Scholarship Opportunities

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT was held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. You can find the PHEAA presentation here.

SCHUYLKILL AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Multiple scholarship opportunities available for Schuylkill Haven students. Visit www.sacfoundation.com and click on the Students section then select Scholarships.

WYLONIS SCHOLARSHIP - PSU SCHUYLKILL
This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to an incoming first-year student at Penn State Schuylkill who meets the following criteria:

  • Plans to major in a STEM-related degree (science, technology, engineering and math)
  • Held a high school grade point average of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Demonstrates leadership or entrepreneurship abilities  
  • Graduated from a high school in Schuylkill ( first-preference), Lehigh, Luzerne, Carbon or Berks County.
  • Demonstrates Financial Need

The Wylonis Scholarship is equivalent to approximately one-half of the cost of in-state tuition. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a student for up to four academic years and the recipient may continue to receive this scholarship if the recipient transfers to Penn State University Park to complete their four-year degree. While at University Park, the student would also receive an award to cover one-half of the cost of standard double occupancy housing expense in addition to the one-half of the cost of in-state tuition. As funding is available. Students are welcome to apply at http://goo.gl/5Yj71n . Application deadline will be March 1, 2019. Interviews will be held soon after that.


UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The Office of Admissions at the University of Pittsburgh would like to bring to your attention two prestigious scholarships that are available only to qualified entering freshmen who reside in Pennsylvania:
The Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program. 

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation as one of only 43 schools in the country to offer a full-tuition, room and board scholarship to five incoming freshmen from Pennsylvania. Known as the Stamps Scholarship, the award also provides up to $17,400 in enrichment funds to be used over four years (or eight terms) for the purpose of study abroad, unpaid internships, research, and other leadership experiences. 

Each year, five graduating high school seniors from Pennsylvania will be selected to participate in the Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program. Each student will each receive a full-tuition scholarship for four years (or eight terms) which may include one international experience as well as assistance with securing internship positions throughout their time at Pitt. 

Please note, while students’ credentials will be automatically reviewed for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships, consideration for the Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Scholars Program requires the submission of additional materials and is completely voluntary. To be considered, the following three items must be submitted together and received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid no later than December 1:
1. Typed essay, in no more than 500 words, responding to the question "if you could change anything in our world, what would it be and why?" 

2. One page academic resume/activity sheet highlighting the student’s leadership, community service, and international experiences. 

3. One page letter of recommendation from one individual who can discuss the student’s leadership experiences and continued leadership potential. 


AMP
The Scholarship Committee of the American Municipal Power (AMP) Board of Trustees is calling for nominations for scholarships awarded in memory of Lyle B. Wright and Richard H. Gorsuch, distinguished leaders in public power history. Scholarship details can be found here. If you have questions please contact Jodi Allalen at (614) 540-0916.


Wendy's Hesiman
https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/program-timeline/

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program 

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. Applications are accepted until January 4, 2019. For more details, visit: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

5th Annual Drive Smart Contest

Creative Video Contest for Students The Drive Smart Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, is on the road again! Students can put on their creative thinking caps and enter an original digital short about the dangers of distracted driving for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and other prizes. Students can also download our form to help them earn community service hours for their work.
Who: 13 to 18-year-old U.S. and PR residents
What: Create an original 15 to 60 second digital short
When: October 15, 2018 through January 6, 2019
How: Students register, create and submit their digital short online and may submit multiple entries.
Why: Over $26,000 in prizing for students and teachers/mentors. Plus, one random winner will be chosen out of each week's entries to receive a $100 gift card!
Enter at https://www.drivesmartnow.com/about-the-contest

PSECU  
High school students will once again have the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds from PSECU. To qualify for one of six scholarships awarded for up to $8,000 (up to $2,000 per year, up to four years), the student must be a PSECU member by Monday, December 31, 2018. Students interested in joining PSECU must be eligible for membership. Joint owners are not automatically PSECU members. There are many ways for students to quality for membership. Members can access the application at psecu.com/scholarships. Paper applications will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted by 12 p.m. (noon ET) on February 28, 2019 - no exceptions. As a not-for-profit credit union, we were founded on the belief that everyone deserves opportunities for a better life. We also believe that knowledge increases your earning potential and gives you the power to make the most out of your money. That’s the reason we created our scholarship program.  Apply at psecu.com/scholarships.

NATIONAL SOCIETY SAR KNIGHT ESSAY CONTEST
The Valley Forge Chapter SAR is sponsoring locally the National Society SAR Knight Essay Contest. Entrants must submit an original 800 to 1200 word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the uS Constitution. Essays are due prior to December 31, 2018. More contest information can be found here.

WACE
WACE is pleased to announce and sponsor its 17th annual National Co-Ope scholarship program. WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college co-op education at one of their Partner institutions.  applications can be found at http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html and are due February 15, 2019. 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship sponsored by the Elks National Foundation 
This organization will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018-19 competition. Awards range from $1,000 to $12,500 per year. Requirements include: current high school senior who is a citizen of the US on the date their applications are signed; need not be related to a member of the Elks; male and female students compete separately. Applications must be downloaded at www.elks.org ​and are due November 15, 2018.

Raise.me  a new way to earn money for college. With Raise.me any student can earn money for college starting in 9th grade based on their achievements in school and life. Raise.me partners with colleges and universities to offer microscholarships.
PA American Legion Scholarships- 6 scholarship opportunities.

StudentScholarships.org- 10 scholarship programs available for PA students. www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs
Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINE AND OTHER SITES
http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com
http://www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
http://www.chegg.com
http://www.finaid.org
http://www.colleges.niche.com
http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.meritaid.com
http://www.scholarships.com
http://www.scholarship-page.com
http://www.studentsscholarships.org 
http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships