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 External Scholarships 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

Please note: all scholarship amounts are subject to change.

This listing of external scholarships is made available as a service to our students and includes scholarship information that has been sent to the Financial Aid Office from outside organizations and agencies. This listing is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the scholarship opportunities.

AES Engineer's Scholarship

Criteria:

Scholarships are determined based on GPA and character of applicant as demonstrated in a required essay. The award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You don’t have to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.  Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the following question: Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate

Amount: up to $500
Contact:

For more information please visit their website

Deadline:

October 7, 2015

AT&T Communications Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time major in Communications, Retail Sales Management or Hotel and Restaurant Management.  Student must a PA resident who is a full-time student at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities who has earned 60 college credits

Amount:

$1,000 toward the tuition and fees for the spring 2015

Contact:

 

PASSHE Foundation Att: Eileen Showers 2986 North 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 or eshowers@thepafoundation.org

Deadline:

November 21

Application: Click here for application 

Chancellor Emeritus John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at a PASSHE university, a resident of PA, a Pell Grant or PHEAA grant recipient, participating in an institutionally approved overseas program and in good academic and judicial standing.  Preference will be given to students who have no overseas experience.

Amount:

$750

Contact:

 

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-Cavanaugh.asp

 

Deadline:

May 16

Chesapeake Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a Maryland resident who is an undergraduate student in Occupational Health and Safety Degree Program.  The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university and have a 3.0 GPA.

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

http://chesapeake.asse.org/2015/01/2015-chesapeake-chapter-asse-scholarship/

Deadline:

April 07, 2015

Clearfield County Conservation District Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at a PASSHE university, a resident of Clearfield County, and majoring in an environmental field related to conservation, forestry or agriculture.

Amount:

varies

Contact:

Clearfield County Conservation District

511 Spruce Street, Ste. 6

Clearfield, PA 16830 or by calling (814) 765-2629

Deadline:

Feb. 26th, 2015

Desk and Derrick Educational Trust

Criteria:

This scholarship is for applicants who are currently pursuing a degree in geology, chemical engineering and petroleum engineering and plan a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industry. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have completed two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and enrolled in a full-time program.

Amount:

Varies

Contact:

For more information please visit:
http://www.theeducationaltrust.org/

Deadline:

April 1st

 

Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at a PASSHE university pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed 45 credits with a 3.0 GPA, and graduate applicants must have completed 9 credits with a 3.5 GPA.  Applicant must show financial need based on the FAFSA.

Amount:

$500 for Fall 2014

Contact:

 

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-FitzDixon.asp

 

Deadline:

May 16

Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a female permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County and attend an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania.  Applicant must also complete at least 15 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree by the end of spring term 2015 with a GPA of at least 3.25, and also demonstrate financial need.

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

 

http://harrisburg-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/

 

Deadline:

June 1

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting student preparing for a career in state or local government finance.

Amount:

(2) $7,000

Contact:

www.gfoa.org

Deadline:

Feb. 20th, 2015

William D. Greenlee Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at a PASSHE university majoring in political science, journalism or communications.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed 60 credits with a 3.0 GPA.  Applicants with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA may be given preference.

Amount:

(2) $2,500

Contact:

 

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-Greenlee.asp

 

Deadline:

May 16

Katz-Ward Family Scholarship Fund

Criteria: Applicant must be a single mother with at least one dependent child living in her care, be enrolled as a sophomore pursuing a 4-year degree, a resident of PA who demonstrates financial need.
Amount: $1,700
Contact:

http://www.philafound.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipsList/

Deadline:

June 1

Kids Chance of PA Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be under 25 years of age and be admitted to an undergraduate bachelor degree progrm.  Applicant must have one parent or step-parent who has been seriously injured or killed in a work-related incident that has been documented by the parent's employer. 

Amount: Up to $3,000
Contact:



Kids Chance of Pa

 

Deadline:

April 15, 2015

 

Latino College Dollars

Criteria:

The Latino College Dollars is a free online scholarship guide for Latino students featuring information on over 300 scholarships and fully customized searches online. Every scholarship has varying requirements, including its own application. Almost all scholarships will ask for some combination of the following things: one or two essays; letters of reference; writing sample; resume; transcripts; copy of student aid report; parent and student tax returns and W-2 forms; GPA certification form; enrollment verification form; and/or copy of financial aid award letter.

Amount: Varies
Contact:

www.LatinoCollegeDollars.org

Deadline:

Varies

Momentum, Inc. Healthcare Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior at a PASSHE university, and reside in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry or York counties. Applicant must be majoring in a healthcare-related field including biology and healthcare informatics. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Amount:

$1,000 for Fall 2014 semester

Contact:

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-Momentum.asp

Deadline:

May 16

EASFAA Multicultural Diversity Committee Database

Criteria:

The EASFAA Multicultural Diversity Committee (MDC) has created a database of scholarship opportunities for students from various ethnic and identity groups: African Americans; Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders; Students with disabilities; Latinos/Latinas & Hispanics; LGBTQ; Native Americans & Alaska Natives; Women. (Scroll through the database to view the list of scholarships for a specific ethnic or identity group).

Amount: varies
Contact: Multicultural Diversity Committee Database
Deadline: varies

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a major in Engineering, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, or STEM majors leading to a career in industry.  Eligible students should be planning on pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry and corporate America.

Amount:

Ranges between $2,000-$10,000

Contact:

http://www.ofic.org/smr/nordson Password: BUILDS2015

Deadline:

May 15th, 2015

Nursing Education Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and is currently accepted to a medicine related program but not yet started, or any current undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in and attending a medicine related program at an accredited institution of learning. Applicant must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Amount: $1,000
Contact:

Email: Scholarship@travelnursing.org


Address: 200 112th Ave. NE, Suite 205
Bellevue, WA 98004

 

For more information please visit:
http://www.travelnursing.org/nursing-scholarship.php

Deadline:

January 10, 2015 (Awarded Annually)

PASFAA Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a PA resident for an least 12 months before filing the FAFSA, enroll at least half-time, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and full-time undergraduate student at a post-secondary institution of higher education.

Amount:

$500

Contact:

http://www.pasfaa.org/docs/toc_scholarships.html

Deadline:

May 1st, 2015

PASSHE Board of Governors Chair, Guido M. Pichini, Endowed Scholarship Fund

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time student at a PASSHE university, demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA, and maintain a GPA of at least 3.2.  Applicant must also demonstrate leadership aspirations at the university or in the community

Amount:

$800 for Fall 2014 semester

Contact:

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships

Deadline:

May 16

Sue C. Peck Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania with demonstrated financial need.  In addition, applicant must have completed at least 15 credits toward a Bachelor’s degree in the spring 2015 term, and also have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and be a permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County.

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

http://harrisburg-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/

Deadline:

June 1st, 2015

 

 

The Quido and Anna Pichini Merit Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time student at a PASSHE university or an incoming freshman enrolled as a full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or better.  Applicant must participate in voluntary service at his/her university, high school or community.  First preference given to a Berks County resident who is also of either Italian or Polish descent, otherwise a PA resident who meets the other requirements.

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-Pichini.asp

 

Deadline:

May 16

Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

Criteria:

This program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education.

To be considered, you must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Be a child by birth or adoption of a police officer, firefighter, rescue or ambulance squad member, corrections facility employee, or active National Guard member who died after January 1, 1976, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties
  • Be a child by birth or adoption of a sheriff, deputy sheriff, National Guard member, or other individual who was on federal or state active military duty who died after September 11, 2001, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties
  • Be 25 years of age or younger when you apply for the program
  • Have already applied for available scholarships, as well as state and federal grants
  • Be enrolled at a Pennsylvania community college, state-owned institution, or state-related institution as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree
Amount: varies
Contact: PHEAA - Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

PSECU International Education Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time undsergraduate student at a PASSHE university, a Pell Grant or PHEAA Grant recipient, a resident of PA participating in an institutionally approved overseas program and be in good academic and judicial standing.  Preference will be given to students who have no overseas experience.

Amount:

(10) $2,000

Contact:

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-PSECU.asp

Deadline:

May 16

 

The Scholarship for Christian Vocations for Western PA United Methodist Women

Criteria:

Any United Methodist student of the western PA Conference who plans to enter a full-time, church-related vocation and who is in need of financial assistance to further her or his education may apply. The student may apply for her or his junior or senior year of college, graduate school years. Financial assistance shall be given only to United Methodist students of the Western Pennsylvania Conference who: 1. Are fully dedicated to service in the United Methodist Church in a full-time, church-related vocation. 2. Need financial assistance. 3. Have satisfactory academic grades. 4. Active in their local church and community.  

Amount: Varies
Contact:

Email: bltw2352@hotmail.com

Address: 2352 School St. 
Mt. Pleasant, PA, 15666

For more information and an application please click here or you may contact Bonnie Wilson at 724-547-2491

Deadline: Spring deadline is April 15th, and fall deadline is October 15th

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time student in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must intend on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline.

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

 

http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

Deadline:   April 15

 

Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a full-time student at a PASSHE university pursuing an undergraduate degree leading to a career in law, social services or art therapy.  Applicant must have completed 60 credits with at least a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA. 

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-Sheller.asp

Deadline:

May 16, 2014

Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicant must be a female permanent resident of Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry County and attend an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania.  Applicant must also have completed at least 60 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree in the spring 2015 term with a GPA of at least 3.4, and also demonstrate financial need.

Amount:

$2,500

Contact:

http://harrisburg-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/

Deadline:

June 1

 

United States Military V.A. Loan Disability  Awareness Scholarship

Criteria:

Military V.A. Loan is pleased to offer a scholarship in support of disability awareness. Anyone can apply for this scholarship as long as they are at least 17 years of age and be accepted to and/or attending a full-time higher education program at an accredited institution of learning; they must also have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous year's academic performance.

Amount: $1,000
Contact:

Email: scholarship@MilitaryVALoan.com 

Address: 200 112th Ave. NE, Suite 205
Bellevue, WA 98004

For more information please visit:
http://www.militaryvaloan.com/disability-scholarships.html

Deadline: January 10 (Awarded Annually)

Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Criteria:

Applicant must be resident of one of the following PA counties: Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike and York.  Applicant must be an incoming freshman and full-time student at a PASSHE university. Applicant must demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA.  Applicant must have demonstrated academic excellence in high school – top 25% of graduating class and a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Amount:

$1,000

Contact:

http://thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-WellsFargo.asp

Deadline:

May 16