Scholarship applications will be accepted February 1 through April 1, 2021.
The Wayne County Community Foundation, along with our donor partners, is committed to providing scholarships for high school 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 counsellor 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
Aaron Hocker Memroail Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Healthcare major
Bette and Lawrence Caruth Scholarship: $1000 (1 available) Heath Care; Pre-Dentistry
Dr. Philip and Rosita Liu Scholarship: $2,000 (1 available): Heath Care major
Edwin J. Thomas Scholarships: $1000 (3 available): Based on academic achievement
Earl R. Reifler: $1000 (1 available): Pre-Medicine major
Honesdale Lion's Club: $1000 (1 available): Optometry, Vision Health or Therapy Major
John E. and Marjorie L. Marshall Scholarships: $1000-$2500 ( 1 available) Agri.& Const. Machinery Repair; Agri-Business
Leon Scudder Scholarships: $2000 (10 available): Based on academics, and need
Robert Zabady: $1000 (2 available): Culinary Arts; Health Care
Seelyville Church: $500 (1 available): Healthcare, Theology or Education major or intent of doing missionary work
Wayne County Bar Association: $1000 (1 available): Pre-Law, Criminal Justice or Forensic Science major
Wayne County Community Foundation Paul Edwards Scholarships: $1000 (6 available): Eligibility based on need and community activities
Wayne Pike Medical Society: $500 over 4 yrs. (1 available): Majoring in Healthcare field
William Schwarz Scholarship: $2500 (2 available): Automotive Industry
Scholarships for Honesdale High School students only:
HHS Friends of Boys Basketball: $500 (2 available) : Selected by CoachesHHS Friends of Soccer: $1000 (1 available): Selection by Coaches
James Rowe and Alice Box Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Career and Technical Education
"Jerry "Jake" Hopkins Memorial: $2000 (2 available): Career and Technical Education (also available to students from Sullivan West, NY)
John G. and Eleanor P. Rickert: $2000 (1 available): Education
Kelley Lalley Memorial Scholarship; $1000 (1 available): Member of HHS Varsity Basketball Team
Luke Rickard Memorial Scholarship: $1250 (1 available): HHS Varsity Basketball player
Marilyn and Jerry Swendsen Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Highest ranking student to major in engineering
Osborne Scholarship: $500 (1 available): Selected by Coaches
Reed Sandercock Memorial Scholarship: $1000 (1 available): Selection made by HHS Girls basketball coaches and family
Robert Diehl Memorial: $1000 (1 available): Career and Technical Education
Robert and Inger Stovall Scholarship: $1500: Selected by HHS Guidance, “most improved student”
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 available over two years - $3000 total) Career and Technical Education.
Scholarships for Western Wayne students only:
Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship: $500 (1 available): Science major
Application Process: Scholarship applications 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.
Selection: 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.