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Students residing in or attending school in Pennsylvania know the hardships associated with paying for a college education. By using state as one of the search criteria, Scholarships.com can help these students find scholarships that can alleviate such hardships. The Pennsylvania scholarships listed below will give you an idea of the types of awards that may be found at Scholarships.com. For additional information about scholarship and grant opportunities, ones based on both state and additional criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

"I Matter" Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The VILLA "I Matter" Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant's demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter.
    Eligibility:
    -Current high school seniors [...] More

AAHA Lou Manzione Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is pleased to offer a scholarship program to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. Scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey High School Senior and the second to a high school senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware.

    Applicants must be high school seniors who are registered with USA Hockey. The application form must be [...] More

Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Medical Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Two qualified medical students will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland
    -Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student
    -Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited [...] More

Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Assn. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Association awards undergraduate scholarship(s) for students pursuing an environmental career, including a career in Environmental Science, Engineering, or Law at an academic level beyond baccalaureate work. Awards are based on academic record, plan of study, career goals, recommendations and extra-curricular activities without consideration [...] More

Alliance Medical Education Scholarship Fund (AMES)

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance is an organization of physician spouses and is part of a federation of county medical alliances throughout Pennsylvania. Scholarships are available to current second- and third-year medical students who are Pennsylvania residents enrolled full-time in a Pennsylvania medical school.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Carlisle Branch

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Carlisle Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers a Higher Education Scholarship for a qualifying Cumberland County woman college student.

    Eligibility:
    -A female resident of Cumberland County for at least a year
    -Successful completion of at least one year of college
    -Must demonstrate financial need
    -The candidate must be willing to grant permission to the [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Green to Gold Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year. Additionally, there will receive funding for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship - ASWP awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, south Butler, Beaver, North Fayette, Northeast Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are [...] More

Beverly J Smith Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Harrisburg Branch of AAUW to honor our past president. Ms. Smith was a nationally known and respected expert on refugee resettlement and immigration. She devoted her life to helping people of diverse nationalities begin new lives and obtain education, homes, health care, and legal advice.

    AAUW would like to honor her memory [...] More

Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association has organized a scholarship program to be available to students who are entering into or are in a forestry, agricultural, natural resource management, environmental education or related field of study. Deadline for applications is June 1st of each year.

    To be eligible for this award, applicant must be:
    - A Bradford or Sullivan county [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States.

    An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum [...] More

Champion Scholars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Champion Energy is committed to the communities we serve, and to investing in tomorrow. The Champion Scholars program will recognize three qualified scholars for their achievements.

    Eligibility:
    -High school senior, planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college degree program
    -Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    -Be a resident of Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, or New [...] More

Charles E. Peterson Prize Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Endowed by Charles E. Peterson, FAIA (b.1906), his colleagues, and his friends; it is administered by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia exclusively for charitable and educational purposes which reflect Mr. Peterson's lifelong dedication to the study, recording, and preservation of early American architecture and building technology and the teaching of conservation skills in American schools of [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest challenges students to create prom outfits using Duck Tape and wear them to prom for a chance to win scholarship cash. Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado and the Province of Quebec, who are at least 14 years of age or older can apply. You must also attend a high [...] More

EMU National Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

    Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

    For more [...] More

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $2,000
  • A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified medical student.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate or graduate school)
    -Applicant must be a South Asian Indian or a descendant of a South Asian Indian immigrant to the United States; the [...] More

ESA Youth Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2018
  • Amount: $8,500
  • In 1996, the Electronic Security Association launched the Youth Scholarship Program. The program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20
    -He or she must be a [...] More

Heidelberg University Out-Of-State Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant, applicants must be either first-time freshmen or transfer students who are not Ohio state residents. This grant is renewable for four (4) years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Hope Through Learning Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Hope Through Learning Award is a $2,500 scholarship available to youth age 24 and under residing in Allegheny County who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness during their school attendance years, and who are going on to a higher education or career training program for the first time. Homelessness is defined as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/29/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company's New York City headquarters.

    An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • A qualified medical student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a United States citizen
    -Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh County in the state of Pennsylvania
    -Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from Lehigh County for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an under graduate or graduate [...] More

Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. [...] More

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Multiple scholarships in the minimum amount of $3,000 each will be awarded.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a resident of Lycoming County in the state of Pennsylvania
    -Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school within the United States

    Submission materials:
    -A completed application form
    -Two reference letters, from persons other than [...] More

M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $14,000
  • The M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust offers a combination scholarship and interest free loan to Bucks County residents that demonstrate financial need and want to pursue post high school education. A recipient of a scholarship/loan may be eligible for up to four years of funding for attendance at colleges, universities, technical schools, nursing schools and other post secondary institutions [...] More

Martha M Dohner Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application on website. The Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Harrisburg Branch of AAUW as part of their continued commitment to the community and the education of women.

    Ms. Dohner was a respected member of the AAUW organization and an active community volunteer. AAUW would like to honor her memory by assisting the education of a woman pursuing her bachelor's [...] More

Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Through the Foundation, Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) will award multiple $2,500 scholarships to qualified medical students.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a resident of Montgomery County in the state of Pennsylvania
    -Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student
    -Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited [...] More

Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • An annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a qualified first-year medical student.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh, Berks or Northampton counties
    -Applicant must be entering his/her first year of medical school
    -Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited United States medical school

    Submission materials:
    -A completed application [...] More

NAAAP Philadelphia Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/22/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The National Association of Asian American Professionals Philadelphia's Chapter scholarship program that benefits graduating high school seniors and current college students who are Asian/Asian American. Several high school and college students will be selected within their respective pools to receive scholarship money, to be used toward tuition, books, and/or living expenses.

    Eligibility [...] More

Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg/Textile Study Group of New York

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) has announced a call for entries for the Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.

    The winner will receive a $1,500 award, a one-year TSGNY membership and an invitation to present his/her fiber artwork at the June 17th TSGNY meeting held in New York City. Students’ entries will be juried by the TSGNY Student Award Committee.

    College students and [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

    Eligibility:
    -High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, and will graduate this spring
    -College [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention. The following regions are:

    -Region I: [...] More

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • Northern Tier Hardwood Association provides support to its mission and the future of the region's wood industry by offering two (2) $500 scholarships annually to students residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Pike counties of Pennsylvania. The scholarships are available to students pursuing post-secondary education in forest resources or [...] More

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Forest Resources Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • The Northern Tier Hardwood Association (NTHA) of Pennsylvania is offering two $500 scholarships to students majoring in forest management, forest products, or a closely related field. Students should be current students at a two or four year college or university. In order to apply a student needs to have graduated from a high school or lived in one of the following counties in Pennsylvania: [...] More

Olivia M. Marquart Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Olivia M. Marquart Scholarship was established in honor of a friend, sister, and daughter who continues to demonstrate strength and courage throughout her battle with Synovial Sarcomas in her lungs. The scholarship is awarded annually to a young adult who is either a cancer survivor or currently undergoing treatment. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a US citizen attending [...] More

PACD Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year the PACD Auxiliary offers a scholarship for Pennsylvania college students majoring in an agricultural or environmental field. Please review the eligibility requirements below prior to completing the scholarship application.

    Students must meet all four of the following requirements in order to be eligible:
    -Must be a Pennsylvania resident
    -Must attend a Pennsylvania college or [...] More

Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,750
  • This federally funded program offers grants to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending an eligible post-secondary institution.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a Pennsylvania resident
    -Be eligible for services under Pennsylvania's John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
    -Be identified as a youth in foster care or a youth discharged or adopted from foster care [...] More

Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation has granted thousands of dollars in much needed scholarship funding to engineering students.

    The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation currently administers the following scholarships for engineering students:
    Undergraduates:
    -PEF Grant
    -Harrisburg Chapter PSPE Grant

    Upperclassman:
    -Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Grant

    Applicants who are [...] More

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • This program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education. This program provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and room and board costs charged by public post-secondary institutions. This waiver is only applied to charges that remain after all other grants (federal, state and outside scholarships) have been applied to [...] More

Pennsylvania State Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • A Pennsylvania State Grant is based on financial need. You may be eligible if you demonstrate financial need and meet specific requirements:

    -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 (defined as at least six semester credits but less [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

PrideGLV Rainbow Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • The Rainbow Scholarship seeks to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI), college-bound teens with school expenses while increasing the positive visibility of queer youth and promoting awareness and acceptance in the community at large.There are three awards, ranging from $200 to $500; they are the LGBT Student of the Year Award, the Rainbow Award, and the Diversity Essay [...] More

PSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • As one of 52 members of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, our mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach programs.

    The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award [...] More

Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Scott A. Gunder, MD, was a person with a vision to return something to the community that had given him so much. Early in his term as the 136th president of the Dauphin County Medical Society, he wanted to establish a scholarship for a deserving medical student. As a clinical assistant professor of medicine, and from his own experience, he knew the tremendous commitment it takes to earn a medical [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 2001, a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership [...] More

The Jack E. Barger, Sr., Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship fund was established by the Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in 1989 to address the State's nursing shortage. Established in the memory of Department Commander Jack E. Barger, Sr., this scholarship has benefitted more than 110 students, including active duty service members and veterans. The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a charitable [...] More

The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Fund was established to honor the memory of Luther Vandross and his devoted mother Mary Ida. Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to assist students in their pursuit to graduate from a historically black college or university.

    Eligibility:
    - Be third, fourth or fifth-ear college students leading to an undergraduate degree
    - Must be enrolled in a [...] More

The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship was created in memory of Georgetown, DE police officer Chad Spicer, killed in the line of duty on September 1, 2009. To honor Officer Spicer and his commitment to the community, the Heroes Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to other heroes in our own hometowns. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and [...] More

The Pittsburg Promise Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship is a big idea and a real commitment: if you live in the city and attend Pittsburgh Public schools from 9th grade on, a Promise scholarship will be waiting for you at graduation. The Promise is not like most scholarships. You don't have to be a straight-A student or a star athlete to be eligible for The Pittsburgh Promise. The Promise scholarship is not [...] More

The Ron & Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ron and Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers scholarships are open to high school seniors seeking a full-time post-secondary education at an accredited college or university with at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent, and who have a parent / guardian that is currently employed by, or entitled to a vested pension from a law enforcement agency, and personally has, or [...] More

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given [...] More

Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The goals of the Twin Tiers Youth For Christ Scholarship (TTYFCS) program include recognizing young adults for their development as committed Christians and motivating them to continue to develop as followers of Christ. The name of the program is in appreciation of the positive impact of YFC.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant is a Christian agreeing with the views of the YFC as expressed on the [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

York County Conservation District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    -Must be a York County resident
    -Attending a college or university in the United States
    -Majoring in agriculture, conservation, environment, natural resource management or related field
    -Open to students who have completed their first semester of college

    Submission materials:
    -A completed Conservation District application form
    -One written statement of scholarship [...] More

Last Reviewed: July 2017

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