Scholarship Opportunities

Note: Please have a parent/guardian
review your application.  There are no application fees for scholarships -
never provide a credit card or social security number on an

Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest
Three essay contests for the novels:
Anthem: 9th and 10th Graders
Deadline: May 1, 2018
The Fountainhead: 11th and 12th Graders
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Atlas Shrugged:  12th Graders
Deadline: May 15, 2018

click here for details/submission

Blackwood Music Scholarship
Deadline February 1, 2018
click here for information and to apply online

Bud Lutty Scholarship
For students of parents belonging to
UFCW, Local 23
click here for participating employers
and the application
deadline December 31, 2017

Carlow University
2017 Atkins Endowed Ethics Essay Contest
'Bleak New World'
Note:You do not have to apply to Carlow to
enter the contest!

click here for contest rules

Drive Smart
Digital Short Contest
educating others about the dangers of distracted driving
click here for Official rules
click here to register
deadline: December 18, 2017

Epilepsy Foundation
Of Western/Central PA
Awarded to 11 graduating seniors who have
a epilepsy/seizure disorder
deadline: March 16, 2018
Application in counseling

Fire Chiefs Association of Westmoreland County
Caldwell Inspirational Scholarships
Awarded to 2 graduating seniors
click here for the application

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Gannon University
Students interested in engineering
may qualify for a Scholarship
click here to view the participating programs

GE - Reagan Foundation
Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Click here for information/application
Deadline January 4, 2018

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Student Scholarship
named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe,
best selling authors on education
click here for the online application
deadline: December 31, 2018

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Provides scholarships to minority high school students
showing leadership potential and demonstrating
financial need.
click here for requirements/application
Deadline: February 15, 2018

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
The Central Scholarship
click here for online application
Deadline February 12, 2018

National Italian American
Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship
Click here for application
Deadline January 15, 2018

Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships
Essay Contest - open to students in grades 9 -12
Oratorical Contest - Open to students in grades 9-12
click here for details and a full list of Scholarships​

Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
click here for application and details
deadline: March 1, 2018

Pennsylvania JCI Senate
Scholarship Program

click here for application
or stop in counseling for a copy
Mail application to:
Nancy Salopek
46 Longvue Circle
Ambridge, PA 15003
deadline January 5, 2018

Percy Martinez Law Scholarship
Involvement in Law as an intern or volunteer,
or has shown interest in law
click here for the online application
Deadline: December 31, 2017

National College Match
Click here for more information on QuestBridge

Click here for participating College

Redfin Scholarship
click here for guidelines/online application
Deadline:  January 31, 2018

WACE Scholarships
In partnership with:

Drexel University
Clarkson University
Merrimack College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
...and several more

Click here for more information/applications
Deadline February 15, 2018

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival
2018 Olga Gera Visual Arts Scholarship
click here for application
Deadline: March 30, 2018

Westmoreland Columbus 500 Scholarship
Merit Scholarship
click here for application/details
or stop in counseling
deadline: January 26, 2018

Westmoreland County Coaches Association
Scholar - Athlete Award 2017-2018
click here for requirements/applications
deadline: May 1, 2018

Westmoreland County School Nurse
Association Memorial Scholarship
click here for information and application
deadline: February 28, 2018

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