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 www.pheaa.org.

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 http://fafsa.ed.gov

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 www.afateens.orgThe Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys $2000 Scholarship is open to women in Pennsylvania who are attending law school. For more information visit their website at http://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship
Bayer Scholar's Program at Duquensne University's Bayer School of

Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Apply at www.duq.edu/apply

Early Childhood Education Scholarships. 

Apply at:  https://teachearlychildhood.org/scholarships/

Best Buy Scholarship Program for Grades 9 - 12.

Visit their website to apply on-line at http://www.bestbuy.com/scholarships or http://www.at15.com

Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship.

Parent must be a customer of Bedford Rural Electric.

Go to http://www.bedfordrec.com 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

Go to http://www.core.org

CORE Essay Scholarship for grades 9-12

Dr. Roy Hoffman Scholarship Fund.

For more information and an application go to http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program.

Information is available at www.kfcscholars.org

For information on the Keystone Boys State Program please visit


Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program for students ages 6-18.

Visit www.kohlskids.com for details.

Masonic Scholarships


McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Email info@mckelveyfoundation.org 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 http://www.pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/oratorical/

The PA American Legion Scholarships Information

PA's Junior Miss Program

Please go to http://www.ajm.org for more information

PA Land Surveyor's Foundation Scholarship.


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 http://www.pa-legion.com

Thiel College Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship Competition.

For more information go to http://www.thiel.edu

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: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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.