$$ Scholarship list $$
By Due Date (Top= Due Soonest)Click on the gray title of each scholarship to view the application or a sample of the application.See Mrs. Chase if you have questions about the following. Many scholarships require your transcripts and if you get us your completed application a few days in advance of the due date, we can include your transcript with your scholarship applications and mail it for you.
Notifying Students of Opportunities
The Counseling Office sends notice of available scholarships to all seniors via their school email account. Students are strongly encouraged to check their email daily for various reasons in addition to scholarship opportunities.Academic Transcript Needs
Any scholarship application which requires an academic transcript can be turned in to Mrs. Chase after completion. We will attach the transcript and mail all applications in at once. To ensure applications are mailed on time, please return them at least two days prior to the deadline.
We cannot hand out transcripts to students. Scholarship committees almost always want an official transcript with the school seal on it. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the school and must remain in a sealed envelope until the committee reviews applications.Pine Valley Community Sponsored Scholarships
Between April and June, we will have many scholarships that are sponsored by the Pine Valley Community. A handful of scholarships require student applications. These scholarships only go to Pine Valley graduates and we encourage anyone eligible to apply. Notices will be distributed to students as they become available.
Other scholarships are those that require Pine Valley Teachers and Administration to nominate or vote for the winners. These scholarship winners are chosen based on many different categories and criteria, from school spirit, to most involved, to a student who has worked to the best of their ability.
DUE 03-27-2023: Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending an accredited post-secondary institutionopens in a new window.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to twenty five (25) current outstanding high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or continuous education program. Scholars who are selected, will receive a scholarship up to $10,000.00 for the 2023-2024 academic school year.
- Be currently enrolled as a high school senior for 2022-2023 academic year
- Plan to be a full time student during the 2023-2024 academic year
- Plan to be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education programopens in a new window during the 2023-2024 academic year
- Two-year Schools
- Four-year Schools
- Vocational/Technical certificate/certification program
- Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
- Be Pell-Grant eligible
- Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
- Be a diverse candidate
- Diverse shall include, but not limited to:
- Belonging to an underserved community
- Able to demonstrate leadership abilities
- Able to demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence
Character Council of WNY- Character Excellence Scholarship
Award Amount: $1000 (multiple available)
Application site: www.charactercouncilwny.org/scholarship
Eligibility: HS seniors living within the 8 counties of WNY who will be attending an accredited college or trade school.
Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of NY State
NOTE: The attachment is an informational flyer only. The application is located at the link provided here.
Must be postmarked between March 15 and March 31, 2023
Award amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Graduating senior entering a program of study in one of the following: AGRICULTURE, BOTANY, CONSERVATION, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, FORESTRY, HORTICULTURE, LAND MANAGEMENT, LANDSCAPE DESIGN, WILDLIFE SCIENCE, or a related field.
Western Division Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Award Amount: 6 awards of $1000 each and 1 $500
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior enrolling in a 2/4 year college, university or trade school. A student must be a member of the credit union (as of November 3, 2022) OR have a parent/guardian/grandparent who is a member of or who is employed by the credit union.
Requirements: Application form, essay, letter of recommendation. You MUST TYPE your responses into the application. Use the link above to access the fillable application.
DUE 04-01-2023: Sandy Cochran Memorial Fund
Application Site: http://www.sandycochran.org/forms.html
Award Amount: $250-1,000
Eligibility: For HS Seniors pursuing college for FORESTRY, NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND/OR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE.
Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Scholarship
Award amount: unknown
Eligibility: Must reside in Chautauqua County
Requirements: Must complete a 250 word essay on the following topic: “How I practice environmental conservation at home, in my community, and in the future”. Also required: completed application, college acceptance letter, teacher recommendation, and personal recommendation.
You may also supply photos, illustrations and art work depicting the conservation work you have done.
DUE 4/15/2023 - Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen Scholarship
DUE Date Note: Must be postmarked by April 15, 2023.
Award amount: $800(1)/$150(3)
Eligibility: Applicant must be
(a) a member, junior member, ladies’ auxiliary member or Fire Explorer of a SWAVF member fire department
(b) be the child or grandchild of an active member, ladies’ auxiliary member, or exempt member of a SWAVF member fire department
(c) be the child or grandchild of an Officer, Past Officer, Committee Member, Life Member, or Annually Registered member of the SWAVF or SWAVF Ladies’ Auxiliary
Requirements: Completed application form, , two letters of recommendation, documentation of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning, & an essay describing your various community volunteer efforts.
CSEA’s Scholarship Program
This ONE application actually applies you to THREE scholarships.
Pearl Insurance Scholarship
Application website: https://cseany.org/scholarships
Award Amount: varies $1,000-2,500
Eligibility: High School seniors who have a parent in a CSEA Union
Transcript Required! Return completed application to PV Counseling Office before the deadline above.
Please note: parent must have a login to the CSEA website.
DUE 4/19/23 - Southern Tier Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club Scholarship
Award amount: $250 (two awards available)
Eligibility: High school senior continuing their education at a college or university. Involvement in community service. GPA of 78% or better.
Patrick K. Coughlin Scholarship
Award Amount: (2) $1000 awards
Eligibility: Students must be going to a 2 or 4 year college or technical school and have a GPA of at least 3.0/85%
Requirements: Application, two references, 250 word essay, brief description of community service and leadership
NY Water Environment Association Western Chapter Scholarship
Application deadline: Postmarked by April 21, 2023
Application location: Link below or http://www.wnywea.org/awards_list.aspx
Award amount: One award each of $1500, $1250, $1000
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior who plans to enroll in an environmentally related curriculum (such as biology, forestry, chemistry, engineering, water/wastewater treatment, etc.)
Requirements: Two reference letters (one from a teacher; one from someone not related to you)
Transcript Required! Return completed application to Mrs. Youngberg 2 days prior to deadline to ensure it is postmarked by deadline.
Due 04/23/2023-The Soldier's Friend Scholarship
The Scholarship awards $1000 toward further education for a Chautauqua County gradeuate planning to serve our country as a member if the military, ROTC, or in a supportive civilian capacity.
DUE 4/24/23-Chautauqua County Association of Pupil Transportation Scholarship
Please turn in the application to Mrs. Youngberg. She will send it on once verification is complete.
Available to children and grandchildren of transportation employees.
DUE 04-30-2023-Wyatt Butcher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will have two awards of $1000 each. It is being offered to seniors who attend Pine Valley Central School and/or E2CCB P-Tech (Dunkirk Campus). The students awarded with these scholarships must meet the following criteria:
Be confirmed to be in their senior year and graduating high school this year
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Be pursuing a career in a trade or attending a vocational school
Provide one academic reference
Complete a minimum 250-word essay about themselves, their career goals and how this scholarship will benefit them in achieving their educational/career goals.This award is intended to be utilized for expenses other than tuition such as housing, books, tools needed to enhance their intended career, etc. and will be awarded at graduation to the chosen applicants.
Chautauqua County Joint Veteran’s Council Scholarship
Award amount: $250 (2 awards available)
Eligibility: Must have a relative who is a member of the organization , must be attending a college/institution of higher learning in the Fall.
Requirements: Application from. Applications may be mailed directly to the committee as noted on the application or Mrs. Chase can mail it for you.
NOTE: Application must be RECEIVED by 5/1. Mail at least 5 days prior in order to ensure it is received in time.
Due: 5/1/23: Family Health Medical Services Health Science Award
Open to graduating High School Seniors in Chautauqua County. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college to receive a degree in public health, health science, nursing, or another health related field. Scholarships will be awarded directly to the winners. Winners will be announced on fhmsmed.com and social media.
Submite a 500 word personal statement, 2 letters of support, proof of full-time enrollment and show dedication to working in the healthcare field.
Due 05/05/23-American Legion's Past National Commander Michael J. Kogutek Scholarship
This application must be postmarked by the deadline above.
Award amount: $1,500 (2 awards available)
Eligibility: Scholarship is intended to assist Veterans, their families, and patriotic students who share the ideals of the American Legion. Awarded based on veteran status (including family members), financial need, scholastic ability, realistic goals, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Requirements: College acceptance letter, application, essay & 2 letters of recommendation.
Transcript Required! Return completed application to the counseling office prior to the postmark deadline
DUE 5/10/2023: Chautauqua County Secondary School Principals' Association Scholarship
Award amount: Two awards of $500 each
Requirement: Type your responses in the application and email it to Mrs. Youngberg
Transcript Required! Return your completed application to Mrs. Youngberg
Cattaraugus County Sheriff Employees Benevolent Association
DUE Date Note: Must be postmarked by May 26, 2023, therefore, return to Mrs. Youngberg by May 22 to be mailed on time.
Award Amount: $500
Eligibility: All graduating seniors residing in Cattaraugus County who are planning on entering the criminal justice or police science field.
Transcript Required! Return completed application to PV Counseling Office before the deadline above
DUE 05/30/2023 - Braille Group of Buffalo
From the homepage, go to Announcements and there will be a link for the Scholarship Application.
Annual scholarship for braille readers.
DUE 5/31/2023 - Chautauqua County Municipal Clerks Association Scholarship
The Chautauqua County Municipal Clerks Association is sponsoring scholarships to provide financial assistance for continuing education expenses to students who intend to enter Public Service as a career.
1 The scholarship shall be funded by contributions and fund-raising activities.
2 The CCMCA is actively promoting continuing education that may lead to but is not limited
to, a career in local government / public service.
3 All eligible & qualified candidates shall apply through their financial aid and/or guidance office(s) or any member of the Chautauqua County Municipal Clerks Association.
4 The winners of the scholarships shall be declared and the award presented to the recipients at an Association meeting.
Number of Awards: 2 per year
Date of Award: June
1 Individual must be a resident of Chautauqua County, attending or enrolling in one of the following colleges – JCC, JBC, SUNY Fredonia, Empire State College, ECC, or any other school in New York State.
2 Preference will be given to individuals that are currently involved in Public Service on a part-time or full-time basis.
3 Course(s) of study should be related to Government, Civics, Political Science, or other Public Service related field.
4 GPA of 3.0 or greater.
5 Financial needs shall be a consideration.
Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
Website for Application: https://www.cattfoundation.org/scholarships
Eligibility: Students who are continuing their education
How this works: You are applying to the foundation to receive scholarship money from various sponsors. Your ONE online application covers all of their scholarships. They match you up with the money based upon that one application. Monetary awards are primarily awarded based upon financial need, although certain awards are based on scholastic achievement, service or other requirements. You must be going to college and you must apply for financial aid using the FASFA. This is a super way to receive more financial assistance.
Scholarship Guidance Opportunities
This document has links to many national scholarship options you can explore.