Scholarship Information

Scholarship applications will be updated in January 2020.

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 2019.  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 (use online scholarship application.
Akers Scholarship: $1000 (3 available): Forestry, Agri-Business, and Education Major
Edwin J. Thomas Scholarships:  $1000 (3 each):  Based on academic achievement
Leon Scudder Scholarships:  $2000 (10 each).  Based on academics, and need
Wayne County Community Foundation: $1000 (5 ea): Need and activities
Liu Scholarship: $2,000: Heath Care Major
Caruth Scholarship: $1000: Heath Care; Pre-Dentistry
Honesdale Lion's Club: $1000 (3 available): Optometry, Vision Health, or Therapy Major
William Schwarz Scholarship: $2500: Automotive Industry
Wayne County Bar Assn: $1000: Pre Law, Criminal Justice
Marshall Scholarships:  $1000 (2): Agri.& Const. Machinery Repair; Agri-Business
Earl R. Reifler: $1000: Pre Med
Seelyville Church: $500: Missionary; Health Care; Teacher
Robert Zabady:  ($2000): Culinary Arts; Health Care
Human Resources Foundation: $1000 (3): Social Work, Psychology
Wayne Pike Medical Society:  $2000 ($500 over 4 yrs.).  Medical Field

Scholarships for Honesdale High School students only (use online scholarship application):
Luke Rickard Memorial Scholarship: $1000: HHS Varsity Basketball player
Stovall Scholarship:  $1500:  Selected by HHS Guidance, “most improved student”
Swendsen Scholarship:  $1000:  Highest ranking student to major in engineering
HHS Friends of Boys Basketball:  $500 (2) Selected by Coaches
Kelley Lalley Memorial Scholarship; $1000; Member of HHS Varsity Basketball Team
Osborne Scholarship:  $500: Selected by Coaches.
Rowe/Box Scholarship:  $1000:  Career and Technical Education
John G. and Eleanor P. Rickert:  $2000; Education
Jake Hopkins Memorial:  $1000: Career and Technical Education
Robert Diehl Memorial: $1000:  Career and Technical Education
HHS Friends of Soccer:  $1000: 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; Medical Career Field
Sterchak Scholarship:  $2500: Architecture and Engineering
David M. Cavalieri Memorial Scholarship:  $1,000

Scholarships for Honesdale High School and Wallenpaupack students only (use online scholarship application):
Jeri Bigart Memorial Scholarships:  $1500. (2 each over two years - $3000 total.  Career and Technical Education. 

Application Process: The 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.

The link below is not for any of the Forest City Area scholarships. Please go to the appropriate Forest City scholarship to apply.

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.