External Scholarships

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Vol & Tier Digital Excellence in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Applicant must have a high level of business acumen and a strong entrepreneurial mindset.  Applicants cannot be in their final year of study and must be full-time.  The deadline is November 21, 2016.  For more information, visit this website.