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Diane Ballina Memorial Scholarship Fund The Diane Ballina Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation/The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County in memory of Diane Ballina, a beloved secretary at Valley High School for over 20 years. This scholarship was created to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Valley High School.

Average Award: up to $4,000 over 4 Years
Award Type: Multi-Year (up to 4 years). Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2024
Application Period Closes: 3/15/2024


  • Attend Valley High School as a graduating senior.
  • Have demonstrated community service to the New Kensington and Arnold areas.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). If you have not already received your FSS, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit two letters of reference from individuals not related to you.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.