application
    2022 Kakos Visual Arts Scholarship (Online Application )
    2022 Kakos Visual Arts Scholarship Flyer

    2022 Olga Gera Visual Arts Scholarship Downloadable Application
    2022 Olga Gera Visual Arts (Online Application)
    2022 Olga Gera Visual Arts Scholarship Downloadable Flyer

    Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.


    2022 WPTLA PRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

    Attached you will find the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) President’s Scholarship Essay information that you requested.  Specifically, you will see the Rules of the contest, as well as the 2022 Essay Question and supporting documents.

    Download the Rules and  application package here.  Only one senior essay will be selected to represent the BVAHS submission to WPTLA. 

    The essays must be turned into Mrs. WIlson in the guidance office on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

    Three $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to the top three essays.  Winners will be notified via their school contact person during the week of April 12, 2021.


     

    WCCC - Scholarships Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

    Each year alumni, friends, community members and corporate partners give funds to the Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation to provide scholarships for students. Any new or returning, credential-seeking student is eligible to apply for foundation scholarships.

    Application Process

    • Each scholarship has specific criteria for eligibility and all applications require the completion of an essay.
    • Please complete the general application and any scholarship-specific application you may be recommended to complete. Log into the application using the same username and password you use for the MyWestmoreland portal.
    • All applications must be accompanied by a completed FAFSA.
    • You will need a copy of your high school transcript.
    • The information you provide on the general application is matched to all available scholarships. 
    • The Financial Aid office will notify scholarship recipients through their Westmoreland email.
    • Scholarship awards are applied directly to the recipient’s student account for tuition, fees and bookstore costs.

    Priority Deadline:  March 18, 2022

    Deadline:  July 1, 2022


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