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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

The following are current scholarship/award opportunities open to students at Mars Area High School:
Keystones Music Scholarship Competition
Eligibility: High school music students, who are Pennsylvania residents and have been accepted to a Pennsylvania college, university or music school as a music major in Fall 2024. 
Deadline: 04/30/24
Information: Auditions to be held on Saturday, May 11, at Mt. Lebanon High School.

Distinguished Young Women of Pennsylvania Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors.
Deadline: 05/01/24
Information: Participants must compete in all of the categories — Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%) and Self-Expression (15%).

Concordia Lutheran Ministries — The Korim “Good Citizen” Essay Contest & Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA with intent to enter an undergraduate institution and who has demonstrated creativity in shaping his/her citizenship and volunteer activities. Applicants with healthcare career aspirations preferred.
Deadline: 05/01/24 
Information: One $15,000 scholarship and two $7,500 scholarships available. For more information, click on the following:

Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: High school seniors, who have been accepted into an accredited college, university or conservatory that offers a four-year program in theater or performing arts (e.g. dance, drama, music, voice, costume or set design).
Deadline: 05/15/24
Information: $4,000 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship ProgramEligibility: High school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.
Deadline: 06/10/24Information: $1,000 scholarship. 

Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students planning to pursue a four-year degree in an energy-related program at an accredited Western Pennsylvania college or university or to enroll in a Western Pennsylvania-accredited trade or vocational degree program to learn a industry-related skill or trade. 
Deadline: 06/30/24
Information: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships available. For an application, click on the following:
Butler County Community College Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors at Butler County schools
Deadline: 07/01/24
Information: Multiple scholarship opportunities. For more information, click on the following

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber — Trade School Scholarship
Eligibility: High School students.
Deadline: N/A
Information: $500 scholarship: — Scholarships for Future Nurses

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors with an interest in studying nursing.
Deadline: Deadlines vary per scholarship
Information: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000

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

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 [email protected].

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  



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.