Applying for Local Scholarships
Local scholarships are made available each year for Mt. Lebanon High School students ONLY. Applications are made available annually in mid-January in Room 526 at the High School. Interested students should obtain application(s), complete all necessary forms and return them to Room 526 prior to mid-February. Local scholarship deadlines and requirements for application are noted on respective applications.
The School Counseling Office strongly encourages eligible students to apply, as the candidate pool for these opportunities is limited to Mt. Lebanon High School students. Students receiving awards will be recognized at an awards ceremony in May.
2012 - 2013 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
- Each year our local service clubs and organizations offer scholarships to our graduating class.
- Interested SENIORS may apply for as many local scholarships as they are eligible.
- Applications are available in Room 526 until February 14, 2013.
BARBA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The Barba Family Scholarship was inspired by the perseverance of the donorís immigrant parents to provide their six children with a higher education. The scholarship honors her parentsí ambition by providing a Mexican American student at Mt. Lebanon High School with $1,000 to be used towards the costs of attending a four year university. This scholarship is due in Room 526 by March 8, 2013.
The Black Association of South Hills for Women (BASH) annually awards scholarships to minority students in the South Hills Area of Pittsburgh. Although academic success is important it is not the only aspect considered for this scholarship. Community involvement and desire to further one's education will also be considered. Applications are also available on the organizationís website: www.bashforwomen.com.
BLUE DEVIL CLUB / ANNE MATHISON QUINN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one each to a male and female, who are varsity sport letter winners in the senior year, towards continued education. Award is weighted towards athletic achievement.
CELIA SLAGER WEST KUSHNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Coach West-Kushner who started the Field Hockey Program in Mt. Lebanon in 1997. The scholarship is to be awarded to a senior from the current Mt. Lebanon Field Hockey Team.
DAVE BRAGDON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created to help a deserving graduate feel the joy that Dave Bragdon (Class of 2001) got and spread to his family and friends from reading, music and arts, including visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, music, theatre, dance, band, film, etc. This scholarship has been funded to celebrate the life tragically cut short at age 18, of a young man who brought joy to everyone whose life he touched with his humor, compassion, love and hugs.
DR. SHIRLEY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Scholarship is awarded annually, in memory of Dr. Shirley Davidson, Principal of Hoover Elementary School, Mt. Lebanon School District, from 1965 to 1993, to a Mt. Lebanon High School graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in elementary education.
HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY PHILANTHROPY AWARD
This scholarship is to serve a senior graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School. The purpose of this award is to assist and recognize a personal philanthropic experience that a student has been actively involved with during their time in high school. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.
JENNIE ERMOLD BEACHLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Jennie Ermold Beachler Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created to provide post secondary scholarship assistance to students attending Mt. Lebanon High School. The students must demonstrate financial need, plan to attend a two or four year college or technical school, and demonstrate athletic, music, theater, art, or other extracurricular achievement.
LAURA CROWLEY MEMORIAL CHEERLEADING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is given in memory of Laura Crowley, a 2008 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, who unexpectedly passed away in January, 2009. Laura loved traveling, cheerleading and was pursuing a career in medicine when her life tragically ended. She was a leader in all aspects of her life and always had time to lend a hand or an ear to a friend or co-worker. Laura left an unforgettable impression on many hearts through her enthusiasm, uplifting spirit and gorgeous smile. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified candidate who emulates Laura's spirit, leadership and ambition.
LAURIE E. LUST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This $3,000 award is being given in memory of Laurie E. Lust, 1979-1994. Laurie lived life with startling exuberance and enthusiasm. She let very little get her down and when things sometimes didn't go her way she dealt with them honestly and maturely. The goal of this award is to recognize and reward a senior student at Mt. Lebanon High School for achieving to their highest potential scholastically and/or athletically while coping with their individual challenge.
LEO AND MARIE RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP
The children of Leo and Marie Russell will award two $1,000 scholarships annually to a Mt. Lebanon High School male and female senior who will be attending Penn State University with a preference given to students entering the School of Engineering, but not necessarily required. The student must also demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential and community service. The scholarship will be merit based.
LIEUTENANT TERRENCE MULKEEN MEMORIAL AWARD
Lieutenant Terrence Mulkeen was a 1977 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School where he played football and basketball. After ten years as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, Terry was killed in the line of duty. The recipient of this award must have earned a varsity letter in any interscholastic sport. The recipient will receive $1,500 for each year of undergraduate study with a maximum of $6,000. BROCHURE
MASSELLA MUSIC STUDIO SCHOLARSHIP
The Massella Music Studio Scholarship will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior with a love of music. The applicant must plan to be a music major at a college or university.
MATTHEW CONOVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is being given in memory of Matthew Conover. Matthew, who died in July, 2002 after a courageous battle with lymphoma, was a 12 year old student at Mellon Middle School. He played drums in the band, enjoyed playing sports and was known for his friendly smile. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has been involved in a music program, has been involved in sports and plans to attend a two or four year college or a technical school.
MICHAEL COHEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Michael N. Cohen Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior (or seniors) intending to continue his/her education as a full-time student at The Pennsylvania State University or any of its branch campuses. Although academic success is important, it is not the only aspect considered for this scholarship. Michael lived his life to the fullest, brought laughter to all who knew him, and enriched othersí lives by reaching out to people in friendship, acceptance, and loyalty. This scholarship wishes to recognize students who embody the same special qualities that Michael exemplified.
MT. LEBANON ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually for up to four years to a qualifying senior attending one of the Ivy group of colleges and at the same time participating in intercollegiate athletics. The Ivy Group of colleges consists of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale Universities.
MT. LEBANON EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Mt. Lebanon School District's custodial and maintenance union (ESPA) is offering this scholarship to any senior who is interested in pursuing a career in the fields of automotive technician, carpenter, electrician, HVAC, aviation mechanic, plumber, pipefitter, welder, secretarial, culinary arts or any other skilled trade job. The committee will also consider academic records and involvement in the school community when selecting finalists.
MT. LEBANON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
The Mt. Lebanon Federal Credit Union Scholarship will be awarded to a Mt. Lebanon High School student who is the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a current or former Mt. Lebanon School District employee who is also a current member of the Mt. Lebanon Federal Credit Union. The scholarship committee will also consider academic merit. The scholarship will be a one-time award of $1,000.
MT. LEBANON JUNIOR WOMENíS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Mt. Lebanon Junior Womenís Club is interested in recognizing young women who have contributed to their community and school while demonstrating leadership skills and high academic standards by awarding this $1,000 scholarship.
MT. LEBANON POLICE ASSOCIATION
This scholarship will be awarded annually to three (3) members of the senior class for the purpose of continued education at the college, university, technical school or business school of the recipient's choice. Each applicant shall be evaluated based on financial need, personal responsibility and academic achievement.
MT. LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library will award up to two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who exhibit community leadership through volunteerism at the Library.
MT. LEBANON RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
The MLRSEA Scholarship will be awarded to a Mt. Lebanon High School senior who will be continuing his or her education at a four year college/university or business school, secretarial school, vocational school, or technical school. The award for 2013 is $3,000.
MT. LEBANON STRING FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mt. Lebanon String Festival Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior(s) who will pursue a music major or music minor at an institution of higher education. Applicants must have participated in the Mt. Lebanon String Festival during their junior or senior year. The applicantís participation in past Mt. Lebanon String Festivals and his/her dedication and spirit of participation to the Mt. Lebanon High School Orchestra will also be considered.
PARENTS ATHLETIC COUNCIL OF MT. LEBANON, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to graduating seniors who have participated in varsity or non-varsity sports in Mt. Lebanon. The award focuses on student athletes who have shown dedication to both individual athletic achievement and to the Mt. Lebanon community.
PAUL L. WELLENER III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship award is being given in the memory of Paul Wellener, a long time member and past president of the Mt. Lebanon Parent's Athletic Council. Paul was a former school board member and served his community in many capacities as a coach of the youth of Mt. Lebanon and as a community volunteer and leader. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward a Mt. Lebanon High School senior student-athlete who has been accepted to and is planning to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
PAUL ROBERT GARLITZ, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In tribute to Paul Garlitzís character, dedication to Mt. Lebanon as both a student athlete and an adult resident, and his commitment to the development of the sports programs and student athletes in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, the Garlitz Family, Friends and his Mt. Lebanon Class of 1954 have established an annual $1,000 scholarship in his memory. In graduation years ending in an odd number the award will be given to a female student, and in a year ending in an even number, the award will be given to a male student.
RICHARD O. DUNHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is to be awarded to a Mt. Lebanon High School senior who has an interest in music and/or archaeology and is average or better in scholastic performance. The scholarship has been established by the family of Richard O. Dunham, a Mt. Lebanon graduate of 1975, who died accidentally in Colorado in August, 1977.
SOUTH HILLS COLLEGE CLUB
This scholarship, in an amount of at least $2,000, will be awarded at the regular May meeting of the College Club. The criteria to be used to evaluate and select the awardees in order of importance are financial need, academic standing, and personal evaluation, participation in school and extracurricular activities or employment.
TIMOTHY C. KENNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Timothy C. Kenney Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Timothy Kenney, a mathematics teacher at Mt. Lebanon High School from 1971-2006. The scholarship is established to recognize a graduating senior who achieves academic excellence in the field of mathematics and plans to pursue a career in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics.
TY SHIELDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ty Shields Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating senior wishing to continue his/her education at an institute of higher learning. The $15,000 scholarship will be given to the applicant that best exemplifies the qualities that Ty strove to achieve including tolerance and respect for all individuals, a spirit of participation in school and community and the ability to enrich the lives of others by a simple word or deed.
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was created to provide a scholarship to a worthy and deserving former Washington Elementary graduate. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has continued to show leadership qualities, with a commitment to putting others first, while also demonstrating integrity and dedication toward academics and their community.