Scholarship applications will be accepted February 1 until April 1, 2021.
The Foundation along with our donor partners is committed to providing scholarships for seniors living in Wayne County. Starting in 1991, the number and scope of the scholarships continue to grow. Listed below are the scholarships available for 2020. Accompanying the list is a brief explanation of the type and amount of the scholarship. Also listed are other eligibility criteria including which schools/seniors are eligible. Students are responsible to have their guidance counselor send their “Official Transcript” to the Foundation office at 214 Ninth St., Honesdale, PA 18431.
The following is the list of current scholarships:
Scholarships for all Wayne County resident students
Akers Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Forestry, Agri-Business, and Education Major
Edwin J. Thomas Memorial Scholarships: $1000 (3 available): Based on academic achievement
Leon Scudder Scholarships: $2000 (10 available). Based on academics and need
Wayne County Community Foundation: $1000 (5 available): Need and community activities
Dr. Philip and Rosita Liu Scholarship: $2,000 (1 available) : Heathcare major
Caruth Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Heathcare major or Pre-Dentistry
Honesdale Lion's Club: $1000 (1 available): Optometry, Vision Health or Therapy major
William Schwarz Scholarship: $2500 (1 available): Automotive Industry
Wayne County Bar Association: $1000 (1 available): Pre- Law, Criminal Justice or Forensic Science major
Marshall Scholarships: $1000 -$2,500 (1 available): Agriculture, Diesel Power technology, Agri-Business, Heavy Equipment Operation or other agricultural/construction training programs
Earl R. Reifler: $1000 (1 available): Pre-Med
Seelyville Church: $500 (1 available): Theology, healthcare or education majors or pursuining missionary work
Robert Zabady: $1000 (2 available): Culinary Arts or Healthcare major
Human Resources Foundation: $1000 (3 available): Social Work, Psychology or Education major
Wayne-Pike Medical Society: $2000 ($500 over 4 yrs. -- 1 available): Healthcare field
Aaron Hocker Memorial Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Healthcare major
Scholarships for Honesdale High School students only:
Luke Rickard Memorial Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): HHS Varsity Basketball player
Stovall Scholarship: $1500 (1 available): Selected by HHS Guidance, “most improved student”
Swendsen Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Highest ranking student to major in engineering
HHS Friends of Boys Basketball: $500 (2 available): Selected by Coaches
Kelley Lalley Memorial Scholarship; $1000 (1 available); Member of HHS Varsity Basketball Team
Osborne Scholarship: $500 (1 available): Selected by Coaches.
Rowe/Box Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Career and Technical Education
John G. and Eleanor P. Rickert: $2000 (1 available); Education major
Jake Hopkins Memorial: $1000 (2 available): Career and Technical Education
Robert Diehl Memorial: $1000 (1 available): Career and Technical Education
HHS Friends of Soccer: $1000 (1 available): Selection by Coaches
Scholarships for Forest City Regional High School students only: (use specific download application for these Forest City Scholarships):
McAndrew Memorial Scholarship: $5000 (1 available): Medical Career Field
Sterchak Scholarship: $2500 (1 available): Architecture and Engineering
David M. Cavalieri Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (1 available)
Scholarships for Honesdale High School and Wallenpaupack students only :
Jeri Bigart Memorial Scholarships: $1500. (2 each over two years - $3000 total. Career and Technical Education.
Scholarships for Western Wayne High School only :
Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship: $500 (1 available): Science major. Eilgibility based on need.
Application Process: The Scholarship application process can be started by filling out the appropriate form and submitting. Please be advised that although you are submitting your application electronically, there are parts of the application that MUST be submitted through regular mail. Please read the scholarship information carefully. A PDF version is available for downloading at the end of each scholarship forms.
Selction: The Scholarship Committee of the Foundation’s Board of Directors will review all applications making recommendation to the Board for its final approval. Students must be Wayne County residents attending either public or private schools. Selection is based on Academic Achievement and financial need. The Wayne County Community Foundation’s nine member Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and make selection aligned with the scholarship sponsor’s directions. Final approval is made by the Wayne County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. Those students selected for scholarship will be notified in writing in May or early June.