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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

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

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Educational Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors 
Deadline: 03/18/20
Information: $1,000 scholarship

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Trade Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors 
Deadline: 03/18/20
Information: $500 trade school scholarship


Viola Zimmerman Memorial Revitalization Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High school seniors. Financial need considered.
Deadline: 03/20/20
Information: Two (2) $500 scholarships. Applicants must submit two (2) recent volunteer letters from the local community as well as a typed, double-spaced 1,000-1,500-word essay on the importance of local artisans and craftsman to a community. For an application, see below.


Mars Area Education Association Scholarship Application

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 8 a.m. on 03/20/20
Information: Click on the following for an application:

 
AFS Senior Scholarship Application
Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 03/20/20
Information: Applicants must submit a 300- to 500-word essay on “Why Learning about Other Cultures is Important.” Click on the following for an application:


Butler County Coordinating Council Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors planning to attend a four-year college/university as an education major.

Deadline: 03/25/20
Information: One (1) $500 scholarship. Applicants must submit a completed application, letters of reference, high school transcript, and essay. For an application, see below:


Frank W. Preston Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors intending to pursue an engineering, environmental or conservation degree.
Deadline: 04/01/20
Information: Three (3) $3,000.00 scholarships to be awarded. For an application, see below:

Women's Club of Southern Butler County — Financial Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college or university. Financial need considered.
Deadline: Submit to Guidance Office by 8 a.m. on 04/01/20
Information: One (1) $1,000 scholarship. For an application, see below:

Women's Club of Southern Butler County — Vocational Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students planning to continue their education at a community college or any other vocational/technical school. Financial need considered.
Deadline: Submit to Guidance Office by 8 a.m. on 04/01/20
Information: One (1) $1,000 scholarship. For an application, see below:

Epilepsy Association of Western & Central PA Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors (Class of 2020) who have been diagnosed with epilepsy/seizure disorder and who are enrolling full-time in an accredited post-secondary academic or vocational program. Applicants must be residents of Western or Central Pennsylvania and must attend at least one association Run/Walk event. 
Deadline: 04/01/20
Information: $1,000 to $1,500 scholarship. 

Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors and junior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in biology and chemistry and who are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary, agricultural or other animal-related fields.
Deadline: 04/01/20
Information: Applicants must submit a 750-word essay. Recipients of the $1,000 Scholarship will receive a summer internship at the hospital. 

Lefcon Technology Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors accepted to a two- or four-year college, university, or technical school.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/02/20
Information: $2,500 scholarship. Click on the following for an application:


William R. “Beel” Neel Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School student graduate enrolling in a technical or vocational school, community or junior college, or university over the course of one school year.
Deadline: 04/03/20
Information: $5000 scholarship renewable for one year. Recipients may apply for subsequent years. Click on the following for more information:


Mars Area High School Student Council Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors who are members of Student Council and are attending an accredited institution of higher education in Fall 2020.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/05/20
Information: $500 scholarship based on GPA, leadership positions held, community service involvement and essay. Financial need considered. For an application, click on the following:

Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Students of Italian heritage demonstrating financial need to pursue higher education.
Deadline: 04/06/20
Information: $4,000 annual scholarship renewable at $2,000 per semester


Belinda A. Terzich Memorial Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Female Mars Area High School seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting/finance, science, technology, engineering or math at a four-year accredited college.
Deadline: 04/08/20
Information: $3000 non-renewable scholarship
Website: www.marsplanetfoundation.org


Rich-Mar Rotary Club Scholarship Application
Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university; 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 a vocational/technical degree at an accredited vocational/technical school or college. Must provide evidence of extra-curricular and service involvement in school, community, place of worship, etc. (Note: Family members of Rich-Mar Rotarians are not eligible to participate in this scholarship program.)

Deadline: 3 p.m. on 04/09/20
Information: First ($2,500) and second place ( $1,500) scholarships will be awarded. For an application, click on the following:

Butler Junior Women's Club Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who reside in Butler County with a minimum GPA of 3.75 and who is active in service organizations.
Deadline: Postmarked by 04/10/20
Information: For an application, see below:


Royal Grange Scholarship
Eligibility: High school senior majoring in an agriculture-related field of study. Financial need, community service and special family situations considered.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: Recipient is eligible for four (4) years and must maintain a 2.0 average to continue scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

 
Ross McConnell Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior enrolled in a Vocational-Technical Program who has been accepted for the upcoming school year at a trade school, technical school, community college, four-year college or university, or other post-secondary school.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $500.00 non-renewable scholarship. Click on the following for more information:


Mars Planet Foundation — Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who has been accepted to a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university. Must demonstrate community service.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $2,500 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. Click on the following for more information:

 


Mars Area High School Swimming & Diving Boosters — Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area School District senior swimmer or diver accepted to a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $250 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first-year post-secondary education.

The Edward & Bethel Kean Foundation — STEM Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA who has been accepted for the upcoming school year to a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university and pursuing a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $2,000 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. Click on the following for more information:

The Edward & Bethel Kean Foundation — Scholarship for the Arts
Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA who has participated in the arts while in while in high school (i.e. orchestra, band, chorus, art, graphic arts, photography, drama productions, etc.) and has been accepted or enrolled for the upcoming school year at a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $2,000 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. Click on the following for more information:

Edward R. Choura Vocational-Technical Automotive Technology Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior enrolled in a Vocational-Technical program and who has been accepted for the upcoming school year at an automotive trade school or other such institution.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $1,000 non-renewable scholarship. Click on the following for more information:

 

Butler County Community College — Pioneer Education Scholarship
Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA who has been accepted to Butler County Community College for the upcoming school year.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/15/20
Information: $1,000 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. Click on the following for more information:


University of Pittsburgh Scholarship (established by the Manerino Family)

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors attending the University of Pittsburgh.
Deadline04/15/20
Information: $2500 scholarship (for freshman year only)
Website: www.marsplanetfoundation.org


Mars Rod and Gun Club Scholarship
Eligibility: Students planning to attend any type of post-secondary school 

Deadline: 8 a.m. on 04/15/20
Information: $500 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Carl A Bongiovanni Vo-Tech Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors seeking to further their education in one of the following trades: carpentry, construction management, construction trades (or similar program), drywall/lathing, electrician, horticulture, HVAC, ironworking, masonry, plumbing or welding.
Deadline: 04/17/20
Information: Renewable $2,000 scholarship for up to three years. For an application, click on the following:

Patti and Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: High school seniors with an interest in the arts and who has applied to an accredited college, university or conservatory that offers a four-year program in music or performing arts. The student's talent, financial need, scholastic merit,  and school/community involvement will be considered.
Deadline: 04/17/20
Information: $4,000 scholarship. An interview and audition may be required. For an application, see below:

2020 Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship
Eligibility: High school juniors who are a Western Pennsylvania residents and are entering their senior year of high school in September 2020. Applicants must exhibit a substantial interest in a career in sports medicine, academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community involvement.
Deadline: 04/18/20
Information: One scholarship for the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) will be awarded to a selected individual in 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) at the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center. For an application, click on the following:


Giving Back What We Got Scholarship Application
Eligibility: Applicants must be have two (2) years of participation in a competitive sport and have a 3.25 GPA or higher

Deadline: 04/20/20
Information: $250 scholarship. Applicants must submit a writing sample of less than 350 words on a personal experience that made an impact. For an application, click on the following: 


Student Insights — Student-View Scholarship Program

Eligibility: High school seniors.
Deadline: 04/22/20
Information: One (1) $5,000 scholarship, two (2) $1,000 scholarships, 10 $500 scholarships.

Website: http://www.student-view.com/


Raymond P. Schleiden Family Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who are children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of a current member of The American

Legion Post 548 or Legion Post 787 in good standing, and who has been a member of their Post for the past two (2) consecutive years.

Deadline: 04/24/20 
Information: $3,000 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Program
Eligibility: High school seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0accepted to a post-high school education institution, including a two- or four-year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the United States. Applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry and must demonstrate unmet financial need.
Deadline: 04/30/20
Information: Up to $2,000 scholarship.

Anna J. Rickert Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors planning to extend their education at a college, university or accredited secondary school. Applicants must be the child or step-child of a Union Member in good standing from one of the Mercer County (PA) Central Labor  Council's participating unions.
Deadline: 04/30/20
Information: One (2) $2,000, $1,.000 and $500 scholarship to be awarded. For an application, see below:

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.


2020 B. Davis Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students  
Deadline: 05/22/20
Information: $1,000 scholarship 
Websitehttp://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm


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. 
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

 

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.

 

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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