Outside Scholarships and Fellowships

  • We’ve gathered an extensive list of outside scholarships and fellowships for you to consider. Look over these leads to find your best matches.

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    Links to Regional Scholarship Opportunities

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

    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

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    Alure Home Improvements Scholarship

    Every year, Alure Home Improvements offers a scholarship to a promising undergraduate student in financial need. Undergraduate freshman students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA are welcome to apply.

    Deadline: December 1, annually
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Alure Home Improvement

    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 22, 2021

    Barbara Greenlee’s “I Believe in You Scholarship”

    Barbara Greenlee is offering a $2,500 scholarship for incoming freshmen at State System Universities who have graduated from The Nativity School and Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA and must have a GPA of 2.5 or equivalent grade percentage. For more information, please visit the PA Foundation.

    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.

    Custody X Change Scholarship

    The Custody X Change Scholarship program awards three scholarships to single parents each year. If you’re a parent that has primary physical custody of one or more minor children, and your student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can apply for this scholarship.

    For additional eligibility information and to apply, please visit: Custody X Change

    Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund

    The Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund is offering special funding, such as grants or stipends, to graduate students at state system universities who are involved in studies focused on research, the environment/outdoors, political science, or the arts. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and must provide an official transcript. Deadline for submission: 60 days prior to the date the funding is needed. For more information, please visit the PA Foundation.

    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 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

    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

    Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

    The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to qualified applicants who are entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or other medical fields at an accredited institution. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    For additional information, please visit: Nurse.org

    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 Mabis McKenna Scholarship

    The Greensburg Garden Center is offering a $2,000 scholarships to residents of Westmoreland and surrounding counties. Applicants must have completed one year in an accredited college or university pursing 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

    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

    Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship

    Mobility Scooters offers a scholarship to students who apply to their program. To apply, you must currently be enrolled at a college or university. You must provide a blog post or article about a mobility or accessibility issue you have faced in your life.

    Deadline: December 10 annually

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Mobility Scooter

    National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania

    The National Federation of the Blind is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each. PA residents are eligible for both the national and state scholarships.

    To apply for the national scholarship awarded in July (application deadline: August 30, 2021) or the state scholarship awarded in November, visit the National Federation of the Blind’s website.

    Nursing.org

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

    Orchid Care Scholarship by Orchids Made Easy

    OrchidsMadeEasy.com offers an annual orchid care scholarship to qualified undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a program in Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, or related field.

    Deadline for submission: May 1 annually

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

    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 students senior year.

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

    Pennsylvania Restaurant & 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: March 1, 2021

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: PRLA

    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

    State System Scholarship for Human Resources

    The State System Scholarship for Human Resources is a $1,000 scholarship for a full-time Junior or Senior student who is attending a State System university. Eligible applicants must be pursuing a major in human resources, business administration or related field. Applicants must have completed 60 credits or more and must demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA. For more information, please visit the PA foundation.

    Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship

    Stephen and Sandy Sheller are offering a $1,000 scholarship for students at Pennsylvania State System Universities who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in law, social services or art therapy. Eligible applicants must have passed 60 credits with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Applicants must demonstrate financial need based on the information provided on the FAFSA. Deadline for submission: June 9, 2019. For more information, please visit the PA Foundation.

    Supporting Student Success: A Scholarship to Improve Persistence and Degree Completion

    The Scholarship to Improve Persistence and Degree Completion is awarded to a full-time student attending a State System university who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need based on the information that was provided on the FAFSA. Applicants must be a resident of PA and be in good academic standing with the university. First preference will be given to low-income and under-represented students. For more information, please visit the PA Foundation.

    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: March 31 annually

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

    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.

    Walmart Foundation Scholarships

    Walmart sponsors various scholarship programs. Eligible students may or may not be an employee of Walmart and must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5. Other requirements may need to be met depending on the scholarship. See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Walmart Helps Students Pay for College

    Deadline for submission: various dates