Patricia and Anthony DiLuna Scholarship Fund

Patricia and Anthony DiLuna Scholarship Fund

The Patricia and Anthony DiLuna Scholarship helps high school seniors and graduates of Hurley High School with postsecondary education. Applicants may be students in vocational or technical schools or pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees at colleges or universities. The scholarship fund encourages non-traditional students to apply. The fund honors the life of Patricia Pickera, who graduated from Hurley High School in 1950 and wanted to encourage the students of the region to continue their education. 


  • Graduate of Hurley High School wanting to pursue a 2 or 4 year degree.
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Participate in Community involvement 


Scholarship Grant Range

$2,500-$3,500 for up to 4 years (Total $10,000-$14,000) 


Application timeline

  • This scholarship is part of the Universal Application: December 1 – February 15
  • ONE Universal Application: Create a profile in the scholarship portal. Fill out the first page of the universal application to filter through all of the scholarships you qualify for. 


Award Details

  • This scholarship may be used for expenses of post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/ vocational school
  • Award Payments will be mailed directly to the school/ university 
    • Fall Payments are mailed July 15-30
    • Spring Payments are mailed December 15-30
  • Transferring Schools: Please contact DSACF if you plan on transferring schools. Transferring schools does not automatically transfer your scholarship. If a transfer occurs after scholarship money has been disbursed it may take up to 90 days to reprocess the scholarship payment. 


Tax information

DSACF encourages scholarship recipients to seek tax advice regarding scholarships. According to the IRS: Scholarships, fellowship grants, and other grants are tax-free if you meet the following conditions:

  • You’re a candidate for a degree at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities; and
  • The amounts you receive are used to pay for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.

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