HYDRO Extrusion of Cressona will award up to 6 Trade School Scholarships!!! This scholarship will cover eligible expenses up to $10,000/year for students in the Class of 2023. Recipients must commit to working at HYDRO upon graduation for three years. 
    Please see the Hydro Trades Scholarship Application and updated flyer that are attached for details.
    Hydro Scholarship App- Trades Handwritten- 5.8.23 FINAL.pdf
    Hydro Scholarship App- Trades FILLABLE 5.8.23 FINAL.docx
    The application deadline has been extended to Noon EST on May 19, 2023.  
    If you are planning to attend, or are considering attending, the following schools  for the listed majors, then please apply for this scholarship by May 19, 2023:
     Lehigh Carbon Community College
    o Industrial Automation
    o Electrical Technology

    Thaddeus Stephens
    o Electro-Mechanical Technology
    o Integrated Machining
    o Electrical Technology

    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    o Mechatronic Technology
    o Machine Tool Technology
    o Electrical Technology  

    Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines!

    May 1, 2023
    All other applicants: May 1, 2023, by midnight CT. Additional forms may be required.

    Aug. 1, 2023
    All first-time applicants enrolled in a community college; business, trade, or technical school; hospital school of nursing; designated Pennsylvania open-admission institution; or nontransferable two-year program: Aug. 1, 2023, by midnight Central time (CT).


    Harcum is offering a Promise Scholarship of $10,000, guaranteed to all students who enroll in the following majors for a Fall 2023 start:

    Business Management

    Sports Management

    Fashion Design

    Fashion Merchandising 

    Graphic Design 

    Interior Design

    Their application process is simple and only takes a few minutes to apply (no essay or letter of recommendation is required). Please see the  application link @ https://experience.harcum.edu/applynow/inquiryform Harcum also offers two suite-style residence halls for students who wish to live on campus.

     Any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions Monday through Friday to speak with an Admissions Counselor. To schedule a tour or for more information, please email enroll@harcum.edu or call 610-526-6050 and speak to:

    Rachel Bowen
    Vice President of Enrollment Management
    Harcum College

    The Zhihua and David Xu $500.00 Scholarship 2023

    About the Scholarship:
    Mr. & Mrs. Xu are awarding this scholarship based on 25% Paid employment, 25% Volunteer service, and 50% GPA because they believe in education, hard work, and giving back to your community. Mrs. Xu has worked in Information Technology for decades and Mr. Xu has retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service.

    *Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
    *Must work, OR, have worked, for pay – at least part-time – Employment
    *Must volunteer in the community
    *Must be planning to attend a post-secondary education
    facility: College, University, Business, Trade, Technical, or Nursing school.
    Deadline: Applications must be returned to the Guidance Office by APRIL 27, 2023
    *Printed copies of the application are available in Guidance.

    1. Applicants must identify as female.  
    2. Applicants must be a senior in high school residing within the Fulton Bank footprint (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia).  
    3. Applicants must be accepted and in the process of enrolling in an accredited two-to-four-year undergraduate degree program.    
    4. Applicants must state their intent to major in a STEM field.  
    5. Applicants cannot be a dependent child of an active Fulton Bank or Fulton Financial Corporation employee.  
    6. Applicants must complete the application process by submitting to  WITScholarship@fultonbank.com the following documents:  
    * A completed Fulton Bank Women in Technology Scholarship Application;
    *   A copy of an official document that demonstrates current home address – this can be a driver’s license or other official document;
    *   Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals other than family members
    *   Original high school transcripts
    *   Acceptance and confirmation of plans to attend school in the 2023/2024 academic school year from the accredited undergraduate school.  This can include assigned student ID or letter from the school.  

    The judging of scholarship applications will be based on multiple factors including academic achievement as detailed on high school transcripts (showing grade point average), extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, honors or awards, work experience, a written essay and two letters of recommendation.        

    All applications and appropriate supporting documentation must be received by  Friday, May 5, 2023 in order to be considered for a scholarship award.



    Kasper-Wheland Scholarship 

    Mid Penn Bank serves as Trustee of the Kasper-Whelan Education Trust, established by the Last Will & Testament of Anthony John Orlick.  This fund was established to provide scholarships up to $1,500 per person for any person/student pursuing education after high school that is a Schuylkill County resident with a family income limit under $250,000.00.  The number of scholarships awarded will vary each year.

    This Scholarship will be advertised in the Republican Herald the first full week of April, May and June.  The lottery drawing will be on Monday, July 17, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.  Deadline for entries is July 3, 2023.

    The Scholarships are awarded by a lottery drawing.  The application must be on a 5” x 8” stock card, which is the responsibility of the applicant to provide.  There are specific qualifications and submission requirements that have been outlined on the guideline sheet that is attached. SEE GUIDELINES HERE

    Our Mission: The South Schuylkill Garden Club is dedicated to promoting greater interest and knowledge in gardening, to
    stimulate interest in conservation through environmental education, and to promote community beautification.

    Who is eligible: Any Schuylkill County high school senior with plans to attend an institution of higher learning within the following fields: horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land-use planning, land management, and related fields.
    Also, college students enrolled in the aforementioned  majors are especially encouraged to apply. 

    Printed applications are available in Guidance.

    This application should be typed, signed and dated. Deadline: May 1, 2023
    Please forward the completed Scholarship Application Form, a Letter of Intent, two Letters of Reference, a short essay and an  Official Transcript to the Scholarship Chair:

    Patricia Wishousky
    270 Louisa Avenue
    Pottsville PA 17901
    Email: Pjw47@outlook.com


    Scott Bedford Memorial Education Award 2023

    The Scott Bedford Memorial Education Fund in memory of Scott Bedford and Michael “Zini” Ziniewicz. is an award for  a PAHS senior who attended STC and is going to further their education after graduation. The application is attached and printed copies are available in the Guidance office. Please include a copy of your acceptance letter with the application.

    The deadline to apply is APRIL 14th. Applications must be dropped off in the Guidance office by 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 14th.  Scott Bedford Memorial Award Application 2023.pdf


    Attention Seniors who reside in Port Carbon or Palo Alto!!

    The William Siegfried Scholarship is now available.
    The $500.00 scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to ONE graduating senior from PAHS or Nativity. Completed applications should be returned to the Goodwill Fire Company by April 14th. All applications require an official transcript to be attached. 
    Please see the attached application.APPLY HERE!
    If you would like Guidance to submit your application for you, you must bring them everything by April 11th. If you are mailing your application yourself, it must be received no later than April 14th, 2023!!

    Completed applications can be mailed by April 14th to:
    Goodwill Fire Company No. 1
    88 Washington Street
    P.O. Box 31
    Port Carbon PA 17965
    Attention: Mr. Greg Schuettler
    Students may bring their applications to the Guidance Office to be mailed for them by April 11th.

    The Schuylkill County Captain Jason Jones Military Scholarship  2022
    The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified candidate pursuing a military career. The applicants must be candidates for graduation in 2023. The deadline to submit is May 6 2023.

    The application for the scholarship can be accessed and submitted through the Captain Jason Jones Memorial Foundation website below. Paper copies of the application can also be accessed for printing at the bottom of the page.

    In the event of any difficulty navigating the website, application materials can also be emailed to https://www.captainjasonjones.com/apply-for-a-scholarship
    To complete the application, the following will be required:
    1.       Submission of the 2023 Schuylkill County CPT Jason Jones Military Scholarship Application
    2.       Submission of a resume (maximum of 2 pages)
    3.       Submission of two letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, coach, or other significant mentor (family members excluded) (maximum of 2 pages)


    2023 Gary R. Brown Environmental Scholarship

    Applications are due March 24!

    RT Environmental Services, Inc., in partnership with the PA Chamber Foundation, established the Gary R. Brown Environmental Scholarship, to honor the professional legacy of the late Gary Brown. The scholarship has been awarded annually since 2021 to students from Pennsylvania and New Jersey pursuing a degree in the field of Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering.

    With more than 35 years of experience in the environmental industry, Gary Brown was a highly respected engineer and entrepreneur. He first started RT Environmental Services in 1988, and established the company as a leading environmental consulting firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and currently be enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering.

    Submission Guidelines:

    Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

    • Completed application
    • A total of four essays as noted in the scholarship application.
    • Two letters of recommendation (Recommendations may come from teachers, coaches, counselors, community service organizations, or employers. Letters of recommendation from family members do not qualify.)
    • High school transcript
    • College transcript (if applicable)

    Scholarship Details: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/PACBI//attach/2023GaryBrownScholarshipApplication.pdf

    All applications must be received by March 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    The Gary R. Brown Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of executives from RT Environmental and employees of the PA Chamber, is responsible for application review and selection of scholarship recipients. Executives of RT Environmental, employees of the PA Chamber, and their immediate families are ineligible.

    Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2023 by telephone and email. The scholarship payment will be issued directly to the recipient’s college or university in July 2023. It is the recipient’s responsibility to promptly submit an invoice reflecting tuition and fees, student ID number, and contact information for the Bursar’s Office at their respective college or university to the PA Chamber Foundation. Please submit any questions to: scholarships@pachamber.org


    Catholic War Veterans Post 1051 of Pottsville Veterans Memorial Scholarship Application 2023
    Two awards @ $500.00 each
    This award is offered to graduating Seniors who are a Direct Descendant of a Veteran. (This includes, great grandparent, grandparent, and/or parent)
    Recipients will be announced at Graduation.
    Applications should be submitted to the Guidance Office by 2:45 p.m. on Monday March 27, 2023.
    FAFSA poster
     In anticipation of the financial aid priority-filing deadline of May 1 for Pennsylvania State Grant eligibility, Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer workshops to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Grant Application at all three LCCC campuses. 
    This workshop is for ANY current SENIOR or future student in the community attending ANY college that uses the FAFSA® or PHEAA State Grant Application to determine financial aid assistance such as grants, scholarships, work-study or student loans. 
    Students and families will have the opportunity to work with a financial aid advisor to answer questions about filing these applications and will receive additional information that will be helpful as the student and their family prepare for college and the variety of funding options. 
    Registration is requested and walk-ins will be accommodated based on available space in the computer labs.
    Three workshop sessions at each site are available: 
    Wednesday, March 15, 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30 p.m., at Main Campus, Schnecksville 
    Tuesday, April 11, 5, 6 or 7 p.m., at the Morgan Center, Tamaqua 
    Wednesday, April 19, 5, 6 or 7 p.m., at the Donley Center, Allentown PHEAA representation and Spanish-speaking staff members will be available to assist at the Main Campus and the Donley Center workshops. 
    For additional information, contact Financial Aid at 610-799-1133 or finaid@mymail.lccc.edu.  
    March 17th, 2023 Scholarship Day is fast approaching!
    March 17th is the deadline to submit many local scholarships that are listed on the Guidance website and earlier on your Google Classroom. If you have any questions please email, call or stop by Guidance anytime. 
    The deadline for those listed on March 17th is 2:45 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

    Here are a few helpful tips:
    Transcripts: If you are turning in the scholarship application to the Guidance office, you do not need a transcript for each application! The Guidance Office will copy your transcript and attach it for you.

    Financial Aid Package Information1 - call or email your college's financial aid office to see when you will be getting this information. - If you have NOT heard from your college how much money you are getting from them and FAFSA, and your student loans, then you need to make a note of this on your scholarship application and attach a copy of your FAFSA application that you should already have submitted. 3 - When you get financial aid information from your college, then print it and bring it to Guidance to be added to your application.
    Family Tax Information: Some applications ask for 2022 Income Tax Information - 
    1 - if your family does not do their taxes until after March 17th, or they sent it to an Accountant and have not received a copy of the return by the 17th, then please put a note on your application, include the 2021 tax information, and then bring the 2022 tax information to Guidance when it is done.
    2 - If your family does not file income tax, please just list that on your applications. 

    Letters of Recommendation: Some applications need them.
    1 -The Yuengling is the ONLY one with a check box form. When you ask a teacher for a letter, please explain to them, they may do a letter on letterhead, and for the Yuengling, they may do the check box and attach the letter they wrote you.
    2 - Please ask the teacher if you may use their letter for each of your applications.
    3 - Most teachers send their letter directly to the Guidance Office, however, you should ASK them if they will do that or if they want you to stop by to pick it up.  
    4 - On your applications, just put a note stating which teacher's letter you want attached to this application and the Guidance Office will make the copies and attach them for you!!
    5 - Remember to always thank them for writing this letter for you!! 
    One last note - DO NOT ask for a letter of recommendation IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION!

    Attached is the information for the Heritage Award of $200.00. Registration at a college must be verified!


    * Ethnic Background — family of Lithuanian ancestry

    *Female Schuylkill County High School resident and graduate

    *Woman must be accepted at an accredited college to receive a 4 year bachelor's degreePlease include responses to listed information pertaining to your Lithuanian background, letter of recommendation, and a brief, concise composition that reflects you and your specific interest. Our committee will only notify the successful candidate. 

     Remit to the GUIDANCE OFFICE. 

          * Student name, home address, telephone number of parent/guardian and student, e-mail address and birth date

           *High School attended

           *Church affiliation

          *Name of any relatives who are or have been a member of the Lithuanian Women's Club of Schuylkill County

            *Attended Lithuanian Day or other cultural events to learn about our customs and traditions

           *College of choice with your intended major

    * NAME

    * Name of any relative(s) who are or have been a member of the Lithuanian Women's Club of Schuylkill County. Include their name and relationship to you. Personal Involvement with Lithuanian activities.

    * A brief composition pertaining to your Lithuanian ancestry, knowledge of your family's Geneology,  traditions or your history, with a little information about you. Your cultural background makes you special and we want to learn who you are through your ancestral research.

    *Attach a letter of recommendation from anyone.

    Deadline to submit this information to the Guidance Office is MARCH 31ST, 2023


    The Women Who Care is a non-profit organization that strives to promote charitable needs of others.
    They will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving seniors from Schuylkill County who are planning to attend an accredited school after graduation. Both girls and boys are eligible to apply.
    Please see the attached application and remember that you must follow the directions listed to be eligible.
    To apply for these scholarships please click the link above, then create a user ID and password. Next click the word "Opportunities" to see the various scholarships and deadlines. 
    Now accepting applications for the 2023 High School Scholarship Competition.
    PSCA will award ONE $1000 scholarship! SEE THE FLYER
    Applications accepted through Deadline is April 1,2023
    • Participants should be high school seniors planning to pursue a post-secondary education.
    • Please submit a one (1) page essay of no more than 500 words (single spaced, double spaced between paragraphs) on a School Counselor who has made a difference in your academic, career and/or social-emotional development.
    • The School Counselor you are writing about must be a certified School Counselor, employed as such in Pennsylvania.
    • ALL Essays must be submitted electronically.
    Child Development Awards
    Child Development, Inc. is again pleased to announce that we will be offering our CHILD DEVELOPMENT AWARDS to former center-based or home-based students of Child Development, Inc. (formerly known as Schuylkill County Child Development Program) that are graduating from high school throughout Schuylkill this year.
    Any Senior that has ever attended Child Development during their preschool years and are continuing their formal education or entering the military, are eligible to apply for our CDI Award which has a monetary value of $100.00.
     The Scottie Glunz Award — is a special award for any graduating senior that has overcome barriers or obstacles and persevered to graduate.   This recipient does NOT need to be continuing their formal education
    A copy of each application is attached.  However, students can also go to our website and download them as well.  Here is the link to our Child Development Awards page:  https://childdevelop.org/memorial-awards-2/
    Students are reminded that they must complete the front and back of the application, sign the back and have their parent or guardian sign it as well. 
    Students  must give the application to their School Counselor who must complete the back of the application providing their recommendation for the student.  The School Counselor must also sign and date this application and enclose a copy of the student’s most recent transcript, which is also required to accompany the submitted application.
    Please send your packet of applications to the Guidance Office no later than March 1st, 2023!!!

    Penn State University Schuylkill Campus Wylonis Scholarships

    There is still time to apply for the Wylonis and Wylonis STEM scholarships at Penn State Schuylkill.  These scholarship awards are equivalent to approximately one half of the cost of in-state tuition.  The purpose of these scholarships are to provide recognition and financial assistance to incoming freshman undergraduate students at Penn State Schuylkill who meet the following criteria: 
    ·         Plans to major in a STEM-related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 
    ·         Holds a high school grade point average of at least 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0)
    ·         Demonstrates leadership or entrepreneurship
    ·         Graduates from a high school in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (First preference to students who graduates from North Schuylkill High School) (Applies only to the Wylonis Scholarship)
    ·         Graduated from a high school in Schuylkill, Lehigh, Luzerne, Carbon, or Berks County Pennsylvania.(Applies only to the Wylonis STEM scholarship)
    ·         Demonstrates financial need (2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required, Penn State Code: 003329)
    In order be reviewed for the Wylonis and Wylonis STEM scholarships, students must:
    1.      File an online Wylonis application (http://schuylkill.psu.edu/form/wylonis-scholarship-application)
    2.      File a 2022-2023 FAFSA (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa )

    The Wylonis and Wylonis STEM scholarship application and FAFSA must be received by March 1, 2021. Applications and supporting materials will be reviewed by a committee and qualified candidates will be contacted and invited for an on campus interview.

    Pottsville Area Housing Authority Scholarship
    The PAHRA Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee are proud to announce our 36th annual scholarship competition, through which $12,000 will be awarded to worthy individuals striving to continue their education.  

    The scholarship application package - NEW THIS YEAR -  is provided as a fillable form for ease in completing online.   

    Also, please note that applications will be due to your agency by March 15, and must be submitted to PAHRA electronically by March 31, 2023.
    See the attached:

    ·    PAHRA 2023 Scholarship Flyer

    ·   PAHRA 2023 Scholarship Cover Memo

    ·   PAHRA 2023 Scholarship Application Package

    Please feel free to contact PAHRA Scholarship Committee Chair Barbara Wilson, bwilson@lchapa.com, or Executive Director Kelly Hicks, kelly@pahra.org, with any questions.   

    1.      Students must apply.
    2.      Student must have received his/her basic education (Kindergarten through Eighth Grade) in Saint Clair Elementary School District.
    3.     Student must be accepted by a 2 year or 4 year institution of higher learning.
    4.     Student should be involved in school and/or community activities.
    5.     Student will not be receiving any other major awards.
    6.     Student can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
    7.     Applications must be returned to PAHS Guidance Office by:   MARCH 17, 2023.
    Applicants whose parent or grandparent (not great-grandparent) worked at the Walkin Shoe Company during Harry Snayberger’s lifetime prior to his death on 9/20/1974 will be given PREFERENCE (and are referred to as “Preference Students”).
    Employees of M & T Bank and Wilmington Trust and their children/grandchildren are not eligible.

    - ORIGINAL completed application (no photocopies)
    -Two letters of recommendation on OFFICIAL SCHOOL LETTERHEAD, by members of the faculty and/or administration regarding the applicant’s good character and good citizenship. Letters MUST be from a faculty/administration member who has worked with/taught/advised, etc., the applicant within the last TWO YEARS; must be signed by the author; and must have a current date. If school does not have official letterhead, letter of recommendation must address that fact.
    -Copy of Student Aid Report from applicant’s FAFSA, showing Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for the school year. If FAFSA was not completed, include a letter of explanation from Applicant.
    -Affidavit, signed and notarized (if applying as Preference Student)
    ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 31, 2023 Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered under any circumstance.
    Mail applications to: Snayberger Memorial Foundation – Scholarship Fund c/o Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company Attention: Megan MacConkey, Fiduciary Advisor PO Box 1377 Buffalo, NY 14240-9828
    Notification of the decision concerning your application will be mailed to your home address via letter postmarked by August 1, 2023. No information regarding application status will be provided prior to this date.   
    PPL Powering Bright Futures Scholarship
    The PPL Foundation today (1/25) opened its annual scholarship program, inviting women and underrepresented students pursuing careers in engineering, technology and trade to apply.
    The Powering Brighter Futures Scholarship program will award more than $1 million over the next decade in an effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, and attract more women and underrepresented students to careers that will help shape our energy future.
    The program is open to students who live within communities served by PPL’s Pennsylvania and Rhode Island utilities. Non-traditional students, such as adult learners and those in need of funding in later years of their educational career, are also eligible to apply for scholarships.
    Up to $150,000 in scholarships will be awarded annually through the following scholarships:
    •                     25 Power Scholars awards to women and underrepresented students pursuing degrees in engineering and information technology. The $5,000 awards are available to students entering any year of full-time, post-secondary education at a college or university.
    •                     10 Powerful Tech and Trade awards of $2,500 each to women and underrepresented students entering any year of a full-time, post-secondary career training at a community college or technical school in PPL’s service territories in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. 
    To learn more about the scholarship programs and how to apply, please visit https://www.pplweb.com/communities/brighter-future-scholarships/.
    This is a renewable scholarship for students planning to major in Art, Architecture, or Related Fields. Any student who receives this award will be required to continue in a major such as Art, Architecture or a related field and re-apply each year. The Trust department will mail recipients a renewal application. Recipients must also send a mid year transcript from their college to the trust department so funds are disbursed to their college. Kalnoski Application Form 2023 NEW STUDENT

     Please mail application to:
    First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.
    Attn.: Trust Department
    1199 Lightstreet Road
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815  

    *This application is NOT for students who have received this award in the past.  
      Mid Penn Bank’s “Anna Woodside Scholarship” rewards four outstanding high school seniors with $1,000 for college tuition costs. To be considered, applicants must prove dedication to academic excellence and community service. The scholarship is named in honor of Anna Woodside, a woman of great influence to Mid Penn Bank for more than 75 years. Ms. Woodside broke barriers for women of her generation by attending college, pursuing a career and spreading philanthropy throughout the community. The scholarship will reward students who show qualities similar to those of Ms. Woodside.   SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS
    1.  One or Two recipients from Pottsville Area High School will be chosen each year.
    2.  Award is based on academic merit and financial need.
    3.  Make Sure to follow all directions on this Application!
    4. Application is to be filled out and emailed along with all required documents to the Lipton foundation  and to Guidance.
    *Any student unable to scan the application materials should see Mrs. Conville for assistance NO LATER THAN APRIL 17, 2023.
    *Any student unable to scan the application materials should see Mrs. Conville for assistance NO LATER THAN APRIL 17, 2023.

    Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
    PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) offers the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship which is a $500 scholarship for a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field (office technology, accounting, secretarial, business education (including business education teaching), business management.
    Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at PAEOP’s website
    , www.paeop.com, under Awards & Scholarships. etc.)

    Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at PAEOP’s website, www.paeop.com, under Awards & Scholarships. etc.)

    We encourage everyone to print these and start working as early as possible.
    The deadlines and criteria will vary, so please be mindful of the dates and what is expected on each application.
    Some applications need teacher recommendations. Please ask your teachers early.
    Some need a transcript. If you are handing the application to the Guidance office on March 17th, then you do not need to request a transcript. IF YOU ARE MAILING the application and it needs a transcript, then please ask the Guidance office to get this for you. It will be in a sealed envelope and ready to go with your application.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. 
    See These Great Scholarships for Females Only
    Scholarships may be available to young ladies and women from female based associations or in fields where females are traditionally underrepresented. STEM related fields are an example. See below for scholarships you can explore. Many of the programs below are available to current college students and/or non-traditional students. Please visit the websites to get additional information. Also note that even if a deadline has passed, you should put this program in your planner or calendar to check for the next deadline well in advance. Also complete a notification form for the next scholarship cycle if they have one available. The Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund is one example with a notification form.

     Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

    October 31 - Voice of Democracy Scholarship - scholarships from $1,000 to $35,000 open to students in grades 9 through 12 who write an essay on the assigned topic for the year.
    October 31 - Coca-Cola Scholarship - $20,000 achievement-based merit scholarship open to high school seniors.
    November 1 - Future Designer Scholarship - $2,500 available to students at least 17 years of age who submit artwork or photography for a greeting card. 
    November 3 - Prudential Emerging Visionaries Awards - up to $15,000 available to students ages 14 to 18.
    November 14 - Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Scholarships up to $50,000 available to high school seniors.


    2022 FAFSA COMPLETION DAY - Monday, November 7, 2022
    Time: 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
    Where: PAHS Library
    Why: to help students and parents file their FAFSA financial Aid form for the school year of 2022 - 2023
    Register: Pre-registration is required since there is a limited number of computers. Please call Mrs. Schuster to secure your time slot. 570-621-2964 or email her at schuster@pottsville.k12.pa.us
    Cost: Free
    What to Bring:
    Participating students and parents will need to come prepared with the following:

    • An FSA ID to sign electronically for BOTH the Student and the PARENT. **THIS IS IMPORTANT TO DO PRIOR TO FAFSA COMPLETION: https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

    • Your (PARENT(S) AND STUDENT) Social Security Number

    • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

    • Your (PARENT(S) AND STUDENT)  Federal 2021 income tax returns, W-2s, & other records of money earned.

    • Bank statements and records of investments & Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

    There will NOT be another FAFSA completion program in the Spring so students and parents are highly encouraged to attend this program. Guidance can give you information regarding where to get help to file your FAFSA, but they are not able to process your FAFSA with you. Also, many local scholarships that will be due in March will require that students file their FAFSA or have a copy of their Financial Aid packets from the college - which they will not get if they don't file the FAFSA early. 

    Not sure where you will be going to college yet? That is not a problem! You can file your FAFSA and list up to 10 different schools! It is okay to file before you apply or get accepted to college. You will have to correct your FAFSA once you make your decision on where you will be attending next Fall. 

    Can't make the November 7th program? Here is a flyer with resources available to assist you in filing your FAFSA if you need it: RESOURCE FLYER

    Equitable Excellence Scholarship for high school seniors. 
    Eligible students can apply to receive one of 100 renewable $5,000 annual scholarships or a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500. The deadline to apply is December 16, 2022.
    Equitable is encouraging  our seniors to apply as they have historically seen a lot of scholarships awarded to students in this southeastern region of PA. Attached is the application link:  website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship." Click Here for details  APPLY HERE
    Scholarships to check out!

    The 2023 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will open for applications soon.

    Put your student leaders in the running to earn this unique scholarship award. Join our mailing list to receive notifications and application materials.
    Applications will be accepted online between October 17, 2022 and January 5, 2023.

    This renewable $10,000 scholarship opportunity-- of up to $40,000 per recipient-- is open to high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. 

    Scholarship awardees are also admitted into the Reagan Academy's network of exceptional students and young professionals-- all of whom share a common desire to lead, serve, and positively impact their communities. 

    Preview ELIGIBILITY requirements and read about past recipients online. You may also follow us on Facebook to learn more. Visit our website to discover the Foundation's other programs for students and educators.

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Students do NOT have to be taking Engineering courses to apply.  Write an essay on one of the posted questions.  Deadline: October 8, 2022 https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

    The Heisman High School Scholarship is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities. https://heismanscholarship.com/

    TACO BELL Scholarship - a different kind of scholarship.  The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

    Burger King Scholarship opens October 15. Check the link. https://bk-scholars.com/

    Penn State University Schuylkill Campus - In addition to university-based scholarships, students at Penn State Schuylkill can be considered for a pool of nearly $1 million in campus-specific awards and scholarships. https://schuylkill.psu.edu/tuition-financial-aid/student-scholar-scholarships
    National Honor Society of Scholars, Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Honor Society Foundations, and any other invitation not officially sent to you by the Pottsville Area School District should be avoided. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER send these organizations any money or give out your personal information! They are not the same as our high school's National Honor Society or as the Schuylkill Technology National Technical Honor Society. These mailings or emails will look legitimate and they will tell you that AFTER you pay, they will send you cords or sashes that you are allowed to wear at graduation. This is NOT TRUE! Students are only allowed to wear cords or sashes specifically issued by our school or STC.
    If anyone receives any type of mailing or email, please feel free to bring it to Guidance or contact the Guidance office BEFORE you pay any money. We will be glad to explore these with you.
    Seniors planning to attend a college or University for Engineering are encouraged to apply. See the link for details and application.
    Deadline: TBA

    The SKIP Dr. Harry A. and Mary Jo Crosswell environmental citizenship scholarship award is presented by SKIP annually to a Schuylkill County graduating senior who has most demonstrated environmental concerns through community involvement. The student must show an involvement with environmental issues and must have participated in at least one (1) SKIP cleanup during their high school years. The adult leader and/or school representative must sign the included participation certification form as part of this scholarship award application verifying completion of at least one (1) cleanup. The SKIP board of directors will select this student based on a review of various factors including school and community activities relating to the environment, community involvement and academic performance. The student's post-graduation plans will also be considered. Selection will be based on these parameters: 
    Please send completed application packets no later than TBA, 2023 to: Darlene Dolzani, SKIP Executive Director 512 Coal Mountain Road Orwigsburg, PA 17961


    The South Schuylkill Garden Club for a one-time Payout of $1000

    The Scholarship is to be awarded to a Senior who will attend an institution of higher learning within or in a related field of: agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land-use planning, land management.

    The form details requirements, deadlines, etc.  The $1000 will be awarded to the most eligible candidate at a Club Meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month) which is convenient for that person, usually during June, July or August.




     The scholarship entitles the recipient to receive credit for tuition, books, laboratory fees or other academic costs, and room and board when housed under the control of the institution involved. Personal allowances or expense monies to the recipient of the scholarship are not permitted. The scholarship check will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the institution involved, by the first week in August of the student’s first semester. This scholarship is a one-time payment made directly to the institution of higher education. In the event a recipient leaves the institution for any reason and funds of this scholarship remain as a credit to the student’s account, the institution involved shall return the balance of the scholarship to the Pennsylvania Municipal League.  
    See the attachment for the Essay theme and scholarship details. TBA

    The East Penn Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers Scholarship

    The East Penn Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers has a Scholarship Program for high school seniors who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a program leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil and Construction Engineering Technology.

    Attached  is a copy of scholarship program information and application.  The scholarship application will also be updated on our website soon, www.eastpenn.ashe.pro. We will continue accepting emailed applications, as started last year (please include “ASHE 2023 Scholarship” in the subject line). There is a complete application pdf file, as well as the Recommendation Form pdf that the student can forward separately to their counselor or teacher. Electronic Recommendation forms must be return emailed from the counselor/teacher’s school email to be considered valid!  

    This scholarship is ONLY available to students that attend a school in School Districts that serve Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe and Schuylkill Counties. There will be a minimum of three scholarships, and each Scholarship will be for $5,000!  TBA

    Applications are to be returned to the following address and must be emailed/postmarked by April TBA, 2023:

     Mr. David Rostron, P.E.
    ASHE Scholarship Committee
    PennDOT Engineering District 5-0
    1002 Hamilton Street
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101

    Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
    Each year the PA Association of Educational Office Professionals
    (PAEOP) offers the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship which is a $500 scholarship
    for a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a
    business-related field (office technology, accounting, secretarial, business
    education (including business education teaching), business management,
    Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application
    can be found:TBA


     Just some fun National Scholarships and Contests posted on the Class of 2023 Guidance Google Classroom today! 

    Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Professional Section  Scholarship Program
    Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities, an evaluation form, and an original essay.  A one-time award of up to $5,000 can be granted to the successful applicants. ​​
    Questions can be referred to the Scholarship Committee a: swelvscholarship@swe.org
    If you apply, please let Mrs. Conville know so she can upload your transcript for you. 
    Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship

    The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. We believe in you – no matter where you are in your journey, whether just recognizing your strengths and developing your passion or bringing it to life and inspiring others to join you. 

    This program is more than a scholarship. We’re not merely a one-off check writer – we’re a continued partner and collaborator who’ll be there with connections and opportunities throughout your journey to help your passion shine so brightly, it changes the world. 

    No grades, test scores or essays. The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. Submit a two-minute video telling us what you’re passionate about and how you plan to make a difference.

    It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film—we want to learn more about you, your passion and how you plan to ignite change in your community and beyond!

    Deadline is January 11th, 2023 at 5:00pm PST   



    $1,000 to $50,000 Scholarships Available Now for Your Students

    SENIORS apply today!

    High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year!

    Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

    Don't  miss a chance to become a BURGER KING® Scholar.  TBA  


    Honors Scholars program at LCCC which offers fully funded tuition paid scholarships for Academically deserving students will be opening
    up applications for the coming year - November 1st. 

    There are several criteria to be eligible for consideration, students need only meet 1 criteria though additional benchmarks are of course helpful in consideration. 

    The schools of Carbon and Schuylkill Counties often have students who - while academically strong or gifted - miss out on scholarships for athletics, arts or civic organizations. Our Honors Scholars Program opens a
    door to a world of Academic Scholarship at some prestigious Universities by
    taking the first steps locally at LCCC. 

    Please review the program highlights in the attached link. https://www.lccc.edu/admissions/college-honors

    To be considered for the program you must meet one of the following
    entrance criteria:
    • Successful completion of AP course(s), LCCC Dual Enrollment course(s) or high school honors course(s); with a grade of A or B. 
    • Membership in the National Honor Society;
    • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher;
    • A combined score of 1200 on your SAT test (Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math); or
    • Standing in the top 10% of your class.
    Students applying to the STEM Track must place into MAT 150 ,160, or higher.  
    Students who meet one of the above criteria and plan to enroll full-time at LCCC for two years before transferring are encouraged to apply. 

    For interested candidates, please email honors@lccc.edu or call 610-799-1019 to receive materials to apply.

    For more information on our Honors Scholars Program, call Admissions at
    570-225-7166 or  610-799-1575, or send an 

    e-mail to: admissions@lccc.edu or students or their families can schedule an Admissions appointment directly with. bturrano@lccc.edu 

    * The Honors scholarship will cover tuition and fees after all Federal Pell grants and
    institutional tuition only scholarships are applied. The scholarship is for
    sponsored tuition costs. Accepted students from non sponsoring school districts are
    responsible for tuition differences. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be
    eligible for the scholarship each semester.



    If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register for a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center. College-bound student-athletes in Division III can also create a Profile Page to receive important updates about being a student-athlete and preparing for college. Students who are not sure which division they want to compete in can create a Profile Page and transition to a Certification Account if they decide to play Division I or II sports.

    The NCAA Eligibility Center works with you and your high school to help you prepare for life as a student-athlete. If you have questions about your eligibility or the registration process, please review our resources and frequently asked questions or call us toll free at 1-877-262-1492. International students should use our International Contact Form to reach out to staff.


    Go.Verizon.com Scholarship 

    Here are the basic details of our scholarship: 

    • Deadline: May 31, 2023
    • 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, 2023!

    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! 
    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. 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, 2023.   SWE FLYER
    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.

    2023 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

     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.