Montrose Area 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.
Daniel Arnold Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Daniel Arnold, killed in action in Iraq in September, 2005. Provides a college scholarship for a football player from Montrose Area High School, Daniel's alma mater.
Dr. Raymond Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Ray Bennett, a long-time Montrose physician who provided free medical service for Montrose Area High School sports teams. For a student who excels in academics and participates in interscholastic athletics.
Anthony Bistocchi Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the family and friends of Tony Bistocchi, a 2009 graduate of Montrose Area High School who died in a car accident in 2012. Provides assistance to a Montrose student who will attend college or a post-secondary degree program and who writes a winning 150 word essay about overcoming adversity with wit, lightheartedness, and humor.
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.
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.
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 academics and exhibits exceptional athletic talent and exhibits the qualities of perseverance and humility.
Established in memory of Daniel Crisman, who was killed in the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001. Provides a college scholarship for a Montrose Area High School graduate who exhibits exceptional artistic talent and will study the visual arts in a post-secondary school program.
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.
Martin Dillon Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Montrose Lions Club in memory of the late Montrose attorney Martin Dillon to provide a college scholarship to a deserving student from Mr. Dillon's alma mater of Montrose Area High School. For two students in good standing who will attend college or a post-secondary degree program.
Thomas D. Evans Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of the late Mr. Evans who was a coach and faculty member at the Montrose Area School District. Provides college tuition assistance to a member of the Montrose Girls' Varsity Basketball Team, or a member of the Varsity Golf Team who exhibits outstanding leadership qualities and good sportsmanship as well as an inherent desire to succeed.
Julia Frystak Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Julia Frystak, a high school student killed in an automobile accident. Provides a college scholarship to a Montrose Area High School graduate who excels in academics and participates in athletics.
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.
In memory of John Krupinski, Montrose High School basketball star, and first Business Manager of the Montrose Area School District. Provides a college scholarship to a Montrose graduate who has maintained at least a B average during High School and will major in business, economics, or the business application of technology.
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.
Montrose Area School District Educational Scholarship
Established by the School District to provide college tuition assistance for a deserving student who exhibits financial need and who will enter college or a post-secondary degree program.
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 2014 while the fund matures in value. Tax-deductible donations to the fund are always welcome.
In memory of Morgan Potter, a college student who passed away unexpectedly. Provides a college scholarship to a Montrose High School graduate who exhibits school spirit, has maintained a B+ Grade Point Average, and writes a winning 200-250 word essay about "what my years at Montrose Area High School have meant to me."
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.
Nicholas Severcool Memorial Scholarship
Provides a college scholarship to a Montrose High School student who has overcome personal adversity in order to graduate and go onto a postsecondary degree program.
Albert Shepherd Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of Albert Shepherd to assist a graduate from Montrose Area High School who has been a student in good standing and who will enter college or a post-secondary degree program.
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.
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 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. A transfer student that has spent at least two years in the music program is also eligible.
Technology for Tomorrow Scholarship
Established anonymously by a Montrose family, this endowment provides a scholarship for a graduating Montrose Area High School Senior who will enter a post secondary degree program for technology or industrial arts training. Student must be in good standing, display good character and citizenship qualities. The student's grades and finanical need may also be considered.
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.
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.
Mathew James White Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Mathew White, a High School student killed in an automobile accident. Provides a college scholarship to a Montrose High School graduate who writes a winning essay about the hazards of adolescent drug and alcohol abuse.
In memory of Robert Wood, who in 1955 started the Montrose Minute Men Ambulance Service. Provides a college scholarship to a Montrose High School graduate who will attend college to train for the medical professions or who will attend a post-secondary program to become a Paramedic.