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.

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.

Annual Health Awareness Scholarship

Applicant must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled in college.  The applicant must also write 1,000 word or less essay describing why they feel natural dietary supplements, such as vitamins, are an important component of healthy living along with exercise?  If you disagree, why do you disagree?  The deadline is October 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - 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 - 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.

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.

CustodyXChange Scholarship

Applicant must have primary custody of one or more minor children, be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a copy of their unofficial transcript, and write a 400 to 500 word essay.  The deadline is April 30, 2017 for the Summer term and August 31, 2017 for the Fall 2018 term.  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. 

Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarship

Applicant must have completed two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum 3.2 overall GPA on a 4.0 sclae 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, 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.

NEW - Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be 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 deadline is May 19, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

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.

NEW - 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.

NEW - Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Hospitality Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student and be majoring in hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice.  The applicant must also be a resident of Pennsylvania and hae at least a 3.0 GPA.  Additionally, the applicant must have earned and passed 60 credits.  The deadline is May 19, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - 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, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Kids' Chance

The mission of Kids' Chance of PA is to provide scholarship grants for college and vocational education to children who demonstrate financial need due to a parent's work-related injury or fatality.  Applicant must be an undergraduate under the age of 25.  The deadline is April 15, 2017.  For eligibility requirements or to apply for a scholarship, 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 informaction, visit this website.

NEW - 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.

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.

NEW - Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a major in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, and Software), Engineering Technology, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, and engineering-related STEM majors leading to a career in industry.  Eligible students should be planning on pursuing careers in the manufactoring industry and coporate America.  The deadline is May 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

NEW - PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicant must reside in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland or Washington County and demostrate financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined.  The applicant must also have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry, be enrolled full-time, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The deadline is April 30, 2017.  Visit PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program for additional information.

NEW - 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

Small Business Web Hosting Reviews Scholarship

Applicant must write a 500 word essay.  The deadline is April 15, 2017.  For more information, visit this website.

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship

Applicant must answer three questions.  This scholarship is a need-based scholarship.  The deadline is April 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.