Wyalusing Area Education Foundation Administered Scholarships


This scholarship is intended for a current graduating senior of Wyalusing Valley High School, who has been accepted to an accredited two or four year college or university.

Candidates must be in good standing with the school in terms of discipline, attendance and grades.

Specifically, to qualify as a candidate for this scholarship, a student must:

  1.    Possess a minimum grade point average of 85.00 by the end of the first semester of their senior year.

  2.   Candidates must also participate in a minimum of two school or community related activities (clubs, sports, music, 4-H) or show evidence of working a part-time job.

  3.    Candidates must have good attendance. Students with 10 or fewer absences in grades 11 and 12 will qualify for the scholarship, unless there were extenuating circumstances.


Candidates for the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation Scholarship will be required to:

1) Complete the scholarship application 
2) Present a copy of a letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university that indicates acceptance in to a    post-secondary institution.
3) Complete two brief essays that are described on the application.

Completed applications are to be turned into the Guidance Office for verification by the posted due date.

The application deadline is:  April 1st of each year. 


The Lincoln and Jane Welles Memorial Music Award

The Lincoln and Jane Welles Memorial Music Award was established to recognize a WVHS senior student who has excelled in the music department during their high school years. It will be given at the annual Awards Night in the amount of $500.

    Mr and Mrs Welles were very active in music throughout their lifetimes. Mr. Welles was a tenor vocalist  and Mrs Welles was a pianist. They performed together in their Church and community, as well as with the Choraliers, a local singing group.  They were also active in community musical productions in the Ft. Myers, FL area.


The criteria:

Must be a senior at WVHS

Must have been active in at least 2 different sectors of the WVHS Music Department for 2 years. 

Must exhibit the love of music in their performances.


No application is required. 

Recommendations are made by the WVHS Music Department and given to the members of Mr and Mrs Welles' family, who makes the final selection.



The Ray Raffin Football Scholarship was established by his family with the purpose of honoring Ray’s memory by supporting a graduating WVHS football player with plans to attend a two, or four-year post-secondary institution


·     Graduating Senior

·     Proof of Acceptance/enrollment in a two or four year post-secondary institution

·     Average Academic performer in high school

·     Member of the Rams football team

·     Viewed by the team and coaches as a “team player”

·     Contributes to the school and/or community in a positive manner

Selection of this award will be made by the family in consultation with school officials at the families discretion.

The scholarship will be in the amount of up to $1000.00 to be distributed to the winner or winners. The scholarship will be awarded at the end of the winners first year of post-secondary education on the condition that they are in good academic standing at that point with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. 


The Orice Dodge Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a student who intends to pursue a career in elementary school teaching. The student must have demonstrated this desire and aptitude through volunteer or paid experiences with children.


Community Participation: The student has demonstrated the ability to collaborate and work effectively with others through participation in school and community organizations, and demonstrated good judgment in both word and action.

Academic Success: The student has demonstrated academic aptitude by virtue of scholastic record and substantial academic contributions beyond the normal classroom experience.

Service:  The student has demonstrated a willingness to share freely both his/her time and talent with the members of the school and community.

Special Talent:  The student possesses a special talent or attribute that distinguishes him/her from their peers.

Need: Preference will be given to students who are able to demonstrate a need for the resources offered by the scholarship

  For application consideration, the student must show acceptance and enrollment in an elementary education degree program. Along with the application, the student must submit two essays. 


Created by Christine and Tracy Keeney, this scholarship will provide two $500.00 scholarships, one for a student pursuing a degree as a registered nurse and the other to a student pursuing a career in construction technology. This scholarship is in honor of their parents, Marie Keeney and Margaret and Joseph Tiso, who, while raising four and seven children respectively, worked tirelessly to provide support and direction to their children’s careers. Their parents were members of the “Greatest Generation” who took the world as they found it and made the best of it. Everyone who knew Chris and Tracy’s parents recognized their dedication to their family while working hard to incorporate sensible, hardworking and conscientious values.

$500.00 Nursing Award

The student who is awarded this scholarship must satisfy the following criteria:

·     Be accepted into a four-year college with the goal of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

·     Complete and submit a 300-word essay on “Why do I want to be a registered nurse”.

·     Maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher at the end of the first semester, at which time the scholarship will be paid.

$500.00 Construction Technology Award

The student who is awarded this scholarship must satisfy the following criteria:

·  Accepted into a program with the intent of studying diesel technology, heavy construction equipment,   welding and /or fabrication.   

·     Complete and submit a 300-word essay on “Why do I want to pursue a career in the construction industry?”

·     Maintain a 3.00 or higher GPA at the end of the first semester, at which time the scholarship will be paid.