The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC) has announced that they have a number of scholarship opportunities for Greene County graduating high school seniors this spring. Applications are due April 3 unless otherwise noted.
Eligibility criteria vary for each scholarship so students should carefully review the specific guidelines for each scholarship. Application guidelines and forms are available on the CFGC website at http://www.cfgcpa.org/post-secondary-scholarships/
The CFGC Application for College Scholarships form will be used for the following scholarships. Applicants can apply for as many of the scholarships for which they are eligible using the one form, including any essays, letters of recommendations for a specific scholarship, along with one copy of the required documents.
The following scholarship applications must be submitted to the CFGC Office at PO Box 768, Waynesburg, PA 15370 by April 3 (unless otherwise noted).
(NEW) The Victor and Anna Mae Wancheck Beghini Scholarship – For graduating seniors at Mapletown High School planning to attend a four-year college or university with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math) major. Two (1) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.
The Army Spec. Gregory A. Cox Memorial Scholarship – For a graduating Greene County senior student planning a career in public safety or other public service (a list of types of careers/majors is on the website) with preference for a student participating in ROTC. One (1) $1,000 scholarship is available.
The Rocky Doman Memorial Scholarship – For a graduating Greene County senior standout athlete who exemplifies the qualities of being a team player with a humble spirit. Two (2) $1,000 scholarship are available.
The Dove Award – A need based scholarship for a graduating student from Jefferson Morgan high school with preference for female students. One $1,500 scholarship is available.
(NEW) The Enstrom Family Scholarship – For graduating seniors at Jefferson-Morgan High School planning to attend California University of Pennsylvania. Applicants must have a grade point average (GPA) between 2.0 and 3.5. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.
The Jesse Benson Finnegan Scholarship – For students graduating from the Greene County Career & Technology Center with first preference for students in the Electrical Occupations program. One (1) $1,000 is available
The William and Shirley Hanley Memorial Scholarship – For graduating seniors at Carmichaels Area High School and Mapletown High School. An interview is required which will be held on Saturday, April 29th between 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the CFGC office. Two $1,000 scholarships are available to be used for books.
Russell A. Guthrie Memorial Scholarship – For senior students graduating from Jefferson-Morgan High School to attend either a technical school or a four-year college or university. One (1) $500 scholarship is available.
The R.A. Matteucci Family Scholarship – A need based scholarship for graduating seniors of Jefferson-Morgan High School. Two $1,000 scholarships are available.
The Darlene Phillips Memorial Scholarship – For graduating seniors of Mapletown High School. While there is a preference for students planning to major in elementary education, other applications will also be considered. One $1,000 scholarship is available.
The William H. Davis, Jr. Scholarship – For Greene County residents who are graduating seniors, or have graduated from a Greene County high school who are planning to attend or are attending Westmoreland County Community College. Applications are due in the CFGC office by April 3, June 1, August 1, or November 1. Three $1,000 scholarships are available.
The following scholarships must be submitted to the school guidance counselors’ office. Please note the due date for each.
The Thelma S. Hoge Memorial Scholarship – For worthy students of West Greene School District who are pursuing a college education. Applications are submitted to the West Greene High School Guidance office by April 15. Two $2,500 scholarships are available.
The Walter Samek III Memorial Scholarship – For graduating seniors of Carmichaels High School to continue post-secondary education. Applications are submitted to the Carmichaels Area High School Guidance office by April 15. One $500 scholarship is available.
The following post-secondary scholarship is for non-traditional students who have already graduated from high school, or received a GED, and have decided to further their education.
The Stealth Scholarship – For non-traditional students at least 22 years of age or older, who are living or working in Greene County who plan to pursue a post-secondary course of education (two-year or four-year degree) at an accredited college, university, community college, or trade/technical school. Maximum scholarship is $2,500. There is no specific deadline for the Stealth Scholarship applications.
The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000, is the central philanthropic vehicle in Greene County for donations of various types and sizes. CFGC currently manages $4 million in assets through more than 70 different funds. For more information about the Community Foundation contact Bettie Stammerjohn by phone at 724-627-2010, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cfgcpa.org.