Peters
Township
School District
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Our scholarship data base is maintained on Naviance/Family Connection https://connection.naviance.com/scholarship.

 
The Peters Township community, Washington County and the state of Pennsylvania provide many scholarship opportunities for our students on an annual basis. Sponsors contact the Counseling department each year with updated selection criteria, applications, due dates and submission instructions. As information and materials are received, the Scholarship page on Naviance will be updated. In order to help defray the costs of college, it is important for students to check this page often, especially during senior year. 

Many scholarships will require a transcript in addition to the application. Students must complete the scholarship transcript form in the Counseling office and submit it to Mrs. Bennett or Mrs. Hindman at least three days prior to the deadline. This procedure ensures that scholarship applications requiring official school documents are processed accurately and in a timely manner.

Please consider the following for scholarship applications that require an official transcript and/or counselor evaluation/written evaluation:

  • Be aware of deadlines. Some applications may state “post-marked” while others must be submitted by a specific due date. It may take several days for your request to be fulfilled depending upon the evaluation form & written evaluation requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to plan accordingly. 
  • In the case that scholarship sponsors prefer the PTHS counseling office to collect the applications and pre-screen applicants, the scholarship bulletin will indicate the application as having an earlier submission date to the Counseling office. A pre-selected scholarship committee made up of PTHS employees will follow the criteria outlined by the sponsor that may include selecting one nominee to represent PTHS. Once a candidate has been selected, they will be notified by their counselor and their name will be submitted to the scholarship sponsors for consideration.  

If you have any additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Cunningham.

FAFSA

FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid) is an office of the U.S. Department of Education. Federal student aid plays an essential role in supporting post-secondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families.  

  • You must complete & submit a FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid for college, career training, and for most state & institutional aid. The quickest way to apply is by creating an account and following the instructions on www.fafsa.ed.gov
An Internet search of the word "FAFSA" may direct users to for-profit web sites offering to help you complete the FAFSA form for a hefty fee. Stick with free, federally-affiliated assistance in filing your FAFSA. Below are some reputable resources:
  • Call FAFSA offices directly at 1-800-4-FED-AID or visit Student Aid Help
  • Visit the Student Loan Support Center or call them directly at 1-800-557-7394
  • The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is a PA government-funded agency which also provides assistance with filing the FAFSA. They have several helpful links on their website. 
    • PHEAA provides regional school assistants/representatives across the state of Pennsylvania. The Southwestern PA representative's contact information can be found Here
  • College/University financial aid offices use the information you provide on your FAFSA to determine your eligiblity to receive federal student aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study programs. You are encouraged to call your university's financial aid office to determine their specific financial aid programs and protocols. 

 Other Helpful Links:

Many Pennsylvania high school seiors who otherwise would have been eligible for a state or federal grant did not receive one because they did not file their FAFSA on-time. Be sure to file your FAFSA as soon as possible. To find timelines based on semester and year of enrollment in college, visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm

Financial Aid Articles
PHEAA Student Aid Guide: 
 
FAFSA Resources for Parents: 
 
FAFSA Basic Eligibility Requirements:
 
PHEAA's Online Calculator- How your Financial 
Decisions Can Affect Aid: 
Peters
Township
School District
PT High School
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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