The CASD Foundation has awarded more than a million dollars in scholarships to CASD students since our inception. The 2020-2021 application process will be conducted entirely online using the Foundation Common Application below that saves applicants a great deal of time and prevents duplication of effort. Once students complete the Common Application, all information will populate to other applications, as needed. There are two categories of CASD Foundation scholarships, but only one requires completion of an application.
If you are still interested in providing a scholarship this year, it is not too late! Please contact us at 717-709-4091 to discuss how we can establish an award to honor or remember your loved one, highlight a specific career or interest, or acknowledge student academic achievement.
The application window for our 2020-2021 scholarship process will open on Monday, January 4 with a deadline of March 25, 2021. Recipients will be announced in May at the "Night of the Stars" event.
Please begin with our Foundation Common Application. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria such as GPA, field of study, financial need, challenges overcome, SAT/ACT scores, school, community service or extracurricular activity participation and vary from scholarship to scholarship.
Keep in mind that you will need the following things to participate in this process:
- A resume
- Student Aid Report (SAR) which will you receive following completion of your FAFSA
- Formal acceptance at an institution of advanced training or higher learning
Please register using the student name and not the parent name. Only one common application is allowed per student. Students may particially complete the application, save it, and return later to compete it before the deadline. Some scholarships have additional requirements and request certification before submitting.
Many new scholarships will be added to the list below as details are confirmed. Please check back often.
Simply click a link below to be directed to the application for a specific scholarship. Once you have completed the Common Application (above), your information will move with you through the process so there is no need to re-enter duplicate information or request multiple transcripts.
(Click on specific scholarship to apply)
The following named scholarships are application-based and are organized by area of study or by donor type. Applicants should carefully read the online application, noting in particular the scholarship criteria and the essay questions, which may differ from scholarship to scholarship. Please scroll and read to the bottom of the page to make sure you do not miss any opportunities!
RAYMOND B. HELMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
to a student who will pursue higher education or training in the field of agriculture following graduation. Preference is given to a student who is a resident of Greene, Letterkenny, or Lurgan Townships.
MADOLIN KIRKPATRICK WENGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
awarded to a CASD art student who will pursue a degree in art or art education at an accredited college/institute
DR. WILLIAM ROBINSON & DEBRA ROBINSON BOWEN SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
for a student continuing studies in music education or in general teacher education (The 2021 award will be given for general education.)
ROTARY CLUB OF CHAMBERSBURG SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS (4 @ $500)
awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in K-12 education and have a history of community service
JOSEPHINE G. STOUFFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
for a graduating senior who will pursue a career in elementary education
THOMAS G. STOUFFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
awarded to a graduating senior in good academic standing who will pursue a degree in secondary education
KACY STRAUB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
to be presented to a CASHS senior who intends to pursue further studies in education, secondary history preferred
HARRIET THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
awarded to a graduating senior in good academic standing who will pursue a career in education at Shippensburg University
CHRISTIAN KEYES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Two awards @ $1,000)
awarded to a graduating senior in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher) who plans to pursue a career in pharmacology or health sciences, with preference given to a student active in community service
OLIVER F. ACRI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
for a student continuing studies in health care, dentistry preferred
THE SHOOK HOME NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
awarded to a graduating senior in good academic standing who plans to pursue a career in nursing
FRANCES GEARY STRICKLER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
for a student in good academic standing and accepted at an accredited nursing program (RN, LPN, BSN) who a passion for serving others
NICHOLAS ALLEN HOOVER MEMORIAL MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
awarded to a student who is involved in various high school-related instrumental music programs and continuing his or her education/career in the field of music
CHEVRON-TEXACO SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
for a graduating senior who will pursue engineering
NEWCOMER ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARCHITECTURE /CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ($500)
for a graduating senior who will pursue a career in architecture
NEWCOMER ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENGINEERING / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ($500)
for a graduating senior who will pursue a career in structural, mechanical, civil or electrical engineering
WOMEN in STEM SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)
for a female graduate pursing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
LINDA B. & WILLIAM H. HARTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
awarded to a CASD senior in good academic standing who is considering a religious vocation and has been active in leadership roles in church/synagogue and/or community service
CLASS OF 1964
awarded to a graduate of CASD who will obtain additional education and training following graduation (college, trade or technical school), has a minimum GPA of 2.0, and demonstrates financial need. Applicants must be a direct descendent of a member of the Class of 1964.
CLASS OF 1965
awarded to a graduate of CASD who will obtain additional education and training following graduation (college, trade or technical school), has a minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrates financial need. Applicants must be a direct descendent of a member of the Class of 1965.
NOONTIME LIONS CLUB OF CHAMBERSBURG (2 @ $1,000)
given to students who are pursuing higher education with preference given to first generation college students
NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY
awarded to a graduate of CASD who will pursue post-secondary study of Spanish, who is active in the community, and in good academic standing
ROTARY CLUB OF CHAMBERSBURG (6 @ $500)
given to students who are pursuing higher education and have been involved in community service
CHAMBERSBURG COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION ($500)
to be presented to a minority student in good academic standing who will pursue further education/training (2 or 4-year program), with community service preferred.
FLOYD & NELLIE ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
for a minority student graduating from CASHS who intends to pursue a post-secondary degree
DONALD J. STRIKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)
awarded to a student who will graduate with a minimum 2.5 GPA, will pursue higher education or training, and has a documented IEP or 504 Plan
JESSIE R. & U.L. GORDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($2,500)
awarded to a graduating senior in good academic standing who attended Gordy Elementary School or its successor (Benjamin Chambers Elementary)
MICHAEL COOPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLDBROOK/BUCHANAN ALUMNI ($1,000)
given in memory of Michael Cooper, dedicated teacher, coach and mentor, to a student who completes an essay
ABIGAEL BELLOWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
given in memory of Abby Bellows, this scholarship will support a student who has an interest in international relations/travel.
DR. ERIC MICHAEL AWARD FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS
awarded to a student who intends to become a K-12 educator.
EZRA AND BRENDA BENEDICT SCHOLARSHIP ($500 renewable for 4 years)
awarded to a graduating senior is a first generation college student. Preference is given to well-rounded students who have pursued, and plan to pursue, a rigorous academic curriculum.
JACOB R. CORWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
given to a student graduating from the Chambersburg Area School District, who is a multi-sport athlete with strong moral character, a servant leader, and a strong student who will continue his/her post-secondary studies in a degree-bearing program.
FRANKLIN GAUGLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
awarded to a graduating senior who will pursue a career as a teacher with first-preference given to business education.
KISH-MILLER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)
awarded to a senior who will pursue a degree at Shippensburg University, with preference given to a first-generation college student and to those who have demonstrated recurring community service and involvement. (Minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible to apply.)
MICHAEL COOPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR BASKETBALL ($1,000)
given in memory of Michael Cooper, dedicated teacher, coach and mentor, to a student who excels in basketball and completes an essay.
LOIS O. MACKEY SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000 - $2,500 per year for 4 years)
awarded to graduating seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, will attend an accredited post-secondary school or college, and submit an essay. Finalists will be required to complete an interview. Financial need is not a consideration (Recipients will receive $2,500 per year for a maximum of four years providing they maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and continue enrollment as a full-time student.)
MARY McVITTY SCHOLARSHIP (Three awards of $2,000)
provided to residents of Greene Township who will pursue higher education. Applicants must provide an essay.
SCOTLAND SCHOOL FOR VETERANS’ CHILDREN (two awards at $2,500)
Applicants must have a direct relationship (i.e. be the child or grandchild) to a graduate or former employee of the Scotland School for Veterans’ Children or have a direct relationship to an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service person. They must also be in good academic standing.
SOPHIE'S SIX SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
awarded to an exemplary student who intends to pursue a career related to grief support/counseling.
STATE FARM - ABEL CASTRO SCHOLARSHIP
awarded to a senior who will pursue higher education full-time following graduation. A minimum of one year's participation in the CASD Language Instruction Education program is required.
The following named scholarships are held by the CASD Foundation but recipients are selected by appropriate faculty/committee and are not application-based:
TIM & SUSAN COOK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS (2 @ $750)
one awarded to a graduating senior in math curriculum, another in the business curriculum; selected by math & business faculty.
FERREE LEFEVRE MUSIC AWARD
awarded to a graduating senior who has been active in the choral music program at CASHS and will pursue a post-secondary degree in music or music education; selected by CASHS Choir Director.
THOMAS G. STOUFFER MEMORIAL AWARDS
awarded to 9th & 11th graders who exemplify school spirit and demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities while maintaining a good grade point average; selected by 9th & 11th grade counselors/administrators.
KACY STRAUB MEMORIAL GOLF AWARD
awarded to seniors on the CASD golf team.
ENOS YEAGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
awarded to the most outstanding female and male runners of the CASHS cross-country teams; selected by cross country coaches.
ROTZ & STONESIFER ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
awarded to the outstanding senior accounting student; selected by the business faculty.
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