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Other Financial Aid Resources

Agencies such as Veterans Administration (VA), Trade Assistance Act (TAA), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) have provided assistance to students attending South Hills School of Business & Technology.

Click through the tabs below for details or contact our Financial Aid office to make an appointment to find out more.

Veterans Administration (VA)

Please go to our Education Benefits for Veterans page for more details.

Trade Adjustment Allowance (TAA)

South Hills School has graduated many Trade students over the years. Prospective students and employers are urged to contact their local CareerLink for more information.

The Trade Adjustment Allowance (TAA) is an unemployment assistance program offered in the United States to workers who have lost jobs due to the effects of international trade. The TAA program provides job training and employment search services, as well as income and insurance assistance. For more information visit these sites:

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Many South Hills Students have benefited from utilizing WIOA funding. For more information on this funding, please contact your local CareerLink for more information.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) formally known as WIA is federal program that consolidates job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

OVR funding has provided a means for many South Hills Students with disabilities to complete their studies and prepare them for the workforce.

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities receive training; prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors; South Hills School is an approved vendor. Services are provided on an individualized basis.

For more information visit the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: OVR Office Directory to contact your local OVR representative.

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.