• National Scholarships

    These are scholarships that you can find online and are open to applicants across the country.

    Scholarships can be found on search websites including:

    • Bigfuture.collegeboard.org
    • Fastweb.com
    • ScholarshipAmerica.org
    • Finaid.org
    • Peerlift.org
    • Collegegreenlight.com

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    Horatio Alger Association

    The Horatio Alger Association provides multiple scholarships to students’ whose families make under $55,000 a year and are planning to pursue college or technical school. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

    The Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program

    The Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program is a University of Pittsburgh scholarship and leadership development opportunity available to current Pennsylvania high school seniors who excel academically and plan on enrolling as Pitt freshmen in the Fall of 2020. The Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program will provide 5 incoming Pennsylvania freshmen with a full-tuition scholarship, paid internships, and leadership training. Applications and nominations can be submitted by going to the web link  www.nordenbergscholars@pitt.edu.


    QuestBridge runs a very competitive scholarship program for top students whose families make under $65,000 a year. There are full scholarships to academic summer programs as well as full-ride scholarships to America’s top colleges and universities. 

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    Large scholarships to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need. 

    Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships 

    FirstEnergy Corporation Scholarship

    FirstEnergy Power Systems Institute - receive a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology.  Tuition, books and lab fees paid by FirstEnergy for qualified students.  Program available at Pennsylvania Highland Community College and Porreco College of Edinboro University.  

    Penn State Millennium Scholars - Due Dec 6th [PSU Priority App Due Nov 1st]

    This is a full-ride (tuition, room & board) scholarship for top students planning to study science, engineering, or agriculture at Penn State University Park. The application process is quite extensive so if this interests your student it would be good to get an early start! 

    WTS Central PA Chapter - Women's Transportation Scholarship Scholarships for female students considering a transportation related career including: engineers, economists, scientists, computer/IT GIS Mappers, Construction, Public Relations, Wildlife Specialists, Architects, etc. Due Nov 12th. See attachment for details.

    American Legion Scholarships, Youth Programs, and Essay Contests 

    There are a number of different scholarship and program opportunities run by the PA American Legion. See the attached documents for more information or visit pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/.

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

    Scholarships for high school seniors who demonstrate Leadership, Drive, Integrity, and Citizenship. Apply at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships by January 4th.

    Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Scholarships

    The EAWCP with award ten scholarships to students who have epilepsy/seizure disorder. See attached documents for application instructions. Applications are due April 1st.


    See attachment for information about apprenticeship programs for future road builders and heat and frost insulators with various unions here in central PA.

    Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship​ 

    This scholarship through the Taco Bell Foundation is entirely based on a student-created video describing something that they are passionate about. 

    The Coolidge - A Scholarship for America

    A Full-Ride college scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Students must apply as JUNIORS and the application is due January 16th, 2020. Learn more: www.coolidgescholars.org.​

    Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship 

    $1,000 for students with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. Due April 1st.

    Mike Rowe Scholarship

    Work Ethic Scholarship Program: Scholarship for students pursuing post-secondary education in the skilled trades. 

    Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central 

    Scholarships for students planning to pursue post-secondary education at a certified automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school. 

    From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship

    This is a $5,000 scholarship for seniors who are aspiring K-12 teachers. Apply online by June 30th 

    Cameron Impact Scholarship 

    This is a merit-based full-tuition undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and greater society. Students must apply by May 22nd, 2020 of their Junior year for early application status or by September 11th, 2020 of their senior year for regular application status. However, only 3,000 applications will be received so it is important to apply early as the application may close before these deadlines. 

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship from Verizon (Due May 31st):

    Verizon is offering a $1,000 scholarship for seniors who are planning to attend college and have at least a 3.0 GPA. An essay or video is required.