Pennsylvania Scholarships

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First 10 Pennsylvania scholarships:
Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Nursing Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 16
Open to individuals entering nursing or currently enrolled in NLN-accredited programs granting associate or bachelors degrees and who reside in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties.
Contact:
The Philadelphia Foundation Attn: Bryn Mawr Nursing Scholarship 1234 Market Street, Suite 1800 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 215-563-6417 Ext. 119 Fax: 215-563-6882 E-mail: mmarkovcy@philafound.org Website: www.philafound.org
The Unmet Need Grant Program
 
Amount:
$1000-$3500
Awards:
Varies ($750,000 in available funds for 2014)
Deadline:
May 31
Must be a United States citizen, Must be a resident of one of the following counties for one year prior to entering a school or college: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland Pennsylvania. Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined, Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll, or a student already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited postsecondary institution. Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than $5000.
Contact:
Student Services Department The Warner Centre 332 Fifth Avenue, First Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Telephone: 412-566-2760 Email: atyler@needld.org Webpage: www.needld.org
Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be enrolled in a regional college, university, technical or vocational program for a minimum of 6 credit hours. Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA (high school seniors), 3.0 GPA (college students) or 2,925 points on GED. Complete FAFSA by March 15.
Contact:
Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania P. O. Box 1853 Harrisburg, PA 17105 www.estamosunidospa.org
Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 15
Financial aid for tuition and other educational expenses are available for veterans and their family members who are attending an institution of higher learning within the borders of the State of Maryland. You must be: The son or daughter of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died, or is 100 percent disabled as a direct result of military service A veteran who suffers, as a direct result of military service, a disability of 25 percent or greater and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans' educational benefits The son, daughter or surviving spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania A POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son or daughter A state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.
Contact:
FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: VAEDUCATIONBENEFITS@MHEC.STATE.MD.US MHEC Switchboard Operator ( 410-767-3301 or 800-974-0203 Fax: 410-332-0270 VA Contact: General Inquiries 1-888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) Monday Friday 7am 7pm
Being An American Essay Contest
 
Amount:
First place - $4,000 Second place - $2,000 Third place - $1,000 Honorable Mention - $500 (2 prizes)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 20
Essay contest. The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students (1) in Grades 9-12 attending public, private, religious, and charter schools but who are no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period (December 1), (2) enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program but who are no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period, or (3) attending a homeschool program who are no younger than 13 as of the beginning of the contest period and no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period.Students must attend school in one of the following states, territories, or district, regardless of their state of residence: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, 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, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, all U.S. Territories, and American Armed Forces Schools Abroad. All essays must be submitted by your teacher.
Contact:
The Bill of Rights Institute 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22203 Fax: 703.894.1791 Phone: (800) 838-7870 ext.10 E-mail: essaycontest@billofrightsinstitute.org Website: www.beinganamerican.org
Carolyn Matthews Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
1200
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Unspecified
Must be nominated by school guidance counselors from Twin Tiers. Must demonstrate community and school involvement, character and good academic record. One nominee per school. Nominees do not need to be at top of class but have made a difference in their community, school or family.
Contact:
Community Foundation of Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 307 B East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Tel: 607-734-6412 Fax: 607-734-7335 Contact: Nancy Van Fleet nvf@communityfund.org
Chemung Canal Trust Company Scholarship
 
Amount:
8000
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Unspecified
Demonstrate leadership and outstanding citizenship. Evidence of strong desire and motivation to go to college. CCTC Employees and immediate family members are eligible to apply. Demonstrate financial need. Students do not need to have the highest grades to apply. Must graduate in a community where a Chemung Canal Trust Company is located.
Contact:
Community Foundation of Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 307 B East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Tel: 607-734-6412 Fax: 607-734-7335 Contact: Nancy Van Fleet nvf@communityfund.org
George Douglas/LGPA Corning Classic Scholarship
 
Amount:
5500
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Unspecified
Open to high school seniors in the following counties: Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins, Allegany and Bradford-PA. Student must be a diligent, responsible and concerned citizen who demonstrates motivation and likehood of success to complete post-secondary education. Awarded for 4-year institutions. 2-year institutions will be considered if student is intent on transferring to a 4-year institution. Must have financial need.
Contact:
Community Foundation of Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 307 B East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Tel: 607-734-6412 Fax: 607-734-7335 Contact: Nancy Van Fleet nvf@communityfund.org
Josh Palmer Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
Unspecified
Open to residents of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga, PA Counties. Must demonstrate leadership qualities and be a solid citizen in the community. Students do not need to have the best grades in class but rather strives to be his or her best at all times. Experience overcoming an obstacle related to physical adversity.
Contact:
Community Foundation of Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 307 B East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Tel: 607-734-6412 Fax: 607-734-7335 Contact: Nancy Van Fleet nvf@communityfund.org
Bonner Scholar Scholarships
 
Amount:
$4500
Awards:
1600
Deadline:
Varies by College
Open to students actively involved in community service and/or social justice issues. Financial need.
Contact:
Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: 609-924-6663 Fax: 609-683-4626 E-mail: info@bonner.org Website: www.bonner.org