Tunkhannock School District Scholarships
Joan Carter Beane Memorial Scholarship:
Established by the family of the late Mrs. Beane to provide a college scholarship to a graduating senior from Tunkhannock Area High School who has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA, has been a member of at least two school or community organizations, has earned at least one Varsity sports letter or Cheerleading honor, has been involved with at least one performing or visual arts program (including year book and/or school newspaper), and who has not received any drug, alcohol or automobile violations. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,700.
David Clark Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of David Clark, a Tunkhannock Area High School graduate who passed away unexpectedly. Provides a college scholarship to a Tunkhannock graduate who has overcome personal adversity to graduate from high school and go on to college. The scholarship award for 2014 is $150.
Jack Daniels Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of Jack Daniels, a gifted Junior High School student/athlete who passed away in a swimming accident. Provides a college scholarship for a Tunkhannock Area High School graduate with the lowest cumulative points after combining class rank, varsity individual event in Track and Field Districts placement, and Cross Country Districts placement, and who will enter college or a post-secondary school program. The scholarship award for 2014 is $2,000.
Jackie Dispenza Memorial Scholarship:
Established by the family and friends of Jackie Dispenza who was an alumna of Tunkhannock Area High School and who was killed in an automobile accident. The scholarship provides assistance to a student who exhibits a passion for the creative arts. Students who have overcome personal adversity will be given special consideration. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,500.
Joseph Dohrer Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of Mr. Dohrer, a Tunkhannock resident who passed away in the 1980's. Provides a scholarship to a Tunkhannock graduate who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in high school, who has financial need for assistance, and will attend college or a post secondary degree program. Candidates will also submit their Student Aid Report, and essay addressing future goals and plans and be available for a person interview. If a 3.0 GPA is maintained in college, the award will be granted for up to four years of post secondary degree education. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,000.
Established by Mr. Keller's family in memory of this legendary Tunkhannock coach who passed away in 1967. For a student ranked in the top third of Tunkhannock's graduating class who has earned at least five varsity letters during high school. The scholarship award for 2014 is $2,000.
Established by the Tunkhannock Area High School Band Boosters Association in honor of long-time teacher Albert Purdy. Provides a college scholarship to a Tunkhannock graduate who exhibits exceptional musical talent and will study vocal or instrumental performance in college. The scholarship award for 2014 is $250.
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.
Established by the family and friends of Dr. Shelly to honor his love of music and its ability to awaken and renew the human spirit and to recognize a student who understands the life-long joy that this art allows. This fund grants a scholarship to a graduating Tunkhannock Area High School senior who has exhibited a commitment to this art, a long-term appreciation of its beauty, but does not necessarily intend on majoring in music in college. Applicants must submit a 200 word essay addressing the meaning of music in one's life and how that meaning may evolve as a person matures. The scholarship award for 2014 is $1,000.
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.
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. The scholarship award for 2014 is $700.
Frank J. Valvano Memorial Scholarship:
Established in memory of Frank J.Valvano, a retired Tunkhannock Area School District administrator, who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident. Recipient eligibility is determined by completing the Valvano Scholarship Eligibility Formula available in the Guidance Office. The scholarship award for 2014 is $2,000.
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.