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New in 2022 – ALL scholarships submissions will be completed online.  Do not submit paper copies.

The deadline for all scholarships is Tuesday, April 26, 2022

If you are having any difficulty saving the template, filling in the forms or saving and attaching the PDF’s please see Mrs. Seneta as she can guide you through the process.

 

Instructions:

  • Complete and save GSDF Scholarship Cover Sheet
  • Complete and save scholarship applications
  • Upload cover sheet, applications, and required documentation using the GSDF Scholarship Submission Link 

 

GSDF Scholarship Cover Sheet
Complete the cover sheet once, save as a pdf and attach to each scholarship submission.

Cover Sheet Form

 

Brian P. Simkovitch Scholarship, $500

  • All graduating seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply.
  • Essay: What experience has impacted you the most in making your plans for the future?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

Award for Outstanding Character and Integrity, $500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution (college, university, trade school, etc.) or entering a US Service Branch and show proof of acceptance.
  • No minimum GPA requirement.
  • Must be actively involved in extracurricular or community activities.
  • Must include at least one letter of reference from a GSD Faculty member, GSD Administrator, or a local clergy, community or business leader.
  • Essay: Who in your life exemplifies outstanding character and integrity, and why?  Describe the impacts this individual has on how you live your life.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

Girard School District Foundation Ambassador Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution (college, university, trade school, etc.) and show proof of acceptance.
  • Must have excellent attendance of at least 95%
  • Must have no disciplinary infractions.
  • Must list involvement in community activities, if any.
  • Must be actively involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Include GPA and class rank and attach your transcript.
  • Essay: Summarize your qualifications.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

Mina George Memorial Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution (college, university, trade school, etc.)
  • Must show proof of acceptance into a school of higher education (acceptance letter, tuition bill, etc.)
  • Please attach a transcript; no minimum GPA requirement.
  • Essay: Talk about an adult who has had a positive influence on you throughout your high school career and why.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Bev Miller Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior accepted at Edinboro University (Penn West).
  • Essay:  Discuss why you chose Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Penn West) and what major you have chosen.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Brook Tolbert Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 pursuing a post-secondary education in a field of law enforcement.
  • Must be attending a post-secondary educational institution (college, university, trade school, etc.) and provide proof of acceptance.
  • Include GPA and copy of transcript.
  • Essay: Describe how your interest in the “natural world” has inspired your career choice and interests in post-secondary degree/program.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Joseph and Lois Legnasky Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior attending a college or university, with a major in engineering and show proof of enrollment.
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA over the last three years.
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Must provide a letter verifying community service which would have been completed in the last two years.
  • Essay: Why do you want to be an engineer?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Rebecca Kuzma Widdecombe Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending some type of higher education institution.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Essay: What community service activities have you participated in that would make you a deserving recipient of this scholarship?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Bob Dunn Memorial Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending some type of higher education institution or technical school.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Essay: Why do you think you deserve this scholarship?  Be sure to include specific instances of how you learned more effective ways of building strong academic skills and personal work habits to achieve the goal of post-secondary education.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Carol M. Nass Memorial Medical Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who declares an intention to major in a medical-type academic program in a post-secondary institution. 
  • Must have lived in the Girard School District for at least the most recent 4 years and attended GHS for at least 3 years, including senior year
  • Must have attained an overall 4-year (grades 9-12) grade level of 80% or higher.  
  • Must be involved in extracurricular activities in the school and community.
  • Essay: Why is a career in the medical field important to you and to the community?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

Donna Marasco Memorial Scholarship, $1,500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior.
  • Essay: Describe a development or addition to your local community that you feel would better the lives of those living there.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Girard/Lake City Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior attending a post-secondary institution.
  • Essay: Why do you believe you should  be considered for this scholarship?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Iszkula Family Scholarship, $1,500

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution (college, university, trade school, etc.) and show proof of acceptance.
  • Essay: What were the positive and negative aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools?  How do you believe it will change the future of public education?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

The Richard G. Payne Scholarship in Memory of Isabel Foye, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior with at least a 3.0 GPA who will be attending some type of higher education institution.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Submit an essay on: Why do you think you deserve this scholarship?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

Al Waller Scholarship, $2,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior who will be attending Edinboro University majoring in either an art-related field or education and show proof of acceptance.
  • Essay:  Describe what has influenced you to have an interest in your chosen major.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

Debby (Twichel) Mattson Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,000

  • Must be a GHS graduating senior with at least a 2.5 GPA who will be attending an accredited vocational or technical school, two-year, or four-year college or university.
  • Must volunteer for an organization or cause you believe in.
  • Must be involved in extracurricular activities, including (but not limited to): band, athletics, robotics, student government, etc.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Essay:  Outline your career aspirations, what motivated you, and how your community and family have shaped who you are.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Application
Past Recipients

 

If you have any questions about the scholarships listed above, contact your high school guidance counselor.

Scholarship availability subject to change.

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