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SUPPORTING STUDENTS ACROSS THE REGION

Through our donors’ generosity, the Community Foundation is honored to help students of all types find scholarship opportunities to help them pursue education and build their careers.

This year, you can start applying for scholarships in October, with most applications due by Feb. 28. Check back for more information about our new EASY APPLY process! Or reach out to Marisa Lehman at 814-225-1266 or mlehman@cfalleghenies.org with questions.

If you are a interested in establishing a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation, reach out to Katrina Perkosky at 814-208-8411 or kperkosky@cfalleghenies.org.

Find & Apply For Scholarships

Scholarship FAQ's

You can search our awards by county and school district to discover what scholarship funds are available to you. Our online applications open in October, with most due on February 28. To see what opportunities are currently open for applications, please visit our online scholarship database by following the steps below:

  1.  CLICK HERE
  2. Create an account or log in.
  3. Once your account is created, click “APPLY” and start our EASY APPLY Scholarship Application. This application will confirm your eligibility, auto-fill common questions, and take you step-by-step through applications that you are eligible for.

Some of our scholarships have online applications. You can also contact your school guidance counselor to find out how to apply for many of the Foundation’s available scholarships.

To see which scholarships are currently accepting applications, please visit our online scholarship database by following the steps below:

  1.  CLICK HERE
  2. Create an account or log in.
  3. Once your account is created, click “APPLY” and start our EASY APPLY Scholarship Application. This application will confirm your eligibility, auto-fill common questions, and take you step-by-step through applications that you are eligible for.

You can also find useful scholarship information and resources by CLICKING HERE. Or, browse a available scholarships (including those that do not have online applications) at our Scholarships-by-County guide on this page. 

Scholarship winners are announced at each school’s senior awards ceremony. You will receive a letter explaining how much your scholarship is for, what fund it comes from, and how it will be awarded.

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is an approved PATH Partner through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).  Students who receive scholarships from approved PATH partners, such as the Community Foundation, and will attend college in Pennsylvania, may be eligible to receive additional scholarship funds from the PATH program. As an approved PATH partner, we provide the necessary information to PHEAA for potential PATH match consideration. You do not need take any action. However, if you receive a PATH scholarship, it will be noted on your tuition bill throughout the year.

We mail most scholarship checks in early to mid-August.

You can send thank you letters to the following address and they will be forwarded to the donors who have made your scholarship possible:

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

Attention: Scholarship Thank You

216 Franklin Street, Suite 400

Johnstown, PA 15901.

Find useful scholarship information and resources by CLICKING HERE.

Browse Scholarships by County

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Find & Apply For Scholarships

Information For Donors: Scholarship Funds

Establishing a scholarship fund is one way donors can honor loved ones, inspire young people, and invest in our community’s future. As they design their legacy, donors can elect to support a field of study they are passionate about, support a particular school district or type of student, or tailor their fund in any direction that is meaningful to them.

Families can also honor their loved ones and provide scholarship support through the Community Foundation’s Memorial Scholarship Fund, with contributions directed to support pathways to higher education for local students. This special fund is endowed, so any contribution you or others make on behalf of a loved one will be there to support local causes forever. CLICK HERE to find information on including the foundation’s Memorial Scholarship Fund in an obituary.

To find out more about establishing a scholarship fund through CFA, reach out to Katrina Perkosky at 814-208-8411 or kperkosky@cfalleghenies.org.

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