WCCF accepting scholarship applications

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The Washington County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the following post-secondary scholarship funds:


• Clyde J. Tracanna/Washington Rotary Club Scholarship – $3,000 available for McGuffey, Washington and Trinity High School students involved in community service;


• Joseph P. Femiani Memorial Scholarship – 1,000, Peters Township students, community service;


• David O. and Sara F. Johnson Family Education Fund – $1,000, McGuffey students;


• Alice Boone Main Memorial Fund – $500, McGuffey students;


• Barry Clark Barto Memorial Scholarship Fund – $500, Burgettstown students, trade school;


• Buckholt Science Scholarship – $500, McGuffey students majoring in science;


• Burgettstown Junior/Senior High Student Council Leadership Scholarship Fund – $500, Burgettstown students active in Student Council;


• Arthur V. Ciervo Scholarship Fund – $500, Bethlehem-Center students;


• Margaret Pitek Ciervo Scholarship Fund – $500, Bethlehem-Center female students;


• Ronald T. Miller Scholarship Fund – $1,000, Peters Township students majoring in engineering;


• Charles Pappas Sr. Scholarship Fund – $1,500, Burgettstown students;


• Visiting Nurses’ Association Scholarship Fund – $3,00, second-year nursing students who are residents of Washington County;


• Curtis Wachter Memorial Scholarship Fund – $500, photography or photojournalism majors who are residents of Washington County – applications available through the Observer Reporter Photography Department;


• Dr. Paul Pipik Fund for Study in the Health Sciences – $750, Bethlehem-Center students who are majoring in health sciences;


• Kirk C. Moninger Fund – $200, Trinity students in the National Honor Society and varsity lacrosse;


• Elizabeth Plumer Memorial Scholarship Fund – $1,000, Trinity students who are majoring in education;


• D. Jack & Geraldine L. Gaido Memorial Fund – $4,000, Chartiers-Houston or Trinity students, or homeschooled students residing in these districts, who are majoring in business, medicine or theology;


• Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund – $500, Peters Township students who are majoring in music or music education;


• Ringgold Alumni Scholarship Fund – $250, Ringgold students;


• Sprowls College and Post Graduate Scholarship Fund – $1,000, Fort Cherry students, with preference given to students demonstrating a passion for the humanities;


• Kerns Family Scholarship Fund – $1,000, McGuffey students/Future Farmers of America who are majoring in agriculture;


• John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund – $14,000, residents of Washington County whose parent is employed or volunteers as a first responder in Washington County;


• Burgettstown Lions Scholarship Fund – $1,000; Burgettstown students for community service;


• Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence – $500 available, Burgettstown students;


• Black Family Scholarship – $2,000, Avella or West Greene students who are majoring in agriculture, education or nursing;


• Rebecca Sarah Rogers – $1,000, Washington students who are majoring in education;


• Linda LeFever Scholarship Fund – $1,000, Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon students who reside in Washington or Allegheny counties;


• Scholarship Fund for the Arts – $250, Chartiers-Houston students who are majoring in the arts;


• Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship Fund – $500, Western Area Career & Technology Center students;


• Ryan Johnston & Vaughn Johnston Scholarship Fund – $1,000, McGuffey students;


• Chapman Family Scholarship Fund – $20,000, students graduating from any high school in Washington or Greene counties attending any post-secondary school, including trade and technical schools;


• CAS/Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund – $1,000, students graduating from any high school in Washington or Greene counties, with preference given to former students of the Community Action Southwest Head Start program;


• Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund – $2,000 , students graduating from any high school in Washington County, with preference givent to seniors from McGuffey;


• Washington Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship – $4,500, students graduating from any high school in Washington County.


All applications must be received by WCCF by April 1 and must include a copy of the student’s completed FASFA form. To learn more about each of the scholarships, students should visit www.wccf.net. Applications can be printed from the website or obtained through school guidance counselors, where applicable.


Since it began its scholarship program in 1996, WCCF has granted nearly $782,000 in scholarships to local students.


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