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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

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

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship 
Eligibility: Current high school juniors who intend to enroll in college full-time for the first time in Fall 2022. 
Deadline: 01/22/21 at 5 p.m.
Information: Full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. 

Berkshire Hathaway Dream…Innovate… Grow Scholarship
Eligibility: High school seniors who intend to become a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school in Fall 2021.
Deadline: 02/12/21
Information: $1,000 (renewable) scholarship
 
Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh (JSS)
Eligibility: High school students, who are Jewish and have lived in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Beaver, Butler or Washington County for at least two years and and need financial assistance to attend an accredited institution of higher education. Other factors may include academic achievement, field of study, school attending, and Jewish and general community involvement.
Deadline: 02/12/21
Information: Awards are distributed on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

2021 PSECU Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who will be attending a two- or four-year community college, college, or university. Applicants must be a PSECU member by Dec. 31, 2020, to be eligible to apply.
Deadline: noon on 02/26/21
Information: $8,000 award ($2,000 per year, up to four years),

First Commonwealth Bank College Scholarship Program 

Eligibility: High school seniors with a 3.0 GPA and who is planning to attend a college or university.
Deadline: 5 p.m. on 03/01/21
Information: One-time gift of $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must complete an application and an essay (500 words or less) detailing how they put their community first by their community involvement and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom.
Website: https://www.fcbanking.com/why-us/community-commitment/scholarship/scholarship-application/
 

Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship 
Eligibility: High school seniors applying to an accredited undergraduate program at a college, university, or educational institution during Fall 2021. 
Deadline: 03/01/21
Information: $1,500 scholarship

Belinda A. Terzich Memorial Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Female Mars Area High School students with a 3.5 or higher GPA, who have attended the school for all of Grades 11-12 and are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in accounting/finance, science, technology, engineering or math at a four-year accredited college. Must demonstrate school spirit by participation and/or attendance at school events or in sports or other school-related activities.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/02/21
 
Information: $3,000 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:

LEFCON Technology Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School senior accepted to an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or technical school.
Deadline: Submit to the Guidance Office by 04/02/21
Information: $2,500 scholarship. For more information, click on the following:
 


William R. “Beel” Neel Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors enrolling in technical or vocational school, community/junior college, or university.
Deadline: 04/03/21
Information: $5,000 scholarship to pursue social justice through their education. For more information, click on the following:


Women's Club of Mars Scholarship
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Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors planning on continuing their education at a two-year public college, junior colleges, hospital schools for nursing, four-year colleges or universities, trade, vocational or business schools.
Deadline: 04/06/21
Information: $250 scholarship
Website: https://delventhal-law.com/practice-areas/fort-wayne-car-accident-attorney/

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:
 

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 renewable 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 renewable 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 renewable 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: $2,500 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-Tech& Bethel Kean Foundation Scholarship for the Arts

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 renewable 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/

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.
 

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.

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/

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.
 
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.

 

 
 
 



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