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/




    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lock Haven University will waive the SAT/ACT score requirement for students entering the fall 2021 semester. 

    Waiving the SAT/ACT requirement provides a high level of flexibility and removes a barrier that many students are facing due to testing center closures and cancellation of scheduled exams. This change will not affect a students ability to receive merit based aid. 

    We will continue to thoroughly review each applicant and, in some cases, require additional information such as a phone interview. Certain majors do not qualify for this
    exemption. Those majors include biology, chemistry, geology, health science, nursing and physics.


    Image result for millersville universityA note from Millersville University to the Class of 2021:

    In the interest of the health and wellbeing of our students and staff our University offices are closed, due to the evolving events surrounding the COVID-19, coronavirus.  However, as an Admissions Team our commitment to serving and supporting our prospective students remains our priority.  In an effort to ease the limitations presented with having our office closed and the cancellation of many events that assist our students in the admissions process, we have decided to offer test optional admission for students who have a 3.2 GPA or above or students who have a 3.0 GPA and are in the top 25% of their graduating class.   

    In addition, all new applicants will have their application fee waived.  We are asking that all students use the Millersville University online application (https://apply.millersville.edu/apply/).   





    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
    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
    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
    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.


     C TIDE The PAHS Guidance department will put together a booklet of local and some not so local scholarships for the Pottsville Area High School Seniors in the Class of 2021. Every Senior will be given a printed booklet listing these scholarships and awards in homeroom, or at STC, or mailed to their homes if they attend full virtual education. Below you will see the booklet that can be viewed online. Each scholarship that is listed, if it could be scanned, has been scanned and placed on this website. Students are been encouraged to view each scholarship that they feel they are eligible for, and print them here at school, fill them out, and return them by the deadlines listed. If any student has a difficult time with this, they are asked to stop by to see Mrs. Conville in Guidance to discuss. 




    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

     Imagine America Scholarships

    You May be Eligible for the Imagine America Scholarship! WHAT IS THE IMAGINE AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP? school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. (Participating career schools are listed at www.imagine-america.org/our-schools/.)Imagine America Information


     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



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    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.