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.

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.

Bridge Builders Foundation

This foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students.  The deadline is April 1, 2016.  Visit Bridge Builders Foundation for additional information.

Central Scholarship 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 11, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Clearfield County Conservation District Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at a PASSHE university, a resident of Clearfield County, and majoring in an environmental field related to conservation, forestry or agriculture. The amount varies, and the deadline is Feb. 26th. For further information, contact Clearfield County Conservation District, 511 Spruce Street, Ste. 6, Clearfield, PA 16830 or by calling 814.765.2629.

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.

Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarships

Applicant must have completed two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum 3.2 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled full-time.  Applicants must also be pursuing a degree in a major field of study related to qualifying for full-time employment (in the petroleum, energy or allied industries) and have need of financial assistance.  The deadline is April 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

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.

eMaint Service on 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college and write a 500 to 1,000 word essay.  The deadline is April 30, 2016.  For more information, visit this website

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.

Galorath College Scholarship

Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 22 and write a 500 word essay describing their future goals and plan for continuing their education.  The deadline is March 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

General Scholarship for Advanced Education

Applicant must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions.  The deadline is April 1, 2016.  Visit Fantasy Sports Daily 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 2016 semester.  The applicant must also have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.  The deadline is February 19, 2016.  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 19, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting 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 2016 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 19, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Hartford Technology Rental Scholarship

Applicant must be an Information Technology or an IT-related major and demonstrate a focus on mobile technology application writing.  The applicant must also have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 for all academic years proceeding the year of the award grant.  Additionally, applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student at the Junior or Senior level who come from low and moderate income economic backgrounds.  The deadline is April 30, 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.

MaverickLabel.com College Scholarship

Applicant must must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college, and between the ages of 16 and 22.  Applicant must also write a 750 to 1,000 word essay.  The deadline is March 1, 2016.  Visit MaverickLabel.com for additional information. 

Medals of America Scholarship

Applicant must be majoring in Political Science History, or a similar field.  Applicant must also write a 400 to 800 word essay detailing why Civil Service/Political Science/ History is important in their field of study.  The deadline is April 16, 2016.  Visit Medals of America for additional information. 

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.

The Mike Kamo Scholarship Program

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student and write a one page essay.  The deadline is December 1, 2016.  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 and expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2016 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 19, 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 15th. For more information, visit this website

PACAC Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from a PACAC member high school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The deadline is February 29, 2016.  Visit PACAC for additional information.

PayScale Scholarship

The scholarship is to assist exceptional women actively pursuing an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree in a STEM field.  The deadline is February 29, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

PHN Foundation

This foundation offers four separate scholarships of varying amounts.  Students are only permitted to apply for one of the four.  The deadline is March 31, 2016.  Visit PHN Foundation for additional information.

Quit Day Scholarship

Applicant must write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay 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 deadline is March 31, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

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.

Helen E. Remler Memorial Educational Scholarship Grant

Applicant must be a resident of Meadville or the surrounding area, who demonstrates financial need, is enrolled in and has completed at least one year in an accredited program of study or has completed one-half of the requirements in an accredited program.  The deadline is April 1, 2016.  Visit the Helen E. Remler Memorial Educational Scholarship Grant for additional information.

School Tutoring Academy College Scholarship

The applicant must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college and write an 750 - 1,000 word essay describing their goals and aspirations in choosing their school and going to college, along with future plans.  The deadline is March 1, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.

Shear Comfort Scholarship

Applicant must write a 300 to 600 word essay answering the following question: In your opinion, what will be the largest technological development in the automotive industry within the next 5-10 years and how do you plan to be a part of it? The deadline is April 15, 2016.  Visit Shear Comfort for additional information.

Sleeklens Academic Scholarship

Applicant must write a 1,000 to 1,600 word essay and fill out an application.  The deadline is March 31, 2016.  Visit Sleeklens for additional information. 

Steamer's Carpet Care Scholarship

Applicants must write a 400 to 600 word essay detailing their reasoning and motivation behind pursuing higher education.  The deadline is March 31, 2016. Visit Steamer's Carpet Care for additional information.

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

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship

Applicant must answer three essay questions.  This scholarship is a need-based scholarship.  The deadline is April 15, 2016.  Visit Tungsten Rings & Co. for additional information.