Saint Marys Area High School

977 S. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857 Phone: 814.834.7831
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AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS 
 
*(Newly added) Valley Post 978 American Legion Scholarship - HS Senior that had attended BV Elementary school for 5 years.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick no later than May 14, 2019
 
John Servidea Memorial Scholarship Must be a current senior.  Applicants must have a mother, father, grandparent, brother, sister or him/herself be a memeber of Penntech Federal Credit Union.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Burdick's office. Return application to the Penntech Credit Union office by Monday, May 20, 2019 
 
*(Newly added)American Legion Auxiliary Unit 978 -  Sr. Student must be from Bennett's Valley. Application is available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Return to Mrs. Burdick by May 23, 2019.  
 
B. Davis ScholarshipApply online at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.  Deadline: May 22, 2019
 
*(Newly added) 2019 William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Education Trust Fund Scholarship:  Student must be attending one of the following 4-year accredited PA institutions: Mercyhurst, Gannon, Edinboro, Penn State Behrend, Allegheny College, Clarion, Grove City, Thiel College, Westminster College or Slippery Rock.  Minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Apply on-line at scholarsapply.org/mcmannis/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Scholarships

Horatio Alger Scholarship Must be a current HS senior that is pursuing a post secondary education. Display Integrity & perseverance, financial need, involved in community service & good academic record.  Must apply on-line at scholars.horatioalger.org.  Application Deadline: October 25, 2018.

Hagan Scholarship - Available to a high achieving, self-motivated student in financial need attending a 4 year college.  Application are available on-line at www.hsfmo.org.  Application deadline:  Nov. 15, 2018 @ 5:00PM CST.

Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Scholarship (WPGA) Must be a High School Senior & a member of the WPGA for at least 2 seasons.  Application are available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Applications must be returned back to Mrs. Burdick by Nov. 28, 2018.

NHS (National Honor Society) Scholarship - Must be an NHS member.  Application information is available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Deadline: December 7, 2018

Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarship - Student must be attending Washington College in the fall of 2019.  Application is on-line at www.washcoll.edu.  Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.

Bud Lutty Scholarship - Must be an employee or be a dependent of an employee of the UFCW Local 23.  See application for list of eligible contributing employers.  Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Application Deadline: December 31, 2018.

Footlocker Scholarship Athletes Scholarship - High School Senior attending college, currently involved in high school sports and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Must apply on line @ www.footlockerscholarathletes.com by December 14, 2018

Wapiti Roost National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) - Must be a High School senior and a resident of Elk County.  Must have a 3.0 GPA and a active hunter.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Burdick's office Deadline: January 7, 2019

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest - Must be a current senior that is pursuing a post secondary education. All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the PA AFL-CIO.  Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Deadline: February 15, 2019 

American Legion Auxiliary Post 978 Americanism Essay Contest - Open to any 7th - 12th grade student who currently live in Jay or Benezette Township. Application are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDue back to Mrs. Burdick by Feb. 26 2019. 

First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship -Must be a HS senior with a 3.00 GPA or better.  Applications available on-line at http://fcbanking.com/scholarship or can be picked up in Mrs. Burdick officeDeadline to enter March 1, 2019.

PHSA Head Start Alumni Scholarship - Current senior who has attended Head Start / Early Head Start program for one or more years. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Deadline: March 8, 2019 
 
Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA's Scholarship - Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDue back to Mrs. Burdick by March 8, 2019
 
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship - Must be a current senior who is pursuing higher education in business-related field - Finance, Marketing, Computer/Technology, Secretarial/Administration, Entrepreneurship, Management, Communications, Accounting, etc. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDue back to Mrs. Burdick by March 12, 2019
 
W. PA. Trial Lawyers Association President's Scholarship - Available to Senior Students.  Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDue to Mrs. Burdick no later than March 13, 2019
 
CNB Bank Scholarship- HS Senior furthering their education in a business related field.  Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office Due to Mrs. Burdick no later than March 14, 2019
 
South St. Marys Street Elementary School PTO Scholarship Must be a current senior who attended South St. Marys Street Elementary School for at least 3 years (these do not have to be consecutive). Two scholarships will be awarded - one scholarship to a graduating male senior, and one to a graduating female senior. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by March 15, 2019.
 
Herman Pontzer Memorial Scholarship - Must be a current senior who plans to continue their education in the field of education.Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick office by March 15, 2019
 
Bennetts Valley PTO Scholarship  - Must be a current senior who attended BV Elementary School for at least (3) school years. May not be a relative of a current BV PTO Executive Officer. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by March 20, 2019.
 
IUP Kovalchick Family Scholarship - Must be a current senior planning on attending IUP in the fall of 2019. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDue back to Mrs. Burdick by March 22, 2019.
 
Milikowsky Foundation Scholarship - Must be a high school senior who will matriculate  full-time at a U.S. accredited four-year college or university at the beginning of the Fall semester or quarter of 2019. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office Due to Mrs. Burdick no later than March 22, 2019
 
Fox Township Elementary PTO Scholarship Application- Must be a high school senior that attended Fox Township Elementary School for at least 3 years (these do not have to be consecutive).Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by March 22, 2019.
 
Elk County Women's Association  Scholarship - Must be a current senior in Elk County. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by March 25, 2019.
 
Vietnam Veterans of America - Applicant must be a relative of a Vietnam Veteran (living or deceased) [son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, step relative, etc.]. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by March 25, 2019
 
ELK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP- Must be a current senior.
download and review the attached list of scholarships located on the right hand side, circle the scholarships you wish to complete, and return the form to Mrs. Burdick ASAP. You will then receive a paper copy of each requested scholarship application. Return your completed applications to Mrs. Burdick before the required deadline listed on each specific application.
 
The Concert Choir of Elk County Memorial Scholarship - Must be a current senior from Elk County who will go on to pursue a college degree in the field of music.  Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by March 28, 2019.
 
Frederick J Morrica III Memorial Engineers & Surveyors Scholarship - Must be a HS senior pursuing a career in Engineering or Land Surveying.  Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Return Applications to Mrs. Burdick no later than March 28, 2019.
 
Elk County Volunteer Alliance - Senior at one of the Elk County Schools who demonstrates exemplary participation and involvement in community and school related activities throughout his or her high school years. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDeadline: 3/29/19.
 
Jean Marie Swanson Family Scholarship -Senior students continuing their education.  Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's officeDeadline: April 1, 2019.  Applications must be return to Mrs. Burdick before the deadline date.  
 
St. Marys Nurses Study Club Scholarship - A senior student who will be attending a nursing program that qualifies him/her to become a certified Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by April 1, 2019.
 
Benettes Valley Lions Club Scholarship - Must be a current senior that lives in Houston Township, Clearfield County or Jay Township, Elk County areas know as "Bennetts Valley". Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick office by April 1, 2019
 

United Electric Cooperative, Inc. "Shine the Light" Scholarship- Must be a member within the service area of United Electric Cooperative, Inc. for at least one year prior to December 31st. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick office by April 8, 2019

Joseph Petrocchi Memorial Scholarship - Must be a current senior that is a full time resident of Fox Township that plans to pursue post secondary education. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Due to Mrs. Burdick no later than April 12, 2019

Gladys Tozier Memorial Scholarship Award - Must be a current senior with a financial need.Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by April 16, 2019 @ 12:00pm.  Applications will not be accepted after deadline date & time.  
 
Northwestern PA Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO Scholarship:Must be a current senior that is pursuing a post secondary education. All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the NWPA ALF. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Deadline: April 15, 2019. 
 

Elk County Association of Township Officials Scholarship - Must be a HS senior residing in either Benezette, Fox, Highland, Horton, Jay, Jones, Millstone, Ridgway or Spring Creek Townships.  Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Burdick by  April 19, 2019

AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) - Available to high school seniors.  Applications available at http://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/.  Application questions should be forwarded to aade@rangeresources.com.  Deadline to apply is April 20, 2019
 

Bennetts Valley Alumni Scholarship - Applicant must be a senior from SMAHS or ECCHS living in Bennetts Valley. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by April 24, 2019

 

James E. Springer/Dale L. Brown Scholarship - Must be a member of the Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union for at least 6 months prior to the application deadline date. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by April 24, 2019

 

David Hutton Memorial Track & Field Scholarship - Applicant must be a member of the track & field team for at least three years, including applicant's senior year.Applications can be picked in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick office by April 26, 2019

 

Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council Scholarship: Must be a current senior that is pursuing a post secondary education. All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council AFL-CIO. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Deadline: April 26, 2019.
 
Tom Wagner & Theo Sabin Meyer Memorial ScholarshipMust be a current senior that is pursuing a post secondary education. All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the Erie-Crawford Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.  Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Deadline: April 26, 2019 
 
John "David" Dever Memorial ScholarshipMust be an incoming Freshman at Gannon University. All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the Erie-Crawford Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.  Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Deadline: April 26, 2019 
 
2019 Anna J. Rickert Memorial Scholarship -Must be a child/step child of a Union Member in good standing from one of the Mercer County Central Labor Council's participating unions. Applications are available in Mrs. Burdick's office. Due back to Mrs. Burdick office by April 30, 2019
 
Penn Highlands Elk Auxiliary Scholarship - Senior student must be a current Penn Highlands Elk employee and/or volunteer or have a parent/Grandparent/guardian be an employee and/or volunteer at Penn Highlands Elk.  Must be furthering education in a medical related field.  Recent volunteer work in the local area.  Submit a letter of consideration with the listed information to Penn Highlands Elk Auxiliary, PO Box 39, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA  15857.  Deadline: May 1, 2019
 
Ronald Scott Brouse Memorial Scholarship Applicant must be a senior form SMAHS or ECCHS living in Jay or Benezette Township. Preference will be given to the field of teaching or education, otherwise open to any qualified applicants. Applications available in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Due to Mrs. Burdick no later than May 2, 2019
 
Kersey High School Alumni Scholarship - Must be a current senior that lives in the Fox Township area. Applications can be picked up in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick. Due back to Mrs. Burdick office by March 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Scholarships

National Co-Op Scholarship: Student must apply to one of the nine WACE partner Institutions for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are available in the front office, please see Mrs. Burdick or online at www.waceinc.org.  Deadline: February 15, 2018.  

Pennsylvania Governor's School for Agricultural Sciences - Must be a current junior at time of application. Apply on-line at www.agsci.psu.edu/governors-school  Application deadline: February 15, 2018.

2018 PACB Foundation Scholarship: Must be a member or have a parent be a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and currently a senior in high school. Applications are available in the front office, please see Mrs. Burdick. Applications must be postmarked by 2/23/18.

PSECU Scholarship Program:  Application online at http://psecu.com/scholarships.  Deadline 2/28/18 by 12 p.m.

PenSPRA 2018 Scholarship: Offered to a Senior student majoring in Communications or Public Relations.  Applications available in front office, see Mrs. Burdick.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship - Must be a current senior that plans on attending a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school as a full-time student. Please go to the following web page to apply http://www.tfec.org/scholarships/pennsylvania-house-of-representatives-scholarship/  Deadline is March 1, 2018

HOSA ScholarshipSenior HOSA members.  Apply online at hosa.org/scholarships.  Dealine: March 15, 2018

Odd Fellows Home of Western PA Citizenship Award - Senior seeking vocational/technology educational opportunities or has secured employment in the trades or technology fields. Applications can be picked up in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by March 23, 2018.

PA Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) - HS Senior who has been successful in their academic pursuits while overcoming their physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, respiratory, diabetes & asthma devices, etc.  Applications can be picked up in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by March 22, 2018.

National Federation of the Blind - Must be considered Legally blind enrolled as a full time college students during 2018-2019 school year.  Must apply on-line at http://www.nfb.org/scholarships by  

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week: Program is offered to current Sophomores and Juniors. Applications available in front office, see Mrs. Burdick or online at www.pfew.orgDeadline: April 6, 2018

PA Rolling on Floor Laughing Scholarship - HS senior can submit a joke, a story, or a quick video, anything to get a laugh.  Can't be copied from the internet, must be your personal creativity.  Biggest laugh will be awarded a $500 scholarship.  Send submissions to https://pointe-pest.com/pennsylvania-scholarship/  by April 20, 2018.

American Legion Aux. Post 978 (Senior) Scholarship- Must be a senior from Bennetts Valley and planning on continuing their education at an institution of higher learning. Applications are available in the front office, please see Mrs. Burdick.  Due back to Mrs. Burdick by April 20, 2018.
 
Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Must be a HS senior member of the credit union continuing their educaiton in an accredited post-secondary college or vocational school.  Applications can be picked up in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by April 23, 2018
 
Penn Highlands Elk Auxiliary - Senior student in the Health Related Careers pursuing a career in the Health Related Field.  See Mrs. Burdick for more information by Friday, April 27, 2018
 
Valley Post 978 American Legion Scholarship - HS Senior that had attended BV Elementary school for 5 years.  Applications can be picked up in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick. Due back to Mrs. Burdick by April 30, 2018
  

The PAYBACK Challenge Scholarship - Must be a HS Senior.  10 National Grand Prize $5,000.00 Winners & 150 Honorable Mention $500.00 Awards.  To enter a 250 word essay, go to https://sites.google.com/smdutch.net/ngpfpayback/home.  

 

2018 Theme Slogan Contest - Open to All High School Seniors, who are planning on furthering their education.  Applications are available on at https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nwpaalf/2018-theme-slogan-contest Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

BV History Group Alumni Association - Graduating High School Senior enrolled in a four year college.  Applicant must have a grandparent or great grandparent that graduated from BV high school.  Applications are available in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick.  Due back to Mrs. Burdick by May 10, 2018. 

PA American Legion Scholarships Applications and scholarships can be picked up in the front office, see Mrs. Burdick or online at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/
 
--JOSEPH P GAVENONIS SCHOLARSHIP - Senior student seeking a four year degree in a PA college or university
who is a child or grandchild of PA legionnaire  or has a Parent/Grandparent who has been or is a military member. Deadline: May 31, 2018 
--ROBERT W VALIMONT ENDOWMENT - Senior student seeking a two year degree in a PA school who is a child or
grandchild of PA legionnaire or has a Parent/Grandparent who has been or is a military member. 
Deadline: May 31, 2018
--ROBERT TRACE ESSAY CONTEST - Open to students 15 - 18 years of age who is a child or grandchild of PA
legionnaireDeadline: May 31, 2018
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AES ScholarshipAvailable to all students.  Apply online at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarship.htm.  Deadline:  October 6, 2018
  

Commissioners of Elk County - awarding 2- $5000.00 scholarships to an Elk County Student earning a degree in Natural Gas (or related) industry.  Applications are available at the Commissioner's office at the Elk County Courthouse Annex or online at www.co.elk.pa.us.  Return completed applications to the commissioner's office (either in person or by mail) no later than 4:00 p.m. May 30, 2018........NO EXCEPTIONS.  

PA Municipal League Senior Essay Scholarship (PML) -   High School Senior student.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Burdick's office.  Due to Mrs. Burdick by June 1, 2018