Information for Students
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies works with many donors to provide scholarships all across our region. The selection process for most of our scholarships is managed through committees established at local high schools. However, we will be glad to answer any questions you might have about the scholarships available as well as applying for and receiving scholarship funds.
You can search our website by county and school district to discover what scholarship funds are available to you. The Community Foundation also contacts guidance counselors at eligible school districts in March to let them know what scholarships are available and what the eligibility requirements are.
Some of our scholarships have online applications, which you can find when searching our scholarship database. You can also contact your school guidance counselor to find out how to apply for many of the Foundation’s available scholarships. If you still have questions, contact Katrina Perkosky, Development Associate, at 814-536-7741, ext. 119.
Scholarship winners are announced at each school’s senior awards ceremony. You will receive a letter explaining how much your scholarship is for, what fund it comes from, and how it will be awarded.
We mail most scholarship checks in early August. You will be notified by your college when the check arrives because you will need to co-sign it before it can be applied to your tuition account.
You can send thank you letters to the following address and they will be forwarded to the donors who have made your scholarship possible:
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Attention: Scholarship Thank You
116 Market Street, Suite 4
Johnstown, PA 15901.
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is an approved PATH Partner through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Students who receive scholarships from approved PATH partners, such as the Community Foundation, and will attend college in Pennsylvania, may be eligible to receive additional scholarship funds from the PATH program. As an approved PATH partner, we provide the necessary information to PHEAA for potential PATH match consideration. You do not need take any action. However, if you receive a PATH scholarship, it will be noted on your tuition bill throughout the year.