2019 - 2020 Scholarships

  • Below is a list of current scholarships available for Mercer High School Seniors of which we have been notified. In addition, students can search scholarships on the internet, check with your parents' employers, banks, member organizaitons and the financial aid website of the college or school you choose to attend.


    Feel free to email Mrs. Wamboldt at jwamboldt@mercer.k12.pa.us with any questions.

    Updated 5/22/2020

Scholarship Opportunities (download & print)

  • Berkshire Hathaway Dream...Innovate...Grow
    Deadline: January 3, 2020
    Seniors who plan to further their education at a trade school, college or university are qualified to apply. Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and the qualities of leadership, volunteerism, character and positive attitude. Click here for the application.

    PSSDAR (Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarship
    Deadline: February 15, 2020 (postmarked)
    Three different scholarships are offered by the Pennsylvania DAR organization. Click here for the application.

    Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance
    Deadline: March 1, 2020
    Any student in grades 9 - 12 may enter. Write an essay on the assigned topic. Prizes range from  $200 - $1,000. Click here for more information.

    American Society of Highway Engineers "B.J. Smith" Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31, 2020
    The applicant must be attending or planning to attend college with a civil engineering or transportation/highway related fields. Considerations will include scholastic achievement, application presentation, extra-curricular activities, community service, character and financial need. Scholarship is minimum $500.  Click here for the application.

    P.E.O. Sara A. Winland Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31, 2020
    This $300 scholarship is open to high school senior girls planning to pursue higher education in the fall. Criteria include overcoming challenges and academic achievement.  Click here for the application.

    Greenville Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Award
    Deadline: April 6, 2020
    This $1,000 award is for a graduating senior involved in music and seeking to continue studies and/or further their education in the field of music. Click here for the application.

    Allegheny Health Network Grove City Volunteers: Mary Ellen Liggitt Healthcare Scholarship
    Deadline: April 15, 2020
    This $1,000 scholarship is offered to assist area students interested in preparing for a career in healthcare service.  Click here for the application.

    Frank J. Nagy Scholarship Fund
    Deadline: April 20, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
    (Formerly known as the Shenango Valley Urban League Scholarship Fund)
    This scholarship is open to Mercer County high school seniors attending a college or university in the fall. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Click here for the application.

    Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation Community Service Scholarship
    Deadline: April 24, 2020
    One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is furthering thier education at postsecondary institution. This scholarship was created in memory of Jamie Ellenberger, a young man who thrived in his community despite adversity. Click here for the application.

    YSU Essay Contest
    Deadline: Extended to April 30, 2020 (Originally March 31, 2020)
    Any 9-12th grade student may enter the 1st Annual YSU Mahoning Valley High School Essay Contest. The essay question on Economics is listed. Prizes range from $100 to $500.  Click here for the application.

    Mechanical Contractors Association: Foster McCarl, Jr. Scholarship
    Deadline: May 1, 2020
    Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing an education in Plumbing/HVAC, Mechanical Engineering, Construction/Project Management, Architecture or other construction related major.  Click here for the application.

    The Barbara Kennis Memorial Mercer Education Association Scholarship
    Deadline: May 5, 2020
    This scholarship is open to any Mercer senior who is planning to major in education.  Click here for the application.

    John William George Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: May 9, 2020
    Three $500 scholarships will be awarded among 12 Mercer County high schools. You must be a senior planning to pursue higher education. Click here for application.

    Mercer Optimist Club Scholarship Grant
    Deadline: May 11, 2020
    This scholarship is for Mercer High School seniors who will further their education in any field. A group of 6-8 students will be chosen from the applicant pool to be interviewed (in some form) before final winners are selected. Click here for the application.

    Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Scholarship
    Deadline: May 13, 2020
    Two $800 scholarships are available to Mercer High School seniors furthering their education in the field of medicine at a 2 or 4 year school. Click here for the application.

    R.R. Wright Scholarship
    Deadline: May 15, 2020
    Any graduating senior planning to further his/her education at a college, university, business or trade school is eligible. Applicant's family adjusted gross income must not exceed $120,000 to apply. Click here for the application.

    Carl H. Alexander Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: May 18, 2020
    To be eligible for this award, you must be a Mercer High School graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0, planning to major in a business-related field at a post-secondary institution. Click here for the application.

    Timothy Reed McConnell Scholarship
    Deadline: May 18, 2020
    This $1,000 scholarship is for Mercer High School seniors who have plans to further their education in any field. This award is renewable for four years. Click here for the application.

    Fredonia Lions Club Scholarship
    Deadline: Extended to June 5, 2020 (Originally April 15, 2020)
    The Fredonia Lions Club is a very active public service organization. They are sponsoring two $1,000 scholarships for Mercer High School seniors who are going on to further their education in any field. Click here for the application.