Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Scholarship Information


If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact the Guidance office. 


Troy Jr Sr High School Common Scholarship Application 


The Troy Jr Sr High School Common Scholarship Application is used to select recipients for a list of local scholarships coordinated by the guidance office. This application is also used by some outside contributors when selecting the recipient(s) for their award/scholarship. 


Please include ALL supporting documents with your application. 

Due to a FAFSA processing delay, the Student Aid Index (SAI) will be due to guidance by April 5th, 2024.  The rest of the application is still due NO LATER THAN February 23. 2024



Applications are due in the Guidance Office NO LATER THAN February 23. 2024.  The guidance office will strictly adhere to this deadline. The Student Aid Index (SAI) from the FAFSA will be due to guidance by April 5th, 2024.  


E-Tech Scholarship

A scholarship for academic excellence will be awarded to a Troy High School senior who will be pursuing an A.A.S or B.S. degree degree in mechanical engineering technology or manufacturing technology related secondary education.

- Official High School transcript 
- SAT and/or PSAT 
- Class Rank 
- Copy of acceptance letter to a 2-year or 4-year college or university 
- Essay (200 words) on community service or volunteer experience you participated in and how it impacted you. 
- Essay (200 words) of your goals and aspirations for career upon graduation from high school. 
- Letter or letters of recommendation from teacher in related field is desirable. 
- Include any addition standardized test scores, honors, awards or achievements with the application.

E-Tech Industrial Corp. awards a $1000 scholarship each year for the student selected based on the information provided. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the E-Tech Industrial Corp. committee. They will use the Troy High School Common Application along with the details/information outlined above to aid in the decision.

The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for High School Seniors helps make the dream of higher education a reality for outstanding students from under-resourced, underrepresented, and underserved communities.

High school seniors who are facing financial challenges may apply to win up to a $10,000 scholarship to help them attend college or a vocational-technical school.

Applications are now open through May 17, 2024.

Helping more students access higher education

In 2021, the Sallie Mae Fund expanded the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program to further promote diversity in higher education among students from under-resourced, underrepresented, and underserved communities.

Working in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we’ve awarded 80 scholarships to high school seniors, totaling $750,000. 

Mansfield Foundation Scholarship Nights

For anyone planning to attend college.

Scholarship tips
Scholarship opportunities
FAFSA help
PA State Grant Process


March 27th 6-8 PM
April 17th 6-8PM
May 8th 6-8 PM

54 S. Main St. Mansfield

Must RSVP to save a spot

Troy Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program

The Troy Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its inaugural Scholarship Program for qualified, graduating seniors. A total of 3 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1000 each to deserving students that have met the necessary requirements. The 3 scholarship categories are as follows: Academic (4 year degree), Trade/Technical (2 year degree), and School to Work.


Each applicant must:

*Be a graduating high school senior in the Troy Junior/Senior High School.

*Submit a completed application by the deadline of April 1, 2024.

Brian R. Shaner Memorial Scholarship
$3,000 Tuition Award

A scholarship for academic excellence will be awarded to a Troy Area High School Senior (Class of 2024) who will be pursuing a BS degree in Engineering, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, etc.) or Mathematics.


• Official High School transcript

• SAT and/or PSAT

• Class rank

• Copy of acceptance letter to a four-year college/university

• Essay on the reason for interest in chosen field, including career goals

• Letter or letters of recommendation from a math and/or science teacher is desirable

• Any additional standardized test scores, honors or awards should be included with the application

SEND TO: c/o Mrs. Theresa Brands, Guidance Department, Troy Area High School

DEADLINE: April 12, 2024

Merit Shop Training & Research Center Scholarships

The MSTRC Scholarships are designed to support post-secondary education in the construction industry.

The Merit Shop Training and Research Center was established several years ago by Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter (ABC Keystone), as a non-profit fund whose mission is to provide financial assistance to students who have chosen construction-related careers. The Center is funded by members of the Chapter, who have taken the responsibility of being proactive in assisting men and women in their preparation for this industry. The Center has awarded over $574,850 since its inception. This program would not be possible without all the individuals contributing to the Center. Thank you!

To be eligible, applicants must either:

  1. Be a permanent resident in the Chapter’s service area which includes the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, York; or,
  2. Be applying to or attending a Chapter service area trade school, college, or university program directly related to a construction career. This includes skilled trades, engineering, architecture, and construction management.

Applications are reviewed by distinguished industry professionals serving on the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Merit Shop Training & Research Center, Inc. The scholarships are awarded solely based on merit and without regard for the race, color, religion, national origin, or gender of applicants.

The 2024-2025 Scholarship Awards Application is Open
Application Submission Deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024

Please download the appropriate forms below and submit them to ABC Keystone before February 23, 2024.

Download the Application Materials:

Website for more information:

Kids Can't Fight Cancer Alone, Inc. Scholarship

Kids Can't Fight Cancer Alone is a 501(c)(3) charity organization made up of seven board members with sub-committees as needed, that supports families in Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan Counties of PA who have a child with a diagnosis of a childhood cancer, from notification to remission and beyond. And sadly, through internment, if needed. All funds raised stay locally and Kids Can't Fight Cancer Alone is 100% volunteer.

Kids Can't Fight Cancer Alone will again be offering TWO $2,500 scholarships to the graduating seniors of Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan County schools, who are pursuing further education. The TWO $2,500 scholarships will be available to former or present patients of pediatric cancer or to a sibling of a former or present patient of pediatric cancer. Qualified applicants are those who have completed treatment or those in treatment and their siblings. 

Applicants for the 2024 awards can apply starting March 15, 2024 with a deadline for application set at April 26, 2024. The recipients will be announced on or before June 1, 2024, however, the payment will be made directly to the institution of higher learning or trade school prior to the start of the recipient’s academic year.

Mansfield Foundation Scholarships

The 2024-25 Mansfield Foundation scholarship application will open Thursday, February 15th. Students can go to to apply online.


There are several scholarships for students attending any university within the U.S. along with many opportunities for student interested in attending Commonwealth University - Mansfield. 


Joseph R. Every Scholarship 


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. High School Senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY

2. Be accepted to an accredited college, university, or professional school in a program leading to a degree in EDUCATION, MEDICINE, OR ENGINEERING.

3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0.

4. Consideration will be given to financial need. 

The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of higher education only and will be in an amount determined by the selection committee. A maximum award of $10,000 may be made. Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books, and room and board. 


Please include ALL supporting documents with your application. 


Applications are due in the Guidance Office NO LATER THAN April 8th. 2024 or to C&N Office by April 12th, 2024.  The guidance office will strictly adhere to this deadline. 


Joseph R. Every Scholarship Application 2024.pdf

Oscoluwa Engine & Hose Company/Troy Fire Department Scholarship

The Award is given to a child or grandchild that is a member in good standing with the Troy Fire Department. Applicants must be enrolled in college or university and accepted as a full time student. Applicant is required to write a one-page essay entitled, "Why is volunteering important to the community?"

Please complete the Troy Common Scholarship application along with the above requirements. 

The completed application and essay are due in the Guidance Office by March 15, 2024.



Troy Fire Company Scholarship.pdf

WHO:  Senior high school students who reside in Wells Township, Bradford Co., PA or Jackson Township, Tioga Co., PA. Applicants must plan on attending an accredited program at either a two-year or four-year institution and must start that program the year following the award
WHAT:  A $500.00 scholarship
WHEN:  Deadline for applications to be returned is April 19, 2024
WHERE:  Applications can be picked up in the guidance counselor office. For additional information call Email Nelson Harris at [email protected] or 1-607-333-4611

"Service Above Self" Award

Purpose: To recognize and reward up to 2 Troy H.S. graduating seniors for outstanding volunteer service within our local communities. 

Completed form must be returned to the Troy High School Guidance Office no later than FRIDAY, MAY 10th

Troy Lions Club Huck Fund Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by the Troy Lions Club in recognition of Harold "Huck" Morris. 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 to be awarded: $2,000

Applications are due in the Guidance Office NO LATER THAN March 25th. 2024

Guthrie Community Credit Union Scholarship

This is a newly established scholarship by the Guthrie Federal Credit Union. Guthrie Federal Credit Union is deeply committed to supporting the educational goals of graduating seniors. 

Amount to be awarded: Two awards of $1000 each

Please email your application in Word of PDF form to: [email protected] no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024, by 5:00 PM. Or mail to Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. Mailed application must be postmarked no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024. 

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative 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. 

Eligible applicants should be pursuing a degree or certificate in electrical contracting, electrical technology, electrical engineering, line-man certification and other electrical utility careers may be considered. 

Amount to be awarded: $2550

Please email your application in Word of PDF form to: [email protected] no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024, by 5:00 PM. Or mail to Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. Mailed application must be postmarked no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024.

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. 

Amount to be awarded: $550

Please email your application in Word of PDF form to: [email protected] no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024, by 5:00 PM. Or mail to Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. Mailed application must be postmarked no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Engineers make up the foundation of ever-growing innovation in this world. So be a part of this movement and help change the world. In turn, we'll give you a helping hand with a $2000 scholarship. The scholarships will be based entirely on merit, involvement, and community service. Share with us who you are and your achievements!

Apply by mail. The deadline is March 22, 2024. 

More information can be found on

Endless Mountains Primitive Outdoorsman (EMPO) Scholarship

EMPO is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose includes educating, recreating, and preserving the customs and conditions of traditional weapons, crafts, and artisans of early America.

Students must be pursuing a degree or certificate at an accredited institution of higher education.

Students must be involved in school and/or community activities. 

One-time award of $1,000

Applications must be submitted to the EMPO President Alan Superko J. at 241 Doolittle Hill Rd, Laceyville, PA 18623 - postmarked or emailed using subject heading 'EMPO Scholarship Application 2024' to [email protected] no later than April 1, 2024. 


For Seniors in Guthrie location High Schools (Troy included)
14 Scholarships to be awarded 
Value of each Scholarship: $650 per year or $2,600 over four years of undergraduate study

Please follow the link below for additional eligibility criteria and application materials and instructions:


Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) David T. Terrell Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Fund:

NTSWA awards 3 scholarships annually, one in each of Bradford, Tioga, and Sullivan Counties, Pennsylvania. Each award can be any amount up to or exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) if deemed appropriate by the Authority Board of Directors.

Please follow the link below for further information and eligibility requirements:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by or postmarked by April 5th of each year. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

General information about the scholarship and full eligibility requirements.

Honors Graduation Build a Better Future Awards - Five 10,000 rewards. Graduating High School Seniors Eligible: 

Scholarship Search Web Sites


The Troy Common Scholarship Application - 
This application qualifies students for many different scholarship opportunities and should be completed by ALL seniors.

The Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship - 
This is  a $650 medical scholarship.  

The Brian R Shaner Scholarship
This is a scholarship of academic excellence. Students must be pursing a career in Engineering, Math, Physics, or Sciences to be eligible. 

Every year the Troy Rotary Club honors a student/students with a "Service Above Self" award.To qualify for this award you must have completed 100 hours of volunteer service (grades 9-12). Please see GO for more information.

David T. Terrill Scholarship sponsored by the Northern Tier Solid Wast Authority 
The applicant must be a resident of Bradford, Sullivan, or Tioga County and pursuing a major in a field related to the environment. (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Meteorology, etc.)

ALLETE Clean Energy Scholarship 
This scholarship is sponsored by Armenia Mountain Wind Energy Project. Students can see the Guidance Office for more details.  Applicants must be attending a college/university in one of the following majors:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • The Energy Industry
  • Related Trades

The Troy Area Education Association -TAEA/ESP scholarship
This scholarship is for the son or daughter of a TAEA/ESP member who is going on to a school of higher education. Preference will be given to students planning to enter the teaching profession.  Selection will be by a committee selected by the TAEA/ESP presidents. Names will be covered during the selection process.

This scholarship is based on financial need, first generation, activities and academics.

This scholarship is available to anyone who lives in WELLS township or JACKSON township.
This is a $500 scholarship.

Other Helpful Links and Information

Financial Aid

A Financial Aid Night was held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 5PM in the Canton High School Auditorium

The PowerPoint presentation from the Financial Aid Night is available at this link: 

Helpful Resources for completing the new 2024-2025 FAFSA:  

The 2024-25 FAFSA is scheduled to be released by December 31. Students and families can access the form on
Families should create their Federal Student Aid Account (FSA ID) at least 4 days prior to completing the FAFSA. As part of the step authentication, families can also download an authenticator app which can be used to assist families with logging in even when cell and internet service isn’t available.

FAFSA Line by Line Webinar

PHEAA Access Partners will present an overview of the 2024-25 FAFSA process to guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and PA State Grant applications. This webinar is scheduled for February 21, 2024 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM (ET). Register at

FAFSA on the Web.  This is the link to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This is the first step in the financial aid process that all college bound students should complete.  After completing the FAFSA, the state financial aid organization, PHEAA, will contact students regarding their aid process. PHEAA is initiated by filing the FAFSA form.

Federal Student Aid Estimator - an estimate of how much federal student aid they may be eligible to receive. These estimates are based on the Student Aid Index (SAI), used to determine federal student aid eligibility. 

PHEAA state financial aid web site
FinAid- Probably the best site for information on all aspects of financial aid. Loans, grants, estimators; if it has to do with financial aid, it is probably here.
Sallie Mae- Lots of information on student loans and financing a college education. This agency administers the Federal Parent Plus Loan program.  

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