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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture — 1994 Tribal Scholars Program 

Eligibility: High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who have been accepted to enroll as full-time student in a 1994 Land-Grant Tribal College or University. Must demonstrate leadership and community service.
Deadline: 01/31/22
Information: Applicants must submit an official transcript and a 500-800 word essay describing 1) What motivates you to consider a career in public service working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Include information about your educational and career goals and how this scholarship may assist you to achieve them; 2) How did you become interested in studying food, agriculture, and natural resource sciences or another related discipline in college.
Website: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/usda-1994-tribal-scholars-program-student-application.pdf


U.S. Department of Agriculture — 1890 National Scholars Program

Eligibility: High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, a combined SAT score of 1,080 and ACT score of 21, and who have been accepted to study agriculture, food sciences, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines at a 1890 Land-Grant University. Must demonstrate leadership and community service.
Deadline: 01/31/22
Information: Applicants must submit an official transcript and a 500-800 word essay on one of the listed topics. 1) My interest in working for USDA. 2) How I envision the scholarship will impact me personally and my future as a public servant. 3) My experiences and perceptions about agriculture, food sciences and natural resource sciences.
Website: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2022-1890-scholars-high-school-application.pdf


Carlow University — Celtic STEM Scholars Program

Eligibility: High school students with a minimum 3.00 GPA, who are Pell-eligible and demonstrate unmet financial need. Students must be accepted to Carlow University with a declared major in biology, chemistry or data analytics.
Deadline: 02/01/22
Information: Up to $10,000 each year. Applicants must interview with the selection committee (virtual or in-person).
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating student-athletes.
Deadline: 02/15/22
Information: $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years. For an application, click on the following:

Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh Fund
Eligibility: Jewish high school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: 02/24/22
Information: Demonstrated financial need is a primary criterion in evaluating applicants. Financial information is considered along with other pertinent facts such as family size and the number of children/siblings in college.
Website: https://www.jfcspgh.org/services/scholarships/


ASM International - Pittsburgh Chapter - Katz-Soler High School Scholarship 
Eligibility: High school seniors enrolling in an engineering program of study.
Deadline: 02/25/22
Information: $1,500 scholarship 


Mars Rod & Gun Club Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students planning on attending any type of post-secondary school.

Deadline: 02/28/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $500 scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

Women’s Club of Mars Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School seniors pursuing any form of higher education, including two-year public colleges, junior colleges, hospital schools for nursing, four-year colleges or universities, trade, vocational or business schools.

Deadline: 02/28/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: Two (2) scholarships available. For application information, click on the following:

Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication and remain in the approved course of study through graduation.
Deadline: 02/28/21
Information: $30,000 scholarship awarded in annual installments of up to $7,500 each. Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must complete summer internship(s) at Trib Total Media.
 
Scholarship for Diversity in Media
Eligibility: High school students planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication and remain in the approved course of study through graduation. Must be a minority as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Program (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Multi-racial)
Deadline: 02/28/21
Information: $30,000 scholarship awarded in annual installments of up to $7,500 each. Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must complete summer internship(s) at Trib Total Media.


Berkshire Hathaway Trade School & College Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students with a minimum 3.0 GPA intending to enroll full-time at a college, university or trade school in Fall 2022

Deadline: 03/01/22 by 2 p.m.

Information: $1,000 scholarship, renewable up to four years. For application information, click on the following:


2022 Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship

Eligibility: Students applying to or enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college, university, or educational institution in Fall 2022.

Deadline: 03/01/22

Information: Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships available.

Website: https://www.clearviewfcu.org/Community/Ralph-B-Canterbury-Scholarship


PAEOP — Hermine Solt Student Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors enrolling in a two- to five-year post-secondary institution and pursuing a business-related field (office technology, accounting, secretarial, business education (including business education teaching), business management, etc.).  
Deadline: 03/01/22
Information:  $500 scholarship
Website: https://www.paeop.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=71

PHN Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is planning to pursue a degree in a healthcare or allied healthcare related field.

Deadline: 03/11/22

Information: $30,000 in academic awards available

Website: https://phnfoundation.net/healthcare-scholarships.aspx


Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Scholarship
Eligibility: High School juniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA who are committed to pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution. Must be involved in co-curricular and community service and demonstrate financial need.
Deadline: 03/15/21
Information: $10,000 to $25,000 scholarships available. For more information, see below.
 
Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance
Eligibility: High school senior enrolling during the Spring 2022 semester.
Deadline: 03/29/22
Information: Applicants must e-mail 2,000-word essay, with “Georges Lieber” in the Subject line to gettysburgcollegejewishstudies@gmail.com.


PEO Chapter BG Sara A. Winland Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors attending college in the United States in Fall 2022.

Deadline: 03/31/22 by 5 p.m.

Information: $300 scholarship. For application information, click on the following:


BC3 Pioneer Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is enrolling at Butler County Community College.
Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)
Information: $1,000.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

Belinda A. Terzich Memorial Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Female students with a minimum 3.5 GPA; who have attended Mars Area High School attended for (at least) her full junior and senior years; and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance, science, technology, engineering or math at a accredited, four-year college. Applicants must demonstrate school spirit through participation and attendance at school events.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $3,000.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

The Edward R. Choura Vocational–Technical Automotive Technology Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors, who are enrolled in a Vocational-Technical program and have been enrolled for the upcoming school year in an automotive trade school or other such institution.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $1,000.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

The Edward and Bethel Kean Foundation Scholarship for the Arts

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA, who have participated in the arts (i.e. orchestra, band, chorus, art classes, graphic arts, photography, drama productions, etc). and who have been accepted or enrolled for the upcoming school year in a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $2,000.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

The Edward and Bethel Kean Foundation STEM Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA, planning on pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $2,000.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

Kimberly Young Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Female Mars Area High School seniors planning on pursuing a degree in education (preK-12), specifically special education, at a four-year accredited college.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $1,000.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:


Lefcon Technology Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors accepted to an accredited two- or four-year college/university, or technical school.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $2,500.00 scholarship. For application information, click on the following:


Mars Area High School Swimming & Diving Boosters Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior swimmers or divers accepted or enrolled for the upcoming school year in an accredited technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $500.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

Mars Planet Foundation Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA accepted to or enrolled in a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university. Must demonstrate community service participation.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $2,500.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

The Ross McConnell Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors, who are enrolled in a vocational-technical program and have been accepted to or enrolled for the upcoming school year in a trade school, technical school, community college, four-year college or university, or other post-secondary school.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit to the Guidance Office by no later than 8 a.m.)

Information: $500.00 non-renewable scholarship. For application information, click on the following:

William R. “Beel” Neel Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School students enrolled in a technical or vocational school, community/junior college, or university and pursuing social justice.

Deadline: 04/01/22 (Submit the following items via email to billneelscholarship@gmail.com​)

Information: $5,000 scholarship. Recipients may re-apply for subsequent years. For application information, click on the following:


Epilepsy Association Scholarship 

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, who have an epilepsy/seizure disorder and are enrolling in a post-secondary institution.  
Deadline: 04/04/22
Information:  $1,000 to $1,500 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Jake’s Way Scholarship

Eligibility: College-bound Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have partcipated in a high school sport

Deadline: 04/08/22

Information: Two (2) non-renewable $5,000 scholarships available. For application information, click on the following:


Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Application

Eligibility: High school students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has been accepted to an accredited post-secondary educational institution, including two- or four-year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school. Must have at least one parent or grandparent of Hispanic ancestry. Community involvement is required

Deadline: 04/30/22

Information: Up to $1,000 grant. For application information, click on the following:

The Cambrian Foundation — The Legare R. Hole III Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students with and interest in Marine Science, diving, or a related field.

Deadline: 05/01/22

Information: $1,000-$2,500 scholarship to pay for any form of continuing education, field work or hands-on programs. For application information, click on the following:

Duke Kunshan University Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students (Grades 9-12)
Deadline: N/A
Information: Full-tuition scholarship for the duration of the four-year program

Cambrian Foundation — Legare R. Hole III Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: High school students age 18 and older.
Deadline: N/A
Information: Opportunity to work with the Cambrian Foundation research teams on intensive hands-on environmental/marine science study. Experience can be recognized for academic credit. 

Pegare R. Hole, III, Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: High school students (age 18) who demonstrate an interest in marine science or in a related field
Deadline: N/A
Information: Scholarship awarded to enable the recipient to participate in Cambrian Foundation research projects and day-to-day operations.

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. 
DeadlineN/A
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 admission@udayton.edu.
Websitehttps://www.udayton.edu/m/lis.php


Ted & Betty Rice Memorial Fund
Eligibility: High school seniors
Deadline: N/A
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:

 

College Sports Scholarships — Get Recruited to Play College Sports  

Websitehttp://www.collegesportsscholarships.com

 

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.

 



PLAN AHEAD
 — 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.

 

 
 
 



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