Pennsylvania Scholarships

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First 10 Pennsylvania scholarships:
Roothbert Fund Scholarships
 
Amount:
$2000-$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. For more information, applicants should read with care the Founders Prologue in the History and Mission of the Fund. Location of Applicants: As a rule, The Roothbert Fund does not make Scholarship Grants EXCEPT to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following States of the United States and applicants planning to move to one of such States prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. Interview may be required for applicants. Transportation is NOT provided. If selected, applicant must attend at least a one weekend fellowship conference during the first year of award.
Contact:
The Roothbert Fund, Inc. 475 Riverside Drive Room 1830 New York, NY 10115 Phone: (212) 870-3116 E-mail: mail@roothbertfund.org
Bread and Roses Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men
 
Amount:
Up to $20,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 6
Applicants must be out gay men who reside in one of the following Philadelphia counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia) or Camden County, New Jersey and attending an accredited degree-granting college, university or professional school OR applicants from outside the area who will be attending an accredited degree-granting college, university or professional school in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties, Philadelphia or Camden County, New Jersey.
Contact:
Lax Scholarship Fund c/o Bread & Roses Community Fund 1500 Walnut Street Suite 1305 Philadelphia PA 19102 E-mail: lax@breadrosesfund.org Phone: 215-731-1107
Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 14
In memory of Italian ancestors who came to America to build better lives for themselves and their families and in hope that future generations of Italian Americans will honor those who came before them by upholding values of love of country, family and tireless work ethic. Students of Italian descent who are from a household where the total income does not exceed $25,000, demonstrates community service and has at least a 3.25 GPA. Student must be from the states of MD, PA, VT, RI, NY, NJ, DE, DL, ME, MA, NH or CT.
Contact:
Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Program 8 East 69th Street New York, NY 10021 Phone: 212-249-9923 URL: www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scollege.shtml
Big 33 Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 28
Current Pennsylvania High School Seniors enrolled in a public or accredited private school in Pennsylvania who have attained a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA on a 4.0 scale) for the previous two academic years (grades 10 and 11) planning to continue his/her education beyond high school in an accredited institution of higher education or technical school.
Moody's Mega Math Challenge
 
Amount:
Winners receive scholarships totaling $100,000.
Awards:
The top six prize winning teams receive scholarship awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, which are divided equally among team members and paid directly to the colleges or universities at which the winning students enroll. Honorable Mention winners receive team prizes of $1,000.
Deadline:
February 28
The Challenge is entirely Internet-based. Each high school may enter up to two teams of three to five junior and/or senior students. No exceptions will be made to allow underclassmen. Students choose which day they wish to work on Challenge weekend and have 14 hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. Teams can work from any location they choose and can use any free and publicly available resources, but they may not discuss any aspect of the problem with, or seek help from, their coach or anyone other than their teammates. High schools located in the following states are eligible to participate in M3 Challenge 2014: High schools located in the following states are eligible to participate in M3 Challenge 2014: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Contact:
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 3600 Market Street, 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688 USA Phone: 215.382.9800 Website: m3challenge.siam.org/
The Clarence James Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
1st Place-$2,500 2nd Place-$2,000 3rd Place-$500
Awards:
3
Deadline:
Mar 01
Applicants must be high school seniors. Must be African American, Hispanic, or Native American. Demonstrated leadership role in community organization or project. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Must be a United States citizen and resident of Western Pennsylvania.
Contact:
The Clarence James Memorial Scholarship Hightower Scholars, Inc. 2614 Anne Street Lower Burrell, PA 15068 Phone: 724-335-4027 E-mail: hscholars@yahoo.com Website: www.hscholars.org
The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
Funding to attend Clarion writing workshop
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 01
The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship enables writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start. It furthers Octavia's legacy by providing the same experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers of color. In addition to her stint as a student at the original Clarion Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in 1970, Octavia taught several times for Clarion West in Seattle, Washington, and Clarion in East Lansing, Michigan, giving generously of her time to a cause she believed in.
Hamilton Relay Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
16 (1 in each eligible state)
Deadline:
March 2
Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider. This includes California, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.
Contact:
Contact Hamilton Relay Customer Service: Voice/TTY: 800-618-4781 (toll-free) Fax: 402-694-5110 E-mail: info@hamiltonrelay.com Write: Hamilton Relay Corporate Office 1006 12th Street Aurora, NE 68818
Frances R. Hesselbein Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
Be an African American, Latina, Asian, or Native American female student deeply committed to working or volunteering in social series in the Lehigh Valley. Be a Lehigh Valley resident, and enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. Meet all requirements stated in the scholarship guidelines. Submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (the result of the financial aid application), or a copy of your federal tax return. Have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Be willing to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Have financial need as evidenced by your application for financial aid or tax return.
Contact:
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley 1110 American Parkway Northeast, Allentown, PA 18109 Phone: 610-758-8010 Fax: 610-867-7255 If you need help with the application or have questions, contact Renee Saleh at 610-395-0534 or by email at rlsaleh@ptd.net
Aces Foundation Fund
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 01
Must be a legal resident of Cumberland, Dauphin or Perry County, Pennsylvania. Must be a full-time student attending a post-secondary institution. Must exhibit academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must have commitment to community and demonstrated leadership qualities and participate in extracurricular activities, including employment and/or volunteering. Must submit personal essay 300 words maximum, typewritten, 12 pt. font, double spaced. Financial need. Plan to pursue a business related career such as: management, administration, finance, actuarial sciences, etc.. This can also include trade professions such as cosmetology or HVAC, with the intent to become business owner, or any other entrepreneurial enterprise. Scholarship awards must be used for qualified higher education expenses. This includes tuition, mandatory fees, required books and supplies, required equipment, room and board, and special needs services for special needs students.
Contact:
ACES Foundation Fund Scholarship Attn: Allison Moesta, Program Associate for Educational Enhancement 200 N. 3rd Street, 8th Floor PO Box 678 Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678 Website: www.acefoundation.org