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Venango College Scholarships

 

Forms can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 814-676-6591, ext. 1211.

Louis D. Adelson Venango Student Housing Scholarship:
Established to assist the following groups of students residing in the student apartments at Clarion University Venango Campus: Disabled veterans enrolled full-time, Veterans at large enrolled full-time, Non-traditional students enrolled full time. Students must also demonstrate financial need. To be considered for the award in subsequent years, the student winner must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Ronald E. Black Endowed Scholarship:
Provides an award to a student at the Venango Campus. Preference is given to adult students who are residents of Venango County.

The Frank Clark Scholarship:
Established by Mr. Frank Clark who taught in the Speech & Theater Department at Clarion University from 1967 through 1995. The intent of the scholarship is to award an incoming freshman from a Venango County high school planning to attend the Venango Campus. Second preference will be given to incoming freshman from a Clarion County school district. Academic criteria include a minimum SAT score of 950 and graduated in the upper half of class.

Derrick Publishing Company Scholarship Endowment to honor Edward P. Boyle:
Mr. Boyle helped nurture the growth and development of Venango Campus, serving as director and vice president of the Venango Campus Advisory Council. To be eligible, candidates must be a resident of Venango, Clarion, or Forest County and be attending Clarion University-Venango Campus. Academic merit and demonstrated financial need is evaluated. First priority will be given to an employee or child/spouse of an employee of the Derrick Publishing Company, who meets the criteria for the scholarship.

Galaxy Federal Credit Union Scholarship:
Established by Galaxy Federal Credit Union and awarded annually through the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee to a Venango County resident.

Dr. Thomas A. Gardner Radiologic Sciences Scholarship:
Established in honor of Dr. Gardner by family and friends. Candidates must be enrolled in the baccalaureate degree program in radiation technology at the Clarion University Venango Campus.

Gent, Gent & Snyder Scholarship:
Established by the Gent, Gent & Snyder Law Firm, the annual scholarship is awarded to candidates with academic merit and financial need.

Paul M. Goldberg Memorial Scholarship:
Established by the family and friends to assist Venango Campus students pursuing a business related degree. Academic talent and financial need are criteria. Preference is given to students from the Oil City area.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarships:
Several scholarships awarded annually to high ability recent high school graduates and academically promising returning adult students.

William Huber Sr. Memorial Scholarship:
This scholarship was established by friends of William Huber, a Venango County resident, who was an exceptional guitarist and extremely active in the community. Eligible recipient must be an active community member.

Dr. Glenn McElhattan Scholarships:
Established to honor Dr. McElhattan, a Clarion alumnus and Chemistry Department faculty member at the Venango Campus. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors enrolled at the Venango Campus for their freshman year. Awards are granted based upon academic achievement.

In Memory of William J. McFate & Judge William E. Breene, by the trustees of the Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust:
Mr. McFate and Judge Breene served for many years with distinction as trustees of the Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust and were highly respected in the region for their leadership and integrity. The purpose of the scholarship is to benefit Clarion University students entering fields of study in health-related professions, including students enrolled in the School of Nursing & Allied Health at the Venango Campus. Recipients shall have demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Oil City Lions, Lillian (Shaw) Shinkle, and Ted Shaw Scholarship:
Established by the Oil City Lions Club in honor of Lillian Shaw Shinkle and Ted Shaw. Eligible candidates must be recent graduates of Oil City or Venango Christian high schools and must be entering their first year of study at the Venango Campus. Scholarship recipients may reapply in their second year of study at either Venango Campus or Clarion Campus.

Oil City Rotary Club Scholarship:
Awarded by the Oil City Rotary Club through the Clarion University Foundation. Recipient must be a graduate of Oil City, Cranberry, or Venango Christian high schools. Selected on the basis of academic record, financial need, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Oil City Second Presbyterian Women Scholarships:
Several scholarships provided annually to the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee by this organization. Candidates must be health science majors. Priority is given to Venango County residents with financial need. The award may be renewed in succeeding years.

Pennzoil Scholarship Endowment:
Scholarships are made available by the foundation through an endowment account established by Pennzoil. Award criteria are based on academic achievement and financial need.

John N. and Sarah H. Rees Scholarships:
Provided through a generous donation from the Rees Charitable Foundation. The gift provides scholarships for Venango Campus students in two areas, academically gifted students and first-time-in-college adult.

Regional Vision Leadership Scholarship:
This scholarship established by Regional Vision Leadership Development for Rural Northwest Pennsylvania to assist Venango Campus students who exhibit leadership qualities in their community or school.

Laura A. Smedley Scholarships:
Scholarships, not limited in number and not specified in amount, are granted to Venango Campus students who are graduates of secondary schools serving Venango County. Eligible students must be full-time students enrolled in any associate degree program. Selection is made based upon financial need and academic record. Application information may be obtained from Cherryl Reichel, Scholarship Management Services -phone: 507-931-8205 or email: creichel@scholarshipamerica.org. Deadline for submission of application is April 15th.

UPMC NW Medical Center Women's Auxiliary Health Career Fund Scholarships:
Awarded by the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee to Venango, Forest, and Clarion County residents attending Venango Campus for educational purposes in the health career fields.

Greg Vayda Memorial Scholarship:
Established by family and friends to honor the memory of Greg Vayda, son of long-time chairman of the Clarion University Special Education Department Ken Vayda and Mrs. Vayda.

Venango Campus Scholarships:
Several scholarships, contributed by Venango Campus employees, available through the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee for students attending Clarion University's Venango Campus.

Venango Campus Endowment Scholarships:
Endowment established by Venango Campus employees which funds several scholarships for students attending Clarion University's Venango Campus.

Frank and Clara Williams Scholarship:
These scholarships, not limited in number, and not specified in amount, are granted to Venango County residents. Eligible students must be a full-time freshman or sophomore and be enrolled in a four-year degree program. Selection is made based upon financial need and academic record. Application information may be obtained from Cherryl Reichel, Scholarship Management Services -phone: 507-931-8205 or email: creichel@scholarshipamerica.org.

Zonta Club Scholarships:
Scholarships made available by the Zonta Club of Oil City-Franklin. Award recipients must be students who reside in Venango County. Consideration is based upon the students' academic record, financial need, and participation in extracurricular activities.