Blue Ridge School District Scholarships
The following scholarships are managed by The Community Foundation. Applications are on file in the Guidance Office, or by clicking the link below.
Cindi Conaty Memorial Scholarship:
Established by Susquehanna County District Attorney, Jason Legg, in honor of his mother to provide a college or post-secondary degree program scholarship for a student from one of the six Susquehanna County High Schools who writes a winning essay explaining his or her pro-life stance and values and how those values have had an impact upon the student's life. The scholarship award for 2014 is $500.
Thomas Conaty Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the family of Mr. Conaty to provide a college or post-secondary degree program scholarship to a student who has demonstrated a record of community service and writes a winning 500 word essay explaining how community service has had a positive impact on his or her life. Preference will be given to a student who will pursue a degree in business or a related field. Available to students from the Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, and Montrose Area School Districts. Scholarship award for 2014 is $500.
Bradley David Conklin Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of Brad Conklin, a High School student killed in an automobile accident. For a student who excels in both academics and athletics and exhibits the qualities of perseverance and humility. Scholarship award for 2014 is $1,250.
Established by the family of Mr. Depew to provide a college scholarship for a diabetic student from one of the six Susquehanna County High Schools. Please submit from a medical professional written confirmation of diabetic condition. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,200.
Donley Family Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of the Donley family siblings, Harry, Josephine, Maurice, and Paul. This scholarship provides assistance to a Blue Ridge graduate who displays a need for financial assistance and writes a winning essay stating one's commitment to higher educaiton and why financial assistance is necessary. If the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA in college, this will be awarded up to four years. The scholarship award for 2014 is up to $5,000.
Ferdinand Graf Memorial Scholarship:
Provides a college scholarship to a Blue Ridge High School graduate who exhibits good sportsmanship in wrestling. The scholarship award for 2014 is $300.
David Hwang Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of David Hwang, a teenager killed in an automobile accident. Provides a scholarship to a Blue Ridge High School graduate of high moral character who has participated in interscholastic sports and whose academic achievements have led to enrollment at an institution of higher learning. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,900.
Scholarships for Careers
Established anonymously by a local family with ties to Elk Lake School District. The scholarship is for graduates of Elk Lake School District and/or The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center who have financial need, exhibit promise for the future, and will attend a vocational, technical, academic, or other post-secondary degree program. The scholarship fund can also be used to assist with special unfunded projects in the School District or the Career & Technology Center. For 2014 up to ten $1,000 scholarships can be awarded.
The Andrew M. Snitzer Memorial Scholarship:
Provides a college scholarship to a Blue Ridge High School graduate of high moral character who had demonstrated a selfless commitment to others and will attend college to train for a career in education. The scholarship award for 2014 is $300.
R.E.S.C.U.E. Benjamin B. Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the environmental organization "Return Susquehanna Country Under Ecology" to recognize Benjamin Stone's courageous and life-long efforts that both halted threatening pollution to our region and established the Susquehanna County Recycling Center. Two college scholarships are awarded each year and are available to Seniors from all of the High Schools in Susquehanna County and from Honesdale, Wallenpaupack Area, and Western Wayne High Schools in Wayne County who write winning essays addressing their past environmental interests and accomplishments and describing their future plans to protect the environment. Scholarship award for 2014 is $500.
The Margaret Stone Music Scholarship Endowment:
Established by Mrs. Stone, Houghton College class of '45, to assist a music major attending her alma mater. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,000.
The Susquehanna County Christmas Basketball Tournament Scholarship:
Established by the school districts in Susquehanna County to provide college scholarships to students from the teams that participate in the Annual Susquehanna County Christmas Basketball Tournament every December.
Harry Torney Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the family of Mr. Torney to provide assistance to a graduate of The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center who will go onto a post-secondary degree program to study machine shop technology, welding, or carpentry. Scholarship award for 2014 is $700.
Kermit Van Cott Horticulture Scholarship:
Established by the Van Cott family in honor of their father, Kermit, a long-time nurseryman from New Milford. Provides a college scholarship to a Blue Ridge High School graduate who will study horticulture, botany, forestry, or agriculture and exhibits a need for economic assistance. The scholarship award for 2014 is $350.
Matthew Van Fleet Memorial Automotive Scholarship:
Established by Matthew's parents and his sister in memory of Matt who passed away in an automobile accident. The scholarship provides assistance to a student who will study automotive technology and who writes a winning 200-250 word essay addressing the following topics: why pursue training in the automotive field, describe the ultimate vehicle, envision the future of automotive technology, explain one's favorite recreational activity. The scholarship is available to students from all the school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,000.