George and Mary Matijevich Scholarship Fund

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George and Mary Matijevich Scholarship Fund for Graduating Seniors of Burgettstown High School, Avella Area High School, or Fort Cherry High School

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.


  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Burgettstown High School, Avella Area High School, or Fort Cherry High School who is pursuing post-secondary education in the fields of electronics, mechanics, mechatronics, machine tool technology, or other related field.  
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to complete chosen post-secondary course of study.
  • Applicant must provide high school transcript.
  • Applicant must provide an unofficial ACT or SAT test score if attending a college or university.
  • Applicant must provide test scores as required if attending a trade school or certificate program.
  • Applicant must provide a copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) student aid report.
  • Applicant must provide an essay of no more than 500 words detailing future goals and explaining how personal experiences and education will help you to achieve these goals.
  • 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