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

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

Helene L. Bowley Scholarship

Helene Bowley was a dedicated lifelong resident of Ridgway and the owner of Helene's Ready-to-Wear shop. More importantly, she understood the value of post-secondary education. She felt that it is important for scholarships to be given to "worthy students of Elk County".

Amount: Approximately $5,100 per school, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County Catholic, Johnsonburg, Ridgway, and St. Marys High Schools

Category: General

  • Established to assist “worthy students of Elk County”
  • Multiple scholarships for each school for Seniors from ECCHS, JAHS, RAHS, SMAHS
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

Eugene M. Brady & Naomi S. Brady Memorial Scholarship

Eugene Brady was the teacher and principal of the Rolfe school from 1927 to 1940 and his wife Naomi taught in the West End school from 1944 until retirement with a brief period at the Wilcox Junior High School.

Eugene and Naomi's children established the Eugene M. Brady and Naomi S. Brady Memorial Scholarship in their parents’ memory.

Amount: Multiple awards totaling approximately $10,000

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School and adult learners

Category: General

  • Graduating seniors from Johnsonburg Area High School and adult learners that reside in the Johnsonburg school district
  • Exemplifies qualities of academic achievement, wholesome character and attitude, and financial need
  • Adult learners must be current students who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA
 

Gilbert Gibby Buerk Memorial Scholarship

Gilbert J. “Gibby” Buerk was a graduate of SMAHS and was employed by St. Marys Ambulance. He was an EMT and had recently earned his certification as a paramedic. Gibby was a hard worker and an old soul at heart. His hand was always extended in a bid of friendship and helpfulness. His legacy will long live on in the many friends he had, and the kindness he showed to so many throughout his life.

Amount: To be determined

Eligibility: Elk and Cameron High School seniors and non-traditional students in Elk and Cameron Counties

Category: EMT or Paramedic or other related field

  • Active in community and school
  • Demonstrate financial need

Inez Bull Piano Scholarship

Dr. Inez Stewart Bull was a woman of many interests and talents. Chief among her passions were music, music education and Norwegian-American relations, revolving primarily around her distant cousin, the world-famous violinist Ole Bull.

Amount: Approximately $2,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties. High School & Non-Traditional.

Category: Piano, Music

  • Graduate from Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties
  • Must be pursuing a degree in music field from any accredited college with a music department.
  • Preference given to piano majors, but other music majors will be eligible.
  • Preference to student who played in the Ole Bull Music Festival and/or the summer awards concert in New York City
  • Financial need is important criteria

Ole Bull Violin Scholarship

Dr. Inez Stewart Bull was a woman of many interests and talents. Chief among her passions were music, music education and Norwegian-American relations, revolving primarily around her distant cousin, the world-famous violinist Ole Bull.

Amount: Approximately $2,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties. Graduating seniors and non-traditional students.

Category: Violin, Music

  • Graduate from Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties
  • Must be pursuing a degree in music field from any accredited college with a music department.
  • Preference given to violin majors, but other music majors will be eligible.
  • Financial need is important criteria

Paul Robert & Fredia Roberta Calkins Rolfe Scholarship

This scholarship was established and funded by Paul and Fredia’s son, Scotty, who wanted to honor his parents and the neighborhood he grew up in. A scholarship is offered in both Johnsonburg where he was born and raised, and also to a student from Mt. Jewett where Scotty made his home.

Amount: $1,000 per year for four years ($4,000 potential), if minimum 2.5 GPA is maintained

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: Nursing or Engineering preference. Other fields may be considered.

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Currently living in Johnsonburg, Wilcox/Jones Township, having resided in Johnsonburg for a minimum of 2 years
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree with preference to nursing or engineering field. If no candidate, other fields will be considered.
 

Caribardi Family Scholarship

The Caribardi family set up this scholarship to honor the memory of their wife and mother, Patty Caribardi. Patty was a lifelong resident of Elk County and supported the Johnsonburg Area School District for 38 years. Most importantly, she understood the value of post-secondary education.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Plays active role in both school and community
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
 

Donald Cicuzza Jr. Memorial Fund

Donald Cicuzza Jr. was a 1973 graduate of JAHS, and within a year of joining the workforce he enlisted in the Army. A military career offered education and training to Don, first to become a mechanic to maintain and repair tanks then helicopters. Eventually education resulted in Don becoming an Army helicopter pilot, He retired as a Warrant Officer after 20 years of service, but unfortunately passed away after 10 years of retirement. This scholarship is offered in his memory to honor his pursuit of education during his army career.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: Vocational, Technical

  • Graduating senior from the Johnsonburg Area High School. The recipient would need to be living in Johnsonburg/Wilcox/Jones Township and either be graduating from Johnsonburg High School or if JAHS combines with other area public schools at some future date, their residence must be within what would have been the previous JAHS school district.
  • Student must be pursuing a post-secondary Vocational or Technical Certificate or degree.
  • Be active in in school and community activities and demonstrate academic aptitude and work ethic sufficient to succeed in his or her chosen field of study.

Arlan J and Dale Horwicz Clayton Scholarship

Arlan was part-owner of Metal Powder Products Corporation with facilities in several states, one of which was Carbon City Products in St. Marys. Arlan firmly believed in giving back through philanthropy. After his passing due to an unfortunate bicycling accident, his wife established this scholarship for materials and engineering focused students.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County

Category: General, Engineering

  • Graduating senior from Elk County
  • Be accepted into a post-secondary program, with a preference given for materials engineering, material sciences, or metallurgy field
  • Be active in school and community

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



Thomas C. Detwiler Sponsored by Domtar

In honor of Thomas Detwiler, their employee who passed away, Domtar offers this annual scholarship in his honor to a graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School.

Amount: Approximately $1000, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Be accepted into a post-secondary program, preferably a science degree

Elk County Farm Bureau

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

Gloria Finno Scholarship

Gloria Finno resided in Johnsonburg for her entire life and with her passing, a scholarship was established to give back to the students pursuing a post-secondary education from the Johnsonburg Area High School.

Amount: Approximately $625, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: Education

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Student must be pursuing a post-secondary degree in education
 

Lillian Finno Scholarship

Lillian Finno resided in Johnsonburg for her entire life and with her passing, a scholarship was established to give back to the students pursuing a post-secondary education from the Johnsonburg Area High School.

Amount: Approximately $625, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: Nursing

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Student must be pursuing a post-secondary degree in nursing

The Fitch Family Scholarship

The goal of teachers is to help others. The Fitch Family, lifelong residents of Johnsonburg, would like to help future teachers carry who are pursuing an elementary or secondary degree education degree. The Fitch family is a strong supporter of providing quality education to the students of the Johnsonburg School District.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General, Education

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School. The recipient would need to be living in Johnsonburg/Wilcox/Jones Township and either be graduating from Johnsonburg High School or if JAHS combines with other area public schools at some future date, their residence must be within what would have been the previous JAHS school district.
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Education.
  • Be active in school and community activities and demonstrate academic aptitude and work ethic sufficient to succeed in his or her chosen field of study

Donald E. Frank Memorial Scholarship

Donald E. Frank played in and encouraged Johnsonburg sports programs and was instrumental and influential in establishing scholarship programs in Johnsonburg. He was very concerned about helping the Johnsonburg students. The Donald P. Frank Memorial scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from the Johnsonburg Area High School.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Education, Social Services, Vocational fields

Category: Two Scholarships: One in Education, One in Nursing

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Preference to students pursuing a degree in education or social servicesOther vocational fields will be considered
  • Must be active in school or community activities
  • Demonstrate financial need
 

Alva K. Gregory Scholarship sponsored by the Johnsonburg Rotary

Mr. Gregory was a graduate of the Johnsonburg High School Class of 1927. He also graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1930 and he served with the United States Army in 1942. Alva K. Gregory was self-employed as the Editor and Publisher of the Johnsonburg Press for his entire adult life. Mr. Gregory was also a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. Alva K. Gregory had a great interest in his surroundings and has carried his interest and concerns through his endowment to the Johnsonburg Rotary for this scholarship. Mr. Gregory passed from this life on August 24, 1988.

Amount: Minimum of $500 determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School, Elk County Catholic High School

Category: General

  • Must be student at JAHS or ECCHS residing in the Johnsonburg School District
  • Demonstrate an active role in school, church, community and family
  • 2.5 or greater GPA
 

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

JAHS Class of 1964 Scholarship

The Johnsonburg Class of 1964 established this scholarship at their 45th High School Class Reunion. They wanted to provide a Johnsonburg Area High School graduate a scholarship to help fund his or her's college education. Applicants must be a graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School and play an active role in their church, school, and community.

Amount: Minimum of $700, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School, Elk County Catholic High School, Resident of Johnsonburg

Category: General, Vocational, Technical

  • Graduating Senior from Johnsonburg Area High School or ECCHS, must be a Johnsonburg resident
  • Pursuing a post-secondary vocational or technical certificate degree
  • Be active in school, church and community activities

Johnsonburg Alumni and Friends Scholarship

The Johnsonburg Alumni & Friends beginning thought was to have all graduating classes from Johnsonburg Area High School come together and enjoy the evening with classmates and friends. They also wanted to establish an annual scholarship fund that is open to every graduating senior to benefit a student’s college fund. The scholarship will provide future graduates a start with their continuing education. They are inspired that their goal will give these students an opportunity for success.

Amount: Approximately $750 each, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Open to every graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Multiple awards are given
  • Demonstrate an active role in school, church, and community
 

Johnsonburg American Legion Post 501 Scholarship

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion of our fellow service members and veterans. The Johnsonburg American Legion Post 501 has established this scholarship for graduating seniors residing in the Johnsonburg Area School.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Open to graduating seniors from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Must be attending a college or vocational school
  • Requires essay of up to 600 words on patriotism
 

James Wes Jones Memorial Scholarship

James “Wes” Jones was raised in Johnsonburg and graduated from JAHS, the class of 1987. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Independence Aircraft Carrier during Desert Storm/Shield and spent much of his adult life out west. Wes was an adventurer and free spirit that cherished his family and friends and his high school class of 1987 wanted to honor Wes with this scholarship.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: Vocational

  • Graduating Senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Attending a trade school

Jack Kestler Memorial Scholarship

Jack graduated from Johnsonburg High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was part of the Normandy Invasion, but was captured by the Germans and held as a prisoner of war. Following his military service, he worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill and was active in the community serving the county of Elk as the County Treasurer and Auditor. He also served as the President of the Rotary Club and the Johnsonburg Welfare Chest Fund and took pleasure in hunting and traveling.

Amount: Minimum of $800, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General, Vocational, Agriculture, Associate & Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Graduating senior from the Johnsonburg Area High School. The recipient would need to be living in Johnsonburg/Wilcox/Jones Township and either be graduating from Johnsonburg High School or if JAHS combines with other area public schools at some future date, their residence must be within what would have been the previous JAHS school district.
  • Pursuing a 2 or 4-year post-secondary education including technical school, associate and bachelor's degrees
  • Preference should be given to a student who participated in the Vo-Ag classes and/or the Future Farmers of America organization.
  • Consideration will be given to a student who is active in their school and community activities:
  • Candidate should demonstrate financial need.
  • The award shall be made without regard to scholastic excellence and to student who would not be in the top percentage of their class.

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

Category:General

  • 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

Dr. Sandra Calkins Kowalski Nursing

Sandra Calkins Kowalski, known as Sandy, graduated at the top of her class from Johnsonburg High School. She and her husband Stan were high school sweethearts. She received her RN in 1960 from the University of Buffalo and dedicated her career to community health. She also went on to become a faculty member at Purdue University North Central, and Valparaiso University where she was teaching future nurses and involving students in the community nursing experience. While still in her 50’s, Sandy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It stole her energetic personality, her determination and her contact with the outside world, but it never took away her accomplishments in the nursing field. For this reason, her husband established this scholarship to offer opportunities for future generations to walk in Sandy’s footsteps.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School & Non-Traditional Nursing Students from Johnsonburg

Category: Nursing

  • Open to graduating seniors from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • First preference given to JAHS students pursuing a degree in nursing
  • Non-traditional students pursuing nursing field with emphasis on community nursing or public health
 

Wayne Leahy Memorial Scholarship

Wayne Leahy was interested in music throughout his entire life. His sister, Virginia Leahy, created the Wayne Leahy Memorial Scholarship in his memory in hopes of creating a legacy under his name within the Johnsonburg Area School District.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area School District

Category: Music major or High School music involvement

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area School District
  • Preference to student pursuing a degree in music at a post-secondary institution
  • Student involved in music in high school for at least 3 years may be considered
 

McGrady Family Fund Scholarship

The McGrady Family Fund is dedicated to improving the health, welfare and educational opportunities of families living in Elk County, Pennsylvania and the Greater Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. The McGrady family has been involved in philanthropy for four generations and this fund was set up to ensure this philanthropy continues in perpetuity.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Elk County High Schools: ECCHS, SMAHS, RAHS, JAHS.  Each high school will receive one scholarship.

Category: General, Vocational, Arts, Education, English, History, Music or Writing at a college or technical school

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Must be pursuing a post-secondary degree or technical school certification
  • Be active in school and community activities
  • Demonstrate need
  • Show academic merit

Catherine M. Moran Memorial Scholarship

Catherine Moran had hopes of helping a young adult in her community achieve their dreams. Before she passed away she created the Catherine M. Moran Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior from the Johnsonburg Area School District.

Amount: Multiple awards totaling approximately $16,000

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School and adult learners

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School and adult learners that reside in the Johnsonburg school district
  • Demonstrates characteristics of wholesome character and attitude
  • Adult learners must be current students who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA
 

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

Rams Gridiron Football

The Gridiron Scholarship will be granted to a Johnsonburg Area School District resident who has played 3 or more years of football including their senior year and plans to pursue a post-secondary education.

Amount: Minimum $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: Sports/Football Participant

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Pursuing a career post-secondary education
  • Played 3 or more years of football including their senior year
  • Given to student with highest GPA at end of first semester senior year

To Apply: No application needed. Winner will be chosen by selection committee.

 

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

Rolfe Sportsmen Club Scholarship

The members of the Rolfe Sportsmen Club created the Rolfe Sportsmen Club Scholarship in order to help a young adult within their community achieve their post-secondary dreams. The student who is awarded the scholarship must be a graduating senior from the Johnsonburg Area High School, pursuing a post-secondary education institution and must be active in the school and community.

Amount: Approximately $1,700, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Pursuing a post-secondary education, including trade school
  • Active in school and in the community
  • Academically carry at least a C average or above
 

Dr. John E. Schloder Fine Arts Scholarship

Dr. John E. Schloder is a native of St. Marys, the son of the late Charles and Doris Schloder. He is a graduate of St. Marys Parochial School and Elk County Christian High School. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh; his master’s degree from Columbia University in New York and his doctorate from the Institute of Art and Archaeology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Dr. Schloder began his career in the Paintings Department of the Musée du Louvre and is the retired Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: All Elk County High Schools

Category: Arts

  • Graduating senior from any Elk County High School
  • Pursuing a career in the arts with preference given to the visual or performing arts, art history, art education or museum studies
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Laurence & Mary Thorwart Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Laurence was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg and served during WW2. He landed in Normandy and led the Army Combat engineers across western Europe to Berlin. Mary was born in Ridgway, but after their marriage in 1948 she lived the rest of her home life in Johnsonburg. They raised five children, who were all members of the JAHS National Honor Society. Along with his brothers he owned and operated the Thorco Bottling Company in Johnsonburg. Laurence was active in the Community for many years and Mary was an active member of Holy Rosary Church. The children wish to honor their parents for their lifelong devotion to Johnsonburg through a perpetual scholarship to be presented annually to a senior who will be matriculating to higher education.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Preference given to student pursuing engineering, science, or technical field
  • Pursuing a 2 or 4 year post-secondary education including technical, associate or bachelor degree
  • Active in school and community activities

Patty Walters Scholarship

Patty Walters was a long time employee of Northwest Savings Bank in Johnsonburg. When she lost her battle with cancer her co-workers and family worked together to establish this scholarship. Patty loved the outdoors and her community. To qualify for this scholarship, you must be a student in the Johnsonburg Area High School living in Johnsonburg/Wilcox/Jones Township. The student must be accepted at a post-secondary 4-year university, community college or vocational or trade school.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Be accepted at a post-secondary 4-year university, community college, or vocational or trade School
 

Wilcox American Legion

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion of our fellow service members and veterans. The Wilcox American Legion Scholarship, is for a graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School and living in Johnsonburg/Wilcox or Jones Township, pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Amount: Approximately $650, determined annually

Eligibility: Johnsonburg Area High School

Category: General

  • Graduating senior from Johnsonburg Area High School
  • Be accepted into a post-secondary program
 

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

The VanVranken Scholarship

The desire to meld the VanVranken name and an opportunity for a deserving Elk County student to achieve a higher education dream came from their parent's focus on education and their untiring volunteer efforts so many years ago on behalf of Elk County. This love of the county and respect for higher education has been passed to their children and grandchildren who chose to pass the bounty of this philosophy to others in the community by establishing this scholarship

Amount: One 4-year scholarship will be awarded per year for each field of study: one for Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant and one for the Music Field. Each will be for $2,500 per semester for 8 semesters (or 4 years) for a total of $20,000 per student.

Eligibility: ECCHS, JAHS, RAHS, SMAHS

Category: Registered Nurses/Physician Assistant -- Music Field

  • High school senior who is a resident of Elk County
  • Pursue a post-secondary 4-year degree as a Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant or Music field. (One 4-year scholarship in each field of study.)
  • Student should be active in school and community activities.
  • Demonstrate need.
  • Nursing or Physician Assistant scholarship must have a 3.2 grade point average to quality for this scholarship and must maintain that same grade point average over the four years.
  • Music Major can include both performing, education or other related music field in any musical discipline (i.e., vocal or instrumental). They must have a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for this scholarship and must maintain that same grade point average over the four years.

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