Financial Aid/Scholarship Information

Financial Aid:

Scheduling an appointment with the financial aid office at the school the student is planning to attend after graduation is very important.   It will give the student and parents a realistic view of the cost of that institution.   Information about financial aid can also be found at

When applying for state and federal financial aid, a FAFSA from needs to be completed.   The forms are available online for each year beginning January 1.  The forms can be found and completed at

The first weekend in February a representative from PHEAA will be at Bedford High School to offer a Financial Aid Presentation and FAFSA completion Day starting at 9:00 AM.    This process usually lasts 2 – 3 hours.


Possible Scholarships:

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
For details and an application visit

The Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys $2000 Scholarship is open to women in Pennsylvania who are attending law school.  For more information visit their website at

Bayer Scholar's Program at Duquensne University's Bayer School of
Natural and Environmental Sciences.
Best Buy Scholarship Program for Grades 9 - 12
Visit their website to apply on-line at or
Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship. 
Parent must be a customer of Bedford Rural Electric. 
Go to for details.
Bedford Women of the Moose $500 Scholarship
Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Must be a Senior Girl
CORE Multicultural Task Force Scholarship Essay Contest
CORE Essay Scholarship for grades 9-12
Dr. Roy Hoffman Scholarship Fund
For more information and an application go to
KFC Colonel's Scholars Program
Information is available at
For information on the Keystone Boys State Program please visit
Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program for students ages 6-18
Visit  for details.
Masonic Scholarships
McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Email for information 
Applications for the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County Foundation Health Professions Scholarship Program are now available in the Guidance Office. 
National Wild Turkey Federations Academic Scholarship Program.
Must be a Senior with a 3.0 to 4.0 GPA, have a hunting license and be a member of the NWTF.  See the guidance secretary for an application.

The PA American Legion High School Oratorical Contest for students in grades 9-12.  Information is available at

The PA American Legion Scholarships Information

PA's Junior Miss Program
Please go to for more information

Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Foundation Scholarship Program

Parent must be a member of a PACB institution. See Miss Denise Heming for details.
For information on the PA State Police Youth Week please visit
Thiel College Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship Competition
For more information go to

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors Scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

 BHS Seniors - Remember to check the bulletin board outside of the Guidance Office for ongoing scholarship information

Career Opportunities

Attention All Seniors interested in a career as a linesmen or a substation worker at a power plant please go to click on Career Centerthen click on Technical Training.  Through this program you can earn a2-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electric UtilityTechnology or a 2-Year Associate of Applied Science in IndustrialTechnology Degree.