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A scholarship is an award of financial aid, given to students to help further their education.

Scholarships are available for current and incoming Geibel Catholic undergraduate students, as well as, for seniors applying to colleges and universities. 

Scholarships, undergraduate and college, come from many sources including; the federal government, the state government, a college or career school, a private organization or a nonprofit organization, and, unlike loans, are not required to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria and eligibility requirements, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor organization. Scholarship applications come in many forms and may include written essays, interviews, video presentations or other modes of communication submitted to organizations for review and selection.

Listed below are some scholarship opportunities available through the Geibel Catholic Guidance Department: 

​2017 Student of the Year - The Challenge Program, Inc. ​The Student of the Year competition is open to 11th and 12th grade students whose attitudes, behaviors, work habits and/or grades changed as a result of being motivated by The Challenge Program, Inc.
2017 Barbara Morrison Memorial Scholarship Application ​The Barbara Morrison Memorial Scholarship is sponsored. by Highlands Hospital
Amerikohl-Geibel Scholarship Information​
Amerikohl-Geibel Scholarship Checklist
​​The Amerikohl-Geibel Scholarship offers tuition assitance to current and incoming students for the following school year.  The deadline for applications is the last day of March of the current school year.
Connellsville Business and Professional Women's Club Scholarship ​Connellsville Business and Professional Women's Club is an organization which promotes women in the workplace. Yearly, we offer a scholarship to a graduating senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education or training. Any graduating senior choosing to pursue education following high school is eligible to apply.
Catholic Women's College Club Scholarship ​The Catholic Women's College Club Scholarship is open to female high school seniors in the Mon Valley who are active in their Catholic Parishes.
Dugan & Associates Scholarship Essay Contest ​Dugan & Associates believes in the values of working hard and playing fair, and we want to help the hardworking young people in the Greater Pittsburgh Area continue their education at a college or technical school. The contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors intent on continuing their education after high school either at a university, community college or technical school.
Eleanor G. Morris Community Service Scholarship ​The Eleanor G. Morris Community Service Scholarship, sponsored by the Mountain Laurel Community Support Organization, was created to assist the further education of students who have demonstrated their special commitment to community service, honoring the legacy of community service left by Dr. Morris. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Cook, Donegal, Saltlick or Springfield Townships or in Donegal Borough.
Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship ​The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship to be awarded to six outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college.
The Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program ​The Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program was developed to increase student interest in a career in Sports Medicine. One scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior (as of September 2017) in exchange for a six-week summer internship at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine.
The Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship ​The Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship, presented by the Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation, was established in honor of a young man who clearly demonstrated the achievements that are possible for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Candidates must be graduating high school in 2017.
Montel-Furin Vets Scholarship Foundation ​The Montel-Furin Vets Scholarship Foundation in Uniontown promotes academic excellence and encourages community involvement. Graduating seniors who are residents of Fayette County are eligible to apply.
​N.A.A.C.P., Dr. F.L. Vaughns Memorial Scholarship ​The Fayette County Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. offers an annual scholarship award dispensed through the Dr. F.L. Vaughns Memorial Scholarship Fund. Two awards will be given to graduating African-American high school seniors.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship ​The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers over 30 scholarships to any blind or visually impaired person who will be a full-time student during the 2017-18 school year.
Owen M. Katz High School Scholarship ​The Owen M. Katz High School Scholarship, presented by The Pittsburgh Golden Triangle chapter of American Society of Materials International is awarded to a high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in the metals or materials field and enrolls in a related college program.
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Foundation Scholarship Fund ​High school seniors who are children of a regular member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and will enroll as full-time undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the PACB Scholarship.
Paul E. Eckman Memorial Scholarship ​The Scottdale Historical Society along with the Eckman family and friends established the Paul E. Eckman Memorial Scholarship Fund offered to graduating seniors from Southmoreland or Geibel High Schools who demonstrate Paul's values: service to the community, interest in local history, a strong work ethic and maximizing educational opportunities.
Stream of Learning Scholarship Program ​Pennsylvania American Water's Stream of Learning Scholarship Program was created to provide post-secondary scholarship assistance to students living in the company's service area who plan a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry.
Valley 1st Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship ​The Valley 1st Community Federal Credit Union, located in Monessen, offers a scholarship for any high school senior who wishes to apply.
Community Foundation of Fayette County Scholarships ​The Community Foundation of Fayette County offers a variety of scholarships with various criteria.
Mon Valley Hospital RN Scholarship Monongahela Valley Hospital awards scholarship funds to senior students enrolled in a post-secondary National League of Nursing accredited school of professional nursing (RN).  Applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2018.
Pittsburgh CLO Guild Constance T. Rockwell Scholarship Program for Musical Theater Pittsburgh CLO awards scholarship funds towards tuition for a student’s freshman year at an accredited college, university, or conservatory that offers a four-year program in theater or performing arts (dance, drama, music, voice, costume design, set design, lighting, or sound). Applications must be postmarked by April 20, 2018.
PA House of Representatives Scholarship 
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year.  To be eligible, you must be a graduating high school senior, a legal resident of Pennsylvania, attend a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school as a full-time student, a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school, commitment to community, demonstrated leadership qualities and extracurricular activities. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.
First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association awards various scholarships to college freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, and full-time college graduate students.  You must be a member of good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of application and must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States.  Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
QDMA – JAMES D. MATHIAS MEMORIAL AWARD Quality Deer Management Association offers the James D. Mathias memorial scholarship to a high school senior that resides in Fayette County or Westmoreland County.  A $500.00 award will be presented in Fayette County and a $500.00 award will be presented in Westmoreland County.  Application deadline is April 16, 2018.
VFW – SCOUT OF THE YEAR AWARD Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards three individuals who are Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients, and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. Application deadline to VFW Post is March 1.
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION Y.E.S. SUMMIT & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Each year the NRA sponsors the National Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.). Every summer 80-100 outstanding high school students from all over the country share a week long educational fellowship in our nation’s capital while vying for college scholarships. Students must be of sophomore of junior status in high school with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.  Application deadline is March 5, 2018.
THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN/CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN/CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA will award eleven $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and who are going on to post-secondary school.  See guidance office for more information. Applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2018.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM has contributed more than 14 million dollars in scholarships to recognize the most outstanding NHS members.  High school seniors who are National Honor Society members in good standing are eligible to apply.  Applications are available in October.  See your guidance counselor in early October for more information.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION PENNSYLVANIA STATE SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION offers three separate scholarships to any high school senior residing in PA and graduating from a secondary school that is registered, accredited, approved or licensed through the PA Department of Education.  Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2018. 
PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS (PAEOP) – HERMINE SOLT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS (PAEOP) – HERMINE SOLT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP offers a $500.00 scholarship to eligible seniors that are pursuing higher education in a business-related field.  This scholarship will be given to an eligible senior applicant graduating from a PA High School or PA Cyber Charter School to be used as either tuition assistance or as a school bookstore credit at any approved two or four-year-post secondary institution, college, or university majoring in the business field.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2018.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF PENNSYLVANIA offers 30 scholarships to any legally blind person that will be a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year.  Applications must be submitted by March 31
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER STREAM OF LEARNING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER STREAM OF LEARNING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM offers scholarship assistance to any student that lives in a household that is serviced by Pennsylvania American Water, attending a two or four-year college or technical school, and plans to study environmental science, biology, engineering or chemistry.  Applications are available in the guidance office and must be postmarked by March 23, 2018.
WOMEN’S ARMY CORP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP WOMEN’S ARMY CORP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP awards a $1500.00 scholarship annually to a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman that also meets other eligibility criteria. Applications must be submitted by May 1 of student’s senior year.
FAYETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP FAYETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP offers a $1,500.00 scholarship to Fayette County students that are entering into or currently enrolled in Agriculture, Environmental Science, or a related field.  Applications are available in the guidance office and must be received by the Conservation District Office on or before April 13, 2018.
FAYETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP The Fayette County Conservation District is currently offering one full scholarship ($495.00) to Penn State’s Conversation Leadership School scheduled for June 24-30, 2018 at Stone Valley Recreation Area, Petersburg, PA.  This is a one-week residential program for high school students ages 14-18 to learn about the world around them through exploration and hands-on activities.  It’s your ideal school, where the classroom includes over 700 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and streams... where learning about the environment goes hand-in-hand with having fun, meeting new friends and learning leadership skills.  Applications are available in the guidance office and must be submitted by April 20, 2018.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS offers up to twenty $1,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors that are considering a career in the oil and gas industry.  These scholarships are NOT limited to Petroleum Engineering majors, or for that matter, engineering majors.  Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2018.
AMERICAN POSTAL WORLERS UNION, AFL-CIO, E.C. HALLBECK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AMERICAN POSTAL WORLERS UNION, AFL-CIO, E.C. HALLBECK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM awards $2,000.00 per year for four consecutive years of college to one male and one female student from each of the five postal regions.  To be eligible, the student must be a child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally adopted child of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the American Postal Workers Union.  Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
2019 UTILITY WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM th grade/third year) students who will be completing or leaving high school and entering college in the fall of 2019.  This scholarship program was established for sons and daughters of active UWUA members.  Students must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test during the fall of their 11th grade year.  Submission deadline is March 31, 2018.
THE BERNIE MATTHEWS OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
THE BERNIE MATTHEWS OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD seeks to assist high school seniors who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity or other difficult life circumstances, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applications must be mailed no later than April 1, 2018.
BELLE VERNON AREA ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP Any graduating senior who resides in the Belle Vernon Area or Frazier School District and has demonstrated leadership potential in the following areas:  Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Community Service, Special Honors.  Scholarships will be in the amount of $1,500.00 for a 4-year program and $750.00 for a 2-year program.  Applications are available in the guidance office and have a deadline of April 11, 2018.
2018 STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, a community/junior college, or career school.  Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  Application deadline is April 22, 2018.
NORTHWESTERN PA AREA LABOR FEDERATION AFL-CIO SCHOLARSHIP Must be a current senior that is pursuing a post-secondary education. All award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the NWPA ALF.  Application deadline is April 23, 2018.
PA ROLLING ON FLOOR LAUGHING SCHOLARSHIP Open to any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Pennsylvania that has the gift of making people laugh.  Submit a joke, a story, or a quick video, anything to get a laugh.  This must be an original personal creation that cannot be copied from the internet.  The biggest laugh will be awarded a $500 scholarship.  Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018.
PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Pittsburgh Foundation scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year are now open for application.  Pay particular attention to the various deadlines.
PITTSBURGH METROPOLITAN AREA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Is available to seniors that have been accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational technical or trade school in the US that is a resident of Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Westmoreland County, or Washington County that has at least one parent or grandparent of Hispanic ancestry.  Application deadline is April 30, 2018.
THE DIRK DERRICK CAR & TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY SCHOLARSHIP
The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. This is a $1,000 scholarship that is awarded on December 20th of each year.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.  To complete an application, go here.
BIGRENZ ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
BigRentz is a technology-focused, heavy-equipment rental logistics company that offers Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School students the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship to further their education in the engineering field.  The scholarship is open to current senior students with a GPA of 3.0 or above who are pursuing higher education in the field of engineering.  The application requires an essay submission of 750-1500 words and the deadline to apply is August 3, 2018.  Applications can be found here.