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Scholarship/Award Opportunities

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

Pennsylvania Society’s Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award
Eligibility: High school juniors 
Deadline: 02/24/23
Information: The scholarship offers a first-place prize of $6,000, a second-place prize of $4,000, and a third-place prize of $2,000.
Website: https://www.pasociety.com/scholarship

 

Armco Credit Union Scholarship Program 2023
Eligibility: HighSchool students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is bound for full-time enrollment at an accredited college/university or trade school where additional expenses are accrued in Fall 2023. Must have been an Armco Credit Union member, or have a parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing since Dec. 31, 2022.
Deadline: 02/28/23
Information: $1,000 scholarship.
Website: https://www.armcocu.com/armco-credit-union-scholarships/


EQT Foundation — Energizing Your Education Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Graduating high school student planning to attend either a two- or four-year educational institution.
Deadline: 03/31/23
Information: Fifteen (15) $10,000 scholarships to be awarded
Website: https://eqtscholarships.versaic.com/login


The Don McCleary Trade Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating Mars Area High School and Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School seniors furthering their education in one of the following trades: Heating/Cooling, Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Carpentry, Collision Repair, Heavy Equipment Repair, or Welding
Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.
Information: $2,000 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Ross McConnell Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors currently enrolled in a vocational-technical program who has been accepted or enrolled for the upcoming school year in a trade school, technical school, community college, four-year college or university, or other post-secondary school.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $500.00 non-renewable scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Lefcon Technology Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School students accepted to attend a two- or four-year college or university or a technical school.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $2,500 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Edward R. Choura Vocational-Technical Automotive Tech Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors currently enrolled in a vocational-technical program, who will be continuing their education in automotive technology at an automotive trade school or similar institution/program.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $1,000 non-renewable scholarship. Must submit 500-word essay. For an application, click on the following:

BC3 Pioneer Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA, who has been accepted to or enrolled for the upcoming school year in Butler County Community College.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $1,000 non-renewable scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

William R. “Beel” Neel Scholarship

Eligibility: Mars Area High School students pursuing social justice through their education and enrolled in technical or vocational school, community/junior college, or university.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $5,000 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Mars Backstop Club Baseball Player Scholarship

Eligibility: Members of a Mars Area High School baseball team accepted or enrolled for the upcoming school year in a technical school, community college, or 4-year college or university

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $2,000 non-renewable scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Kean Foundation Scholarship for the Arts

Eligibility: High school students with a 2.5 or higher GPA who has participated in the arts while in high school (i.e. orchestra, band, chorus, art classes, graphic arts, photography, drama productions, etc) and who has been accepted to or enrolled for the upcoming school year in a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $2,000 non-renewable scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Kean Foundation Scholarship STEM Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students with a 2.5 or higher GPA who is pursuing a career in a STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) and who has been accepted to or enrolled for the upcoming school year in a technical school, community college, or four-year college or university.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $2,000 non-renewable scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Kimberly Young Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Female Mars Area High School seniors pursuing a degree in education, specifically special education, at a four-year accredited college.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $1,500 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Helen Anderson Memorial Scholarship 

Eligibility: Mars Area High School seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA who has been accepted or is enrolled for the upcoming school year in a technical school, community college or four-year college or university.

Preference given to a student, who is first in his/her immediate family to attend college or apply to

formal post-high school education.

Deadline: 03/31/23 — Submit to the Guidance Office.

Information: $2,000, one-year renewable scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay. For an application, click on the following:

Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Pennsylvania public high school seniors, who plan to pursue a career in a communications field (i.e., journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.). Candidates should have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and already been accepted at or applied to a two- or four-year college, vocational-technical school or other institution of higher learning.
Deadline: 04/13/23
Information: One-year, $1,000 scholarship.


Cambrian Foundation — Legare R. Hole III Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: High scxool students with a demonstrated interest in marine science, diving, or a related field.

Deadline: 05/01/23

Information: $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship. For an application, click on the following:

Bold.org — 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

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 [email protected]
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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