Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS ADMINSTERED BY THE ELIZABETH FORWARD ALUMNI AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION TO BE AWARDED IN THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

To Alumni and Friends of EFSD: If you would like to learn about how you, too, can support the EFAFA Scholarship Program, download this form.

To Students and Alumni who wish to apply for a scholarship: The scholarships listed below will be awarded to EFHS seniors graduating in June 2017.

  1. Review the scholarships that may apply to you by reading the information in the first column and then the brief description in the last column.
  2. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about each scholarship and obtain an application for the scholarship(s) for which you want to apply.
  3. Submit your application(s) by February 28, 2017 at the High School Guidance Office.
  4. If you have questions about the scholarship program. Call Mrs. Donna Carney, President of EFAFA, at 412-751- 0397.
Students Targeted Scholarship Name Amount Brief Description
All Students Bonnie Bashforth Memorial Scholarship $500 Applicants should provide evidence that he/she challenges him/herself amidst obstacles while sustaining academic excellence and personal accountability, and applicants should demonstrate a financial need.
EFSAF Dr. Frank R. Bondi Memorial Scholarships One $2,000
Two $1,000
Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities, community activities, and personal development and responsibility activities.
Martin and Pat Craighead Scholarship $5,000 Applicants should have demonstrated a strong work ethic and a proven commitment to the values of integrity and team work as well as sustained academic effort.
Elizabeth Forward Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship $2,000 Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities, especially community service.
Francis E. Pomilio Scholarship $1,000 Applicants should have a sustained academic effort with an emphasis on English, speech, or music; participated in extra-curricular activities and have completed community service and/or have a record of employment.
Bill Ryczaj Family Scholarship $500 Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities, leadership, volunteerism, and/or community service. Students planning to attend West Virginia University will receive preference.
William E. & Louise Shank Memorial Scholarship $3,000 Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence, leadership, and citizenship.
Richard Simpson Scholarship $750 Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence and plan to attend an accredited technical/trade school, community college, or four-year college or university.
Students whose parents did not graduate from college Peter F. Vaira Sr. & Mary Vaira Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence. This scholarship is intended for a first-generation college student--one whose parents did not earn a college degree.
Students who are devoted to God Soli Deo Gloria Scholarship (To God Alone Goes the Glory) $1,000 Applicants must have been accepted to study as a full-time student at a two- or four-year college and exemplify strong moral character and devotion to God. Applicants should be honest, trustworthy, and have no history or reputation of drugs, alcohol use, smoking, or serious misbehavior in school or the local community.
Students who have dealt successfully with a disability Goydan Family Special Needs Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must be a graduating senior who has dealt successfully with a disability.
Students who have an IEP or students without an IEP who will pursue a special education major Anita Kornosky Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Applicants with an IEP should intent to pursue postsecondary training and applicants without an IEP should intend to pursue a major in special education. All applicants, regardless of IEP status, must have minimum 2.5 grade point average.
Students who excelled in academics Norman R. Candelore Sr. Academic and Athletic Memorial Scholarship $1,500 Applicants must have been a member of an EFHS varsity sport and should have a sustained record of academic excellence and participation in extracurricular and community activities.
Staff Sergeant Bryan Hoover Memorial Scholarship $500 Applicants must have been a member of the EFHS Cross Country and/or Track and Field Team. Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities and community service.
T.D. Club Football Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must have been a member of the EFHS Football team during their senior year, should have a sustained record of academic excellence in high school, and be a well-rounded student involved in extra-curricular activities, leadership, volunteerism, and/or community service.
Students who will attend a trade school or community college Lawrence R. Howell and Elaine Miller Howell Memorial Scholarship $1,500 Applicants must plan to attend an accredited trade school or community college and have a sustained record of academic excellence and attendance.
Students who will attend a technical or vocational school or study to become a nurse Harriett Colebank Hebenthal Technical, Vocational, or Nursing Program Scholarship $1,500 Applicants must plan to attend a technical or vocational school or enroll in a nursing program and have a sustained record of school attendance, academics and citizenship.
Students who will major in education Four Friends Education Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must intend to major in education and have a sustained record of academic excellence and be a well-rounded student involved in school activities and community service. Elementary education majors will receive preference.
Students who will major in engineering, science (or science education), technology, mathematics, or information technology James and Viola Jones Scholarship $1,500 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student to pursue a major within the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
Cindy Miller Ollendyke Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student to pursue a degree in a STEM field or in science education and have a sustained record of academic excellence and participated in school activities.
Carl and Patsy Pro STEM Scholarship $500 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and have a sustained record of academic excellence, leadership, and citizenship.
Edward Tokarsky Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student to pursue a degree in science, engineering, or information technology and have a sustained record of academic excellence and participated in school activities.
Students who will major in health-related field Gracie M. Jones Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must intend to pursue a career as a professional in a health care field, have a sustained record of academic excellence, and have demonstrated leadership and citizenship through volunteer service to others through scouts, church, community, school activities, etc.
Females who will major in science Constance M. and James A. Jones, Jr. Women in Science Scholarship $2,000 Applicants must be female, plan to pursue a career in science, and have a GPA of 3.80 or higher. Applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture, entomology, agronomy, soil science will be given preference.
Females who will major in business or healthcare Marilyn House West Scholarship $$500 Applicants must be female and interested in pursuing a career in healthcare or business. Candidates should be ranked in the upper 10% of their class and be an active participant in extra-curricular activities. Afro-American females will be given preference.
Students who want to pursue a career in public service Rendin/Lisi FBI Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student at a four-year college or university to pursue a career in public service. Preference will be given to applicants wishing to go into some form of law enforcement but other areas of study such as military, legal, accounting, computer science, foreign language, and science will also be considered. Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities, especially community service.
Students who will attend a faith-based college or university Darla J. Twale Faith-Based College/University Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must be accepted and plan to attend a faith-based college or university and demonstrates academic excellence, participates in worthwhile activities and service to others, and holds active church membership.
Students attending specific colleges R. T. Long Penn State Scholarship $750 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student at any Penn State University campus. Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence, leadership, and citizenship.
Carol Jean McKenzie Maurer Westminster College Scholarship $2,500 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student at Westminster College. This scholarship is intended for the student who challenges him/herself, gets good grades, participates in worthwhile activities, and makes good decisions for personal satisfaction and accountability rather than public accolades. Students majoring in secondary education and/or demonstrating financial need may be given preference.
Jon & Sandy Shank Endowed Robert Morris University Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must intend to study as a full-time student at Robert Morris University. Applicants should have a sustained record of academic excellence and demonstrated leadership skills through extra-curricular and/or community service involvement.