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Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Foundation Scholarships

The State System Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to all students who are attending a State System university.

  • AT&T Public Saftey
  • Edith Davis Eve Endowed Scholarship
  • Minnie Patton Staymen Endowed Scholarship
  • Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Hospitality Scholarship
  • Highmark Healthcare for Rising Juniors 
  • PSECU Study Abroad Scholarship
  • PASSHE Supporting Student Success Scholarship
  • PPL Community Scholarship
  • The Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Scholarship for Academic Excellence

To apply for any of the scholarships listed above, please visit the PA Foundation

Links to Regional Scholarship Opportunities

For scholarship opportunities in your county (PA) or area, please visit the following:

Adams County Community Foundation
Berks County Community Foundation

Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Fayette County

Community Foundation of Greene County

Community Foundation of for the Alleghenies

Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains

Community Foundation of Warren County

Community Foundation of Western PA

Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Crawford Heritage Foundation

Elk County Community Foundation

Erie Community Foundation

First Community Foundation Partnership of PA

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars
Kids Chance of PA

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Maguire Foundation
Philadelphia Academies
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation

Scranton Area Foundation

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

The Philadelphia Education Fund

York County Community Foundation

Allied Van Lines Scholarship 

This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students.  Allied Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to three students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and to those who are enrolling in college.  For more information and to apply, please visit: Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Deadline for Submission: December 15, 2024

Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship

In order to honor Anthony's father, Lt. Jr. Grade Joseph A. Castelli, a World War II Navy hero, Anthony Castelli is awarding a scholarship to veterans. This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran, or parent, sibling, child, or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

B. Davis Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. For more information about this scholarship and to learn about other scholarship opportunities available, please visit: Student Award Search

Deadline for submission: May 21, 2024

Community Foundation

For more than 30 years, we have helped donors in both Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio build lasting legacies and helped to shape responses to community needs through philanthropic leadership, commitment, and compassion. The Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern Ohio includes the assets of six component regional foundations: Shenango Valley, Northern Mercer County, Lawrence County, Trumbull County, Grove City, and Northern Trumbull County. By awarding scholarships, the foundation and our donors hope to help individuals from all over the community obtain the education that will help them prepare for their dreams.

Diamocycle Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs

Diamocycle is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 future entrepreneurs’ scholarship for students who are enrolled as at least a sophomore in a business program.  Applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED and be taking classes towards the degree.  For more information about the scholarship, please visit diamocycle.com

Deadline for submission: June 1, 2024

Dick Hannah Dealership Scholarship

Dick Hannah Dealership is pleased to announce our college scholarship program that will award two $1,000 scholarships per year to eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have a high school transcript, be US citizens, and be high school seniors. This scholarship can be used at any accredited 4 years college or university for tuition, books, and supplies. The application process is open each fall from September 1st through December 15th and each spring from March 1st through June 15th. Applicants from any area of study can apply for this scholarship. See dickhannah.com/scholarship/ for more information.

ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship Program

ExtremeTerrain is comprised of Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts who value the Jeep culture as well as the preservation of public lands. By investing in students and communities that share our sentiments on land preservation, ExtremeTerrain is investing in the future of not just Jeep culture, but also the future of our sacred public lands. Two $3,000 scholarships are being offered, one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester. Students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems are eligible to apply.

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: ExtremeTerrain

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the ethnic and racial diversity of the nation's college and university faculties. The fellowships aim to maximize the educational benefits of diversity and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Future Counselors of America Scholarship

This annual scholarship awards $1,000 to US undergraduates and graduates majoring in psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to a maximum 900-word essay titled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. Deadline for submission: June 30 Annually; July 31 Annually

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Future Counselors of America

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Scholarship

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, a top-rated Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm, is proud to support students of all ages and background(s) in their pursuit of higher education.  Our essay contest only has a few simple requirements, which you can find here, along with other guidelines and helpful tips for participants. 

Deadline for submission: May 20, 2024

Graduate Programs Scholarship

Graduate Programs will award $1,000 scholarships to current graduate students and $1,000 toward student loan payments for recent grads within the last five years. To apply, rate and review your graduate school program on our website and enter our quarterly scholarship drawing. Deadline for submission: consideration made on a rolling basis

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Graduate Programs.com

Helping Future Teachers into their Own Classrooms

Study.com wants to make sure teachers have the support they need to not only pass their credential tests, but the financial assistance as well. To support their efforts, we’ve recently created Scholarships for Future Teachers to help teachers take one more step towards the classroom. We are offering 3 unique teaching scholarships, which are $1000 each! The deadline to apply for these scholarships is November 1st. The scholarships we are offering are:

  • Scholarship for Future Teachers
  • Scholarship for Future Special Education Teachers
  • Scholarship for Future Early Education Teachers

Please visit Scholarships for Future Teachers to apply.

Indiana Garden Club (IGC) Scholarship

The Indiana Garden Club (IGC) Scholarship is an annual award for a minimum of one $500 scholarship for undergraduate students who are currently pursuing a degree in Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Biology (excluding Medical), Conservation, Environmental Concerns, Forestry, Plant Pathology, City Planning, Wildlife Science, Land Management, and/or allied subjects, as well as being a resident of Indiana County. This scholarship requires the completion of an application, a copy of the student’s official transcript, and a letter of recommendation. The application can be found at https://indianagardenclub.org/scholarships, and the application and supporting documents must be completed and mailed to the Indiana Garden Club, Attention: Scholarship, P.O. Box 1447, Indiana, PA 15701 by July 15. Recipients will be notified by mail by August 1.

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Students are welcome to apply for this scholarship honoring James "Rhio" O'Connor, a man who fought cancer. His path led to his creation of treatment protocols, which consisted of vitamins, minerals, vegetables, fruits, and other dietary elements. He also came up with personalized approaches to health and wellness. Deadline: Monthly

For more information and to apply, please visit: Surviving Mesothelioma

John Family Health Careers Scholarship

The John Family Health Careers Scholarship at Evangelical Community Hospital provides 4 annual awards of $5,000 to students entering college for the purpose of pursuing a career as a respiratory therapist, medical technologist, medical imaging technologist, clinical laboratory scientist, or cytotechnologist. Applicants must have a diploma or equivalent from high schools in Union, Snyder, or Northumberland counties, Pennsylvania. Deadline for submission: April 1 annually

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Evangelical Community Hospital

JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Programs

The JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program has been established to increase minority student interest in JPMorgan Chase and expand the company's pool of minority employees. Scholars participate in eight- to ten-week paid internships and receive financial need-based scholarships up to $10,000. Eligible students are sophomore and junior students seeking a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, computer information systems, economics, engineering, finance, marketing, mathematics, operations management, or software engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Deadline for submission: various dates

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: UNCF

Katherine M. McKenna Scholarship

The Greensburg Garden Center is offering the Katherine M. McKenna scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to residents of Westmoreland and surrounding counties. Applicants must have completed one year at an accredited college or university pursuing a two- or four-year degree in botany, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, or related fields. Graduate students may also apply. For additional eligibility information and to apply, please visit Greensburg Garden Center.

Deadline for submission: May 31 annually

KURU Footwear Scholarship

KURU Footwear is excited to announce our $1,000 Future Educators Excellence Scholarship for students who are pursuing a teaching career.  To participate in the scholarship, applicants must be a US citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, an incoming undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior entering the Fall 2024 semester, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursuing a degree in education, childhood education, or any teaching-related course, and be enrolled as a full-time student.  For more information and to apply, please visit: kurufootwear.com

Deadline for submission: July 5, 2024

Lariat Future Innovators Foundation STEM Scholarship

The scholarship is designed to empower students aged 18 to 24 who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.  To be eligible, students should be from a small town with a population of fewer than 25,000 and have a family household income of $55,000 or less.  We seek those who are highly motivated, have a track record of excelling in projects or winning science/math awards and demonstrate a passion for STEM studies.  Strong performance in math and science with a 3.5 GPA or above are valued.  To learn more about the scholarship and to apply, please visit LariatFoundation.org.

Deadline for submission: June 15, 2024

McKee Scholars

The Estate of John McKee, through the McKee Scholarship Committee, offers scholarships for college or vocational training to high school seniors or graduates (not over age 19 years at the time of the application) who meet all of the following criteria: (a) fatherless boys (i.e., whose biological or lost adoptive father is actually dead or has been declared missing by a competent authority) of any race—"missing" may also include permanently absent, dysfunctional, and not functioning as a father to the applicant; (b) in need of financial assistance; and (c) native to the five-county Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia). Deadline for submission: March 1 annually

See website for complete eligibility information and application to apply: McKee Scholars

Nursing.org

Nursing.org offers information about Nursing degrees and scholarship opportunities. For additional information and how to apply, please visit Nursing.org.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Scholarships

Nursing students at all levels of study are eligible to apply, providing they are matriculated in an accredited nursing school in Pennsylvania by the fall of 2024. This includes students in their final year of high school who plan to pursue a nursing degree, as well as students currently pursuing their BSN, MSN and doctorate. Applicants must be able to verify a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and additional consideration will be given to students demonstrating financial need. Full details can be found at www.theNFP.org/scholarships.

PACAC Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling is offering the PACAC scholarship to high school seniors who are graduating from PACAC member schools, with the goal of supporting students in their post-secondary educational goals. High school seniors will be selected based on academic performance, financial need, commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first semester of the student's senior year.

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: PACAC Scholarship

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association

The Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Educational Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors furthering their education in the hospitality industry and to students currently enrolled in an accredited Hospitality Culinary Arts program in an accredited post-secondary institution.

Application Deadline:  April 1 annually

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: PRLA

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation scholarship will be awarded to residents of Allegany, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Westmoreland, or Washington county who attends, enrolls, or is accepted into an accredited post-high school educational institution. 

Deadline: April 30 annually

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: https://www.pmahcc.org/ApplyNow

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation — Wildlife Leadership Awards

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Wildlife Leadership Awards Program was established to recognize, encourage, and promote leadership among future wildlife management professionals. Each year, the Elk Foundation awards up to ten $2,000 scholarships to outstanding college juniors and seniors studying in a wildlife-related natural resource program.

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Scholarships for Women

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Harrisburg Branch

The American Association of University Women, Harrisburg branch, announces four college scholarships available to women from Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry counties who are pursuing degrees in the 2023-24 academic year.

The Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) will be awarded to a woman resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry county who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Requirements include completion of 60 credits, a minimum 3.40 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment as a full-time student for the 2023-24 academic year.

The Member Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a woman resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry county who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of an associate or bachelor's degree. Requirements include completion of 15 credits, minimum 3.00 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment on at least a half-time basis (6 credits per term) for the 2023-24 academic year.

The Ronald D. and Kathleen A. Krausse STEM Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a woman resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry county who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in a STEM major. Requirements include completion of 30 credits, minimum 3.00 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment as a full-time student in the 2023-24 academic year.

The Sally C. Chamberlain Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a woman resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry county who is seeking to resume or renew academic work. Requirements include completion of 15 credits toward an associate or bachelor's degree, a minimum 2.9 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment on at least a half-time credit (six credits per term) at a college or university in Pennsylvania for the 2023-24 academic year.

The Jack Sherwin Memorial Humanities Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a female resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the humanities (e.g. history, philosophy and religion, modern and ancient languages and literatures, fine and performing arts, media and cultural studies). Requirements include completion of 30 credits, minimum 3.00 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment as a full-time student in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

The Jack Sherwin Memorial Political Science Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a female resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in political science, international studies, foreign policy, or related academic majors. Requirements include completion of 30 credits, minimum 3.00 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment as a full-time student in the 2023-2024 academic year

Details and application forms
Contact Information: AAUW Scholarship Committee at HbgAAUWScholarship@gmail.com

Shafer Greaves Family Scholarship

The Shafer Greaves Family Scholarships will be awarded to two non-traditional students who have been accepted or are enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university located in Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, or Centre County.  The applicant must be determined by the Financial Aid Office to have financial need and must have a commitment to community service as described in a brief (300-word maximum) summary of the student's prior history of service to the community and future plans for service to the community.  To be considered, please reach out to financial-aid@iup.edu to determine your financial need status.  If the applicant displays financial need, we will provide you with the scholarship application.

Deadline: March 10, 2024

Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

The Suzanne M. Lynch memorial scholarship was created to assist interior design majors who are completing their junior year at one of the following colleges: IUP, LaRoche College, Mercyhurst College, or Carlow College. Applicants must be US citizens and demonstrate financial need.

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2024

See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund — The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Ralph and Mary Lou McAllister Scholarship Trust Fund

The Armstrong Center for Community Learning is awarding scholarships to students who are planning or who are currently pursuing a four-year college education. The applicant must be or will be enrolled in an approved institution of higher learning leading to a bachelor's degree and must live in the Borough of Ford City or at a residence with a Ford City Post Office address.

For more information, please visit Armstrong Center Scholarships

The Pittsburgh Foundation — Scholarship Opportunities

The Pittsburgh Foundation is the seventeenth largest community foundation in the country. Since 1945, it has worked to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting charitable giving, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. Numerous scholarship opportunities are available for students enrolled at IUP.

United Methodist Church Western PA Conference Scholarships

United Methodist Church Western PA Conference Scholarships is offering three different scholarships for students who attend an accredited two- or four-year degree program. Requirements include being a member of the United Methodist Church in Western PA for one year, a minimum 2.50 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and having a B average or higher either as a high school or college student.

Christopher Smith Memorial Scholarship: Preference will be given to a student who is Pursuing a career in any of the graphic arts.

Ruth Zitzman Schall Memorial Scholarship: Preference will be given to a first-year female student who's a member of Tionesta UMC.

Dorsey Educational Scholarship Fund: Preference will be given to a student who is planning to attend IUP and is a member of Grace UMC in Indiana, PA.

Deadline for application is April 30, 2024

For additional information and how to apply, please visit https://wpa-reg.brtapp.com/ScholarshipforUndergraduateEd

Weeders and Seeders Garden Club Scholarship

Are you a college student (or entering freshman) studying Agronomy, Agriculture, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology, City Planning, Habitat or Forest Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation, Land Management, or a related field? If so, a scholarship may be available for you from the Weeders and Seeders Garden Club of Ligonier in the amount of $1000.00 to assist in your education.

Eligibility: You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, a resident of Pennsylvania, and a full-time student. High school seniors who apply must live within the school districts of Derry Area, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield Area, Ligonier Valley or Mount Pleasant Area.

Deadline to apply: March 15th, 2024 Email (or mail) application, transcript, essay and leters of recommendation to: ligoniergardenclub@gmail.com