At this time, our websites are undergoing an emergency maintenance. We realize some elements may appear to be broken & some links may not work as expected. Please understand we’re working as diligently as possible to restore things in a timely manner. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the following scholarships, please reach out to us via phone at 814-834-2125 or email at Scholarship applications will be available after January 15, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can sort through our available scholarships either by high school or by category. Each scholarship has its own criteria. Scholarships are available for high school seniors, college students, non-traditional students, and graduate level students.

High School Students: Contact your high school guidance office to apply.
College, Non-Traditional & Graduate Students: Download the online application and submit via mail or email by the indicated deadline. Each scholarship has its own requirements.
Our scholarship list should give you an idea of who qualifies for each scholarship. Make sure you read the application carefully, fill it out completely, and meet the application deadline.

High School Students: Check with your guidance office for dates. Applications are generally due by mid-March.
College, Non-traditional and Graduate Students: Download and submit your application via mail or email by March 25th.
These scholarships are only awarded once a year, so missing a deadline can mean missing out until the next cycle. Applications submitted past the deadline are usually not considered.

Scholarship recipients are chosen through a review process that can include your high school scholarship committee, a Foundation scholarship committee, and the scholarship’s donor and family if they choose to be involved in the process.
High School Students: scholarships are awarded through your school, usually at a special awards ceremony. Award nights will be held at each school sometime during the months of May or June, prior to graduation.
College, Non-Traditional and Graduate students who are awarded a scholarship will receive a letter with notification and instructions.

With few exceptions, your scholarship check will go right to your college. This is a requirement for any matching funds to be awarded to you if you are eligible for the PHEAA/PATH program. The Foundation will tell you what to expect when we inform you that you’ve been awarded the scholarship.

Donors appreciate hearing how their generosity is making a difference. Thank you letters may be sent to our Foundation office and we will forward it to the donors who have funded your scholarship.
Elk County Community Foundation
32 So. St. Marys Street, PO Box 934
St. Marys, PA 15857

Through the PATH (Partnerships for Access to Higher Education) Program, qualifying students who have already been awarded a scholarship or grant by one of their PHEAA PATH Partners may be eligible for additional grant money. The Elk County Community Foundation has been a PATH partner since nearly the beginning of their Scholarship Program. Nearly one half of our dollars have been matched and granted to deserving scholarship recipients each year. What this means is that your scholarship award will potentially double because the Foundation is an approved partner with PHEAA.