Scholarship Opportunities
United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship Fund: $4000 scholarships available to senior students who will be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree, must be a child or legal ward of a member (active, retired, or deceased) of United Steelworkers District 10 local union. See guidance for more information. Deadline to apply is 3/15/17

The Drive Smart Teen Digital Short Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, launches today. Students enter a digital short educating others about the dangers of driving distracted for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship!
Who: 13 to 18-year-old U.S. residents
What: 15-60 second digital short
When: October 16, 2017 through December 18, 2017
How: Students register, create and submit their digital short online, and may submit multiple entries
Why students should enter early: Each week one winner will be chosen out of all entries received to date, to receive a $100 gift card.

Visit to register

Maguire Foundation Scholarship Program
. This is an $8000 per year, renewable, scholarship for students in Pennsylvania who will attend a four-year college in Pennsylvania. There are 25 scholarships awarded each year. High achieving students with an adjusted family income of less than $60,000 are eligible to apply. Visit for details and an application.
Deadline to apply is 11/1/17.

ACT Student Champion Scholarship:  $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.
Open to students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT and meet the following:
A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
Applications can be found at Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete an additional form to complete the application. See guidance for information on the additional form.

National Society SAR Knight Essay Contest: Essay guidelines available in guidance. Monetary awards ranging from $100-$5000. Submission Deadline prior to 12/31/17. 

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest: available for students in grades 6-8. 2017-18 Theme "America's Gift to My Generation." Essays must be between 300 and 400 words. Opportunity for Monetary awards as well as recognition at the Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade. Applications available in guidance. Deadline to apply is 10/31/17.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: available to students in grades 5-12 that have participated in a volunteer activity. Complete and submit an online application by 11/7/17 to a school principal or head of one of the program's designated organizations. Access the application at

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program: Up to $25,000 awards available to graduating seniors planning to pursue and complete a Bachelor's degree , must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted family income required), involvement in extracurricular and community service activities, minimum GPA of 2.0, and display perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applications available at Deadline to apply 10/25/17.

ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship: 500 monetary awards ranging from $1000-$12,500/year, open to senior students who will be pursuing a 4-year college degree, applicants judged based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications will become available online starting 9/1/17.Deadline to apply: TBD
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PA American Legion Scholarships- 6 scholarship opportunities. 10 scholarship programs available for PA students.

Schuylkill Area Community Foundation- multiple scholarship opportunities available for Schuylkill Haven students. Visit and click on the Students section then select Scholarships.