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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

The following are current scholarship/award opportunities open to students at Mars Area High School:
 
Ascensus Specialties Callery Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors with plans to further their education in the STEM-related field
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/09/21
Information: $1,000 scholarship. For an application, see below:

Women’s Club of Southern Butler County Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors planning to continue his/her education at a two-year or four-year college, or a vocational school. Financial need considered.
Deadline: 9 a.m. on 04/09/21
Information: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships available.

Mars Area High School Student Council Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior Student Council members planning to attend an institution of higher education in Fall 2021.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/09/21
Information: $500 scholarship. For an application, see below:


Mars Area Education Association Scholarship Application

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors enrolling in a post-secondary institution.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 8 a.m. on 04/09/21
Information: Applicants must submit a double-spaced essay explaining why they wish to further your education; why they chose the school in which they are enrolling; their long-term plans for fulfilling your ambition; scholastic and financial preparation; and including a list of extra-curricular activities, community service and employment history (if any). For more information, see below:


Rich-Mar Rotary Club Scholarship Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university; pursuing a program of study at an accredited two-year college with the intent and ability to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree; or pursuing a vocational/technical degree at an accredited vocational/technical school or college.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 2:30 p.m. on 04/09/21
Information: $2,500 and $1,500 scholarships. For an application, see below:

Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors with at least one parent of Italian heritage. Must demonstrate excellence and financial need.
Deadline: 04/10/21
Information: $16,000 award ($4,000 per year, up to four years),
 
Give Back What We Got Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduation Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 3.25 GPA and a minimum of two years of participation in a competitive sport.
Deadline: 04/12/21
Information: $500 scholarship. For more information, see below:

BC3 Pioneer Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA who has been accepted to attend Butler County Community College.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $1,000 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

Bernie Matthews Opportunities Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit, private or public institution in the U.S. Financial need considered.
Deadline: 04/15/21
Information: $4,000 award ($1,000 per year, up to four years),

Edward & Bethel Kean Foundation Scholarship for the Arts

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA who has been accepted to a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university and who participated in the arts (e.g. orchestra, band, chorus, art classes, graphic arts, photography, drama productions) while in high school.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $2,000 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

Edward & Bethel Kean Foundation STEM Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA who has been accepted to a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university and plans to pursue a future career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $2,000 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

University of Pittsburgh Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School seniors accepted to the University of Pittsburgh. 
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $2,500 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

Mars Area High School Swimming & Diving Boosters Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School senior swimmer or diver on the Mars Area High School Swimming & Diving Team, accepted or enrolled in an accredited technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $500 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

The Ross McConnell Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors enrolled in a vocational-technical program and accepted or enrolled in a trade school, technical school, community college, four-year college or university, or other post-secondary school.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $500 scholarship. Applicant must submit an essay describing future plans as well as any service-oriented work done in the last four years. For more information, click on the following:
 

Edward R. Choura Vocational-Technical Automotive Tech Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior enrolled in a vocational-technical program and accepted or enrolled in automotive trade school or other such institution.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $1,000 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

Mars Planet Foundation Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA accepted or enrolled in a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university. Community service required.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: $2,500 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 

Delventhal Law Scholarship
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Eligibility: High school seniors and planning on entering the law field at a four-year college/university or two-year community college in Fall 2021.
Deadline: 04/15/21
Information: $1,000 one-time award.
Website: https://delventhal-law.com/practice-areas/fort-wayne-car-accident-attorney/

Floyd L. Johnston Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School seniors with a 2.75 minimum GPA; is involved in school or community activities or is employed; and has been accepted to an accredited non-profit institution of higher education.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/21
Information: Applicants must submit a 300-word essay describing career goals and prepration the For an application, see below:

Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) Scholarship
Eligibility: High School seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are pursuing a career in a communications field (i.e. journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.) at a two- or four-year college, vocational-technical school or other institution of higher learning. 
Deadline: 04/16/21
Information: $1,000 scholarship.

Carl A. Bongiovanni Vo-Tech Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors planning to continue their education in a post-secondary institution in Carpentry, Construction Management, Construction trades (or similar program), Drywall/Lathing, Electrician, Horticulture, HVAC, Ironworking, Masonry, Plumbing or Welding.
Deadline: 04/16/21
Information: $2,000 renewable scholarship.

2021 Student-View Scholarship 
Eligibility: High school seniors
Deadline: 04/22/21
Information: One (1) $5,000 scholarship; three (3) $1,000 scholarships; ten (10) $500 scholarships.

American Legion — Raymond P. Schleiden Family Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who are daughters/granddaughters and sons/grandson of American Legion members of Post 548 and Post 787.Community involvement, work ethic, extracurricular achievements, faith-based activities, volunteerism, personal essay, and participation in American Legion-sponsored programs considered.
Deadline: 04/30/21
Information: $3,000 award. For an application, see below:

McCormick & Murphy Law Firm Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors planning on entering the law field and  attending a four-year college or university or a two-year community college in Fall 2021.
Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship.
Deadline: 04/30/21
Information: $500 award


Good Shepherd Veterinary Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors and juniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA  in biology and chemistry and planning to pursue careers in the veterinary, agricultural, or other animal-related fields.
Deadline: 04/30/21
Information: $1,000 award. For an application, see below:


PMAHCC (Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) Foundation Scholarship Program
Eligibility: High school students with at least one parent or grandparent of Hispanic ancestry, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and has been accepted into an accredited post-high school educational institution such as a two- or four-year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school, in the United States or its territories. Must demonstrate community service and financial need
Deadline: 04/30/21
Information: $2,000 grant payable directly to the school to which the recipient has been accepted.

Royal Grange Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors enrolling in post-high school education. Financial need, community service and special family situations considered
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/30/21
Information: Up to $2,000 award. For an application, see below:
 
Jake Cooper Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who have participated in a varsity sport and have been accepted to a four-year college or university for the upcoming school year. 
 
Deadline: 05/01/21
Information: $5,000 scholarship. Essay required. For an application, see below:
 
Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship
Eligibility: High School seniors interested in a career in sports medicine.
Deadline: 05/01/21
Information: $2,000 scholarshipin return for a six-week summer internship (30-40 hours per week for six weeks in a row; starting date to be mutually agreed upon). For more information, see below:

The Legare R. Hole III Memorial Scholarship 
Eligibility: High School students who have demonstrated an interest in marine science, diving, or a related field and are making a concerted effort to advance their knowledge in the field through higher education, a hands-on programs, or field work/study.
Deadline: 05/01/21
Information: Sliding $1,000-$2,500 scholarship to pay for any form of continuing education, field work, and/or hands on programs. For more information, see below:

Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund for the Performing or Technical Arts

Eligibility: High school seniors with an interest in the performing arts.
Deadline: 05/14/21
Information: $4,000 scholarships.
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PB&J Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors planning on attending a two- or four-year college in Fall 2021.
Deadline: 05/31/21
Information: $500 to $1,000 award
Website: https://pbjscholarship.org/

Rachel A. Mogielski Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors 
Deadline: 06/01/21
Information: Applicants must submit a 300-word essay including a personal definition of “family” and how  “family” has influenced the applicant's growth and future plans
Important.” For an application, see below:

American Muscle Student Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Graduating high school who are pursuing post-secondary education to earn an automotive degree or related field of study.
Deadline: noon on 06/15/21
Information: $2,500 award.

American Trucks Student Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors enrolled full time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, and who are pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study.
Deadline: noon on 06/15/21
Information: $2,500 award.

Extreme Terrain Student Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Graduating high school  seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. 
Deadline: noon on 06/15/21
Information: $2,500 award.

Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship 
Eligibility: High school seniors who have been accepted to university or a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Applicants must be a single father, a child of a single father, or closely impacted by a single father.
Deadline: 06/30/21
Information: $1,000 award.

City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are planning to attend college in Fall 2021.
Deadline: 07/31/21
Information: $1,000 scholarship
 
WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship
Eligibility: High School students who have immigrated to the United States on or after January 1, 2010.
Deadline: 09/21/21
Information: $500

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.

 

 
 
 



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.