We Are More Scholarship Biography
We Are More (WAM)
As natives of Farrell, and graduates of the 1998 and 1999 classes, respectively, we have a strong conviction and commitment to build a thriving community and future for the youth of Farrell. The history of our community dates back to hard-working men and women with a vision to create a steel industry and build its own community to compensate for its quick rise in employees and settlers during the late 1800s. Even when others doubted, we have always known WE ARE MORE. Within ten years we had developed an entire town from the steel mill, to churches, schools, and opportunities for small businesses.
WE ARE MORE confirms that hard work and education are the foundation of our growth and necessary for the future of Farrell. The scholarship was established July 22, 2014 by Billie and Dorothy Robinson Jr., and was first presented May 28, 2015. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to obtain an education and return back to Farrell with the knowledge and experience to promote a Godly vision, edification, prosperity, and virtue for future generations. To quote our predecessors, “The City of Churches is still evolving, and the decline and sudden death of the little “boom town” will never come” (Mrs. E. H. Broderick & Mrs. B. R. Broderick-Gibbs). Just like the ancestors of our community, we will continue to push when others don’t believe, and we will show that WE ARE MORE!
We Are More (WAM) $2,000.00 Scholarship Information
1. The purpose of the We Are More (WAM) Scholarship is to assist with continuing education.
2. Seniors must write a 500 word essay about how they will use education as a platform to assist the succeeding youth in building a thriving community
Seniors must write a 500 word essay about how they will bring their education back to the community to assist the succeeding youth
- Seniors must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for the entire school year
- Ten days or less of unexcused absences
- Proof of college or trade school enrollment
- 12th Grade English teacher
- Guidance Counselor or representative
5. Voters will submit top three names, essays, and applications by routine suspension date of school standard but no later than 10 May of each school year to the contact information listed below.
Point of Contact:
High School Guidance Counselor
Farrell Area School District
1600 Roemer Blvd.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance with continuing education for a deserving senior from Farrell High School who has demonstrated diligence in academia, attendance, and higher learning.
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from Farrell High School who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated diligence in their school attendance with 10 days or less excused absences.
Along with the application, please supply the following:
• High school records indicating courses, grades, and attendance for the school year
• Seniors must write a 500 word essay about how they will use education as a platform to assist the succeeding youth in building a thriving community
Any graduating high school senior from Farrell High School, with at least a 3.0 GPA, no more than 10 excused absences from school, and proof of acceptance at a college, university, or trade/technical school.
Terms of Scholarship
The selection of students to receive scholarship grants shall be made by the donors without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, or political or economic views. The Voting Committee will select the final three possible scholarship recipients and forward them to the WE ARE MORE (WAM) Scholarship donors for the final selection.
The scholarship is intended to be disbursed directly to the awardee.
2021-22 School Year Deadline
Applications must be submitted to the guidance office by May 10, 2022.