About CFGC Post-Secondary Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Greene County provides a number of post-secondary scholarships for deserving students to participate in education opportunities beyond high school. These scholarships have been established as permanently endowed funds by members of the Greene County community to benefit succeeding generations of residents – their way of giving back to the community. A list of the available scholarships and links to their eligibility criteria follows below.
Types of Scholarships
There are two types of scholarships:
- Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors – for students who are in their senior year of high school and plan to attend college, university, technical school, business school, etc.
- Scholarships for Adult Learner or Non-Traditional Students – for students who have previously graduated high school, and/or received a GED, and are planning to attend college, university, technical school, business school, etc. (Scroll down to the section for Non-Traditional Students. Students eligible for these scholarships will need to complete the appropriate application forms for those scholarships. CFGC is in the process of completing the online applications for these scholarships. Please call 724-627-2010 or email email@example.com for more information on how to apply for the Scholarships for Adult or Non-Traditional Students.)
How to Apply
Applicants should very carefully read the guidelines for each scholarship (see list below) to determine if they are eligible to apply for that scholarship, to learn about various requirements and documentation to be submitted, deadline dates, as well as where to submit the application.
Use this link to apply for scholarships through the Community Foundation of Greene County:
DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IS EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2020
The online application portal will help you identify the scholarship(s) for which you may be eligible.
(Please note: The Max Cunningham Memorial Scholarship for West Greene High School Class of 2020 has it’s own link for the scholarship application and must be applied for separately from the other CFGC scholarships.)
PLEASE NOTE: All application information, including uploads from guidance counselors and letter recommenders, must be received by (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15 at 11:59 pm) to be complete and on time. You can submit you application once you have completed all your information and sent requests for uploads, but it is up to you to make sure your letters of recommendation have been uploaded by your letter writers.
As of March 30, submission of High School Transcripts will not be required at time of application. HOWEVER – you will still need to enter your guidance counselor’s email address and send them an email requesting the transcript. But it will not count against your application if the guidance counselor is not able to upload your Transcript by the April 15th deadline. Students selected for a scholarship award will have to get a transcript before the award is paid out.
Letters of Recommendation are still required as requested by the individual scholarships. Most teachers , coaches and administrators have access to their email during this time. If you encounter a problem, please contact the CFGC office. But do not wait until the last few days.
Interviews for the William and Shirley Hanley Scholarship will NOT be held this year. Applicants should still select YES on the Interview Date question to move it forward in the process.
CFGC Scholarship Activities Form.doc You can download this Microsoft Word file to fill out (you can add extra rows or fill out multiple sheets if necessary) and then upload to the online application process -there is also a link on the the application form.) If you don’t have Word – here is a pdf format CFGC Scholarship Activities Form.pdf.
NOTE: The following scholarship funds will NOT distribute awards in 2020 (applications will not be accepted): Linda Kostak Memorial Scholarship, Goldie Everly 4-H Scholarship and HVM Arts Scholarship.
1) Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Choose a link below to download the eligibility and application criteria for Scholarships for :
All Greene County Students (public school, private school, home school, etc.)
- Army Specialist Gregory Cox Memorial Scholarship Guidelines
- NEW! American Legion and Sons of the American Legion Mt. Morris Post 992 Scholarship Guidelines (for students living in the areas within Central Greene School District or Southeastern Greene School District.)
- William H. Davis, Jr. Scholarship Guidelines
- The EQT Scholarship Guidelines
- Robert Scott Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Goldie R. Everly 4-H Scholarship Guidelines (no award in 2020)
All Greene County public school students
Students graduating from the Greene County Career & Technology Center
Students graduating from Carmichaels Area High School
- William and Shirley Hanley Scholarship Criteria
- Walter Samek III Memorial Scholarship
- Linda Kostak Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines (no award in 2020)
Students graduating from Jefferson-Morgan High School
- Dove Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Enstrom Family Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Russell Guthrie Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Renardo A. Matteucci Family Scholarship Guidelines
- George L Misher and Anne Misher Scholarship Guidelines
- Greg and Mary Lou Niverth Scholarship Guidelines (previous recipient may reapply – see CFGC Application for Renewing Scholarships below)
Students graduating from Mapletown High School
- Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines (note: previous recipients may reapply in competition with new graduating seniors – see CFGC Application for Renewing Scholarships below)
- William and Shirley Hanley Scholarship Criteria
- Darlene Phillips Memorial Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- HVM Arts Scholarship Guidelines (no award in 2020)
- The Evelyn Minor Scholarship Fund (recipients selected by class standing – no application available)
Students graduating from Waynesburg Central High School
Students graduating from West Greene High School
- NEW! Michelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship Guidelines
- NEW! Max Cunningham Memorial Scholarship for West Greene HS Class of 2020 Guidelines
- Thelma S. Hoge Scholarship Guidelines
- The Thelma J. Szarell Scholarship Fund (recipient selected by class standing – no application available)
TO RENEW OR REAPPLY FOR A CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP
Some scholarships may allow a current recipient to renew or reapply to continue the scholarship during their college years. In most cases, you will receive an email notifying your that you are eligible to reapply or renew, and the information that will be required. To Reapply – you will need a code to enter on the application form in order to complete the application. Call or email the CFGC office.
2) Scholarships for Adult or Non-Traditional Students
CFGC is in the process of completing the online applications for these scholarships. Please call 724-627-2010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply for the Scholarships for Adult or Non-Traditional Students.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Student Aid Report (SAR)
It is highly recommended that all scholarship applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to assist in matching you with additional sources of financial aid. This form can be completed as soon as January 1st of the year you plan to attend college. You can go back to your FAFSA to check status, make corrections to a processed FAFSA and get other information should your circumstances change. Four to six weeks after submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) which summarizes the information you reported.
Most CFGC scholarships require a copy of your SAR to be included with your application. Applications missing your SAR or other supporting documents will not be considered so please plan ahead! View a FAFSA SAR example.
Planning for College?
Visit Education Planner from American Educational Services for help in planning for college. Education Planner is your one-stop career and college planning site. It has the information you need to research careers, choose a post-secondary school, apply online, and find ways to finance your education.
Students receiving a scholarship from the Community Foundation of Greene County may also be eligible for a matching grant from the PATH Program (determined by PHEAA.)
The Community Foundation of Greene County is a partner in Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s (PHEAA) Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program. Through the PATH Program, PHEAA potentially provides a dollar-for-dollar match of scholarships awarded by the Foundation. To be eligible, students must:
- Receive a scholarship from the Community Foundation of Greene County (or other PATH partner agency)
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form
- Be enrolled in a Pennsylvania college or university
- Be a state grant recipient
- Have additional unmet financial need
CFGC’s scholarships are available ONLY to eligible students residing within Greene County, Pennsylvania. If you live outside of Greene County, contact the PATH Program directly for the contact information for a PATH partner in your area.
Please note that the PATH Program is NOT a scholarship! It is a scholarship matching program. We cannot recommend a student for a PATH match unless we have FIRST awarded them a scholarship from the list above.