Scholarship categories are listed below. The color-coded icons below make it easy to scan the page to find scholarships of a particular interest.


Tyler Bender EMS Scholarship Fund

Tyler Bender EMS Scholarship Fund

Tyler Bender recently graduated from the Center for Emergency Medicine, and he felt compelled to give back by starting this scholarship to encourage other individuals to consider the EMS field. There is a constant demand for well-trained and qualified EMS professionals. Tyler hopes that this scholarship fund will help attract individuals to the field and alleviate a shortage of EMS personnel.

Amount:          $500 annually

Eligibility:        Applicant must reside within the EMS region (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Potter, Washington and Westmoreland.


  • Registered and accepted into an EMR, EMT, AEMT or paramedic program.
  • Proof of affiliation within an EMS agency within EMS West Region. (signed letter from services manager/director with their contact information).

Staff Sgt. Carl Enis Military Scholarship

Staff Sgt. Carl Enis Military Scholarship Fund

Staff Sgt. Carl Enis was born and raised in Florida but had generational family ties to the McKean County area. He was passionate about the outdoors and was an expert at hunting and fishing in northern Pennsylvania when he visited his family.  He studied at Florida State University where he received a Bachelor Degree of Science in Environmental Studies and a Master Degree in Business Administration. After college he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Pararescuemen, this is an Elite team of Guardian Angel Airmen.

Staff Sgt. Enis died at the age of 31 in a helicopter incident on the Syrian Iraq border and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Staff Sgt. Enis lived by the Pararescue Creed: “These things we do, that others may Live.”

To honor Staff Sgt. Enis, they renamed the Tally Ho Bridge in the Kinzua Creek region on Route 219 as the Staff Sgt. Carl Enis Memorial Bridge.

Amount:          Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility:      High School Senior or an adult learner

Category:        High School senior at McKean, Cameron, Potter or Elk County High Schools or an adult learner. Adults must be a member of the National Guard, reserves, active duty in any branch of the service. Adults or high school seniors enrolled in the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC). Must be serving under honorable conditions.

  • Attending a post-secondary program, certificate program or any qualified trade school
  • Active in school and community
  • Show academic merit (preference to those in scouting)

Robert P. Martini Scholarship

Rob Martini was an employee of Owen Illinois and passed away suddenly. He was an avid outdoorsmen and a very giving person. His colleagues had great respect for him and created this scholarship to honor his memory. For many years his friends and family held a golf tournament to help support this scholarship that is given in both Brockway where he worked and DuBois where he lived.

Amount: Approximately $1,300 each (3 to DAHS, 2 to BAHS), determined annually

Eligibility: DuBois Area High School, Brockway Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Brockway or DuBois Area High Schools
  • There are five scholarships awarded through this fund
  • Must be committed to a post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Play active role in their school and community
  • Student is not necessarily an A student, but scholarship is intended for those who show promise and need extra incentive

Helene K. Nawrocki Memorial Scholarship

Helene K Nawrocki Memorial Scholarship

Helene Nawrocki was born and raised in the Philadelphia PA region. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from LaSalle University. Helene was employed in the ICU and as Director of Nursing at Delaware Valley Hospital. She also authored a Nurses’ Book of Courage and lectured at nursing seminars throughout the country. In 1996 after 20 years in the medical field, Helene and her husband moved to Potter County where she served as the Executive Director of the Potter County Education Council (PCEC). 

The PCEC’s goal is to bring higher educational opportunities to the region. Helene never stopped learning and this scholarship is being offered for today’s students to continue their education through the Northern PA Regional College.

Amount:  TBD

Eligibility: Enrolled or will be attending Northern PA Regional College (NPRC)

Category: Pursuing a post-secondary 2-year degree or a work force development training or dual enrollment.

  • Priority will be given to students in Potter and McKean County, but if there are no eligible students all students within the NPRC footprint will be able to apply
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA average

Lisa Pecora Scholarship For NPRC Students

This scholarship fund was established to honor Lisa Pecora’s dedication to the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegany (ECUA) and Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC). 

Lisa Pecora is a founding member of the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegany, serving as Treasurer.  ECUA was established in 2009 with a goal to provide open admission, low-cost, high quality post-secondary education to communities that had never been served by these opportunities.  ECUA founding members worked with state officials to seek a permanent solution to provide affordable, accessible technical and associate degree programs in northwestern Pennsylvania resulting in a College Plan.  The College Plan approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education officially established the Northern Pennsylvania Regional college in May 2017.  NPRC began operating as an independent institution in January 2020.  NPRC is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to grant degrees and certificates, and is proudly pursuing institutional accreditation.  Lisa continues her dedication to the College’s mission currently serving as the Director of Human Resources. 

Amount:         TBD

Eligibility:        Enrolled or accepted to Northern PA Regional College (NPRC)

Category:        Pursuing a post-secondary degree or high school students attending NPRC classes through dual enrollment. Preference given to McKean County and Titusville High School.

  • Present student or future students attending NPRC
  • Dual Enrollment for high school students through NPRC
  • Preference for students in McKean or Titusville High School
  • Be active in school and community


Gloria V. Anderson Scholarship, Sponsored by the Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus

Gloria was a much admired Music Teacher and is also the founder and director of the Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus. Because of this the Singing Dutchmen are now highly acclaimed. They established and dedicated this scholarship in honor of her and the hard work she has put into music.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Residents of Singing Dutchman areas to be determined annually

Category: Music education or performance

  • High school seniors from areas where Singing Dutchman members reside
  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree in music education or music performance

David L. Delullo Memorial Scholarship

David Delullo, Sr. was born in Force, PA. He and his wife raised nine children in St. Marys. He was self-employed in a number of different businesses. David was involved in various fund raising and charitable events that benefited children and families. This scholarship was established as a way to continue his generosity, dedication and commitment to helping those in need.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County Residents. Graduating seniors and non-traditional students

Category: General

  • Open to high school seniors and non-traditional students
  • Must be a resident of Elk County
  • Pursuing higher education
  • Demonstrate financial need

Elk County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Elk County Farm Bureau is a local organization that is also affiliated with the state and national Farm Bureaus. The organization represents farmers and rural families continuing the tradition of farming. They provide education and review legislation that concerns the farming industry and they provide support for their members.

Amount: Approximately $575, determined annually

Eligibility: All Elk County residents, or child or grandchild of Elk County Farm Bureau member.

Category: Agriculture or related field

  • Must be graduating senior who resides in Elk County
  • Students living outside of area may be eligible if a child or grandchild of Elk County Farm Bureau Member • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Record of community service

Elk Diabetes Nursing Scholarship

The Fund was established primarily to benefit the communities of Elk County, PA through scholarship grants made to deserving and qualified students from Elk County. This scholarship was established through a donation from the Elk County Diabetes organization to the Elk Regional Health System Foundation.

Amount: Approximately $575, determined annually

Eligibility: All Elk County Residents

Category: Nursing

  • Established through a donation to Elk Regional Health System Foundation from the Elk County Diabetes organization
  • Must be a deserving and qualified graduating senior from Elk County
  • Student must be pursuing a nursing degree

Seth T. Hockman Memorial Scholarship

Seth Hockman graduated from the St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2011. Seth enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes, four-wheelers and spending time outdoors. His family and friends established this scholarship to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Amount: Approximately $800, determined annully

Eligibility: Elk County Residents. Graduating seniors and non-traditional students.

Category: Vocational or Trade School  

  • Must be a graduating senior or nontraditional student residing in Elk County
  • Plan on attending a post-secondary  a trade or vocational school
  • Must carry at least a “C” average or above while in high school

Leroy C. Krise Memorial Scholarship

Leroy C. Krise, a resident of Ridgway, was involved in numerous businesses. He had a passion and great knowledge of the powdered metal industries in the Elk County area. Leroy was a very kind and generous man and was always helping someone in need. This scholarship has been established in his memory for Elk County residents.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County Residents. Graduating seniors and non-traditional students


  • Open to high school seniors and non-traditional students
  • Must be a resident of Elk County
  • Pursuing higher education including technical schools
  • Demonstrate financial need

Lynn Nicklas Scholarship

Lynn Nicklas was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and a devoted patron of the arts. Lynn was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, a Benedictine Oblate, and a Pastoral Musician by profession, serving as music director and organist of the St. Mary’s Church for more than 30 years. In addition, she taught piano and organ lessons for many years. She was a member of the American College of Musician’s Piano Teacher’s Guild, and was inducted into the Piano Teacher’s Guild Hall of Fame. For many years, Lynn served as co-chair of the Inez S. Bull Foundation, a non-profit formed to carry on the works of Dame Inez S. Bull. In honor of Lynn’s lifelong commitment to the arts and her dedication to the board of the Inez S. Bull Foundation, they established this scholarship in her memory.

Amount: Minimum $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: All Elk County Residents, Graduating Seniors

Category: Music major or minor

  • Graduating senior of any high school who is an Elk County resident
  • Pursuing a career in music or music-related field
  • Secondary consideration given to students with a music-related minor or student who has significantly contributed to the arts in Elk County

Ruth E. Reed Nursing Scholarship

Ruth Reed had the opportunity during World War II to attend nursing school through the Cadet Nursing Corps; she went to Temple University in Philadelphia and received her RN in 1947. She worked as a ward supervisor at Temple University Hospital until moving to Ridgway after her marriage to pharmacist C. William Reed. She worked at Elk County General Hospital from 1955 until retiring in 1993, serving in various departments including the Psychiatric Department. She expanded her skills through conferences and through continuing education and encouraged others to continue their education. It is for this reason that her husband and children wanted to honor her with this scholarship in her name.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk, Warren and Clearfield Counties and Non-traditional students

Category: Nursing

  • Must be a student from Elk, Warren or Clearfield Co
  • Be accepted into a post-secondary education pursuing a RN or BSN degree
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • May be graduating senior, recent graduate, or adult learner

William and Arlene Rothrock Memorial Fund

William and Arlene Rothrock Memorial Fund

The William and Arlene Rothrock Memorial Fund was created to provide continuing educational opportunities for students.

Bill and Arlene relocated from the Harrisburg area to Elk County in 1950 and chose this area to raise their family and dedicate the rest of their lives. They instilled in their children and grandchildren the love of the outdoors and the ethics of hard work, dedication, perseverance and giving back to the community.

It is the intention of this scholarship portion of this memorial fund to be awarded to a recipient who exhibits similar traits.     

Amount:          $500

Eligibility:        Graduating High School Senior from Elk County or a non-traditional adult student from Elk County.

Category:        2 or 4-year degree or trade school post-secondary program

  • Resident high school senior from Elk County
  • Be active in School and community activities
  • Demonstrate need

Dr. Maurus Sorg Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Maurus "Moose" Sorg was a lifelong resident of St. Marys who practiced medicine in our community for over 35 years. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine and was board certified in Family, Emergency, and Sports Medicine. He had a Master's of Public Health with a concentration in Occupational Health, and was a Certified Life Coach. He was a lifelong learner who believed in the value of ongoing education. Dr. Sorg was a devoted and active member of the community, serving on numerous Boards. Dr. Sorg was also a pilot and served on the Airport Authority, was Chairman of the Elk County Republican Party, and was instrumental in the founding of the High Education Council, now known as the Community Education Center. This scholarship was established in his memory after his passing.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County 

Category: General, Vocational, Adult Learner

  • Graduating senior from Elk County or an Adult Learner
  • Submit an essay describing where you see yourself in the future and how you plan to make a difference in the community you live. Also include his/her college and career goals.
  • Be active in school and community activities

Wapiti Roost Local Chapter of NWTF Scholarship

Wapiti Roost Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship

Wapiti Roost is a Local Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation(NWTF) and is affiliated with the state and national organizations. The National Wild Turkey Federation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. The NWTF has funded the FFA scholarship since 1998. This is a progressive scholarship earning $500 locally, with submission for a potential $1000 state-wide and up to a $10,000 national award.

Amount:       $500 scholarship, determined annually

Eligibility:    Graduating seniors at any Elk County High School

Category:      General

  • Have 3.0 GPA
  • Be an active hunter
  • Have a hunting license
  • Be active in school and community

Corporal Adam M. Wolfel Memorial Scholarship

U.S. Marine Corporal Adam M. Wolfel was born in 1991 in St. Marys, the son of Michael and Jane Ritter Wolfel, brother of Amanda and father of his son Poston. He graduated from St. Marys Area High School in 2009 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a rifleman and machine gunner. Adam’s natural leadership qualities were evident throughout his deployments to Marjah, Afghanistan and Okinawa, Japan. He was honorably discharge in October 2013 as a decorated corporal. Family and friends established this fund to honor Adam’s memory with this “forever” scholarship.

Amount: Approximately $625, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County 

Category: Vocational

  • Graduating senior, resident of Elk County
  • Be accepted at a one to two year trade school
  • Must carry at least a C average