The Consortium for Public Education has distributed applications to area high schools for two scholarship programs it oversees — the Hope Scholarship and the Dr. Matthew R. Hadley Scholarship.
The Hope Scholarship is an award specifically for seniors in East Allegheny, Steel Valley, West Mifflin Area and Woodland Hills high schools who plan to continue their education at an accredited college, university or technical school. Two $1,000 awards will be made this year.
Mimi Falbo and her brothers and sisters founded the scholarship to honor their parents, Margaret and Frank Sattler. The first Hope Scholarships were awarded in 2006.
The Hadley scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is open to seniors in Clairton, East Allegheny, McKeesport Area, Steel Valley and South Allegheny high schools who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The scholarship is given in memory of Hadley, a longtime McKeesport area physician who served the community for decades through his private practice and his years on staff at McKeesport Hospital.
Deadline to apply for both awards is March 15. Students should contact their guidance counselors for application forms.
Both applications may be printed from the Consortium website. Visit www.tcfpe.org and follow the scholarship prompts.