External Scholarships

Note: "NEW" represents scholarships that have been added to this page since the first day of the month.

abbott and fenner scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship, applicants need to write an essay between 500 and 1,000 words. The essay topic is "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals." Essay submissions can be sent to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com. Applications and essays are due by June 14, 2018 and for more information, visit this website

aes engineering scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior or a student attending a post secondary educational facility.  The applicant is not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible and must submit an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words answering the questions "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?" and "What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"  This scholarship is for $500 and the deadline for entry is October 6, 2018.  Entries can be submitted to scholarships@aesengineers.com. For more information, visit this website.

new- At&t stem award

Funded by AT&T, The purpose of this award is to improve retention and competion rates of students majoring in a STEM related program which will impact the computer technology, advanced manufacturing, and energy industries. Applicants must be a Pennsylvania resident, full time student who is a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is $1,000 and applicants must prepare an essay on the following topic: "How my STEM degree will positively impact the computer technology, advanced manufacturing and/or energy industries". The complete application packet must be submitted by June 9, 2018. For more information visit this website. bb

barbara greenlee's "i believe in you scholarship"

Funded by Barbara Greenlee, this scholarship provides tuition funding for incoming freshmen at State System universities who have graduated from The Nativity School and Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA. This support is provided to students who are enrolled as a full- time student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants may request up to $2,500 per semester for up to four years as long as they maintain good academic standing. For more information visit this website.

bigsun scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.  All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach, or official.  The applicant must also write a short essay between 500 and 1,000 words and send it to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com. The deadline is June 19, 2018.  For more information, visit this website.

Chairish Scholarship Program

Chairish, a unique vintage furniture marketplace awards up to  $10,000 in college scholarships to 4 deserving students. They offer two scholarships with deadlines on January 1st and June 30th of each year ( one for students studying a design-related field, and one for students of any major).

The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship ($2,500) - Open to students from all underrepresented backgrounds and all majors with a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and thier plans to achieve that dream.

Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architechture Scholarship ($2,500) - Open to students in a design-related field and planning to pursue a design-related career. Must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA. Students are asked to provide two design examples from their portfolio and submit a 500-word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S. For more information on these scholarships, please visit this website.

citizens bank scholarship

Citizens Bank is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to Undergraduate students and $5,000 to Graduate students who answer the question "If you had $100,000 to spend, how would you use it to imapact your community?". Applicants must be 17 years of age or older at the time of application, and a legal United States resident. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is August 1, 2018 and winners will be announced on August 10th, 2018. For more information on this scholarship, please visit this website.

custody X change single parent scholarship

Applicants must have primary physical custody of one or more minor children, be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first year student.  Applicants must write a 400 to 500 word essay answering, "How will you use your education to improve your family?" and provide an unofficial college transcript or admissions letter.  Both of these documents can be emailed to scholarships@custodyxchange.com. The scholarship window is open all year and each semester's application window opens right after the previous semester's deadline. The spring scholarship application deadline is December 31, the summer application deadline is April 30, and the fall application deadline is August 31.  For more information, visit this website.


fitz dixon memorial scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate academic excellence, voluntary service within the community at home and at their university. There are two $500 awards available for Fall 2018. Applicants must be an undergraduate student with atleast 45 credits and a 3.0 GPA, or graduate students with atleast 9 credits and a 3.5 GPA. Official transcripts must be submitted with all applications before May 19, 2018. This scholarship requires two written references, evidence of community service, and an essay on the following topic: " Volunteerism: The Cornerstone of Civic Responsibility". For more information visit this website.

Feldco Windows, siding and doors scholarship

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a current or prospective college student that submits a winning essay on the topic, "How has your family contributed to who you are today?" Acceptable essays will be between 700-1,000 words. Applicants must be a legal U.S resident. This is a bi-annual scholarship with ending dates of January 15th and June 15th of each year indefinitely. For more information, visit this website.

geisinger scholarship for rising juniors and seniors

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding for rising juniors and seniors who are majoring in a field that benefits the health care industry. Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior, pursuing a degree in a field that benefits the health care industry including, but not limited to: allied health, nursing, health science, biology, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, business, criminal justice, marketing, information technology, analytics, or human resources. Applicants must also have earned 60 credits or more with a 3.0 GPA. Ten scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester. The application must be submitted by June 9, 2018 with a copy of the students transcripts. For more information visit this website.

Hartford technology rental scholarship

On May 15, 2018 and December, 2019, Hartford Technology Rental will award a $1,000 scholarhship to full-time, undergraduate students (Junior or Senior) with an IT major or IT related Major. Applicants must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 scale (4 on a 5 scale) for all ac academic years preceding the year of the award grant. For more information and to find the application for this scholarship, visit this website.

Healthy lifestyle scholarship application

To participate in this scholarship, students must create an essay between 1,000-2,000 words covering the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle in 2018. The following discussions include trends in nutrition, trends in workout/fitness methods, how technology has affected the idea of a healthy lifestyle, and individual ideas are welcome. The winner of this scholarship will receive the $1,000 scholarship reward which is inteded to be used for educational purposes. The deadline for this scholarship is December 31st, 2018 and the winner will be chosen and notified on January 15th, 2019. For more information and how to apply please visit this website.

the Health organization Scholarship

The Health Organization is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student interested in health, health science, natural health, nutrition, disease prevention, or a related topic. Applicant must be a new, incoming college or university freshman for the fall 2018-19 school year or a returning student. To apply, applicants must submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay that demonstrates a clear understanding of the need for an integrated, natural, "whole body" approach to health and wellness by July 31, 2018. More information and the application can be found on their website.

Hershey entertainment & resorts hospitality scholarship

For students who are pursuing a degree that benefits the hospitality industry, such as: hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology, or criminal justice. The scholarship is worth $1,000 to applicants who are a Pennsylvania resident with 60 college credits and a 3.0 GPA or better. The deadline for this application is May 26, 2018, and applicants must submit a cover letter that explains: How you learned about the scholarship, your career goals/aspirations, and how the money from the scholarship will benefit you. For more information about this scholarship, visit this website.

horace mann bond-leslie pinckney hill scholarship

This program is managed by Pennsylvania's Department of Education. This scholarship program provides financial assistance to highly-qualified Pennsylvania students from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania who pursue select professional and graduate degree programs Pennsylvania state related universities and is now being expanding to include graduate programs at universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. (Note: the PDE website has not yet been updated to reflect its expansion.) Scholarship awards cover the cost of full-time tuition and tuition-related fees and course materials for up to four years, or eight full-time semesters, of graduate or professional study, depending on the student's chosen program and academic standing. PDE reviews scholarships applications on a rolling basis and contingent upon available funding. New awards are granted to eligible applicants pursuing approved professional and graduate degree programs at Pennsylvania state-related universities and universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Award recipients may not enroll in graduate programs at their respective undergraduate universities. Qualified students are eligible to receive a Bond-Hill Scholarship for the length of the program as defined by the graduate university, not to exceed a total of eight full-time semesters.
New scholarship awards will be approved in accordance with the following tiered process, contingent upon available funds.Tier I: Awards will be granted to eligible new applicants pursuing the following professional programs: Law, Medicine, Podiatry, and Dentistry.
Tier II: To the extent that additional scholarship funds are available after the first level is fully funded, scholarships will be awarded to eligible students admitted to professional and graduate programs in the following fields of study: Public administration; Business; Public Health Administration; Education, Counseling, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Sciences (STEM-H); and Computer Science.  Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education web site for further information.

Hyland family scholarship

In order to be eligible for this scholarship award, the applicant must be attending college in the fall 2018 semester or quarter. Applicants can be high school seniors or current college students. The winner must provide documentation verifying that they will be a student for fall 2018 and provide proof that they will be furthering their education at an accredited community college, online college, or university. Applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay that answers, "Pick an experience from your life and explain how it has influenced your educational and personal development." The winning applicant will be awarded $2,500. Applications and essays must be submitted online by June 30, 2018. For more information and to access the application, please visit this website.

Mercer County Central Labor Council

The purpose of this scholarship is to offer financial assistance to the sons and daughters of affiliated local union members. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay based on "What do you think a Union should do for its members". This scholarship is worth $1,000 and will be awarded to a high school senior planning to extend their education onto college. Applicant must be the child or step child of a Union Member in good standing from on eof the Mercer County Central Labor Council's participating unions. All requirements for this scholarhsip and application must be turned in by April 30th 2018. For more information, visit this website.

nbcc minority fellowship program

The NBCC Foundation will administer up to 40 master's level counseling fellowships of up to $11,000 for addictions counseling students. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commit to providing substance abuse and addictions counseling services to understand minority transition age youth (16-25) populations. Applicants must be U.S citizens entering their last year of study in the upcoming fall. Applicants must also commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and to completing the application process. For more information about this scholarship visit this website.

Tameson global university scholarship

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a university, college, or graduate school. Applicants must also write a 500 word (maximum) essay letting them know your degree (or planned degree), why you chose it, and what you plan to do with it. Essay submissions are due by June 17, 2018 and can be emailed to support@tameson.com. $500 will be awarded to the winning applicant. For more details and information, visit this website.

laser spine institute scholarship

The Laser Spine Institute is looking to award a $1,500 scholarship to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a college or university. Applicants must prove full-time enrollment during the spring and/or summer semester with an official transcript no older than January 1, 2018, intend to continue full-time enrollment for the fall of 2018, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be seeking a degree in a health or science-based program with an interest in pursuing a career in health care, and have an active .edu email address for the university or college they attend. Applicants must also submit a 750 to 1,000-word essay on the assigned topic: "What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them?" and a signed application.  Scholarship entry is open until June 15, 2018.  For more information, visit this website

Latino College Dollars

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. Visit Latino College Dollars for additional information.

Lodlois Scholarship

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled in a US-based college or university. Applicant must submit a 700+ word essay on the topic of "Online Product Reviews: Why Both Consumers and Businesses Need Them". Essay submissions are due by June 30th of each year and can be emailed to scholarship@lodlois.com.  The 1st place award is $1,000 and the 2nd place award is $250. For more information, visit this website.

Nordson builds scholarship program

Applicants must be high school seniors or college students enrolled in an accredited not-for-profit post-secondary institution and majoring in a field related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business and are interested in a career in manufacturing.  Applicants must also maintain good academic standing, file the FAFSA, and anticipate an Expected Family Contribution that does not exceed the cost of attendance. Nordson gives out more than 100 scholarships annually that range from $2,000 to $10,000. There are 3 categories of scholarships listed on their website with varying criteria, but only one application needs to be filled out to be considered for all of them. Applications can be found and submitted on their website and must be completed by May 15. For more information and to access the application, please visit this website.

uncf/koch scholars

UNCF explores how principled entrepreneurship, innovation, and the economic way of thinking contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and societies. The program combines scholarship support, online learning and networking opportunities. Competitively selected applicants will earn up to $5,000 a year in scholarship support for up to four years of undergraduate study. Applicants must be african american students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, and have interest in principled entrepreneurship, innovation, and the economic way of thinking. Winners must be commited to participating in the online community of UNCF and be commited to attend the Annual Summit where all expenses will be covered. Appliants must submit their transcripts, student aid report, and financial aid award letter with their application before the deadline on May 14, 2018. For more information please visit this website.