Applicants will be considered for all scholarships as long as they meet the required criteria.
Application process: download, complete, and submit all documents found below to Mrs. Hill in the Senior High Guidance Office.
*There are some scholarships that require an additional essay. The prompts for those essays are listed in the scholarship descriptions.
The original scholarship offered to Red Lion students through the Foundation. Awarded to students in good standing and who are exceptional academic performers. Students must also have a strong history of community services, leadership and citizenship.
Lynn was an English teacher in the district and also served as an assistant football coach for many years before becoming a head coach. He served as head coach from 1991-1996. He was a man that inspired many young athletes and was admired and respected in the Red Lion community. Because Lynn was an English teacher himself, the family has requested that the recipient of the scholarship have an interest in continuing their education in an English and/or educational career.
A service organization within the North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary school made up of volunteers. The student receiving this scholarship must have attended the elementary school.
Jason was a 1994 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High. He was an active young teen in Boy Scouts and earned the esteemed “Eagle Scout” designation. He was an active member of the PA National Guard and employed locally as a “roofer”. Jason was a devoted husband and father and loved creating things. After his untimely death in 1998 as a result of an automobile accident, his parents established a scholarship to honor his life.
In December, 2011, the estate of Joseph Middleton and Eleanor Bouse directed funds to establish a unique scholarship. The recipient of this award must be a Red Lion graduate who will attend Pennsylvania State University. The Middleton & Bouse family are “true” Pennstaters. They hope students will embrace their experience as a Nittany Lion.
Dr. Segro was a beloved principal at the Junior High. Dr. Segro was an advocate of education to all students and an admired colleague of his staff. Gene lost his life during what many thought to be a “normal school day” at school. Red Lion was forever changed that day, but much work has been done to celebrate his life and his legacy to the district. For many years a committee of volunteers held a 5k Run to build funds for the distribution of his scholarship. The scholarship is first given to a student who is pursuing an education or technical career and is also eager to challenge their mind.
Devin was a 1983 graduate. He was a good student and an avid athlete who loved basketball. He went on to study Education at Millersville University and later became a teacher in the South Eastern School District. He was a dedicated father, son, and brother. Sadly, we lost Devin in 2003. Devin's family established an annual golf outing that has become a popular Red Lion event and an excellent celebration of Devin’s life. Additionally, this scholarship represents a way to keep his memory alive and to turn a tragedy into something good for the community. This award was established in 2005 and is awarded to a basketball player who has played at least one year of varsity basketball.
Jeanette was the founding member of the Red Lion Business Women’s Association in the early 1950’s. Jeannette was an active and popular teacher in the district for over 28 years. She taught bookkeeping and general business classes for women. She was a pioneer for women in the district and in the community. She was passionate about liberating women; teaching them real business concepts and thriving to be better educated.
Youth football has a longstanding tradition in the landscape of Red Lion. The teams play a regular football season with both JV and varsity teams and the coaches are all volunteers. The Youth football program initiated this scholarship to reward those young men who have played in Youth football and went on to play varsity football as well. This award recognizes these young men for their efforts and hard work.
Sara was a beloved English teacher at the High School. Not only was she a resident expert in Shakespeare and other British writers, she knew the English grammar like a reference manual. At the time of her death, she was two months from graduating with her Master’s degree in English. She was dedicated to doing well in her classes and spent many long hours writing papers and fictional pieces. Sara was an excellent writer. She left a legacy of volumes of poetry that explored observations about her family and friends, her travels, her working life and her love for god. Her colleagues and friends have only kind and respectful memories of Sara and their hopes are that her memory will flourish as her life did.
This scholarship was established in 2009 by Harry and Carolyn Lohss. Both Harry and Carolyn graduated from the district and have been lifelong residents of the area. Harry received his degree in Physics and Mathematics from Millersville State College, and Carolyn received her degree in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College.
Carolyn is now retired and Harry continues working in his tooling engineering and manufacturing business that he started over 40 years ago.
As part of their longstanding interest in education, the couple endowed a scholarship that encourages talented students to pursue a career in science or engineering. This scholarship winner is chosen by the Red Lion Area Senior High School Science Department.
Leon McCleary grew up in the district and graduated from the high school. He was an advocate of learning, earning three degrees, one from York College, Lycoming College and Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary College.
Rev. McCleary was a longtime Methodist minister who served 6 churches throughout his lifetime. He was an active minister who embraced his church and his community. Rev. McCleary had a deep connection with music both inside and outside of the church. His daughter, Eileen Provant, established the scholarship to honor her father and the legacy he left behind. The family would like the recipient to be a student who has an interest in music at any level.
The sport of lacrosse has grown roots in the Red Lion community. In its first several years of existence, the program has excelled and proven itself as a leader in the county. The friends of lacrosse, which consists of a group of parent boosters and supporters of the program established this scholarship for lacrosse athletes of both the boys and girls teams. These players must exhibit a true love, understanding and commitment for the game.
Bradley Kuehne was a 2010 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High. Brad made a lasting impact on everyone he met no matter how brief their encounter may have been. He was known for his infectious laugh, big smile, and ability to connect with people. He was truly a friend to all. Brad’s passion was the sport of motocross. He became a skilled rider quickly and received many awards along the way. He enjoyed his time riding and often shared this experience with his dad. This scholarship is in the amount of $1200. This number is a loving reminder of Brad’s racing number, #12. The recipient of this award must have attended Clearview Elementary and is asked to strive for a successful future and show genuine kindness along the way, just like Brad always did.
Logan was a 5th grade student with a big heart at Clearview Elementary School. Logan loved baseball, youth football and boy scouts. Logan could be described as a young man with lots of passion for life. The recipient must have attended Clearview Elementary School.
This scholarship was established by the estate of Bernice Reichard to memorialize the life of Lucille Poet, R.N. Lucille was a long time resident and very active in the community. Lucille was a nurse, a mother, a friend, and a wife. She excelled in all her roles and was loved by many. Both Bernice and Lucille have passed away, but Bernice’s willingness to memorialize a friend and Lucille who lived her life with passion and love has given us this scholarship today. This scholarship is intended for use by a student entering the medical field.
Timothy James Gulley was a dynamic man who worked in the Red Lion Area School District, most recently as principal at Windsor Manor Elementary school. He was always a champion for the underdog who enjoyed spending time with his family, officiating basketball games and teaching students. He had a nickname for everyone he saw and a sense of humor that kept everyone around him smiling. Unfortunately, Tim succumbed to a serious illness in 2010. Shortly thereafter, his friends and family organized a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that quickly became a signature fundraising event for several years.
This scholarship has been created in memory of Jacob Linn who was killed on January 10, 2015. Jacob was everyones friend and confidant. He embodied happiness and his smile was contagious. Jake loved the game of golf, Michigan University football, hanging out with his friends and family and supporting everyone in whatever their passion was.
The recipient of this scholarship must embody these qualities that Jake possessed. We hope that they use these qualities as they transition into their college careers and beyond. The recipient will take on the "No Regrets" mantra that the Linn's have embraced since Jacob's death and use it to become their best self and help others.
A $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to this recipient to use at any 2 year college, 4 year college, or trade school.
Steve was a long-time member of the Educational Foundation. Steve was a kind, loving friend, husband and father. He touched many people during his life and is missed terribly by his family. He was a 1977 graduate of Dallastown and graduated with a finance degree from Penn State University. He enjoyed time with his family and had a special fondness for family trips to Ocean City MD and Walt Disney World. The Foundation established this award in his memory to recognize him and his commitment to the Red Lion community. The family would like the recipient to be a student who is committed to academics and is involved in extracurricular activities.
The death of a child is a tragic and devastating loss for a family. David John Hayes was only 8 years old when he lost his battle to Histiocytic Sarcoma which is a rare brain cancer. Adored by his family, teachers and friends, David loved whatever he tackled and treated it as a challenge. It has been said “We are just one person to the world, but to one person we mean the world”. He is missed daily by his family and remains close in his family’s hearts. David was an athlete in the making. He loved sports, especially baseball. The family would like the recipient of this award to honor David in the same manner that he loved life. This scholarship is to be given to a student athlete that has excelled in his/her sport and is choosing to play this sport in their college career.
Dr. Hartman was known by his friends and family as “Charley”. He was an accomplished public servant who served on the Red Lion Area School District board and businessman who was loved by his family and friends. Charley’s life exemplified industriousness. During his high school years at Red Lion, he lettered in basketball and served as class president for all four years. He attended Millersville University where he received his Doctorate in Education. He served in the Army and then began his career in traffic safety. He worked as a secondary school teacher and then a college professor. He then moved to Washington, D.C., and worked with various governmental agencies. Charley was also the first Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He owned his own management consulting company and served as served as Executive Director of several National Non-Profit Associations. He was a member of the School Board of Directors. In 1993, he was inducted into the Red Lion Area School District “Hall of Fame”. Charley would be proud to know that he is assisting an enterprising student in continuing their academic career.
The Educational Foundation wanted to provide support for our teachers to look for ways to enhance their curriculum. A specific fund raiser, The Red Door Event, is held to generate the monies needed to support the teacher grants. This grant opportunity is open to all teachers and groups in the district. Our goal is to be able to assist in district wide or grade level projects.
Carrie Elizabeth Ehrhart- Smeltzer is a graduate of the district and also of Lock Haven University in 2004 with a degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Special Education. Carrie accepted a teaching position at the Red Lion High School in 2005 and also
coached softball and swimming. She served as a mentor for student council and participated in MINI-thon to support The Four Diamonds Fund. Carrie went above and beyond to mentor, encourage and support her students, even after they completed her classes. Carries passion was to help individuals with special needs. She volunteered as a teen for the Special Olympics York County Aquatics Program and later in life became the Aquatics Director for Special Olympics York County. Carrie co-founded the Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Bear Plunge in 2009, an annual event which raises funds for the Special Olympics.
This scholarship has been established to continue her legacy and her passion for working with special needs students. This scholarship has two parts:
a student scholarship and a Living Classroom Memorial Scholarship.
Rick Stine is a 1969 graduate of Red Lion High School who opened Rick’s Ace Hardware Store in 1992. Through hard work and the loyalty of the community it has developed into a successful business. This scholarship is an attempt to thank his patrons for making this happen. Carol Stine is a retired teacher who taught Biology at Hempfield High School in Lancaster County. This scholarship goes to a hard-working student who plans to major in the sciences.
Harley Lehman Felton lived the double life of a mechanical engineer and a passionate musician. A trombonist, singer, music educator, and music arranger, he was the proud founder of a funk band, Full Tilt, and gospel music quartet, The In-Harmony Vocal Band. Harley was a loving husband, father, and music inspiration to his step-son, Qi Li (’18). His favorite family vacations were spent camping and eating site-cooked meals, and his free time was spent writing music and telling really bad dad jokes to his family. Three years after Harley’s unexpected death in April 2015, Qi organized, hosted, and performed in a concert entitled Pinnacles in dedication to Harley. This concert raised money for this scholarship and showcased Red Lion Music Department students and professional musicians and was highly praised by the Red Lion-York community.
This scholarship will assist Red Lion Music Department students who frequently minister music in their church community on their journey into college whether they are going into music or not.
Dick Hively was a brilliant student. He was advanced two grades at the Brogue one room school and graduated from RLASH at 16 in 1939. He earned a DDS degree from Temple Dental School at 21 in 1944 and was subsequently commissioned as a U.S. Army Captain serving at Coatesville VA Hospital.
Whether shortchanged by premature birth or stress from exceptional achievement he was soon diagnosed with peptic ulcers. Eighty percent of his stomach was removed causing a myriad of GI tract issues which continued to deteriorate until life end at 58 years.
He fought through the disability becoming a loving husband and father while establishing a thriving dental practice. He was a stalwart in the community serving as president of the Windsor Lions Club and Red Lion Country Club, and vice-president of the Red Lion School Board 1961-69. Memberships included Disabled American Veterans, Disabled Officers Association, Red Lion Elks, Zembo Temple (32nd Degree Mason), and was listed in Who’s Who in the East.
The recipient should be proficient in biology and chemistry and aspire to a career in medicine.
Senior in good standing, with a minimum of one year in the Varsity Wrestling program. Student will be required to write a 1 page essay on 1 of the 2 following questions: Please describe how your time as a wrestler shaped your perspective and character and how it prepared you for life beyond high school OR PRIDE is a significant and fundamental part of life at RLASH, both academically and athletically. Describe a situation that made you proud to be a part of the Red Lion Family.
This scholarship was created in the name of Raymond Smith in honor of three Red Lion graduates. The yearly scholarship will be awarded to three students that meet the following criteria. In honor of Mark Koons, a 1986 graduate of Red Lion, the student who receives this award will be required to be a participant of the Red Lion Tennis Team. In honor of Scott Koons, graduate of Red Lion in 1988, the student receiving this award will be required to be going into the Criminal Justice or Counseling field. In honor of Sandra Koons, a 1991 graduate of Red Lion, the student receiving this award will be required to be going into the Technology field.
This scholarship was made to honor the legacy of Brooks Argento. Brooks lived life to the fullest with his family and friends, we are grateful for the 21 years he blessed our lives. We are proud that Brooks was a true, well rounded young man, a scholar, friend, mentor, role model and athlete. Brooks was a 2016 graduate of Red Lion High School. He participated in National Honor Society, Distinguished Honor Roll, Executive Council, Football, Basketball, Varsity Club, Leonid, TV Studio, Morning Announcements Entertainment aka Hall Talks and Mini Thon.
Brooks was accepted to Penn State University Main in the School of Engineering where he attended for 9 days prior to his diagnosis of a rare, incurable nongerminous,germ cell brain tumor. Brooks fought a courageous two year battle and passed away September 18, 2018.
Everyone that knew Brooks, smiles when they think of him and his exuberant personality. Brooks touched and inspired so many lives with his heartwarming approach to life, leaving lasting memories with every single person he encountered. We are looking for a candidate that has similar character traits that Brooks possessed and hopes to make a difference.
This scholarship is to honor Dave's life and dedication to the Red Lion Area school district. Dave was in the US Army for 3 years prior to meeting his wife and starting a family. Dave was the proud father of two sons, Ross and Eric. Dave enjoyed fishing, watching football and cooking shows, gardening and traveling. Dave was well known for being able to fix anything mechanical and worked in the Maintenance Department of the Red Lion school district. Dave's family is honored to help a Red Lion student fulfill their dreams in a techinical field.
This scholarship was established to honor David R. Warner Sr. David was a 1980 graduate of Red Lion High School active in 4H and FFA. David was born and raised on his family farm in Chanceford Township. David dedicated his life and career to farming, Agriculture and most importantly, helping others succeed.
A service organization within the Pleasant View Elementary school made up of volunteers. The student receiving this scholarship must have attended the elementary school.
Abe will be remembered from many different roles such as teacher, educator, coach, board member, college, or friend. Abe was someone who took the time to get to know YOU! He had the great ability to rally people to the cause. Abe served on our Foundation Board. He was an invaluable resource of information and always knew "the who" to talk to and find solutions. This award will go to a student who exhibits high academic standards, involvement in school activities and has volunteered their time in a community organization.
A service organization within the Mazie Gable Elementary school made up of volunteers. The student receiving this scholarship must have attended the elementary school.
A service organization within the Larry J. Macaluso Elementary school made up of volunteers. The student receiving this scholarship must have attended the elementary school.
A service organization within the Clearview Elementary school made up of volunteers. The student receiving this scholarship must have attended the elementary school.
A service organization within the Locust Grove Elementary school made up of volunteers. The student receiving this scholarship must have attended the elementary school.
Thomas King was the owner of a local accounting firm, King and Associates. The accounting firm of King and Associates serves all of York County and beyond. Tom King was an extremely well-liked person, involved in his community, loved his family and working on his farm. After his death in 2008, the family wanted to celebrate his life with a scholarship for a student who was well rounded in school, well liked, and was choosing to better his future.
York County Fiddler's Association was created to increase an interest in the pleasure of playing a fiddle and foster the spirit of good fellowship. Awarded to a student seeking to further their education in the field of music, with a preference to students whose focus is the fiddle, violin, or other string instrument.
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