The 2018 scholarship packet is now available for download. Please note that this year there are three (3) essay questions to choose from. Please only select one to write your essay about. All applications and essays must be postmarked by June 25th, 2018 and received by the Committee no later than June 29th, 2018.
The panel will announce winners by July 13th, 2018.
The Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association is proud to once again offer the Bobby Wilt Foundation (BWF) Scholarship for 2018.
The BWF is a non-profit 401c Foundation formed to honor the memory of Bobby Wilt, a fallen Corrections Officer at SCI Huntingdon. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide monetary support to PSCOA’s H-1 members and their families in need. Those times of need are life altering events such as fires, accidents and illnesses that are not covered completely by insurance.
Our Officers work hard every day to keep those incarcerated inside the fence and keep you and your family safe throughout the year! We are proud of the foundation and the work it does to assist our members.
*Please note: Although the scholarship program has been renamed the Bobby Wilt Foundation Scholarship Program, NO officers or committee members of the foundation will be involved in the scholarship program, selection of committee members or the selection of the winners. *
There are ten (10) $1000.00 Undergraduate Studies Scholarships available.
The top selected applicant will receive an additional $500.00.
There is one $1500.00 Graduate Studies Scholarship available.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for applicants who are:
CHILDREN of PSCOA Members in Good Standing who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years of college, or enrolled in graduate school;
GRANDCHILDREN of PSCOA Members in Good Standing when the PSCOA member is the legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent thereof who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years of college, or enrolled in graduate school;
PSCOA MEMBERS in Good Standing enrolled in a fully credited higher education program at an accredited college or university;
SPOUSES of PSCOA Members in Good Standing enrolled in a fully credited higher education program at an accredited college or university;
Sponsors must be a member of the Association in good-standing for a minimum of one-year, beginning December 1, 2007, in order to be eligible for the Scholarship.
If you would like a scholarship packet mailed to your home or emailed to you, please call our main office toll free: 866-467-7262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
$1,500 Graduate Scholarship
$1,500 Undergraduate Scholarships
Larry Blackwell (Rockview/PSCOA)
Thomas Hocking (Mahanoy)
$1,000 Undergraduate Scholarships
Douglas Loy (Smithfield/PSCOA)
Albert Broyan (Retreat)
Matthew Kissell (Benner)
David Steinhilber (Mahanoy)
William Collins (Mercer)
Chad Launi (Pine Grove)
Douglas Smith (Dallas)
Bernard Wojciechowski (Retreat)
Eric Greenawalt (Camp Hill)
$1,500 Graduate Scholarship: Lindsey Nelson (David Nelson – Fayette)
$1,500 Undergraduate Scholarship: Allen Livingston (Allen P. Livingston – Cresson)
$1,000 Undergraduate Scholarships:
William Szido (Robert Waters II – Frackville)
Nathan A. Solarz (Michael A. Solarz – Pine Grove)
Victoria Van Fleet (Ronald G. Van Fleet – Waymart)
Jessica Collins (William A. Collins Jr. – Mercer)
Jarret LeBeau (Howard F. Veihdeffer III – Houtzdale)
Brandon Buchanan (Richard A. Buchanan – Forest)
Victoria Kissell (Matthew D. Kissell – Cresson)
Philip Mosolino (Philip Mosolino – Waymart)
Caroline Weaver (Terence Weaver – Houtzdale)
$1,500 Undergraduate Scholarship: Nicholas Kolesar (Roger Dixon Jr. – Rockview)
$1,000 Undergraduate Scholarships:
James Dent III (James Dent II – Coal Twp)
Nicole Fry (Michael Fry – Waymart)
Andrea Kressler (Jamie Rodriquez – Cambridge Springs)
Devin Livingston (Allen Livingston – Cresson)
Lindsey Nelson (David Nelson – Fayette)
Michael M. Solarz (Michael A. Solarz – Pine Grove)
Nathan Solarz (Michael A. Solarz – Pine Grove)
William Szido III (Robert Waters II – Frackville)
2010 $1,500 Graduate Scholarship: *No Applicants
$1,500 Undergraduate Scholarship: Nicholas J. Reighard (Thomas Reighard-Laurel Highlands)
$1000 Undergraduate Scholarships:
Alainna C. Ipjian (Brian P. Ipjian- Camp Hill)
Caitlyn E. Kamakich (Frank J. Kamalich- Pittsburgh)
Devin A. Livingston (Allen R. Livingston- Cresson)
Kelsey L. Zeigler (David F. Zeigler- Muncy)
Margaret F. Buttray (Irven Buttray- Cambridge Springs)
Megan A. Wildman (Shelley L. Wildman- Rockview)
Michael S. Gulbin (Mark W. Gulbin- Waymart)
Monica E. Nelson (Gaien J. Nelson- Cresson)
Nathan A. Solarz (Michael A. Solarz- Pine Grove)
Victoria Van Fleet (Ronald Van Fleet- Waymart)