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The following scholarships are offered to Dover Area High School students through Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc.  All applications must be submitted in electronic form via the link on the students/parents tab on the website.  Paper applications will not be accepted or reviewed.  Some scholarships may have further criteria which will be listed on the website. Scholarships open for application on February 25, 2022. The due date for all applications April 1, 2022.  Check back for the most current information.

Anna, Bennett and John Pearson Scholarship ($1200, 1 available) - The Pearson Scholarship was created in 1998 by a major gift to the York County Community Foundation from the Estate of John Pearson. It recognizes students with demonstrated academic achievement and exceptional qualities of character and leadership. Student will rank in top third of class; have evidence of financial need; will provide a letter of recommendation describing their character & leadership qualities, community or other related activities and personal/academic achievements.

The ASCOM Electric Scholarship ($750, 1 available) - This scholarship will be awarded to a student that is planning on a career in fields of Architecture, Engineering or Construction, whether they plan to go to a College, University, Vocational-Technical School or Trade School. Requires a 2.5 GPA and a brief essay on why they are going into the AEC field.

Colony Packaging Scholarship ($750, 1 available) - Colony Packaging & Machine has been a family and veteran owned company in York County since 1964. All graduating Dover seniors are eligible for this scholarship, but those pursuing a major or minor in history related studies and/or has demonstrated impactful community service will be given higher consideration.

Dorothy Moore-Stauffer Scholarship ($1450, 1 available) - This scholarship fund was established by Dorothy Moore-Stauffer through her will and is designated to provide scholarships for "financially needful" students to pursue post-secondary education at accredited colleges, universities, vocational or trade schools.

Doris Schwartz Scholarship ($4500, 1 available) - The Doris Schwartz E. Scholarship program was created in 2013 by a major gift to the Community Foundation from the estate of Doris Schwartz and the direction of her executors.  Ms. Schwartz was a retired stewardess and world traveler. Student will demonstrate exceptional qualities of character and leadership; academic and community service; have evidence of financial need.

The Grace M. Trimmer Scholarship ($500, 1 available) - Established by Dover United Church of Christ, this scholarship is provided in memory of Grace Trimmer, lifetime member of Dover UCC and the Dover community.  Grace was admired and respected for her self-sufficiency, determination, and independent spirit.  She worked as a custodian with the Dover Area School District; church sexton at Dover UCC; employee of the York County Blind Center (now VisionCorps), and a self-employed provider of housecleaning services.  Grace was legally blind throughout her working career. This annual, nonrenewable scholarship is available to a graduating Dover Area High School senior who is accepted into an accredited program designed to advance specific work skills.  This program could be at a trade/technical school or college; career institute; or community college. The applicant will have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; proven to be an asset to the community through participation in volunteer activities during high school; and demonstrated good character through actions and conduct.  Upon completion of the program, the scholarship recipient is encouraged to share the outcome with the congregation of Dover United Church of Christ through a letter or visit to the church.  

Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars Scholarship ($1000, 2 available) - This scholarship is given to individuals who display excellent academic integrity and positive community involvement.

The Isaiah Green Scholarship ($500, 2 available) - Established in memory of Isaiah Green, a 2015 graduate of Dover Area High School and graduate of Kentucky Welding Institute. Welding was his passion, his dream and his future and this scholarship is awarded to a student that will attend an accredited postsecondary vocational-technical school or trade school majoring in a building profession. Priority will be given to individuals planning on a career in welding. Requires a 2.5 GPA and a recommendation from a CTE teacher.

Paving the Future Trades Scholarship ($750, 1 available) - Provided by Shiloh Paving & Excavating Inc, this scholarship is awarded to a student that wants a future career in the trades. It requires a recommendation from a CTE teacher and the student must plan to attend an accredited postsecondary vocational-technical school or trade school.

PeoplesBank Educational Scholarship ($750, 1 available) - This scholarship is given to an individual who displays excellent academic integrity and positive community involvement.

Raffy's Remodeling Scholarship ($1000, 1 available) - To encourage students pursuing a career in the trades, this scholarship is awarded to a student that will attend an accredited postsecondary vocational-technical school or trade school.

Shining Stars Scholarship by First Capital Federal Credit Union ($500, 1 available) - This scholarship is awarded to a current member of First Capital Federal Credit Union with high academic achievement, involvement in school/community extracurricular activities, and a passion for philanthropy. First Capital has implemented a program called First Cap Gives Back to support four charities a year both monetarily and voluntarily. To compliment this program, their essay will ask why philanthropy is important in today's world and, why it is important to you.

The Dave Unger Scholarship ($1000, 1 available) - Established to honor the memory of district elementary teacher Dave Unger.  He valued education and his love of children was evident in his teaching.  This scholarship is for the student pursuing a career in Elementary Education. 

The Denise Russell Scholarship ($1000, 1 available) - Applicants in Business Education are eligible. Established to honor Denise Russell, district business manager, who "always went out of her way to help others". Denise succumbed to cancer.

The Jeremy Naylor Scholarship for Senior Swimmer ($250, 2 available - 1 male, 1 female) - Established in memory of Jeremy Naylor, a four year letter winner on the varsity swimming team, tragically passed away in June of 2008. The recipients must be a senior male or female who has lettered in swimming for a minimum of two years, has a cumulative GPA of 80% or higher, and completed an essay on how swimming or diving has influenced his or her life.

The Marsha Mummert Scholarship ($500, 1 available) - Established to honor Marsha Mummert, a Dover graduate and district employee who showed great dedication to learning support students she assisted. Marsha succumbed to cancer. Applicants should be in the learning support program.

The William O'Donnell Scholarship ($1000, 1 available) - Established to honor William O'Donnell at the time of his retirement for his longtime service to the students of Dover Area School District. This scholarship is awarded to the senior class valedictorian.

We Believe in You Scholarship ($1000/year for 4 years, 1 available) - Established to recognize an anonymous gift by former married Dover teachers who strongly believed in education and were known for the saying, "We believe in you," while addressing their students.  Applicants must answer a separate essay question addressing the following, "How will your community benefit from our four-year investment in you?", maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA while attending a two or four year college, university, or trade school full time.  Applicants who demonstrate a financial need will be given precedence.

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York County Community Foundation Competitive Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered to all applicants who apply for scholarships to scholarship organizations in York County which includes Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc.  One Dover student application for each scholarship is chosen by Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc to be considered by the York County Community Foundation against applicants from across the county.  The following scholarships are listed on the GDADFS website but are not guaranteed to be awarded to Dover students.

Robert R. Anderson Family Fund ($1500) -  The Robert R. Anderson Family Fund was established in 1994 with a legacy from Mr. Anderson's daughter, Dr. Isabel C. Anderson.  The Anderson Fund is committed to improving farm productivity in York County and to preserving and protecting York County's farms and natural lands.  Scholarships from the Anderson Fund are available to students pursuing studies in agriculture or improving farm productivity. Student must be pursuing studies in agriculture or improving farm productivity; demonstrate evidence of financial need; will submit a one page essay describing community activities, personal/academic achievements and career plans related to agriculture.

Herbert S. and Louella B. Dallmeyer Scholarship ($1000) - During their lifetimes, the Dallmeyers had an interest in protecting the environment, particularly improving water quality.  Herbert S. and Louella B. Dallmeyer Scholarship Fund was created in 2000 to award a scholarship to students with a shared interest in the environment.  Mr. Dallmeyer, whose family traces its York County roots back to 1862, was formally co-owner of DALLCO Industries. Open to students pursuing studies related to water resource conservation, environmental law or general environmental studies with preference given to students pursuing studies related to water resource conservation. Student will submit one page essay describing community activities, personal/academic achievements and career plans pertaining to water resource conservation and/or the environment.

Marea V Eyster Memorial Scholarship ($1500) - Marea Eyster's love of teaching and deep affection for her alma mater inspired the creation of the Marea V. Eyster Memorial Fund by her family.  The Fund provides scholarships for York County students attending Millersville University, pursuing a teaching career. Student must attend Millersville full time and demonstrate financial need.

Bob Potts Memorial Scholarship ($1200) - Family and friends of Bob Potts established this scholarship to honor his memory and his love of running.  Scholarship are awarded to deserving young athletes who share Bob's love and passion for the sport of long distance running. Open to students who have participated on the cross country team and have a letter of recommendation from their cross country coach addressing student's participation on the team and their enthusiasm for distance running.

Florence B. and Clyde W. Stouch Scholarship ($1000) - Clyde W. Stouch created the Florence B. and Clyde W. Stouch Foundation Fund to provide scholarships for York County students attending the University of Pennsylvania full time and pursuing studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts of Science degree. Student will demonstrate good moral character and academic achievement; have evidence of financial need.

Royal A. Cannon Jr. Scholarship Fund ($5000 total, $1250/year for 4 years) - Royal Cannon loved the Merchant Marines and served with them during WWII. He established this scholarship in the hopes that it would help hardworking and determined students, not necessarily those with the best grades, have a chance for higher education. The scholarship will be given to students attending the US Merchant Marine academies, or if none, then to those studying science, technology, engineering or math at any school of their choice. Preference given to students who display exceptional level of determination and leadership. Must submit a letter of recommendation describing student's character and leadership qualities; have demonstrated evidence of financial need.