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 2018 Pennsylvania
Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) Annual Julie Sullivan Memorial
Scholarship Award Application is now available in guidance. Applicants must be
seniors residents of Pennsylvania, who are planning to go on to a
post-secondary education program. The purpose of this scholarship is to
recognize outstanding students who have been successful in their educational
pursuits while overcoming physical challenges with the help of home medical
equipment and supplies. Applications are due March 23, 2018.
Mesothelioma Help has an essay contest for students in 2 and
4 year colleges, as well as students in grad school. The essay must talk about
how the writer was impacted by cancer. Theere are 4 prizes of up to $2500. You can see the scholarship at https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/. The deadline to enter
is March 25, 2018.
Edgar Snyder and Associates’ 12th annual “Words to be Heard”
Scholarship Contest is now open to seniors who plan to go on to a
post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2018. Over the years we’ve awarded
$150,000 to help students continue their education, and we’re excited to add to
that total. One grand prize winner will receive $10,000, one runner-up will receive $5,000, and the third-place entry will receive $2,500. We want students to submit
their idea for a presentation that would discourage their peers from dangerous
driving behavior (drunk driving, texting and driving, etc.). It can be a video,
a website, a creative writing piece – whatever your kids can come up with. An
outside panel of judges will review the entries and pick winners based on
creativity, effort, and how effective the student’s entry might be in educating
their peers. Complete
details and applications can be found at https://www.edgarsnyder.com/pdf/scholarship-application.pdf and are due March 30, 2018.
The Court Time Foundation
intends to award annual scholarships to seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who are
going to college upon graduation. You must have participated in at least one
Court Time Sports Center sports activity to qualify. Applications and more
details are available in the guidance office. The deadline for entry is March
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 plans to 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.
iHELP Student Loans is
announcing a $2500 #WhatIWish Scholarship contest. All parents have to do is
share a photo and what they wish for their college-bound student; doing so
enters their child for a chance to win a $2500 scholarship. The deadline to
apply is March 31, 2018 and the contest details can be found at www.ihelploan.com.
If you are a member of or
would like become a member of Clearview Federal Credit Union, you are eligible
for the 2018 Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship. Details and applications are
available on the website clearviewfcu.edu and they are due by March 31, 2018.
If you have an S&T Bank Checking and Student
account, you are eligible to apply for a $2,500 scholarship. An application and
all the details are available in the guidance office. The deadline to enter is
March 31, 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.
Matthews Opportunity Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are
now being accepted for the 2018-19 academic year. This award of $4,000 ($1,000
per academic year for four years) will be made to a local high school senior
who will be an incoming freshman for the 2018-19 academic year. The annual
$1,000 scholarship is renewable for four years (total value $4,000). Bernie
Matthews was a beloved coach and mentor to hundreds of young student-athletes.
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
corporation that was created by Coach Matthews’ family to honor his memory. The
Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship seeks to assist students who
have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity or other
difficult life circumstances, strength of character, financial need, a good
academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to
contribute to society. Additional details on scholarship requirements can be
found at www.berniematthewsopportunityfoundation.org. To qualify for the Bernie Matthews
Opportunity Foundation Scholarship, incoming students must complete the attached
application and submit it no later than April 1, 2018.
The Amateur Astronomers
Association of Pittsburgh scholarship is available to a senior attending high
school in Allegheny or Washington County, who is accepted as an undergraduate
this fall to study astronomy, physics or mathematics. The award is $1000 and
the application be downloaded from our website at 3ap.org . The Deadline to enter is
April 1, 2018.
The Fran Ferragonio, Tax Collector, Community College
Scholarship was created by Fran Ferragonio after his 2017 election win for the
position of Real Estate Tax Collector for Plum Borough. A lifelong resident of
Plum, Fran graduated from Plum Senior High School in 1973. Since then, he
served as a Penn Hills Police Officer for 25 years, a Social Studies Teacher at
Linton Middle School in Penn Hills for seven years, a day to day Substitute
Teacher, as well as a long term Substitute Teacher, and Substitute School
Police Officer for the Plum Borough School District for seven years leading up
to his present position as tax collector. Living a life dedicated to service
both in his professional and private life, Fran wanted to find ways to give
back to the community that had the faith in him to elect him to this most
important position. What better way
could there be than to help support the students of his alma mater with a$250
Scholarship, for this is where it all started for he and for his daughters
Lauren and Sarah who are recent Plum High School Graduates. Fran is grateful to live and work in this
wonderful place called Plum Borough! The focus on potential candidates headed
for Community College were chosen because Fran believed that after high school,
his course experiences in obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice
from CCAC were the foundation for who he was to become in his professional
life, and he wanted to help students continue on their journey using the
vehicle of Community College to help them in the process. The applicant must be
a graduating senior accepted at a Community College, and have at least a 2.0
grade point average. The award will be presented on May 21, 2018 at the Senior
Awards Evening. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit
an essay (not to exceed 1000 words) answering the following question: “What
does Plum Borough mean to me?” Do not include your name anywhere on the essay! Please
attach your essay to this application. Applications are available in the
guidance office. Return your application and essay to Mr. Fekety by Friday,
April 6, 2018.
The Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund application is
available at www.pitalsf.org. The
password for the application is p0614Isf. To be eligible for this $16,000 ($4,000/year
renewable) scholarship, seniors must demonstrate excellent academic
performance, demonstrate financial need, and have at least one parent of
Italian Heritage. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.
Robert Wingenroth was a dedicated member of the teaching
staff of Plum High School. To honor his
memory and to continue his life-long dedication to the education of the
students of Plum High School, a scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually
to a deserving senior who plans to pursue the study of education. The applicant
must be a graduating senior accepted in an accredited college or university and
pursuing a degree in education. The
applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average. Applications are available in
the guidance office and are due to Mr. Betta by April 6, 2018.
The Plum Senior High PTSA, Inc. will award two scholarships
in the amount of $500 each to two students who show qualities of academic
ability, leadership, citizenship, school spirit and personal responsibility. In
addition, each candidate must be a resident of Plum Borough, be a senior who
was enrolled for at least two years, be enrolled in the PTSA for at least two
years, have a parent enrolled in the PTSA for at least two years, be accepted
to or at least applied to a post-secondary institution, supply two letters of
recommendation, have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and submit an application.
Applications are available in the guidance office and are due April 13, 2018.
The Plum Council of the PTA Student Memorial Scholarship is
now available in the guidance office. The Plum Council of PTA will award up to
8 scholarships of $1,000 each to seniors who meet the following eligibility
requirements. The senior must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, attend Plum
Senior High, he/she and his/her parent must have been a member of the Plum
Senior High PTSA, Inc. for two of their four years of attendance, and submit a
signed/completed application, letter of reference, and transcript. The deadline
for application is April 13, 2018
Dollar Bank will be hosting
their annual $10,000 Scholarship Contest for seniors. You must register by
February 27, 2018, download the Scholarship Financial News Newsletter and
answer the questions, attend the Tuition Scholarship Contest Seminar on March
3, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and develop a personal annual budget. Full
details are available at https://www.dollar.bank/scholarshipcontest . All materials are due
April 14, 2018.
The Mount Ararat Baptist Church Youth Ministry would like to
help students defray the total cost of a post secondary education, through our
scholarship program. We offer a variety of scholarships for student that
can be found at https://www.mt-ararat.org/scholarship-application. We encourage all students to apply by the deadline of April 15, 2018.
The Pittsburgh History and
Landmarks Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.phlf.org. To be eligible to apply you
must be a senior who lives in Allegheny County, who has at least a 3.25 GPA and
has been accepted to a college or university. The award of 1,500 (renewable
over 4 years for a total of $6,000) is based on academic achievement, community
service/work experience, financial need and interest in the history,
architecture, and/or landscape design of Allegheny County. The deadline to
enter is April 18, 2018.
The Plum Borough Education
Association Scholarship application is now available in the guidance office.
The PBEA will award four, $1,000 scholarships and recipients are chosen on
three criteria: 1. Need, 2. Service, 3. Grades. Each criterion satisfies one-third
of the decision for chosen awardees. Applications are due to Mr. Betta in the
guidance office by 2:15 PM on April 19, 2018.
The 2018 Student-View
Scholarship Program is offering one $4,000 scholarship, two $1,000
scholarships, and ten $500 scholarships to seniors planning to go to a
post-secondary school. It’s quick and easy to apply. There is no minimum
SAT/ACT score or GPA, no essay, and no lengthy application. Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 application survey about
colleges in the area. Scholarships are rewarded via random drawing. The
deadline for entry is April 22, 2018.
The Pittsburgh Regional Food
Service Directors (PRFSD) is offering two $2,000 scholarships seniors who plan
to go on to a college, university or culinary school majoring in a food service
related field. You must have at least a 3.0 and complete an application
available in guidance by April 27, 2018.
Plum Borough Foundation for Educational Enhancement Student Scholarship
Application is now available in the guidance office or by going to the district
website. (Hover over District and click on Foundation for Educational
Enhancement under Alumni) The mission of the Foundation for Educational
Enhancement is to enrich and expand the educational experience of Plum Borough
students beyond what the school district budget can provide. The Foundation is a nonprofit,
volunteer-based tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to serving the
mission and goals. Ongoing resourcing
for the endowment will be promoted by fundraising efforts through charitable,
individual and corporate contributions. For 2018, the Foundation is offering up
to six (6) $1000.00 scholarships to students who have chosen to further their
education. Scholarship payment will be
made directly to the student upon receipt of a validated second semester
invoice. The applicant must be a Plum High School graduating senior who
attended Plum High School for at least one year. He/she must have been accepted
at any accredited institution for post-secondary school credit. He/she must have
maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. He/she must submit an official
high school transcript and one letter of reference attached to the
application. No letter of reference will
be accepted from a relative. He/she must write a short essay on “How did your
Plum education steer you towards your future career goals?” The typed essay should not exceed 500 words. He/she
must correctly complete the application and return it to your Guidance
Counselor by April 27, 2018.
Carolyn Nonnenberg was a dedicated teacher in the Plum
Borough School District for more than 38 years. To honor her memory and
lifelong love of education, a $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded yearly to
any student who desires to continue their education beyond high school. The applicant
must be a graduating senior who attended Plum for at least one year, be
accepted to any continuing education institution, complete an application that
is available in guidance, and submit an essay on the following topic (Two
things that Mrs. Nonnenberg felt very strongly about were community involvement
and education. Explain how you have been
involved in the Plum Borough community and made a positive impact, and also how
your education has had a positive influence in helping you to form your future
goals.). Return application and essay to Mr. Betta
no later than 2pm on April 27, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud
to offer students who are Hispanic/Latino or of Hispanic/Latino descent
scholarships for the 2018-2019 scholastic year. Applicants must complete the
application that is available in the guidance office, along with the
required documentation, and deliver all documents and materials to the PMAHCCF
via electronic or regular mail by April 30, 2018. In addition to a completed
application form, applicants must write an essay of no more than 300 words. See
application for more details.
Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club is offering three scholarships of $500 each
to seniors who are seeking to further their education in a degree program in
the petroleum, energy, or allied industries related field. Applications and
details are available in the guidance office. Entries are due by May 1, 2018.
Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. is offering four
scholarships of $1,000 each. The Foster McCarl, Jr. Scholarship is available in
guidance. It is open to seniors who are enrolling in school for a plumbing,
HVAC, mechanical engineering, or other construction related field. The deadline
to enter is May 1, 2018.
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship
application is now available to seniors interested in furthering their studies
in an environmentally related field. Applications and details are available at www.aswp.org/pages/awards and are due May 4, 2018.
Valley Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship application is now
available in the guidance office. In addition to the application, you must
submit an original essay, art, poem, sculpture, etc., regarding Dr. King. All
entries are due by May 4, 2018.
Worgul Law Firm of Pittsburgh is
offering a $5,000 scholarship to students to help pay for their college
education. To be eligible you must be a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA who is
going to a college or university. All of the details, eligibility requirements,
and an application can be found at https://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/worgul-law-firm-scholarship/. There is a 300-500
word essay about drinking and driving. The applications and submissions are due
by May 31, 2018.
Employment Law Scholarship of $1,000 is now available to any student with
at least a 3.0 who will be attending an accredited college or
university by Fall 2018 and have plans of attending law school in the
future. The application can be found toward
the bottom of the page at http://www.sattirajulawfirm.com/#scholarship-application. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2018.
& Fenner Business Consultants are offering a $1,000 scholarship to high
school, juniors, seniors, and college students. It’s an essay on the following
topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for
achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how
this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Applications are available
at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. The deadline for entry is
June 14, 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
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.
Huntington Learning Center
will sponsor a $4,000 College Scholarship Sweepstakes. All you have to do to
enter is text 4000 to 84444 by June 30, 2018.
Zip Recruiter is offering a
$3,000 scholarship every June and December. You must be 18 years old. Go to www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship for details and to enter.
The deadline to enter is June 30, 2018.
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 03-20-18