Elk Lake 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.
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 submti from a medical professional written confirmation of diabetic condition. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,200.
Dimock Community Workers Scholarship Fund
Established by The Dimock Community Workers. For a student who has the highest GPA of any Elk Lake student who resides in Dimock Township and who will matriculate at a college, trade school, or other post-secondary degree program. Scholarship award for 2014 is $300.
Agnes & James W. Holbert Scholarship:
Established by the children of James W. Holbert, who was in the Army Medical Corps during WWII and participated in the Normandy Invasion. The scholarship provides assistance to Elk Lake High School, and Montrose Area High School graduates who excel in academics, exhibit high moral character, and who will participate in the ROTC Program in college or enter a U.S. Military Academy. The scholarship award for 2014 is $200.
Lathrop Family Scholarship:
Established by Mrs. Mary Lathrop to provide a scholarship to graduates of Elk Lake School District who will enter a Post-Secondary Degree Technical Program or Trade School. The scholarship award for 2014 is $3,000.
Established by the Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce to honor past member Mrs. Pauline MacNeal and to provide college tuition assistance to graduates of Elk Lake and Montrose Area School Districts who will major in a business related field and who writes a winning essay of approximately 200 words explaining life goals and expectations upon graduating from college. Scholarship is contingent upon student earning at least a 3.0 GPA during the first semester of college. The scholarship award for 2014 is $500.
Montrose Business and Professional Women's Scholarship:
Provides a college scholarship to a graduate of a Susquehanna County high school who will further his or her education in preparation for entering the business or health care professions, or to an adult seeking further education. This scholarship will not be awarded in 2012 while the fund matures in value. Tax-deductible donations to the fund are always welcome.
Established in memory of Mr. Sanger and Mrs. MacGowan who were brother and sister who retired to the Elk Lake area. The scholarship is for an Elk Lake student who has exhibited good citizenship and has maintained a 3.0 GPA during High School. The scholarship award for 2014 is $2,500
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.
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 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.
In Memory of Maurice Taylor, a legendary music man from Montrose. The scholarship will benefit a student from Montrose or Elk Lake who has achieved a four-year Grade Point Average of at least 2.5, has actively participated in the High School music program in either voice or instrumental performance, and who will attend a post-secondary degree program to major in music. The scholarship award for 2014 is $600.
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.
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.