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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

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

Giving Back What We Got Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior with a minimum 3.25 GPA and two (2) years participation in a competitive sport (need not be school-sponsored).
Deadline04/25/19
Information: $250 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Beaver-Lawrence County Central Labor Council Scholarship & Donald E. McNutt Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who have been accepted as a full-time student in a post-secondary program. Applicant must be a union member, or a dependent child of a union member or grandchild residing in the home of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the Beaver-Lawrence County Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Deadline04/26/19
Information: $1,000 award. Click on the following to access an application:

Edgar Snyder & Associates - Words to be Heard Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school in Fall 2019.
Deadline04/26/19
Information: One $10,000 scholarship and two (2) $5,000 scholarships awarded. For an application, click on the link below:

Tom Wagner & Theo Sabin Meyer Memorial Scholarships
EligibilityGraduating high school seniors who have been accepted as a full-time student in a post-secondary program. Applicant must be a union member, or a dependent child of a union member or grandchild residing in the home of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the Erie-Crawford County Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Deadline04/26/19
Information: $500 and $750 scholarship. Click on the following to access an application:
 
2018-2019 Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation - Community Service Scholarship
Eligibility: Candidate must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year post-secondary education program.
Deadline: 04/26/19
Information: One (1) $10,000 award annually, granted to one (1) recipient. For an application, click on the following:
 

Carl A. Bongiovanni Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors wishing to apply to a post-secondary technical institution and pursue a career in the construction trades.
Deadline04/27/19
Information: $1,000 scholarship directed to the institution of the student's choice, payable each year for as long as the student is enrolled and maintains a 2.5 GPA (up to three years). For an application, click on the following:

Mercer County Central Labor Council (MCCLC) — 2019 Anna J. Rickert Memorial Scholarship
EligibilityHigh school seniors planning to continue his/her education at a college, university or other accredited post-secondary school. Applicant must be a child or step child of a union member in good standing from one of the Mercer County, PA Central Labor Council's participating unions in good standing with the MCCLC. 
Deadline04/30/19
Information: $1,000 award. Click on the following to access an application:

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) Foundation
Eligibility:Applicants must attend, be enrolled full-time or accepted in an accredited post-high school educational institution, including two- or four-year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the U.S.; demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined; have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Deadline04/30/19
InformationRecipients will be awarded one (1) grant ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, payable directly to the school to which the recipient has been accepted.
Website: http://pmahcc.org

Pointe Pest Control ROFL Scholarship

Eligibility: High school senior from Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware.  
Deadline04/30/19
Information: One-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded on May 30, 2019. All applications must be submitted electronically at the provided link.
Websitehttps://pointe-pest.com/scholarships/

Butler County Scholarship Committee - Lillian L. Heck Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors in financial need accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Deadline: 04/30/19
Information: Applicant's nomination packet must include nomination form, copy of 2018 tax forms and post-secondary acceptance letter. Scholarship to be awarded on Wednesday, May 8. For an application, click on the following:

 

Malcolm M. Prine WPFOA Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: High school varsity football players at schools that are WPFOA affiliates.

Deadline: 05/01/19

Information: $14,000 scholarship, payable at $3,500 per semester for the first four (4) semesters beginning in Fall 2019 at an accredited post-secondary education institution. For an application, click on the following:  


Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania - Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors interested in furthering their studies in an environmentally-related field. Applicants must be applying to a two- or four-year college or university, majoring in an environmental area of study.
Deadline: 05/03/19
Information: One (1) $2,500 scholarship
 
TransCanada Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students enrolled in a post-secondary institution
Deadline05/17/19
Information: Scholarships available in five (5) categories.

B. Davis Scholarship
Eligibility: All high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution
Deadline05/24/19
Information: $1,000 scholarship
Websitehttp://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

 

Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship Program

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 an accredited Western Pennsylvania trade or vocational degree program to learn an industry-related trade or skill. 

Deadline: 05/31/19

Information:  Three (3) $500 scholarships available For an application, click on the following:  


Pureland Supply Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students who have been accepted at an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade school. 
Deadline06/01/19
Information: Annual $1,000.00 scholarship. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.  
Websitehttps://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx

 

Rachel A. Mogielski Scholarship Fund Award Application
Eligibility: High school seniors who intend to attend college or any other type of furthering education.
Deadline: 06/01/19
Information: Four (4) to five (5) $2,000.00 scholarships awarded. For an application, click on the following:


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. 
Deadline06/14/19
Information: Annual $1,000 scholarship.  
Websitehttp://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

Butler County Community College - 2019-2020 (BC3) Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Butler County residents who will be 2019 graduates from a Butler County public high school; who rank in the top 10 percent of their class; and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Deadline07/01/19
Information: Free tuition for up to three (3) consecutive semesters as long as a 3.5 GPA is maintained. For details, click on the following:
Website: https://www.bc3.edu/paying/financial-aid/scholarships.html

2019 Miracle League of Southwestern PA Scholarships:

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors.
DeadlineN/A
Information: One (1) $500 scholarship for a female senior and one $500 scholarship for a male senior. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Websitehttp://mlswpa.org/

 

College Sports Scholarships — Get Recruited to Play College Sports  

Websitehttp://www.collegesportsscholarships.com


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

 

C. Harper Positive High School Athlete Awards and Scholarships

Websitehttp://pittsburgh.positiveathlete.org/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.

 



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.

 

 
 
 



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.