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

The counseling center also retains paper copies of most scholarships

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

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Tzu Chi Scholars

click here for information/application
click here for online application
Deadline: March 10, 2018

Clearview Federal Credit Union
Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarshi
click here to apply online
Deadline: March 31, 2018

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

The Gallery Collection
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
click here for contest rules and online submission
Deadline: March 1, 2018

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

iHelp Student Loans
#WhatIWish Scholarship contest

For parents!  Submit a photo and what you wish
for your college-bound student
click here to enter the contest
Deadline: March 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

Norwin Elks
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
click here for guidelines/application

Deadline: March 14, 2018
*applicant must be a son, daughter, or grandchild of an active
(or deceased) member of Norwin Elks lodge #2313

Owen M. Katz Scholarship
click here for background on scholarship
click here for application
Deadline: February 9, 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 Community Bankers (PACB)
for dependent children of full-time employees of financial
click here for a list of participating banks
click here for the 2018 application
Deadline: February 22

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

The Pittsburgh Foundation/Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Scholarship Search

click here to search for scholarships in our area

2018 Student View Scholarship Program
click here for an application/survey
Deadline: April 22, 2018

Quality Deer Management Association
Pennsylvania National Pike Branch #2223

James D. Mathias Memorial Award
click here for requirements/application
Applicants must major in a program that will benefit wildlife
Deadline:  Applications must be mailed and received by April 16, 2018

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 Area Nurses Association
The Nursing Career Award
click here for guidelines and application
Deadline: April 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

College search help, scholarships, advice from experts,
lists, rankings, and more.  
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Winning a Scholarship
Click here to view a Quick Reference Guide

If you are thinking, "Where should I begin?",
read through
Scholarship Tips - A Parent's Perspective