Scholarship Program

 

We are now in the 2023-2024 application period, which will close on Sunday, 31 March 2024. Applications can be mailed or emailed to us.

We are so proud to see the quality of students who are emerging from our area school districts. We hope that some of this talent and brainpower choses to keep Beaver County as their home as they grow. To be a small part of their journey humbles us and gives us great hope for the future.

This year we will be awarding a total of SIX (6) scholarships.

PUSH Beaver County Scholarship Program
The program is open to any graduating senior from any school (public, private, and charter) in Beaver County, PA. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must pick from three essay topics. Essays should be under 1,000 words. Additional criteria is available in the Scholarship Requirements section.

Student must attend a:

  • College,
  • University,
  • Community College,
  • Trade school,
  • Technical school,
  • Beauty academy

in or around Beaver County.

Trade Schools included are East Ohio College, New Castle School of Trades, Pittsburgh Technical College, Barber School of Pittsburgh, Beaver Falls Beauty Academy, Rosedale Technical College, South College Pittsburgh, and Community College of Beaver County.

Traditional colleges included are Geneva, Penn State Beaver, Community College of Beaver County and Robert Morris University.

We are encouraging ANY student who is pursuing education to these schools after high school to apply! Four scholarships, each $1,000, will be awarded.

JROTC Scholarship Program
We are offering a scholarship sponsored by Beaver County BOOM!,  offered to any graduating senior enrolled in the JROTC program. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the best candidate based on the essay and criteria listed in the scholarship requirements.

Students are expected to adhere to the criteria to be eligible for the scholarships. Application materials have been provided to each school district and can be downloaded here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students are expected to adhere to the criteria to be eligible for the scholarships. Application materials have been provided to each school district and can be downloaded here:

2023 JROTC Program Application [PDF]

2023 Letter to School Districts [PDF]

2023 Program Application [PDF]

2023 Scholarship Requirements [PDF]


2024 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE:
SUNDAY, 31 MARCH 2024

History
PUSH Beaver County’s early years have always included scholarship. With a deep-held belief in the basic fundamental that education of our young people will lead us into the future, we made a commitment to providing scholarships to students attending higher institutions of learning in Beaver County. Our inaugural year was 2007. Since then, PUSH has provided over $70,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors within Beaver County. When the program started, one student from each district was eligible to win a scholarship. Students applying wrote an essay under 500 words. The latest iteration of the scholarship program allows multiple students from each district to apply, with all students competing for one of the SIX $1,000 scholarships available.  

In 2020, Beaver County BOOM! added a JROTC Scholarship for $1,000 to a graduating senior, building on our current program. The essay subject matter and length have changed, but the goal is consistent – providing financial assistance to those furthering their educations within the county.

We have seen the importance of non-traditional education in recent years and since 2022 have included students who choose to pursue careers in beauty, technical and trade schools in our scholarship eligibility.

For 2024, we have again added to our Scholarships from another of our events, the Beaver County Maple Syrup and Music Festival. 

2007: 8 Scholarships awarded
2008: 6 Scholarships awarded
2009: 5 Scholarships awarded
2010: 9 Scholarships awarded
2011: 10 Scholarships awarded
2012: 9 Scholarships awarded
2013: 7 Scholarships awarded
2014: 10 Scholarships awarded
2015: 6 Scholarships awarded
2016: 9 Scholarships awarded
2017: 10 Scholarships awarded
2018: 4 Scholarships awarded*
2019: 4 Scholarships awarded
2020: 5 Scholarships awarded
2021: 5 Scholarships awarded
2022: 5 Scholarships awarded
2023: 5 Scholarships awarded

 

*new criteria adopted

Inquiries can also be directed to either Scholarship Chair,
Keith Colamarino at keith@pushbeavercounty.org or
Sharon Speerhas at sharon@pushbeavercounty.org.