Scholarship categories are listed below. The color-coded icons below make it easy to scan the page to find scholarships of a particular interest.

Garrick S. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Garrick S. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 in memory of a young man who never met a stranger, was non-generational in friendships, had a passion for anything automotive, loved to play soccer and always had a willing hand to help. This scholarship was started to remember a young man who always wanted to help others and with this scholarship he will continue to do so. He fit an enormous amount of living into 19 short years on the earth and he was well loved.

Amount: A minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General, Vocational

  • A graduating Bradford Area High School Senior.
  • Candidate must be planning to or has enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificate vocational training with preference to automotive vocation. 
  • Show Academic success in automotive, carpentry, machine or electrical programs.
  •  Involvement in the school and community activities with preference given to students in Skills USA. Please provide an activity resume or list of activities and/or achievements.

Gloria V. Anderson Scholarship, Sponsored by the Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus

 

Gloria was a much admired Music Teacher and is also the founder and director of the Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus. Because of this the Singing Dutchmen are now highly acclaimed. They established and dedicated this scholarship in honor of her and the hard work she has put into music.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: High school students from Elk and Cameron Counties, and Bradford Area High School.  Must be an area or community where Singing Dutchman member resides.   

Category: Music education or performance

  • High school students from Elk and Cameron Counties, and Bradford Area High School.  Must be an area or community where Singing Dutchman member resides.
  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree in music education or music performance.

Andrus Family Good Citizenship Award – BAHS

This fund was established on behalf of the extended family of Don and Ethel Andrus. The Andrus name not only enjoyed  a high degree of eminence in oil circles of the nation, but was also recognized for outstanding civic leadership and unselfish philanthropic contributions. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who best exemplifies the following qualities of good citizenship: consideration for others; contributions to school and/or community; positive leadership qualities; ability to cooperate with others toward a common goal; and desire for self-improvement through continued
education.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General

  • Must be a graduating senior of Bradford Area High School and have attended BAHS for a minimum of two years
  • Must plan on enrolling in an accredited 2 or 4 year post-secondary school
  • Involvement in school and community activities. Attach an activity resume or list of activities and/or achievements.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

ARG Employee Scholarship

The ARG Employees Scholarship Fund was established by the ARG Employees Scholarship Committee in recognition of the hard work and determination demonstrated by its many employees, Leadership Team and owner. ARG will support the scholarship from proceeds raised through the annual ARG Golf Tournament  and/or any other fund-raisers established for this purpose.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: ARG employees’ children, grandchildren or legal dependents

Category: General

  • Graduating senior and anyone enrolled in a post-secondary program

Julianna Rose Barton Memorial Scholarship

Julianna Rose was born in 2003 and passed away when she was 10 years old. She had many physical restrictions, being a prisoner in her own body, but doctors described her as a miracle child.
Everyone that met Julianna fell in love with her, with her smile brightening every room and her giggles filling her home with love. The family established this scholarship to keep Julianna’s
memory alive and to help those students pursuing medical professions like the ones that supported Julianna Rose for her entire lifetime.

Amount: Approximately $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category: Medical Field

  • Graduating Senior from Bradford Area High School.
  • Pursuing a post-secondary 4-year degree in Nursing, Physician's Assistant, or other Health related   Therapies.
  • Be active in in school and community activities.
  • Show Academic merit.

Bradford Area Fire Department Scholarship Fund

Bradford City, Lewis Run, Rew, Derrick City, Bradford Township and Corydon Township Fire Departments came together in 2015 to fund this scholarship as a way to involve the younger generation with the volunteer fire service. With the steady decline of volunteers, it is imperative that more awareness is given to this issue. This scholarship recognizes the service of local Junior members of VF departments and the children or grandchildren of an active member in good standing. By offering this scholarship it expresses the appreciation for the time and work the members have committed to keeping their communities safe.

Amount: One award of $1000 and one award of $500  

Eligibility: Graduating High School Senior, relative of Fire Department member

Category: General

  • Graduating senior pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution, who is a Junior Member or a child or grandchild of an active or member in good standing of one of the following Fire Departments: Bradford City, Lewis Run, Rew, Derrick City, Bradford Township and Corydon Township.
  • Candidate must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Requires 2 references who have known the student for at least one year (one should be from the Chief of the appropriate fire department)
  • Applicants must demonstrate participation in community and extra-curricular volunteer activities, may be among the determining factors in awarding the scholarship.

Bradford Creative Performing Arts Center BCPAC Scholarship

One of BCPAC’s goals is to encourage and promote interest in the arts among area young people in the belief that it will foster their lifelong support of, and involvement in the creative and performing arts. For this reason, they have established a scholarship for students in McKean County School Districts.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: A McKean County graduating high school senior

Category: Creative and Performing Arts

  • A graduating senior from any McKean County High School
  • Candidate must be planning to or has enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a post-secondary 4-year-degree in a creative and performing arts program 
  • Be active in school and community activities related to the arts

Bradford Rotary Vocational Scholarship

The Bradford Rotary, who established this award, is part of a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and
take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in-our communities, and in ourselves. 

Amount: Two scholarships of a minimum of $500 each, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category: Vocational

  • Graduating Senior from Bradford Area High School
  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree or certification program in vocational related studies
  • Be active in school and community activities/service (must provide an activities resume)

Bradford High School Class of 1960 Scholarship

Members of the Bradford Area High School Class of 1960 established this fund to award a scholarship for a graduating senior at BAHS. The class members wanted to support the students in the area where they grew up and felt that this scholarship would be a good way to honor a home town student.

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category:

  • Must be a graduating senior of Bradford Area High School attending BHS for a minimum of 2 full years
  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year post-secondary school, business, trade school, or other post-secondary program.
  • Must be involved in both school and community activities. Attach an activity resume or list of activities and/or achievements.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Meet a minimum academic cumulative BAHS grade rating of the 75th percentile.
  • Demonstrate the following qualities through reference and essay; probability for success and high moral character.
  • Must not have been awarded more than two outside scholarships or financial incentives relative to his/her upcoming post-secondary educational studies, not counting this pending financial aide award.

BAHS & BCCHS Class of 1964 Scholarship

Members of the BAHS and BCCHS Classes of 1964 established this fund to award a scholarship for a graduating senior at BAHS. These class members wanted to support the students in the area where they grew up and felt that this scholarship would be a good way to honor a home town student.

Amount: Minimum of $1,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category: General

  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4-year post-secondary school.
  • Must be involved in both school and community activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be a graduating senior of Bradford Area High School attending BHS for a minimum of 2 full years

Cinderella’s Closet of Kane Scholarship

Cinderella’s Closet of Kane Scholarship

The Cinderella Closet of Kane was a community based program that provided low cost new and used prom/formal attire rentals to high school girls in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in McKean, Elk, Warren, Forest, Cameron and Potter counties. Due to a variety of reasons the board decided to close their doors in the summer of 2021. After everything was liquidated in the store, the remaining funds have established this one-time scholarship program for graduating senior girls in 2022 in Elk and McKean Counties.

Amount:            Eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2022

Eligibility:         Graduating female seniors from all Elk and McKean County high schools

Category:          Post-secondary education

  • Female senior students from Elk and McKean Counties
  • Post-secondary education
  • Be active in school and community
  • Demonstrate financial need

Martha A. Eddy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Martha A. Eddy was a life-long resident of Bradford. She was a 1965 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School. After high  school she attended Villa Maria College in Erie, and St. Bonaventure University in Alleghany, NY, graduating with her bachelor's and master's degree in education. She dedicated her career to elementary education, teaching at St. Bernard's School, Earl J. Hyatt and Hobson Place School until poor health and her battle with brain cancer forced her early retirement in 1975. Despite these health challenges, she continued her deep commitment to strong education for children, donating her time and money to Catholic education in Bradford as well as tutoring local students until her health declined significantly and she passed in 1990. This scholarship has been established in  her memory by her family for Bradford Area High School graduates pursuing a degree in education or a health related field.

Amount: Minimum $500: To be determined annually. 
Eligibility: Bradford area high school senior
Category: Vocational

  • BAHS graduating senior
  • Pursuing a degree from an accredited two 0r four-year post-secondary school in education or health related field
  • Demonstrate involvement in school and community activities
  • Show a minimum GPA of 3.0

Timothy S. Eyssen Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Timothy S. Eyssen Memorial Scholarship was established by Marguerite Folsom Eyssen in memory of her husband Timothy in 1981. In 2019 this scholarship was transferred to the McKean County Community Foundation from the Bradford Area School District.

Amount: Determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General

  • In lieu of the school’s policy of not identifying a Valedictorian and Salutatorian, the criteria for this scholarship will be open to those students who have attended Bradford Area High school for at least two years and achieve the distinction of Summa Cum Laude as described in the Student Handbook.
  • Must be attending a post-secondary institution.
  • Be active in school and community activities.

Bernard Feiro Memorial Golf Scholarship

This newly established scholarship is given in memory of Bernard Feiro. Bernard was an 11-year-old that was hit and killed by a golf ball in 1951 when he was caddying at a local golf course. His brother Hugh continues to have fond memories of his brother after 70 years and Hugh’s wife and daughter wanted to honor Hugh on his 85th birthday with the establishment of this scholarship in honor of his brother. This scholarship is open to any member of the Bradford Area High School golf  team.

Amount:  $500

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category: General, Member of golf team

  • Pursuing a post-secondary education
  • Member of the BAHS golf team
  • Senior at Bradford Area High School
  • Active in school and community
  • Student must be attending a post-secondary education institution

Thomas E. Frair Scholarship

Thomas Frair is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Forest Science and a M.S. in Forest Resources. He had a 38-year career as a private Forestry Consultant working primarily with private landowners in achieving short and long term forest management objectives. Tom is a lifelong resident of Lafayette Township in McKean County. He is the owner/operator of the Frair Haus Greenhaus & Gardens since 1995, growing wholesale and retail annual and herbaceous perennial flowers and vegetable plant starts. 

Tom established this fund to help aspiring students in the fields of interest that he has had for his entire life: forestry, horticulture, apiculture, plant science and general agriculture. He also hopes this scholarship will help a deserving student to defray some of the cost of pursuing their education. At the time of his undergraduate education Tom was seriously concerned about how he would ever be able to satisfy those financial obligations and he wants to assist another undergraduate student with some of his/her college expenses.

Amount:      $1,000
Eligibility:   McKean County High School and non-traditional students
Category:    Post-Secondary degree

• Post-secondary degree 2 or 4-year degree in forestry, agricultural horticulture, plant science, general agriculture, animal sciences with a preferable emphasis in apiculture or similar disciplines
• Be active in school and community activities
• Show academic merit - minimum GPA of 3.0
• Students are eligible to apply after high school even if they won in a previous year

Gigliotti-Plano Student Support Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Lawrence J. Plano, Alice Gilliotti Plano and Francis R. Gigliotti, parents of Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti and Stephen L. Plano. While growing up, both Dr. Gigliotti and Mr. Plano learned the importance of an education. As neither of their parents participated in higher education, they recognized the importance of education to the future of our nation and the world and that oftentimes students entering higher education need support. Establishment of this scholarship will provide BAHS students who want to further their education or career training to have additional financial support to meet their educational and personal goals.

Amount: Minimum $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category:

  • Graduating seniors of Bradford Area High School pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference will be given to a first-generation student attending a college, (those whose parents did not go to a post-high school institution) attending a college, university or other post-secondary institution. Should such a student not apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a student who meets the additional criteria.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic potential, a passion for learning and education, and motivation to complete a course of study in any major or technical field.

Samuel F. Heffner Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Samuel F. Heffner, Jr. created this scholarship in memory of his father in 1984. Samuel F. Heffner Sr. served the City of Bradford as the City Engineer, Superintendent of the Water Department and City Manager for forty-seven years. He showed concern and interest in the physical and mental well-being of others and an overwhelming interest in the community of Bradford. This  scholarship was held at the Bradford Area School District and transferred to the McKean County Community Foundation in 2019.

Amount: Determined annually
Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior
Category: Engineering

  • Must be a graduating senior of Bradford Area High School and have attended BAHS for a minimum of two years
  • Candidate must be planning to enroll in an accredited institution of high learning, pursuing a degree in Engineering.
  • Preference will be given to those who plan to return to the Bradford Region.
  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation in support of your candidacy for this award from a non-family member.
  • Preference will be given to a student that best exemplifies the following traits: A demonstrated interest in the community of Bradford; Scholarship, Leadership and Character; Honesty,c Integrity and Dedication; and a demonstrated concern and interest in the physical and mental well-being of others.
  • Be active in school and community activities.

Peyton Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Peyton Kirk attended the University of Pitt at Bradford where he was pursuing a Business Administration degree. Peyton excelled in hockey for the Bradford Blizzards where he played for many years. His passions included investments, personal finance, work and hanging out with friends. Peyton carried such traits as intelligence, grit, compassion, kindness, and joy that radiated towards the people he surrounded and was evident in the way he put others before himself. A scholarship fund has been started by his family to ensure a deserving student with Peyton’s values has the opportunity to continue their education.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School Senior

Category: General

  • High School Graduating Senior from Bradford Area High School
  • Pursuing a post-secondary education, (including 2 or 4-year school, or trade/technical school)
  • Be active in in school and community activities with a preference to an active hockey player

Pink Langianese Memorial Scholarship Fund

Michael A. Langianese III, better known as Pink, was a very community minded individual. He graduated in 1979 from Bradford Central Christian High School. For 40 years he worked and managed his family’s business, Bradford City Beers, Inc.  He ended his career at the Winery at Wilcox as the General Manager. Pink served on a variety of charitable committees throughout McKean County which included Ski for Cancer, Charity Golf events, and sponsored the Pine Acres Junior Golf Program. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and golfer. He so loved the outdoors. He was many things to many people, but his prized role was that of an extremely proud family man.

Amount: Minimum: To determined annually. 
Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior
Category: Vocational

  • BAHS graduating senior
  • Pursuing a post-secondary vocational career/tech program
  • Demonstrate need
  • Must have a minimum of a "C" average

Mary Mottey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mary Mottey was an English teacher at the Bradford Area High School and served as the National Honor Society advisor from 1964-1977. Mrs. Mottey had a love for learning and a desire to share and impart the joy of learning to others. She also had the ability to maintain a smile and composure regardless of life’s adversities. In 2019 this scholarship was transferred to the McKean County Community Foundation from the Bradford Area School District.

Amount: Determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General

  • A graduating Bradford Area High School Senior who is a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Candidate must be committed to pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Provide two (2) letter of recommendations.
  • Be active in school and community activities.

Elzear Kalstrom Schoch English Award

Elzear Kalstrom Schoch taught for 41 years as an English teacher, six of those years as a Religious Literature teacher in the secondary schools of Pennsylvania. She also taught for several decades at the Bradford Area High School. This scholarship was held at the Bradford Area School District and transferred to the McKean County Community Foundation in 2019.

Amount: Determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General

  • A graduating Bradford Area High School Senior.
  • Candidate must be planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.
  • Candidate must be enthusiastic for reading and writing, ability to interpret literature on several levels; such as the concrete, the abstract, and the symbolic, interest in poetry, and skill and originality in written composition.
  • Be active in school and community activities.

Rodney Schoch Band Scholarship Fund

Rodney Schoch served 33 years as a dedicated instrumental music teacher and gifted band director in the Pennsylvania public schools. He had taught for several decades at the Bradford Area High School. In 2019 this scholarship was transferred to the McKean County Community Foundation from the Bradford Area School District.

Amount: Determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General, Music

  • A graduating Bradford Area High School Senior.
  • Candidate must be planning to enroll in an accredited college or university majoring in either music or some other field of study.
  • Candidate must be a musician in the marching band and a least one other instrumental music program.
  • Be active in school and community activities.

Joe Stanko Memorial Scholarship

Joe Stanko died at the early age due to melanoma skin cancer and his family created this scholarship to memorialize his life. Joe was an active student and excellent in carpentry, drafting and welding. He was passionate about working with his hands and loved many sports. His strong work ethic began in high school. This scholarship will be awarded to the participant that resembles the qualities Joe valued most in life: family, friends, work, the outdoors and sports.

Amount: Minimum $1,000 each, determined annually

Eligibility: McKean County High Schools

Category:

  • Graduating Senior from any McKean County High School
  • Pursuing a post-secondary 1 to 4-year degree, certificate, or vocational program
  • Be active in school and community activities/service (must provide an activities resume)
  • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation and only one can be school related

Susan Swanson Memorial Scholarship

Susan Swanson was a lifelong resident of the Kane area and was involved in Pennsylvania's hardwood industry for over 40 years. She began her career by providing administrative support to her husband's logging business, then moving to Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) as an Administrative Assistant before taking over as the AHUG Executive Director in October of 1997. Under her leadership, AHUG fostered a reputation for being the "go-to" organization in our region on issues involving the hardwood industry, partnering with other agencies and organizations to tackle topics ranging from natural resources access to workforce and economic development. She forged strong working relationships on the local state and national level, and was as comfortable talking politics in Washington CD as she was spending a day in the woods with local school students.

The AHUG Board of Directors has established the Susan Swanson Memorial Internship Program to honor Sue's legacy and contribution to Pennsylvania's forests and forest products community.

This program will provide the annual intern with multiple job shadow experiences, exposing them to all sectors of the regional hardwood industry, along with AHUG and their affiliated partners. The goal of this program is to develop leaders and entrepreneurs with an understanding of industry needs and associated efforts to provide advocacy, promotion, education and economic development services in support of the continued growth of PA's hardwood industry.

Amount: $5000

Eligibility:

  • A current PA resident enrolled in post-secondary education program involving forestry, wood/forest products, natural resources or environmental management, environmental law, public policy or other curriculum as directed by the Selection Committee.
  • The student will serve an (8) eight-week internship with the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) with the North Central/Northwestern Pennsylvania Region.
  • Candidate must have completed 2 years of a 4-year program (junior or seniors only) and have interest in a career in any of the programs of study indicated in bullet one (I).
  • Student will be required to be available for an interview from the selection committee if requested.

Ernest C. Tanner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ernest C. Tanner, a distinguished citizen of Bradford, was a well- known individual and successful oil producer. This scholarship was transferred to the McKean County Community Foundation in 2019 from the Bradford Area School District.

Deadline: Check with guidance office for date. Generally due around mid-March.

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School senior

Category: General, Engineering

  • Must be a graduating senior of Bradford Area High School and have attended BAHS for a minimum of two years
  • Candidate must be planning to enroll in an accredited institution of high learning, pursuing a degree in Geology and/or Petroleum Engineering.
  • Preference will be given to a student that best exemplifies the following traits:
  • A demonstrated interest in the community of Bradford; Scholarship, Leadership and Character; Honesty, Integrity and Dedication; and a demonstrated concern and interest in the physical and mental well-being of others.
  • Be active in school and community activities.

Andrew Taylor Recognition Award

In memory of Andrew his family established this award to honor a Bradford High School graduate that is willing to serve their country. SFC Andrew Taylor was a 2000 Bradford Area High graduate and enlisted in the US Army in April of 2001. He completed four combat tours between Iraq and Afghanistan where he had served as platoon sergeant and Battalion Operations Sergeant.

Amount: Minimum $250 annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School, Enlisting in any branch of the military

Category:

  • Must be a graduating senior of Bradford Area High School
  • Candidate must be enlisted in any branch of the military after graduation
  • Be active in school and community activities
  • Show academic merit