Scholarships

The online scholarship application process for the 2014/2015 school year is now available. Graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students and non-traditional students residing across the Foundation's 5 1/2 county regional service area have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships. Applications for the below scholarships must be completed online and students are required to upload unofficial transcripts, and letter of acceptance. Please begin collecting these documents so you will have them ready to upload.


Online Scholarship Applications

To help with the process, we encourage you to watch this short tutorial (please disregard the "Organization Information" section):

http://www.foundant.com/applicant-tutorial.php

Please read the Helpful Hints for uploading files, saving your application, etc.

Before beginning the online scholarship application process, please read the eligibility criteria detailed below for each scholarship fund. Once you have chosen which application(s) you are eligible for, begin the process by "Creating A New Account" via the below link. If you applied last year, please use the same login and password you created at that time.

The eligibility and criteria for scholarships administered by our Foundation which require an application process can be found below. Amounts TBD are not listed. The deadline for online applications is April 10, 2014.


Berwick Health and Wellness Fund - Health Profession Scholarships

Available to high school seniors, current undergraduate and non-traditional students

To be eligible, student must reside in the BHWF service area and be a graduating senior at one of the following high schools: Berwick, Benton, Central Columbia, Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, Northwest, or West Side Vo-Tech. Current undergraduate and non-traditional students pursuing a health profession are also encouraged to apply. The student must be accepted into a two or four-year college pursuing a health profession or one- or two-year certification program. The term health professions; is broadly defined to encompass the many and varied health-related careers, ranging from vocational nursing and dental assistant, to health education, to dentistry and medicine. High School seniors can earn $1,000 one-year scholarships. Next year, BHWF scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to apply each year during their undergraduate studies for an additional $1,000 award if scholarship criteria continues to be met. Current undergraduate and non-traditional students can receive a one year award of $1,000.

Walter and Florence Vorbleski Award

These awards are offered for graduating seniors or past recipients, residing in the BHWF service area, enrolling in a two or four-year college majoring in one of the following: pre-med; nursing; physician assistant; nurse practitioner; surgical technician. This award provides one-year awards of $500 to $1,000.

 

Robert J. Wise Family Scholarship Fund

Berwick High School seniors pursuing a bachelors, associate or technical degree are eligible to apply. Preference is given to students who have achieved a level of academic performance commensurate with their ability, has been involved in extra-curricular activities or involved in organizations in the community, exhibits overall qualities of good citizenship, and has a demonstrated financial need. One year scholarship award $1,800.


William S. and Virginia L. Hartman Family Scholarship

Warrior Run High School seniors attending The Pennsylvania State University are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Special consideration will be given to students who are studying agriculture or education, have exhibited a high degree of academic achievement and community involvement (4-H or other educational and service oriented youth programs), and to students who are the first in their immediate family to attend a bachelor's program. One year scholarship award up to $2,800.

Luis A. Ramos Scholarship

This scholarship is for a Berwick Area or Northwest Area High School senior. Special consideration given to students who have participated in a soccer program, students of Hispanic Heritage and/or students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community. One year scholarship award $600.

 

Orlando C. Scopelliti Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships for graduates from any school district within the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation service area (lower-Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties) entering degree programs for the care and/or education of the mentally and physically challenged. Students are eligible to apply upon acceptance to a qualified program for bachelors, associate or technical degree for the care and education of the mentally and physically challenged. One year scholarship award $400.


Sunbury Area Community Foundation

Sunbury Area Health Fund, Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships

The Sunbury Area Community Foundation offers scholarships to students who reside in the Shikellamy, Selinsgrove or Line Mountain school districts. Students must be majoring in a health profession field for the 2014-2015 academic year. A health profession is broadly defined to encompass the many and varied health-related careers, ranging from nursing and dental assistant, to health education, allied health, therapy, to dentistry and medicine. Enrollment can be in an undergraduate, graduate or certification program at an institution of higher education. Students at any phase in their post-secondary education can apply. Not limited to graduating high school seniors or "new" students. Must apply for financial aid which you are eligible for (ex. PHEAA). Applicants who meet the criteria might be interviewed. Scholarship amounts will be determined on an individual basis.

 

Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation

John A. Bolig Seals Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or graduates (alumni) of Selinsgrove School District, who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program (certification, courses, associates degree, bachelors degree) at an institution of higher education or technical school during the 2013/2014 school year. Special consideration given to students who are pursuing a technical career (including heating, plumbing, etc.). A one year award of approximately $1,500 will be awarded.

 

Steven and Judith Bottiger Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students attending an accredited Bachelor of Architecture Degree program with first preference to students studying at a College or University within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Preference is given for graduates of the Selinsgrove Area School District, Snyder County or the Lewisburg Area School District, Union County, Pennsylvania.

 

Simon B. and Kathryn J. Rhoads Family Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or graduates (alumni) of the Selinsgrove Area School District. Preference will be given to students pursuing higher education in a field of study related to agriculture, in a two or four year program. One-year award of $400.

 

Wayne and Nancy Van Kirk Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for high school seniors graduating from Selinsgrove Area School District. Students must be entering trade, technical, LPN, business, computer, certificate and/or simliar associate degree programs and participate in extracurricular activities or community service. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a minum GPA of 2.0. One-year award of $800.

 

Danville Area Community Foundation

The Joanne McCall Spaid Simington and Paul Simington Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to graduates of Mifflinburg High School pursuing degrees in accredited two or four year College, University or technical school programs. The recipient must reside within the present boundaries of the Mifflinburg School District for a minimum of three years immediately prior to graduation. The Fund shall provide for students pursuing degrees in Agriculture and/or Forestry, but not including landscaping or landscape architecture. Financial need will prevail over grades in award selection.

 

To apply online, please click on this link

https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=fiaADTHDZeZXFHywVFMHAeTjZSkp-r7ibOiRiHRnFiY1

The Foundation administers many other scholarship funds that are coordinated through local school districts. For more information on those opportunities, please click Scholarship Opportunities or contact your high school guidance counselor. 

 

If you have any questions, please email Kara Seesholtz at kseesholtz@csgiving.org.