"I just wanted to thank you for making my scholarship possible. I declined two full tuition scholarship offers [so that I could] go to the school of my dreams, and desperately needed some outside scholarships to make the cost more affordable. The generous Julia Anne McCool scholarship made that possible, and gave me confidence in my decision."

-Ava Karas, Winner of the 2019 Julia Anne McCool Scholarship

The Foundation recognizes the difficulty that today's students face in finding financial assistance while entering the career paths of their choice. We are proud to help deserving students of the Woodland Hills School District achieve their full potential. To-date, over 65 scholarships totaling $100,000 have been awarded for post-secondary education including technical, vocational, and baccalaureate degrees.

 

 

Scholarships are funded through generous gifts provided by our donors.

2019 Scholarship Applications are CLOSED;  Check back in early 2020 to apply!
 

Fund a Scholarship


Helping students at Woodland Hills achieve their dreams is easier than you might think! Our staff is here to get the help you need to quickly set up a Scholarship Fund. Our committee works tirelessly to be sure information is distributed to guidance counselors and potential applicants; applications are processed promptly and contain complete information; checks are written and gifts acknowledged promptly when the fund receives donations.

 

Specifically, we will work with you to:

  • Establish the amount/set a budget

  • Determine if the scholarship will be awarded yearly or if it will be a one-time scholarship

  • Establish eligibility requirements

If you are interested in receiving more information or setting up a scholarship...and setting up our students for success...please contact Carlton Scott here.

 

 

Apply for a Scholarship


Students in their Senior of High School at Woodland Hills Schools School District are invited to apply.  There are currently SIX scholarships available.  Each scholarship has a different award amount, guidelines and criteria. 

Students should carefully read through each of the scholarship guidelines to determine which scholarship suites them best.  Additionally, students are permitted to apply for multiple scholarships.

Scholarship applications will be open in early January 2020.

Once scholarship applications are announced, students may visit the guidance counselor's office or visit this site to complete an application.  (Applications will be listed below once scholarships are announced.)

There are three ways are to submit scholarship applications (printed copies are available in the Guidance Office):
 

  • Email the completed form

  • Deliver the completed application to the high school guidance office sealed in an envelope and clearly marked with the scholarship name.

  • Mail the completed application to: The Woodland Hill Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 321, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.​​

Review committees select recipients based on information submitted by the applicant (but names are blacked out). Some scholarship funds have specific eligibility requirements established by the donor, such as enrollment at a particular high school or specializing in a particular field of study. Committees make their selections and the recipient is notified prior to the Annual Woodland Hills School District Awards Banquet.

Any additional questions or clarifications may be addressed to Carlton Scott

​The Colleen E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

The Colleen E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School who have had success academically and athletically, demonstrated community spirit through volunteer service, and who will continue their education in a vocational, technical, or (non 4-year) educational program that awards a diploma, certificate, or Associate Degree upon completion (e.g. nursing, computer, technical, business, culinary, trade schools, community or junior colleges.).

 

AWARD: One scholarship of $1,000

The Barrie and Arleen Bartulski Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The Barrie and Arleen Bartulski Scholarship for Academic Excellence is awarded each year to one graduating senior who resides in Turtle Creek, PA and holds the highest Grade Point Average (GPA).

AWARD:  One scholarship of $2,000

​​​​The Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship

The Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate in from Woodland Hills High School who have demonstrated success in both science and humanities studies, and who will continue their education in a 4-year or longer educational program which grants a Bachelor’s degree or higher upon completion. Awards will be based on a scholarship application. Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application, as well as evidence of academic success in science and humanities courses based on the student’s high school transcript, GPA, and a letter of recommendation, will be the basis for selection for these awards. All questions must be answered completely.

AWARDS:  One scholarship of $1,000

​​Woodland Hills Foundation Senior Scholarship

Woodland Hills Foundation is proud to award scholarships to our seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education at other than four-year colleges.  Past recipients have attended culinary, technical, veterinary, trade, nursing, art, and computer programming schools and community colleges. The scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School and who will continue their education in a vocational, technical, or (non-four-year) educational program that has a diploma, certificate, or Associate’s Degree upon completion (e.g. nursing, computer, technical, business, culinary, trade schools, community or junior colleges). Awards will be based on a scholarship application.  Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards.  All questions must be answered completely.

AWARDS: One scholarship of $750

Julia Anne McCool Memorial Scholarship for the Arts & Humanities

Thanks to a generous donation from the Tom and Maria McCool family, the Foundation also awards the WHF Julia Anne McCool Memorial Scholarship for the Arts & Humanities.  This is a scholarship for those looking to continue their education in music, art, performance, liberal arts, or humanities.  This scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate in from Woodland Hills High School who will continue their education in music, art, performance, liberal arts or humanities. Preference will be given to those continuing their education in music or art. Award will be based on scholarship application, completion of an original essay, and an optional sample of creative work (a portfolio, video of a performance piece, etc.).

AWARDS: One scholarship of $2,500.

The Woodland Hills Foundation & Class of 1990, Debbie Spahr Thames Memorial Scholarship

Open to all seniors who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School and who will continue their education in an educational program for health care professions that has a diploma, certificate, Associate Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree upon completion. Awards will be based on a scholarship application. Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards. All questions must be answered completely. Scholarship applications will be available from any Technology Education teacher or the Guidance office.

AWARDS:  One scholarship of $1,000.
 

Congratulations to the 2019

Scholarship Recipients!

​​Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship

Chrystina Szuminsky

 

Julia Anne McCool Scholarship

Ava Karas

 

Barrie and Arleen Bartulski Scholarship

Hailey Sanoske

 

Colleen Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Anna Fisher

 

2019 Debbie Spahr Thames Memorial Scholarship

Charles Hanchett

 

2019 Woodland Hills Foundation Senior Scholarship

Alexis Davis

Pictured from left to right: Alexis Davis, Ava Karas, Anna Fisher, Chrystina Szuminsky and Charles Hanchett. (Not pictured: Hailey Sanoske)

Congratulations to the 2018

Scholarship Recipients!

Julia Anne McCool Memorial Scholarship

for the Arts & Humanities:
Madeline Hilf

 

The Nancy Lazaro Memorial Scholarship:
Claire Bachtell

Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship:
Shane Fogarty

 

Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship:
Olivia Kunkel

 

The Eileen Lazaro Memorial Scholarship:
AJ Prestogeorge

The Barrie and Arleen Bartulski Scholarship for Academic Excellence:
Kyal Massie

 

The  Debbie Spahr Thames Memorial Scholarship:
Elise Jenkins

 

The Woodland Hills Foundation Senior Scholarship
Jaelinne Harris

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The Woodland Hills Foundation is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting the Woodland Hills School District and its communities by strengthening the educational experience of our children.  

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