Scholarship Program


We are now in the 2022 application period, which will close on April 15, 2022. Applications can be mailed or emailed to us.

We had a record number of applications in 2021. 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 FIVE scholarships.

The PUSH BC Scholarship Program is open to any graduating senior from any school (public, private, charter) in Beaver County. 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 Beaver County. Robert Morris University is also included because of their academic partnership with Community College of Beaver County. We are encouraging ANY student who is pursuing education after high school to apply! Four scholarships, each $1,000, will be awarded.

Once again we are offering a scholarship sponsored by Beaver County BOOM!, that will be 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:

 

2022 JROTC Program Application [PDF]

2022 Letter to School Districts [PDF]

2022 Program Application [PDF]

2022 Scholarship Requirements [PDF]

 

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


2022 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2022


 

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 $50,000 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 four $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.

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: 

*new criteria adopted