Scholarship Program

We are now in the 2019 application period, which will close on March 31, 2019. All entries must be postmarked or emailed by March 31st. The program is open to any graduating senior from any school in Beaver County. That student must be attending a college, university or trade school in the county. We are including Robert Morris University for the first time this year because of their academic partnership with CCBC.

In year’s past, we left the decision of who receives scholarships to the districts. Since we re-structured the program last year, we will be using an independent third-party panel of retired educators, who will review all entries. This change means each student is judged separately and may result in more than one winner in a particular school. Students are expected to adhere to the criteria to be eligible for the scholarship.

Application materials have been provided to each school district and can be downloaded here:

Scholarship Requirements  –  Scholarship Application

Inquiries can also be directed to either Scholarship Chairperson, Keith Colamarino at or Sharon Speerhas at




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. 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

*new criteria adopted