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.

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.

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.

Scott M. Hickey Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by Scott’s wife Jeanne to honor a man with an incredible
integrity, a strong work ethic, honest, fair and fun loving. Scott was a Licensed Master
Electrician, owner of Hickey Electric. Scott was professionally trained and an expert in the
electrical field, his well-known motto was “Wiring is No Hobby”.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Kane Area High School

Category:

  • High School graduating senior from Kane Area High School
  • Pursuing a post-secondary diploma or certificate from a vocational or trade school with preference given to those pursuing a field in electrical studies.
  • Be active in school and community activities
  • One letter of recommendation is required

Kane Day School Alumni Scholarship

The Kane Day School is a learning environment dedicated to educating, caring about and nurturing the children in Kane and surrounding areas; its goal is to prepare students for kindergarten.  Now the staff and school board wants to help alumni when they are ready to start their post-secondary education

Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Kane Area High School, Kane Day School Alumni

Category:

  • Must be graduating senior of Kane Area High School
  • Graduate of the Kane Day School
  • Must be pursuing a post-secondary 2 or 4 year degree or vocational program
  • Be active in school or community activities/service (must provide an activities resume')
  • May be determined by financial need

Peyton Kirk Memorial Scholarship

UPB 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

Tristan Sauers Memorial Scholarship

The family of Tristan Sauers established this scholarship in his memory when he died because of a car accident in his senior year at the Kane Area High School. Tristan was a member of the Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Amount: Approximately $400, determined annually

Eligibility: Kane Area High School

Category:

  • Graduating senior from Kane Area High School
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary program
  • Preference is given to those in a trade or vocational program
  • Second preference will be given to nursing or health-related fields of study

Pastor Craig Smith Memorial Scholarship

Pastor W. Craig Smith, was the minister at both the Mt. Jewett and Hazel Hurst United Methodist churches. His ministry was his greatest passion. Before being called to the Methodist ministry, he worked on the LEF and C Railroad and studied at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He was the founder of the radio program “The Light on The Hill”. and also had been active as a coach and umpire in little league. He was a wonderful man of God and mentor to many children and young adults. He would be honored and thrilled to know that you have applied for a continuing education scholarship in his memory.

Amount: Approximately $500, determined annually

Eligibility: Resident of Kane or Smethport School District

Category:

  • High School Senior or 1st year non-traditional adult learner
  • Resident of Kane or Smethport School District
  • Pursuing a post-secondary 2 or 4-year degree or vocational program
  • Be active in school and community activities/service. Must provide an activities resume.

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

Verna Wooditch Memorial Scholarship

Verna Wooditch believed that education and determination provided opportunities that could change a person’s life. Born and raised in Ridgway, PA, she was the youngest of nine children. Her father died when she was four, and the family struggled for years. Lack of money didn’t stop Verna from dreaming of a higher education. She decided on nursing but it would take a full year working in the kitchen at the local hospital to earn enough money to attend Spencer Hospital School of Nursing in Meadville, PA.

She began her career as a registered nurse in the operating room of Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway. After marrying and moving to Kane, she worked at Kane Community Hospital where she spent the majority of her career as the dayshift supervisor. On the evening of May 31, 1985, the Kane Borough Police arrived on her doorstep to transport her to the hospital where she led the hospital’s disaster care team in response to the category F-4 tornado that swept through the region late that evening.

After family, her greatest love was patient care. She remembered everyone she cared for, not only their reason for admission, but even their hospital room number. Many times, friends, family members and others would call her at home…even in the middle of the night…for medical advice. At times she also made home visits. She performed telemedicine long before it became a recognized and necessary method of treatment. There are so many “Verna-wisdoms” that have brought strength and laughter to others and she would want people to remember them! Being an “old school nurse”, she recognized the value of good nutrition. She loved cooking for others, or as she called it

“nurturing the body and soul”. She enjoyed gardening (no one could grow basil like Verna), and she was an avid reader. For many years she traveled during the winter months to visit her sons in California. The other seasons were reserved for her daughters.

The Verna Wooditch Memorial Scholarship Fund is Verna’s way to offer a Kane High School graduate an opportunity that could change their life.

Amount: Minimum $500 each, determined annually. 
Eligibility: Kane Area High School
Category: General, Trade School or Business School

  • High School Senior
  • Resident of Kane School District
  • Pursuing a post-secondary 2 or 4-year degree, trade school or business school program
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be active in school and community activities/service. Must provide an activities resume.