Jeff Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jeff Woods Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 to honor the life and memory of Jeffrey S. Woods.  Jeff was a sports enthusiast all of his life and proudly cheered on his children in all of their athletic endeavors at Cedar Cliff High School and throughout their college careers at Mercer University and Syracuse University.   Jeff was a proud football and lacrosse official who worked various NCAA Division 1 games, PIAA district and state playoff games, and Big 33 games.  Jeff was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the PIAA Football Officials Hall of Fame in 2015 for his contributions as a high school and college referee.   

Following his passing in 2017, his wife Pat and children (Andy – Class of 1998, Katie – Class of 2000, and Krissy – Class of 2004) established this scholarship in Jeff’s honor.  This scholarship will award Cedar Cliff High School graduating student(s) who were active in athletic, school, and community pursuits while at Cedar Cliff and planning to continue their athletic involvement at a four-year college or university. 

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March 15


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Scholarship FAQ


  1. Graduating senior from Cedar Cliff High School   
  2. Participation in extracurricular activities including playing at least one sport 
  3. Plans to attend a four-year college or university as a full-time student and participate in an intercollegiate NCAA or NAIA athletics program 
  4. Additional consideration will be given to students planning to attend a private, four-year college or university. Applicants who plan to attend a state-sponsored college or university will also be considered.  
  5. Financial need 
  6. Essay
  7. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


How have your academic, athletic, community service, and social pursuits made you and those around you better people? 500 word minimum.


This scholarship is a one-time only award.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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