Local Scholarships

The United Way will be offering the Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship in the amount of $6,300 to a graduating senior within Lackawanna or Wayne County who is actively involved in community service in programs funded by United Way, and who has been accepted to 4 year, 2 year, or trade school. Criteria for this scholarship includes: demonstrate commitment through community service activities, financial need (FAFSA score required), and academic achievement (minimum 2.5 GPA), and a letter of recommendation from community service organization director. Details and Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen in HHS office. All application materials, including high school transcript, must be mailed and received by: March 31, 2018

United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties

ATTN: Community Service Scholarship Committee

PO Box 526

Scranton, PA 18501-0526

Announcement - Mike Munchak

The LIAA Scholarship will offer a scholarship to a student athlete who is planning on attending college in the fall of 2016. Criteria includes class rank top 5%, SAT/ACT scores, sports/seasons at varsity level, involvement in activities and clubs, and an essay is required. Nomination Process Required. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline to submit to Mrs. Swendsen:

American Legion Essay Contest - Grades 9-12 ~ 2018 Essay Contest Brochure can be found on the link. DEADLINE: January 18, 2018 - Please submit to Mrs. Swendsen.


The Mike Rowe Works Foundation is offering a 100% tuition free scholarship for one of Midwest Technical Institute's workforce training programs in a number of mechanical, trade, allied health, and transportation career fields. Students must be entering one of the following MTI campuses: Springfield, IL, East Peoria, IL, Moline, IL, Springfield, MO, Brownsburg, IN, Horn Lake, MS, Ridgeland, MS.For more information on how to apply please visit www.mikeroweWORKS.com. The deadline will be announced. http://www.mikeroweWORKS.com

The Northeastern PA Audubon Society will award a $4,000 scholarship to a student majoring in environmental field such as Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, Fish, Game, or Wildlife Management, Ecology and/or Environmental Science at an accredited two or four year college or university. The scholarship is awarded in increments of $1,000 per year for each year of the degree program. Information and application form for this scholarship can be found at http://www.nepaaudubon.org/about/scholarships/. DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #63 is pleased to announce two annual scholarships at $500, open to any eligible senior who intends to pursue a career in criminal justice or become a Municipal Police Officer. Criteria: Must be a senior in good standing, maintain a “B” average, must have no disciplinary problems in or out of school and complete an essay. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen and must be received by the F.O.P. Lodge # 63 Scholarship at 42 Meadowlark Lane, Honesdale, PA. 18431. Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Kids’ Chance of Pa. Scholarship is offering a scholarship to students who plan to attend a vocational school or college after graduation, and are children of PA workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work related accident resulting in financial hardship. Students may qualify for consideration of awards up to several thousand dollars. Information and applications can be found on Kids’ Chance of Pa at: http://www.kidschanceofpa.org.

An Athletic Award is being offered to one male and one female based upon Essay Topic "How High School Athletics Has Impacted My Life". Download the NIAA Student Athlete Scholarship Application (Fillable PDF) and for all details go to www.niaaa.org/niaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarlship/

Honesdale Freedom Lodge #88 is pleased to offer a fraternal benefit of a scholarship to help our young neighbors grow into future leaders. The Lodge recognizes the need for higher education and the increasing cost of obtaining this goal. This $500 scholarship is now awarded annually to qualified Honesdale High School graduating students who will be attending college or a vocational program after graduation. Eligibility requirements are: the student must be a HHS student in good standing for two years prior to the application deadline. The student may only win the scholarship once. The student must show proof of a cumulative average of 3.0 or B average each year. The student must be accepted as a full time student at a College/University or Vocational/Technical Institution for an entire school year. A copy of the verification must be included. Please request an application from Mrs. Swendsen. You must request a high school transcript from your Guidance Office. Deadline: April 1, 2018 (Late applications will not be accepted.)

The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) is pleased to announce that they are once again offering a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies. The criteria for the scholarship are: You must be a resident of PA or Delaware, a high school senior, and it must be used towards a post-secondary education program. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: March 23, 2018

The Albert O. Miller, Dorothy Tozer Miller and Savona Commandery #89 Scholarship Fund has announced that 1 scholarship of $1000 renewable for up to 4 years ($5,000) will be awarded. Information will be available from Mrs. Swendsen shortly. Scholarship applications can be picked up at any location of The Honesdale National Bank also. The scholarship application IS available on the bank's website: www.hnbbank.bank in the ABOUT US SECTION. Application deadline: May 11, 2018

The Dime Bank will offer one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who will pursue a degree in Business or a related business major such as accounting, economics, marketing, etc. in an accredited school of higher education. No essay is required. Interested students should request an application from Mrs. Swendsen.The deadline to submit the application to Mrs. Swendsen is: April 13, 2018

The Wayne County Arts Alliance Visual & Performing Arts Student Scholarships will be awarded to one student from each of the three local school districts. Senior must be pursuing a secondary education degree in a visual arts medium. The student must email application information as described on WCAA information sheet to wcaascholaships@gmail.com.

The Wayne County Community Foundation Scholarships include the following awards.Students must obtain and submit applications online from our website www.waynefoundation.org. Deadline to submit: APRIL 1, 2018. WCCF will begin accepting applications on FEBRUARY 1, 2018. All applicants must be Wayne County residents. An official high school transcript must be sent to WCCF office from HHS Guidance Office. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY WCCF OUTSIDE OF WINDOW DATES. REMIND WILL BE SENT WHEN POSTED.

NOTE: In completing the application to Wayne County Community Foundation online, a student may be eligible for any scholarship underlined below as determined by the WCCF Scholarship committee.

Edwin J. Thomas Scholarships – 3 @$1,000 each

Leon Scudder Scholarships - 10 @ $2,000 each

Wayne County Community Foundation Scholarships – 5 @ $1,000

Aaron Hocker Memorial Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000 Scholarship (Health Care Field)

Luke Rickard Memorial Scholarship- 1 @ $1,000 – (HHS Seniors only)

Jeri Bigart Memorial Scholarship - 2 @ $1,500 – (Vocational/Tech.)

Wayne/Pike Medical Society - $500.00 for 4 years - $2,000 total (Health Care Field)

Robert and Inger Stovall Scholarship $1,500 (HHS Seniors only)

Robert Zabady Scholarship- 1 @ $2000 – (Health Care or Culinary Arts)

Marilyn and Jerry Swendsen Scholarship- 1@ $1,000 (HHS Student/Engineering)

Seelyville Union Church Scholarship- 1 @ $500 – (Theology/Missionary)

Drs. Phillip and Rosita Liu Scholarship - 1@ $2,000 – (Health Care)

Drs. Bette and Lawrence Caruth Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000 – (Health Care) Based on community service, academic achievement, and need.

William E. Schwarz Memorial Scholarship – 1 @ $2,500 (HHS, WAHS, WWHS graduates majoring in careers associated with the Automobile Industry)

Wayne County Bar Association Scholarship - 1 @ $1,000 (Pre-Law/Criminal Justice/Forensic Science)

Earl R. Riefler Pre-Medical Memorial Scholarship1 @ $1,000 (Pre-Med.)

James Rowe and Alice Box Memorial Scholarship - 1 @ $1,000- (HHS Vocational/ Technology)

Akers Memorial Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000 (Math Education, Forestry, or Agri-Business)

Honesdale Lions Club Scholarship - 1 @ $1,000 (Optometry Major)

Human Resources Foundation Scholarship - 2 @ $1000 (Major in Human Services i.e. Sociology, Psychology, Education)

John G. and Eleanor P. Rickert Memorial Scholarship - 1 @ $2000 (HHS graduate majoring in education)

The Pleasant Valley Grange is pleased to announce their scholarship for high school seniors. One (1) scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a student furthering their education in agriculture or related fields such as, but not limited to: forestry, environmental science, veterinary medicine or tech., technology program, or natural gas industry. Criteria include: Student must reside in Wayne County, be currently enrolled as a senior in high school, state a reason for applying for this scholarship, a Principal’s recommendation and character reference letter, transcript of courses completed, and a biographical statement, including educational background and reasons for applying for this award. Students may see Mrs. Swendsen for details and application. Applications must be mailed to address on application. Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Jennifer Killam Memorial Scholarship presented by the Honesdale Area Jaycees will award 1 - $1000 scholarship. Criteria includes: post-secondary plans, community service, volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, awards and an essay. Please see Mrs. Swendsen for the application. Deadline to submit to Mrs. Swendsen: May 11, 2018

The Pennsylvania Land Surveyor’s Foundation was established to promote, improve, and encourage the profession and practice of land surveying in the Commonwealth. Scholarships in varying amounts will be awarded to PA residents pursuing an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors. Complete instructions for applying, eligibility requirements and applications are available at http://www.psls.org/scholarship. Applications are also available from Mrs. Swendsen. Official transcript is required. Deadline:

The Jay Saunders Memorial Scholarship is awarding $1,000.00 to a senior who has made positive contributions to both school and community through participation in extracurricular activities, sports, and community service. Candidates must submit an essay via email to mikcay@msn.com highlighting those qualities they possess and their engagement in activities as listed above. What have you done in your past four years and what future plans do you have which would qualify you for this award? Application deadline will be announced.

The Christopher Ciarrocchi Memorial is offering a $500 award to a recipient who is planning on pursuing a four year degree in Pre-Law, Political Science, Philosophy, or a related field. Student will submit a short essay on how and why this field was chosen. Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit application to Mrs. Swendsen: April 25, 2018

The Laurel Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior with plans to continue their education, who exemplifies good citizenship and high moral character. Applications available in HHS office. Submit to Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: April 27, 2018

The Pike Wayne Trout Unlimited Scholarship - They are offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans on attending a two or four year post-secondary institution and majoring in aquatic biology, fisheries management or technician, or any major dealing with the environment. Students intending to get into fields including Fracking or the Natural Gas Industry WILL NOT QUALIFY. The student should download a WHSD General Scholarship Application form at www.waynehighlands.org, through the HHS Guidance tab. An essay must accompany the application. The deadline to submit application to Mrs. Swendsen:

The Pike/Wayne License Beverage Association will award an $1,000 scholarship to an area senior majoring in restaurant management or culinary arts. Criteria includes need, grades and activities. Students may obtain the application from Mrs. Swendsen and submit the completed application to her. Deadline: May 18, 2018

The Wayne County Business and Professional Women will award 4 - $500 scholarships to senior boys or girls majoring in business, education, medical, and trade. Criteria includes academics, essay, need, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Winners will attend an awards dinner ceremony to receive the award. Deadline: April 10, 2018

The Kate Frisch Carmody Memorial Scholarship ($1000) will be awarded to a student planning to pursue a career in Cosmetology or related field. Community service and volunteerism will be highly considered. Essay is required. Application is available from Mrs. Swendsen in HHS office. Deadline to submit to Mrs. Swendsen: May 15, 2018

The Walter Markowski/Joe Chwalek Memorial Scholarship ($1000) will be awarded to a high school senior who plans to further education beyond high school. Applications are available at HHS Guidance Office. Student must have wrestled for at least 2 consecutive seasons.Letter of acceptance to college or technical school as well as completed application is required. Email: c_lew07@yahoo.com. Deadline:

The Tyler Paul Whitman Memorial Scholarship ($1000) will be awarded to a HHS senior who is genuinely interested in becoming involved or has been involved in suicide prevention and awareness.A 250 word essay on suicide prevention with statistics on suicide and available resources is required as part of the application. Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application.The deadline to submit the application to Mrs. Swendsen is:

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Counseling Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior who meets the following criteria: academic excellence (top 10% of class), extracurricular involvement, community service, and proof of acceptance to either a 2 or 4 year college or technical school.Pick up an application from Mrs. Swendsen. The deadline to submit your application:___________ . Applications should be emailed to ajordan@ctclc.edu OR faxed to 570-877-6013.

Zumper Apartment Rental is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for Wayne Highlands School District to outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way.Maybe you started a club, raised funds for a charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus.Whatever it is, Zumper Apartments would love to hear about it!

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The Beech Grove Grange Scholarship - Three $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded.Applications must be received by: May 10, 2018. Closest consideration will be given to applicants in agriculture, animal sciences and environmentally sustainable courses of study. Please complete the Wayne Highlands School District General Application and attach a transcript. Essay required. Email to this address.[pamalabox@gmail.com] OR submit application to Mrs. Swendsen.

2018 Pennsylvania American Legion 81st Essay Contest – Students will submit essays to Mrs. Swendsen by January 18, 2018. (Grades 9-12) Essay Contest Rules and Regulations can be found at: http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/

The Christopher Duda Memorial Scholarship - $500.00. Criteria: OPEN TO ANY SENIOR. First preference may be given to an athlete. Student must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college/technical school. An essay must accompany the application. Essay: Who or what has motivated you to pursue post high school education? How have extra-curriuclar activities and team spirit affected you and your decision regarding a career choice? Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application and return it to Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: April 25, 2018

The Jeremy J. Hiller Scholarship – $500.00 scholarships. Complete Scholarship Application which includes short answer essay questions (1 paragraph minimum per essay ~ Essays should contain detailed and meaningful responses). Applications are to be emailed to jeremy.hiller.scholarship@gmail.com. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen, but preference is to access information and use fill in application via the link. Deadline: April 15, 2018


The Women’s Club of Honesdale Scholarship – 3 awards @ $1,000.00 each. Criteria: GPA considered, community service, extra-curricular activities, future plans for education, and work experience. One of the scholarships will be awarded to a student pursuing a technical/vocational program. Visit the Women's Club website www.womensclubof honesdale.com for information about their services in our school community. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs. Swendsen. (PLEASE BE SURE TO LIST YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE.) Deadline: April 13, 2018

Horizon Dental Care Scholarship - $500.00 Scholarship for senior pursuing a dental care field. Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application.A high school transcript is required. Deadline:

John P. and Elizabeth Knash Memorial Scholarship - $500.00 to a high school senior that will be entering a course of study in horticulture, floral design, agriculture, or related fields. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Application must be submitted to Mrs. Swendsen NO LATER than 12:00 noon on April 30, 2018:

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship - $500.00 award is offered to a graduating senior who attends school in the Lackawaxen Watershed and who intends to follow a career in environmental conservation. Information and application is available on the website http://lackawaxenriver.org. A second award is available to alumni of schools in the Lackawaxen Watershed. See Mrs. Swendsen with questions. Deadline: April 12, 2018

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary – Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Scholarship – The WMH Auxiliary offers a scholarship to seniors pursuing a career in nursing.Criteria includes: academics, community involvement, need, and an interview.Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: May 12, 2018

Milford Valley Quilters Guild Scholarship – A $1,000.00 scholarship OR two $500.00 scholarship is offered to a high school senior who has been accepted by a college to further his/her education in the field of art: graphic design, oil, watercolor, acrylic painting, mixed media, sculpture, fashion design, fabric design, photography, interior design or other related field (excluding the performing arts.) Details and applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Submit application to Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: April 30, 2018

Albert O. Miller, Dorothy Tozer Miller, and Savona Commandery #89 Scholarship (HNB) – One $1,000.00 scholarship renewable up to 4 years (Possible total of $5,000.00). Scholarship applications may be found at www.hnbbank.com. Deadline: May 11, 2018

Northeasters Barbershop Chorus, Honesdale Chapter Scholarship - $350.00 award to a student who will be pursuing further education in the field of music at a college, junior college, or special arts school. A music teacher recommendation is required. Please complete a HHS General Scholarship Application Form and submit to Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: April 25, 2018

Penn State University Wayne/Pike Alumni Association Scholarship - The Wayne/Pike Chapter awards a scholarship to a high school graduate who will be a full time student at any PSU campus. Student must be in good academic standing 3.0 or above. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: April 13, 2018

Dr. William J. Perkins Scholarship – Cold Spring Chapel and Christian Society – One $500.00 award to a senior pursuing a career in Agriculture. Financial need is highly considered. Applications are available on WHSD website under Guidance - WHSD General Scholarship application. Deadline to return applications to Mrs.Swendsen:

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau - $500.00 scholarship to qualified Pocono Mountains area high school seniors seeking a degree in Hospitality Management, Travel & Tourism Management, Culinary or Recreation and Leisure Service Management field of studies. Details and deadline to be announced.

The Rotary “Four Way Test” Scholarship – Rotary is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to a senior who will be attending a two or four-year post-secondary institution.Criteria includes: extra-curricular activities, employment, community service and an essay based upon the following questions:Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendship? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application. Deadline:

Society of Women Engineers – The Lehigh Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers offers an annual award in the amount of $5,000 to a woman who plans to major in engineering. An electronic copy of the application can be found on the website: http://lv.swe.org/scholarhsips.html.

Wayne-Pike County Farm Bureau – The "Agriculture, the Heart of a Growing Wayne-Pike County" scholarship is offered to deserving high school seniors who have a long-term interest in agriculture and its many varied positive impacts on our area. Students/families do not have to be members of the Farm Bureau to apply. Information and applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen in HHS office. Deadline: March 1, 2018. Submit to Mrs. Swendsen no later than February 27, 2018.

Robert J. Hafner Scholarship (AM Skier Agency) - $1,000 scholarship to a Wayne Highlands graduating students who plans a career in law or insurance. Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit the application to Mrs. Swendsen:

R.E.S.C.U.E. Benjamin B. Stone Memorial Scholarship ~ Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains $550 award to a student whose future plans includes protecting the environment. Information available online. An essay is required addressing past environmental interests and accomplishments and describing future plans to protect the environment. Applications are completed online at community-foundation.org/scholarships. Applications available online February 15, 2017. Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018

NOTE: Please advise Mrs. Swendsen when applying - Her email address is required on your application for the transcript.


Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Foundation - This scholarship is available to children of PACB member institutions' employees and directors. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who are planning to attend an accredited college, university, or community college on a full-time basis. Application packet available from Mrs. Swendsen, HHS office. [Website: www.pacb.org] Application must be postmarked by: Friday, February 23, 2018

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary / Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial ScholarshipCriteria: Student must provide the scholarship committee with an acceptance letter from the college or university the student will attend stating that Nursing is the major. Amount to be determined. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. The deadline to submit the application packet is: May 11, 2018

Anthracite Golf Association Scholarship – 2017 AGA Scholarship Applications are now available online.Deadline is 6:00 PM – ____________________.Log on to: www.anthracitegolf.org.Applications are also available from Mrs. Swendsen.

Judith Newman Silberlicht Memorial Scholarship – This $500 scholarship is based upon service to the school and community.First preference is given to a worthy student who has a family member involved in the Honesdale-Hawley Duplicate Bridge Club.Interested students should complete the Wayne Highlands General Scholarship Application and email to: skingp31@aol.com. Deadline:

Wayne Conservation District – Perry/Westgate Memorial Scholarship – A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in Wayne County over a two-year period. Student must be entering an agricultural, conservation, or environmentally oriented curriculum. Rules and applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline to submit application to Mrs. Swendsen: April 4, 2018

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship – A $1,500 scholarship is offered to seniors meeting the following criteria: Accepted to a community/urban forestry; arboriculture or related field of study; be accepted to a technical school, college, or university; provide proof of acceptance; 3 references.Rules and Applications are available on the website: nthardwoods.org. Click on the scholarship tab. Deadline to submit application is: April 30, 2018.

The Cherry Ridge Chapter 283 of the Experimental Aircraft Association – The Scholarship is offered to a high school senior who is planning to attend a two or four year college, or technical school in the fall of 2018 and pursue a major in general aviation, mechanical aviation training, aerospace design, aeronautical engineering, or pilot training towards commercial flying. The amount of the scholarship is to be determined. Application forms are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: May 10, 2018

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 114 Scholarship – Eligibility: Student must have either a parent or grandparent who is a disabled veteran of the armed services. Student must be planning to further their education (2 or 4-year college, junior college, technical school or other career institute. Application cards are available from Mrs. Swendsen in HHS office.

Delaware Highlands Conservancy – The Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship – $1000 Scholarship for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in land stewardshipand/or environmental studies, especially those applicable to the needs of the Upper Delaware River region. Applications are now available from Mrs. Swendsen at HHS office. Deadline: March 27, 2018

Delaware Highlands Conservancy – The Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship – $1000 Scholarship for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in education or environmental studies. Applications are now available from Mrs. Swendsen at HHS office. Deadline: March 27, 2018

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance - Stanley J. Segal Scholarship - One $500.00 visual arts scholarship is being offered. Student is responsible to submit application and portfolio to DVAA. For additional information and to access the application, visit the site below and click on "Opportunities." Deadline: May 4, 2018


Lackawanna College - Community Opportunity Scholarship (Lake Region Center) - This scholarship was developed in 2013 to afford local commuter students the opportunity to complete their academic aspirations without incurring the burden of student loans. The actual amount of the the award is the applicant's tuition balance after all financial aid (grants) have been applied. Limited to two academic years. Information and applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline:

Conservation & Natural Resource Office Program (S.E.E.D.S.) is accepting applications for Spring, 2017. Visit the website: https://www.seedsgroup. Details to follow.

WVIA - Making a Difference: Great Teachers, 2017-2018 Essay Contest - Sponsored by: Pennsylvania College of Technology - Penn State. Student must write a 500 or less word essay about the school teacher who has had the most positive impact on his/her life. Contest rules are available from Mrs. Swendsen or visit http://www.wvia.org/education. Student is responsible for submitting essay and application to andreaoneill@wvia.org by: Deadline: February 25, 2018

Wyoming Valley Field Hockey Official Scholarship - 3 - $500.00 scholarships. Criteria: June, 2017 high school graduate, High School Field Hockey team at least 2 years, student must be accepted to a post secondary academic institution. Applications from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline:

The Cinderella's Closet of NEPA Scholarship of the Scranton Area Foundation - A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one female who has demonstrated the following criteria: 25 or more volunteer hours documented for a non-profit organization in Northeast PA, grade point average of 3.0 or greater, and plans to pursue a post-secondary school education. A written character reference must be provided. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: April 1, 2018

Honesdale Fraternal Order of Eagles Scholarship - Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must complete the General Scholarship Application and submit to Mrs. Swendsen. Criteria : Student is accepted to a post-secondary institution, community service, and financial need. Deadline: April 27, 2018

Wayne Highlands Education Association Scholarship - This scholarship is open to students in WHSD who are pursuing a four-year degree in education. Application is available from Mrs. Swendsen. Completed application should be submitted to Mrs. Swendsen. Deadline: May 4, 2018

SEEDS Sustainability Essay Scholarship - Please reference the details below. Deadline: May 18, 2018

SEEDS Offers a $1000 Scholarship for Best Sustainability Essay

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA will issue a $1000 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior (Pennsylvania resident) for the best essay about the following:

How can the United States promote economic growth and clean energy at the same time? How can rural communities like northeast Pennsylvania do the same?

This scholarship will be in memory of Michael “Jake” Burkhardt, Western Wayne Class of 2015.

Local high school seniors are encouraged to submit an essay via email to scholarship@seedsgroup.net on or before 8:00 pm Friday May 18, 2018. The essay may be in the text of the email or in a Microsoft Word file, and should be between 600 and 1600 words in length.Seniors from Western Wayne High School, Honesdale High School, Wallenpaupack Area High School, and Canaan Christian Academy are eligible, as well as home-schooled seniors who reside within the areas covered by those high schools.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of SEEDS volunteers based on the responsiveness to the topic, the persuasiveness, logic, and cohesiveness of the ideas presented, and other criteria that the panel considers appropriate after reviewing the essays.As always, incorrect grammar and spelling will not be viewed favorably, and plagiarism will disqualify an essay.The panel members will review the essays without having access to any of the students’ information, including the students’ names.

The winner will be notified by the week of May 21st. The scholarship funds will be issued directly to the college specified by the student.

Applications must include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Parent/Guardian Name(s) and Address
  • Current High School (or “Home-schooled” if that is the case)
  • Proposed Field of Study
  • Name of College you will be attending in the fall
  • Essay

The winner cannot be related to any SEEDS staff or board members. By submitting an essay, you are agreeing that SEEDS can use the essay or excerpts from it for publication or other uses, with your name as the author.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA is a local non-profit environmental education organization that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living in our region. Our goals include improving the health of our environment and local economy through energy savings and independence.For more information, visit www.seedsgroup.net or email jocelyn@seedsgroup.net.

Wayne Pike Building Industry Association, Inc. Scholarship - Scholarship is offered to students entering a trade field. Application and essay "Why did you choose to continue your education in the building industry?" required. See Mrs. Swendsen for application. Deadline:

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship - $300 - First Place; $200 - Second Place; $100 - 3rd Place; awards provided by the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Student must submit a 300 word essay on "Thanking a Veteran for his/her service." Details and Application are available at vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/continuing-education/. Essays should be submitted to Mrs. Swendsen, HHS office.

Deadline: April 30, 2018


Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics - 2018 Blair E. Caboot Memorial Scholarship - $750 scholarship - Applicant must excel in mathematics and have future plans in a mathematics-related field. To apply, students must complete the online form, provide a transcript and submit a letter of recommendation from the student's mathematics teacher (required). https://goo.gl/forms/vET7qwsf31ncpKz93. The application window is open now through March 16, 2018. Questions may be directed to Vincent Pricci, Student Awards Chairman, at vpricci@gmail.com.

109th Infantry Regiment Association - The association is offering $1,000.00 scholarships to children and grandchildren of Gold Star Families, members and veterans of the 109th Infantry Regiment. Applications are available from the association website under the Documents tab. DEADLINE: April 15, 2018


Wayne County Grown Scholarship - Local members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture have established a scholarship in the minimum amount of $500.00. It will be awarded to students who plan to study for careers related to sustainability in Agriculture, Conservation, Renewable Natural Resources, the Environment, Education, and Science occupations. See Mrs. Swendsen for application. DEADLINE: April 14, 2018

C.O.A.L. Foundation Scholarship - Sports Scholarship - Criteria: class rank, sports lettered in and years lettered, sport intending to participate in at the college level. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen, however, student MUST submit application. DEADLINE: April 16, 2018

Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens Scholarship - $1,000 - Students who have demonstrated a commitment to farming, are presently a HHS student living in Wayne County, participated or are presently participating in 4-H programs and are enrolled in the FFA program at HHS are eligible. Applications are available from Mrs. Swendsen. Students are responsible for submitting application to UDRBC no later than the DEADLINE: April 27, 2018.