The following scholarships are available to the Class of 2021 (any graduating seniors living in the Gettysburg Area School district); those for only Gettysburg Area High School (GAHS) students are so noted.

Endowed and pass-through scholarships

ACNB Bank Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship based on a combination of merit and need, but with financial need the primary factor. The scholarship is intended to assist low- or moderate-income individuals or families who meet the criteria for the school lunch program.

Adams Electric Cooperative Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a Gettysburg Area High School graduating senior who has at least one parent or guardian as a customer of Adams Electric Cooperative. Student must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and show a commitment to community service (at least 25 hours). Available for 2-year, 4-year or technical education. Financial aid component.

American Legion Post 202 Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship awarded to a student graduating from Gettysburg Area High School and and who has "Qualities for Development": Courage, Patriotism, Honor, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Connection or relationship with a Veteran. Financial need component.

Rev. Douglas and Eunice Boden Family Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a Gettysburg Area High School graduating senior entering the field of education. Financial need component.

Anthony and Rosemary Bogden Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship to a Gettysburg Area High School student entering a vocational or technical program of studies or a nursing program. Financial need component.

Boehne Family Scholarship
$2,500 to a GASD student who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award or has participated in an active Girl Scout troop in high school. Alternatively, a student majoring in Agricultural Science, environmental science, food sciences. 3.0 GPA required for either qualification.

Faith Boone Memorial Scholarship
$500 to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who played softball for 3 years in High School including their senior year. Financial need component.

Marilyn Brough Nursing Scholarship 
$1,500 to a GAHS student entering the field of nursing. financial need component

Paul S. and Mary Lou Burkholder Scholarship
A renewable scholarship to a GAHS student entering the field of education. This $4,000 scholarship is for $1,000/year which may be renewed for up to three additional years; financial need and merit component

Tony Bushey Memorial Scholarship
 $1,000 to a GASD student who exhibits qualities reflective of good character: respect, honesty, responsibility, fairness, trustworthiness, integrity, kindness and compassion for others and played a varsity level sport for two years while maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Merit & financial need component..

Andy and April Collins Scholarship
$2,000 to a student attending a 2- or 4-year trade, vocational or technical program. Financial need component.

Tom and Jane Collins Family Scholarship
$1,000 to a graduating Gettysburg Area High School Student attending a 2-or 4-year program leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree in a career or technical Education. Financial need component.

Clara Denham Millett Scholarship
1,000 to a female GAHS student who is first in the family to attend a post high school program; preference given to a 4 year program. Financial need & merit.

Mary A. Fidler Medical Professions Scholarship
$2,500 scholarship awarded to a Gettysburg Area High School student entering the health care field, with first consideration given to those students entering nursing; financial need component.

Robert Fidler Award
$2,500 to a Gettysburg Area High School student with an outstanding attendance record. Merit only.

J. David Getty Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a student entering the field of telecommunications (e.g., production, broadcast journalism, scriptwriting or new media development) or print journalism. Financial need component.

Gettysburg Area Education Association Scholarships
Over $5,000 of scholarships awarded to Gettysburg Area High School students entering the teaching profession. Based on merit alone.

Gettysburg Area High School Music Association Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to the student who has participated in the most best-qualified Music (Band, Chorus, Orchestra) related activities. 

Gettysburg Area High School Class of 1978 Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a DFS-qualified graduating senior from Gettysburg Area High School only. Financial need component.

Gettysburg Cross Country Invitational Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a student who plans to attend an accredited post-secondary education institution, who was a member of the Gettysburg Area High School cross country team both junior and senior years, and who was the top finisher on the GAHS team at the PIAA State Championship meet his/her senior year.

Gettysburg High School Alumni Association Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a GAHS senior pursuing a career in education (teaching, school librarian, etc.). Financial need component.

Gettysburg High School Class of 1964 Academic Award
$1,000 to a Gettysburg Area High School student who attended 4 years at GAHS and attained a 3.5 GPA. The student also needs to have participated in school activities and community activities all 4 years. 2- or 4-year college. Merit based.

Gettysburg High School Class of '65 Scholarship
$1,000 to a Gettysburg Area High School student, this scholarship is based on Dollars for Scholars criteria. Financial need component.

Gettysburg Optimist Club Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship presented to a student who attended 4 years at GAHS and attained a 2.5 GPA. The student also needs to have participated in one school activity all 4 years. Financial need component.

Gettysburg Pediatrics Scholarship
$1,000 to a graduating student who is a current patient of Gettysburg Pediatrics. Financial need & merit.

Gettysburg Warriors Athletic Booster Club "Heart of the Warrior" Scholarships
$1,000 to each of two students attending Gettysburg Area High School and planning to attend an accredited 2-year trade/technical or an accredited 4-year college program. Students must have been on the team roster of the same GAHS PIAA varsity sport both junior AND senior years. Students must participate in at least 5 hours of service during junior and/or senior years. Service must be to a Gettysburg Area School District athletic team or teams, community athletics, athletic event(s), and/or the Gettysburg Warriors Athletic Booster Club. Service examples include but are not limited to: coaching AYSO, staffing an athletic tournament event, helping after-school sports workshops, helping Special Olympics, helping GWABC projects, etc.

Margaret S. Gustafson Scholarship
$1,000 to a GAHS student who is pursuing a 2-year education, preparing themselves for a position in the workforce. Preferably a vo-tech career. Financial need component.

Thomas P. Henninger Scholarship 
$500 to a student displaying financial need; general DFS criteria.

Hoover Family Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship given to a student who will be attending an accredited 2- or 4-year technical/vocational or academic post-secondary education AND who has been employed by Kennie's Market for at least 10 months.

Bernie Hoylman Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a student going to a 4-year college or university and planning on entering the field of education. Financial need component.

Hutchison Family Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a student entering a 4-year program majoring either in any area of engineering (mechanical, chemical, civil, software, etc.) or in nursing. Financial need component.

Jacqueline Kay Knox Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship awarded to a Gettysburg Area High School student pursuing higher education in the field of the arts: performing, visual, music, dance, writing, directing, producing or any related field or hands-on creative skills such as culinary arts. Financial need component.

Krug Nelson Scholarship
$1,000 to a GAHS student who is first in the family to attend a post high school program; financial need & merit.

Charles R. and Ada G. Lewis Scholarship
Two $2000 scholarships to a GAHS student entering the field of nursing. Based on need & merit.

George Lomas Scholarship
$2,000 scholarship to a graduating male student entering the field of business and/or a field related to history and attending a 2- or 4-year accredited college/university. Financial need component.

Joan Maloney Scholarship
$1,000 to a Gettysburg Area High School student desiring to pursue a career in education or school administration. Financial need component.

Mike's KARS Inc. Technology & Trade Scholarship
$500 scholarship awarded to a student entering a trade or technical school, with preference given to a student pursuing an education in an automotive specialty. Financial need component.

National Honor Society Scholarships
$500 merit scholarships awarded to each of the three top-scoring applicants who are members of the Gettysburg Area High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. Based on merit alone.

National Honor Society Scholarships
$500 merit scholarship awarded to a top-scoring applicant who is a member of the Gettysburg Area High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. Financial need component.

The Onward and Upward First Generation Scholarship
$1500 to a student who is first in the family to attend a post high school 2-4 year academic or vocational program. with a preference given to a BIPOC student: 
financial need

The Dan Rathert Memorial Scholarship

$2,000 to a student with a strong  interest in History.  Based on Merit alone.

Dr. and Mrs. Larry Redding Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a Gettysburg Area High School student completing an approved career and technical education program. Financial need component.

Edith P. Reinhart Memorial Scholarship
$500 to a GAHS student based on the overall strength of the students' applications. Financial need component.

Amy Sheads Ridinger Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a graduating GAHS student entering a field related to history or teaching. Based on merit alone.

Louise and David Sayre Family Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship awarded to a Gettysburg Area High School graduating senior who shows exceptional community service involvement of an on-going nature; the student can be attending any post-secondary accredited 2-year, trade-technical or 4-year academic program. Financial need component.

Wade A. Schroyer Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship awarded to a Gettysburg Area High School graduating senior who has been a varsity member of a GAHS varsity sports team for at least 2 years, with preference given to a student who has been a two-year member of the varsity golf team. Merit only; student does not have to show any financial need.

Jay Sixeas Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a GAHS student who plans on attending an accredited 2- or 4-year post-secondary technical or academic program and who played and lettered in Varsity Baseball or Basketball during junior AND senior years; based on merit alone.

Idona Teeter Scholarship
$3,000 scholarship awarded to a Gettysburg Area High School graduating senior planning to enter the nursing field. Financial need component.

Temple Family Scholarship 
$2,000 to a student entering the building trades or music; music ed, music therapy, performing arts; financial need component.

Dorothy Ely Thomas Music Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a GAHS student who attended Franklin Township Elementary and who is planning on pursuing a college education in music or music education. Awarded on merit alone.

Richard and Ruth Jean Unger Scholarship
$1,200 scholarship to a student who has participated in a school-district-recognized alternative pathway or support program which enabled the student's on-time graduation. Financial need component.

Andrew Waybright Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award honoring fallen Gettysburg firefighter Andrew Waybright. Given to a Gettysburg Area High School student who is currently involved in emergency services and who displays dedication, cooperation, regard for others, courage, and leadership. Based on merit alone.

Ella Dougherty Weaver $5,000 Scholarship
A renewable scholarship for a student with financial need who meets all of the general Dollars for Scholars criteria. The scholarship is for $5,000/year and is renewable for up to three additional years "so long as the recipient is progressing normally toward a degree, maintains an overall passing average, and continues to demonstrate financial need."

Gerald E. White Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship to a student living in the Gettysburg Area School District who plans on attending an accredited 2- or 4-year postsecondary technical or academic program and who lettered in Varsity Baseball or Varsity Softball. The student does not have to be a GAHS student. Based on merit alone.

Mildred A. Widder Award for Excellence in the Arts
$500 award to a GASD student based on awards and honors received for art work and art achievement. Merit only.

Stanley Wolf Family Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a graduating senior residing in the Gettysburg Area School District and pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in Agricultural Sciences including Environmental Science and Resource Management.

William H. Yohe, III Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship awarded to a Gettysburg Area High School graduating senior going into a trade or technical field, with preference given to a student who will concentrate in the electronics field. Financial need component.

Zeigler Music Education Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a GASD student pursuing an undergraduate degree in (1) music education or (2) music performance. Based on academic merit and musical ability; no financial need component.

Scholarships funded by the community and the board of directors

A Lincoln for A Lincoln
Funds raised through our "A Lincoln for A Lincoln" Campaign: $500-$1,000 scholarships. Financial need component.

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors Scholarship
$2,000 given at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Preference to students who have shown initiative to improve their academic standing and have potential for college success and may have participated in the alternative pathways program. Financial need component.

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars General Scholarships
Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 are open to all applicants who are graduating seniors living in the Gettysburg Area School District, regardless of the high school from which they will graduate. These scholarships are supported by the general funds of Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars. Based on the overall strength of the student's application and financial need.

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars Memorial Scholarship
$500 memorial scholarship to a student, based on merit and financial need.

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars Merit Scholarship
$500 scholarship to a student, based on merit alone.