External Scholarships

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Applicant must write a 500 to 1,000 word essay describing their educational career and life goals and their plan for achieving these goals.  The deadline is June 10, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Addiction Resource Scholarship

Applicant must write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay answering several questions.  The deadline is May 31, 2016.  Visit Addiction Resource for additional information.

AT&T Communications Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student and resident of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must also be majoring in Communications, Retail Sales Management or Hotel and Restaurant Management and have earned and passed 60 credits.  Additionally, the applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

AT&T STEM Award

Applicant must be a full-time student and resident of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must also be pursing a degree in a STEM related major with the intention of working in the computer technology, advanced manufacturing or energy related industries.  Additionally, the applicant must be a junior or senior, have earned more than 60 credits, with a GPA of at least a 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need based on the need analysis from FAFSA.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  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.

CustodyxChange Scholarship

Applicant must have legal and physical custody of one or more minor children, be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and write a 450 to 550 word essay.  The deadline is July 31, 2016.  Visit CustodyXChange for additional information.

Daimer Scholarship

Applicant must have completed at least one semester of undergraduate study by the Spring of 2016 and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  The deadline is May 30, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

The Disabled Student Scholarship

Appliant must provide a physican's statement of diagnosis for their impairment in addition to the other required documentation.  Applicants who are pursuing a masters degree or higher are only required to be taking 9 credit hours or more for the upcoming fall semester.  The deadline is August 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

DKG Upsilon Chapter Scholarship for Future Teachers 2016

Applicant must be a female with at least 60 credits and be admitted into a teacher education program.  The applicant must also be a resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania OR be a student attending a college/university in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The deadline is May 30, 2016.  Visit DKG Upsilon Chapter Scholarship for Future Teachers 2016 for additional information.

Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be either an undergraduate student who has passed 45 credits with at least a 3.0 GPA or a graduate student who has passed at least 9 credits with at least a 3.5 GPA.  The applicant must also show financial need based on standard analysis from the FAFSA application.  Additionally, the applicant must also submit evidence of community and university involvement, including but not limited to position responsibilities, hours worked, and quantification from an upper level supervisor, as well as write a typewritten essay of approximately 500 words (maximum 800) on the following topic: Volunteerism: The Cornerstone of Civic Responsibility.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time female student who has completed at least 15 credits toward a Bachelor's degree by the end of the spring 2016 term, be a permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County, and demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.25 GPA.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is June 1, 2016.  Visit  the Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship for additional information.  

Elora's H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate Special Education major with financial need.  Student must be a resident of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, or Westmoreland County.  Visit The Pittsburgh Foundation for additional information.

Fathom Fountains Scholarship

Applicant must write an essay providing some information about themselves, their educational ambitions, as well as how the financial award is beneficial and deserved.  The deadline is August 1, 2016.  Visit Fathom Fountains for additional information.

William D. Greenlee Scholarship

The applicant must be majoring in political science, journalism, or communications.  The applicant must also complete the application, submit two letters of reference: one reference from a professor in the applicant's area of study and one personal reference from an individual not related to the applicant, include an essay of approximately 500 words (maximum 700) on the following quote: "Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right."  Additionally, the applicant must be a resident of Adams, Cumberland, Daphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Northumberland, Perry or York counties.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Management (HE&R) Hospitality Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student and resident of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must also have a major in hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice, have earned and passed 60 credits, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Applicant must submit proof of a mobility disability (applies to daily use of a wheelchair or other walking aid) and have a GPA of at least a 2.5.  The applicant must also write an essay or poem about how disability laws can be improved or changed.  The deadline is September 1, 2016.  Visit The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund 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.

Momentum, Inc. Healthcare Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior and resident of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry or York counties.  The applicant must also be majoring in a healthcare related field including biology and healthcare informatics and have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

MyBiosource Scholarship Program

Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or related major.  The deadline is May 31, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

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. The deadline is May 15, 2016.  For more information, visit this website

Nursing Scholarships

This source offers a variety of scholarship opportunites for nursing students.  The deadline for all scholarships is August 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

The Opportunity Influence of Social Media Scholarship

Applicant must write an essay of 500 words or less answering the following question: "Social media is becoming a major factor when applying for jobs. How has it affected or how will it affect your job/internship search? Tell us what's working and what's missing currently. How would you make the process better? Be specific. Tell us ideas, suggestions and features that you would like to see."  The deadline is August 31, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Out of the Woods Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Allegheny, Beaver, or Butler County, be a cancer or life changing illness patient or survivor, but does not have to be currently receiving treatment to qualify, and submit an essay of 250 to 500 words discussing how their diagnosis has affected their life goals and careers.  The applicant must also submit two letters of recommendation from two different academic teachers addressing why they should receive the scholarship, as well as a letter from the attending physician verifying their medical history and current medical status.  The application is open from May 1, 2016 until August 1, 2016.  For more information and additional application requirements, visit this website.

PA State System Board of Governors Chair, Guido M. Pichini, Endowed Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a full-time student with at least a 3.2 GPA.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need based on standard need analysis from the FAFSA and demonstrate leadership aspirations at the university or community.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Sue C. Peck Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time female student who has completed at least 15 credits toward a Bachelor's degree by the end of the spring 2016 term, be a permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County and demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.25 GPA.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is June 1, 2016.  Visit the Sue C. Peck Scholarship for additional information. 

PSECU Credit Union Industry Scholarship for Rising Juniors and Seniors

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior and resident of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must also be majoring in finance, business, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice with 60 credits or more.  Additionally, the applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

PSECU International Education Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student and resident of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must also be Pell Grant or PHEAA qualified, be participating in an institutionally approved overseas program, and be in good academic and judicial standing.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

The Quido and Anna Pichini Merit Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student with at least a 3.5 GPA.  The applicant must also participate in voluntary service at his/her university, high school, or community.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Scott Electric Environmental Sustainability Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior resident of Pennsylvania.  The applicant must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have an environmental sustainability and/or energy conservation-related major, and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website

Senior Homes Caregiver Scholarship

Applicant must be an active caregiver while attending school and write a 1,200 word essay or 5-minute video that describes their journey of being a caregiver and student.  The deadline is June 30, 2016.  Visit SeniorHomes for additional information.

The Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree leading to a career in law, art therapy or social services.  The applicant must also have passed 60 credits with a 3.5 GPA or higher and demonstrate financial need based on analysis from the FAFSA application.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time female student who has completed at least 60 credits toward a Bachelor's degree by the end of the spring 2016 term, be a permanent resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County, and demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.4 GPA.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.  The deadline is June 1, 2016.  Visit the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship for additional information.

Ray Snader Scholarship

Applicant must have a parent currently in prison for a felony offense, or as a result of the parent's prior incarceration, the family is unable to provide sufficient financial assistance for tuition, books, and other related college expenses.  The applicant must also write a 500 word essay sharing their story.  The deadline is July 31, 2016.  Visit Ray Snader Scholarship for additional information.

The Special Education Scholarship

Applicant must have a major in special education and be scheduled to take at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester.  Additional documention is requried as well.  This scholarship is for undergraduate students only.  The deadline is August 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website

Topology Central Personality Type Scholarship

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has completed at least 15 credit hours.  This is a merit-based scholarship and is not based on financial need.  Applicants must also submit a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay.  The deadline is June 3, 2016.  For more information, visit this website

Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Applicant must be a full-time student and reside in one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike and York.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and have demonstrated academic excellence in high school - top 25% of graduating class and a GPA of 3.2 or higher.  The deadline is May 20, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Wise Company Scholarship

Applicant must write an essay of 600 to 800 words answering the following question: "What social impact would a major failure of the aging U.S. power grid have on our country? And what can the average American do to better prepare for such a potential catastrophe?"  The applicant must also have a 3.5 GPA or higher.  The deadline is June 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website