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Student Scholarships

The NSDCF oversees 25 scholarships to benefit graduating Norwin High School seniors in their quest to achieve higher education at a university, college, or technical school. Since 2007, total scholarships have exceeded $300,000.

Each scholarship has specific criteria of eligibility for the award and a selection committee that screens the applications and chooses the awardee(s).

Carol Terbot Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship applicants must be current Norwin High School Student active in FBLA or DECA and other school and/or community activities. Attendance is also considered in the selection process.
Dansak Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who loves activity/athletics and demonstrates service to school and community.
David J. Karas Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School student pursuing post high school education who is of good moral character, gives his/her best effort at all times and has a clear vision of his/her future career path.
David J. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior with an 85% GPA or higher, love of athletics, broad interests through commitment to music, art or community, and shows genuine acceptance of peers regardless of background.
Del. P. Nolfi Memorial Fund
These are leadership scholarships for Norwin High School graduating seniors selected by the Nolfi Family. The fund has been established for the late Del P. Nolfi of Glassport. Applicants must have a minimum QPA of 85%.
Elynor Mae Bruce Sutter Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a Norwin High School graduating senior planning to major in one of these fields listed in order: Piano Performance, Music Education (piano, vocal or string), Vocal Music, Stringed Instrument Performance, Music Education (any instrument); Most outstanding choral student.
Fawcett Deslam Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior pursuing a degree in elementary education.
Frank S. Keough Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior who has demonstrated outstanding community service and the quality of their goals for the future.
Frank V. Benevento Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior who plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh or Penn State University. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to community activities.
J. Walter Miles Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior with strong math and science skills who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh or Cornell University.
James L. Dudley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior based on criteria set by the Norwin Scholarship Advisory Committee. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor for more information.
Jill E. Fallone Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School Senior with a love of music, dance and/or theater. The successful applicant must be imaginative, spirited and highly committed to the arts and seeks to create in the performing arts.
M. Dolores 'Dolly' Fink Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School female student pursuing a degree in Physical Education, Health or Nursing.
Michael T. Sweeney, Jr. R.A.K. Experience Award
This is a mini-award designed to give students in the Norwin School District the opportunity to attend an event/activity with their entire family that would otherwise be hard to attain (i.e., tickets to the school picnic, a movie, bowling night, or a sports event).
Michael T. Sweeney, Jr. R.A.K. Scholarship
This award is for a graduating Norwin High School senior who intends to pursue a secondary degree in technology. Applicants must have a QPA of 2.5 or greater, currently enrolled in technology class(es), and be self-motivated and self-challenging.
Michael T. Sweeney, Jr. R.A.K. Technology Education Scholarship
This award is for the outstanding senior technology student who intends to pursue a secondary education degree in technology.
Norwin Alumni and Friends Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Norwin High School senior who has demonstrated outstanding school performance as well as community service throughout their high school career.
Norwin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each annually to a Norwin High School senior who exhibits traits of service, leadership, respect, integrity and compassion. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor and/or the Norwin Chamber of Commerce for additional details concerning this scholarship.
Pastarini Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided for graduating Norwin High School seniors who demonstrated excellence in music performance while a student at Norwin and plans to major in in the fields listed, in order: Vocal Music, Music Education, Major in History (not social studies), Education Major, Leadership.
Paul and Anne Smiy Scholarship
This scholarship provides $2500.00 each to four graduating Norwin High School seniors who have demonstrated dedicated service to school and community.
R. Neil Faust Memorial Scholarship
This award is made available annually to sixth-grade student(s) for summer enrichment program(s) in the student’s area of interest.
Richard W. Murdock Scholarship
This scholarship is for graduating Norwin High School seniors as set forth in the last will and testament of Richard W. Murdoch, the amount determined by the investment earnings of the Murdoch Trust. Interested applicants should contact their guidance counselor for additional details.
Roy J. Martin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating Norwin High School senior who has demonstrated leadership and academic achievement, participated in football or women’s basketball at Norwin High School and plans to major in teaching, secondary education, social studies or related discipline.
Thomas J. and Gladys Sowash Stoker Scholarship
Applicants must be graduating seniors of Norwin High School and have resided within Irwin Borough for the entirety of their four year high school experience. In addition, applicants must have a minimum QPA of 2.5, and demonstrate service to school and community.