• Go.Verizon.com Scholarship 

    Here are the basic details of our scholarship: 

    • Deadline: May 31, 2021
    • Amount: $1,000
    • How to apply: Fill out our application form and include your transcript and either a 300–400 word essay or a 2–3 minute video answering one of the questions listed on our site.
    • Application, eligibility, and more information: https://go.verizon.com/business/pa#scholarship
    Any high school Senior who plans to pursue a career in a Communications field (i.e. journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.) may apply for the PenSPRA Scholarship by Friday, April 23, 2021!

    Each year, PenSPRA presents two, one-year scholarships worth $1,000 each. Scholarships will be awarded to one public school student from each of PenSPRA’s two regions. The candidates should have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and have already been accepted at or applied to a two- or four-year college, vocational-technical school or other institution of higher learning.   APPLY HERE
    The recipients will be announced in May! 


    Riverview Bank serves as Trustee of the Kasper-Whelan Education Trust, established by the Last Will and Testament of Anthony John Orlick.  This Fund was established to provide scholarships up to $1,500.00 per person for any student pursuing education after high school.  The number of scholarships will vary each year. 

    Requirements to receive this scholarship are:

    (a)          the student must be a legal resident of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania at the time of the drawing

    (b)          be accepted at any institution recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or recognized national accrediting agency

    (c)           be enrolled or accepted by the institution mentioned in (b) above at the time of application

    (d)          family income limit under $250,000

    Only one (1) application per person may be submitted each year.  Due to continuing COVID restrictions, we have attached a copy of the card that needs to be completed for the drawing.  If all information is completed correctly on the attached application, it can be mailed or emailed to us, we will transfer the information to the card for the drawing. 

     Applications are also available at Riverview Bank Trust Services located at 2638 Woodglen Road, Pottsville, PA 17901. 

    Two types of the application are attached: (please complete one only)

    1.           PDF Application

                  a)          Print the PDF Version, complete it and mail back to Riverview Bank Trust Services, 2638 Woodglen Road, PA  17901; or

                  b)          Print the PDF Version, complete, scan and email back to Michele Reber at mreber@riverviewbankpa.com

    2.           Excel Application

                  a)          Complete the Excel Application, save it to your computer and attach to email at mreber@riverviewbankpa.com





    Just a reminder to all Seniors. Scholarships that are to be returned to the Guidance Office by March 17th, are due by 3:00 p.m.

    If your scholarship is to come to Guidance and requires a transcript, we will add this for you.

    If your scholarship requires 2 copies, and you cannot make a copy, then let us know and we will make the copy for you.

    If you do not have your financial aid package yet, please make note of this and bring it in when it arrives.

    If your scholarship is one you mail or upload, then you need to ask us to print you an official copy of your transcript and we will place it in a sealed envelope for you to pick up by the end of the school day.

    If you need a teacher recommendation. Ask or remind your teacher to send it to Guidance. Please understand if you are just asking today, they may not be able to write you a letter due to the time constraints.

    Remember, the scholarship book was distributes December 12th, 2020 in homeroom, sent to STC, on your Google Classroom, and the Guidance website. Reminders were also sent by email to parents/guardians and students. Announcements have also been sent to STC and announced on the morning announcements.

    If you have any questions or concerns contact me asap. 570-621-2965 or mbconville@pottsville.k12.pa.us


    New Scholarship Announced:

    The family of Mr. Frank Schuettler, known with great admiration as 50/50 Frank, is proud to offer the PAHS Class of 2021 “50/50 Frank” Team Spirit Award. The entire scholarship award criteria was chosen by Frank. His family will receive applications without student names so the entire process will be fair and unbiased.  Roll Tide!

    *Must have attended PAHS for all four years of high school.
    *Must be or have been on the Honor Roll each year.
    *Must submit an essay detailing the sport(s) they have played throughout your life and answer the following question: What does “Team Spirit” mean to you and why is it important? How have you shown team spirit during your time playing sports for Pottsville Area?


    *Deadline to submit applications to the Guidance Office is March 24TH, 2021.


    Hello PAHS Seniors,
    Below you will find links to the Local scholarships and the Booklet describing the criteria to apply. Please read this booklet carefully and read the descriptions and criteria carefully. The deadline for most scholarships is March, 2021. Watch your deadlines.  We encourage you to print the scholarships while you are here in school. If you are full virtual or STC and do not have access to a printer, please make a list of the scholarships you are eligible to apply for and email us. We will print them for you and will make arrangements for you to pick them up here at school. If you are in school, you may use any airprinter or print in the library.
    Best wishes,
    The Guidance Department
    Pottsville Area Housing Authority Scholarship  APPLY HERE
    Deadline: March 15th

    The PAHRA’s 33rd Annual Scholarship Program benefits those individuals who reside in low-income housing or a redevelopment area who wish to continue their education. The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage higher education, develop self-sufficiency and increase self-esteem among these residents.

    Under the L. DeWitt Boosel High School student/graduate category, the following will be awarded:
    1st Place $3,000.00
    2nd Place $2,000.00
    3rd Place $1,000.00

    Under the Paul G. Pecharko Adult resident attending a post-secondary institution category, the following will be awarded:
    1st Place $3,000.00
    2nd Place $2,000.00
    3rd Place $1,000.00

    The APPLICATION must be post-marked by Monday, March 15, 2021 and mailed to:

    Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville
    Attention: Chastity LaSelva
    410 Laurel Boulevard
    Pottsville, Pa 17901
    Merit Shop Training & Research Center Scholarships
    The MSTRC Scholarships are designed to assist individuals seeking to further their education in careers in construction.
    To be eligible, applicants must either: 1. be a permanent resident in the Chapter’s service area which includes the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry Schuylkill, and York; or, 2. be applying to or attending a Chapter service area trade school, college or university program that is directly related to a construction career. This includes skilled trades, engineering, architecture, and construction management.
    The Merit Shop Training and Research Center was established several years ago, by Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter (ABC Keystone) as a non-profit fund whose mission is to provide financial assistance to students who have chosen construction-related career paths.
    The Center is funded by members of the Chapter, who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of being proactive in assisting men and women in their preparation for this industry.
    The Center has awarded over $535,850 since its inception. This program would not be possible without all of the individuals that contribute to the Center.  Applications are reviewed by distinguished industry professionals serving on the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Merit Shop Training & Research Center, Inc. The scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of merit and without regard for the race, color, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The 2021-2022 scholarship awards application window is now open.
    Going Merry Scholarship Program
    Scholarships can be a helpful way to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses. To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors. To sign up, go to: https://app.goingmerry.com/sign-up#students You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android. Here are some reasons why Going Merry is recommended above other scholarship sites: Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt. Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team personally reviews every scholarship listing on the site, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct. Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc. Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to. Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled). Happy applying--and good luck winning,
    United Steelworkers
                           United Steelworkers Scholarship Program Senior must be the son or daughter or legal ward of the Unites Steelworkers District 10 (Eastern) in good standing with the Local Union participating in the Scholarship Program. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. See the flyer for more details. USW SCHOLARSHIP FLYER
    The Lehigh Valley Professional Section of Society of Women Engineers grants scholarships to graduating high school seniors who identify as female and will enter an accredited engineering program. See the link for details and application. A one-time award of up to $5,000 will be granted to each of the successful applicants. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.   SWE FLYER
    Applications for the 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 5, 2021. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.  High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

    Candidates who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at


    2021 PSECU Scholarship is now available. The application is available to high school seniors graduating in 2021 who are also PSECU members. Winners will be chosen in Spring of 2021.  https://www.psecu.com/scholarships
    There are a lot of great jobs and some that we never even thought of. In December 2019 our school was fortunate to have a presentation by Carolyn Quinn of the Economic Education Council about Hot Jobs and the trends happening right here in Northeast PA. Please enjoy this power point from her presentation and hopefully it will help with your future planning:

     Top 5 Student Financial Aid Scams & Fraud to Watch Out for CLICK HERE Remeber, if you are concerned about a website, before you pay any money sign any committments, please call your Guidance Office. They will be glad to explore these sites with you


    Imagine America FoundationWe’ve compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer our High School Scholarship Program, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools.

    This new feature makes it simple for students to browse their options for career training and quickly request information from those schools. And from there, they can submit their Imagine America scholarship application right away.

    Since 2006, we’ve processed over 12,000 scholarship applications from students in PA.  Visti us at:  https://www.imagine-america.org/high-school-scholarships-trade-schools-pennsylvania/ 


    Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program
    Act 16 of 2019 created the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program. This program, effective 2020-21, seeks to remove barriers in accessing postsecondary education for youth who are currently in foster care or have been in foster care.

    Visit PHEAA.org/fostered to learn more and order the brand new Fostering Independent Tuition waiver brochure.

    Work Ethic Scholarship Program
    The Work Ethic Scholarship Program was created to help people get training for skilled jobs that are in demand. Since its inception, they have granted or helped facilitate the granting of more than $5 million in work ethic scholarships.

    Cameron Impact Scholarship
    The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and the greater society. Scholarship applications are now open for the Class of 2021.

    2021 College Prep Scholars Program
    The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges. Applications opened in early February.


    Schuylkill Area Community Foundation – 
    Please visit https://www.sacfoundation.com/scholarships.htm#potts and click on the “Students” tab for a full listing of scholarship and award opportunities available to PAHS students.

     Don’t forget to check us out and “Like” us on our Facebook Page: https://www.sacfoundation.com



    The Wylonis Scholarship is now available for students to submit an application.
    It can be found at the link below. This scholarship is awarded to ONE Schuylkill county resident a year that is studying a STEM major with a 3.2 GPA of higher and covers one-half of in state tuition. Apply on-line by TBA


     College Board Opportunity Scholarships. This unique scholarship program guides students to complete six essential steps that move them closer to college with the opportunity to earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.* Since the start of the program last year, College Board has awarded $1,750,000 to our first 2,075 Opportunity Scholarship winners across the country.


    Oneclass.com has put together a nice list of scholarships available on a national basis.

    College Scholarships with Large Awards

    Rather than going after several smaller awards, you could focus on high-dollar opportunities. These are some of the biggest grants and scholarships for 2021, but keep in mind that the competition can be intense.

    Need-based Scholarships

    Some opportunities are focused specifically on students who need financial assistance to attend college. Here are the noteworthy need-based awards for 2021:

    Merit-based Scholarships

    For students who have good grades, awards based on academic achievement can help you get free money for college tuition. There are typically requirements that you keep your GPA up during college, so be prepared to study hard, using online resources such as OneClass to help. Here are our top academic scholarships for 2021:

    Esports Scholarships

    There’s a growing pool of money available for esports competitors, with available funds increasing five-fold in the past four years. Award rates average $4,800 per year or up to 50 percent off tuition. Below are some of the major programs to consider. Check NACE’s complete list of colleges that offer esports to see which team you might want to join.

    School-based Scholarships

    The school that you’re attending may offer its own set of awards that have been funded by alumni, local businesses, or other partners. Your application for these awards will likely begin with a FAFSA application for federal student aid. The FAFSA results will initiate your school’s internal financial aid awards process to identify your eligibility.

    Scholarships Specific to Your Major

    Does your area of study have a leading professional organization? If so, it could be a great source for noteworthy funding opportunities in your area of study.

    For example, the IEEE had funded several awards for students majoring in computational and technical degrees. In another case, marine biology students could benefit from the Marine Technology Society’s listings.

    Additionally, these opportunities have a potential secondary benefit of providing access to postgraduate fellowships or networking events, helping you fuel your career before it’s even begun.

    Athletic Scholarships

    Billions of dollars are awarded each year to student athletes, but only 2 percent of high school athletes are recruited to play college sports, according to the NCAA.

    Keep in mind that athletes who keep their grades up may have more academic security, making them eligible for merit-based opportunities if their team’s funding changes or they suffer an injury. There are many ways to get the perks of being a college athlete, even when you’re not on the team.

    OneClass also put together a list of nine top scholarship directories to search for additional opportunities.

    University HQ is your #1 resource for finding top-rated colleges and scholarships. 
    Scholarships for Seniors resource: https://universityhq.org/paying-for-college/scholarships/#k12


    Scholarship Contests & Sweepstakes

    What College Major is Right for You?



    Scholarships for 
    Art Students

     The Art Career Project will be awarding creators, makers, and emerging artists with scholarships, grants, and start-up capital to help fund their education, start a new business, or pursue the artistic careers of their dreams. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, or experienced artist, we want to support you.





    Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

    • Scholar SnappA free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
    • Scholly A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
    • Fastweb Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
    • Cash Course Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
    • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
    • Cappex  A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
    • Scholarships.comA free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
    • Scholarship America  Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
    • KnowHow2GOComplete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
    • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) Scholarship information for Latino students.
    • Thurgood Marshall College Fund Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
    • Gates Millennium Scholars Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
    • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund The nations largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
    • American Indian College Fund Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
    • Dell Scholars Program Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
    • UNCF Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
    • Chegg  A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
    • FinAid Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
    • StudentAid.gov Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
    • College Affordability Guide This site mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.
    • Outside Scholarships     http://outsidescholarships.org/
    • How-To Programs and Books

      The Scholarship Workshop Scholarship information from an award-winning author and scholarship win

      The Scholarship Academy Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile.