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More than $200,000 in Post-Secondary Scholarships Available to Local Students

Eighty Four, PA – The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the availability of more than $200,000 in post-secondary scholarships for local students.

Scholarships are available for all levels of post-secondary education, including certificate programs, trade school programs, and associate, bachelors, and advanced degree programs.  Scholarships will be issued from more than 30 scholarship funds, each with its own specific criteria. 

This year, first-time distributions will be made from two new scholarship funds: the McDonald Family Cookie Jar Scholarship Fund and the Douglas T. Corwin M.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The McDonald Family Cookie Jar Scholarship Fund provides post-secondary scholarships to financially needy graduating high school seniors who reside within Washington County and who are pursuing their education at any accredited post-secondary institution. In the selection process, preference will be given to students of color. The Douglas T. Corwin M.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund will benefit college students who reside in Washington County.

Interested students are encouraged to review the criteria for the Foundation’s many different scholarship awards online at  Applications are to be submitted via the website and are due by April 1.  Questions may be directed to the WCCF Scholarship Program Associate at 724-222-6330 or  There is no fee to apply for a scholarship.

“Unlike other scholarship programs, we have never charged a fee to students to apply for a scholarship,” remarked WCCF President & CEO Betsie Trew. “Instead, we seek contributions from the community to enable us to provide this opportunity free to local students.  Scholarship administration is one of the most staff-intensive, and thus costly, charitable services we provide and without the community’s support we would be hard-pressed to continue to provide this service free to local students.”

Gifts to support the Foundation’s post-secondary scholarship program may be made via the Foundation’s website at or by contacting the Foundation at 724-222-6330. 

In addition to post-secondary scholarships, the Foundation also provides preschool and K-12 scholarship programs.  Cumulatively, more than $3.9 million in scholarships has been provided from all its scholarship funds.