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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.

Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Assn. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air & Waste Management Association is pleased to announce its annual scholarship programs.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 [...] More

Alliance Medical Education Scholarship Fund (AMES)

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is pleased to administer the Alliance Medical Education Scholarship (AMES) for Pennsylvania residents attending a Pennsylvania medical school as a second- or third-year student. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student, enrolled full-time in an accredited [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • ASWP awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, 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 available beginning in January from the website or through your [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2021
  • 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

Charles E. Peterson Prize Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 1/15/2021
  • 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

Hope Through Learning Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • 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. Applicants must write a one-to-two page essay describing their experience with homelessness and [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company's New York City headquarters during the summer. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • 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

M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $14,000
  • The M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust offers a combination scholarship and interest free loan to Bucks County Pennsylvania 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 [...] More

NAAAP Philadelphia Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2020
  • 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. Applicants must be [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • 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 participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

Olivia M. Marquart Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Postsecondary Education Gratuity 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 [...] 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 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 [...] More

PSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award one-year fellowships in the amount of $5,000 per academic year to outstanding students to promote graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and humanities related to NASA research and development. A primary objective of NASA’s Space Grant Program is to attract, [...] More

Road to Safety Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Enter the Road to Safety Scholarship Contest by submitting an original project about the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving. In your own creative way, tell us how teens can drive with safety in mind, all the time. Creative projects may include posters, paintings, drawings, t-shirts, public service announcements, videos, recorded songs, and more. Entries will be judged on whether the [...] More

Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility for the Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship include the following: applicant must be a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an undergraduate/graduate school in Pennsylvania); applicant must be a second-year medical student; applicant must be enrolled full time at Penn State [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 activities, a recommendation, and an original essay. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with zip codes beginning in 177-187 and 195-196, which [...] More

The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/12/2020
  • Amount: $6,000
  • 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 (HBCU). Applicants must be third, fourth or fifth-year college students leading to an undergraduate degree; be enrolled at an HBCU; [...] More

The Pittsburg Promise Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • To receive the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship, The Promise requires that you live in the City of Pittsburgh, continuously, without interruption, for at least the four years of high school; attend Pittsburgh Public Schools, continuously, without interruption, from at least the beginning of 9th grade, and through to graduation; graduate with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better; maintain an attendance [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • 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

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Last Reviewed: April 2020