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Scholarship Applications

There are many ways for Butler Senior High School Students to search for assistance in paying for further education.   First, check out the links provided below to reputable scholarship search engine websites that will offer students opportunities for hundreds of scholarships nationwide.  Next, you will find multiple organizations from the area that provide us information to pass along to our students each year.  Links to those opportunities appear below as well.  We will update this information as it becomes available to us throughout the year.  Finally, our Senior Recognition Night takes place this year on May 21, 2024.  Over $300,000 are awarded to our seniors that evening from local families and organizations.  Applications will be made available to all seniors in February.

Senior Recognition Night Scholarship Information

All seniors will be notified during the first week of February about the opening of the application period for the Senior Recognition Night Scholarships.  At that time, you will find a link below to the scholarship bulletin that lists each scholarship available along with a brief description of the criteria used by the committee to select its winner for that scholarship.   Then you will find a second link to all of the scholarship applications.     Please see you school counselor with any questions.  All completed applications are due back in the Guidance Office no later than 2:45 PM on March 8th.  If the application requests a transcript, we will attach the transcript once the application is submitted.

2024 Senior Scholarship Bulletin

2024 Scholarship Applications

Senior Awards Night Scholarship Notes


Scholarship Search Websites 


Going Merry

Imagine America Foundation (specifically for Career and Technical Schools)



Scholarship Newsletter (email subscription for a monthly list of scholarships)


Outside Scholarship Applications


The Armstrong County Community Foundation offers multiple scholarships each year for students who live in Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Lawrence counties, which all use the same application and have a deadline of February 15, 2024.  We were notified recently that many of these scholarships have received no applications this year.  One in particular is the Richard G. Snyder Family Scholarship for students who will be majoring in the fields of agriculture or earth and mineral sciences.  Visit their website for more information and the application materials.


ASM International sponsors the Katz-Soler High School Scholarship awards $1500 to a senior attending a four-year college next year to study Engineering.  To apply, students must complete this application and return all materials to the address on the application by February 24, 2024.


The Columbus Foundation offers over 300 scholarships through which they award more than $4 million annually.  They use a universal application that is used to see if you are eligible for any of the 300 scholarships available.  Currently, they are advertising the CBC Charities Scholarship for graduating seniors who will be pursuing a career in a construction industry field (i.e. architecture, engineering, HVAC, etc.) by attending a two- or four- year college or accredited trade program.  You will complete the universal application by visiting their website and submitting the application before March 1, 2024.


Berkshire Hathway sponsors a scholarship each year entitled Dream...Innovate...Grow.  They look for three students who clearly embody these passions to award a $1000 scholarship towards tuition for a trade school, college or university program for up to four years provided the student maintains a 3.25 GPA.  To apply students must complete this application and return all materials to by the deadline, which is March 1, 2024.


First Commonwealth Bank annually awards 35 $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have a GPA of at least a 3.0.  Application materials are available on their website.  The deadline to enter is March 1, 2024.


The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame awards an individual $4000 scholarship each year to four deserving high school senior athletes.  Applicants must be high achieving, demonstrate financial need and must participate in a varsity sport and will complete this application.  The deadline is March 1, 2024.


Questeq Technology is now accepting applications for scholarships they award to 6 talented seniors.  This application must be submitted to by the deadline of March 11, 2024. 


Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) welcomes high school seniors who are the children of CEC members to apply for the Good Neighbor Scholarship, which supplies 10 scholarships worth $2500 each. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or trade school and complete the application materials found on their website.  The deadline is March 15, 2024.


The Western PA Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) awards $2,000 to three high school seniors who compete in their annual essay contest.  Each participating school is allowed to submit one essay for consideration.  Students interested should submit their essay to Mrs. Beneigh in the guidance office by March 15.  If more than one essay is submitted a committee will select the winning essay to submit.  All students will be notified of their selection status by March 22, which is the school's submission deadline.  Rules and essay materials are found through this pdf.


The Tzu Chi Foundation is now accepting applications from graduating seniors for their $1,500 scholarship which is based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.  Application materials can be found on their websiteThe deadline is March 16, 2024.


American Legion Post 117 is sponsoring an essay scholarship to any high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a veteran or active duty member of the Armed Forces.  Students will write a 400-600 word essay on the topic: "What does freedom mean to me?" and complete this application.  Essays must be submitted to Mrs. Beneigh in the Guidance Office by March 25, 2024.


The Calderone Caring Foundation has opened applications for the Christopher and Armand Scholarship to provide up to two $2,500 scholarships to students in PA who are pursuing education in Healthcare and Social Services.  Application information is found on their website.  The deadline is March 29, 2024.


PHN Charitable Foundation provides $30,000 in academic awards each year to students pursuing a career in the healthcare or allied health fields.  Seniors who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall will submit an essay containing a minimum of 600 words that explains how you could apply your education, goals and ideals at or with PHN/PHNCF to advance community health and wellness in the PHN footprint.  Details about the scholarship can be found on their website.  All application materials are due by March 31, 2024.


Top Tier Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch across the street from the New Castle Street entrance to the Senior High school.  They are awarding five (5) $1000 scholarships to students who are members of the credit union and plan on attending an accredited two- or four - year college, trade school or technical school.  Applicants will go to the Top Tier website to complete the application which is due no later than March 31, 2024.


The Red Barn Players theater group is pleased to offer an annual scholarship, maximum ward in the amount of $1,000 to a local graduating high school senior.  The scholarship is intended for students planning to major/minor in the performing arts (Theater, Dance, Voice, Technical Theater, Theater Design, Music, and Stagecraft).  If interested, complete this application by the scholarship deadline of March 31, 2024.


The Ellwood Industrial Group hosts an Industrial Maintenance Scholarship for seniors who plan to attend a trade school, college or university pursuing a certificate or degree in Mechatronics or an equivalent industrial maintenance program.  Students will compete to win a $10,000 scholarship.  Students should visit the official website and scroll to the bottom of the page to read about the Western PA opportunities.  Deadline is April 8, 2023.


The Audubon Society of Western PA awards one $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply.  Application material is located on their websiteThe deadline is April 12, 2024.


The Community Foundation of Western PA manages over 200 scholarships given to students throughout our region.  There is one universal application used to see if you are eligible for one or more of those scholarships.  Each year we are told that there are more scholarships available than students applying for them.  Take a moment now and visit their website to fill out this application.  The deadline is April 15, 2024.


The Student-View Scholarship Program offers over $14,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community college or career school.  Applications are available on their websiteThe deadline is April 23, 2024.


The Junior Women's Club of Butler awards a $1500 scholarship each year to a Butler County High School student who has a minimum GPA of 3.75 and is active in service organizations throughout high school.  Students will submit their application to by April 19th, 2024 for consideration.


The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program has been providing need-based funding for low-income students pursuing their dreams through further education since 1984.  There are multiple scholarships available with varying deadlines which can be explored on their website.




Scholarship Opportunities for Underclassmen


The Pennsylvania American Legion has a variety of scholarship opportunities open to high school students who have parents and/or grandparents who are members.  A list of the scholarships and deadlines can be found on their website.  Currently, there are two opportunities advertised (1) High School Oratorical Scholarship Program with a deadline of December 3rd and (2) the American Legion Annual Essay Contest with a deadline of January 9th.


The Horatio Alger Association (HAA) has more than 600 scholarships valued at up to $25,000 each available for high school juniors.  This organization looks for students who have critical financial need and are persevering through adversity, but are committed to earning a bachelor's degree.  Students will apply by visiting the HAA website and completing all steps by March 15, 2024.