The North East Community Foundation


Charles Barton Scholarship Fund

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.

DefIANt Scholars Program

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 1
Eligibility:
  • Intended for students with a disability. The goal is to help aid the disabled community in an attempt to break down barriers, stereotypes, and misconceptions inside the classroom.
  • First preference is given to individuals from Erie County, PA
How to Apply:

On-line directions:

  1. After clicking on the "How to Apply" link below, create an account by entering your e-mail address and establishing a password.
  2. After creating an account, you will register by filling out your contact information.
  3. Click on apply and choose the scholarship you wish to complete.
  4. You will be required to upload necessary attachments such as transcript, essay, etc.
  5. Applications can be saved as a draft to forward at a later date.

How to Apply

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

Robert Whitney Erie County Farm Bureau Agricultural Scholarship

Amount: Determined annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • The scholarship is intended to benefit the children and grandchildren of Erie County Farm Bureau regular or associate members in good standing (evidence of good standing must be included with the application).
  • The candidate may be pursuing either two or four-year post-secondary education, and may commence this education at any point following high school graduation. 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.

Richard Gorzynski Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $250
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

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 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.