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Pat Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund The Pat Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to award college scholarships for graduating student-athletes at Penn-Trafford Senior High School. This scholarship honors Pat Kelly who was an educator for 40 years in the Penn-Trafford High School. Throughout his entire teaching career, he also served as a football coach or athletic director. A graduate of the district himself, he was the school’s first Head Football Coach following the merger that created Penn-Trafford. During his tenure as a coach and athletic director, he helped many students earn opportunities to attend college and to continue pursuing their athletic interests. As a respected athletic director, he was instrumental in developing the district’s athletic programs and facilities. Continuing to work in Penn-Trafford athletics even after his retirement, he dedicated nearly 55 years to Penn-Trafford and the athletic program, educating and developing student athletes.

Average Award: $1,500
Award Type: Single-Year Award
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2023
Application Period Closes: 3/30/2023


  • Attend Penn-Trafford High School as a graduating senior.
  • Have athletic participation as well as activities and honors participation.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.
  • Be involved in community service.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.