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 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, theater arts.
For this reason, they have established a scholarship for students in the Bradford Area School District.

Amount: Approximately $2,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Bradford Area High School

Category: Performing Arts

  • A graduating Bradford Area High School Senior
  • Candidate must be planning to or has enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a post-secondary 4-year-degree in a performing arts program (Theatre, Music, Dance)
  • Be active in school and community activities

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 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 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 $500, 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

Inez Bull Piano Scholarship

Dr. Inez Stewart Bull was a woman of many interests and talents. Chief among her passions were music, music education and Norwegian-American relations, revolving primarily around her
distant cousin, the world-famous violinist Ole Bull.

Amount: Approximately $2,000, determined annually

Deadline: High School: check with guidance office for date, generally due mid-March. Non-traditional students: follow instructions below.

Category: Piano, Music

  • Graduate from Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties
  • Must be pursuing a degree in music field from any accredited college with a music department.
  • Preference given to piano majors, but other music majors will be eligible.
  • Financial need is important criteria

Ole Bull Violin Scholarship

Dr. Inez Stewart Bull was a woman of many interests and talents. Chief among her passions were music, music education and Norwegian-American relations, revolving primarily around her distant cousin, the world-famous violinist Ole Bull.

Amount: Approximately $2,000, determined annually

Eligibility: Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties. Graduating seniors and non-traditional students.

Category: Violin, Music

  • Graduate from Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron, Clinton Counties
  • Must be pursuing a degree in music field from any accredited college with a music department.
  • Preference given to violin majors, but other music majors will be eligible.
  • Financial need is important criteria

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.

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

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

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

Charmaine T Viola Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is one-time award in memory of Charmaine T. Viola who passed away August 25th, 2020.  Mrs. Viola was a graduate of BHS class of 1948 and attended nursing school.  She began working at Bradford Hospital when she graduated as an RN.  During her career with the hospital, she served in various capacities, including the Emergency Department and was instrumental in the creation of The Same Day Surgery Ward, where she worked until her retirement from Bradford Regional Medical Centre in 1992. Charmaine was active in her church and volunteered with the VNA and Hospice program.  Her family and friends established this scholarship to provide a Bradford Area High School student who wants to further their education in nursing with some financial assistance.

Amount:     $300

Eligibility:  Bradford Area High School Senior

Category:   Nursing

  • Graduate of Bradford Area High School pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Be accepted for admission to a college, university or other post-secondary institution pursuing a degree in Nursing.
  • Preference will be giving 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 should demonstrate good character, citizenship, integrity, leadership, loyalty, and a concern and compassion for his or her fellow students.