Rocky Grove High School

Scholarship Information

** Applications available in the Guidance Office unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship                                                                                Deadline

David T. Rynd Memorial Scholarship Fund                                                March 1, 2018

This scholarship was established in honor and memoriam of David T. Rynd, who had a passion for agriculture and exemplifies the highest of moral character, such as honesty, integrity, determination, outgoing personality, kindness to others and a competitive spirit. The David T. Rynd Memorial Scholarship is available to a student who can mirror these same characteristics and is studying in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. The student must be from the 10-county Northwest Pennsylvania Region including Crawford, Venango, Erie, Mercer, Lawrence, Forest, Clarion, Butler, Armstrong and Warren counties. Click Link to apply:

Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 

The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals' Student Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field. Scholarships of $500 each will be offered to students who meet the requirements.  


  1. Scholastic achievement and motivation for higher education
  2. Qualities and traits of leadership, citizenship, and service to school and community
  3. Financial need
  4. Recommendations from business education department member and/or school counselor must accompany application
  5. Goal:  A career in secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education (including business education teaching

Kirtland Cancer Foundation                                                                        May 1, 2017

Up to seven college scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be available to area schools to a student who is a cancer patient, cancer survivor and/or have an immediate family member (mother, father, daughter, son, or siblings) with cancer. In addition, the applicant must be a US citizen and currently attending or scheduled to attend an accredited university, junior college, trade school, and/or graduate school. Applicants may reapply every year.  Information may be found online at 

Mechanical Contractors Association                                                                May 1, 2017

Four (4) $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded this year to a student living in Western PA enrolling in plumbing, HVAC, mechanical engineering, or other construction related field.  Apply online at or pick up an application form in Guidance.  

Pennsylvania American Legion                                                        May 2017 (dates vary)

Essay contests & Scholarship opportunities        All require student to be a child/grandchild of a PA Legionnaire        Sebastianelli Drum Corps: music major, high school band member

Joseph P Gavenonis: attending a 4 year university/college

Robert W Valimont: attending 2 year career-oriented education

2 essay contests & 1 oratorical contest

Mike Rowe’s Work Ethic Scholarship                                                         May 19, 2017

2 references are required - by a boss, superior, teacher, or someone you have reported to who will gush about with you in a way that will knock our socks off. You’ll need to write an essay and answer a few short questions. Your essay is a chance to make the case for why YOU should get some of the free money. Tell us about yourself. Why are you drawn to the skilled trades? Why do you deserve to receive an award?  Apply now at 

Laura M. Smedley Scholarship                                                                     June 10, 2016

This scholarship is for students who:

college OR attend the Registered Nursing Program at Venango Campus of Clarion University

Children of PNC Bank employees are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.  The funds are limited to the first two years of college and are awarded according to satisfactory academic achievement and financial need.                          

Frank and Clara Williams                                                                               June 10, 2016

This scholarship is for students who:

Children of PNC Bank employees are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.  The funds are awarded according to satisfactory academic achievement and financial need.

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship                                                        June 15, 2017

Applicant must be graduating high school in spring of 2017 and plan to attend a technical school in the fall.  He/she must demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity and be involved in community service activities.  Apply online at 

Nursing School Almanac Scholarship                                                        June 30, 2017

$1,000 to a student aspiring to be a nurse who best demonstrates:


  1. Meet all deadlines.
  2. If you need a transcript for a scholarship let Mrs. Beightol know ASAP.
  3. Check into the schools you are applying to.  Many of them offer their own scholarships.
  4. Please ask teachers/counselors/etc…for recommendation letters at least one week ahead of time.  If you do not hear from them keep asking them to complete the letter.  YOU MUST MEET DEADLINES.
  5. If you have questions, please ask!

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