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.

APSCUF State scholarship program

Applicant may be an undergraduate or master degree student.  The applicant must be enrolled at one of the 14 state-owned universities and must have family member in good standing with APSCUF/APSCURF.  The deadline is March 2, 2018.  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.

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.

desk and derrick educational trust scholarships

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in fields related to the petroleum, energy and allied industries. Qualifying majors include geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy management, and nuclear engineering. Applicants must also have at least a 3.2 GPA, have completed two years or currently be enrolled in the second year of undergraduate study, be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, and demonstrate need for financial assistance. Approximately 10-15 scholarships are awarded annually with amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Applications and more information can be found on their website. Completed applications and a copy of your transcript must be mailed to the address found on the application and be received by April 1, 2018 to be considered.

Environmental awareness scholarship

Applicant must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled in a U.S.-based college or university.  Applicants are required to write an essay of 1,000-1,500 words answering "If you could suggest one simple thing that anyone could do to reduce their impact on our environment, what would it be?" and then "Explain how following your suggestion would benefit our environment."  Two winners will be chosen. 1st place will receive $1,000 and 2nd place will receive $250. Applicants should submit their essays on their website or email it to scholarships@denverairductcleaning.com by March 1, 2018.  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.

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.

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.

new - 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.

new-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.

The InvestmentZen $1k Financial Future Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled full-time and write an essay between 500 and 1,500 words.  The deadline is April 1, 2018.  For more 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.

pasfaa scholarship

The PASFAA Scholarship will award seven, $1,000 scholarships to Pennsylvania applicants 18 years of age or older. If applicant is under 18, you must have a supporting parent or guardian who has been a Pennsylvania resident atleast 12 years. Applicant must be enrolled at least half time with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is non-renewable, but students are welome to reapply. The deadline for this scholarship is May 1st. For more information, visit this website.

new-soil and water conservation society Scholarship

The Keystone Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering two $500 scholarships to college undergraduate students in the fields of agriculture, environmental studies, soils, or natural resources, who are currently attending college in Pennsylvania. Applicants should have sophomore, junior, or senior status. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write a 500 to 750 word essay stating your background, attitude towards conservation and how they are similar to the goals of SWCS, objectives of your educational pursuits and career plans, and why you believe you deserve this scholarship. In addition, list two or three of the more serious conservation/environmental problems that you think society is currently facing. Applications and essays must be postmarked no later than March 19, 2018 and are to be sent to the address listed on the application. Completed applications also need to include 3 references and a current transcript. The application can be found here or on their website. For additional information, please visit the Keystone Chapter's website or contact Mary Lloyd Smith at soillady0504@gmail.com.

sru apscuf scholarship

Applicant must be an undergraduate student with 36 or more semester hours at SRU and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also needed are involvement in extra-curriculars on and off-campus, a 500 word essay, and three references from SRU faculty. In the essay, describe your academic and career goals and your personal view of the labor movement in the U.S.A. The application deadline is March 21, 2018 by 3:00pm and applications can be turned in to the APSCUF office located at 113 E. Cooper Street. The Slippery Rock University chapter of the faculty/coaches Union will award one scholarship worth $1,000. The application contains more information and can be found here.

new-Three rivers Desk and derrick scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and scheduled to attend full-time in a College or University, or enrolled in a Trade or Vocational degree program, in an accredited institution located in Western Pennsylvania. Applicant must submit a 500-word essay: "Explain how your chosen field of study, trade, or vocation, will prepare you for a career in the petroleum, energy, and/or allied industries." Applicants must also provide a letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member or friend. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2018 and can be returned to the Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club. They will be awarding three $500 scholarships to the winning applicants. To find the application, more information, and the mailing address, please visit this website.