Student Scholarships

Featured Scholarship Winner:

Marshall Pritt, Central Valley Class of 2013

Scholarship: Mateer

School: University of Pennsylvania

Major: Mechanical Engineering

This May, Marshall will be graduating Summa Cum Laude- and debt free- thanks to the Mateer Memorial Scholarship!

Senior Project: “Backster” Won “Outstanding project” for ingenuity, proficiency and usefulness.  See the full project description here:  Backster Abstract- Marshall Pritt

Future Plans: After graduation, Marshall will travel with friends before spending one year in St. Paul, Minnesota volunteering for AmeriCorps. In the fall of 2018, Marshall will return to Penn to earn a Master’s degree in Robotics.

Marshall expressed his appreciation for the Mateer Memorial Scholarship in a letter. In his own words: “Once again, thank you for your tremendous generosity. I would not enjoy so many opportunities and successes without your help.” You can read all about Marshall’s experience and successes in his letter: Marshall Pritt Letter



CVEF Scholarships:

The Central Valley Education Foundation will award a $6,000 scholarship to a student (payable in the amount of $1,500 annually), renewable for four years. Applicants must attend Central Valley and maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university.

CVEF scholarship 2017

Mateer Scholarships:

The Mateer Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of James Mateer and his sister-in-law Esther Mateer, who were both teachers in the Center Area School District. James and Esther were loyal teachers who were dedicated to the education of our youth. The Mateer Memorial Scholarship will provide up to $5,000 per year for four years for the selected student(s) who meet the qualifications for this scholarship.

Mateer Memorial Scholarship

Other scholarship opportunities:

Center Civic Women’s Club Scholarship
Walter R. Sylvester Memorial Scholarship