• LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS--Applications for the following local scholarships are now available in the guidance office.  Deadline for submitting applications for these scholarships is APRIL 10, 2019.

    SOMERSET SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    FIVE $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to residents of the Somerset Area School District entering or attending a post-secondary school and who have not yet acquired a bachelor’s degree.  Students may reapply and receive this scholarship up to four times so long as they have not yet acquired a bachelor’s degree.  Please click here for application.  Applications MUST be typed, printed, and returned to the guidance office by the deadline.

    DR. DENNIS M. AND GRETTA C. AFTON SCHOLARSHIP

    Dennis and Gretta Afton are offering a $500 award to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior who is planning to attend Allegany College of Maryland (ACM).  The award winner will be announced at the May awards assembly of the Somerset Area Senior High School.  If you are a senior who has been accepted and plans to attend ACM beginning in the summer or fall, you are eligible to apply. 

    DAVID SHARP YULE AWARD FOR WOMEN’S SPORTS AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    One $500 award will be granted annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior female athlete entering post-secondary school.  Although they are not requirements, preference will be given to a basketball athlete with financial need as a consideration.

    KENNETH AND MARY FRANCES LOHR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $400 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior entering a post-secondary program leading to a career in a health related field.

    GEORGE LICHTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior. Applicant must be entering any form of post-secondary education and whose family income is no more than $60,000 per year. Please click here for the application. Applications MUST be typed, printed, and returned to the guidance office by the deadline.

    MARY LOUISE MCCLEMENS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING

    One $1000 award will be granted annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior who is a member of the Forensics Team or Student Congress or who has in some other manner demonstrated exceptional skill in oral communication, and who plans to enter post-secondary school.  Financial need is a consideration.

    KAREN MARTEENY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $100 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior entering a post-secondary school.

    RICHARD S. BENDER AND RAY F. AND REBECCA BENDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $400 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior entering a post-secondary program leading to a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in either the humanities or business.

    HELEN CRAIGHEAD PARKE AND GEORGE O. PARKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $700 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior whose family has residence or property ownership within the Somerset Area School District.  Preference will be given to someone planning to study the arts or business.

    ERIC W. SHAFFER MEMORIAL AWARD

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior. Applicant must be a graduating senior from Somerset Area Senior High School, entering a post-secondary program, who has overcome an adversity or obstacle. Please click here for the application. Completed application must be submitted to Amanda Shaffer at shafferscholarship@gmail.com.

    MELISSA O’KINSKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The Melissa O’Kinsky Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior pursuing post-secondary education leading to a bachelor’s degree.  Preference will be given to a student planning to attend Slippery Rock University and major in education.  Other criteria will include character, music interest, and swimming.  Applicants must also submit an essay.

    FRED AND NANCY SHAFFER SCHOLARSHIP - PHARMACY

    One $1000 scholarship is given to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior planning to attend post-secondary school to pursue a career in pharmacy/medical field.

    FRED AND NANCY SHAFFER SCHOLARSHIP - ENGINEERING

    One $1000 scholarship is given to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior planning to attend post-secondary school to pursue a career in engineering.

    DOUG HARNDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior, preferably but not necessarily  a varsity football player, who participated in the Little Eagle Football program. 

    OLIVIA VAN DEUSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to Somerset Area High School graduating seniors planning to attend post-secondary school. 

    THE LAUREN CATUZZI GRANDCOLAS SCHOLARSHIP

    One $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area senior girl who demonstrates the ideals that were important to Lauren, who on September 11th was a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93.  The student must exhibit academic achievement, commitment to physical activities, involvement in the community, and possess a strong sense of independence. 

    CINDY BARRON MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior planning to attend a nursing school to obtain either an LPN, RN, or BSN.

    THOMAS RYAN CITIZENSHIP AWARD

    One $2000 scholarship is given to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior planning to attend a post-secondary school to pursue a career in law, government service, public relations, political science, diplomatic service, public policy, politics, diplomacy or a closely related field.  Applicants must complete an application and an essay, 2 recommendations, and show evidence of leadership skills through community service.

    FOUNDING FATHERS WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior who completed the wrestling season and will be attending a two or four year college.  Winner will be selected based on an essay.

    CHARLES W. AND ETHEL B. SCHROCK AND SANDRA SCHROCK BOWEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $2000 scholarship ($1000 per semester) will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior entering a post-secondary program leading to a career in a health related field.

    SIPESVILLE ELEMENTARY LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

    A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior that attended Sipesville Elementary School, and wishes to continue to grow in character, share of themselves, and enrich the lives of others.

    CLASS OF 1963 SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior, entering a post-secondary program.   Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and provide a copy of an acceptance letter, in addition to an essay as described in the application.

    ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

    The Rotary Club of Somerset is offering $500 awards to Somerset Area High School graduating seniors who are planning to attend a 4 year college or university, or a technical or vocational school. Please click here for the application. Applications MUST be typed, printed, and returned to the guidance office by the deadline.

    AMY SVONAVEC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior that is either a journalism student or has overcome a great challenge/ has used their core values to influence their life for the better. Applicants must also submit an essay as described in the application. 

    DREW B. HITTIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior planning to attend post-secondary school.  Preference will be given to a swimmer or musician.  Applicants must also submit an essay as described in the application. 

    MYAH HOTTLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Five awards in the amount of $50 will be given to a Somerset Area graduating senior.  Applicant need not be attending post-secondary school, and must demonstrate the ideals that were important to Myah, who touched many people with her positive attitude toward life.  Applicants must also submit an essay as described on the application. 

    SOMERSET WELFARE LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Somerset Area High School graduating senior who will be attending a post-secondary school, planning to enter a service profession or the education field.