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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

The following are current scholarship/award opportunities open to students at Mars Area High School:

U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship
Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors demonstrating leadership by serving in elected or appointed positions representing a constituency in organizations related to student government, education, public affairs and community service.
Deadline: 12/01/19
Information: $10,000 scholarship


PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship

Eligibility: Students enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school.
Deadline: 12/31/19
Information: $1,000 scholarship. Application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning. Winner will be selected by Jan. 15, 2020,.

Berkshire Hathaway Dream... Innovate... Grow Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who are permanent Pennsylvania residents; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have been accepted to college, university, high school or trade school.
Deadline: 01/03/20 (by 5 p.m.) 
Information: Renewable $1,000 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

PSECU Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors graduating in Spring 2020 and planning on attending a two- or four-year community college, college or university.
Deadline: 02/28/20
Information: Six (6) $2,000 scholarships renewal up to four years.

Womens Club of Mars Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors graduating in Spring 2020 and planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning.
Deadline: 02/28/20
Information: Three (3) $500.00 scholarships to be awarded. For an application, see below:

Viola Zimmerman Memorial Revitalization Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High school seniors. Financial need considered.
Deadline: 03/20/20
Information: Two (2) $500 scholarships. Applicants must submit two (2) recent volunteer letters from the local community as well as a typed, double-spaced 1,000-1,500-word essay on the importance of local artisans and craftsman to a community. For an application, see below.

Butler County Coordinating Council Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors planning to attend a four-year college/university as an education major.

Deadline: 03/25/19
Information: One (1) $500 scholarship. Applicants must submit a completed application, letters of reference, high school transcript, and essay. For an application, see below

Epilepsy Association of Western & Central PA Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors (Class of 2020) who have been diagnosed with epilepsy/seizure disorder and who are enrolling full-time in an accredited post-secondary academic or vocational program. Applicants must be residents of Western or Central Pennsylvania and must attend at least one association Run/Walk event. 
Deadline: 04/01/20
Information: $1,000 to $1,500 scholarship. 

2020 B. Davis Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students  
Deadline: 05/22/20
Information: $1,000 scholarship 



Trib Total Media - Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who live in the Pittsburgh region and who are enrolling in an accredited four-year college or university as an communications, English, journalism or writing major. Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA.
Deadline: 12/31/19
Information: $7,500/year scholarship and paid summer internship.


College Sports Scholarships — Get Recruited to Play College Sports  


University of Dayton - Leadership in Service Scholarship 

Eligibility: Students who have an innate desire for personal development and are committed to service within their school, church or community. 
Information$10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year for 4 years). Recipient will be considered for a merit scholarship worth $98,000 over four (4) years. For more information, call (800) 837-7433 or e-mail


C. Harper Positive High School Athlete Awards and Scholarships


H&R Block Budget Challenge
Eligibility: Budget Challenge is limited to those students playing in a classroom registered by their teacher. Students and parents, be sure to tell teachers to enroll your class for the chance to win some big bucks to put towards your future.
Information: Challenge helps teens get real-world ready from the safety of a classroom. Students pay bills, manage expenses, save money, invest in retirement, and pay taxes as if they were recent college graduates.


Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund

Eligibility:  Grade 12

Deadline:  Open

Information:  For anyone pursuing vocational training after high school who is in need of financial assistance.  Grants of $1,000 or more may be available for students with demonstrated financial need.  For more information, click on the following:  


Jack Stephan Mind’s Eye Scholarship

Eligibility: All High School Graduates
Deadline: Open
Information: Students who demonstrate financial need and are planning to pursue an art or art-related program of study after High School. For more information, click on the following:


*Deadlines are often dates by which all materials should be received by the sponsoring organization. Be sure to leave time for the processing of all materials by the Guidance Office.


 — Applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation take time. Please allow a minimum of five (5) school days for these to be processed and mailed.


For more information regarding any of the above scholarship opportunities, contact the Mars Area High School Guidance Office at (724) 625-1581. Forms and further details are available in the Guidance Office.



Any organizations and/or links listed on this page are offered for informational purposes only and do not constitute any endorsement or warranty of services by Mars Area School District. Any individual choosing to contact any of the above organizations does so at their own risk and Mars Area School District, it agents and employees assume no liability that may be attributed to use of these providers/agencies.