Scholarship Information

Western Pennsylvania

Positive Athlete College Scholarships

For the 7th consecutive year, Positive Athlete, an organization started by former Steeler great and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, will be awarding college scholarships to high school student-athletes based more on their character than their athletic performance. Over $100,000 in college scholarships have been award since the program’s inception in 2011.

Nominations are now officially OPEN! We invite coaches, parents, family members, school administrators, and fans to nominate their favorite high school student athletes and coaches that embody the "Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete!"  Nominating an athlete is a very simple process done online at Positive Athlete Website, and athletes can be nominated by parents, coaches, teachers, administrators or fans of high school student- athletes grades 9-12. We are looking for athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities, or just have an infectious positive attitude.

2016-17 Positive Athlete Western Pennsylvania Scholarships

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MYLAN “MALE AND FEMALE POSITIVE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR”

The winners will each receive a $5,000.00 college scholarship.
Given to a male and female athlete chosen by Mylan, Inc., Hines Ward, Roberto Clemente, Jr., other Pittsburgh professional athletes.
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UPMC SPORTS MEDICINE “COMEBACK PLAYER AWARDS”

The winners will each receive a $1,000.00 college scholarship.

Awarded to a Positive High School male and female athlete who has exemplified courage, determination, and positivity in the face of adversity while overcoming a sport related injury.

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KNICHEL LOGISTICS “TITLE IX AWARD”

The winner will receive a $1,000.00 college scholarship.
Given to the female Positive High School Athlete who has shown amazing leadership to her entire school.
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JEFF BOYNTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The winner will receive a $2,200.00 college scholarship.
Given to the Positive High School Athlete who best exemplifies the former Plum High School star who always put his team above himself.
Kyle B Wilson Scholarship Fund

THE WILSON GROUP “POSITIVE SOLUTIONS” AWARD

The winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
Given to a student-athlete who has helped others on their team, school and/or community create a positive solution to a difficult situation.
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

COLUMBIA GAS “POSITIVE ENERGY AWARD”

The winner receives a $1,000.00 college scholarship.
Given to a student-athlete who consistently brings positive energy to their team, school and/or community.
Hard Rock Hotel

“ROCK STAR” AWARD BY HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE HOTELS

The winner receives a $1,000.00 college scholarship.
The athlete that stands out like a Rock Star in every situation with their positivity, their good heart, encouraging nature and community service efforts!

Positive Athlete Western Pennsylvania Partners


Mylan
UPMC Sports Medicine
Columbia Gas of PA
Jeff Boynton Scholarship Fund
Heinz History Center
CNN Sports
Hugh OBrian
Knichel Logistics
2017-Scholarship-Winner-Announcement
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