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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 are notified during the first week of February about the opening of the application period for the Senior Recognition Night Scholarships.  For reference, the scholarship bulletin and scholarship notes will remain posted below.  All application materials were due in the Guidance office by March 8, 2024.  Students will be notified early in May if they will be invited to attend the award ceremony to receive a scholarship.  The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 21 in the SHS auditorium. 

On this night the prestigious Theodore K. Vogeley Memorial Scholarship is awarded.  The application for this scholarship is administered through the principal's office.  The application period is March 15 through April 15 and materials are found on the BSHS website's main page.

2024 Senior Scholarship Bulletin

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 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 Tri-County Technology Consortium has announced the release of the 2024 TC2 Scholarship application.  Up to three $1,000 scholarship awards will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from Armstrong, Butler, and Indiana Counties that will be pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate in a post-secondary IT/Technology education program.  Application materials are due 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.


Concordia Lutheran Ministries presents the Korum "Good Citizen" Essay Contest & Scholarship.  Graduating seniors who will be attending an undergraduate institution who have a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are pursuing a career in healthcare and are Christians are preferred but are not required.  Application materials are found on their website.  Deadline is May 1, 2024.


The Housing & Redevelopment Authority has opened its application for scholarships being awarded to seniors who will be attending any post-secondary educational institution after graduation who are living in any AHCB or RACB property or uses a housing choice (Section 8) voucher.  Interested students can visit the HRA website for more information.  Deadline is May 31, 2024.


The Rachel A. Mogielski Scholarship is entering its 26th year of awarding 4 - 5 graduating seniors with a $2,000 scholarship.  Students will complete this application by June 1, 2024.


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.


Butler County Community College Education Foundation awards over $215,000 a year in scholarships to BC3 students. There is one application for accepted BC3 students to use to be considered for all of the merit and need-based scholarships available.  Students will visit the BC3 Scholarship website to complete the application.  Note: Students must have registered for their fall classes before completing the online application.  Deadline is July 1st.




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.


Distinguished Young Women of PA is a national program that empowers young women to reach their full
potential by providing scholarships, life skills workshops (like interview skills), and a positive peer network.  Participants also compete for scholarship money.  If interested look at this flyer for more information and application details.  Deadline is May 1, 2024