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Scholarships

The Mars Planet Foundation stewards a list of scholarships that is growing every year.  We proudly support, choose and award 13 of them to deserving Seniors who will be furthering their education in their chosen fields.  We do this through our annual support of the Mars Area High School Academic Banquet.

Annual Scholarships

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BC3 Pioneer Education Scholarship

 To provide one Butler County Community College bound Mars Area High School Senior with a $1000.00 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. 

Belinda A. Terzich Memorial Scholarship

 To provide a female college bound Mars Area School District Senior with a $3000.00 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. 

Edward R. Choura Vocational-Technical Automotive Tech Scholarship

 To provide a $1000.00 non-renewable scholarship to a Mars Area High School Senior currently enrolled in a Vocational-Technical Program who will be continuing their education in automotive technology at an automotive trade school or similar institution/program.  

Kean Foundation Scholarship for the Arts

 To provide a Mars Area High School Senior with a $2000 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. 

Kean Foundation Scholarship STEM

 To provide a Mars Area High School Senior with a $2000 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. 

Lefcon Technology Scholarship

An award of $2500 to a student who is passionate about technology and is looking to pursue a career in a related field.

Mars Area High School Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship

 Provide a student more freedom to consider attending a higher quality and possibly more expensive college or university (which could enhance future job opportunities) than initial college/university under consideration.  $2500 per semester and is renewable for 4 years.

Mars Area High School Swimming & Diving Boosters Education Scholarship

 To provide a college bound Mars Area School District Senior swimmer or diver a $250 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first-year post-secondary education. 

Mars Planet Foundation Education Scholarship

 To provide a college bound Mars Area High School Senior with a $2500 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year post-secondary education. 

Ross McConnell Memorial Scholarship

 To provide two students that are currently enrolled in the Butler County Vocational Technical School with a $500.00 non-renewable scholarship to help defray costs of the first year postsecondary education. 

William R. "Beel" Neel Scholarship for Mars High School Students

 To support a Mars High School student with a $5000 scholarship to pursue social justice through their education.  

University of Pittsburgh Scholarship established by the Manerino Family

$2500 scholarship (for Freshman year) to any student from Mars Area School District who matriculates and attends the University of Pittsburgh

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Mars Planet Foundation

PO Box 1031, Mars, PA 16046

admin@marsplanetfoundation.org