Scholarships

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PWCA Scholarships provide financial assistance to high school seniors who exhibit excellence in a well rounded educational and extracurricular program. Each year, we award four $1000 scholarships and four $500 scholarships based on essay submissions. The scholarships are made possible by the Annual PWCA Convention Clinic, and are administered by the PWCA Scholarship Committee. Read more about the Scholarship Award process and download an application below.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROCESS

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2021

The current 2021 PWCA Scholarship Application is now available for download CLICK HERE.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Any current high school senior wrestler who is enrolled in a public or accredited private school in PA. Has attained a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) non-weighted based on a 4.0 scale for the three previous academic years (Grades 9, 10, and 11). And are planning to continue their education beyond high school in an accredited institution of higher education or a technical school.

SELECTION

The PWCA Scholarship Committee will consider the following for the purposes of awarding the $1000 scholarships:

  1. Academic achievement 25% (GPA and Class rank)

  2. Athletic achievement 25%

  3. Essay Contest 50%

The PWCA Scholarship Committee's  $500 scholarships will be based solely on the essay submissions.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Scholarships may be used at any institution of the recipient's choice education program which is designed to take one or more years to complete.

  2. Recipients will be announced in June by letter from the PWCA. A list of all winners will be sent to their guidance counselors. Non-recipients will not be notified.

  3. All winners must submit a certificate of admission or letter of acceptance to the Scholarship Committee by July 1st. Letters are required for the scholarship to be awarded. No scholarships will be awarded without proper documentation.

  4. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books, laboratory fees, and other academic costs like room and board.

  5. A check will be sent to the individual upon receipt for books, tuition, lodging, computer, etc. 

  6. If a recipient leaves the institution and there are PWCA Scholarship funds remaining, the institution shall return the balance to the PWCA.

  7. If a scholarship winner must delay their education for any reason, the scholarship will be held for up to 2 years from the date of high school graduation.

  8. The PWCA will be awarding four $1000 scholarships for the total application and four $500 scholarships. The same person cannot win both awards.

DEADLINE

All applications for any denomination of scholarship must be received by March 31st of the year in which they are awarded.

2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

$1000 winners


    Luke Stout - Mt. Lebanon, District 7
     Sheldon Seymour - Troy, District 4


  $500 winners

    Kole Lichtenfels - Bishop McCort, District 6
      Ethan Cain - Elizabeth Forward, District 7

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