Towanda Jr. Sr. High School
TO: Seniors and Parents
FROM: Guidance Department
DATE: April 20, 2018
SUBJECT: Scholarships and Awards Available for 2018
The following scholarships and awards are available to Towanda Area Jr. Sr. High School seniors. To apply, you must (1) write a letter of application stating which of the scholarships or awards you are applying for, what school you will be attending, your proposed major, and any other biographical data deemed pertinent. Please include in your letter a list of school and community activities. This list is important because several of the awards and scholarships have criteria of school and community activities; (2) furnish three letters of recommendation; (3) furnish some documentation or proof of financial need (i.e. copy of parents 2017 income tax return, copy of parents 2017 W-2, copy of FAFSA); and (4) be accepted by a recognized school or college and provide a copy of your college acceptance letter.
If you are applying for several scholarships, only one letter of application is needed listing the names of the scholarships for which you wish to be considered. You would also only need to provide one copy of the required information. If this letter indicates there is a separate application, the application is available in the Guidance Office. Please follow the instructions specific to each application. Remember, if you need to have a recommendation from a guidance counselor, please ask them in advance to write one. The amounts of the scholarships are subject to change. All information must be filed in the Guidance Office no later than Monday, May 7.
Winter Memorial Trust Award ($500): Available to a senior who will attend an approved school of higher education. Criteria: good character and citizenship, above average but not outstanding grades, participation in community service to a high degree, middle income parents who demonstrate need.
Dr. Charles R. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): Available to a senior who is pursuing his/her education in the field of medicine. Scholarship and character will be the qualities that must be exemplified. The selected student must be planning to become a physician.
Towanda Area High School Scholarship ($325): Available to a Towanda Area High School senior who is furthering his or her education.
Betty Morris & Joey Herman Scholarship ($150): Available to a graduating senior who resides in Monroe Borough, Monroe Township, or Franklin Township and who will be furthering his or her education.
American Legion Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship ($500): Available to a senior who plans to pursue a career in nursing and whose father or mother is a veteran.
Felix Mikus Scholarship ($500): Awarded by the Towanda Rotary Club to a deserving Towanda Area High School senior. Applicants must be in the top twenty-five percent of their class, have proof of financial need, and be accepted into an accredited post-secondary school.
Harold Q. Sherman Business Scholarship Award ($5,000): Available to a senior student graduating in the business curriculum, male or female, who is continuing his/her education in at least a two-year institution of higher education, who has demonstrated high financial need, and a high potential for success.
Harold S. Williams Memorial Award ($500): Available to a student who exemplifies an interest and talent in the general business field.
McCarthy Family Scholarship ($1,000): Available to a graduating high school senior planning to further his/her education. The student must be motivated and community oriented.
Vuriel S. Robinson-Browning Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): Presented to a student graduating from Towanda Jr. Sr. High School who plans to continue his/her education toward a baccalaureate degree or a post-secondary vocational or technical school certificate. The student MUST RESIDE in Towanda Township and show proof of residency.
The Naiad Linta Fire Company Scholarship ($1,500-$3,000): Available to a graduating high school senior in the Towanda Area School District. Applicants must be planning to further his/her education at an accredited college, university or trade school; does not have to be at the top of the class; should be a good citizen, an asset in the community; can be enrolled in any major, however if they are in a fire science program, they will be given preference.
Epstein Family Scholarship ($2,000): Available to graduating high school seniors furthering his/her education. Academic excellence and financial need will be reviewed.
Kelly Laderer Memorial Award ($1,000): Available to a graduating high school senior pursuing a post secondary training in any trade offered at the Northern Tier Career Center. (i.e. Auto Body, Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Cosmetology, Diesel Mechanics, Electrical Occupations, Food Management, Health Assistant, Health Care Technology, HVAC, Medical Office Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding Technology.) Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and be accepted at an accredited college or trade school. This is a separate application. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Barbara North-Shaw Memorial Award ($500): Available to a graduating senior, who does not need to be an exceptional student, but who has chosen to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The student must have exhibited leadership skills and commitment to others through their involvement in extra-curricular and community activities. This is a separate application. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
T.A.E.A. Scholarship ($250): Available to a Towanda Jr. Sr. High School student who is furthering his or her education in the field of teaching. This is a separate application. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Aggie Hoffman-Griffin Wellness Award ($1,000): Available to a graduating senior who will be entering a college level program in health care. (Common health care majors include dietetics, exercise science, health/recreation/physical education, medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pre-med, and respiratory therapy.) The applicant must embody a health lifestyle, specifically he/she must be a non-smoke, and must act as a role model to other students. This is a separate application. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Diane Betts Diljak Memorial Scholarship ($250): Available to a graduating senior who has been accepted for admission at an approved school of higher education. The graduate must show academic promise and a show a strong commitment to community and extra curricular activities. This scholarship stresses good citizenship, a strong willingness to help those in need, a deep love of family, and a passionate love of live. This is a separate application. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1568 Auxiliary Scholarship ($250): Available to seniors entering the United States Military, any branch of service, male or female. This is a separate application. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.