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Psychology Scholarships Click HereUD,GRFR,SO,JR,SR,GR.3.00PsychologyApplicants must be a member of the student chapter of American Psychological Association and belong to an ethnic minority group.
Frank L. Greathouse, Government Accounting Scholarship Sponsored by GFOA01/06 Click HereUD,GRJR, SR, GRNot ListedVaries with each scholarship opportunityFull time student pursuing a career in state or local government finance. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Alpha Iota State Scholarship02/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedEducationFemale, Delta Kappa Gamma member
Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association02/11 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedNursingScholarship recipients are determined based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care.
NCAA Division II Degree Completion Program02/15 Click HereUDSR2.50AllStudent athlete who has exhausted athletic eligibility, not participating in another sport
Rankin, Jeannette Foundation Scholarship Program02/26 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllFemale, age 35 or older, low income
Women's Overseas Service League03/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.50AllCommitted to advancement in military or other public service careers
Margaret A. McGrath Charitable Foundation03/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR3.00Elementary Education or BusinessResident of Sweden or Hamlin, NY with a minimum of 2 years of residency. Applicants should demonstrate strong moral character, clear sense of purpose, maturity and leadership ability as evidenced by recommendations.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation03/08 Click HereUGSRNot ListedAmerican History, Political ScienceU.S. Citizen Be a teacher or plan to become a teacher, of American History, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Posses a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31st of the year in which you are applying
Airmen Memorial Foundation03/31 Click HereHigh school SR,UDFR, SO, JR, SR, Not ListedAllUniformed Service Dependent Children (aged 23 and younger)
Housing Authority of The City of Erie-Louis J. Tullio Memorial Scholarship04/01 Housing Authority Office UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.00AllErie resident, reside in Section 8 Housing. Applications for the Tullio scholarship are available at any Housing Authority office or by calling 452-2425. The application process occurs in April of each year and scholarships are awarded in July.
Harry Loomis04/01 Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR2.5BusinessResident of Erie County; Business major; accepted at any institution of higher education. Application required. Full-time and part-time students are eligible.
Ursano, James MG Scholarship Fund04/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllDependent of a soldier on federal active duty.
Marketing EDGE Scholarship Awards04/15 Click HereUD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.0MarketingReside in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year institution. Show commitment to pursuing a career in marketing.
Benjaman A. Gilman04/15 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllStudy abroad, Pell Grant eligible students
Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Studies Sponsored by Kappa Gamma Pi04/20 Click HereGRSR, GRNot ListedAllMust be a current member of KAPPA GAMMA PI.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Sponsored by Ayn Rand Institute04/28 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllNot Listed
Walter and Florence Guelcher Scholarshop (ECF)04/29 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00EngineeringGraduate of an Erie County High School and requires an essay between 750 to 1000 words.
National AMBUCS05/01 Click HereUD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedPhysical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech- Langauge Pathology
Simple Nursing Scholarship05/15/2022 Click HereUDFR,SO,JR,SRNursing
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship05/19 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, 3.30AllU.S. Citizen Exceptional Financial Need Please see scholarship website for additional requirements.
American Council of Engineering Co. of PA05/2 Click HereUDSO, JRNot ListedEngineering or Environmental SciencePA resident and US Citizen; attend a PA college
B. Davis Scholarship05/21 Click HereHigh School JR, High School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAll
Hugh M. Nelson Memorial Engineering Scholarship of The Erie Community Foundation05/23 Click HereUDSO, JRNot ListedEngineering•Preference will be given to Erie County, PA residents who are currently sophomores or juniors enrolled in a BS Engineering Program at Gannon University. •The curriculum must be within ABET accredited engineering degree program leading to a B.S. in engineering. •Recipients are selected on academic standing, faculty recommendation, college activities, required applicant letter outlining their goals, and financial need.
Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants06/12/22 Click HereUDFR, SO, JRNot ListedAll500 to 1000 word essay is require
BigSun Scholarship06/19 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllAll student athletes are eligible Must submit a short essay ranging from 500 to 1,000 words answering the following questions: How did your participation in sports during high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Christophers Video Contest1/16 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllFive minute or less short film interpreting the theme: One Person Can Make a Difference
Wiesel, Elie Prize in Ethics1/18 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAll3,000-4,000 word essay
GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship1/6 Click HereHigh School SRFR3.0AllHigh school seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Must be a U.S.citizen, and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or University in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year.
Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants10/31 Click HereUDJR, SR, 3.00AccountingApplicants must be a PA resident, enrolled full-time at a PA college or university as an undergraduate and must have completed a minimum of 60 credits.
AES Engineering Scholarship10/8 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot ListedAllAwarded on basis of character as determined by evaluation of submitted essay. 500 to 1,000 word essay required.
Ballinger Scholarship for Equity11/19 Click HereNot listed
P.E.O. Scholar Award11/20 Click HereGRGRNot listedDoctoral levelFemale only. U.S. or Canadian citizen. Full time student. Substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. Must be within 2 years of degree completion. Contact: mchrisman0312@yahoo.com
DoD SMART Scholarship for Service Program12/1 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.0STEM DisciplinesBe a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the STEM disciplines. Recipients will receive: A full tuition scholarship while in school; an annual stipend; Summer research internships; A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility.
Sachs Marketing Group12/15 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SRnoneAllForm to be completed on web page. Please submit an essay (1,000 word minimum) and tell us about your educational goals and plans for after graduation. Tell us why you feel you deserve to win this scholarship and what it would mean to you if you won.
Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program12/15 Click HereUDFR,SO,JR,SRNot ListedAllRequires an essay with a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 2000 words. Refer to the website for more details regarding additional essay requirements.
Gates Millennium ScholarsRevolving Click HereUDFR 3.30AllMinority: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American. Are a citizen, or legal permanent resident of the US. Cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or earned a GED. Enrolling for the first time at a U
AmeriCorps Segal Education AwardRevolving Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllComplete service hours within 9-12 months
Yeager, Peter A. Memorial ScholarshipRevolving Click HereUDJR, SRNot ListedEnvironmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental EducationPreference given to graduates of Erie Cathedral Prep or a Crawford County high school
National Italian American Foundation Scholarship3/1 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR,3.50AllU.S. citizen or permanent resident alien Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF Have Italian American ancestry. To be considered Italian American, the student must have at least ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation3/1 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR2.00AllChild or step-child of one of the following: Active Duty, Reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman, Navy Chaplain or Religious Program Specialist who is or was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit
Hispanic College Fund3/15 Click HereHighschool SR, UD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.0AllMust be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizen, permanent legal residence. For high school students GPA requirement is 3.0 and for college and graduate students a 2.5 GPA is required. Enroll full-time in an accredited, public, or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school.
Udall, Morris K. Scholarship3/2 Click HereUDSO, JRNot ListedEnvironmental ScienceNot Listed
Create-A-Greeting-Card3/2 Click HereHigh School SR. UDFR, SO, JR, SRNAAll
Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council Scholarships3/23 Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SRFRNot listedAllGraduating high school senior. Must be union member or dependent child of union member. Application and essay required.
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3/30 Click HereUDFR,SO,JR,SRVariesNursingMultiple Nursing scholarship opportunities available please use the provided link for more details.
Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship3/30 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedNursingEntering, served, or immediate family member who is serving or has served in Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve Are not currently receiving funding by a component of the US Army (e.g. ROTC scholarship students and students receiving full GI Bill benefits)
Wettrick, Marian J. Charitable Foundation3/31 Email:
eileenb@cnbankpa.com
UD, GRSR, GRPreMedFemales who have gained admission to or are attending any Pennsylvania medical school, including osteopathic. Also internships at accredited medical teaching hospitals.
Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania 3/31 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00NursingApplicants must be a PA resident and submit two letters of recommendation.
Michelle Campbell Nursing Scholarship4/01 Click HereUDSO, JR, SR2.75NursingTo qualify for this scholarship, you must be a graduate of St. Mary's area, Elk County Catholic, Johnsonburg area, Ridgway area high schools and enrolled as a second year student or higher in an accredited nursing program at a post secondary learning institute.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship4/1 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllCandidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students from communities of color.
Veterans of the Vietnam War Jack Greer Memorial Post 524/1 Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNAAllU.S. Citizen, resident of Crawford County, PA. Essay and documentation required.
Erie AAUW Scholarship For Adult Students4/15 Gannon Financial Aid Office UDSO, JR, SR3.0Baccalaurate DegreeErie County female residents 24 or older, completed at least 24 credits. Are working toward first undergraduate degree, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have not previously received an AAUW adult scholarship award.
Healthline and Prevention Institute Scholarship4/22 Click HereUD, GRJR, SR, GRAll majorsYou will need to talk about the work you are doing related to health and climate change by sharing your extracurriculars, experiences, and an essay.
PASCD Tuition Scholarship4/30 Click HereUDSO, JR, SRNot ListedEducationApplicants must be a PA resident, a full-time student, and attend a PA school.
Rickert, Anna Memorial Scholarship4/30 Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SRFRNot ListedAllChild or step child of a member of the Mercer County Central Labor Council's Unions. Application and essay required.
Carpenters Local 81 Scholarship4/30 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR3.0All•Must be a child or grandchild of a member of Carpenters Local 81 •Must be graduating or have graduated from a High School in Erie, Crawford, Warren or Venango Counties in PA, Ashtabula County in Ohio, or Chautauqua County in New York; resident of one of these counties. •Must have an excellent attendance record, demonstrated commitment to community service and have a demonstrated need for financial support. •Essay required.
New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program4/8 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.20Communications fieldMust be U.S. citizen or permanent resident who lives in NY, NJ, CT or PA. Applicants must be full-time students.
PASFAA Scholarship5/15 Click HereUDSO, JR, SR3.0AllPennsylvania resident - Enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program in a post-secondary institution of higher education. Must have completed 30 credits or the hours equivalent from a post-secondary institution of higher education at the time of application.Preference will be given to applicants attending schools that are part of the PASFAA membership.
Hartford Technology Rental Co IT Scholarship5/15 , 12/15 Click HereUDJR, SR3.0Information TechnologyEssay required to apply for scholarship.
NW PA AFL-CIO5/6 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot listedAllAll award recipients must be a union member, dependent of a union member or grandchild of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated and in good standing with the NWPA ALF.
Lighted Pathways Scholarship6/15 Click HereUDSO, JR2.7 Not listedEnrolled in a four year Institution and African-American/Identify as African-American.
Tylenol Scholarship7/1 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedHealth SciencesNot Listed
Ark Behavioral Health Scholarship7/15 Click HereUD, GR, DRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR, DR2.50AllU.S. Citizen Enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution Must be at least 18 years old at time of entry
American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Harrisburg Branch7/15 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR2.9AllFour scholarships available to women from Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry County who are pursuing degrees at an accredited college our university in Pennslyvania.
Watermark Scholars7/15/2021 Click HereUD,FR, SO, JR, SR Not listedWatermark is offering women is STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 term
Florin Roebig9/1 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRAllMust submit an essay no longer than 1,200 words on the following topic: Using your personal experience as a student living through a pandemic, what long term impacts will social distancing have on the overall culture of college students? What positive and negative changes can students expect to see when it comes to social interactions on campuses in the future? If social distancing, mask wearing and online events becomes the campus culture, is that good or bad? And why?
The Greater Erie Alliance for EqualityJuly 15, 2021 Click HereNot listedApplicants must be residents of Erie County, Pennsylvania
Thermo Scientific Pierce ScholarshipRevolving Click HereUD, GRSO, JR, SR, GR3.0Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related life science fieldEnrolled in U.S. college or university for Fall semester
P.E.O. Educational Loan FundRevolving Click HereUD, GRJR, SR, GRNot ListedUndergrad, Grad, nurse training, non-collegiate commercialFemale only.Educational Loan Fund (ELF), established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. An applicant must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and be within two years of completing her course of study. U.S citizen or permanent legal resident of U.S.
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education GrantRevolving Click HereUD,GRJR, SR,GRNot listedAllFemale only. Need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing degree.
American Association of Colleges of NursingRevolving Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.25Nursingcurrent member of the AACN
The Pittsburgh FoundationRevolving Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllHS Senior includes scholarships for high school seniors for their first year of college. Some scholarships are renewable. Undergraduate includes scholarships for both 2- and 4-year educational institutions, including trade schools (vocational and technical), community colleges and universities. Graduate includes scholarships for advanced degrees including master’s, doctoral, law and medical degrees.
Gates Millennium Scholars - GradRevolving Click HereGRGRNot ListedSee website for program requirements Minority: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American. Are a citizen, or legal permanent resident of the US. Pursuing Graduate degree in specified majors
American Heart Association Empowered to Servce ScholarsTBD Click HereUDFR, SO, JR2.0Not listed
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation TBD Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.5All
Minorities in Government Finance Sponsored by GFOATBD Click HereUD,GRSO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedPublic Administration, Accounting, Finance, Political Science, Economics, Business AdministrationMinority pursuing a career in government or non-profit agencies currently full time or part time student.
Urquhart Memorial FoundationTBD Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllAfrican-American
Smith, Beverly J. Memorial Sponsored by AAUWTBD Click HereUDJR3.40AllFemale resident of Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry Counties
IJA Strategies Women in Technology ScholarshipTBD Click HereNot listedCurrent or incoming female undergraduate college student majoring in or planning to major in a technical field. Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college our university during the year(s)the scholarship will be awarded. Have not been an IJA scholarship recipient in the past.
DiscoverVaries Click HereHigh School SR, UD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRAll
Bridge Builders Community FoundationVaries Click HereNot listedThis scholarship opportunity is for Clarion, Forest, and Venango county regions.
Community Foundation of Fayette CountyVaries Click HereNot listed
Northern Chautauqua Community FoundationVaries Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRVariesAllThanks to generous donors in the region, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation administers over 200 scholarships funds to local Chautauqua county students. Information regarding multiple scholarship opportunities can be found on the provided link.
Erie Community Foundationvaries Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot ListedAllResidents of Erie county, Corry, North East and Union City. Home to 105 donor named scholarships, and each has its own eligibility and criteria requirements. Many scholarships target students graduating from specific high schools, some for specific areas of study and others for financial need. Each scholarship is unique according to its donor's wishes, and each offers the opportunity to earn a scholarship for your education.
Harris Injury ScholarshipVaries Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot ListedAllA scholarship for college students who have suffered a serious injury, and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. Requires an essay with a minimum of 500 words.
Families of Freedom Scholarship FundVaries Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, Not ListedAllDependent children or spouses of persons who were killed or are permanently disabled as a direct result of the terrorist attacks in the US on 9/11/01.
Frank E. Bolden ScholarshipVaries Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedEarly Childhood Education, Special EducationResident of 18 counties in Western Pennsylvania