Pennsylvania Scholarships

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First 10 Pennsylvania scholarships:
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
Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1,000-$2,000 (depending on location)
Awards:
60
Deadline:
May 31
-Eligibility Requirement Current High School Junior (class of 2016) -Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above -Current resident of the United States of America -Participant in individual or team sport sponsored by school or local club.
Contact:
Contact Person: Casey Miller 1001 N. Rengstorff Ave. Suite 100 Mountain View, CA 94043 E-mail: casey_miller@positivecoach.org Url: www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/
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
Disabled Students Pursuing a Career in Law New!
 
Amount:
$1,000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
August 01
Minimum GPA - 2.8 Proof of Disability. U.S. Citizen Must be enrolled in accredited college for fall 2015.
Contact:
Friedl Richardson 19840 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024 Phone: randy@friedlrichardson.com Url: www.friedlrichardson.com/scholarships/disabled-students-pursuing-a-career-in-law-scholarship/
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
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
ACT High School Poster Contest
 
Amount:
1st place: $5,000 and 25 posters of the ACT poster 2nd Place: $2,500 3rd Place: $1,000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
The ACT Poster Contest will not be offered during the 2014-15 school year.
11th and 12th graders high school students who are residents of Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Virginia or Pennsylvania who are applying for admission to a 2 or 4 year college in the U.S. Create a poster to be posted in high schools nationwide to announce the ACT test date information.
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:
$40,000 (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