Black Family Scholarship Fund

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Black Family Scholarship Fund for Avella High School or West Greene High School Graduating Seniors

Normally, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year, one to an Avella High School student and one to a West Greene High School student.


  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Avella High School or West Greene High School, or a nontraditional student living in the areas served by these schools districts.
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to complete chosen post-secondary course of study.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend a post-secondary school of education, with a preference for students majoring in agriculture, education or nursing.
  • Applicant must provide high school transcript and have maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average since the ninth grade.
  • Applicant must provide an ACT or SAT test score (official or unofficial).
  • Applicant must provide an essay of no more than 500 words regarding past accomplishments and future goals.
  • Applicant must provide a copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) student aid report.
  • Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation (no relatives please).
  • Applicant must complete the online application as provided and mail the application receipt along with hard copies of all required documentation to the WCCF.

Complete application must be received by the Foundation by April 1.

Scholarship will be awarded in the spring.


For more information, contact the WCCF at 724-222-6330 or