Pennsylvania Scholarships

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First 10 Pennsylvania scholarships:
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
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 20 (Registration Closes)
11th and 12th graders from all over the United States. Teams must be comprised of three to five students and one teacher-coach and a maximum of two teams per high school may register.
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
Big 33 Scholarship
 
Amount:
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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.
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
Student Design Contest
 
Amount:
$500, real-life engineered renderings by Studio B Designs, and a showcase page on Brasco.com.
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 31
Choose from these 4 shelter types and submit a drawing for one or all: Bike Shelter, Bus Stop / Transit Shelter, Parklet Shelter, and Retail Merchandising Unit. Submissions may be a hybrid design of more than one category, but you may not submit more than 4 total drawings. Suggested materials include, but are not limited to: aluminum, acrylic, polycarbonate, plastic, HDPE, and tempered glass. Below are the main criteria that each design will be judged on. 1. Originality (30 PTS) Be creative! Get inspired by local culture, environment, social causes, or just showcase your personal design style. 2. Functionality (40 PTS) Does it accomplish protection, comfort, safety & overall purpose? 3. Engineering Application (20 PTS) Can this design be engineered and built? Designs should be conceptual, but awareness of structural construction should be evident. 4. Accessories (10 PTS) Consider incorporating accessories for both function and fun (signage, seating, lighting, heating, cooling, interactions, power source, ... accessories are endless!).
Contact:
Brasco International, Inc. 32400 Industrial Drive Madison Heights, MI 48071 Phone: 313-393-0393 Contact Person: Jennifer Evans E-mail: jevans@brasco.com Website: www.brasco.com
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
Miss Black Pennsylvania USA Pageant
 
Amount:
Miss Black Pennsylvania USA Talented Teen
Awards:
1
Deadline:
April 01
Applicant must be 14-27 years of age, born a female, no children and enrolled in a high school in Pennsylvania.
Contact:
Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 12138 Central Avenue Suite 343 Mitchellville, PA 20721 Contact Person: Angel Mills, Executive Director E-mail: missblackpennsylvaniausa@gmail.com Phone: 586-744-5433 Url: www.missblackpennsylvaniausa.org/
Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 15
The Latino Leadership Alliance of the Leigh Valley provides scholarships to students of a Hispanic heritage who live in Northampton or Lehigh County. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need, participation in extracurricular activites, and show future potential based on academics.
Contact:
Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley P. O. Box 572 Allentown, PA 18105 Website: www.llalv.org