Scholarships

 

This is just a reminder when filling out scholarship applications to please be aware of deadlines. We will not accept late applications for any scholarships that are being returned to the counseling office. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

 

(NOTE: Due to COVID, some deadlines have been extended. We are in the process of checking/updating them. Check back frequently. Those applications with *** preceding the name have been extended.)

 
2021 Kiera Chirdon Memorial Scholarship Application
 

This scholarship will be awarded to a cancer survivor OR orchestra student graduating from AAHS who will be attending school or college to further their education.

All interested applicants must submit this application and Letter of Recommendation to the Guidance Office no later than Friday, March 26, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.

 
2021 Courage for Kiera Foundation Scholarship Application
 

Applicants must have participated in the Altoona Music Department throughout high school. However, applicants are not required to have been a part of the same branch for all three years.

Submissions must be postmarked (see address in brochure) no later than Monday, March 15, 2021.

Valley Rural Electric Scholarship
 
Information is now available for the Valley Rural Electric Scholarship.  You must be an active Valley Rural Electric member or the dependent of an active member. Application deadline is March 31 and the information on where to send it is on the cover sheet of the application.


Western PA Trial Lawyers Association Scholarship
 
Attention Seniors: Information and applications for the Western PA Trial Lawyers Association Scholarship is now available on our website. Only one senior student’s essay will be submitted to WPTLA. If interested, please send your email to your school counselor by Monday, March 15, 2021. The AAHS scholarship committee will select the essay to be submitted to WPTLA. The school will notify the student whose essay is selected to be submitted. Three $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded by WPTLA to the top three essays in PA. Winners will be notified via their school contact person during the week of April 12, 2021.
 
2021 Rotary Scholarship Application
 
Each scholarship application is scored by at least six committee members using the following criteria: financial need, scholastic achievement, in-school and extracurricular activities, and finally community involvement. Deadline to submit application to the Guidance office: March 19, 2021.
 
Brian Morden Memorial Scholarship - deadline to complete online application is March 21, 2021
 
 
Erin Dodson Memorial Scholarship - deadline to complete online application is March 21, 2021
 

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Attention Seniors: The Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is once again offering a $1,000.00 scholarship. Please visit the website at www.paschoolcounselor.org for eligibility guidelines and application. Deadline is April 2.

 

Attention Seniors: The McCormick & Murphy law firm is offering the McCormick & Murphy Personal Injury Scholarship. This scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are planning on entering the law field. Please visit their website at www.mccormickmurphy.com/#scholarship for eligibility guidelines and application. Deadline is April 30.


Attention Seniors:  SP High School Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline Extended: March 31, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021.
B) Answer the Essay question on the sponsors website.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14870/sp_high_school_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

Attention Seniors:  Be Bold Scholarship - $25,000 - 1 Award (Deadline Extended: March 31, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be in Grade 12 and plan on enrolling in college by the fall of 2021.
B) Have a GPA of at least 2.5.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17251/be_bold_scholarship_scholarship.php


Attention Seniors:  Microsoft Disability Scholarship - $20,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: March 1, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a current high school senior with living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/29866/microsoft-disability-scholarship


Attention Seniors:  Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship - $5,000 – 20 Awards (Deadline: March 8, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
B) GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/31152/information-security-undergraduate-scholarship


Attention Seniors:  American Foreign Service Association Scholarship - $5,000 – 77 Awards (Deadline: March 16, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high school senior (or in their last year of high school) graduating in 2021.
B) Be a child of a Foreign Service employee and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/26528/american-foreign-service-association-scholarship


Attention Seniors:  No Essay You Deserve It Scholarship - $2,222 - 1 Award (Deadline: March 29, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories.
B) Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/30477/you-deserve-it-scholarship


Attention Seniors:  Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: March 30, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2021.
B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/27587/odenza-marketing-group-scholarship


Attention Seniors:  AMVETS National Scholarships - $12,000 - 12 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a deserving high school senior or high school JROTC student.
B) Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the Fall of 2021.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/27258/amvets-national-scholarships

Attention Seniors:  Paradigm Challenge Scholarship - $100,000 - 100 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be 18 years or younger.
B) Demonstrate a solution to a real-life problem using kindness, creativity, and collaboration.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/30370/the-paradigm-challenge


Attention Seniors:  National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be planning on becoming a nurse.
B) Be in Grade 12 or higher.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/35438/national-healthcare-heroes-grant-for-nurses


Attention Seniors:  Review It Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2021.
B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the United States.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/31345/review-it-scholarship


Attention Seniors:  Full Circle Scholarship - $15,000 - 650 Awards (Deadline: May 31, 2021)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a U.S. citizen eligible to attend college in the U.S.
B) Be enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program by the Fall of 2021.
Applications can be found by going to:
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/27313/full-circle-scholarship

 

Attention Seniors: The application for the Valley Rural Electric Scholarship is now on our website.  You must be an active Valley Rural Electric member or the dependent of an active member. Application deadline is March 31 and the information on where to send it is on the cover sheet of the application.

Attention Seniors: Information is now available on our website for the Hermine Solt Student scholarship which is a $500.00 scholarship for a PA high school senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field. Complete criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at www.paeop.com under Awards & Scholarships. Application must be received by them prior to March 1.

 

Attention Seniors: Information is now available on our website https://www.fcbanking.com/why-us/community-commitment/scholarship/ for the First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship. Please follow the guidelines listed on the website to apply for this scholarship. Deadline to enter is March 1.

 

Attention Seniors: Information is now available for the Jeff Koppel Memorial Head Start Scholarship. This is a merit-based competitive scholarship and you must be a former Head Start student. To apply, visit the website at https://www.paheadstart.org/apply-for-the-jeff-koppel-scholarship Application deadline EXTENDED to March 19, 2021.

 

Attention Seniors: We would like to announce the Delventhal Law Scholarship for high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. You must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2021.  To apply please go to https://delventhal-law.com/practice-areas/fort-wayne-car-accident-attorney/#scholarship-application.  This scholarship is worth $1000.00 (one-time award) and deadline is April 15, 2021 and no late applications will be accepted.

 

***Attention Seniors: Information is now available for the Cirkled In Scholarship. There are no income guidelines or GPA requirements. Just go to www.cirkledin.com and follow the prompts to apply. This scholarship is worth $2500.00 and deadline has been extended to March 31, 2021.

Attention Seniors: Applications are now available on our website for many scholarships that are offered through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. The following 25 scholarships are very specific with their criteria so please read them carefully. If they do not have a sticker on them that says "RETURN TO GUIDANCE"  then it is your responsibility to mail them to the address provided on the scholarship. All scholarships are due to their office by March 19 so please allow mailing time. There are also hard copies of these scholarships outside the counseling office if you wish to pick one up. They will not accept late or incomplete applications.
Attention Seniors:  The application for the M. Gordon and Jane White Scholarship is now available. This application along with the criteria can be found on our website under scholarships along with being posted on the senior google classroom. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Completed applications can be turned into the counseling office or to Mr. Adams or Mrs. Quinn.  Deadline is March 30. Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors:  The application for the Angie Gioiosa Memorial Scholarship is now available. This application along with the criteria can be found on our website under scholarships along with being posted on the senior google classroom. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Completed applications can be turned into the counseling office or to Mr. Adams or Mrs. Quinn.  Deadline is March 22. Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors:  The application for the William R. Sankey Memorial Scholarship is now available. This application along with the criteria can be found on our website under scholarships along with being posted on the senior google classroom. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Completed applications can be turned into the counseling office.  Deadline is April 30. Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors: Applications are now available on the website for the Logan Lodge Scholarship. You must be attending Penn State Altoona to apply for this scholarship. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office.  Completed applications can be returned to the counseling office by Friday March 26. Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors: Applications for the Josephine Haines Mock Scholarship is now available on the website. You must be a first generation prospective college student to apply for this scholarship. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Completed applications can be returned to the counseling office by Friday March 26. Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors: Applications for the Sweat 4 Vets Scholarship is now available on the website. You must have a family member who is a veteran  to apply for this scholarship. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Completed applications can be mailed to the address on the application.  Deadline is April 1.  Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors: Applications for the Rosalind Sky LOL (Love of Learning) Future Educator Scholarship is now available on the website. You must be a graduating senior seeking to major in the field of education . Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Completed applications can be returned to the guidance office.  Deadline is March 19.

Attention Seniors:  Applications are now available in the counseling office and on our website for the Dick  Logan Jr. ’66 Scholarship. You must have participated in one or more athletic teams and planning to attend an accredited university, college or trade school. Completed applications must be returned to the counseling office by 3:00 PM on Monday April 19.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Attention Seniors: Applications are now available in the counseling office and on our website for the Jaffa Highlanders Scholarship. Completed applications are due in the counseling office by 3:00 PM on Friday April 30th. Late applications will not be accepted.
Attention Seniors: Applications for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Scholarship are now available in the counseling office and on our website. You must be eligible for McKinney-Vento assistance or have experienced homelessness while in school within the last 6 years to apply for the scholarship. Application deadline is May 28.
Attention Seniors:  Applications are now available on our website and google classroom for the Robert Lebendig Scholarship. Any senior can apply for this scholarship. Completed applications can be mailed to the address on the application and you can pick up a copy of your transcript in the guidance office to attach to it. Hard copies are also available outside the counseling office. Deadline to mail completed applications is May 15.
Attention Seniors: Applications for the Blair County Chapter of the PA Association of School Retirees is now available on our website, the senior google classroom and hard copies outside the counseling office. You must be in an approved program leading toward an elementary or secondary teaching certificate. Completed applications are to be mailed to the address on the application before June 1.