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2019-2020 Scholarship Opportunities
Updated February 3, 2020
Grad CapMon Health Medical Center Foundation Health Career Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of one of the following counties: Fayette, Greene (in Pennsylvania), Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, or Wetzel (in West Virginia)
  • Must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a health career program at any accredited school in the United States
    • Examples include but are not limited to: 
      • Any nursing certificate/degree/medical assistant
      • Radiology
      • Pharmacy
      • Lab Tech
      • Physical Therapy
      • Biomedical Engineering
  • Must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA
  • Must have an ACT test score of 21 or better or a SAT test score of 1060 or better
  • Must be in need of financial assistance to meet educational expenses.
*Applications may be downloaded at or available in guidance
February 15, 2020
Must be mailed or hand delivered directly to
Joanna Wiley, Scholarships Manager
Mon Health Medical Center Foundation
1200 J. D. Anderson Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
Grad capRoss F. DiMarco Scholarship
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must reside within the boundaries of Lions District 14-M (Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington County)
  • Must create and foster a spirit of understanding among peoples of the world
  • Must promote the principles of good government and good citizenship
  • Must take an active interest in civic, cultural, social and/or moral welfare of the school and community
  • Must serve the school or community without personal financial reward
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are members in good standing of a Leo Club
*Application available in guidance or online at Ross F. DiMarco Scholarship
Mail to address on application no later than March 1, 2020
Grad CapClearview Federal Credit Union's Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship
  • Applicant must be a primary member on his/her account in good standing.
  • Must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program full-time at a college, university, or educational institution during the fall semester of 2020 to be eligible
March 1, 2020
Grad CapMid Penn Bank Anna Woodside Scholarship
  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must reside in Mid Penn Bank's service area
  • Must enroll full time at an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the fall term of the 2020-2021 school year
  • Employees of Mid Penn Bank and their immediate families are not eligible to apply
  • You do not need to be a Mid Penn Bank customer to apply
*Application available in the guidance office or online at Mid Penn Bank Scholarship
Mail to address on application no later than March 6, 2020
Grad CapLions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • See application for additional details
*Application available in guidance or online at Lions Young Ambassador Application.
Must be electronically submitted to address on application no later than March 15, 2020
Grad CapCommunity Foundation of Fayette County Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Fayette County offers various scholarship opportunities for 2020 graduates of Fayette County Schools.  You may apply for as many scholarships as you like.  Most applications are to be completed online and submitted directly to the Community Foundation.  They are very firm on their deadlines so please apply early so that your transcripts and any letters of recommendation can be sent before the deadline.
Some scholarships specifically for Connellsville School District Students are as follows:
Connellsville Rotary Scholarship
Virginia Eberharter Scholarship
  • Must be pursuing a Nursing degree
Melvin and Beatrice Vance Keller Memorial Scholarship
  • Must be pursuing a career in education
  • Award based on academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher) and financial need
Henry J. Oppermann Scholarship
  • Must have participated in a varsity sport and plan on playing athletics at the college level
  • Must show academic achievement, academic accomplishment, and financial need
Robert and Marjorie Rager Scholarship
  • Must show academic excellence and proven financial need
All applications and accompanying info must be received AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION by March 20, 2020
Grad CapNCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
The National Center for Women & Information Technology is giving an award for hackers, coders, and technical 9th-12th grade students
  • All 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary
See scholarship application for details
   Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships
  • Eligibility requirements vary.  See specific scholarship details on the website.
  • Essay Contest
  • Oratorical Contest
  • Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship
    • Open to any senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased
    • Must be a member of a high school band and planning to major in music.
  • Joseph G. Gavenonis Scholarship
    • Open to any PA High school senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire
    • Must be seeking a four year degree in a Pennsylvania college or university
  • Robert W. Valimont Endowment
    • Open to any PA High school senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire
    • Must be seeking a two year career, oriented education or training in a less-than-four-year program in a Pennsylvania school
  • Robert Trace Essay Contest
    • Open to students 15-18 years of age who is a child or grandchild of a Pennyslvania Legionnaire living or deceased or a child of a Pennsylvania soldier killed as a result of the war on terrorism.
    • Must complete a 300-500 word essay on the topic "Patriotism and Citizenship-What America means to me"
Dates vary, see specific scholarships
  Elks National Foundation Scholarships
  • Eligibility requirements vary.  See specific scholarship details on the website.
Applications available at
Dates vary, see specific scholarships
Mary and Stanley Gettys Scholarship (Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh)

  • Current high school senior at Connellsville Area Senior High
  • Accepted into the College of Business Administration at the Oakland main campus (No other major field of study, Pitt branch campus, or other university qualifies for this scholarship).
**Note: The value of this scholarship is not a set dollar amount, but instead, is up to 75%of the cost of tuition, fees, room and board. While some charges vary, in 2011 these costs easily equal $25,000 for one year. Thus, the value of the scholarship could be as much as &18,750 per year. It is a renewable scholarship for up to a total of four years. While there is no guaranteed minimum dollar amount, the past practice of the university has been to award the scholarship at the 75% level of the costs listed above. See your counselor or Mrs. Angle for details.

Miles J. Cohen Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Students must be admitted and enrolled in the Joseph M. Katz College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Preference will be given to qualified graduates of a Fayette County public high school.
*Make sure to mention the scholarship on your application to Pitt or contact Tom O'Toole (412) 624-2022 x4444 at the University of Pittsburgh financial aid office if you've already applied and been accepted.
California University Of Pennsylvania's Merit Based Scholarships

California Unviersity of Pennsylvania annually awards over 2 million in scholarships. New freshmen and transfer students who have been accepted to Cal U and meet eligibility criteria can apply for merit based scholarships awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to be accepted for admission by December 10 for high priority full consideration of these awards.

  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • Average or above average SAT/Act scores
Contact Cal U's office of financial aid
Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year



The Eberly Foundation Scholarship Funds

The Eberly Foundation has established scholarship funds, primarily for the benefit of Fayette County students, at many colleges and universities. When you are admitted to a college/ university listed below, you must identify yourself as a Fayette County student and find the procedure to obtain an Eberly Scholarship.

The Eberly Foundation website has a current list of colleges/universities that award an Eberly Scholarship


Individual deadlines & procedures apply – check at the college/ university at which you plan to attend or see Mrs. Angle in the counseling office for details.



10 Questions to Ask the Financial Aid Office

To Get the Right Answers, Ask the Right Questions

Each college has its own financial aid policies -- how outside scholarships are treated, whether aid awards can be appealed, etc. -- information that may or may not appear in materials they send you. Make the most of your next campus visit and schedule an interview with a member of the financial aid staff. He or she will be able to answer specific questions about costs, the financial aid process, and options for financing your education.

Here are 10 questions to get you started:

  1. What's the average total cost -- including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, travel, and other personal expenses -- for the first year?
  2. By how much will total costs increase each year? How much has tuition, fees, room and board increased over the last three to five years?
  3. Does financial need have an impact on admission decisions? How is financial aid affected if I apply via an early decision or early action program?
  4. Does the school offer need-based and merit-based financial aid? Are there other scholarships available that aren't based on financial need? Do I need to complete a separate application for merit-based scholarships?
  5. What is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid?
  6. When will I be notified about financial aid award decisions?
  7. If the financial aid package isn't enough, under what conditions, if any, will the aid office reconsider the offer?
  8. How will the aid package change from year to year? What will happen if my family's financial situation changes? What will happen if my enrollment status (or that of a family member) changes?
  9. What are the terms and conditions of the aid programs included in the aid package
  10. What are the academic requirements or other conditions for the renewal of financial aid, including scholarships?
  11. When can I expect to receive bills from the college? Is there an option to spread the yearly payment over equal monthly installments?

FastWeb’s Top Scholarship Tips:

  • Apply only if you are eligible.
  • Complete the application in full.
  • Follow directions.
  • Neatness counts!
  • Make sure your essay makes an impression. Be personal & specific.
  • Watch out for deadlines.
  • Make copies before sending. (Name should appear on EACH page)
  • Give it a final “once-over”.
  • Ask for help if you need it.
  • Remember – your scholarship application represents you!!

Financial Aid On-Line Resources

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Peterson's College Planning Guide                                          

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