Outside Scholarships

PASSHE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Important: All PASSHE scholarships are available to residents of Pennsylvania that attend one of the 14 State System universities full-time. Specific requirements are listed for each scholarship below. When a scholarship designates that a student must be a junior or a senior, this means the student must be a junior in Fall 2021. To apply for these scholarships, click here.

Incoming Freshman

Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

In its ongoing efforts to support the communities where it lives and works, Wells Fargo founded the Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence to provide financial assistance for incoming freshmen who have achieved academic excellence in high school. This scholarship is a full-year, one-time award.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must reside in one of the following PA counties:  Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike and York.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must have demonstrated academic excellence in high school – top 25% of graduating class and a GPA of 3.2 or higher. 

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • The number of scholarships available each year will be determined by the PA State System Foundation’s Board of Directors in accordance with the PA State System Foundation endowment spending policy. There are fourteen (14) $1,000 scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year. Students will be awarded $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester as long as eligibility requirements are met.

Student Requirements

  • Students must complete a Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence Application by June 18, 2021.
  • Include a transcript.

Rising Juniors and Seniors

AT&T Stem Award

Funded by the AT&T Foundation, the purpose of this award is to improve retention and completion rates of students majoring in a STEM related program which will impact the computer technology, advanced manufacturing and energy industries.

Eligibility

  • Must be in a STEM related major with the intention of working in the computer technology, advanced manufacturing or telecommunications/media/technology related industries.
  • Must have earned 60 or more college credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must have financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Twenty-five scholarships are available for the fall semester.
  • The amount of each award is $1,000.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the AT&T STEM Award Application.
  • Include a copy of your transcript.
  • Prepare an essay on the following topic: How my STEM Degree will positively impact the computer technology, advanced manufacturing and/or telecommunications/media/technology related industries.
  • Complete application by June 11, 2021.

All awardees and qualified applicants will receive these additional opportunities with AT&T:

  • First preference for high-impact internships (you will be contacted by AT&T)
  • First preference for interviewing for career openings

Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship for the Arts

The Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship for the Arts was founded by family and friends to honor Dr. Harry Ausprich who was president of Bloomsburg University from 1985-1993. A lifelong advocate for the arts, Dr. Ausprich started the performing arts series at Bloomsburg during his tenure as President.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be majoring in visual or performing arts including: music, theater, fine arts, dance, and pre-architecture
  • Applicants must have earned 60 or more credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Five scholarships are available for the fall semester with an amount of $500 each

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship application by June 11, 2021.
  • Include a 150-300 word essay explaining why you think you are deserving of this scholarship.
  • Submit two letters of reference from professors attesting to the applicant’s dedication to his/her field of the arts.

Dr. Peter H. Garland Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dr. Garland served as Executive Vice Chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education beginning in 2006 until his retirement in 2019. The purpose of this endowment fund is to promote student success by providing scholarship funds to students that meet these eligibility requirements

Eligibility

  • Majoring in education or a human services field
  • completed 60 or more credits
  • demonstrates academic excellence with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • demonstrates financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester. 

Student Requirements

  • A 150-300 word essay addressing the applicant's commitment to public service must be submitted on the application.
  • Complete application by June 11, 2021

Geisinger Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarships is to provide funding for rising juniors who are majoring in a field that benefits the health care industry. Recipients of this scholarship will be selected by the Geisinger Scholarship for Rising Juniors Committee which is comprised of representatives from the State System Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility

  • Must be pursuing a degree in a field that benefits the health care industry including, but not limited to: allied health, nursing, health science, biology, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, business, criminal justice, marketing, information technology, analytics or human resources. 
  • Must have earned 60 credits or more with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Ten scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. 
  • This is a two-year award in the amount of $1,000 per year. 
  • Recipients will receive $1,000 for the Fall 2021 semester and $1,000 for the Fall 2022 semester as long as eligibility requirements are maintained.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Foundation Scholarship Application
  • Submit a Transcript
  • Complete the Geisinger Scholarship application by May 28, 2021

All awardees and qualified applicants will receive these additional opportunities with Geisinger:

  • First preference for high-impact internships (you will be contacted by Geisinger)
  • First preference for interviewing for career openings

The Giant Company Student Success Scholarship

This scholarship was generously funded by The Giant Company to help address the ever-growing need for trained business professionals to meet the Commonwealth’s demands in the retail grocery industry.

Eligibility

  • First preference given to The Giant Company team members and their dependents
  • Must be pursuing a degree in a business program or any other program which could benefit the retail grocery industry
  • Must be a rising junior by August 2021 who has earned 60 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or greater

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • 10 scholarship awards will be made
  • This scholarship is a two-year award in the amount of $1,000 per year.
  • Recipients will receive $1,000 for the Fall 2021 semester and $1,000 for the Fall 2022 semester as long as eligibility requirements are maintained

Student Requirements

  • Complete the "The Giant Company Student Success Scholarship” application by May 28, 2021.
  • Include a copy of your transcript
  • The Giant Company's purpose is “Connecting families for a better future.” Submit a brief essay (less than 200 words) on what this means to you and why.

William D. Greenlee Scholarship

The William D. Greenlee Scholarship was founded by Greenlee Partners to honor William (Bill) Greenlee, the founder of the firm. Mr. Greenlee had more than 45 years of experience in government, public relations and journalism. Early in his career he worked as a print, radio and TV reporter which led to his involvement in politics and government. The William D. Greenlee Scholarship is a fitting tribute to a gentleman who gave generously of himself to help others.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be majoring in political science, journalism or communications.
  • Applicant must reside in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Northumberland, Perry or York counties.
  • Applicants must have earned 60 credits or more with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrates financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • For 2021-22 academic year, two (2) $2,500 scholarships are available. Scholarships recipients will be awarded $1,250 for the Fall Semester and $1,250 for the Spring Semester providing they are full-time students and maintain the required 3.0 GPA. These scholarships are one-time awards and recipients are eligible to receive funding for one year only.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the William D. Greenlee Scholarship Application by May 28, 2021.
  • Submit two written references: 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 on the following quote, “Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.” (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • A transcript must be submitted with the application.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Hospitality Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding for the furthering of the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania.

Eligibility

  • Have a major in a hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology, criminal justice or any other program which would benefit the hospitality industry
  • Earned and passed a minimum of 30 college credits or a maximum of 90 credits
  • Show academic promise with a GPA of 3.0 better

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester. 

Student Requirements

  • Complete the HE&R Hospitality Scholarship Application by May 28, 2021.
  • Submit an unofficial university transcript
  • Submit an essay to explain:
    • An exceptional guest services experience you received that made a lasting impression on you
    • Your career goals / aspirations
    • How the scholarship money will benefit you

All awardees and qualified applicants will receive these additional opportunities with HE&R:

  • First preference for high-impact internships (you will be contacted by HE&R)
  • First preference for interviewing for career openings

Highmark Healthcare for Rising Juniors

This scholarship is generously funded by Highmark to help address the ever-growing need for trained healthcare professionals to meet the demands of the Commonwealth and beyond.

Eligibility

  • Must be pursuing a degree in the healthcare professionsuch 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.
  • Must have earned 60 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Must demonstrate financial need 

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • One hundred (100) scholarships will be awarded. 
  • This scholarship is a two-year award in the amount of $1,000 per year.
  • Recipients will receive $1,000 for the Fall 2021 semesterand $1,000 for the Fall 2022 semester as long as eligibility requirements are maintained.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Highmark Healthcare Scholarship for Rising Juniors application by June 25, 2021.
  • Include a transcript
  • An essay on why you chose a career in the field of healthcare. 

PSECU Credit Union Industry Scholarship

Funded by PSECU the purpose of this scholarship is to promote persistence and completion for students majoring in a program which impacts the credit union industry.

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time student with a major in finance, business, marketing, human resources, information technology, communications, or criminal justice.
  • Must have completed 60 credits or more at time of application.
  • Must show academic promise with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Twenty scholarships are available for the fall semester.
  • The amount of the award is $1,000.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the PSECU Credit Union Industry Scholarship for Rising Juniors and Seniors Application by June 4, 2021.
  • Include a transcript with your application.
  • Include a 150 - 300 word essay on the following topic: Why Financial Literacy is Important for College Students.

All awardees and qualified applicants will receive these additional opportunities with PSECU

  • First preference for high-impact internships (you will be contacted by PSECU)
  • First preference for interviewing for career openings

PPL Community Scholarship

The PPL Community Scholarship Award program will serve student residents of PPL's 29 county service area. The goal of the PPL Community Scholarship Program is to provide bridge/emergency financial aid to needy students from PPL's service area.

Eligibility

  • Must reside in one of the following PA counties (PPL's service area): 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 and York.
  • Must be a full-time student who has earned 60 or more credits
  • Must show academic promise with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be majoring in energy and related fields such as STEM and Business Management.

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Funding is the amount to close the gap between total costs and the student’s available funds and will not exceed $1,000. Need must be verified university financial aid officers. 
  • A total of $20,000 is available for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Student Requirements

  • Complete the PPL Community Scholarship Award Application by June 25, 2021.
  • Submit completed verification form
  • Submit a copy of your transcript.

The Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship

Funded by the Sheller Family Foundation, Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarships are available to students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in law, social services or art therapy. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree leading to a career in law, social services or art therapy. 
  • Applicants must have earned 60 or more credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.    
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Five scholarships will be awarded.    
  • This scholarship is a two-year award in the amount of $1,000 per academic year. 
  • Recipients will receive $1,000 for the Fall 2021 semester and $1,000 for the Fall 2022 semester as long as eligibility requirements are maintained. 

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship Application by June 4, 2021.
  • Include an essay on the following quote, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)

Support Student Success; A Scholarship to Improve Persistence and Degree Completion

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide students with bridge/emergency financial aid in order to support student success, improve student persistence and degree completion, and enhance workforce development in Pennsylvania. First preference will be given to low-income and under-represented students.

Eligibility

  • In good academic standing with the university 
  • One thousand dollars (or less) of unmet financial need which should be based on the outstanding balance on a student's account after applying all sources of income

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • 50 scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester
  • Scholarship awards will not exceed $1000 and are limited to the amount of funding needed to close the gap between the student’s available resources, confirmed by university financial aid officers, and the total annual costs of tuition, fees and room & board. 

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Student Success Scholarship Application by June 25, 2021.
  • Include a brief essay of approximately 300 words on the following:

This scholarship funding will make a difference in my ability to persist or complete a university degree within the State System of Higher Education and this is why…

  • Proof of academic and good university standing
  • Validation of financial need by of university financial aid officer.
  • Complete application packet and essay submitted by due date

Unisys Scholarship Award

The purpose of the Unisys Scholarship for Student Success is to improve retention and completion rates of students majoring in a STEM-H related program which will impact the global information technology industry.

Eligibility

  • STEM-H major - first preference will be given to students majoring in cyber security, software development engineering, data analytics, project management, and IT Service Management with the intention of working in the global information technology industry
  • Earned and passed more than 60 college credits
  • Must show academic promise with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Five scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester in the amount of $1,000.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Unisys Scholarship for Student Success application by May 28, 2021.

UPMC Pinnacle Health Care Industry Scholarship

Funded by UPMC Pinnacle, this scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to rising juniors and seniors who are pursuing a degree in a field to benefit the health care industry.

Eligibility

  • Must have graduated from a high school located within 30 miles of UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital at 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in a field that benefits the health care industry including, but not limited to: allied health, nursing, health science, biology, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, marketing, information technology or human resources.
  • Must have earned 60 credits or more with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Ten scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded for the fall semester.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the UPMC Pinnacle Health Care Industry Scholarship for Rising Juniors and Seniors Application by June 18, 2021.
  • Submit a transcript.

Graduate Students

Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund

This fund will be used to provide “special funding” such as grants or stipends to graduate students who are pursuing advanced degrees in research, the environment/outdoors, political science, or the arts. Funding cannot be used for tuition, room and board, fees, books, etc. Examples of funding include but are not limited to:  

  • Providing travel expenses for a student to present a paper 
  • Funding for a project
  • Funding special research
  • Sponsoring a special program
  • Attending conferences

Eligibility

  • Graduate students focused on research, the environment/outdoors, political science or the arts
  • All applicants must have GPA of 3.5 or better.

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • The number of awards will vary depending on available funds and dollar amount of the funded requests. Awards will not exceed $1,000.

Student Requirements

  • All applicants must complete an application accompanied by an official transcript.
  • All applications must be received by the Foundation at least 60 days prior to the date the funding is needed.

All SRU Students

Eileen Showers Secondary Education Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship for full-time students majoring in secondary education. Students must have completed 30 or more credits, achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need. Preference may be given to applicants aspiring to be an English teacher. Applicants must write a 4-5 sentence paragraph explaining why they want to be a secondary education teacher. The deadline to apply is July 30, 2021. For more information or to apply visit the website

Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Founded by Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty (APSCUF), the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, PA's State System Foundation and Dixon family members, this scholarship honors the memory of the late F. Eugene “Fitz” Dixon, Jr. Mr. Dixon was a highly respected civic leader, sportsman, and a founding member of Pennsylvania State's System of Higher Education Board of Governors.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate student applicants must have passed 45 credits with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Graduate student applicants must have passed at least nine (9) credits with at least 3.5 GPA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate volunteer services in the community or the university. 
  • Applicants must show financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • There are two $500 awards available for fall semester.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship Application by June 4, 2021.
  • Official transcripts must accompany all applications
  • Submit two (2) written references: One (1) reference must be from a State System university faculty member, not related to the applicant.
  • Submit evidence of community and university involvement
  • Include an essay on the following topic: Volunteerism, The Cornerstone of Civic Responsibility.

Barbara Greenlee's "I Believe in You Scholarship"

Funded by Barbara Greenlee, this scholarship is intended to provide a “boost” to a special population of students who are academically qualified but may not have adequate funds to earn a university education.

Eligibility

  • Must be a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School
  • Students who have also graduated from the Nativity School in Harrisburg will be given first priority
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must have financial need 

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Applicants may request up to $2,500 per semester. The amount may not exceed your financial need.
  • Two scholarships in the amount of up to $2,500 will be awarded each semester.
  • Awardees are eligible to apply for continued scholarship funding in the amount of up to $2,500 per semester (up to $5,000 per year) for up to four years as long as they have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and are in good academic and judicial standing at the university

Student Requirements

  • Complete the Barbara Greenlee's "I Believe in You Scholarship" Application
  • A transcript must be submitted with the application.

M&T Bank Scholarship

M&T Bank is generously funding seventeen (17) $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to students enrolled at the 14 Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities who demonstrate financial need based on standard need analysis from the FAFSA application and who reside in the specified central PA counties.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must reside in one of the following counties: Cumberland, Dauphin or Franklin.   
  • Applicant must show academic promise: incoming freshmen - top 25% of his/her high school graduating class; upper classmen - GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must have financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Seventeen $1000 scholarships are available
  • Each selected student will receive a one-year total award of $1,000 ($500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester). 
  • The student must remain a full-time student in good academic standing to receive the $500 spring 2022 semester award.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the M&T Bank Scholarship Application by June 18, 2021.
  • Submit an essay of approximately 500 words on the following topic: "How have your past life experiences influenced your educational path?” 

PSECU International Education Scholarship

The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) started this scholarship to provide funding for students to participate in international educational experiences to help them explore cultures, life experiences and world views different from their own.

Eligibility

  • Must be a Pell Grant or PHEAA qualified
  • Must be participating in an institutionally approved overseas program
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Preference will be given to students who have no overseas experience
  • Length of stay will be considered when awarding funding

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • There are twelve scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each available for the 2021-22 academic year. 
  • These are one-time scholarships and, as such, shall remain commensurate with funding. 

Student Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the PSECU International Education Scholarship Application by January 7, 2022
  • Submit one written academic reference from a university faculty member
  • Submit an official university transcript.   
  • Prepare a personal statement on the following points:
    • Why did you choose this program? 
    • What do you hope to gain?
    • Describe any previous international experience(s).
    • If awarded, how would the money support your goals
    • Address how you would share your overseas educational experiences with other State System students or the community of Pennsylvania upon your return to campus.

PSECU Scholarship for Preparing State System Students for Lives of Achievement and Civic Engagement

This scholarship provides funding to offset the cost of higher education for students participating in internship programs offered by The Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility

  • Students who are accepted into one of The Washington Center's internship programs.

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • Twenty (20) $1,000 scholarships are available to students participating in the 2021 summer internship program. 

Student Requirements

  • There is no application process for these scholarships. Recipients will be selected by the State System Foundation's Scholarship Committee on recommendation of The Washington Center. Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified by The Washington Center

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

Mr. Pichini served as chair of the PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Pichini is the first to have graduated from one of the 14 State System universities, Kutztown University. He is a second generation American, and education has always played an important role in his family.

Eligibility

  • GPA of at least 3.2 and in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated leadership aspirations at the university or in the community.
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • There is one $800 scholarship available for the Fall semester.

Student Requirements

  • Complete a PA State System Board of Governors, Guido M. Pichini, Endowed Scholarship Application by June 4, 2021.
  • Prepare an essay on the following quote: “Education is the mostpowerful weapon you can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela)
  • Include a transcript with the application packet.

The Quido and Anna Pichini Scholarship Application

This scholarship was founded by Guido and Susan Pichini in memory of Mr. Pichini's parents – Quido and Anna Pichini. Mr. Pichini served as chair of the PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors from 2011 to 2016.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • Applicant must participate in voluntary service at his/her university, high school, or community.
  • First preference is given to a student who resides in Berks County who is also of either Italian or Polish descent. Otherwise, a student who resides in PA and meets the academic and volunteer services eligibility requirements. 

Number of Awards and Amount Awarded

  • There is one $1,000 scholarship available for the Fall Semester. 

Student Requirements

  • Complete The Quido and Anna Pichini Merit Scholarship Application by June 4, 2021.
  • Provide two written references. One must be from a faculty member or teacher not related to the applicant.
  • Complete the voluntary services verification form (signature of an organizational official is required). 
  • Provide high school or university transcript. 
  • Submit an essay to describe your thoughts on volunteerism and the following quote, “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

Note: This is the end of the PASSHE Foundation Scholarships. Access the link here to apply for these scholarships.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship for students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or a related field. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. The applicant must submit a 400-800 word essay detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is their college major of choice. The deadline for the application is December 15, 2021. For more information or to apply, visit this website.

Big Data Analytics Scholarship

Masters of Business Analytics is offering a bi-annual $2,000 scholarship to students who plan to pursue or are currently working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business analytics, data science, or a related field. Individuals must be enrolled full-time or part-time, in the current year, and in a relevant U.S. based campus or online degree program. Eligible fields of study include computer information systems, business analytics, data science, data analytics, math/statistics, or computer science. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Deadlines for this scholarship are September 1 and February 1. For more information, visit this website

Black Students in STEM Scholarship

This is a $5,000 scholarship for high school seniors, undergraduate, or graduate African-American students that are majoring or planning on majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Applicants must write a 400-600 word essay on the topic “why are you passionate about STEM or entrepreneurship?”. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 4, 2022. To apply or for more information visit the website or email contact@bold.org.

Car Indigo Car Review/Essay Scholarship for Hispanic & Latin Students

This is a $1,000 scholarship for Hispanic and Latin community students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. The applicant must write a 1200-1500-word review on a car that is on sale in 2021. The application deadline is November 30, 2021. To apply for this scholarship or for more information visit this website.

Citizens Scholarship

Citizens Bank wants to honor the dedication of students and families pursuing higher learning. The Citizens Scholarship is giving away $2,500 every month to students and parents. For more information, visit this website

Completing the Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who are entering their final year of study in a two-year, four-year, or vocational/technical school. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be a diverse candidate and able to demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Be Pell-Grant eligible
  • Have an unpaid school tuition balance of up to $2,500.

Applicants must write a maximum of 250-word essay on “please tell us about a time when you overcame a significant obstacle, and how you did it”. This scholarship will be available on August 5, 2021 and the deadline is September 16, 2021. For more information or to apply visit this website.

Coupon Plus Deals Save For Time Scholarship

This is a $3,000 scholarship for third- or fourth-year undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 who are currently attending a college or university during the fall 2021 academic year. Graduate students or high school students entering college are not eligible. To apply students must write a 800-1000 word essay on the topic “How can you save money in your daily life”? The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2021. To apply or for more information visit this website.

Dennis Begos Award

This is a $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant must write a 700-850-word essay on the topic "What are the standards for CPR?" The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1, 2022. To apply or for more information visit this website or email info@dennisbegosaward.com.

Dr. Suhyun An Scholarship

This is a $2,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in the medical field. Applicants must have a minimum gpa of 3.0 and provide two academic or professional references. Applicants must write a 500-800-word essay on the topic “why are you pursuing an education and career in the medical field, and what motivates you to learn more about medicine? The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021. To apply or for more information visit this website.

The Empaxis Scholarship for Women in Business

This is a $2,000 scholarship for female college students who are interested in pursuing a career in business and entrepreneurship. The applicant must be either an incoming or current college student studying full-time. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 8, 2021. To apply for this scholarship or for more information visit this website.

Fred Auzenne Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship for students currently attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants must write an 800-word essay on the topic “please recount a major setback you have experienced in your life. How did it change you as a person, and what lessons have you taken to heart as a result?” The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. To apply or for more information visit this website or email info@fredauzennescholarship.com.

Home Heavenz Clean Environment Scholarship

This is a $1000-$2000 scholarship for students currently enrolled or planning on enrolling at an accredited College or University. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and can be in any major. The deadline for this scholarship is December 15, 2021. To apply or for more information, visit this website or email scholarship@homeheavenz.com. 

Josh Gibson MD Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship for students who are a freshman, sophomore, or junior and at present an enrolled graduate. Applicants must write an 700-850 word essay on the subject “what impact will telemedicine have on hands-on specialties of medicine?”. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2021. To apply or for more information visit this website or email info@joshgibsonmdscholarship.com.

Management Training Institute Scholarship

Applicants must be either a full time management or leadership major. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. Applicants are expected to submit a brief 400-500 word essay based on detailing why a major in management or leadership is the applicant's major of choice. For more information, please visit this website.

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

This is a $1,500 awarded to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students. Students must be majoring in a health and fitness related fields. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is either August 1, 2022, or until 1,000 scholarship applications are submitted whichever comes first. To apply or for more information visit this website.

North Hills Community Outreach Grants

North HIlls Community OUtreach provides grants, usually to non-traditional students, to further their education. Grants depend on financial need and availability of funds. Applicants must live or attend college or post-secondary trade school in northern Allegheny County north of the City of Pittsburgh and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply for the spring 2022 semester is November 15, 2021. To apply or for more informaton visit this website or email resource coordinator Melissa Mason at mlmason@nhco.org.

Olive Auto Technology Scholarship

This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship for students majoring in Computer Science, Technology, Automotive Technology or Computer Information Systems. Students must be currently enrolled in a vocational/trade school, college or university program in the USA. Students must have a GPA 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic “what automotive technology challenges inspire me”. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021. For more information or to apply, visit this website.

PASFAA Scholarship

This is a $1000 nonrenewable scholarship for part-time or full-time degree seeking students. Students must be at enrolled at least part-time in a degree seeking program in a post-secondary institution of higher education or a diploma/certificate program in Nursing or Business Trade and Technical only. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 30 credit hours or the hours equivalent from a post-secondary institution of higher education at the time of application. Applicants must be 18 years or older and a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before they file for the FASFA (excluding any time enrolled in a Pennsylvania postsecondary school, if you came into or remained in Pennsylvania for the purpose of attending a school or college). If under 18 years of age, applicant must have a supporting parent or guardian who has been a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before they file the FAFSA. The deadline for this scholarship is May 15. For more information, visit the website https://www.pasfaa.org/student-resources/.

PASFAA Scholarship Application

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Scholarship

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors based on their academic achievement, community service, and participation in school activities. Each Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Scholarship is valued at $1,500 for the first year of a student’s college career. An additional $1,000 may be awarded for the student’s second year of college if a 3.0 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 24 credit hours are earned. For more information visit this website.

Point Foundation National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created for LGBTQ community members who are "out". Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the full 2021-2022 academic school year in an degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program. Applicants must have a proven track record of leadership and community envolvement, strong academic achievement, working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community and show financial need. Application deadline is January 26, 2021. For more information, visit this website.

SunTec Auto Glass Yearly Scholarship

This is a $1500 scholarship for students in any major. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must write a 1000-word essay on  "why do you think it is imjportant to support local small businesses?". The application deadline is December 15, 2021. To apply or for more information, visit this website or email support@suntecautoglass.com.

Surety Bond Authority Scholarship

This is a $1,500 scholarship for students currently enrolled in or are planning enrolling in a college or university pursuing a degree in Accounting, Banking, Finance, or other business-related coursework. To apply students must submit a 500-1,000-word essay explaining why they are choosing a career in Accounting, Banking, Finance, or other business-related coursework. The deadline for the application is December 1, 2021. To apply or for more information visit this website or email suretyauthority@gmail.com