$156,000 in Scholarships Available from WCCF

February 24, 2017

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The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications for the following post-secondary scholarships:

Clyde J. Tracanna / Washington Rotary Club Scholarship - $3,000 available / McGuffey, Washington & Trinity students / community service

Chrome Federal Credit Union Ed Orisko Scholarship - $4,500 available / students graduating from any high school in Washington County

Joseph P. Femiani Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 available / Peters Township students / community service

David O. and Sara F. Johnson Family Education Fund - $1,000 available / McGuffey students

Sam & Bev Minor Fund - $1,000 available / students graduating from a Washington County or Greene County high school / preference for students who demonstrate a propensity for entrepreneurialism, who have been employed while attending high school, or who have participated in Junior Achievement

Alice Boone Main Memorial Fund - $500 available / McGuffey students

Buckholt Science Scholarship - $500 available / McGuffey Students / science major

Burgettstown Jr. Sr. High Student Council Leadership Scholarship Fund - $500 available / Burgettstown students active in Student Council

Arthur V. Ciervo Scholarship Fund - $500 available / Bethlehem Center students

Margaret Pitek Ciervo Scholarship Fund - $500 available / Bethlehem Center female students

Ronald T. Miller Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Peters Township students / engineering major

Charles Pappas, Sr. Scholarship Fund - $1,500 available / Burgettstown students

Washington County Visiting Nurses’ Association Scholarship Fund – $6,000 available / second-year nursing students / resident of Washington County

Curtis Wachter Memorial Scholarship Fund - $500 available / photography or photojournalism major / resident of Washington County

Dr. Paul Pipik Fund for Study in the Health Sciences - $850 available / Bethlehem Center students / health sciences major

Kirk C. Moninger Fund - $400 available / Trinity students / National Honor Society / Varsity Lacrosse

Elizabeth Plumer Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Trinity students / education major

D. Jack & Geraldine L. Gaido Memorial Fund - $4,000 available / Chartiers-Houston or Trinity students or home-schooled students residing in these districts / business, medicine or theology majors

Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund - $500 available / Peters Township students / music or music education majors

Ringgold Alumni Scholarship Fund - $250 available / Ringgold students

Sprowls College and Post Graduate Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Fort Cherry students / preference for students demonstrating a passion for the humanities

Kerns Family Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / McGuffey students / Future Farmers of America / agriculture major

John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund - $25,000 available / children of Washington County families accepted at or currently attending a post-secondary trade school, college or university / parent or guardian is employed or volunteers as a first responder in Washington County / preference given to those students whose parent or guardian has been killed in the line of duty, or who have otherwise been affected by local tragedy

Burgettstown Lions Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Burgettstown students / community service

Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence - $500 available / Burgettstown students

Black Family Scholarship - $2,000 available / Avella or West Greene students / agriculture, education, or nursing major

Rebecca Sarah Rogers Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Washington students / education major

Linda LeFever Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon / resident of Washington or Allegheny County

Scholarship Fund for the Arts - $500 available / Chartiers-Houston students / majoring in the arts

Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / Western Area Career and Technology Center students or students planning to attend Penn Commercial Business and Technical School

Ryan Johnston & Vaughn Johnston Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / McGuffey students

Chapman Family Scholarship Fund - $36,000 available / students graduating from any high school in Washington County or Greene County attending any post-secondary school, including trade and technical schools

CAS / Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / students graduating from any high school in Washington County or Greene County / preference for former students of the Community Action Southwest Head Start program

Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund - $2,000 available / McGuffey students and students graduating from any other high school in Washington County

William L. & Barbara M. Laird Fund - $1,000 available / McGuffey students / elementary education major

Christman Family Scholarship Fund - $4,000 available / Washington High School female students who are members of a minority class

Hunter Lafe McAdoo Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / McGuffey students / major in the field of medicine

Friends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund - $38,000 available / students residing in Washington County planning to attend a manufacturing, electrical, or commercial driver’s license program at Western Area Career & Technology Center

Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund - $1,000 available / students residing in Washington County and enrolling in the nursing program at Washington Hospital School of Nursing

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund - $8,000 available / Washington County students who have advocated for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA) community.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the online post-secondary scholarship application available on www.wccf.net. Additionally, students must provide hard copies of their FAFSA student aid report and transcript to the WCCF office at 1253 Route 519, P.O. Box 308, Eighty Four, PA 15330. 

All components of the application must be received by April 1 in order for any student to be considered for a scholarship

Students are encouraged to learn more about each of the available scholarships by visiting the WCCF Scholarships page of the WCCF website.

To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to local students.