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P.S.A.T.

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PSAT/NMSQT

 

Date: October 11th, 2017

Cost: Free

Location: Curwensville AHS Cafeteria

 

Who Takes The Test: All sophomores and juniors.

 

Why Take The PSAT: On average, students who take the PSAT score 146 points higher on the SAT than those who do not.  The PSAT and SAT measure the same skills and have the same format, directions, and question types.

 

Other Benefits From Taking The PSAT:

- Juniors taking the test may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship, based on scores.

- Improve Student Test Skills: The PSAT score report gives students comprehensive personalized feedback on their test performance, allowing them to see which questions they answered incorrectly and which academic skills they should work to improve. 

- Plan for College and Careers: Students who take the PSAT receive free access to My College QuickStart, a personalized online college-and-career-planning kit that helps student search for colleges, explore majors and careers, and get a personalized SAT study plan.

 

ACT Test and Registration Dates

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FOR PRACTICE TESTS FOR THE ACT: go to www.actstudent.org and PRACTICE!

ACT Test and Registration Dates

 

Test Date: June 14, 2017

Regular Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: September 9, 2017

Regular Registration Deadline: August 4, 2017

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: October 28, 2017

Regular Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: December 9, 2017

Regular Registration Deadline: November 3, 2017

Late Registration Deadline: 

Test Date: February 10, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: January 12, 2018

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: April 14, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: March 4, 2018

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: June 9, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: May 4, 2018

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: July 14, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: June 15, 2018

Late Registration Deadline:  

 

On-line Registration Site: www.actstudent.org

Paper Registration: Available in Guidance Suite

 

Curwensville A.H.S. CEEB Code #:  390-920

 

Avoiding Scholarship Scams

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Avoiding Scholarship Scams

 

1. Never pay a fee for a scholarship.  This includes a website, agency, or person who claims they will help you find free money.  Scammers use bogus fees and terms such as "application, disbursement, redemption and processing fees" as a way to steal your money.  Scholarships are free money and should not require any fees.

 

2. Never provide a credit card, bank or savings account information.  Scammers will steal your identity and ruin your credit for years to come.  If you do, call your bank or credit card immediately and cancel your accounts.

 

3. If you see or hear the word "Guarantee" walk away.  No one controls scholarship judges' decisions and there are no scholarship guarantees out there.

 

4. Be wary of offers that claim to involve little or no work.  Real scholarships take time, energy, and work.

 

5. Before you apply for a scholarship check all the contact information.  The scholarship sponsor should supply a valid email address, phone number, and mailing address.

 

6. Avoid unsolicited scholarship requests.  If you are told that you have received an award for which you never applied, be alert.  Ask where the sponsor found your name and contact information, and research the information carefully.

 

7. Free scholarship or "financial planning" seminars often end with a sales pitch to "act now or lose out on this opportunity".  This can often lead to the purchase of various financial products such as insurance.  Legitimate organizations do not use these types of pressure tactics.

 

8. An official sounding name or endorsement doen't automaticallly mean it is real or legitimate.  Scammers may use words like "national", "education", or "federal", or they may have an official looking seal.

 

9. Some scammers tell students there are millions of scholarships out there that go unclaimed because students don't know where to apply.  This is false!  Check out www.educationplanner.org or www.fastweb.com for scholarship opportunities.

 

10. Look for typing and spelling errors on scholarship materials.  Application materials that contain typing and spelling errors or look nonprofessional may be an indication of a scam. 

 

 

Dual Enrollment Information
DUAL ENROLLMENT

Any student interested in Dual Enrollment for the 2017/18 school year should contact the guidance department via email to set up a meeting. The following universities offer Dual Enrollment programs.

Penn State DuBois
Lock Haven University
IUP

Elementary Guidance
Michelle Moore
Elementary Guidance Counselor



FAFSA Completion Nights
FAFSA Completion Night
Thursday, November 2nd @ 5:30pm at PSU Dubois
Wednesday, November 8th @ 4:00pm at PSU Dubois

Financial Aid Night
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 @ 6:00pm in the High School Auditorium



JUNIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE

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  • JUNIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE:
     
    HELPFUL WEBSITES:    www.march2success.com
                                            www.educationplanner.org
    August:
    - Review your high school courses and activities. Colleges look for challenging course work, strong grades, and extracurricular activities.
     
    September:
    - Browse college catalogs and guidebooks, and surf the Web for information.
    - List 10 colleges you would like to attend.
    - Talk to your parents and high school guidance counselor about that list to narrow it down.
    - Register and study for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).
    - Plan to attend college fairs and college representative visits at the high school.
     
    October:
    - Take the PSAT.
    - Start researching organizations that award scholarships to graduating seniors.  Being prepared early prevents missed deadlines.
     
    November:
    - Plan to attend Financial Aid Night (November 02, 2015 at 6:00 pm) sponsored by the Curwensville AHS Guidance Department. 
    - Learn about eligibility requirements for federal and private student loans.
    - Talk as a family about how much you can afford to spend for your education.
     
    January:
    - Research and plan the registration dates and test dates that you plan to take your spring SAT or ACT. 
     
    February:
    - Investigate private scholarships and other aid programs.  Check with your parents' employers, local membership organizations, or programs related to you intended course of study.
    - Start planning spring trips to investigate colleges that you are interested in attending.
    - Register for the SAT and/or ACT.  Review all test prep materials that come with your registration. 
     
    March:
    - Begin campus visits from three to six schools on your final list of consideration.  Schedule an admissions interview and tour.  Take time at each school's financial aid office to collect information.
    - Begin preparing essays for admission and scholarship applications.
    - Take the SAT and/or the ACT.
    - Mark your calendar with the dates for future tests.
     
    May:
    - Take the SAT and/or ACT.
     
    June:
    - Take the SAT and/or ACT if you scheduled a June test date.
    - Continue researching organiztions that award scholarships to graduating seniors. 
    - Continue campus tours of prospective college choices.

Pennsylvania College Planning Guide

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  • The College Database has created a no-cost resource dedicated to higher education in Pennsylvania. The goal of the page is to help high school students and their families research and identify campus, online and hybrid learning opportunities in the state that fit their needs.

     The Pennsylvania guide includes a complete look at the state's community colleges, public universities, private colleges, technical schools and distance learning options. College hopefuls can then find potential schools using our proprietary search tool, which allows quick and accurate searching by institution type, setting, size, city and cost. Students can also see the best colleges in Pennsylvania for...

       - Current and future service members

       -  Student-teacher ratio

       -  Women in technology

       -  Return on investment

     All data used in the guide and in our search tool comes from government databases such as the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). 

    Help our high school students

     Our goal is to get this data, information and search tool in front of as many high school students as possible. We have a tremendous opportunity to help young students make informed higher education decisions. You can check out our Pennsylvania colleges guide and the search tool here:

     http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-pennsylvania/

    Thank you so much for your support. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the page or our website.

    Doug Jones
    Founder
    The College Database
    About Us: http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/about-us/
    (650) 209-6042

Recently Received Scholarship Information

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Recently Received Scholarships

 

Red Titles indicate scholarships that are awarded only to Curwensville AHS students.

Green Titles indicate scholarships that are awarded to local high school students.

Blue Titles indicate scholarships that are regional, state-wide, or national in nature.

Yellow Titles indicates scholarships that are past due

 

Scholarship and school searches online: CREATE A PROFILE TO MATCH SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOU!

www.fastweb.com

www.Cappex.com

formerly www.Schoolsoup.com now http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

www.college.gov

www.educationplanner.org

www.studentscholarships.org

www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

 

 

2017 - 2018 Scholarships:

Beacon Scholarship for Rural America

https://carrot-top.com/beacon-scholarship

 

Scholarship:  Bryan Ennis Memorial Scholarship 

Scholarships are being made available to all graduating seniors who attend on a regular basis any church of any denomination located within the boundaries of Clearfield County.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Mailed and received by Noon May 31, 2018 

    

Scholarship:  Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 

The PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) is offering a $500 scholarship for a high school senior who is pursuing higher education in a business related field.  Complete Details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at www.paeop.com under Award & Scholarships.  

Nursing Scholarships:  For a list of nursing scholarships go to https://nurse.org/scholarships/

Scholarship:  The Beauty & Wellness Scholarship for Women

$1,000 award - Quarterly deadlines:  Jan 1st, March 31st, June 30th and Sept 30th every year.  Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate or

current graduate at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational or technical school.  Must be a US citizen and identify as a female.  To apply:  https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

 

Scholarship:  Penn State Millennium Scholars 

Designed for high achieving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students whol will become leaders in their chosen fields and are committed to increasing

the diversity of professionals in STEM related disciplines.  For more information:  millennium.psu.edu

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion Scholarships can be found at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/  Please see individual applications/brochures for complete rules, instructions and more information.

 

Scholarship:  Imagine America Foundation

We encourage all students looking to apply for scholarships to career and technical colleges to apply.  Apply online at: 

https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/

 

Scholarship:  Burger King Scholarship

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000

for the 2018 -19 school year.  High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.  Apply online at:  WWW.BK-SCHOLARS.COM

 

Scholarship:  Pointe Pest Control

Pointe Pest Control in Pennsylvania is offering a $500 scholarship for 2018. The scholarship will be given to a graduating senior or college freshman from Pennsylvania. There are more details about the scholarship and its qualifications in the following link:   https://pointe-pest.com/pennsylvania-scholarship

    

Scholarship:  Aspiring Animation Professional - $1,000

Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can

visit AnimationCareerReview.com and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Deadline:  June 1, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Fashion Professional - $1,000

Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can

visit fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Deadline:  June 1, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Business Professional - $1,000

Awarded to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit OnlineMBAReport.com

to find eligibility information along with an online application.

 

2017-2018 Scholarships: (Deadlines have Passed)

 

Scholarship:  GFWC Curwensville Women's Club Fine Arts Scholarship - $750 

Criteria:  Students planning to pursue a post secondary education in a Fine Arts field.  Fine Arts includes Art, Art Education, Architectural Drafting, Fashion Design, Theatre, Performing Arts or similar art fields.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.   Deadline:  May 4, 2018

 

Scholarship:  VFW Post 842 Scholarship 

Interested applicants must have an immediate family member who is a current member in good standing of VFW Post 842.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Friday, April 27, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Les Edmondson Scholarship

To qualify you must be an athlete, enrolled at an accredited college or university or accepted to a 4 year college or enrolled at an accredited technical school.  Submit an application

and write an essay that describes how involvement in sports has positively affected your life or how a coach has positively affected your life.   Applications are available in the

guidance office.

Deadline:  Essays and applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018  

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield County Counselors Scholarship - $250  

This scholarship will be presented to a student who is entering a helping profession i.e. teaching, counseling, healthcare, etc.  It will be given to a student from one of the member schools in the association.  There will be 2 - $250 scholarships awarded.

Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 25, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship 

Applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program, be a high school graduate of the class of 2016, attend school full time in the 2018-2019 school year, be a legal resident of Western/Central PA, must attend at least one of the EFWCP's Run Walks in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Johnstown or Erie.  Application available in Guidance Office.

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  Must be received by March 16, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Cheryl Ann Russell Scholarship

One page double spaced typewritten response to the following essay:  Discuss a physical or mental handicap that you live with and how you were able to overcome

the challenges faced with your disability to successfully complete your high school education and earn a diploma from Curwensville Area High School. 

Deadline:  April 27, 2018

 

Scholarship:  The Adrienne Stucke Memorial Scholarship - $500 

Awarded to one graduating senior who has earned a minimum of two Varsity Letter Awards in Volleyball and/or any one Musical Organization within  the entirety of his/her high school career (ie two Varsity Letters in Volleyball and/or two years of participation of Band, Orchestra, Choir or Show Choir) while obtaining academic success throughout all four years of high school.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 20, 2018

 

Scholarship:  The Brenda Clapsaddle Thornhill Scholarship - $750 

Criteria:   Awarded to a graduating senior girl of the Curwensville or Clearfield Area High School who personifies integrity and character, who has been a two year varsity letter winner in the sports of basketball, volleyball and/or softball, while obtaining academic success.

To apply:  All interested students should submit the application, along with an essay on the subject of how playing high school sports enriched your life on and off the playing field, and one letter of recommendation.

Deadline:  Submit application, essay, and letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before 12:00 noon on April 9, 2018.

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Youth Football Program - Boy - $500

-Criteria:  Awarded to a graduating senior boy who participated in the football program and finished the program at the high school level who personifies integrity and character while obtaining academic success.

-A sheet with details is available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Submit Application, essay, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before noon April 9, 2018

 

Scholarship: Curwensville Youth Football Program - Girl - $500  

Awarded to a graduating senior girl who participated as a cheerleader, in the band, as a flag twirler or baton twirler and finished the program at the high school level who personifies integrity and character while obtaining academic success.

- A sheet with details is available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Submit Application, essay, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before noon April 9, 2018

 

Scholarship:  The Janet McCracken Hansard Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to one graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in Social Work.  If no social work candidates apply, then candidates pursuing related majors will be considered.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 6, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Shirley A. Rowles Miller Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

1.  Graduating Senior who is entering a business or nursing major.

2.  Applicant must submit a one page HANDWRITTEN report on why you selected that major. (Do not include your name or any identifying names in the essay)

     Include a cover page with your name.

 Deadline:  Essay must be turned into the Guidance Office no later than 3 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018.

 

Scholarship:  Eileen C. Withey Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Criteria:  Graduating senior accepted into an accredited school of higher learning, Majoring in speech communications or related field, Grade average of 90 or above, One page hand written essay as to why this scholarship should be awarded to you.  Individual should be innovative, hardworking, humble, creative, selfless. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline:  April 6, 2018   

 

Scholarship:  Katrina Seaburn Memorial Scholarship - $500 (2)

Two graduating seniors from Curwensville will each receive a $500 scholarship.  To qualify for this scholarship, the senior must be a member of the National Honor Society, have

participated and lettered in a Varsity sport and lettered in band/choir/band front  during their high school career.  Applications with further details are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 6, 2018

 

Scholarship: Words To Be Heard Scholarship

-Application Guidelines:

Any high school senior who will be attending a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2016 can apply.

Applicants must fill out an application, including a recent photo and create a presentation (video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/essay) that discourages underage drinking and driving or texting while driving.  Visit www.edgarsnyder.com/scholarship to download an application and view the official rules.

Deadline:  All application materials must be postmarked by March 23, 2018.  Submit materials to:

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Words to be Heard - Marketing Department

US Steel Tower, 10th Floor

600 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15219 

 

Scholarship:  First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship Program - $1,000

Must have a 3.0 GPA and reside in Clearfield County, must complete an application and essay.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or at 

http://www.fcbanking.com/scholarship.  Deadline:  Entries are due by the close of business on March 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Alliance Church Carla and Levi Rowles Memorial Scholarship - $750

Criteria:  Application requirements are available in the Guidance Office.  In addition to the application, please attach letters of recommendation from each of the following:  1.  Your pastor, 2.  A lay-leader in your church, 3.  Someone in your community  (none of these should be related to you) 

Deadline:   Return completed application to the Guidance Office no later than March 26, 2018.  

 

Scholarship:  Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship    

-Criteria:  Include the following with your application:  1.  A copy of your parents' and applicant's Federal Income Tax Return that shows the taxable income - schedules are not necessary. 2.  A letter of acceptance from the college you are attending.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.  

-Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office before March 31, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Western PA Trial Lawyers Association 

Only one entry will be considered from each school district.  The selected essay from the school district must be postmarked and sent on or before March 19, 2018.  Information packets containing details and rules for the contest will be available in the guidance office t

Scholarship:  The Jack Riddle Memorial Scholarship - $500

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is furthering their education at a post secondary institution in an agriculture related field.  If no applicants are eligible under the above criteria, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a business degree as long as the applicant and/or family have an agriculture related background.  See Guidance Office for details on required essay.

Deadline:  Essays are due to the Guidance Office no later than March 28, 2018

 

Scholarship:  PenSPRA 

Information on the PenSPRA 2018 scholarship program is now available. PenSPRA, or the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association, offers three $1,000 scholarships, one in each of its three regions, for public school students planning to major in communications or public relations.  The deadline for submission is March 9, 2018.  Applications and more information are available on the PenSPRA website at:  http://www.penspra.org/ScholarshipInfo.aspx  

 

Scholarship:  Black Note Scholarship:

For more information on the scholarship go to https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/.

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team Scholarship   $2,500

Pursuit of bachelors degree in human services or psychology field, teacher recommendation, satisfying GPA, evidence of volunteer work completed during high school years, 

1 page essay.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  March 31, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship (available to students attending Lock Haven Clearfield campus)

 - Belin Family Scholarship - Criteria - LHU Clearfield Campus Student

 - CBT Bank Scholarships - Preference given to business majors

 - CNB Bank Scholarship - Enrolled in business or related field; community service also considered  

 - Julie Riley Hale Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to nursing, physician assistant or medical degree majors

 - Judith Peale-Strattan Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to an applicant who demonstrates leadership and/or service to their community

 - Kurtz Bros. Scholarships - Awarded to an academically qualified high school student with preference to those who have summer work experience with Kurtz Bros.

 - Penn Highlands Clearfield Scholarships - Preference give to health related majors 

 - Woodward Pharmacy and City Drugs Educational Scholarships - Given to those who have attended Curwensville or Moshannon Valley High  Schools with a

    preference to non-traditional students 

Applications are available in the guidance office.  Deadline:  February 28, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers Scholarship

Critieria:  Awarded to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies.  Applicant must be a resident of PA or DE, applicant is a high school senior, the award must be used toward a post-high school education program.

Deadline:  A completed application must be returned via US Mail or email to the PAMS office by close of business on March 23, 2018.

 

Scholarship:   CNB

High school graduating seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business related degree.  Applications along with further details are available at https://www.CNBBank.bank/WHO-WE-ARE/Community-Involvement/Scholarship-Program.   Deadline:  Entire application packet must be turned into the guidance office 

by March 16, 2017 or complete the online application form and upload by 11:59 pm March 18, 2018. Winners will be announced on March 30, 2018.

 

Scholarship:  Alzheimer's Foundation of America Scholarship:

Awarded to graduating high school seniors whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer's disease.  For more information:  www.youngleadersofafa.org or call

Sherry Cheng at 866-232-8484.  Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - $1,000

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

All applications must be received by January 29th, 2018. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected.  For more information:  https://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

 

Scholarship:  Horatio Alger National Scholarship 

Application Guidelines: 

Applications will be available August 1 - October 25, 2017

These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2018, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation, Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit or private instituion in the US., Demonstrate a critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, Maintain a minimum GAP of 2.0, and Be a US citizen

Online: www.horatioalger.com

Deadline: October 25, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program 

Applicant must be a senior student who is a resident of Pennsylvania.

The scholarship application is available at www.usjcisenate.org  (click on Scholarship Program in the top header)

Deadline:  Completed application and appropriate attachments must be postmarked by January 5, 2018.

 

ScholarshipWestern Pennsylvania Golf Association - WPGA Scholarship 

Persons who have been employed at Member Clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association for at least two seasons are eligible to apply.  The program is open to high school seniors or students in their freshman or sophomore year of college. 

Deadline:  November 30, 2017 Applications are available in the high school guidance office.

 

Scholarship:  Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. 

Male and female students compete separately.

Applications can be obtained online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars 

Deadline:  Applications are due November 27, 2017 at the Clearfield Elks Lodge 

 

Scholarship:  Women's Transportation Scholarship

For female high school seniors considering a transportation related career including:  Planners, Engineers, Scientists, CADD Specialists, Managers, Geologists, Finance, GIS Mappers, Computer/IT, Air Traffic Controllers, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologists, Sociologists and more...

For applications and additional information:  http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/

Deadline:  December 6, 2017 to CentralPA@wtsinternational.org

 

Scholarship:  iflexion  Scholarship

One scholarship worth $1,000.  Selection of recipient is based on the creative essay entry.  Must be enrolled full time as a college senior, undergraduate or postgraduate.  Must be 

18 years old.  Deadline:  December 31, 2017.  Application available at:  https://www.iflexion.com/scholarship

 

2016 - 2017 Scholarships:

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Bank & Trust Scholarship - $1,000

8 winners will be selected from a pool of applicants from the area high schools. The applicant is expected to maintain a minimum "B" average and play an active role in school and/or community activities.  Application and essay topic are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  May 11, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship 

Go to https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/ for eligibility and application details.  Deadline:  May 19, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Raymond Gordon Memorial Scholarship 

Applicants must have been adopted or in foster care and are residing in Western PA., be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to an institution for higher education, have a GPA of 2.0 or above.  For details on application process go to:  www.3riversadopt.org.  Deadline:  May 19, 2017.

 

Scholarship:  Bryan Ennis Memorial Scholarship 

Scholarships are being made available to all graduating seniors who attend on a regular basis any church of any denomination located within the boundaries of Clearfield County.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Noon on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

Scholarship:  United Electric Cooperative "Shine the Light" Scholarship 

Must be a member within the service area of United Electric for at least one year prior to December 31 or be a dependent of a United Electric member.  Applications are available at United Electric's headquarters in DuBois or it can be downloaded from United Electric's website.  Deadline: Completed information must be returned no later than May 1, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Les Edmondson Scholarship

To qualify you must submit an application and write an essay that describes how involvement in sports has positively affected your life or how a coach has positively affected your life.   Applications are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Essays and applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017  

 

Scholarship:  GFWC Curwensville Women's Club Fine Arts Scholarship - $750

-Criteria:  Students planning to pursue a post secondary education in a Fine Arts field.  Fine Arts includes Art, Art History, Art Education, Architectural Drafting, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Theatre, Performing Arts or similar art fields.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.   Deadline:  May 5, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Nancy McFadden Wriglesworth Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 

-Criteria:  Awarded to a deserving senior boy or girl who is entering nursing or a health related field.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  VFW Post 842 Scholarship 

Interested applicants must have an immediate family member who is a current member in good standing of VFW Post 842.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Friday, April 21, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Jeffrey Buck Memorial Scholarship

Candidate will be a senior during the 2016/2017 school year, pursuing post-secondary education in a college or trade school, active with a fire company or EMS service in Clearfield County.  Application and further details are available in the Guidance Office.    Deadline:  Postmarked no later than Monday, May 1, 2017. 

 

 Scholarship:  Clearfield County Counselors Scholarship - $250  

This scholarship will be presented to a student who is entering a helping profession i.e. teaching, counseling, healthcare, etc.  It will be given to a student from one of the member schools in the association.  There will be 2 - $250 scholarships awarded.

Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 25, 2017

 

Scholarship:  The Adrienne Stucke Memorial Scholarship - $500 

Awarded to one graduating senior who has earned a minimum of two Varsity Letter Awards in Volleyball and/or any one Musical Organization within  the entirety of his/her high school career (ie two Varsity Letters in Volleyball and/or two years of participation of Band, Orchestra, Choir or Show Choir) while obtaining academic success throughout all four years of high school.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 21, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  NWPA Area Labor Federation Scholarship

Must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the NWPA ALF and enrolled in an accredited degreed program at a system of higher education for the 2017-2018 school year.   Additional information is available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  Monday, April 24, 2017 

  

Scholarship:  The Brenda Clapsaddle Thornhill Scholarship - $750

Awarded to a graduating senior girl from the Curwensville or Clearfield High School who personifies integrity and character, who has been a two year varsity letter winner in the sports of basketball, volleyball and/or softball while obtaining academic success.  Applications and essay topic are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  April 7, 2017 by Noon 

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Youth Football Program - Boy - $500

-Criteria:  Awarded to a graduating senior boy who participated in the football program and finished the program at the high school level who personifies integrity and character while obtaining academic success.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline: Submit Application, essay, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before noon April 7, 2017

 

Scholarship: Curwensville Youth Football Program - Girl - $500 

-Criteria:  Awarded to a graduating senior girl who participated as a cheerleader, in the band, as a flag twirler or baton twirler and finished the program at the high school level who personifies integrity and character while obtaining academic success.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline: Submit Application, essay, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before noon April 7, 2017

 

Scholarship:  The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers Scholarship

-Critieria:  Awarded to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies.  Applicant must be a resident of PA or DE, applicant is a high school senior, the award must be used toward a post-high school education program.

-Deadline:  A completed application must be returned via US Mail or email to the PAMS office by close of business on April 7, 2017.

 

Scholarship:  The Janet McCracken Hansard Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to one graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in Social Work.  If no social work candidates apply, then candidates pursuing related majors will be considered.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 7, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  Eileen C. Withey Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Criteria:  Graduating senior accepted into an accredited school of higher learning, Majoring in speech communications or related field, Grade average of 90 or above, One page hand written essay as to why this scholarship should be awarded to you.  Individual should be innovative, hardworking, humble, creative, selfless. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.   Deadline:  April 7, 2017. 

 

Scholarship:  Betty and James Bonsall Educational Trust Scholarship

Applications are available in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  Return the completed scholarship application before Friday, April 7, 2017 to:

Janet Strosky, VP and Trust Officer

Clearfield Bank & Trust Co.

PO Box 171

Clearfield, PA  16830

   

Scholarship:  Shirley A. Rowles Miller Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

-Critieria:

1.  Graduating Senior who is entering a business or nursing major.

2.  Applicant must submit a one page HANDWRITTEN report on why you selected that major (Do not include your name or any identifying names in the essay)

      Include a cover page with your name.

Deadline:  Essay must be turned into the Guidance Office no later than 3 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017.  

 

Scholarship:  AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) - $1,000

Must graduate from high school with a GPA of 3.5 or above, minimum 27 on ACT or 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on SAT, be enrolled in an accredited college in PA, OH or WV, submit a fully completed and signed AADE application.  Applications are available at http://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/. Application must be received no later than April 15, 2017.

 

 

Scholarship:  PA Land Surveyors' Foundation Scholarship 

Critieria:  Available to those intending to pursue an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors.  Complete instructions, eligibility requirements and applications are available online at:  www.psls.org/scholarship.

Deadline:   Application should be postmarked by April 10, 2017.

 

Scholarship:  Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship    

-Criteria:  Include the following with your application:  1.  A copy of your parents' and applicant's Federal Income Tax Return that shows the taxable income - schedules are not necessary. 2.  A letter of acceptance from the college you are attending.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.  

-Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office before March 31, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Words to be Heard - $10,000

Awarded to any high school senior who plans to attend a two or four  year college, university, or trade school. Further instructions are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  March 24, 2017 by Noon  

 

Scholarship:  The Jack Riddle Memorial Scholarship - $500

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is furthering their education at a post secondary institution in an agriculture related field.  If no applicants are eligible under the above criteria, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a business degree as long as the applicant and/or family have an agriculture related background.  See Guidance Office for details on required essay.

Deadline:  Essays are due to the Guidance Office no later than March 31, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Alliance Church Carla and Levi Rowles Memorial Scholarship - $750

-Criteria:  Application requirements are available in the Guidance Office.  In addition to the application, please attach letters of recommendation from each of the following:  1.  Your pastor, 2.  A lay-leader in your church, 3.  Someone in your community  (none of these should be related to you) 

-Deadline:   Please mail the application to:  Curwensville Alliance Church, 725 Susquehanna Ave., Curwensville, PA  16833.  Application must be postmarked no later than March 17, 2017 

  

Scholarship:   CNB

High school graduating seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business related degree.  Applications along with further details are available in the guidance office or https://www.CNBBank.bank/WHO-WE-ARE/Community-Involvement/Scholarship-Program.   Deadline:  Entire application packet must be received by 11:59 pm March 19, 2017.  Winners will be announced on March 31, 2017.

 

Scholarship:  Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship 

Applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program, be a high school graduate of the class of 2016, attend school full time in the 2017-2018 school year, be a legal resident of Western/Central PA.

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  Must be received by March 17, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion Scholarships can be found at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/  Please see individual applications/brochures for complete rules, instructions and more information.

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program 

Applicant must be a senior student who is a resident of Pennsylvania.

The scholarship application is available at www.usjcisenate.org  (click on Scholarship Program in the top header)

Deadline:  Completed application and appropriate attachments must be postmarked by January 20, 2017.

 

 Scholarship:  Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship (available to students attending Lock Haven Clearfield campus)

 - Belin Family Scholarship -  Criteria - LHU Clearfield Campus Student

 - CBT Bank Scholarships - Preference given to business majors

 - CNB Bank Scholarship - Enrolled in business or related field; community service also considered 

 

 

 - Julie Riley Hale Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to nursing, physician assistant or medical degree majors

 - Judith Peale-Strattan Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to an applicant who demonstrates leadership and/or service to their community

 - Kurtz Bros. Scholarships - Awarded to an academically qualified high school student with preference to those who have summer work experience with Kurtz Bros.

 - Penn Highlands Clearfield Scholarships - Preference give to health related majors 

 - Woodward Pharmacy and City Drugs Educational Scholarships - Given to those who have attended Curwensville or Moshannon Valley High  Schools with a

    preference to non-traditional students 

Applications are available in the guidance office.  Deadline:  February 28, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  Western PA Trial Lawyers Association 

An essay contest in which students will be asked to discuss two separate cases that involve student speech which occurred outside of school hours and off the school premises, and the power of a school district to regulate this conduct when it (arguably) affects school order and student discipline.  Only one entry will be considered from each school district.  The selected essay from the school district must be postmarked and sent on or before March 20, 2017.  Information packets containing details and rules for the contest will be available in the guidance office the week of January 23, 2017. 

 

Scholarship:  PACB Foundation 

Applicant must be a dependent child of a parent working at least 1,000 hours per year for a minimum of two years for a regular member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) (Clearfield Bank & Trust is a member).

Go to www.pacb.org for additional information and full list of PACB members.

Deadline:  Application must be postmarked by Saturday, February 11, 2017

 

Scholarship:  W.G. Turk Jones Memorial Fund and Claude Schickling Foundation Scholarship Application

-Criteria:  The scholarship is open to any student presently enrolled in a post secondary institution, or college.  Students must be a resident of Clearfield County. Students must be in an environmental field relating to conservation, forestry or agriculture.

-Deadline:  Application should be returned to the Conservation District by February 28, 2017

-Send to:

Scholarship Applications

c/o Clearfield County Conservation District

6395 Clearfield Woodland Highway

Suite 2 

Clearfield, PA  16830 

  

Scholarship:  Clearfield County Counselors Scholarship - $250

Criteria:  This scholarship will be presented to a student who is entering a helping profession i.e. teaching, counseling, healthcare, etc.  It will be given to a student from one of the member schools in the association.  There will be 2 - $250 scholarships awarded.

Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 15, 2016 

 

Scholarships:  Elks National Foundation Scholarships  

Elks Legacy Awards Scholarship 

For the 2017 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2013, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2013, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. 

Applicant must be a high school senior 

Applicant must take the ACT or SAT by December 31, 2016 

Online Application: www.elks.org/enf/scholars (applicant must apply online only)

Deadline:  Application is due online by 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time on February 3, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Bud Lutty Charitable Scholarship Trust 

Application Guidelines:

The scholarship is available for the Fall 2017 through Spring 2018 school year.  Applications are available at www.ufcw23.org. 

Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of the following contributing employers are eligible to apply.

CVS Pharmacy, Inc.            DuBois Logistics         Local 23 Health Fund         Sysco Food Services         UFCW Local 23

(entire list of employers is available at www.ufcw23.org) 

Deadline:  Applications must be received on or before December 31, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Rove Pest Control Scholarship - $500

Applicant must be attending college by Fall 2017 semester and have a  minimum 3.0 GPA.  

Deadline:  December 31, 2016  The online application can be found at http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

 

Scholarship:  US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence Program 

Highlights the Nation's top sophomore, junior and senior high school athletes who not only excel athletically, but who also excel academically and are active in their communities.  For more information on the scholarship including nomination criteria, go to http://www.goarmy.com/AAB and

http://www.profootballhof.com/award-for-excellence/  Information and application are also available in the Guidance Office.  

Deadline:  email to USArmy@ProFootballHOF.com by Midnight, December 30, 2016

 

ScholarshipWestern Pennsylvania Golf Association - WPGA Scholarship 

Persons who have been employed at Member Clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association for at least two seasons are eligible to apply.  The program is open to high school seniors or students in their freshman or sophomore year of college. 

Deadline:  November 30, 2016 Applications are available in the high school guidance office.

 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. 

Male and female students compete separately.

Applications (2017 edition) can be obtained online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars 

Deadline:  Applications are due November 30, 2016 at the Clearfield Elks Lodge 

 

Scholarship: Horatio Alger Scholarship-www.horatioalger.com

Application Guidelines:

These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2017, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation. To qualify, applicants must live in Pennsylvania, have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives, and demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited US college/institution; critical financial need; involvement in co-curricular and community activities; and integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be US citizens.

Online:www.horatioalger.com

Deadline: October 21, 2016

 

Scholarship:  Women's Transportation Scholarship

For female high school seniors considering a transportation related career including:  Planners, Engineers, Scientists, CADD Specialists, Managers, Geologists, Finance, GIS Mappers, Computer/IT, Air Traffic Controllers, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologists, Sociologists and more...

For applications and additional information:  http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/

Deadline:  November 18, 2016 to CentralPA@wtsinternational.org

 

2015 - 2016 Scholarships:   

Scholarship:  Bryan Ennis Memorial Scholarship 

Applicants must be a 2016 high school graduate planning to continue their education at a college, university, trade or technical school.  Scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance, GPA, high school and community activities, goals/aspirations, recommendation letters and transcript.  All completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by NOON on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office. 

 

Scholarship:  Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship 

Applicant must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the US, be involved in community service activities, display integrity and perserverance in overcoming adversity.  Application is available at application.horatioalger.org 

Deadline:  June 1, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Burdette Larson Scholarship 

Awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in Penn State's College of Education at University Park.  First preference for the award is given to students from West Branch; however, students who are legal residents of Clearfield County are also strongly encouraged to apply. See Guidance Office for more information.  For scholarship details:  http://ed.psu.edu/current-students/financial-aid/scholarship-application-procedure

 

Scholarship:  Digital Responsibility - Don't Text and Drive Scholarship 

All high school students are able to apply for this scholarship by submitting a 140 word statement about texting and driving.

Go to www.digitalresponsibility.org for more information and application.

Deadline:  September 30, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Hunter Garner Scholarship 

High school juniors and seniors who will complete graduation requirements by July 31, 2016 may apply.  Challenged to film a short video about texting and driving, students have the opportunity to win first, second, and third place prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000.  Go to www.projectyellowlight.com for more information. 

 

Scholarship:  California University of PA Scholarship 

Open to new freshman who have been accepted to Cal U and meet eligibility requirements.  Awards are renewable for up to four years provided eligibility criteria are met.  Freshman criteria:  3.00 high school GPA minimum and Average or Above Average SAT/ACT scores.

Go to www.calu.edu/admissions-scholarships to complete the application. 

 

Scholarship:  Western PA Trial Lawyers Association 

An essay contest in which students will be asked to discuss two separate cases that involve student speech which occurred outside of school hours and off the school premises, and the power of a school district to regulate this conduct when it (arguably) affects school order and student discipline.  Only one entry will be considered from each school district.  Information packets containing details and rules for the contest will be available in the guidance office the week of January 25, 2016. 

 

Scholarship:  Gannon Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computing Science (SEECS) 

Students who apply to Gannon for one of the following majors are automatically considered for the scholarship. Eligible majors:  Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering or Software Engineering.  The selection criteria are:  High school math and sciences GPA of at least 3.0, Demonstrated financial need as determined by use of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and US citizens, permanent residents or refugee alien.

 

Scholarship:  Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 

The PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) is offering a $500 scholarship for a high school senior who is pursuing higher education in a business related field.  Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at www.paeop.com - under Award & Scholarships. 

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Animation Professional - $1,000

Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can

visit www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Deadline:  June 1, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Animation Professional - $1,000 

Awarded to high school seniors who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  If interested, visit www.animationcareerreview.com to find eligibility information along with the online application.  The scholarship will be on the right side of the page.

Deadline:  June 1, 2016

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Nurse Scholarship 

Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN and BSN programs.  For more information, go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 

Deadline:  June 30, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  PRFSD (Pittsburgh Regional Food Service Directors) Scholarship - $2,500 - 2 Awards

High school seniors who plan to attend, upon high school graduation, an institute of higher education such as college, university or culinary school majoring in a food service related field.  Details on application criteria and copy of application are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 29, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Triangle Tech Scholarship 

Awarded to each of its associates in Specialized Technology degree programs at each Triangle Tech location.  Candidates should demonstrate outstanding achievement, talent, or leadership qualities.  Apply online at:  http://www.triangle-tech.edu/scholarship-award-program

Deadline:  April 20, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  GFWC Curwensville Women's Club Fine Arts Scholarship - $500

-Criteria:  Students planning to pursue a post secondary education in a Fine Arts field.  Fine Arts includes Art, Art History, Art Education, Architectural Drafting, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Theatre, Performing Arts or similar art fields.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.   Deadline:  May 6, 2016.

 

Scholarship:  Nancy McFadden Wriglesworth Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 

-Criteria:  Awarded to a deserving senior boy or girl who is entering nursing or a health related field.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  May 6, 2016. 

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield County Counselors Scholarship - $250

Criteria:  This scholarship will be presented to a student who is entering a helping profession i.e. teaching, counseling, healthcare, etc.  It will be given to a student from one of the member schools in the association.  There will be 2 - $250 scholarships awarded.

Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 15, 2016 

 

 Scholarship:   American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) Scholarship - $1,000

To qualify:  Graduate from high school with a GPA of 3.5 or above, Scored a minimum 27 on the ACT or a minimum of 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on the SAT, Be enrolled in an accredited college in PA, OH or WV, Be a citizen of the US, Submit a fully completed and signed AADE scholarship application.  For application go to:  http://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/

Deadline:  Must be received by Don Robinson via email (aade@rangeresources.com) no later than April 15, 2016

 

Scholarship:  Entrepreneur Scholarship - $500

For students who wish to attend a technical school or start their own business.  Details on required essay and interview are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  April 15, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Les Edmondson Scholarship

To qualify you must submit an application and write an essay that describes how involvement in sports has positively affected your life or how a coach has positively affected your life.   Applications are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Essays and applications must be submitted by May 1, 2016  

 

Scholarship:  VFW Post 842 Scholarship - 1 - $1,000  1 - $500  1 - $250

Interested applicants must have an immediate family member who is a current member in good standing of VFW Post 842.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Friday, April 22, 2016

 

Scholarship:  Distinguished Young Women of Pennsylvania Scholarship

Interested High School Junior girls can participate in the competition.  Local qualifiers will advance to the state competition where they compete for at least $5,000 in scholarship money.  For more information, call Brenda Strickland at 236-1948 or email bdstrickland@verizon.net and indicate that you are interested in being a contestant.  You can also apply online at www,distinguishedyw.org.  Deadline:  May 5, 2016

 

Scholarship:  The Adrienne Stucke Memorial Scholarship - $500 

Awarded to one graduating senior who has earned a minimum of two Varsity Letter Awards in Volleyball and/or any one Musical Organization within  the entirety of his/her high school career (ie two Varsity Letters in Volleyball and/or two years of participation of Band, Orchestra, Choir or Show Choir) while obtaining academic success throughout all four years of high school.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 10, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  PA Land Surveyors' Foundation Scholarship 

-Critieria:  Available to those intending to pursue an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors.  Complete instructions, eligibility requirements and applications are available online at:  www.psls.org/scholarship.

Deadline:   Application should be postmarked by April 11, 2016.

 

Scholarship:  Eileen C. Withey Memorial Scholarship 

Criteria:  Graduating senior accepted into an accredited school of higher learning, Majoring in speech communications or related field, Grade average of 90 or above, One page hand written essay as to why this scholarship should be awarded to you.  Individual should be innovative, hardworking, humble, creative, selfless 

Amount:  $1,000

Deadline:  April 8, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Betty and James Bonsall Educational Trust Scholarship

Applications are available in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  Return the completed scholarship application before April 8, 2016 to:

Janet Strosky, VP and Trust Officer

Clearfield Bank & Trust Co.

PO Box 171

Clearfield, PA  16830

 

Scholarship:  Shirley A. Rowles Miller Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

-Critieria:

1.  Graduating Senior who is entering a business or nursing major.

2.  Applicant must submit a one page HANDWRITTEN report on why you selected that major (Do not include your name or any identifying names in the essay)

      Include a cover page with your name.

Deadline:  Essay must be turned into the Guidance Office no later than 3 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016.  

 

 Scholarship :  PenSPRA  

The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association offers three $1,000 scholarships, one in each of its three regions for public school students planning to major in communications or public relations.  Applications and more information are available on the PenSPRA website at:  www.penspra.org/scholarshipinfo 

Deadline:  March 23, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship 

-Criteria:  Application is available in the Guidance Office.  Include the following with your application:  1.  A copy of your parents' and applicant's Federal Income Tax Return that shows the taxable income - schedules are not necessary. 2.  A letter of acceptance from the college you are attending.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.  

-Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office before March 31, 2016

 

 Scholarship:  The Brenda Clapsaddle Thornhill Scholarship - $750

Awarded to a graduating senior girl from the Curwensville or Clearfield High School who personifies integrity and character, who has been a two year varsity letter winner in the sports of basketball, volleyball and/or softball while obtaining academic success.  Applications and essay topic are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  March 18, 2016 

 

Scholarship: Words To Be Heard Scholarship

-Application Guidelines:

Any high school senior who will be attending a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2016 can apply.

Applicants must fill out an application, including a recent photo and create a presentation (video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/essay) that discourages underage drinking and driving or texting while driving.  Visit www.EdgarSnyder.com/scholarship to download an application and view the official rules.

Deadline:  All application materials must be postmarked by March 25, 2016.  Submit materials to:

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Words to be Heard - Marketing Department

US Steel Tower, 10th Floor

600 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15219 

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Alliance Church Carla and Levi Rowles Memorial Scholarship - $750

-Criteria:  Application requirements are available in the Guidance Office.  In addition to the application, please attach letters of recommendation from each of the following:  1.  Your pastor, 2.  A lay-leader in your church, 3.  Someone in your community  (none of these should be related to you) 

-Deadline:   Please mail the application to:  Curwensville Alliance Church, 725 Susquehanna Ave., Curwensville, PA  16833.  Application must be postmarked no later than March 28, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers Scholarship

-Critieria:  Awarded to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies.  Applicant must be a resident of  PA or DE, applicant is a high school senior, the award must be used toward a post-high school education program.

-Deadline:  A completed application must be returned via US Mail or email to the PAMS office by close of business on March 25, 2016

 

Scholarship:  CNB Scholarship 

High school graduating seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business related degree.  Applications along with details on submission requirements are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  March 30, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Bank & Trust Scholarship - $1,000

8 winners will be selected from a pool of applicants from the area high schools. The applicant is expected to maintain a minimum "B" average and play an active role in school and/or community activities.  Application and essay topic are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 4, 2016

 

Scholarship:  Mrs. S. Memorial Scholarship (Salon Professional Academy) 

The scholarship must be used toward tuition at the Salon Professional Academy with the recipients enrolling in the cosmetology program and starting classes between June and October 2016.  Applications are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Scholarship application and the additional required documentation must be submitted by April 1, 2016.  

 

Scholarship:  The Janet McCracken Hansard Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to one graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in Social Work.  If no social work candidates apply, then candidates pursuing related majors will be considered.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 7, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  The Jack Riddle Memorial Scholarship - $500

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is furthering their education at a post secondary institution in an agriculture related field.  If no applicants are eligible under the above criteria, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a business degree as long as the applicant and/or family have an agriculture related background.  See Guidance Office for details on required essay.

Deadline:  Essays are due to the Guidance Office no later than March 31, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Youth Football Association Scholarship - $500

-Criteria:  Awarded to a graduating senior boy and girl who has participated in the youth football program as a cheerleader or player and has continued to be involved with the high school football program as a player, cheerleader, band member or band front member.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline: Submit Application, Essay on given topic, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office by April 1, 2016

 

 Scholarship:  Air Products Welding Scholarship 

Eligibility:  Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5, Students pursuing or planning to pursue a two-year welding certificate or degree at an accredited institution.  Complete online application at http://bit.ly/1H8CxlZ, Ask your teacher to write a few nice things about you, Write a brief essay on why you should be selected and how you would benefit from the scholarship.

Deadline:  March 18, 2016

 

 Scholarship:  PSECU Scholarship 

To qualify, you must be a PSECU member by Thursday, December 31, 2015

Students who are PSECU members can download an application at psecu.com/scholarships or call 1-800-237-7328.

All applications must be received by noon on February 29, 2016. - NO EXCEPTIONS 

 

 Scholarship:  Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship 

Applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program, be a high school graduate of the class of 2016, attend school full time in the 2016-2017 school year, be a legal resident of Western/Central PA.

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  Must be received by March 15, 2016 

 

 Scholarship:  Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship (available to students attending Lock Haven Clearfield campus)

 - Belin Family Scholarship -  Criteria - LHU Clearfield Campus Student

 - Clearfield Area Health Services Scholarship - Preference given to health related majors

 - Clearfield Bank & Trust Co. Scholarships - Preference given to business majors

 - Julie Riley Hale Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to nursing, physician assistant or medical degree majors

 - Judith Peale-Strattan Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to an applicant who demonstrates leadership and/or service to their community

 - Kurtz Bros. Scholarships - Awarded to an academically qualified high school student with preference to those who have summer work experience with Kurtz Bros.

 - Woodward Pharmacy and City Drugs Educational Scholarships - Given to those who have attended Curwensville or Moshannon Valley High  Schools with a

    preference to non-traditional students 

Applications are available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  February 28, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Joe and Joy Jacques Accounting Scholarship (Bloomsburg University)

$2,000 per year scholarship open to incoming freshmen accounting majors with a financial need.  To apply, the student must submit a personal essay, complete a financial need form and have a teacher submit a letter of recommendation.  This information can be emailed to Dr. Shapeero at mshapeer@bloomu.edu.  

Deadline:  March 4, 2016.  Details on essay and application are available in the guidance office. 

 

Scholarship:  Buick Achievers

Guidelines:  High school seniors and current undergraduates, those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017, those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.

Deadline:  February 29, 2016  for more information go to buickachievers.com 

 

Scholarship:  PACB Foundation 

Applicant must be a dependent child of a parent working at least 1,000 hours per year for a minimum of two years for a regular member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) (Clearfield Bank & Trust is a member).

Go to www.pacb.org for additional information and full list of PACB members.

Deadline:  Application must be postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2016

 

Scholarship:  You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award

A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

B) You must be 16 years of age or older

C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Deadline:  February 15, 2016 

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program 

Applicant must be a senior student who is a resident of Pennsylvania.

The scholarship application is available at www.usjcisenate.org 

Deadline:  Completed application and appropriate attachments must be postmarked by January 15, 2016.

 

Scholarship:  Courageous Persuaders Scholarship - $3,000 - 14 Awards

 Create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving. Students can enter separate videos in both categories. The competition is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Compete for scholarship dollars and a chance to air a commercial on TV.

Deadline:  February 11, 2016 

Applications can be found by going to:  http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_courageous_persuaders_scholarship_8965.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201601&utm_content=02a380663c9de4936bbc36a080d8f7a3

 

 Scholarship:  Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - $5,000 - 5 Awards

Competition open to all high school seniors who are US citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state or federal goverment.

Deadline:  January 15, 2016

Applications can be found by going to:  http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_washington_crossing_foundation_scholarship_8963.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201601&utm_content=02a380663c9de4936bbc36a080d8f7a3

 

Scholarship:  January 2016 Scholarship  Points Award - $10,000 - 10 Awards

Student Eligibility:

A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Deadline:  January 31, 2016 

Applications can be found by going to:  http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_january_2016_scholarship_points_award_8937.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201601&utm_content=02a380663c9de4936bbc36a080d8f7a3 

  

Scholarships:  Elks National Foundation Scholarships 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. 

Male and female students compete separately.

Applications (2016 edition) can be obtained online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars 

Deadline:  Applications are due December 4, 2015 at the Clearfield Elks Lodge 

 

Legacy Awards Scholarship 

For the 2016 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2013, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2013, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2016. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. 

Applicant must be a high school senior 

Applicant must take the ACT or SAT by December 31, 2015 

Online Application: www.elks.org/enf/scholars (applicant must apply online only)

Deadline:  Application is due online by 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time on Friday, January 29, 2016

 

Scholarship: Horatio Alger Scholarship

Application Guidelines:

These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2016, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation. To qualify, applicants must live in Pennsylvania, have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives, and demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited US college/institution; critical financial need; involvement in co-curricular and community activities; and integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be US citizens.

Online: www.horatioalger.com

Deadline: October 25, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  Bud Lutty Charitable Scholarship Trust 

Application Guidelines:

The scholarship is available for the Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 school year.  Applications are available at www.ufcw23.org. 

Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of the following contributing employers are eligible to apply.

CVS Pharmacy, Inc.            DuBois Logistics         Local 23 Health Fund         Sysco Food Services         UFCW Local 23

(entire list of employers is available at www.ufcw23.org) 

Deadline:  Applications must be received on or before December 31, 2015 

 

ScholarshipWestern Pennsylvania Golf Association - WPGA Scholarship 

Persons who have been employed at Member Clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association for at least two seasons are eligible to apply.  The program is open to high school seniors or students in their freshman or sophomore year of college. 

Applications are available in the high school guidance office.

Deadline:  November 30, 2015

 

Scholarship:  The Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program 

Leadership development opportunity available to current Pennsylvania high school seniors who plan on enrolling at Pitt freshmen in the Fall of 2016.  Prospective candidates for the program must be admitted to the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh campus and demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to service.

More details on the program, the application process and the nomination process can be found at www.nordenbergscholars.pitt.edu.

Deadline:  December 7, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  Women's Transportation Scholarship

For female high school seniors considering a transportation related career including:  Planners, Engineers, Scientists, CADD Specialists, Managers, Geologists, Finance, GIS Mappers, Computer/IT, Air Traffic Controllers, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologists, Sociologists and more...

For applications and additional information:  http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/

Deadline:  November 10, 2015 to Angela Bard Welt at awelt@mbakerintl.com 

 

2014 - 2015 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION  

 

Scholarship:  Betty and James Bonsall Educational Trust Scholarship

Applications are available in the Guidance Office

- Deadline:  Return the completed scholarship application before May 20, 2015 to:

Janet Strosky, VP and Trust Officer

Clearfield Bank & Trust Co.

PO Box 171

Clearfield, PA  16830

 

Scholarship:  Bryan Gregory Ennis Memorial Scholarship

Available to all graduating seniors who attend on a regular basis any church of any denomination located within the boundaries of Clearfield County.  Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduates within Clearfield County.

- Application:  Application must be accompanied by 2 letters of recommendation (1 by a school professional and 1 by your clergy or community member) and a copy of your high school transcript. 

- Deadline: All completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by NOON on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Applications can be mailed to:

Gethsemane United Methodist Church

Bryan Ennis Memorial Scholarship

Attention:  Cathy Larson

PO Box 185

Allport, PA  16821

 

Scholarship:  Nancy McFadden Wriglesworth Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Awarded to a deserving senior boy or girl who is entering nursing or health-related field.

- Application:  Must complete application available in the Guidance Office, One page essay on how the experiences of your life will have an impact on how you will make a difference in caring for the lives of others, One letter of recommendation from a community member, One letter of recommendation from a teacher.

- Deadline:  Must be submitted to Mrs. Donna McGary in the superintendent's office before May 8, 2015.

 

 Scholarship:  GFWC Curwensville Women's Club - $500

-Criteria: Seniors planning to pursue a post secondary education in a Fine Arts field may obtain an application in the Guidance Office. 

-Deadline:  The application and any supporting documents must be returned to the Guidance Office no later than Friday, May 8, 2015

 

Scholarship:  Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship 

-Criteria:  Available to undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level.  Visit http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm for application requirements.

-Deadline:  Essay and other required information is due to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net by June 1, 2015. 

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield County Counselors Scholarship 

-Criteria:  This scholarship will be presented to a student who is entering a helping profession i.e. teaching, counseling, healthcare, etc.  It will be given to a student from one of the member schools in the association.  There will be 2 - $250 scholarships awarded.

-Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 17, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  PA Land Surveyors' Foundation Scholarship 

-Critieria:  Available to those intending to pursue an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors.  Complete instructions, eligibility requirements and applications are available online at:  www.psls.org/scholarship.

-Deadline:   Application should be postmarked by April 15, 2015.

 

Scholarship:  Delta Kappa Gamma Grant-In-Aid  

-Criteria:  Awarded to a graduating senior girl from Blair, Cambria or Clearfield County who is planning on majoring in education.

-Deadline:  Submit application, written statement, two recommendations, and official transcript to the Guidance Office no later than April 1, 2015.

 

Scholarship:  PA School Counselors Association Scholarship 

-Criteria:  The PSCA is offering a $1,000 scholarship.  Applicant must be pursuing a post-secondary education.  Application requires a 500 word essay (for details go to:  www.psca-web.org)

-Deadline:  Application deadline is postmark March 20, 2015

 

Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarships (available to students who will be attending the Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven University)

-Clearfield Area Health Services Scholarships (up to $3,000) 

Criteria:  Preference given to health related majors  

-Clearfield Bank & Trust Scholarships (up to $1,000)

Criteria:  preference given to business majors

-Julie Riley Hale Memorial Scholarships (up to $1,000)

Criteria:  preference given to a nursing, physician assistant or medical degree majors 

-Judith Peale Strattan Memorial Scholarships

Critieria:  preference given to an applicant who demonstrates leadership and/or service to their community

-Kurtz Bros. Scholarships (up to $1,200)

Criteria:   awarded to an academically qualified high school student with preference to those who have summer work experience with Kurtz Bros.

-Woodward Pharmacy and City Drugs Educational Scholarships (up to $1,200)

Criteria:  given to those who have attended Curwensville or Moshannon Valley High Schools with a preference to non-traditional students  

 

Application guidelines for above scholarships:  A completed scholarship application will include a Completed Application, Essay, Letters of Recommendation, Transcript Copy (H.S. and/or college)

Applications available in the Guidance Office 

Please submit all application materials to:

Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee

PO Box 510

Clearfield, PA  16830

 

Deadline:  February 28, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  WPTLA President's Scholarship 

-Criteria:  Each applicant must submit an essay on specified topic (please stop in Guidance Office for essay topic) 

-Deadline:  Essays must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2015.  Send your essay via first-class mail with cover sheet to:  WPTLA 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest, 909 Mount Royal Boulevard, Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA  15223-1030 

 

 

Scholarship:  Mount Aloysius Mercy Presidential Scholarship

Application Guidelines:

Candidate must demonstrate a solid academic record, commitment to home, school and community.  Must also possess leadership abilities, participate in extra-curricular activities, volunteer, and be involved in community service projects.

For more information go to www.mtaloy.edu  

 

Scholarship:  IUP Sutton Scholars 

Application Guidelines:

Must complete the admissions application to IUP before October 31, 2014, have at least a 3.25 GPA, score 1050 or higher on the SAT critical reading and math sections or a 23 on the ACTs, and be a PA resident.

For more information, go to www.iup.edu/suttonscholars 

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Alliance Church Carla and Levi Rowles Memorial Scholarship - $750

-Criteria:  Application requirements are available in the Guidance Office.  In addition to the application, please attach letters of recommendation from each of the following:  1.  Your pastor, 2.  A lay-leader in your church, 3.  Someone in your community  (none of these should be related to you) 

-Deadline:   Please mail the application to:  Curwensville Alliance Church, 725 Susquehanna Ave., Curwensville, PA  16833.  Application must be postmarked no later than March 27, 2015

 

Scholarship:  The John "Jack" W. Riddle Memorial Scholarship - $500

-Criteria:  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is furthering their education at a post secondary institution in an agriculture related field.  If no applicants are eligible under the above criteria, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a business degree as long as the applicant and/or family have an agriculture related background.

-Application:  The scholarship will be awarded 60% on the context of a 500 word essay and 40% on activities.  The typed essay will reference the influence of a background in agriculture; how it has influenced the student's early years and how that agriculture background will determine their future.

-Deadline:  Essays are due no later than March 31, 2015.  Essays must be mailed to:  Curwensville Feed Store, Inc., c/o David J. Riddle, 224 Filbert Street, Curwensville, PA  16833 

 

Scholarship:  Shirley A. Rowles Miller Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

- Critieria:

1.  Graduating Senior who is entering a business or nursing major.

2.  Applicant must submit a one page HANDWRITTEN report on why you selected that major (Do not include your name or any identifying names in the essay)

      Include a cover page with your name.

- Deadline:  Essay must be turned into the Guidance Office no later than 3 pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  

 

Scholarship:  CNB Bank - $500 

-Criteria:  High school seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business-related degree.  Dependents of Directors or Officers of CNB Bank are not eligible to apply.

-Submission Requirements:  Applicants must submit an application (available in the guidance office), an essay (on given topic), a brief summary of  participation in community and school activities, one letter of recommendation from a present or past educator, one non-family reference that can provide personal insight into the applicant.

-Deadline:  Submit all application materials to the guidance office by April 1, 2015

Scholarship:  The Adrienne J. Stucke Memorial Scholarship  - $500

-Criteria:   The  $500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior whom has earned at minimum two Varsity Letter Awards in Volleyball and/or any one Musical Organization within the entirety of his/her high school career. (i.e. two Varsity Letters in Volleyball and/or two years of participation in Band, Orchestra, Choir, or Show Choir) while also obtaining academic success throughout all four years of high school.  The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of recommendation and a two page, double spaced essay that discusses the applicant's impact on their team, organization, school and/or community (choose any one or multiple) during their lifetime.

-Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 10, 2015

Scholarship:  Curwensville Area High School Scholarships

In order for a student to apply for a scholarship through the Curwensville Area School District, the following time line must be followed:

1) ALL SENIORS - The Parent Approval Form must be returned to Mr. Huber (Senior Class Advisor) by Friday, January 30, 2015.  You must return the signed form even if you do not intend to apply for a scholarship.  At that time a Scholarship Application Packet will be given to the students who intend to apply.

2) The completed Scholarship Application Packet must be returned to Mr. McCracken (Junior English Teacher) by Friday, February 20, 2015.  No applications will be accepted after that date.  

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Youth Football Association Scholarship 

-Criteria:  Any Senior football player or cheerleader who has participated in the Curwensville Youth Football Program for 2 years and participated at the High School level for 3 years finishing with their senior year.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.

-Deadline: Submit Application, Essay on given topic, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office by April 15, 2015

 

Scholarship:  Robert Ferguson Post 842 VFW Scholarship - 1 - $1,000, 2 - $500

-Criteria:  High school seniors who will be attending an accredited trade school or college/university.  Applicant must have an immediate family member who is a current member in good standing of VFW Post 842.

- Applicant must submit an application (available in the Guidance Office) along with a short essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship and include 2 letters of recommendation from an unrelated reference.

-Deadline:  All materials must be received by the Guidance Office no later than Friday, April 24, 2015

 

Scholarship:  Distinguished Young Women of Clearfield County 

- This is a scholarship program focused on scholarship, leadership and talent.  Available to young women in their junior year of high school.

- Deadline to apply is Monday, May 4, 2015.

- Interested applicants can contact Brenda Strickland at 814-236-1948 or email bstrickland@verizon.net or distinguishedw.org to apply.  There is no entry fee to apply.

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program 

Available to high school seniors who are residents of Pennsylvania.

Application is available at www.usjcisenate.org and click on "Scholarship Program".  Each student needs to submit only one copy of the completed application and appropriate attachments to:  Jeri M. Stoehr, Chairman,  PA JCI Senate Scholarship, 53 Highland Rd. #106, Bethel Park, PA  15102.

 

 

Scholarship:  Rudy and Annamae Labor Scholarhip 

Available to students who will be attending South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College, Altoona or Lewistown.

Application details can be found online at www.southhills.edu. 

 

Scholarship: Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 

-$500 scholarship offered by the PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP).  Offered to a PA high school senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field (secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education)

- For details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application please visit PAEOP's website:  www.paeop.com 

 

Scholarship:  Burdett E. Larson Scholarship 

-Criteria:  Awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in Penn State's College of Education at University Park.

- Application is available at http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/current-students/financial-aid/scholarship-application-procedure

Preference for the award is given to students from West Branch High School; however, students who are legal residents of Clearfield County are encouraged to apply. 

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Bank & Trust

- Criteria:  Applicant is expected to maintain a minimum "B" average and play an active role in school and/or community activities.  The essay topic will be judged on length, content and grammar.  Essay must be no more than 500 typed words, using 12 point, double spacing.

- Application is available in the Guidance Office

- Deadline:  April 6, 2015  Application, Income Verification Form and Essay must be mailed to:  

Clearfield Bank & Trust Company

% Sandra Nelson

11 N. 2nd Street

PO Box 171

Clearfield, PA  16830   

 

Scholarship:  W.G. Turk Jones Memorial Fund and Claude Schickling Foundation Scholarship Application

-Criteria:  The scholarship is open to any student presently enrolled in a post secondary institution, or college.  Students must be a resident of Clearfield County. Students must be in an environmental field relating to conservation, forestry or agriculture.

-Deadline:  Application should be returned to the Conservation District by February 26, 2015

-Send to:

Scholarship Applications

c/o Clearfield County Conservation District

511 Spruce Street

Suite 6

Clearfield, PA  16830 

 

Scholarship: Horatio Alger Scholarship-www.horatioalger.com

Application Guidelines:

These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2015, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation. To qualify, applicants must live in Pennsylvania, have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives, and demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited US college/institution; critical financial need; involvement in co-curricular and community activities; and integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be US citizens.

Online:www.horatioalger.com

Deadline: October 25,2014

 

Scholarship:  Women's Transportation Scholarship

Application Guidelines:

For female students considering a transportation career including:  Planners, Engineers, Economists, Scientists, Computer/IT, GIS Mappers, CADD Specialists, Managers, Construction, Public Relations, Geologists, Air Traffic Controllers, Survey, Public Policy, Finance, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologists, Sociologists, and more

Directions and applications are available for download at http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/ 

Deadline:  Completed applications must be received at centralpa@wtsinternational.org or the mailing address below by November 12, 2014

Angela Bard Welt, WTS Central PA Scholarship Chair

c/o Michael Baker Corporation

4431 N. Front Street, 2nd Floor

Harrisburg, PA  17110-1709 

 

Scholarship:  Bud Lutty Charitable Scholarship Trust 

Guidelines:

The scholarship is available for the Fall 2015 through Spring 2016 school year.  Applications are available at www.ufcw23.org. 

Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of the following contributing employers are eligible to apply.

CVS Pharmacy, Inc.            DuBois Logistics         Local 23 Health Fund         Sysco Food Services         UFCW Local 23

Deadline:  Applications must be received on or before December 31, 2014 

 

Scholarship:  NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Application Guidelines:

High school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2015 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award.

Apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA

Deadline:  December 18, 2014 

 

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

2014-2015 Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award

Amount:$3000

Application Guidelines: Students submit an original essay of not more than 750 words discussing the modern day relevance of a selected quotation by Benjamin Franklin

Online: http://www.pasociety.com

Deadline: Friday, October 24,2014

 

Scholarship:  Wendy's High School Heisman

Application Guidelines:

Applicants must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.  Applicant must also participate in an eligible school sponsored sport.

Apply online at www.wendysheisman.com

Deadline:  October 10, 2014 

 

Scholarship: Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Scholarship 

Application Guidelines:

High School Seniors who have been employed at Member Clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association for at least two golf seasons are eligible to apply.  A student must be employed by an Association Member Club to be eligible.  The scholarship is a one-year tuition assistance, renewable for up to four years or until graduation whichever is shorter.  The annual value is around $4,000.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  November 30, 2014 

 

Scholarships:  Elks National Foundation Scholarships 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. 

Male and female students compete separately.

Applications can be obtained online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars 

Deadline:  Applications are due December 5, 2014 at the Clearfield Elks Lodge 

 

Legacy Awards Scholarship 

Amount:  $1000 scholarship annually for four years to 250 students nationally.

Awarded to students who are children or grandchildren (or stepchildren, step-grandchildren or legal wards) of Elks who have been members in good standing for at least two years.

Online Application: www.elks.org/enf/scholars

Application Guidelines:  Available to high school seniors only.  Applicants must take their SAT or ACT by Dec. 31, 2014.

Deadline:  Application must be submitted online by Jan. 30, 2015. 

 

Scholarship:  Penn Highlands Community College Board Academic Scholarship 

Eligible students include high school seniors with a minimum cum. grade point average of 3.5.  Additionally, students must be recognized as a good citizen within their high school and community, and demonstrate involvement in at least three extra-curricular activities. 

To apply:  students must submit the following items to Penn Highlands Community College by January 31, 2015.

 - Application for admission to Penn Highlands Community College

 - Board Academic Scholarship Application

 - Official high school transcript

 - Essay of at least 200 words explaining why the student is an ideal recipient of the scholarship

 

Scholarship:  The Brenda Clapsaddle Thornhill Scholarship - $750 

- Criteria:   Awarded to a graduating senior girl of the Curwensville or Clearfield Area High School who personifies integrity and character, who has been a two year varsity letter winner in the sports of basketball, volleyball and/or softball, while obtaining academic success.

- To apply:  All interested students should submit the application, along with an essay on the subject of how playing high school sports enriched your life on and off the playing field, and one letter of recommendations.

- Deadline:  Submit application, essay, and letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before 12:00 noon on March 18, 2015

Scholarship:  Buick Achievers Scholarship Program 

- Available to high school seniors

- Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016

- Those who plan to major in a field of study what focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry

Deadline:  February 27, 2015 (5:00 pm EST)

For more information:  www.buickachievers.com 

 

Scholarship:  Big 33 Scholarship

-Guidelines:  Visit www.big33.org for application and to see requirements for the multiple scholarships available.

-Deadline:  February 27, 2015

Contact Information:  Carolyn Raup, 717-774-3303 x. 2 

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) Scholarship 

- Offers three $1,000 scholarships, one in each of its three regions, for public school students planning to major in communications or public relations.

- Application and more information is available on the PenSPRA website at:  http://www.penspra.org/ScholarshipInfo.aspx 

Deadline:  March 13, 2015

 

Scholarship:  PACB Foundation Scholarship 

Guidelines:

- Applicant must be a dependent child of a parent working at least 1,000 hours per year, for a minimum of two years for a regular member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) as of the cutoff date of application for scholarships or a child of a parent who was deceased no more than two years prior to the cutoff date of application and who was employed by a regular member of PACB for a minimum of five years. 

- Applicant must enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student at a college, university or community college.

- Local PACB member Cleafield Bank & Trust Co.

- Additional listing of PACB members is available in the guidance office

- Copy of application is available in the guidance office 

Deadline:  Application must be postmarked by Friday, February 13, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania Scholarship

-Application Guidelines:  Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder; this must be confirmed by a statement from the applicant's physician.  Provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.  Be a high school graduate of the class of 2015.  Attend school full-time in the 2015-2016 school year.  Be a legal resident of Western/Central Pennsylvania.

To apply - Write or Call:  (Application is available in the Guidance Office)

The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania

Attn:  Francine Reyher

1501 Reedsdale Street - Suite 3002

Pittsburgh, PA  15233

412-322-5880 or 1-800-361-5885

Deadline:  Application must be received by March 15, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  The Janet McCracken Hansard Memorial Scholarship 

-Criteria:

1.  Social Work major (if none apply then a related/service type degree will be considered)

2.  Completed Essay (500-750 words) - Topic "How volunteering has affected my life."

3.  Additional information that may be used:

      a.  Volunteer Commitments

      b.  Financial need/income

      c.  Extracurricular activities:  sports/youth organizations/church/etc.

      d.  GPA, SAT/ACT scores

4.  Also include:

      a.  College attending

      b.  Major

      c.  Length of Program (Example: 2 or 4 year program)

5.  Completed High School Scholarship Application

6.  Enclose Transcript

-Deadline:  March 18, 2015 due to Guidance Office  

 

Scholarship:  PTI Partial Tuition Scholarship 

-Application Guidelines:

High school seniors who are active members of one of the following organizations:  Cyber School Student Scholarship, DECA, HS Student Government, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA.

Recipients must apply scholarships to either July 2015, October 2015 or January 2016 PTI enrollment.

Application available for download at www,pti.edu

Deadline:  March 6, 2015 

 

Scholarship:  Les Edmondson Scholarship 

-Criteria:  You must be an athlete.  You must be enrolled at an accredited college or university or accepted to a 4-year college or enrolled at an accredited technical college or institute.  You must submit an essay that describes how involvement in sports has positively affected your life or how a coach has positively affected your life.  You must submit an application (available in the Guidance Office).

-Deadline:  Essays and applications must be submitted by May 1, 2015 to the following address:

Les Edmondson Memorial Scholarship Fund

711 Lawhead Ave.

Clearfield, PA  16830

 

 2013-2014 Scholarship Information

Scholarship: Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship

Amount: $500.00

Application Guidelines:

-Be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year of their undergrauate program. High School seniors who will graduate in 2014 are considered eligible. If you are attending a trades and/or technical school, the program must be at least 2 years in length or longer.

-Student must have done at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 years.

-Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in his/her last academic year.

Online Application: www.peterboroughdentists.com

Deadline: May 30, 2014

 

Scholarship: Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Application Guidelines:

-Senior student that is interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. 

Oniline Application: www.pharacytechnicianreview.com/

Deadline: June 1, 2014

 

Scholarship: Aspiring Fashion Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Application Guidelines:

-Senior student that is interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Oniline Application: www.fashion-schools.org

Deadline: June 1, 2014

 

Scholarship: Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Application Guidelines:

-Senior student that is interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Oniline Application:http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program 

Deadline: June 1, 2014

 

SAT Testing and Registration Dates

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FOR PRACTICE TESTS FOR THE SAT YOU CAN GO TO:  www.khanacademy.org
SAT TEST AND REGISTRATION DATES
  
Test Date: August 26, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline: July 28, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: 
Local Test Site: Clearfield AHS (code #39202)
 
Test Date: October 7, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline: September 8, 2017
Late Registration Deadline:  
Local Test Site: Clearfield AHS (code #39202)
 
Test Date: November 4, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline: October 5, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: December 2, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline: November 2, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: March 10, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: February 9, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: May 5, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: June 2, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: May 4, 2018
Late Registration Deadline: 
  
On-line Registration Site: www.sat.collegeboard.org
Paper Registration: Available in Guidance Office
 
Curwensville A.H.S. CEEB Code #:  390-920

Scholarship Application Tips

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Scholarship Application Tips
 
1. Use free scholarship search sites such as: www.FastWeb.com or www.scholarships.com  to find a wide array of scholarships for which you may qualify.  Also be sure to check with your employer and your parents' employers.
 
2. Don't shy away from smaller scholarships or ones which require an essay.  There is often less competition for these awards, so your chance of success is greater.
 
3. Write one really good essay.  Focus on describing yourself in a way that is not already reflected on your transcript.  In other words, focus on attributes, not on academics.  Use this essay as often as it fits the application process. 
 
4. Be sure your essay addresses the key requirements of the scholarship.  Your basic essay might be fine, but you may need to revise it slightly for different awards.
 
5. Focus on things you have done outside the classroom, such as extracurricular activities, part-time work, and community service.  Discuss ways in which your involvement in these activities has made you a better person. 
 
6. Be grammatically correct.  Always use proper English, write in complete sentences and use proper punctuation.
 
7. Be very mindful of deadlines, and submit your applications early.  Late applications almost always go on the "NO" pile.
 
8. Be prepared to work.  It takes time to search for scholarships and to submit applications.  But hard work has its rewards and the more free money you earn through scholarships the less you will need to borrow to pay for college. 
 
9. Don't wait until your senior year to start searching for scholarships.  Begin searching during your sophomore or junior year and make a list of any scholarships for which you might qualify. 
 
10. Once you enroll in college, search for scholarships every year.  This should be done both online and through your colleges's Financial Aid Office.  Each year you change as a scholarship candidate.  You advance in grade level, you may join new clubs, and organizations, you may change yur major, new awards are made available, and some awards are reserved for upperclassmen.  By searching every year, you will maximize your chances of success.

SENIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE

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SENIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE
 
 
 
September:
- Meet with college admissions representatives visiting your school.
- Make a calendar of key application and financial aid deadlines.
- Ask teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults who know you well for letters of recommendation for scholarship and admissions applications (if needed).
- Remember that September, October, and November are the three "prime" months to submit applications to schools.
 
October:
- Take the SAT or ACT if necessary.
- Work on admission application essays if required.
- Revisit your top school choices.  Talk face to face with current students and faculty members at those schools.
- Continue to seek and apply for scholarship awards from a variety of sources.
 
November:
- Plan to attend Financial Aid Night (November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm) sponsored by the Curwensville AHS Guidance Department. 
- Take the SAT or ACT if necessary.
- If you haven't already applied to a school, start to narrow down your choices and submit the appropriate admission applications. 
 
December:
- Gather the data needed for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- From now until the end of the school year, check the Guidance Department website for listings of scholarships.
 
January:
- Submit your completed FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible.
 
February:
- Apply and turn in on time the Curwensville AHS application for all "in-house" scholarships awarded at the end of the school year.  Remember that the essay portion of this application is extremely important!
- If the school you applied to requires mid-year transcripts, check to see that they have been sent.
- If necessary, plan for AP exams.
 
March:
- Look for your Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or on line.  Pay particular attention to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and discuss it with your parents and family.
 
April:
- Once you are accepted, make sure that you meet all deadlines (ex. deposits, physical forms, housing, etc.).
- Review and compare all financial aid award letters that you receive.
 
May:
- Take AP examinations if necessary.
- Request that a FINAL TRANSCRIPT be sent to the school you will be attending in the fall.  There is no charge for this transcript.
- Write thank you letters to the people who wrote you letters of recommendation.
 
June:
- Write thank you letters to any person, group, or organization that awarded you a scholarship. 
- Enjoy your high school graduation!!!
 
 

Special Information for Athletes

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Special Information for Athletes


If you want to play sports in college on an athletic scholarship, you need to start planning your junior year of high school.  There are many regulations and conditions you need to know ahead of time so that you don't miss possible opportunities.
 
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) establishes rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid for most college athletic programs.  Colleges are members of one of the NCAA's three membership divisions (Division I, II, or III) according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide athletic scholarships.
 
Steps for Division I and Division II Freshman Athletes
If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org). You need to qualify academically and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.  You, the student, are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status!
 
Step 1: Take the Core Curriculum:
-Check with the Guidance Department to make sure your are taking classes that meet the NCAA coure course requirements.
Step 2: Take the SAT or ACT:
- Take the SAT I or ACT Assessment as a junior.
- Make sure the NCAA Eligibility Center receives your SAT or ACT score reports by entering the specific code (9999) printed in the SAT and/or ACT registration forms. 
Step 3: Submit your Official High School Transcript:
- Fill out a Transcript Request Form available from the Guidance Office and have it sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of your senior year. 
Step 4: Register On-line (www.eligibilitycenter.org/):
- Complete the NCAA Eligibility Application.
- There is a fee charged by the NCAA for this application.
 
What Happens Next?
- The NCAA Eligibility Center personnel will validate your application and determine your initial eligibility. 
- Colleges will request information from the Eligibility Center on the initial eligibility of prospective student-athletes. 
- The Eligibility Center will make a certification decision and report it directly to the college. 
 

Student Assistance Program

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Student Assistance Program
 
At Curwensville, the Student Assistance Program is referred to as CAP (Curwensville Students at Risk AssistanceProgram). The Student Assistance Program is a state mandated program designed to identify and refer students for help who are considered to be "at risk" educationally for such things as drug and alcohol abuse, behavior and academic problems and mentalhealth issues. Anyone can refer a student to the Student Assistance Team by either telling a team member or filling out a referral form. Once a student is referred, the team gathers additional data (grades, teacher observations etc.) and makes a decision as to what might be helpful for the student. The Curwensville Area High School Team Members include Jodi Addleman, Christy Danko, Coleen Deluccia, Brian Dimmick, Carrie Hatten, Susan Josephson, Sharon Laborde, Chris Marsh, Nancy Matchock, Sasha Ryan, Amy Finn and Wendy Witherow.  If you would like to learn more about CAP, please call the Guidance Office at 236-7604 or visit the state's website at http://www.sap.state.pa.us/.
 

Upcoming Events
College Fair
Who attends: All juniors and seniors
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Where: Clearfield Expo Building

Overview

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Welcome To The Curwensville Area School District
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Address: 650 Beech Street

Curwensville, PA 16833

CEEB Code #: 390-920

 

Curwensville AHS Guidance Dept. Phone #       (814) 236-7604

Curwensville AHS Main Office Phone #:             (814) 236-1100

Curwensville Elementary Office Phone #:          (814) 236-1411 

Curwensville AHS Guidance Dept. Fax #:           (814) 236-2392

 

GUIDANCE STAFF:

Nancy Matchock, Counselor

nmatchock@curwensville.org

Jesse Husted, Counselor

jhusted@curwensville.org a

Coleen Deluccia

cdeluccia@curwensville.org

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES: 

www.naviance.com

www.sat.collegeboard.org

www.actstudent.org

www.eligibilitycenter.org 

www.educationplanner.org

www.khanacademy.org 

http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-masters-education-programs/

 

Registration on these sites can help when you're:

TAKING THE SAT/ACT Test

APPLYING FOR A JOB

TAKING A MILITARY ENTRANCE TEST

TAKING A TRADE SCHOOL ENTRANCE TEST

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION 

 

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