The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Line Mountain Region

March 20, 2013

Pursuing a degree? Check here for scholarships

More free money for those Valley residents pursuing higher education. Applications are now available for Central Susquehanna Community Foundation scholarship awards for the 2013-14 academic year.

The group is making area-specific awards to certain school districts, but welcomes high school seniors, undergraduate students and non-traditional students residing those areas to apply; submission deadline is April 10, 10 p.m., and all applications will be done online.

Berwick Health and Wellness Fund - Health Profession Scholarships: This $1,000 award is open to students residing in the service area or attending  Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech who will take part in a two- or four-year program for a health profession or one- or two-year certification program. Such careers range from vocational nursing and dental assistant, to health education, to dentistry and medicine.

Walter and Florence Vorbleski Award: This award provides one-year awards of $500 to $1,000 to students residing in the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund area, who will major in pre-med, nursing, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or surgical technician.

William S. and Virginia L. Hartman Family Scholarship: Warrior Run High School seniors attending the Pennsylvania State University are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Special consideration will go to students who study agriculture or education, have a high degree of academic achievement and community involvement, and are the first in their immediate family to attend a bachelor's program. One year scholarship award is $2,100.

Sunbury Area Community Foundation - Sunbury Area Health Fund, Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships: This scholarship is for students who reside in the Shikellamy, Selinsgrove or Line Mountain school districts and will major in a health profession in an undergraduate, graduate or certification program. Students at any phase in their post-secondary education can apply. Scholarship amounts will be determined on an individual basis.

Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation - John A. Bolig Seals Alumni Scholarship: Available to high school seniors or alumni of the Selinsgrove School District enrolled in a post-secondary program at an institution of higher education or technical school. Special consideration for students pursuing a technical career, including heating and plumbing. Scholarship is for one year at approximately $1,400.

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