Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

Each year, our seniors are eligible to apply for several scholarships and awards thanks to the generosity of many school activities, local businesses and foundations, and alumni.  We appreciate all of the support our seniors receive.  Many of our scholarship funds are the result of local fundraising efforts within the Yough School District Community.  Below is a listing of the awards and scholarships currently available to our seniors:


Arlene Frye Sirak Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarships

Perfect Attendance Award

West Newton Rotary Club Scholarships

Yough Cougar Leadership Award

Helpful Hands Scholarship

Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC Scholarship

Geno G. Miller Memorial Military Award

West Newton Lion's Club Award

LHTC Broadband Scholarship

CNS Healthcare - Ameene G. Makdad Memorial Scholarship

Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Pittsburgh Chapter #8

Laurel Mountain Lemonade Business Scholarship

Westmoreland County Community College 

      - Presidential Scholarship

      - Trustee's Meritorious Scholarship

University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Scholarship

Penn West (California) University Scholarship

Sondra Dull Memorial Writing Scholarship

West Newton Library Scholarship

Lawrence J. Nemec Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Roberta "Bert" Bashioum and Nutrition, Inc. Scholarship

Dennis and Irene Wilps Conde Scholarship

Yough High School Character Scholarship

KeyTex Energy Scholar Award

Grady Hoffman Memorial Scholarships

Hard Work Pays Off Award

Yough Educational Association Scholarship

Dr. William D. Minick Memorial Scholarship

Patricia Merdian Hufford Writing Scholarship

Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center

Outstanding Work in AP Physics Award

AP Chemistry Award

Senior Class Officers Award

English Awards

French Achievement Award

Spanish Officer Appreciation

Outstanding Senior Artists Award

WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award

Judge Driscoll Scholar-Athlete Award

Westmoreland County Coaches Association Scholarships

     - Bob Van Atta Memorial Scholarship

     - WCCA Scholarship

Outstanding Senior Auxiliary Awards

John Philip Sousa Award

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award

Leonard Bernstein Award

Band Directors Award

Marching Band Award

Drum Major Award

Yough Band Association Scholarship

Outstanding Choral Award

The Future is Mine Award

National Honor Society Officers Award


Student Council Officers Award

AP U.S. Government - Outstanding Student Award

Yough Spirit Award