Pennsylvania State Grant Program

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  • Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation's leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs. PHEAA's earnings are used to support its public service mission and to pay its operating costs, including administration of the PA State Grant and other state-funded student aid programs.

    A Pennsylvania State Grant is based on financial need. You may be eligible if you demonstrate financial need and are a high school graduate as stipulated in the Pennsylvania State Grant law; attend a post-secondary school approved by PHEAA for Pennsylvania State Grant purposes; are enrolled at least half-time; are admitted and enrolled in an approved program of study of at least two academic years in length; and have not already earned a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. The State Grant deadlines are different for first-time applicants, renewal applicants, and summer-term applicants.
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Zoey Jordan  on 1/12/2021 7:24:43 PM

I will graduate from a high school in Western PA this coming June. I plan to attend either CCAC or IUP in the fall to further my passion of nursing. I am seeking extra financial help to minimize my debt. I'm interested in any scholarships that might make my education less expensive, while helping as many people as I can along the way!

Kellie Lane  on 1/4/2021 5:49:01 AM

I am applying for this because I Am a single mom trying to earn my degree to better provide for my child and have better job opportunity to the company I work for.

Carissa F  on 12/30/2020 5:15:36 PM

I will graduate from a small high school in northeastern PA this coming June. I am attending Penn State to further my athletic and academic careers; I am seeking extra financial help to minimize my debt after graduating college. I have yet to apply for this scholarship but plan on doing so !

Alexis M  on 12/15/2020 3:08:21 PM

I graduated from high school in May. I work two jobs and am currently a full time student. I am trying to get help with continuing my education.

Erik R  on 11/4/2020 7:22:50 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I have 7 siblings. 5 of my siblings have autism and I am the first child who does not have this disorder. I need some help getting to college because I am the first one going to college and this will help me get a jump start on my career plans! Thank you very much for this opportunity! - Erik W. Rakieski

Travis Powell  on 9/17/2020 9:01:30 PM

I just started at All State Career School. I applied for FASFA and even received a grant towards my CDL course. Unfortunately, they don't cover everything. I am responsible for $150 a month for the next six months. It may not seem like a lot too most, but I volunteer 40 hours a week at a homeless shelter to pay for my stay there. I'm a single father of three trying to turn my life around. I'm concerned I will lose my chance to better not only my life but my children's lives due to lack of payment.

Dilan Williams  on 8/2/2020 11:39:30 AM

I am i senior at the Math Civics and Science Charter School in Philadelphia and i could really use this scholarship to help me further my education past the 12th grade, coming where im from its hard to make it to college because our families dont have the proper financial needs for the schools we would like to go to even if they are local.

Aimee K  on 1/26/2020 11:00:56 PM

I am in my senior year at Kings College in Wilkes Barre Pa, and I’m struggling trying to get loans to pay this semester before April so I can graduate with a degree in Biology. Please help. Thank you I didn’t apply yet

omar m  on 10/29/2018 10:46:43 AM

yes i need this scholarship

Jayke S  on 10/9/2018 12:16:58 AM

No I did not, I am on this site seeking a scholarship for my Mother. This is based fully off income, she is not considered low class or poverty she is a middle class women. Who, will not spend money on herself and is still paying on her children's college loans and refuses to spend any money on herself.

Turquoise J  on 9/10/2011 6:16:32 AM

I have not applied for this scholarship but will like to.

shane l  on 12/13/2010 11:43:36 PM

I feel like what i applied for, I could identify with. With my passion for writing, I'm sure i could create some provacative thinking.