External Scholarships

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

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Applicant must write a 500 to 1,000 word essay describing their educational, career, and life goals, as well as their plan for achieving these goals.  The deadline is June 12, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - Alure Home Improvements Scholarship

Applicant must be a U.S. undergraduate incoming freshman with at least a 3.0 GPA.  The applicant must also write an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words and write a personal statement no longer than 500 words.  The deadline is December 1, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship

Applicant must write and submit an original essay between 500 and 1,000 words on the topic "The future of technology in education."  The applicant must also have a 2.5 GPA, be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student, and be enrolled full-time in an academic institution between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017.  The deadline is June 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Annual General Education Scholarship

Applicant must be currently enrolled in college and submit a 1,000 word essay describing their personal goals in education, as well as their plans for after graduation.  The deadline is July 1, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

AT&T STEM Award

Applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania and be a full-time student pursuing a degree in a STEM related major with the intention of working in the computer technology, advanced manufacturing or energy related industries.  The applicant must also be a junior or senior who has earned more than 60 college credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need based on analysis from the FAFSA.  The deadline is June 2, 2017.  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

AWeber Email Marketing - Developing Futures Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year and be majoring in a Business/Marketing/Communications field.  The applicant must also submit a written essay between 500 and 700 words or a video essay no longer than 3 minutes.  The deadline is May 31, 2017.  Visit AWeber for additional information.

NEW - Best Decision Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student and write and an essay between 400 and 500 words detailing one of the most important decisions you have made in your life.  The deadline is June 30, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

BigSun Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior or be attending college.  The applicant must also write a 500 to 1,000 word essay answering the following questions: "How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?  Has your participation influenced your career goals?  Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?"  The deadline is June 19, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

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.

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.

NEW - DKG Upsilon Chapter Scholarship for Future Teachers

Applicant must be a female enrolled in college with at least 60 credits and admitted into a teacher education program.  The applicant must also be a resident of Westmoreland County, PA.  The deadline is May 30, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2017 term and be a female who has completed at least 15 credits toward an undergraduate degree by the end of the Spring 2017 term.  The applicant must also have a permanent residence in Dauphin or Cumberland County, demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.25 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is June 2, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - General Marketing Education Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in college and submit an essay of 1,000 words (minimum) describing their educational goals and plans for after graduation.  The deadline is December 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - Green Visionary Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in marketing, business management, sales, or another related field.  The applicant must also have a 3.5 GPA, provide a copy of their school transcript, and submit an original essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words.  The deadline is June 1, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

William D. Greenlee Scholarship

Applicant must be an undergraduate student who has passed 60 credits with at least a 3.0 GPA.  The applicant must also be majoring in political science, journalism or communications and demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is May 26, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Highmark Healthcare Scholarship for Rising Juniors

Applicant must be a resident of Pennyslvania and be enrolled as a full-time student.  The applicant must also be pursuing a degree in the healthcare profession such as: Informatics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Allied Health or a healthcare field such as: Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Medicine, Biology, Health Science, Audiology, Speech Pathology, Medical Imagery, Health Science, and Physical Therapy.  Additionally, the applicant must be a rising Junior for the Fall 2017 Semester who has earned 60 credits with a GPA of a 3.0 or greater and demonstrates financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.  The deadline is May 26, 2017.  For more information, 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.

NEW - 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.

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 information, visit this website.

M&T Bank Scholarship

Applicant must reside in Cumberland, Dauphin, or Franklin County and demonstrate financial need.  The applicant must also be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.  Upperclassmen must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher and be enrolled full-time.  The deadline is June 9, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - Mary Lou McDowell Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled full-time in the Fall 2017 term and be a female who has completed at least 15 credits toward an undergraduate degree by the end of the Spring 2017 term.  The applicant must also be a permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County, demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.25 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is June 2, 2017.  For more information, 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 and may be either an undergraduate or graduate student.  The deadline is August 15, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester.  For more information, visit this website.

Momentum, Inc. Healthcare Scholarship

Applicant must reside in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry or York counties and be a full-time Junior.  The applicant must also be majoring in a health-care related field including biology and healthcare informatics and have a GPA of a 3.0 or better.  The deadline is May 26, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

PPL Community Scholarship Award

Applicant must be a full-time student who has earned 60 or more credits.  The applicant must also reside in one of the following areas: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanns, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, Wyoming or York and have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.  Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate financial need and be majoring in energy related fields such as STEM and Business Management.  The deadline is May 26, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

PASFAA Scholarship

Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident and enrolled at least half-time as a degree-seeking student.  Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  For more information, visit this website.    

PSECU Credit Union Industry Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student and be majoring in finance, business, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice.  The applicant must also be a rising Junior or senior and completed 60 or more credits at the time of application.  Additionally, the applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident with a 3.0 GPA or higher and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  The deadline is June 2, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

PSECU International Education Scholarship/PSECU Endowed Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student and be Pell Grant or PHEAA qualified.  The applicant must also be a Pennsylvania resident and be in an instiutionally approved overseas program.  Additionally, the applicant must be in good academic and judicial standing.  Preference will be given to students who have no overseas experience.  The deadline is June 9, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

River Cohen Giving Scholarship

Applicant must write a short essay (under 500 words) answering the following question, "How can philanthropy change the world?"  The deadline is November 30, 2017.  For more information, visit this website

NEW - Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County.  The applicant must also be female who has completed at least 60 credits toward a Bacehlor's degree by the end of the Spring 2017 term, be enrolled in the Fall 2017 term, demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.4 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is June 2, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Scott Electric Environmental Sustainability Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student with an environmental sustainability and/or energy conservation-related major.  The applicant must also be a rising junior or senior and completed 60 credits or more at the time of application.  Additionally, the applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania, with the exception of 17 counties (see website), show academic promise with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  The deadline is June 9, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - Votacall Scholarship

Applicant must write an essay answering the following question: "Look into your crystal ball for a moment.  Technology impacts our lives tremendously both personally and professionally.  Some would say technology advances us while others believe that it will eventually hold us back as people.  Under the influence of Technology, good or bad, what will the world look like in 20 years and what will be the omnipresent technological advance that will drive us there?"  The deadline is September 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.