Scholarships Available

For scholarship application submission and deadlines, please contact your school district's guidance offices for assistance. All of our scholarships are specifically for the region CFTT covers which is: Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County, New York. Below is the list of scholarships that were made available by donors. See your school's guidance office for additional information.

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Available Scholarships

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: $1,150

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: $10,250 for Multiple Awards

Austinburg Methodist Church, Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to graduating seniors with financial need from Cowaneque Valley or Jasper Troupsburg schools. Applicants must be a graduating senior who has earned at least a 2.5 grade point average in high school and been accepted to an accredited technical school, college, or university.  Preference will be given to students who are majoring in Christian ministry, Christian education, or mission field.  In the event, no one is entering these fields, other fields of study may be considered.

Amount Available: $675

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 scholarship was established 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: $4,200

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: $1,050

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: $550

Donald & Linda Jayne Wrestling Scholarship

Donald and Linda Jayne established this scholarship fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers in 2008.  This scholarship award is available to a Waverly High School senior who has been a wrestler or manager on the Waverly wrestling team and held a job or did community service work while in high school.  Applicants must have earned at least an 80% grade point average while in high school and demonstrate financial need as determined by eligibility for the NYS Higher Education Services Corp (HESC) or Federal Ford Loan.   

Amount Available: $2,000


Donald & LaRene Ayres 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: $4,400

Dr. Donna L. Mettler Scholarship

Dr. Donna L. Mettler established this scholarship for 2 graduating seniors of Wellsboro Area High School pursuing a degree in the education field with a preference for elementary education. Dr. Mettler has had a career in public education that spans 41 years. She has served as a special education teacher and reading specialist, an elementary principal, and superintendent of the Wellsboro Area School District.

Amount Available: Two awards of $5,000 each

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: $1,100 for each school

Dr. Jean E. Brenchley Science Award

Dr. Jean E. Brenchley Science Award was established through the estate of Dr. Jean E. Brenchley. This award recognizes the achievements of Dr. Brenchley who was a Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Biotechnology at Penn State University. She was the Director of the Biotechnology Institute at Penn State University. Among many of her honors and awards received, Jean received the Alice Evans Award from the American Society for Microbiology for her long standing commitment to the professional development of women in microbiology. She was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Women’s Anglers group and was an avid fly fisherman. This award is given to a woman in the senior class at Canton Area High School who has demonstrated excellence in academics and who is pursuing science as a career.

Amount Available: $1000

DuBois Family Scholarship

Arthur DuBois and his wife, Phyllis Wright DuBois, through their generosity and foresight left a legacy of supporting students educational goals by providing a scholarship to graduating seniors from Coudersport Area High School.

Amount Available: $30,000 for multiple awards

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: Not available for 2024

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: $900

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: $1,300

Guthrie Community Credit Union Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Guthrie Community Credit Union. Guthrie Community Credit Union is deeply committed to supporting the education goals of graduating seniors. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Waverly Central High School, Tioga Central High School, New York or from any Bradford County, Pennsylvania high school, as well as parochial schools and home schooled students within these school districts. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and an understanding of community service through volunteerism.

Amount Available:  Two awards of $1,000 each

Hannah L. Taylor Memorial Award Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Taylor family in memory of Hannah Litzelman Taylor.  Mrs. Taylor graduated valedictorian of Dushore High School's Class of 1903.  She was an educator and small business owner.  Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong advocate of quality education.  The Hannah L. Taylor Memorial Award Scholarship is awarded to a Sullivan County High School senior who has been accepted to an accredited two or four year technical school, college, or university. 

Amount Available: $275

John F. Bush Scholarship

Jack was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School that flew F18’s in the Navy. His family established this fund in his memory. Applicants must be Cowanesque Valley High School seniors that are student athletes.

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

Jon R. Cowburn Scholarship

Elizabeth Cowburn has established this scholarship in memory of her late husband, Jon R. Cowburn.  Applicants must have a strong work ethic and be a graduating senior of Northern Potter School District pursuing a trade degree, certification, or apprenticeship that may include a two-year degree from a vocational or trade school in the United States.

Amount Available: $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: $9,200 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: $600

Leo K. Shedden Scholarship

Leo K. Shedden, 1962 alumni, established this annual scholarship for a graduate of Canton Area High School who is pursuing a degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. After earning an Associate’s degree (BCC-Binghamton) he worked in St. Louis on the Gemini manned space program. He then earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and spent 30 years at Ford in Michigan in engineering and business development, with a 3 year stint at Ford’s partner Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan. After retirement from Ford, he worked for Navistar in the design and development of armored military vehicles. Leo and his wife are lifelong learners involved in adult learning programs affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Amount Available: $1,900

Major Lance A. Newton Scholarship

The Major Lance A. Newton Scholarship Fund has been established through the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers by Gabriel L. Higley and Carrie J. Lee to provide a scholarship in the amount of $500 for graduating seniors from Oswayo Valley High School.

Amount Available: $500

Margot Anderson Crawshaw Scholarship

Margot Anderson Crawshaw, an alumnus of Athens Area School District, established this scholarship fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers in 2024. Applicants must be a graduate of Athens Area School District. Applicants must have earned at least a “B” average while in high school and be pursuing a degree in the Arts. Past award recipients have the opportunity to renew for up to 4 years but must reapply.

Amount Available: $2,000

Mike Getz Scholarship

Mike Getz was a 1971 graduate of Sullivan County High School. He was an accomplished high school and college athlete - playing golf, soccer, basketball, and track. Besides sports, Mike was active in theater, various clubs and was a social butterfly known for being the life of the party. Mike went to Penn State University and had a successful career in real estate before passing away in 2022. Known for talking about “Griffin Fever”, Mike was passionate about Sullivan County High School and its sports programs – as a player, fan, and coach. Mike’s friends and family have established this scholarship to assist a male and female student athlete from Sullivan County High School attend an accredited two-or four-year college.

Amount Available: To Be Determined

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: $2,500

Owego Free Academy Alumni Scholarship

The Owego Free Academy alumni class of 1969 has established this scholarship to assist graduating seniors. Rather than naming the endowment for their class, they designated it the Owego Free Academy Alumni Scholarship Fund. Like so many OFA graduates, members of the Class of 1969 have very fond memories of Owego, friends, teachers, and coaches. This is their way of saying “thanks for the memories”.

Amount Available: $1,000

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: $1,500

Potter County Farm & Forestry Family Scholarship

This is a newly established scholarship by farming families of Potter County who are deeply committed to supporting the education goals of graduating seniors from Potter County School Districts majoring in the broad field of agriculture. 

Amount Available: $1,100

R.E. Fraley Technology and Engineering Scholarship

This merit based annual scholarship was established from the estate of R.E. Fraley for students graduating from Waverly High School pursuing a post-secondary degree in technology and/or engineering from an accredited technical school or university. 

Amount Available: 2 awards of $700 each

Raymond and Betty Bahr Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Betty Bahr, a long time resident of Dushore, Pennsylvania.

Amount Available: $1,400

Raymond, Tristan, and Evan Erway Memorial Scholarship

The Potter County Fair Association established this scholarship fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers in memory of Raymond, Tristan, and Evan Erway, former students of Northern Potter School District. They were avid participants in the 4-H and the Potter County Fair livestock showings.  This scholarship is open to residents of Potter County or the area of McKean County that is Oswayo Valley School District pursuing a degree at an accredited two or four-year university, college, or technical school. Applicants must have exhibited livestock at the Potter County Fair for at least two of the last six fair years. They must demonstrate good work ethic, be of good character, and understand community service through volunteerism. To be eligible for a scholarship the student must have maintained at least a 75-grade point average while in high school.

Amount Available: $1,150

Reiman Family Scholarship

The Reiman Family Scholarship Fund was established at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) by Jason and Melissa Reiman.  The purpose is to provide funds for scholarships supporting graduating students from Northern Potter County School District, Pennsylvania who will be pursuing a 2-year vocational program or a 4-year degree program.  Preference will be provided to 2-year vocational programs in building/construction, mechanics, or culinary and 4 year degree programs in science, technology, engineering, math, business, or health sciences.

Amount Available: $2,500 for one award

Robert B. Merten Circle of Fifths 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: $1,200

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: $1,000

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: $1,050

Shang Family Scholarship

This annual merit-based scholarship will be given to a graduating senior from Owego Free Academy who is pursuing a degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or Computer Science. In addition, the successful candidate will also possess strong interests, hobbies and passions outside the sciences and have a demonstrated desire to give back to Owego and the surrounding local community. The applicant should have maintained a 85% average or higher in science and have a financial need.

Amount Available: $2,000

Thomas W. "Doc" Shoemaker and Stefana H. "Stevie" Shoemaker Scholarship

This fund was established by the Shoemaker family. Stevie was a Sullivan County High School librarian and Doc was a veterinarian. They were owners of the weekly newspaper The Sullivan Review. They valued the importance of an education. The fund will give an annual scholarship each year to a graduating senior residing in Sullivan County, who is pursuing a degree in Library Science, Journalism, Biology, Chemistry, Zoology, English, Math, Technology and Computer Science.

Amount Available: $2,150

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: Up to $1,200 in awards

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, be pursuing a degree in the health care field 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: $1,100

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: $550

Tri County Rural Electric Scholarship

This scholarship offers accessible and future focused opportunities for students studying electrical technology. With a particular emphasis on inclusion of two-year technical certificate programming that supports current and future generations of students in electronic technology.

Amount Available: $2,550

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: $2,000

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.

Not Available for 2023

William Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The William Anderson Memorial Fund was established at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) in 2023 by William’s family and friends. William spent 35 years in education as a teacher and administrator. From 1968-1994, William taught social studies for the Owego-Apalachin Central School District. The purpose is to provide funds for scholarships supporting graduating students from Owego Apalachin Central School District, New York who will be pursuing a two-or four-year degree.

Amount Available: $500

Wright Family Scholarship

Arthur DuBois and his spouse, Phyllis Wright DuBois, through their generosity left funds in their Will to provide this scholarship to graduating seniors from Waverly Area High School. Phyllis a graduate of Waverly Area High School. This scholarship is open to students who have successfully obtained a NYS CDOS Commencement Credential and are pursuing a college degree at either a 2- or 4-year institution that culminates in an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Amount Available: $10,200 for multiple awards

 

Learn how you can create a new scholarship.

If you are interested in creating your own scholarship fund, you can review the guidelines and learn more in our Scholarship Handbook.