Scholarship Information

  • LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    AMERICAN LEGION CARL NEFF POST #571

    This scholarship is open to any senior from Iroquois High School with a G. P. A. of 2.5, and is planning to pursue a bachelor associate degree from an accredited college. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded. Other requirements are listed on the applications.  Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    JIM BONNIGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship is for graduating seniors who have been active in extracurricular activities at Iroquois High School. A G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher is required. Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    THE JEAN FORSYTH SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship will be awarded to an Iroquois female athlete. The recipient of this scholarship is to be both an athlete and a scholar. Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

    IROQUOIS ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP

    The Iroquois All Sports Boosters are offering scholarships to Iroquois Senior Student Athletes who are attending an institution of higher education. Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    IROQUOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

    The I. E. A. is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to an Iroquois Senior who plans to pursue a career in education. The Association will award $250.00 per year for each of the four years that the student attends an accredited college while working towards certification in elementary or secondary teaching.  Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    IROQUOIS SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

    This scholarship will be given to a student who embodies the spirit of Iroquois.  It is to be based on scholarship, industry, (a willingness to work), volunteerism, and financial need. Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    LAWRENCE PARK ATHLETIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship is offered to 2 male and 2 female students each, who plan to attend a two or four-year program at a technical school or college.  The student will receive the award based on scholarship, character and leadership.  Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    THE BILL VORSHECK SCHOLARSHIP

    Two students, one male and one female senior athletes from Iroquois Jr. Sr. High School, will receive this scholarship.  To receive this renewable scholarship, students must maintain status as a full time student in good standing, drug free and have no felony record. All applications will be given consideration based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria: financial need, citizenship, leadership, academic standing and multi-sport athlete.  Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

    THE ERIC WINGROVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two students, one male and one female, will be awarded a college scholarship. The following criteria must be met for consideration: A graduating senior at Iroquois Jr. Sr. High School, a one-page letter on why you deserve the scholarship, and an explanation of sports participation and financial need.  Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

    THE HARRY K. RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

    The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of Iroquois High School, enrolled in college and must be majoring in one of the following areas found on the application.  Please return completed applications to the counseling office by the first Friday in May.

     

    ERIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

    Local donors with a deep commitment to the educational needs of our region have created dozens of scholarships within The Erie Community Foundation.  To date, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been made available to deserving young men and women. Seniors are eligible to participate in these scholarship programs.

    Ernst R. Behrend Scholarship

    The Goodwine Scholarship

    Deadline: refer to website application for date

    Lovisa Card-Catlin and Roesner Art Scholarship

    Dr. Michael J. Relihan Scholarship

    http://www.eriecommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/erie-community-foundation-scholarships   

    Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    ZONTA CLUB OF ERIE SCHOLARSHIP(*Juniors)

    A female or male resident of Erie County, Pennsylvania and Possess good scholarship and good character. Individuals must be attending a four (4) year accredited college, and have financial need. Please follow the listed links below for the scholarships Zonta Club offers.

    ·       Amelia Earhart Fellowships - Since 1938 Zonta has awarded 1,227 Amelia Earhart Fellowships totalling US$7 million to women pursuing PhD degrees in aerospace science and engineering  - women following Amelia's dream for gender equality.  http://www.ninety-nines.org

    ·       Young Women in Public Affairs Awards - Since 1990, Zonta has presented 498 district and international Young Women in Public Affairs Awards to young women from 49 countries.  

    ·       Malin Karolina Varma (Sweden) always wanted to help others, but when she was afflicted with child rheumatism at the age of 11, it became more important than ever. “I could not walk for four weeks and nobody knew what was wrong with me,” said Malin. “Later when I got my diagnosis it was both a relief and a shock. I knew then that what I wanted to do was to help others in the same situation, especially children in countries without the same opportunity to healthcare as we do in Sweden.” Since then, Malin has been actively involved in helping other children, mothers and women to a better life.

    ·       Women in Business Scholarships - Today, women are still more likely to be pouring the coffee in global boardrooms than sitting on the boards. According to Corporate Women Directors International, women hold just 10.4% of the board seats of global 200 companies, as ranked by Fortune Magazine.  Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are helping women pursuing undergraduate degrees in business management overcome gender barriers, from the classroom to the boardroom. Since 1998, Zonta Women in Business Scholarships have helped women find their place in the business world.  Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION of Northwest Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students entering Plumbing, HVAC, Engineering or Construction related fields of study.  The MCA of Northwest Pennsylvania will recognize two (2) outstanding students by awarding each a $500.00 scholarship.  These scholarships are available to students attending two or four year programs at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools located in Western Pennsylvania.

    The recipients are well rounded individuals with a deep interest and involvement in their communities. They spend time volunteering, have outstanding academic performance, and are leaders in their schools through involvement in athletics, clubs, and student government.  They are the leaders of tomorrow.  http://www.mcanwpa.com   Deadline: refer to website application for date.


     

    NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

     

    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship- This scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students to careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are college sophomores or juniors during the current academic year, who have excellent academic records, and who have demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in these fields.  For more information regarding the program and application materials, visit www.act.org/goldwater or email goldwater@act.org    Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship– The Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program is a federally funded program offering a merit scholarship for outstanding high school seniors who have been accepted at an institution of higher education. The Byrd Scholarship Program rewards academic excellence in high school and encourages students to continue their education. The federal government allocates the funds that determine the amount of the scholarship award.  More information and the application are available at http://www.pheaa.org/specialprograms/Robert_C_Byrd_Honors_Scholarship_Program.shtml

    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Coca-Cola- (National Scholars for four years) (Regional Scholars for four years).  This scholarship is available to seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and part-time employment.  The applicants should show leadership qualities and participate in community service. https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/index.jsp    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Colonel’s Kids Scholars Program- (funded by KFC) This national competition is open to high school seniors committed to attending a public college or university in their state of residence.  The program emphasizes community involvement, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a determined amount per academic year, renewable for four years.  Scholars must work towards a four-year degree and complete an internship during their tenure as a Colonel’s Kids Scholar.  Each scholar must work a minimum of 10 hours per week, beginning in their sophomore year, and maintain a satisfactory academic record.  Applications are available online at http://www.kfcscholars.org/      Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Dell Scholars Program- This scholarship offers an opportunity for underserved and lower income students to go to college.  The scholarships are offered to high school seniors for full-time study towards a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university of their choice.  The Dell Scholars Program emphasizes a student’s determination to succeed over academic records or test scores.  To encourage through preparation, the program requires that student’s participate in an approved college readiness program, have a high school GPA of 2.4 or higher, be a U>S. citizen or permanent resident, and have a demonstrable financial need.  More information is available online at https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship   Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Discover Card Tribute Award- This award is available to juniors who have a GPA of 2.75 or better and are planning on continuing their education.  Various monetary awards are available. https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html  Deadline: refer to website application for date.

         

    Elks National Most Valuable Student -This scholarship is offered by the National Foundation of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  This scholarship/leadership financial aid program is sponsored by the National Foundation and coordinated through the Pennsylvania Elks State Association.  The state organization will forward no more than six applications to the national level.  Student must be a high school senior; demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities; demonstrate financial need; complete application and essay; attach a 200 word or less statement from parent/guardian summarizing the family’s financial obligations and resources and include two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a community member). http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/downloadMVS.cfm

    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

     The Gates Foundation - Gates Millennium Scholars Program, provides scholarships to one thousand minority students who have attained a minimum GPA of a 3.3 and meet a variety of other criteria. To apply for this program, interested students must fill out three required forms: a Nominee Personal Information Form, a Nominator Form, and a Recommender Form.  Nomination forms are available at www.gmsp.org    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic college students.  During its 29-year history it has awarded more than 68,000 scholarships, more than $114 million to students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  For more information on scholarship opportunities for Hispanic Americans, including eligibility requirements go to www.hsf.net or call 1-800-HSF-INFO.  Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Masonic Scholarship Resource Guide- This resource guide provides a list of Masonic scholarships that are available to high school seniors.  Applicants must have a parent or grandparent that is a member of the Masons to apply.  Scholarship deadlines vary throughout the school year.  Please refer to following website to access the Masonic Scholarship Resource Guide http://www.pagrandlodge.org      Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    National Merit Scholarship- To participate in the National Merit® Scholarship Program, a student must: take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern; be enrolled full time as a high school student, progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to enroll full time in college no later than the fall following completion of high school; and be a citizen of the United States; or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied) and intend to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. The National Merit Scholarship is awarded in three forms: Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    • National Merit® Scholarships
      Every Finalist competes for these single payment scholarships, which are awarded on a state representational basis. Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice, or major and career plans.

     

    • Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards
      Corporate sponsors designate their awards for children of their employees or members, for residents of a community where a company has operations, or for Finalists with career plans the sponsor wishes to encourage. These scholarships may either be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or one-time awards.

     

    • College-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards
      Officials of each sponsor college select winners of their awards from Finalists who have been accepted for admission and have informed NMSC by the published deadlines that the sponsor college or university is their first choice. These awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

     

    Prudential Spirit of Community Award- (Awards vary) State and national honors are given to award recipients. Young people in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 United States or Washington, D.C., who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year are eligible to apply for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Also eligible are American students in these grades who live elsewhere, as long as their parents or guardians are legal voting residents of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.  (Employees of Prudential, NASSP, or any of its affiliates, and any firm involved in the program, their children, and previous National Honorees are NOT eligible. Previous State Honorees are eligible only if their submitted activities are significantly different from previously honored activities.) Eligible students may complete a Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program application and submit it to their middle or high school principals; or to the head of one of these officially designated local organizations: a Girl Scout council, county 4-H organization, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA, or member Volunteer Center of the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network. Students cannot apply directly to The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. They must apply through one of the approved channels for local judging.    http://www.prudential.com/view/page/public/14544    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    SAE Engineering Scholarship- ($1,000 to $10,000) To qualify, the applicant must enroll in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at a university of the applicant's choice. Undesignated scholarships are paid directly to the college or university. All scholarships are contingent upon the applicant's enrollment in engineering and acceptance from their chosen college or university. Judging will be based on the criteria established by the sponsor and as outlined in the individual scholarship descriptions. Applicants must intend to enroll in an engineering program accredited by ABET; be a citizen of the United States (not permanent resident) at the date of application; be a high school senior at the date of application; meet minimum requirements with regard to grade point average; SAT I and/or ACT scores as outlined in the individual requirements of each scholarship.    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

           

    The Society for Range Management (SRM) Masonic-Range Science Scholarship- offers financial assistance and recognition to a high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore planning to major in/presently majoring in range science and/or closely related field. The recipient of the scholarship must be planning to attend or be currently in attendance at a college or university with a range science program. Applicants must be sponsored by a member of the Society for Range Management (SRM), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), or the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). The SRM Student Affairs Committee will select the recipient(s) and announce their selection at the SRM Annual Meeting held in February each year.  Applications are available online at http://www.rangelands.org/

     

    SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes High school seniors can win a determined amount scholarship for their first year expenses at an accredited college or private career school.  Each winner’s school of attendance will also receive $1,000 for their General Scholarship Fund.  For complete details visit suntrusteducation.com     Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Toyota Community Scholarships- ($10,000 and $20,000 over four years to outstanding high school seniors nationwide) Participating high schools may nominate one student who exemplifies outstanding academic excellence, leadership and most importantly - commitment to community service. Past Toyota Community Scholars have done everything from spearheading charity drives and organizing cultural and educational summits, to establishing their own community service organizations. The program includes an all-expenses paid recognition trip. Educational Testing Service administers the program. The school's nominee should have a consistent record of academic excellence, be active in school programs, and be recognized as a leader by his/her peers and instructors. In addition, the nominee must have initiated or be actively involved in a service program that addresses a school or community need. Only one nominee will be accepted from a school. The Scholarship and Recognition Programs unit at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey handles all phases of selection. Please visit the counseling office for more information. Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Elks National Federation 2006 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition The Elks National   Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the current competition.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  More information and the application are available at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm.  Deadline is January.

     

    Wal-Mart Scholarships- The following scholarships are sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/235.aspx    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    v  Higher REACH Scholarship - Up to a determined amount per year

    ·       Students out of high school 1 year
    OR have GED equivalency (see application for details)

    ·       Employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at least 1 continuous year as of January 20

    ·       Meet/Exceed Expectations on most recent Associate Evaluation

    ·       Can prove financial need by required documentation

     

    v  Associate Scholarship – a determined amount please check website

    ·       Employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at least 1 continuous year

    ·       Senior, graduating High School in spring
    OR have GED equivalency (see application for details)

    ·       Minimum 18 ACT or 800 SAT score

    ·       Can prove financial need by required documentation

     

    v  Walton Family Foundation Scholarship – a determined amount please check website

    ·       Son/Daughter of a full time Wal-Mart Associate

    ·       Senior, graduating High School in spring
    OR have GED equivalency (see application for details)

    ·       Minimum 22 ACT or 1030 SAT score

    ·       Can prove financial need by required documentation

    Wendy’s High School Heisman- This scholarship recognizes the nation’s most accomplished high school seniors for excellence in academics, community service, and athletics.  Wendy’s late founder, Dave Thomas, created this scholarship in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy Committee, which annually honors one outstanding college football player.  Principals, guidance counselors, and coaches at all U.S. high schools are asked to nominate one male and one female student who are active in any of the 32 sports sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools.  Nominees are judged on their academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments.  State and national finalists are selected each fall.  Men and women entering their senior year of high school who have at least a “B” grade average and participate in at least one of the 32 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools. Students are judged based on their academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments.  More information is available online at http://www.wendysheisman.com/

     

    Mental Floss Magazine Tuition Giveaway- A few well-chosen words can win you a determined amount towards your tuition at the college of your choice. By simply coming up with the best answer to the question “Why are you the most deserving person on the planet to win a scholarship?” 

    ·       VISIT www.mentalfloss.com/scholarships  for more details

    ·       Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    The AXA Achievement Scholarship- Awarding AXA Achievers

    ·       Forty-two State Winners and ten National Winners

    ·       To qualify, you must demonstrate:

    o   Ambition and drive

    o   Determination to set and reach goals

    o   Respect for self, family and community

    o   Ability to succeed in college

    ·       To learn more about AXA Achievement Scholarships and to download an application, go to  www.axa-achievement.com         Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Ron Brown Scholar Program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American students who are currently seniors in high school and plan to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time.  Applications can be found online at www.ronbrown.org.  There are 2 application deadlines. Students who apply by November 1, are considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND will have their application information forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers. Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    Keppra Family Epilepsy Family Scholarship – The purpose of this scholarship program is to demonstrate the continued commitment of UCB, Inc. to people with epilepsy, their families, and caregivers.  The award is a one-time scholarship in an amount to be determined.  Twenty scholarships will be awarded to people with epilepsy, and 10 scholarships will be awarded to family members or caregivers of people with epilepsy, for use toward tuition at a United States-based center for higher learning.  Information and the application are available online at http://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/. Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    Imagine America Scholarship Program – Helps fund students’ education at hundreds of career colleges nationwide.  For more information go to https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships   Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    Discover Colleges offers a "one-stop-shop" for receiving free information from Christian universities and colleges. You can conveniently choose to get information from a number of Christian universities and colleges all in one place!  We also provide a $1,000 Christian university and college scholarship drawing. The scholarship can be used at any Christian university or college. The site includes information and links for Christian universities and colleges, as well as admissions and financial aid tips and all of our information services are offered absolutely free!

     

    STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Big 33 Waste Management Scholarship- As a major sponsor of the Big 33, Waste Management is committed to supporting their efforts to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who have exhibited excellence in the area of environmental preservation.  Student must be a high school senior enrolled in a public or accredited private school in Ohio or Pennsylvania; attained a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two academic years (grades 10 and 11); and plans to continue his/her education beyond high school in an accredited institution of higher education or technical school.  www.big33.org              Deadline: refer to website application for date.

                                       

    Big 33 Academic Scholarship Award Program- The Big 33 Scholarships provide financial assistance to high school seniors who exhibit excellence in a well-rounded educational and extracurricular program.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community service, financial need, leadership, obstacles overcome, special talents and unique endeavors.  Student must be a high school senior enrolled in a public or accredited private school in Ohio or Pennsylvania; attained a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two academic years (grades 10 and 11); and plans to continue his/her education beyond high school in an accredited institution of higher education or technical school.  www.big33.org Deadline: refer to website application for date.                                  

                           

    Big 33 Scholarship Award Program- ($250-$2500)- This scholarship is available to seniors who possess talent, leadership, an ability to overcome obstacles, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, plan on continuing their education, have community service experience as well as unique endeavors and show financial need.  www.big33.org   Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Big 33 Nursing Scholarship- provides financial assistance to high school seniors who exhibit excellence in a well-rounded educational and extracurricular program.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community service, financial need, leadership, obstacles overcome, special talents and unique endeavors.  Student must be a high school senior enrolled in a public or accredited private school in Ohio or Pennsylvania, attained a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the previous two academic years (grades 10 and 11), and plan to continue his/her education beyond high school in a accredited institution of higher education or technical school.  www.big33.org  Deadline: refer to website application for date. 

     

    Horatio Alger Franklin Scholarship Program- There are twenty-five $10,000 scholarships awarded annually in Pennsylvania that are funded through The Pew Charitable Trusts.  The program is designed to increase student understanding and appreciation of the contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Horatio Alger, Jr.  The Horatio Alger Franklin Scholarship Program provides assistance to students in the state of Pennsylvania who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.

    To be eligible to apply, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

    ·       Students must produce two essays regarding Benjamin Franklin during the application process.  With the submission of the essays, students do not need additionally apply for the Pennsylvania Scholarship, as they will be automatically considered;

    ·       Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Pennsylvania, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;

    ·       Have a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and later transfer to a four-year institution;

    ·       Critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided);

    ·       Involvement in co-curricular and community activities;

    ·       Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);

    ·       Be a resident of Pennsylvania;

    ·       Be a citizen of the United States

    TO APPLY FOR THE HORATIO ALGER FRANKLIN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT http://www.horatioalger.org/schoalrships/apply.cfm   Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Pennsylvania Association Of Community Bankers Foundation Scholarship- (Four renewable scholarships)- The goal of the PACB Foundation is to provide scholarships to children of PACB member institution’s employees and directors.  It is the Foundation’s desire to not only be a part of helping students financially, but also to take an active role in developing tomorrow’s leaders.  Student must be a high school senior; be a legal dependent of either a PCAB member bank employee (working a minimum of 1,000 hours annually) or of a director of a PCAB member institution; plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school (colleges, universities and community colleges) full time and complete application, including an essay. In addition, an interview will be conducted. www.pacb.org                               Deadline: refer to website application for date.                    

     

    Pennsylvania Association of Educational Professionals Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 1992 to assist students pursing higher education.  Criteria used in the selection process include scholastic achievement, motivation for higher education, leadership, citizenship, service to the school and community and financial need.  Student must be a high school senior and complete application.  Field of specialization:  Secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education and business education teaching. http://www.paeop.com

    Deadline: refer to website application for date.                                

     

    Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA) Scholarship- a Chartered State Association of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA),Scholarships are awarded on the regional, state and national levels.  PBFAA is the state trade association for professional burglar and fire alarm companies.  Members are companies that design, sell, install, maintain and monitor electronic burglar and fire alarm systems.  The scholarship is a way for the industry to thank the dedicated public safety community and to help pay for advanced education. Student must be a high school senior; have a father, mother or legal guardian who is a full-time active fire or police employee and not on disability; parent or guardian must be a member of the police or sheriff’s department or a full-time paid or volunteer member of a fire department in Pennsylvania; submit proof of acceptance to a college or university (letter acceptable); submit proof of parent’s occupation (ID or supervisory letter acceptable) and complete application and essay.  https://www.collegedata.com/cs/search/scholar/scholar_search_tmpl.jhtml 

    Deadline: refer to website application for date.                                

               

    Pennsylvania Elks “Most Valuable Student - For the 2006 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition, the Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to be administered over the 2006-07 through 2009-10 academic years. Male and female students compete separately for identical awards. The amounts are as follows: 2 First-Place Awards of $60,000 ($15,000 per year); 2 Second-Place Awards of $40,000 ($10,000 per year); 2 Third-Place Awards of $20,000 ($5,000 per year); 494 Fourth-Place Awards of $4,000 ($1,000 per year); Total of $2,216,000. The contest is for high school seniors who are U.S. citizens; college students are not eligible. You do not need to be related to an Elks member. For information concerning deadlines and an application go to http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm   Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation, Inc. Scholarship- Several scholarships totaling up to $20,000. The amounts will be paid as lump sum awards.  The Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation, Inc. is an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.  The goal of the organization is to promote, improve and encourage the profession and practice of land surveying in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Student must be a high school senior; plan to pursue higher education at a two-year or four-year institution; be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Pennsylvania and complete application.  Students must be entering a Two-year surveying technology program or four-year Bachelor of Science program in land surveying.  https://psls.org/foundation   Deadline: refer to website application for date.                                   

     

    Pennsylvania New Economy Technology Scholarship (NETS) offered by: The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). (Technology scholarships provide up to $1,000 per year based on total educational costs.)  Technology scholarships are offered to prepare students to succeed in the new, technology-based economy of the 21st century, and to stem the migration of Pennsylvania’s young people to other states.  Student must be a high school senior; resident of the Commonwealth of PA; be enrolled in an approved science or technology program at an approved Pennsylvania community college, two or four-year college or a licensed technical institute; begin employment in the state within one year after completion of studies, one year for each year the scholarship was awarded and apply for a Federal Pell Grant and Pennsylvania State Grant.  http://www.pheaa.org/specialprograms  Deadline: refer to website application for date.                                            

    Pennsylvania School Public Relations ScholarshipThe Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association wants to encourage and promote the field of public relations to high school students through an educational scholarship for those interested in studying the field or related subjects.  In an effort to share this scholarship, PenSPRA will present three $500 awards to worthy recipients from the East Region, Central Region and West Region of the Commonwealth.  More information and the application are available at http://www.penspra.org.  Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) Scholarship- (Six scholarships of $4,000 each will be awarded.)  Student must be a high school senior planning to enter a two or four- year college or university; be a member of PSECU by the date specified on the application; compile a list of school, work, civic and other activities including awards, honors and part-time employment (note the number of hours of involvement); and compose a typed, double-spaced essay.  http://www.psecu.com

    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

                                       

    Pennsylvania State Foster Parent Association (PSFPA) Scholarship- (Scholarships of $500 are awarded with the highest qualifying applicant receiving $1,000.)  This scholarship is offered annually to convey that the association believes in students.  Student must be a high school senior planning to pursue post-secondary education; be a foster child, adoptive child or biological child of PSFPA and complete application and essay. https://www.psrfa.org/education/the-parfa-scholarship/  Deadline: refer to website application for date.

                                       

    Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship- The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the organization.)  The Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution offers this scholarship on the basis of academics, recommendations and financial need.  No affiliation or relationship with the DAR is necessary to qualify for the scholarship.  Student must be a high school senior enrolled in an accredited, registered, approved or licensed school; resident of Pennsylvania; planning to attend an accredited college or university which confers associate or bachelor degrees; and agrees to acknowledge the scholarship in a letter to the State Chairman. http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm  Deadline: refer to website application for date.

                                       

    PHEAA Academic Excellence Scholarship Award Program- ($1500)-This scholarship is available to seniors who have applied for the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program, but did not receive the scholarship. This scholarship program is open to seniors who are ranked in the top 5% of their class or hold a ranking of 1, 2, or 3 in a class of 60 students or less. Applicants must have GPA of 3.50 or above on an unweighted 4.00 scale, and a SAT score = 1150 combined critical reasoning and math only or an ACT score of 25 or above.  The student must be a Pennsylvania resident, be enrolled full-time at a PHEAA approved Pennsylvania postsecondary school following graduation, and be a Pennsylvania State grant recipient for at least one term during his/her freshman year.  https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/pheaa-academic-excellence-scholarship-award-program                                Deadline: refer to website application for date.

                                       

    Phi Delta Kappa International and Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation Scholarship-             

    (A minimum of 30 scholarships will be awarded- twenty seven  grants.  Two of the 30 grants will be awarded to dependents of Kappans.)  Phi Delta Kappa International has established this scholarship to support future educational careers.  The criteria used in the selection process are academic standing, school and community activities and the student’s essay and letters of recommendation.  Student must be a high school senior; and complete application and essay.  Students must be education majors.  https://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards         Deadline: refer to website application for date.

                                       

    Post-Secondary Education Gratuity Program – Full tuition, room and board, and fees paid to a student attending a public college in Pennsylvania whose parent was a Pennsylvania police officer, firefighter, rescue and ambulance squad member, correction employee, or National Guard member and was killed in the line of duty. Information available at https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/other-educational-aid/postsecondary-educational-gratuity.shtml    Deadline: refer to website application for date.

     

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes middle and high school students solely on the basis of volunteer work in their communities.  Each participating school may select at least one Local Honoree.  One high school and one middle school student in each state will receive $1000, a medallion, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. with a parent or guardian.  If you are interested, more information is available in the Guidance Office. www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/prudential     Deadline: Please refer to website application for dates.

     

    COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Conclave-Six Radio/TV- Music Industry- Scholarships are now available

    ·       Valuable Conclave Scholarships are now available to attend Broadcast Center/St. Louis-MO, Brown College/Minneapolis, MN, McNally Smith College of Music/St. Paul, MN, or Specs Howard School of Communication Art, Southfield, MI

    ·       The current school year scholarship competition ends (refer to website for deadline) for Broadcast Center, Brown College and Specs Howard Scholarships and (refer to website for deadline) for the McNally Scholarship.

    ·       For more information and to obtain application forms visit www.radioscholarships.com or www.theconclave.com

     

    Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund A variety of scholarships are available to student attending the 47-member public Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  More information and applications available at http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/.  Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

    Washington University in St. Louis- Students who are interested in attending Washington University in St. Louis have the opportunity to be nominated for the Danforth Scholars Program.  Candidates should exhibit a capacity for service and leadership, academic excellence, maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community.    https://danforthscholars.wustl.edu/ Deadline: Please refer to website application for date

     

    Westminster College: The Jerb Miller Scholarship is awarded to a student with a 3.5 or higher grade point average who has been nominated by a Westminster alumnus in the field of education.  Applicants may choose any college major offered at Westminster.  Applications and nominations can be submitted online, at www.westminster.edu/jerb   Westminster also has several merit-based scholarship opportunities.   Deadline: Please refer to website application for dates

     

    Youngstown State University Scholarships – A variety of scholarships for students enrolling in the Fall of 2009.  Descriptions and the applications are available at www.ysu.edu/finaid. Deadline: refer to website application for date

     

     

    UPROMISE – College Savings Plan

     

    Upromise is a nationwide program that allows families, to save for college by purchasing the products of participating manufacturers.  Upon creating an account, individuals can register shopper’s club cards from grocery and pharmacy chains, and also register their credit cards.  When they shop and use these cards, a portion of the purchase price of various products is credited to their account.  The network of participating companies now includes thousands of manufacturer and retailers, meaning Upromise account holders can accumulate college savings nearly anywhere they shop.  This program has been endorsed by PHEAA.  For additional information visit www.upromise.com.

     

     

    Online Scholarship & Financial Aid Info and College Search Engine

     

    http://www.pheaa.org

                                                                                                                                                         
    http://www.petersons.com/scholarships 

                                                                                             
    http://www.supercollege.com 

                                                                                                       
    http://www.educationplanner.org

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#3__What_should_you_know_about_scholarships_

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#4__How_do_scholarship_search_platforms_work_

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#5__What_students_should_know_before_they_search_for_a_scholarship_

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#7__Guide_to_applying_for_scholarships

                                                                                                                    

     

    National Scholarship Website: http://www.fastweb.com
    College Board Website:
    http://www.collegeboard.com
    Federal Financial Aid:
    http://www.fasfa.ed.gov
    Register and learn NCAA rules:
    http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
    Princeton Review Online Applications:
    http://www.apply.embark.com
    Career Planning/Information: To apply online for the common application: 
    http://www.commonapp.org  
    Find Money for college:
    www.scholarships.com 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Are you interested in a nursing career?  The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and American Education Services (AES) announced the establishment of the Nursing Loan Forgiveness for Healthier Futures.  If interested follow this link for more information:    http://www.pheaa.org/media/2002/October_30_2002.shtml

     

     

    Please click on the following links to visit Colleges and Universities around the area. Further information is available in the Iroquois Guidance Office.

     

    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    www.edinboro.edu

     

    Mercyhurst University

    www.mercyhurst.edu

     

    Gannon University

    www.gannon.edu

     

    Penn State Erie- The Behrend College

    www.erie.psu.edu

     

    Penn State University- Main Campus

    www.psu.edu

     

    Slippery Rock University

    www.sru.edu

     

    California University of Pennsylvania

    www.cup.edu

     

    University of Pittsburgh

    www.pitt.edu

     

    Duquesne University- Pittsburgh, PA

    www.duq.edu

     

    Point Park University

    www.pointpark.edu

     

    Allegheny College

    www.allegheny.edu

     

    Clarion University

    www.clarion.edu

     

    The Ohio State University

    www.osu.edu

     

    Drexel University

    www.drexel.edu

     

    University at Buffalo

    www.buffalo.edu

     

    Cleveland State University

    www.csuohio.edu

     

    West Virginia University

    www.wvu.edu

     

    Youngstown State University

    www.ysu.edu

     

    Westminster College

    www.wvu.edu

     

    University of Pennsylvania- Penn

    www.upenn.edu

     

    Temple University

    www.temple.edu

     

    Ohio University

    www.ohio.edu

     

     

     

    Please click on the following links to visit Business and Technical Schools around the area. Further information is available in the Iroquois Guidance Office.

     

    Erie Institute of Technology

    www.erieit.org

     

    ITT Technical Institutes

    www.Itt-tech.edu

     

    Triangle Tech

    www.triangle-tech.edu

     

    Tri-State Business Institute

    www.tsbi.org

     

    Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy

    http://toniguyacademy.com

     

    Great Lakes Institute of Technology

    www.glit.org

     

    Northwest Regional Technology Institute

    www.nwrti.com

     

     

     

     

    http://www.pheaa.org

                                                                                                                                                           
    http://www.petersons.com/scholarships 

                                                                                               
    http://www.supercollege.com 

                                                                                                         
    http://www.educationplanner.org

     

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/

     

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#3__What_should_you_know_about_scholarships_

     

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#4__How_do_scholarship_search_platforms_work_

     

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#5__What_students_should_know_before_they_search_for_a_scholarship_

     

    http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#7__Guide_to_applying_for_scholarships

     

     

     

  • Iroquois Scholarships:

    Iroquois School District Scholarship links are listed below.  Please note that all Iroquois School District scholarships have a deadline of the first Friday in May.

    Local area scholarships sources:

    Erie Community Foundation Scholarships:
    Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union:

    Online Scholarship & Financial Aid informational links:
    National Scholarship Website: http://www.fastweb.com
    College Board Website: http://www.collegeboard.com
     
    Federal Financial Aid: http://www.fasfa.ed.gov
     
    Register and learn NCAA rules: http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
     
    Princeton Review Online Applications: http://www.apply.embark.com
    Career Planning/Information: http://www.actstudent.org/wwm/index.html
    To apply online for the common application: http://www.commonapp.org
    Paying for College: http://www.salliemae.com
     
    Merit-based scholarships: http://www.meritaid.com
     
    Mental Floss magazine essay competition: www.tuitiongiveaway.com
     
    Find Money for college: www.scholarships.com


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