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 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.
How to Apply
Applicants should very carefully read the guidelines for each scholarship 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. While most scholarships will be submitted to the Community Foundation of Greene County, there are a few scholarships that may be submitted to the high school guidance counselor.
Graduating High School Senior Students applying for most scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greene County will need to complete and submit the one copy of the 2018 CFGC Application for College Scholarship, check the scholarship names, and send the required application materials for the scholarship(s) for which they would like to be considered by the deadline.
Students who have already graduated from high school (called Non-Traditional students) might be eligible to apply for some other scholarships listed below in the section for Non-Traditional Students. Students eligible for these scholarships will need to complete the appropriate application forms for those scholarships .
PLEASE NOTE: Some CFGC Scholarship Guidelines will be finalized with the amount and number of awards for those scholarship in mid-February, and some new scholarships may be added. However, the eligibility criteria and application requirements for the scholarships listed below will not change for 2018. You are welcome to use the information below to prepare your application(s).
Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Choose a link below to download the eligibility and application criteria for that scholarship:
- Victor and Anna Mae Wancheck Beghini Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Gregory Cox Memorial Scholarship Guidelines
- William H. Davis, Jr. Scholarship Guidelines
- Rocky Doman Memorial Scholarship Guidelines
- Dove Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Enstrom Family Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Jesse Benson Finnegan Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Russell Guthrie Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- William and Shirley Hanley Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Aaron Haywood Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines (NEW in 2018)
- Thelma S Hoge Scholarship Guidelines and Application (Application to High School Guidance Office)
- Linda Kostak Memorial Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines (NEW in 2018)
- Renardo A. Matteucci Family Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- The Evelyn Minor Scholarship Fund (recipients selected by class standing – no application available)
- The George L Misher and Anne Misher Scholarship Guidelines (NEW in 2018)
- Greg and Mary Lou Niverth Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Darlene Phillips Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
- Walter Samek III award application criteria (Application to High School Guidance Office)
- Robert Scott Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines (NEW in 2018)
- The Thelma J. Szarell Scholarship Fund (recipient selected by class standing – no application available)
Scholarships for 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 sample of a completed SAR.
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.
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.