• Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship- DEADLINE APRIL 1st


    The program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. The award is to be used towards the cost of tuition and fees for a four-year program at a college, university, or career school in Pennsylvania. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania which is a state supported school for each of four years, as stipulated by members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when the scholarship was established. Half of each annual award will be paid in the fall semester, and half in the spring semester. Students must maintain eligibility criteria in all four years in order to receive ongoing awards.


    Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

    1. Graduating High School Senior
    2. Legal residency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    3. Attendance at a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school as a full-time student
    4. Academic achievement (minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school)
    5. Commitment to community and demonstrated leadership qualities
    6. Extracurricular activities
    7. Financial need


    Pennsylvania is one of four states with a full-time legislature. Explain what you believe the impact is on policy making and serving the public. Consider comparing Pennsylvania to a state that does not have a full-time legislature and offer some advantages/disadvantages.

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  • Melissa Blair Memorial Award- DUE April 21

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  • Phyllis M. Lippay Ethics in Politics and Public Service Memorial Scholarship- DUE April 21st

    - Graduating senior, female, with financial need- Minimum overall B/3.0 (or equivalent) average- Pursuing a secondary degree- Has an expressed interest in Public Service and/or Politics- Must submit an essay on the importance of ethics in Public Service and/or Politics- Final selection to be made by a family committee 
    -Please turn in your essay to the Guidance office by APRIL 21st!
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  • Beck Scholarship

    A scholarship will be granted to a graduating senior who has been accepted and made an enrollment deposit to an accredited and approved program at any of these types of schools:

    • Baccalaureate degree college or university
    • Business school, community college, or junior college
    • Trade or technical institute, including beauty academies
    • Hospital-based allied health programs
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  • Casual Friday Scholarship- April 21st

    Please select one of the prompts and write an essay.  Deadline is May 6th

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  • Class of 85-Oak Grove- DueApril 21st


    • Recipient must be accepted into an accredited postsecondary education program for the summer or fall 2022 term
    • Recipient must show proof of paid enrollment deposit to that postsecondary school
    • Recipient must show evidence of sustained and diligent work toward earning average grades in both required and elective classes at Shamokin Area, with a cumulative GPA between 78% and 86%
    • Recipient must be from the middle level of economic classes, based upon family standing with respect to income
    • Recipient has demonstrated some service to the school and/or community, through volunteer work, part-time employment, extracurricular activities, and/or athletics
    • Recipient must state his/her life goals
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  • Hillside Coach Scholarship- Due April 21st


    • Be a senior member of the Varsity football team and/or cheerleader.
    • Students are required to complete an essay on their high school experience and how it influenced them as well as their future goals and plans. The essay should be a minimum of 500 words and typed. 
    • Students should also submit their grade point average at the end of their junior year and verified by a guidance counselor.
    • Submit a list of all school and community involvements.(clubs, activities, church organizations, etc.)  
    • Be accepted into an accredited college or university. The student must provide proof of acceptance.
    • Provide clear photocopies of your original letter of admission and either a receipt of payment or your canceled check or money order that was used to make your enrollment deposit.
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  • Last Dollar Scholarship Application- May 1st

    • Demonstration that in order to attend the educational institution of the student’s
    choice, student requires financial assistance in addition to the financial aid provided
    by the educational institution
    • Student’s 2023-24 FAFSA EFC (expected family contribution) < $ 20,000
    • Prefer students who are among the first in the student’s immediate family to attend college/school but not a requirement 
    • Student plans to enroll full-time in a not for profit college or technical school in Pennsylvania 

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  • Matthew J. Sandri Award-April 21st

    For students attending Bloomsburg University!

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  • Scheetz- Due APRIL 21st

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