Pennsylvania Scholarships

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First 10 Pennsylvania scholarships:
We the Students Scholarship
 
Amount:
First place - $4,000 Second place - $2,000 Third place - $1,000 Honorable Mention - $500 (2 prizes)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 13
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.billofrightsinstitute.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
Hanna Family Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $28,000 (paid over four years, must meet renewal requirements)
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Contact
In honor of Mary Jeanne Hanna, family members established the Mary Jeanne Hanna Scholarship. Each year, the committee, comprised of family members and community members, awards one $28,000 four-year scholarship. * Scholarships are awarded to a graduating senior from the Burgettstown Area High School in Pennsylvania. * Students must demonstrate extracurricular activities, community service and financial need.
Contact:
Burgettstown Area High School Guidance Department at 724.947.8110
The William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
Pursue a degree or studies in: Nursing. Have residence in: Allegheny County. Demonstrate financial need. Institution at which to use scholarship: an accredited school of nursing in Allegheny County. Preference will be given to minority students. Priority given to junior/senior level students in a four-year institution ad second year students in a two year program. Maintain a GPA of: 2.00
Contact:
Duquesne University School of Nursing: Kathy Mayle, Director, Center for Healthcare Diversity (mayle@duq.edu) Url: pittsburghfoundation.org/node/1739
Taylor Community Foundation (Allied Health Students)
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Applications are accepted from May 1st through the last business day in November.
Open to students majoring in an allied health profession and who reside in the Taylor Community Foundation service area.
Contact:
Taylor Community Foundation P. O. Box 227 Ridley Park, PA 19078 Phone: 610-461-6571 E-mail: info@taylorcommfdn.org
Larry Frankel Scholarship Fund for LGBT Students
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
1
Deadline:
TBA
The Larry Frankel Scholarship Fund will be used for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students to enable or assist them to obtain post-secondary education of any type (college, technical, art, vocational or other education training programs) for students who reside in the Greater Philadelphia area. Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Full or part-time students are eligible. Applicants must reside in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Larry Frankel Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 with a bequest from the late Thomas T. Adair and is named in honor of the ACLU of Pennsylvania's former executive director and legislative director, Larry Frankel.
Contact:
Contact us at frankelscholarship@aclupa.org. For information about how to support the LGBT rights work of the ACLU-PA, including the Frankel Scholarship Fund, contact Bruce Makous at 215-592-1513 x118.