Panera Bread Operation Dough Nation Scholarship

Sponsored by Panera Bread, the Operation Dough Nation Scholarship offers two (2) $2,500 scholarships to one male and one female senior student-athlete attending high schools in the WPIAL District. The WPIAL is made up of 9 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland. General eligibility:-Applicants must have permanent resident status in Western Pennsylvania-Applicants must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 2.5 -Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at a college or university for the upcoming academic semester-Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance-Preference may be given to applicants who have participated in Best of the Batch programs-Students must apply for the Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website/

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Award Amount: $5,000
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