Scholarship List and Requirements

Charles Barton Scholarship Fund

Charles Barton Scholarship Fund

The Charles Barton Scholarship was established by the late Chuck Barton in memory of his wife, Judy Barton, who worked as a registered nurse in the North East School District.

Amount: Determined Annually

Deadline: April 15

Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from North East High School in NE, PA
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. First preference will be given to students pursuing a nursing degree from Mercyhurst University North East campus.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
How to Apply:

Contact the North East High School guidance office or download the application below.


Dorothy Bertges-Thornton Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually

Deadline: April 30

Eligibility:
  • Must be a 2019 graduating senior planning to continue your education
  • Must have financial need as determined by your PELL Grant eligibility
How to Apply:

Download the scholarship application below.


DefIANt Scholars Program

DefIANt Scholars Program

The DefIANt Scholars Program provides scholarships that help students with disabilities attend college. Founded by Ian Malesiewski, a North East native and athlete who sustained a spinal cord injury and is now attending the University of Miami, this program aims to support students and make the transition to college less difficult. Our mission is to help aid the disabled community in an attempt to break down barriers, stereotypes, and misconceptions inside and outside of the classroom.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 1

Eligibility:
  • Must have a physical or intellectual disability
  • Must be pursuing college or another higher education opportunity
  • First preference will be given to individuals from Erie County, PA
How to Apply:
  1. Click this link to Apply Now
  2. To create an account enter your email address and establish a password
  3. After your account is created, you will register by filling out your contact information
  4. Click on apply and choose the scholarship you wish to complete
  5. You will be required to upload necessary attachments such as a transcript, essay, etc.
  6. Applications can be saved as a draft to forward at a later date

If you need assistance with the application process, please email Ian Malesiewski at ianmalesiewski34@gmail.com.


Richard Gorzynski Memorial Scholarship

Richard Gorzynski Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Gorzynski, a North East resident, triathlete, fierce competitor and highly intelligent leader who was stricken with cancer at age 48.

Amount: $250

Deadline: There is no deadline.

Eligibility:
  • Awarded to senior athletes from North East High School, North East, PA
How to Apply:

There is no application.


James R. Meehl Memorial Scholarship

James R. Meehl Memorial Scholarship

Meehl was a lifelong resident of North East, owner of Eureka Electrical Products and a founding member of Lakeview Country Club. He excelled in academics, graduating from Cornell University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Amount: Determined annually; Renewable 4 years

Deadline: April 17

Eligibility:
  • This scholarship is established in memory of Jim, Meehl, a 1944 graduate of North East High School. Mr. Meehl went on to study engineering at Cornell University. He was the president and owner of Eureka Electrical Products, Inc, and was an active and engaged volunteer in the North East Community.
  • Must be a graduating North East High School senior pursuing a post-secondary degree at a 4-year college or university.
  • Must be a member of the NEHS National Honor Society
  • Must be a member of a varsity sport
How to Apply:

Contact the North East High School guidance office for an application.


The Lenora Jane Perdue Scholarship

Amount: Determined annually

Deadline: May 15

Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from Westfield Academy & Central School (Westfield, NY); Ripley Central School (Ripley, NY); or North East High School
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the education field
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
How to Apply:

Download the application below.


Susan Elizabeth Valone, MD Memorial Scholarship

Susan Elizabeth Valone, MD Memorial Scholarship

Susan started her life here in North East but ended up as an infectious disease specialist in Colorado. Along the way she went to The University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate degree, Temple University for her medical degree, Johns Hopkins for residency, and then Case Western Reserve and UCLA for fellowships to take her to her goal in infectious diseases. She had gotten married, had a child, and started practice at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado before being overcome by pancreatic cancer.

In her honor, the Estate of Charles and Alice Valone has established a scholarship for a North East High School graduate who is seeking a career in healthcare through collegiate or vocational education. To anyone seeking such a career, please apply.

Amount: $1,000 annually for one year

Deadline: June 15

Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from North East High School in North East, PA
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during last three years of high school
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the healthcare field
How to Apply:

Requirements

  • Give the name of an educational institution where degree or training is to be pursued, and to which the student has been accepted
  • Write one original essay — must be at least one typed page in length. It must discuss why the student has chosen this career path, and why this award will be impactful
  • Provide at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, supervisor or pastor, to be submitted with the essay
  • Completed application form

Apply

  • Contact the North East High School guidance office.

Robert Whitney Erie County Farm Bureau Agricultural Scholarship

Amount: Determined annually

Deadline: April 15

Eligibility:
  • This scholarship is intended to benefit the children and grandchildren of Erie County Farm Bureau regular or associate members in good standing. Said members must have consistently paid the Farm Bureau’s dues for a minimum of two consecutive years.
  • Must be pursuing post-secondary education, which includes vocational school. While all candidates are eligible, preference will be given to those students whose primary major or field is agriculturally related.
How to Apply:

Download the application below.