External Scholarships

AlcoRehab Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program and be at least 18 years of age.  The applicant must also write an essay of 1,200 words or less answering the following questions: "How alcohol abuse and addiction affects the modern society?  What steps can be taken to decrease the impact of alcohol abuse and addictions on people and society"  The deadline is February 1, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Annual General Education Scholarship

Applicant must write a minimum 1,000 word essay explaining their educational objectives, as well as what they plan to do after graduation.  The essay should include why they feel they have earned this scholarship and what it would mean to them if they were announced as the winner.  The deadline is December 15, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Awakening Young Minds Scholarship

Applicant must be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate institution and be in good educational standing.  The applicant must also submit the essay as a PDF, along with name, address, and proof of current enrollment.  The deadline is August 10, 2017.  For more information, visit this website

Bluehost Blog Internet in Education Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate-level program at an accredited two-year college or four-year university during the 2016-2017 academic year.  The applicant must also write a one-page essay answering the following question: "How has the internet changed the traditional collegiate system and are those changes good or bad? How do you believe the web will revolutionize post-secondary education in the future?"  Students of all majors are encouraged to apply.  The deadline is April 1, 2017.  Visit Bluehost Blog for additional information.

Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund

Graduate students at PASSHE universities that are involved in studies focused on research, the environment/outdoors, political science or the arts. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  For more information, visit this website.

Caring Scholar Scholarship

Applicant must have been caring for an older relative while attending school.  This includes current high school students who are matriculating in Fall 2016 and have been involved in caregiving during high school and intend to continue while attending college.  The deadline is December 31, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Central Scholarshp and Loan Referral Service

Applicant must demonstrate financial need.  This program is administered by Jewish Family & Children's Service.  The funds are made available through established endowments.  The deadline is February 9, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Citrix ShareFile Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs

Applicant must write an essay between 600 and 1,000 words answering the following question: Can entrepreneurship be taught? How can colleges better promote and teach entrepreneurship?  The deadline is December 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

B. Davis Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school junior, senior, or be currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  To apply, write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the following topic: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual."  The deadline is May 22, 2017.  For more information, visit this website. 

Diabetes Council Scholarships

This website provides a variety of scholarships for students with Diabetes.  Specific requirements and deadlines vary for each scholarship.  Visit The Diabetes Council for additional information.

General Education and Mental Health Education Scholarship

Applicant must be currently enrolled in college and write an essay between 800 and 1,000 words.  The deadline is March 31, 2017.  Visit Vantage Point for additional information.

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

Applicant must currently be a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2017 semester.  The applicant must also have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.  The deadline is February 10, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

Applicant must be employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments and be a current part-time student in a graduate program in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, economics, or business administration that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2016 semester.  The deadline is February 10, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Frank L. Greathouse Scholarship

Applicant must currently be a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the 2017 spring semester.  Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.  The deadline is February 10, 2017.  For more information, visit this website

Grey Smoke Media Scholarship

Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Business Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts, or the Social Sciences.  Preference will be given to those students who have not started their first semester or are in their first or second year.  The applicant must also write an essay between 500 and 750 words describing an obstacle they have encountered in the past and how they overcame it.  The deadline is December 31, 2016.  Visit Gray Smoke Media for additional information.

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.

International Tool Louis Wild Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must write an essay of 500 words or less answering the following question: "Circuit City. Sports Authority. Borders Books. These are companies that were once at the top of their industries with storefronts around the country, that have since closed or are in the process of closing. Ordering online is obviously convenient, and ecommerce is rapidly growing. With this trend, how do you think the internet will affect the future of brick and mortar retailing?"  The applicant must also be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by September 1, 2016.  The deadline is December 31, 2016.  Visit International Tool for additional information.

Lakehouse Recovery Annual Scholarship

Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited college under a major related to mental health and/or addiction medication and write a 500 word essay discussing what careers they are considering once they graduate.  The deadline is July 1, 2017.  Visit Lake House Recovery Center for additional information.

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.

Legacy Scholarship Fund of Ernst Gottlieb Braun

Applicant must be a resident of Fayette County.  The applicant must also have completed 36 credit hours, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in a foreign language study, arts and crafts, architecture or history.  For more informaction, visit this website.

Mesothelioma Scholarship 

Applicants should be those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) or those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.  Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of a 3.0 or higher.  The deadline is March 31, 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester and December 1, 2016 for the Spring 2017 semester.  For more information, visit this website.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Applicant must currently be a part-time or full-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) and expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2017 semester.  Applicant should also belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino.  The deadline is February 10, 2017.  For more information, visit this website

QuitDay.org Scholarship

Applicant must write an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words answering the following questions: Why do you see smoking as a problem for individuals and society?  What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of smoking, and why?  What would a smoke-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?  What message do you have for current smokers?  The applicant must also be an undergraduate or graduate student 18 years or older.  The deadline is December 9, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Quit Smoking Community Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student who is a a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Applicant must write a 750-1500 word essay relevant to smoking-related problems and a vision on how to inspire more smokers to quit.  Deadline is July 31, 2016 for the fall semester and December 10, 2017 for the spring semester.  For more information, vist this website.

SchoolTutoring Academy College Scholarship

Applicant must be between the age of 16 and 22 years old, be a graduating senior in high school or a freshmen, sophomore, or junior in college, and write an essay between 750 and 1,000 words long.  The deadline is March 1, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Transtutors Scholarship

Applicant must write an 800 word essay.  All majors are encouraged to apply.  The deadline is February 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Venture Resorts 2017 Volunteer Scholarship Program

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for the 2017-2018 school year.  The applicant must also have performed at least 10 hours of volunteer work over the past 2 years and write an essay between 500 and 1,000 words explaining why they chose to volunteer their time with a community organization and how the experience changed their life.  The deadline is April 30, 2017.  Fore more information, visit this website.

Webucator Computer Science Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in the United States.  Student must have completed at least one computer science class (if it is unclear by the title of the class, students must explain how the class relates to computer science) with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.  Student must also have concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.  Finally, the applicant must write a 250 to 350 word essay explaining how they plan to use computer science in their career.  The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is March 31, 2017.  Visit Webucator for additional information.