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Scholarships 17-18

Scholarships 17-18

This is a list of all scholarship opportunities available through the guidance office at Plum Senior High School. It can be accessed at the Plum School District website which is www.pbsd.k12.pa.us.   Once on the website, go to the guidance link and then to the scholarship link. This list will be updated as each new scholarship is made available to us. The listing will remain on this website until the application deadline. These scholarships can be found on the bulletin board in the guidance office. Please do not have your parent call and request that we send a scholarship to you. You are responsible for pursuing these opportunities on your own. If there is only one application left in a particular file, you must make a copy of it. It is unethical to take the last copy of a scholarship to better your chances of being awarded the scholarship by eliminating others’ opportunities to apply. If you are aware of scholarships that could be posted here, please contact Mr. Betta. 

There are several scholarships being offered by the Pennsylvania American Legion. They can be found at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. This opportunity is funded by Cards Against Humanity. Go to www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org to apply. Film a three-minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. The deadline to enter is December 11, 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                      Allied Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in America, is excited to offer a scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. We are committed to growing our industry and supporting the brightest students in logistics and moving. Three individual scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 per winner.  Award amount will be made out to the winner’s school in the form of a check, and mailed to the winner’s personal address. Go to http://www.allied.com/scholarship to complete an application and submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice. A personalized tone, referencing sincere firsthand experience and sentiment, is best—no need to be too formal. We want to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you! Applications are due December 15, 2017.

Preliminary applications are now being accepted for the Bud Lutty Scholarship competition and are available on UFCW, Local 23 website at www.ufcw23.org. Students who are either employees or dependents of employees of contributing employers (mostly grocery stores) are eligible for the scholarship. The deadline to enter is December 31, 2017.

Enter the Huntington College Scholarship Sweepstakes by texting “4000” to 84444 for a chance to win $4,000. The deadline to enter is December 31, 2017.

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria can apply: A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students. Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. If applicant is under 18 years of age, an additional form must be submitted. Applications are due December 31, 2017.

Iflexion is offering one scholarship worth $1000 will be awarded to help a student achieve his goals of furthering his education. Selection of the recipient is based on the creative essay entry. To be eligible you can have any post-secondary major.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old and will be judged on the content of the essay they provide (How Mobile Technology will change Retail in 5 years). Interested applicants will need to apply via the form here: https://www.iflexion.com/scholarship. The deadline to enter is December 31, 2107.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must be Black/African American seniors who excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Applications and details are available at www.ronbrown.org and applications are due by January 9, 2018.

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Italian American Hall of Fame is offering four scholarships of $4,000 each to high school seniors. Applications are available in guidance. To qualify, senior athletes who have high academic achievement, financial need, and compete at the varsity level should fill out an application by January 15, 2018.

The Garden Club of Monroeville (GCM) is seeking to sponsor a high school senior for the GCFP $1,000 Horticulture-related scholarship. The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP) is offering THIRTEEN Scholarships to students who plan to further their education in Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Forestry, Biology (excluding Medical), Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Control, City (Rural/Urban) Planning, Wildlife Science, Land Management, and/or allied subjects at an institution of their choice. Each Scholarship Award is a minimum of $1,000.00. High school seniors, college students, or post-graduate students who are residents of Pennsylvania are eligible and must be sponsored by a Federated Garden Club such as the Garden Club of Monroeville. Click "GCFP Scholarship Application" at http://www.pagardenclubs.org/forms.html to complete one application for all scholarships.   Applications are due February 1, 2018

Blackwood Music Scholarship will award $20,000 in scholarships in 2018. It is open to seniors who intend to pursue a college degree and a career in music performance. For more details and to apply online, go to www.blackwoodarts.org. The deadline for entry is February 1, 2018.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh awards grants to students who reside in the Greater Pittsburgh area (Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland Counties). The Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (CSLRS) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh coordinates the efforts of a group of organizations, agencies, and scholarship endowment funds which provide need-based scholarships to local undergraduate and graduate Jewish students. CSLRS is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and is administered by Jewish Family and Children's Service. Any Jewish high school senior, college or graduate student with demonstrated financial need is eligible to apply. All applicants must be bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Butler or Westmoreland counties for at least two years. Individuals are known by number, not name, to ensure confidentiality. When a student applies for aid, the CSLRS committee matches the student with the funding source or sources for which they qualify. Some funding sources require high academic achievement; all require students to demonstrate financial need. For school year 2018-2019 Central Scholarship will be using an on-line application process. The on-line applications are available at http://www.centralscholarship.org. The application deadline is February 12, 2018.

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyber bullying, Parentinn has created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college to receive $2500 award. For more details and to apply, go to www.parentinn.com/scholarship. The deadline to enter is February 28, 2018.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania will ward eleven $1,000 scholarships to seniors graduating in the class of 2018 who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and who are going on to post-secondary school. Applications are available in the guidance office and are due back to the foundation by March 16, 2018.


Phi Sigma Pi is a national coeducational honors fraternity dedicated to a tripod of ideals: scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. The Alpha Omega Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh is offering a $250 scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and have plansto continue their education at the college or university level. This is a one-time gift from current college students to future college students. Interested students should fill out the application located in the guidance office and submit an essay demonstrating how they have incorporated the ideals of Phi Sigma Pi in their lives. The deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.

The Jeff Boynton 22 Memorial Scholarship application is now available in the guidance office. As a member of the Plum High School Class of 1978, Jeff Boynton was a standout four sport athlete. He was known as much for his humility and selflessness as his talent and ability. After accepting a scholarship to WVU, Jeff was paralyzed while plying in an All Star football game the summer after graduating. He accepted this turn of events with dignity and never let it dampen his spirit. In the fall of 2013, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident and succumbed to his injuries on January 1, 2014. In his honor, a group of his classmates established this scholarship in his name to reward a Plum Senior Athlete who embodies his same characteristics. Humility, team first selflessness and courage. This $2200 will be awarded to the senior who writes the best 300-500 word essay describing his/her definition of “Mustang Spirit” and how that spirit will follow him/her into the future. The application and essay should be turned in to Mr. Betta by April 1, 2018.

Auto Loan is offering a scholarship that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States in pursuing their educational dreams. One scholarship worth $1000 will be awarded to help a student achieve his goals of furthering his education. Selection of the recipient is based on the creative video entry. To apply you should do the following: Create your video(2-5 minute video in which you explain how new ideas will shape the world around us, and why education is the key to creating a brighter future). Upload your video to YouTube and title it “Auto Loan Scholarship Program by <Your Name>”. Once your video has been uploaded, email the active YouTube link to: scholarships@auto.loan along with your name, mailing address, and telephone number. Please visit- https://auto.loan/scholarship/ for more information. The deadline of submission of application is April 30, 2018.

The 2018 Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship can be found at http://www.typologycentral.com/forums/scholarship.php. Two awards will be given ($2000/1st prize, $500/2nd prize). The purpose is to further opportunities for those interested in personality type and theory. High school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students who will be attending an accredited university or college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is available to students in all major fields of study. Applicants must submit:  An essay of at least 1000 words (personal statement about the use of personality type systems), an easily readable copy of your transcript, and a list of academic and/or non-academic awards and achievements. The deadline to submit your application is June 23, 2108.

Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship. Qualifying students can apply here at https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship/.  To qualify for this scholarship: You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States and provide proof of current enrollment. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released (ex. screenshot of grades, picture of acceptance letter, etc.). You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended. The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2018.

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Last Updated 12-08-17