Scholarships/Awards

Attention Seniors! If you are not yet committed to a post-secondary education plan, here is a great opportunity with Penn Highlands Community College. In a few easy steps, you can be registered for classes to begin this Fall. See your Counselor if you have any questions.

The ICTC Heidi Allison Character Award
*APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023*

Mrs. Heidi Allison lived a life of love, compassion, and kindness. Her caring, nurturing character drove her to pursue a career in nursing, earning a B.S.N and M.S.N. from the Indiana University of PA. Her career as a nurse transitioned into the world of education where she would change hundreds of students’ lives. From day one, Heidi fostered a nurturing learning environment that truly impacted all of the students in her program. Her story is more than just another “Cancer” story. Heidi’s story is one of inspiration, acceptance, compassion, faith, and hope.

Her story is a true love story.

Heidi demonstrated dedication to her students’ success in all aspects of their lives – academically, professionally, and personally. Her students learned so much more than just how to be an effective health care professional: they learned the soft skills and character traits so desperately needed in today’s society – compassion, kindness, genuine empathy, and above all love. They applied their skills on a daily basis and with each challenge, quickly learned that focusing on “solutions” was ALWAYS more effective than dwelling on the “problems”. They stood by their beloved teacher until the end – reciprocating the very love and support that their beloved Mrs. Allison demonstrated to them on a daily basis.

Heidi’s unique character defined her. She was the epitome of kindness and empathy. Her genuine love for humankind was demonstrated by her inherent desire to always put others first. The Heidi Allison Character Award celebrates the impact of Heidi’s life by recognizing students who demonstrate these traits on a daily basis – and who, in turn, are helping to make the world a better place – one act of kindness at a time.

Application Process:

Application are available in the ICTC Office or Guidance Office. Completed applications will be collected by the Program Instructors. Program Instructors will provide the initial review and forward qualified applications to the ICTC Administrative Office. The ICTC Review Committee, along with Heidi’s husband and Heidi’s sister, will identify the top three candidates. Award Recipient will be selected via a random drawing during the In-House ICTC Award Ceremony in May.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a graduating senior enrolled at the Indiana County Technology Center.
  • Complete an award application and include a letter of reference from a respected member of their community, teacher or a school counselor at their respective school district or ICTC instructor.
  • Include a 250 word typed essay that addresses the following: If you were to receive this sizable award, please share how the funds might help you in the next chapter of your life. Consider sharing what your future goals may include after graduation. Share how you might use these funds to contribute back to society and the community in which you live and work.
Download the Heidi Allison Award Application Here

2023 Gold Scholarship Application

Quota of Indiana, PA is a 100-year-old service organization that links members of all ages, occupations, and nationalities in a worldwide network of service and friendship. With a motto of “we share,” Quotarians are known especially for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech impaired individuals as well as disadvantaged women and children.

Quota of Indiana, PA, Inc., with over 50 active members, meets monthly at the Indiana Country Club.

The Quota Gold Scholarship, established in honor and memory of charter members Rose Reschini and Fran Supinka upon the occasion of Quota’s 50th (gold) anniversary, is designed to offer financial support to a non-traditional female student who has gained acceptance to a program to further her education in order to accomplish her professional and career goals. The scholarship is for a minimum of $500 to be used for educational and/or professional development.

Applicant requirements to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Be a non-traditional female student in need of financial support
  • Complete the application form (April 30, 2023)
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Provide proof of acceptance to a recognized post-secondary program
  • Complete an interview with the Gold Scholarship Committee (scheduled for May 24, 2023)

 For any questions regarding the scholarship or application, please contact the Gold Scholarship Co-Chairperson:

Jennifer Bush, 724-762-4531, jbush@pahousegop.com

Click Here to Download the 2023 Gold Scholarship Application

 

Alpha Delta Kappa, Mu Chapter Scholarship
1. Must be a female graduate of an Indiana County school with plans to enroll in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in any field of education.
2. Candidate must be attending a county school with a representation of Alpha Delta Kappa membership.
3. Eligible districts include: Blairsville, Homer Center, Indiana, and the Indiana County Technology Center.
4. Applicants are evaluated on scholastic achievements, school activities, and community involvement.
5. Please include your transcript.
6. Please include the ADK award in your scholarship directory.

The Kiwanis Club of Indiana-Erv Kassulke Memorial Scholarship
1. Must be a senior who has completed at least two years of training and will graduate from the Indiana County Technology Center.
2. Must be accepted at a post-secondary school in a Vocational or Technical program related to their chosen area at ICTC.
3. Please include your transcript of last three (3) school years-academic and vocational.
4. Please include an essay on your future goals-limit one (1) page.
5. Please include a typed-written letter stating reasons for applying for the scholarship and how the post-secondary schooling will help advance your future career plans.
6. Please include a letter of recommendation from one (1) of your teachers.

The Kiwanis Club of Indiana-Dr. John R. Mallino, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
1. Must be a senior who has completed at least two years of training and will graduate from the Indiana County Technology Center.
2. Must be accepted at a post-secondary school in a Vocational or Technical program related to their chosen area at ICTC.
3. Please include your transcript of last three (3) school years-academic and vocational.
4. Please include an essay on your future goals-limit one (1) page.
5. Please include a typed-written letter stating reasons for applying for the scholarship and how the post-secondary schooling will help advance your future career plans.
6. Please include a letter of recommendation from one (1) of your teachers.

Indiana Rotary Club Annual Scholarship
1. Must be a senior who has completed at least two (2) years of training and will graduate from the Indiana County Technology Center.
2. Must be accepted at a post-secondary school in a Vocational or Technical program.
3. Please include your transcripts of the last three (3) school years-academic and vocational.
4. Please include an essay on your goals for the next 3-5 years, one (1) page limit.
5. Please include a typed-written letter, in business format, stating why, in your opinion, you qualify for the scholarship and how the scholarship will help you attend your school of choice.
5. Please include a letter of recommendation from one (1) of your teachers.

Indiana Rotary Club Annual Scholarship-Westmoreland County Community College
1. Must be a senior who has completed at least two (2) years of training and will graduate from the Indiana County Technology Center.
2. Must be accepted at a post-secondary school in a Vocational or Technical program.
3. Please include your transcripts of the last three (3) school years-academic and vocational.
4. Please include an essay on your goals for the next 3-5 years, one (1) page limit.
5. Please include a typed-written letter, in business format, stating why, in your opinion, you qualify for the scholarship and how the scholarship will help you attend your school of choice.
5. Please include a letter of recommendation from one (1) of your teachers.

ICTC Education Association Scholarship
1. Must be a senior graduating from the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC)
2. Should maintain at least a 90% average in all core academic subjects and in their ICTC program.
3. Should plan to attend a post-secondary school or plan to continue in his/her occupational area or plan to continue in his/her field by entering the workforce.
4. Should have at least 94% attendance while enrolled at ICTC. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
5. Should not have held any suspensions during the current school year.
6. Should obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her program instructor.
7. Please include an essay describing how your technical experience at the Indiana County Technology Center has helped you prepare for your future career goals ( No more that two (2) typed-written pages which have been double spaced).

Joseph J. Peles Memorial Scholarship
1. Must be a senior graduating from the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC)
2. Should maintain at least a 90% average in all core academic subjects and in their ICTC program.
3. Should plan to attend a post-secondary school or plan to continue in his/her occupational area or plan to continue in his/her field by entering the workforce.
4. Should have at least 94% attendance while enrolled at ICTC. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
5. Should not have held any suspensions during the current school year.
6. Should obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her program instructor.
7. Please include an essay describing what benefits students ear by completing Career and Technical Education Courses ( No more that two (2) typed-written pages which have been double spaced).

Gould HVAC/SkillsUSA Award
1. Must be a senior graduating from the HVAC program at the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC).
2. Should maintain at least a 90% average in all core academic subjects and in the HVAC program.
3. Must be an active member of the SkillsUSA organization at the ICTC. Serve as classroom or school-wide officer, compete at district competition, serve on a committee, or participate in leadership conference.
4. Should have at least 94% attendance while enrolled at ICTC. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
5. Should obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her program instructor.
6. Please include an essay describing how your technical experience and membership in the SkillsUSA organization at the ICTC has helped you prepare for your future career goals.

The Bernie Smith Scholarship 
1. Please include at least one (1) but no more than three (3) letters of support that confirm the student’s experience and accomplishments that promote the mission of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC)
2. Please include an essay expressing experiences and accomplishments as they relate to the mission of the AICDAC
3. Please submit an essay expressing your experiences and accomplishments. Include your thoughts on how your high school activities have supported the mission of AICDAC and how it plays a part in your future.

Indiana County Health Care Careers Consortium
1. Applicants must be accepted in the health related classes of their major course of study before the due date of this application. they must be pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate in a post-secondary health care education program. Evidence will be documented by an acceptance letter from the school.
2. Please submit an essay describing your motivation to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate. Please describe your plans after graduation, career goals and how their post-secondary education will benefit themselves, employers, patients or community. Other topics that may be addressed are leadership accomplishments, obstacles the applicant has overcome, and special talents. Your essay should be no longer than one (1) paged, typed, single spaced in 10 or 12 point font. The applicant’s name must be typed at the top of the page. The essay should use proper grammar and correct spelling.
3. Please include your post secondary intuition acceptance letter, a signed letter of reference, a signed GPA from your high school office and the signed statement from the College Office of Financial Aid or the estimated costs of the program.

Jack Clark Memorial Scholarship
1. Please submit a one (1) page essay that describes the applicant’s motivation to seek a career in manufacturing, as well as why manufacturing is important. Include career goals and explain why post-secondary education is beneficial to the applicant, employers, and the community at large. The essay should be no more than 600 words, must be typed in 10 or 12 point font. Applicant’s name and high school must be typed at the top of the page. The essay should reflect quality effort, proper grammar and correct spelling.
2. Please include: a signature from a school official verifying the applicant’s GPA, a copy of an acceptance letter or proof of student enrollment from the education institution the applicant will be attending during the 2023-2024 academic year, a signed letter of reference from a non-family member.

Thomas W. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship
1.The applicant must be a senior student enrolled in an approved secondary career and technical education program in Pennsylvania and planning to attend a post-secondary institution majoring in a career and technical field.
2. Please include: High school and career and technical school transcripts, two letters of recommendation – one from a CTE teacher; one from another teacher, counselor, principal or employer. Letters should be printed on official school or business letterhead. Letter of acceptance from the post-secondary institution you will attend.
3. Please provide a professional, well written essay of approximately 500 words (one typed, double-spaced page) and free of spelling and grammatical errors. Your essay should address the following statement.

Explain why you chose your field of study, your career goals and aspirations, and how participation in a CTE program has impacted your life.

Click here to access the application for these scholarship opportunities

TC2 Scholarship

The Tri-County Technology Consortium is excited to announce the release of the 2023 TC2 Scholarship application. 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.

See the attached application for requirements and instructions.

Please share this opportunity with students, teachers, counselors, and administrators in your district. It will also be available to download from the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board website. https://tricountywib.org/

2023 TC2 Scholarship Application Download

441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: (724) 349-6700
Email: info@ictc.edu