Scholarships Available

Below is the list of scholarships that were made available by donors. The amounts available shown here represent the 2018 amounts. See your school's guidance office for additional information. Download the applications here.

Alan B. Carr Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is made possible by the Cowanesque Valley Class of 1984, and the family and friends of Alan B. Carr. It is given to a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High school. Preference is for pursuing a career in a technical or vocational field of study.

Amount Available: $1,000

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established from the Estate of Albert M. Anderegg for students graduating from Waverly High School pursuing a post-secondary degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. This is based on merit and not financial need and there is a preference for students pursuing a field in agriculture.

Amount Available: $10,000

Bill Davis Scholarship

This annual scholarship will be awarded with a minimum of $2,500 to a graduating senior from Owego-Apalachin High School who is pursuing a career in a health care field. They should have maintained a 90% average or higher in science and have a financial need.

Amount Available: $2,500

Carl & Charlotte Lovejoy Scholarship

This newly established scholarship by Charlotte Lovejoy through her estate. She was a former volunteer at Guthrie Healthcare and for many years she and her husband Carl delivered for the Meals on Wheels program. . Applicants will be a graduating senior from Waverly School District. The preference is for automotive related studies, good academic performance and financial need.

Amount Available: $4,000

Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship in memory of Darlene J. Sitler, former music teacher at Northern Potter School District is for a graduating senior from Northern Potter who has been accepted into a 4-year Bachelor’s program. This is open to any course of study or major, however, a preference is for applicants involved with music - band, chorus etc.

Amount Available: $1,000

David A. DeWire Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established for a graduate of Sullivan County School District who has excelled in general science and has been accepted into a two or four year school.

Amount Available: $500

Donald & Linda Jayne Wrestling Scholarship

This annual scholarship is for a Waverly senior who has participated in the wrestling program or been a manager for the program. The applicant must have at least an 80 grade point average. Preference is for someone who has held a job or done community service work while in high school and demonstrates financial need.

Amount Available: $500

Donald & Larene Ayers Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2012 by the estate of LaRene Ayres. This annual scholarship is for a graduate of Canton Area High School who is pursuing any worthwhile education or training program. This is not restricted to a formal two or four year college and the decision is based on merit and not need.

Amount Available: $4,700

Dorothy Kemp Leonard Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the estate of “Dot Kemp” to provide tuition payments for students graduating from Canton Area High School, who desire to go to technical institutions, trade school and similar institutions. This scholarship is for applicants interested in learning and practicing trades such as cosmetology, plumbing, welding, forestry, masonry, carpentry, auto mechanics, auto body, licensed practical nurses, horticulture and courses of a similar nature.

Amount Available: $4,000

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Two scholarships are given each year – one to a graduate of Cowanesque Valley Junior Senior High School and one to a graduate of Williamson Senior High School.

Amount Available: $1,000 for each school

Elizabeth Alamo Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship of $500 is for a Waverly High School graduate pursuing a degree in the field of nursing. The student must demonstrate financial need and have earned at least an 80 point average while in high school.

Amount Available: $500

Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship

Ms. Rosenberg was a teacher and department chair and secondary coordinator for the social studies department at the Owego Apalachin School District. Applicants must be a graduate of Owego Free Academy, Owego, NY and be pursuing a degree in the field of education. The student must have earned at least an 80 grade point average while in high school and have suitable characteristics for an effective career in education.

Amount Available: $2,000

Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the estate of Florence Bennett for a graduating senior from Wyalusing High School. The student must show achievement, aptitude and interest in science.

Amount Available: $1,000

Gerald F. Duffee Sr. Scholarship

Mr. Duffy was a teacher and principal of Austin High School. The Fund was established in his memory by family and friends. Applicants must be Austin High School seniors pursuing a degree in education and actively involved in extracurricular activities and volunteerism.

Amount Available: $1,000

John H. Hyde, Jr. And Dr. Marcella M. Hyde Scholarship

John was the principal at Canton High School from 1961-1983 and Marcella was a teacher and held positions including reading consultant and coordinator, Director of Curriculum and Federal Programs. She also authored the book “Bradford County, The Story of its People”. Applicants must be a Canton Area High School graduate, be in the top 25% of their graduating class, and be of high moral character and going into elementary or secondary teaching as a profession.

Amount Available: $3,500

Katherine P. Kerrigan Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Thomas W. Ward and Leslie Kipp, God-daughter of Katherine from the estate of Katherine P. Kerrigan. Katherine was a graduate of Barnard College. She traveled all over Europe as a tutor for a wealthy American family, the Plankingtons, in the 1920s. She taught at a number of schools and veterans’ associations, both to children and adults, on a whole range of subjects. She returned to Waverly when her father became ill. She was involved in community affairs and had great interest in public education and its improvement. The Katherine P. Kerrigan Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduates of Waverly High School exhibiting financial need and who have been accepted at an accredited two or four year college or trade school. The students must have strived to the best of their ability in their academic pursuits.

Amount Available: $8,000 for 2 scholarships

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship was established by Kyle’s family in his memory. Kyle passed away at the young age of fifteen, shortly after completing ninth grade. This fund has been made possible by numerous supporters and fund raising efforts in memory of Kyle. Applicants must be a graduate of Wellsboro High School, pursuing a degree in Science or Respiratory Therapy, have financial need and at least a 3.2 grade point average.

Amount Available: $1,000

Northern Potter Scholarship

The Northern Potter Scholarship Fund was established by retired Northern Potter School Teacher, Wanda Shirk. It’s grown with the support of numerous community members that are also dedicated to its mission to assist Northern Potter Seniors in a post-secondary education. This scholarship is for Northern Potter School District seniors. The number of scholarships awarded and the dollar amount awarded each year will be determined by funds available. No consideration is to be given to financial need. Applicants must submit a statement of educational/career plans, transcript of academic record, record of extra-curricular/community activities and 200 word essay on “Liberty” and be interviewed by the selection committee.

Amount Available: $1,400

Patrick W. Ryan Creative Writing & English Scholarship

The Patrick W. Ryan Creative Writing & English Scholarship was established by his family. Patrick had a love of reading and writing and held two undergraduate degrees and also a masters of fine arts in creative writing and a masters in library science and was a college professor. Applicants must be Coudersport High School seniors, actively involved in extracurricular activities, and have a unique love of writing.

Amount Available: $1,000

Robert B. Merten Circle Of Fifth Music Award

This scholarship was set up in memory of Robert B. Merten, a Presbyterian minister, teacher and musician. Throughout his life he took a strong interest in the young, the elderly and the needy. He was an active volunteer and thoughtful commentator on significant issues. He composed and performed music for several community organizations and functions and was a member of a local band. This award is open to any Potter County senior graduating from any public, private, or home school in Potter County or Port Allegany High School and accepted into college or conservatory in the field of music. Must be available to be tested and score a minimum of 190 points in the following areas: Performance, Aural Skills, Theory, Dedication, Essay, Classical and Jazz appreciation.

Amount Available: $900

Rockman’s Tuxedo Shop - Babe & George Tymoski Scholarship

This scholarship set up in memory of Babe & George Tymoski who were the proprietors of Rockman’s Dress Shop in downtown Sayre for many years. This scholarship is open to graduates of Athens, Sayre or Waverly High Schools. The student must be continuing their education in a field that will lead to their starting their own business or obtaining a degree in the business field.

Amount Available: $500

Rose Marie Tubbs Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Rose Marie Tubbs, a 1957 honors graduate of the Northern Potter High School. She had a gift for bringing happiness and fulfillment to all who she encountered, even while fighting cancer for many years. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a Northern Potter senior who is seeking a career in a field which may position them to contribute to the medical science developments which have the potential to eradicate diseases such as cancer.

Amount Available: $900

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship

Ruth Agar was and elementary teacher in Ulysses for thirty-three years. With her passing in 2008 she bequeathed a sum of money and a scholarship fund was created to give scholarships each year to graduating seniors who show characteristics of spunk, kindness and acceptance of all. They could attend a two or four year institution of higher education. Applicants must be a Northern Potter senior with an average of at least a “C”, characteristics of spunk, kindness, and acceptance of all. Student should show need for financial assistance and be seeking a career in a field which is people oriented.

Amount Available: $900

Stefana “Stevie” Shoemaker Scholarship

This fund was established by Dr. Thomas Shoemaker in memory of his wife. She was a Sullivan High School librarian and owner of the Sullivan Review. She valued the importance of an education. The fund will give an annual scholarship each year to a graduate of Sullivan County High School, who is pursuing a degree in Library Science or Journalism. If no applicants in those areas then pursuit of a biology degree can be considered.

Amount Available: $1,000

Tioga Tae Kwon Do Scholarship

Tioga Tae Kwon Do established an annual academic scholarship award available to their students that have demonstrated outstanding academic and martial arts performance and will be pursuing a college degree. Applicant must be an active student of Tioga Tae Kwon Do, LLC. The decision is based on merit and not need. Applicant shall have demonstrated strong academic and martial arts performance.

Amount Available: $500

Tomb Family Scholarship

The Tomb Family Scholarship was started in 1997 by Glenn Tomb in memory of his wife Beverly. After his passing the family continues to support the scholarship. Applicants must be a Northern Potter School District senior, have good school attendance and be in the top 10% of their graduating class at the end of the first semester of their senior year. They must have demonstrated good citizenship and good moral character in the classroom and the community.

Amount Available: $900

Towanda Musical Society Scholarship

Barbara Sowinski started this fund in 2009 to benefit any Bradford County High School Graduate pursuing a career in music. Applicant must be a resident of Bradford County, accepted into the music department of an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in music. The head of the music department of each eligible high school in Bradford County can nominate up to two candidates for the scholarship. The applicants will perform at a Towanda Music Society function for the selection committee.

Amount Available: $500

Troy Lions Club Huck Fund Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by the Troy Lions Club in recognition of Harold “Huck” Morris. Applicants must be Troy High School seniors, demonstrate financial need and have earned at least a “C” average in high school. Preference will be given to students who are the first members of their family to attend college. Students with continuing financial need may reapply for this scholarship in their sophomore, junior and senior years in college. To be eligible for a scholarship the student must have maintained at least a “C” average while in college. Students would reapply directly to the Troy Lions Club.

Amount Available: $1,400

Victor & Carla Ross Scholarship

Carla Ross and the family of Victor Ross established this scholarship fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers in 2005. Applicants must be a graduate of one of the seven Bradford County high schools. Applicants must have earned at least a “B” average while in high school and demonstrate financial need as determined by PHEEA. Priority will be given to students who are the first member of their family to attend college. This scholarship is renewable each of the 4 years applicant is in college when proof of grades and enrollment are received by the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers.

Amount Available: Not available this year because of a renewal.