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Scholarship opportunities

Blair Garden Club offers $1,000 college scholarship

The Blair Garden Club of Altoona is offering a $1,000 scholarship to eligible high school seniors.

The applicant must be a resident of Blair County.

Students must be interested in pursuing further education in one of the following areas of study: agricultural education, botany, city planning, ecology, environmental engineering, environmental science, floriculture/floral design, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture and design, nursery production/management, plant pathology/science, soil science/conservation, turf management or wildlife science.

Graduating high school students who meet the qualifications are urged to contact their high school guidance counselor to obtain an application or contact Sue Brower at 696-1500 or Bev Kennedy at 942-1953.

The deadline for all completed applications is April 2.

Hollidaysburg Women’s Club offers two scholarships

The Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club has announced two scholarship opportunities of up to $1,000 each to qualified high school seniors residing in the Hollidaysburg Area School District.

The first is an academic scholarship for a senior who plans to attend a college or university in the fall. The second scholarship opportunity is for a senior who plans to attend a technical or business school in the fall.

Both scholarships will be awarded based on academics/grades, educational/career goals, leadership and community involvement.

HAWC is also offering a Community Service Award of up to $500 to a qualified high school senior residing in the HASD.

This award recognizes a student who has exhibited commitment, volunteerism and leadership in his or her community throughout high school.

Information and applications are available at www.gfwchollidaysburgwomensclub.com under the Grants and Scholarships tab.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 3 either through email at gfwchawc@gmail.com or via the US mail at HAWC, Box 662, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

CFA offers more than 300 scholarships throughout region

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies has more than 300 scholarships available for students in Blair, Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Indiana, Clearfield, Armstrong, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties.

The foundation has new online features and a new platform this year to facilitate the application process including an application portal and eligibility quiz, both on cfalleghenies.org/scholarships. Scholarships are available for current or incoming students at colleges, universities and trade schools.

The CFA, which is partnered with PATH through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, will give eligible recipients who also attend college in the Commonwealth additional scholarship opportunities through the PATH program.

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