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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

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

Peter N. Davis Rise Above Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors accepted to an accredited two-year college or four-year university in New Jersey or Pennsylvania during 2020.
Deadline: 05/15/20
Information: One $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships awarded.

NAEHCY Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students actively pursuing post-secondary education and who are eligible for McKinney-Vento assistance or have experienced homelessness.
Deadline: 05/22/20
Information: $2,000 scholarship for 2020-2021 Academic Year.

2020 B. Davis Scholarship

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

Future Funded Contest
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors with a minimum average 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: 05/24/20
Information: Four (4) $25,000 cash prizes awarded.

PB&J Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.
Deadline: 05/31/20
Information: $500 to $1,000 scholarship.
Rachel A. Mogielski Scholarship Fund Award Application
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors. 
Deadline: 06/01/20
Information: Applicants must submit a typed statement (300 words or less), providing the applicant's personal definition of “family.” Scholarship awards will attend the 23rd anniversary Rachel’s Golf Outing on July 18, 2020.

Butler County Community College Education Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: High school seniors attending Butler County schools
Deadline: 07/01/20
Information: Merit-based, academic award program and is not considered financial aid. Most scholarships are merit based and reward academic success. Some scholarships may require financial need, which is verified through FAFSA.

Console and Associates Legal Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors pursuing any type of law, pre-law, paralegal studies, or other law-related degree may apply. Applicants must meet minimum GPA and citizenship requirements to be considered.  
Deadline: 07/15/20
Information: $1,000 scholarship. Application requirements include an original essay, an unofficial transcript, and proof of college enrollment or acceptance. (A paid, official transcript is not required to apply.) 

AES Engineers Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students, regardless of their field of study.
Deadline: 10/05/20
Information: Students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay answering the question:"When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?" The $500 scholarship to be awarded based on character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

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. 
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

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  



C. Harper Positive High School Athlete Awards and Scholarships



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.