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Scholarships 2016-2017

  • This is a general guideline to help students locate scholarships.
  • Students should listen to announcements and continually check this page for updates.
  • See below for a printable copy of this list, and check out the “Current Scholarship List” tab for a listing of current scholarships about which the Guidance Office has been notified.

General Scholarship Resources

www.petersons.com                         www.fastweb.com

www.applyists.net                            www.scholarships4students.com

www.scholarships360.org                www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

www.zinch.com/scholarships            www.chegg.com/scholarships

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APPLY IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER

 ROTC- NROTC — Four, three, and two-year scholarships available. The application process begins early in the senior year, and potentially as early as the junior year. Deadlines vary. Must meet GPA, SAT requirements, and physical standards. Scholarships can be significant with full-tuition and a living stipend. May require a commitment to serve as an officer for several years following graduation. See these websites for more information:

http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.aspx

www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.jsp.

Wendy’s High School Heisman — This is a recognition program for male and female senior athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field and within their communities. To register and begin the application process, visit www.wendysheisman.com. Deadline: October 2.

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 APPLY IN OCTOBER

Horatio Alger Scholarship — Based on financial need, co-curricular activities, community activities, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher. www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. Applications must be submitted online. Deadline: October 15.

Coca-Cola Scholars — Please visit online at http://www.cocacolascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs. Students must apply online. Awards are granted in amounts ranging between $4,000 and $20,000. Deadline: October 31.

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APPLY IN NOVEMBER

Burger King Scholarship — Students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher can apply. Apply online at http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.orgApplications accepted November through January.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student500 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis in a college or university in the United States. Applications and additional information are available at www.elks.org. Deadline: November 30.

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APPLY IN DECEMBER

AXA Achievement Scholarship — Looking for students with ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family, and community; and ability to succeed. Download the application online at https://us.axa.com and click on AXA Foundation and Scholarships at the bottom of the page. Deadline: December 15.

Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Attorney Scholarship — This scholarship is judged primarily on academic achievement, but financial need will also be considered. You must plan on seeking a law- oriented degree.  Apply online at http://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship/. Deadline: December 31.

John S. Morrison Scholarship — This is a FULL scholarship given to one Huntingdon County student each year. Students must attend Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology or Yale University and major in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Physical Science or Applied Mathematics. Selection based on GPA, class rank, SAT/ACT scores and National Merit Scholarship test results. Deadline: December 31. If you are planning on attending one of the schools noted above, please see HAHS’s College Adviser for information on this scholarship.

PSECU Scholarship Program — $8000 to graduating members intending to pursue a two or four-year program. Students MUST apply for PSECU membership by December 31. Application deadline: February 15. Information is available at www.psecu.com.

Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation Scholarships — Scholarship, grant and loan opportunities primarily available for Masons, their siblings, children, grandchildren and members of the Masonic-related youth groups. Application deadlines vary. Visit www.pmyf.org.

PA American Legion Essay Contests — Various scholarships are available. Visit www.pa- legion.com/programs/student-programs/scholarships.

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APPLY IN JANUARY

Walmart Dependent Scholarship program — Various scholarships are available for Associates and dependents of Associates. Visit http://corporate.walmart.com/associate-scholarshipsApplications accepted January through April.

Big 33 ­­– Applications are available in the Guidance Office or can be downloaded at www.big33.org. Applications will be available online in January.

National Honor Society Scholarships — Information and applications available online at www.nhs.us. Applications are typically due in January. See your NHS adviser if interested.

SAE Engineering Scholarships — Society of Automotive Engineers. Corporate and university sponsored scholarships ranging from $400 to full tuition. Applications are available online at http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/. Deadline: January 15.

National FFA Scholarship Program — Approximately $2 million in scholarships available through the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program. Visit https://www.ffa.org after November 15 for more information and applications. Deadline: February 1.

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 APPLY IN FEBRUARY

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards — Legacy Awards are $1,000 per year awards open to child, grandchild, stepchild, step-grandchild, or legal ward of a living Elk who joined the order on or before a specific date. See the website, www.elks.org, for more specific information and application procedures. Deadline: February 3.

PSECU Scholarship Program — $8000 to graduating members intending to pursue a two or four-year program. Students MUST apply for membership through PSECU by December 31. Deadline: February 15. Information is available at www.psecu.com.

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APPLY IN APRIL

American Fire Sprinkler Association Essay contest in which a different theme is chosen for high school seniors to research and write about. Visit www.afsascholarship.org to apply. Award of $2000. Deadline: April 7.

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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are available at various times, but mostly in the Spring. Listen to morning and afternoon announcements and CHECK THE WEBSITE FREQUENTLY!

Edgar Snyder and Associates (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – This is an essay scholarship contest. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Ted Braxton Creative Arts Scholarship (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Ted Braxton by supporting the life-long creative potential of Huntingdon Area High School students. Students must develop a creative portfolio demonstrating their participation in various arts. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Henry and Estella Stoudt (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – $1000 one-time scholarship available to any senior. Students submit application and materials, and participate in a mandatory interview. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Brighter Future Scholarship (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) –Numerous scholarships are given to active Valley Rural Electric members or dependents of members.  The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available. Deadline: April 15.

Richard and Mary Hudy Teaching Scholarship (LOCAL Spring Scholarship) – Student must enroll in a teaching program at the university or college level. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Soroptomist Club (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – Two or three awards given by various departments of the Huntingdon High School. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Bette Jane Heine and Cindy Taylor Memorial Scholarships through the JC Blair Auxiliary (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – Two scholarships available for students entering a registered nursing program.  The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Standing Stone Garden Club (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – This is for seniors planning to further their education in horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or land management. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Clearfield Bank and Trust Company (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) – Academic scholarship offered to local senior. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

The Paul Edward Mitchell and Joseph Raymond Mitchell Memorial Scholarship – (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) Established thorough a trust fund with Omega Bank in Huntingdon. This award is to go to a deserving student within Huntingdon County that intends to pursue a post-secondary degree and enter into a medical profession. First priority is given to those entering pre-medicine programs. Criteria considered is grade point average, class rank and SAT scores. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

M.H. Deforrest Memorial Scholarship (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship)- for students accepted into a criminal Justice Program. Details are available in the guidance office. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Woodcock Valley Lions Club(LOCAL – Spring Scholarship) Four or more scholarships are available.  The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Broad Top Area Medical (LOCAL- Spring Scholarship) Two scholarships awarded to students planning to study in the medical field. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Sons of American Legion – Post 24 (LOCAL – Spring Scholarship). This is a $500 essay scholarship sponsored by the SAL – Post 24. The Guidance Office will post it on the website when it becomes available.

Huntingdon Scholarships 2016-2017