Local Scholarship Applications

Local Scholarship Applications

 

Applications for these scholarships are available in the High School Guidance Office or by clicking on the file under each scholarshipScholarships are listed alphabetically by the scholarship name. If the scholarship contains a person's name, it is alphabetized by the last name. 

 

All completed applications must be returned to the High School Guidance Office by the specified due date to be submitted to the granting organization for review. The guidance office will include copies of transcripts where required to prove GPA/QPA and class rank

 

Local Scholarship were released on February 19, 2021 - most applications will be due on March 19, 2021. Please check each application for the appropriate deadline.

 

Karisa Samuels Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Complete application
  • Provide one letter of recommendation
  • Submit essay on provided topic

Amount: $500

Due Date: 04/21/2021

 
#1 Cochran Toyota Scholarship

Criteria:

  • A student who intends to further their education in one of the following career paths: Automotive Technical School, Business or Finance field (accounting, finance, business administration and management, economics), attend a Pennsylvania college or university
  • A student who has outstanding attendance
  • A student who is involved with their community

Amount: $2500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm

Criteria:

Senior in Westmoreland County
  • Must attend one of the approved schools within Westmoreland County - Norwin is one of these schools
  • Must submit one reference letter
  • Must submit an essay
  • Must provide proof of parent's military service

AmountAverage Award - $1000

Due Date: 03/15/2021

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4638

 

Dorothy and Richard Barr Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Senior in Westmoreland County
  • Must attend one of the approved schools within Westmoreland County - Norwin is one of these schools
  • Must submit two reference letters
  • Must submit an essay
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA

Amount$500 - $2100

Due Date: 03/15/2021

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4115

 
Tyler J. Ball Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • A student demonstrates an active life of service to school and community
  • A student who demonstrates leadership characteristics
  • A student who gives his/her best effort at all times
  • Must complete an essay on the provided topic

Amount: $1000

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Frank V. Benevento Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Attending Penn State or Pitt
  • SAT of at least 900
  • 7 QPA
  • Community Activity
  • Recommendations from two teachers

Amount: $1000

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 
Hugh and Marion Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Completed application
  • A student who will be continuing their education as an automotive technician, preferable in a program of studies not sponsored by an automobile manufacturer.
  • A student that displays outstanding attendance, community service, and diligence in all aspects of life.

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 
Dansak Family Scholarship
Criteria:
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership
  • Demonstrate qualities of academic achievement
  • Demonstrate active service to school and/or community

Amount: $3000

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

James L. Dudley Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • Dedicated student with a grade point average of 82% or higher (3.0 QPA)
  • Student with school, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Student demonstrating leadership and service
  • Student must be attending a post-secondary institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s or associate degree

Amount: Two awards - $1000 each

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Brian A. Ellwood Scholarship

Criteria:

  • A student who currently lives in a single parent household, or is orphaned by the death of both of their parents
  • A student who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate program after graduation
  • A student that displays leadership characteristics in day-to-day engagements with peers
  • A student who demonstrates engagement in community initiative and evidence of positive impact on the lives of others
  • The student’s responses to the application questions

Amount: $500

Due Date: 04/23/2021

 

Jill E. Fallone Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • An imaginative, spirited, and highly committed student with a grade-percent average of 85% or higher.
  • An individual with a passionate love for music, dance, musical theater, and musical education.
  • A student who has demonstrated their understanding of how the arts bring us together, connect us, and stir creativity.
  • A student who can articulate the power of and need for music education.
  • A student who is seeking to “create” in the performing arts.

Amount: $2500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Brett M. Frischolz Scholarship

Criteria:
  • Dedicated student with a grade point average of 82% of higher (3.0 QPA)
  • Student with extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Student demonstrating leadership
  • Student must be attending a post-secondary institution in pursuit of a bachelor's or associate degree
  • Student is required to provide a letter of recommendation and an essay
Amount: Three awards - $2500 each
Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Vincent C. Gray Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • QPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Must compete in an interscholastic sport at Norwin
  • Essay Completion
  • Attendance
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Finalists will participate in personal interview before the selection committee
  • Two teacher recommendations

Amount: To Be Determined

Due Date: 03/15/2021

 

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4321

Tim L. Greenawalt Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • QPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Continuing education in drafting, engineering, or Graphic Arts at a college or technical/trade school

Amount: $200

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Hahntown Scholarship

Criteria: Must be a Hahntown Elementary School graduate

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 
LJ Hancock Music Fund

Criteria:

  • Pursue a degree or studies in music or dance.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university and be entering the junior or senior year.
  • Be an alumnus of the Norwin High School Band.

Amount: $1000

Due Date: 03/31/2021

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/2300

 

David Karas Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Senior at Norwin High School pursuing post-secondary education
  • Good moral character
  • Student must give best effort
  • Student need to have a clear vision of their future career

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021 

 
Donald G. Kattic Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • A student who demonstrates an active life of service to school and community
  • A student who gives his/her best effort at all times
 
*This application can be submitted as a paper copy to the guidance office or it can be submitted electronically. If being submitted electronically, the file should be saved as "Don Kattic - Student Name" and then sent via email to kthorsen@norwinsd.org
 

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Frank S. Keough Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Recommendations from two teachers
  • Resume of goals
  • Community activities 

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Local Scholarship Application

Criteria: 

There are three (3) local scholarships awarded through this application

 

  • Dolores Fink Scholarship - must be female planning to study Physical Education, Health, or Nursing
  • Fawcett-Deslam Scholarship - must be studying elementary education
  • J. Walter Miles Scholarship - strong math and science and planning to attend Cornell or Pitt

 

If you meet the criteria for one of these scholarships, please complete the correct application and submit it to the guidance office. You will need to submit one application per scholarship if you meet the criteria of more than one.

Amount:

  • Fawcett-Deslam - $750
  • Dolores Fink - $400
  • J. Walter Miles - $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Roy Martin Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Essay about why applicant wishes to be considered for this scholarship
  • Possess qualities of leadership & academic achievement
  • Must be participant in inter-scholastic programs of football or women's basketball at Norwin School District Major in teaching profession, secondary education, social studies or related disciplines

Amount: $600

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Naponick Family Scholarship

Criteria:

  • "Hustlers", student athletes who perform above their expected level of ability
  • Explanation why applicant wishes to be considered for scholarship
  • Awardees shall possess qualities of leadership and academic achievement
  • Participant in interscholastic programs at Norwin
  • Demonstrate financial need and/or come from an immigrant background

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

NBA Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Minimum 4 year participation in N.B.A.
  • 2.5 QPA or higher
  • Plan to attend post-secondary institution Active in school and community
  • Essay completion

Amount: Four awards - $750 each

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

David J. Nelson Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Strong, dedicated and motivated student with grade-percent average of 85% or higher
  • Individual with general love of athletics and desire to do his/her best while emanating good sportsmanship and character
  • Student who has shown commitment in music, art or community
  • One who shows genuine acceptance and tolerance of peers, regardless of their interests or background

Amount: $5000

Due Date: 02/24/2021

 

Norwin Alumni and Friends Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Graduating Senior of Norwin High School
  • Active in school and community service

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Norwin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Essay 500 words
  • Two letters recommendation
  • Applicant should exhibit traits of service, leadership, respect, integrity and compassion

Amount: $2000

Due Date: 03/26/2021

 

 

Norwin Council of PTA's Scholarship

Criteria: Complete application

Amount: To Be Determined

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Norwin Elks Most Valuable Student Award

Criteria:

  • Must be son, daughter, or grandchild of an active (or deceased) member
  • Must attend post-secondary schooling

Amount: 2 awards - $1000 each

Due Date: 3/24/2021 

 

Norwin Lions Club Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Resident of the Norwin School District and current graduating senior QPA of 3.0 or better
  • Planning to attend a post-secondary institution
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Applications will not be accepted after deadline

Amount: $500

Due Date:  3/19/2021

 

Norwin Principals Association Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Must be attending a four-year college and plans career in education
  • Class rank must be in top one-fifth of the class
  • Active in school and community activities
  • Recommendations from two teachers

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Norwin Rotary Scholarship 

Criteria:

  • Graduating senior of Norwin High School
  • Community service
  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular activities

Amount: Eight awards - $1,500 each

Due Date: 3/19/2021

 

Norwin Teachers’ Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Must attend Norwin High School
  • Must be a graduating senior of Norwin High School
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 85%
  • Must be planning a career in education
  • 500 word typed essay "Why you would like to be a teacher."
  • Two letters recommendation

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Pastarini Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Student should excel and plan to major in fields listed in order:
    • Vocal music
    • Music education
    • History (not social studies)
    • Education
  • Leadership qualities
  • Academic attainment should reflect ability
  • Participate in a positive manner in school and community extracurricular activities
  • Write a letter of intent why the applicant should be considered as candidate

Amount: $400

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Nathan A. Pescatore Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Must plan to attend Westmoreland County Community College
  • Preference will be given to students who pursue a course of study within the ‘Technology, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Science’ curriculum.
  • Complete an application.
  • Include a copy of your most recent transcript.
  • Write and submit an essay: Up to 500 word essay setting forth how your educational path will assist in achieving your life goals.

Amount: To Be Determined

Due Date: 3/15/2021

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4280

 
Daniel Priatko Noble Knight Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Completes the required scholarship application, as instructed.
  • Has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout high school.
  • Has participated in a sport while a student at Norwin High School
  • Has demonstrated an active life of service to school and community.

Amount: $5000

Due Date: 3/19/2021

 

Kenneth P. Rutter Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Brief essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Preference is given to students entering Christian Ministry or to students exhibiting a strong interest in Community Service and Humanitarian Service
  • Must start their schooling within 12 months of graduation
  • Interview by scholarship committee

Amount: To Be Determined

Due Date: 03/15/2021

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4381

 

Paul and Anne Smiy Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Essay - 500 words
  • Active life of service to school and community

Amount: 4 awards - $2500 each

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Stewartsville PTA Scholarship

Criteria: Must be a Stewartsville Elementary School graduate

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

 

Thomas J. and Gladys Sowash Stoker Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Irwin Borough resident since 9/1/17
  • Minimum QPA of 2.5
  • Service to school and community

Amount: To Be Determined

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Elynor Mae Bruce Sutter Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Excel and plan to major in the fields listed in order:
    • Piano performance
    • Music Education, piano, vocal or stringed instrument
    • Vocal music
    • Stringed instrument, cello, violin, etc., performance
    • Music Education, any instrument
  • Most outstanding choral student

Amount: $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Michael T. Sweeney Jr. RAK Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • QPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be enrolled in technology education classes (particularly Robotics and Manufacturing Tech students)
  • Student must continue with post-secondary education in the technology field
  • 500 word essay
  • Community service
  • Completion of a project related to technology education (please include photo)
  • Evidence the student is self-motivated and plans to challenge himself/herself

Amount: 2 awards - $1000 and $500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Grant Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Graduating Senior of Norwin High School
  • Selection is based on application, transcript, and essay

Amount: $2,500

Due Date: 03/19/2021

 

Carol Terbot Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Personal resume
  • Class rank must be in top one-third of the class
  • Active in FBLA or DECA and other school and/or community activities
  • Attendance will be considered an important factor - it is recommended that students have no more than 15 absences on their attendance record

Amount: $600

Due Date: 3/19/2021

 

Westmoreland Walks Pink Ribbon Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Graduating Senior in Westmoreland County
  • Life and/or family has been impacted by breast cancer
  • Provide information on extracurricular activities, community/volunteer work, charity involvement, fundraising/activities involving breast cancer
  • Provide one character reference

Amount: $2000

Due Date: 03/15/2021

Application is available electronically at: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4480

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