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Greathouse, Frank L. Government Accounting Scholarship Sponsored by GFOA01/06 Click HereUD,GRJR, SR, GRNot ListedAccountingFull time student pursuing a career in state or local government finance. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association01/15 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedNursingNot Listed
New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program01/24 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.20Communications fieldU.S. citizen, resident of NY, NJ, CT, PA
Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania 01/31 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00NursingPA resident
IMA Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship Program01/31/2020 Click HereUD, GRFR, SO, JR, SRNot listed
NCAA Division II Degree Completion Program02/01 Click HereUDSR2.50AllStudent athlete who has exhausted athletic eligibility, not participating in another sport
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Alpha Iota State Scholarship02/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedEducationFemale, Delta Kappa Gamma member
Hispanic College Fund02/15 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllHispanic
Rankin, Jeannette Foundation Scholarship Program02/29 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllFemale, age 35 or older, low income
Madison, James Memorial Fellowship Foundation03/01 Click HereGRGRNot ListedAmerican History, Political ScienceThe James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
McGrath, Margaret A. Charitable Foundation03/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00Elementary EducationResident of Sweden or Hamlin, NY
National Italian American Foundation Scholarship03/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.50All •Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.
Ursano, James MG Scholarship Fund03/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllDependent of a soldier on federal active duty.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation03/03 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.00Allchildren of current or former United States Marines
American Council of Engineers Companies (ACEC) Member Organization03/06 Click HereUD,GRJR, SR, GRNot ListedEngineeringNot Listed
Cooke, Jack Kent Graduate Scholarship03/15 Click HereGRGR3.50All1st year in graduate program. Must be nominated by faculty representative, Dr. Diz
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship03/18 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.50AllDisadvantaged background
Air Force Sergeants Association03/31 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAlldependent child of the Total Air Force
Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship03/31 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
Urquhart Memorial Foundation03/31 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllAfrican-American
PHN Charitable Foundation03/31/2021 Click HereHigh School,UD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRHealthcare
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.
Women's Overseas Service League04/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.50AllCommitted to advancement in military or other public service careers
National Society of Accountants Scholarship Program04/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00AccountingNot Listed
Loomis, Harry04/02 Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot ListedBusinessResident of Erie County; Business major; accepted at any institution of higher education. Application required. Full-time and part-time students are eligible.
ASCO Engineering Scholarships04/10 Click HereUD,GRJR, SR, GR3.20EngineeringFull time, U.S. citizen, engineering students who are pursuing careers in instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical or automation disciplines.
Gillespie, H.G. Foundation Scholarship04/15 Click HereUDJRNot ListedAllGeneral McLane graduate
Gilman, Benjaman A.04/15 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllStudy abroad, Pell Grant eligible students
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.
Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Studies Sponsored by Kappa Gamma Pi04/20 Click HereGRSR, GRNot ListedAllcurrent Kappa Gamma Pi Membership required
Guelcher, Walter and Florence (ECF)04/29 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00EngineeringGraduate of an Erie County High School
National AMBUCS05/05 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedPhysical Therapy, Occupational TherapyNot Listed
Hartford Technology Rental Co IT Scholarship05/15 Click HereUDJR, SR3.0Information Technology
American Council of Engineering Co. of PA05/2 Click HereUDSO, JRNot ListedEngineering or Environmental SciencePA resident and US Citizen; attend a PA college
Davis, B Scholarship05/22 Click HereHigh School JR, High School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllall students
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 05/22 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.5AllFull time student; exhibits leadership ability and participates in community service activities. Preference will be given to students living in or attending school in a Congressional Black Caucus member district.See website for all application materials.
Nelson, Hugh, M Memorial Engineering Scholarship 05/23 Click HereUDSO, JRNot ListedEngineering•Applicants must be 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.
Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants06/01 Click HereUDJR, SR, GR3.00AccountingNot Listed
Smith, Beverly J. Memorial Sponsored by AAUW06/01 Click HereUDJR3.40AllFemale resident of Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry Counties
DeDad Scholarship Sponsored by Erie Chapter of Credit Unions06/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllBetween the ages of 17 and 24, participating credit union members
Christophers Video Contest06/01 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllFive minute or less short film interpreting the theme: One Person Can Make a Difference
Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants06/12 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllBetween the ages of 16 and 30
BigSun Scholarship06/20 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllAll student athletes
Tylenol Scholarship06/27 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedHealth SciencesNot Listed
National Health Service Corps07/01 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedPre-Med, Pre-Dent, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistantswork requirement
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship08/15 Click HereUD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.0AllIf you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story. Applicants must submit a typed essay (500–800 words)detailing your personal experiences with cancer. Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, or in a graduate degree program.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Sponsored by Ayn Rand Institute09/15 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllNot Listed
AFL-CIO Northwestern PA1/1 Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SR,FRNAAny Full-time student; union member or dependent child of a union member. Submission of essay required along with application.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION EMPOWERED TO SERVE SCHOLARS1/31/2020 Click HereFR, SO, JRNot listed
Minorities in Government Finance Sponsored by GFOA1/6 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.
AES Engineering Scholarship10/06 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.
Harvey Fellows11/01 Click HereGRGRNot ListedAllChristians engaging in graduate study at premier universities
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships11/01 Click HereGRGRNot ListedAllPursuing a career in teaching and research at the college level
National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships11/01 Click HereGRGRNot ListedPhysical Science, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Science, EngineeringNot Listed
Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowships11/15 Click HereGRGRNot ListedAllPh.D. or Sc.D candidate pursuing a career in teaching and research at the college level and are members of one or more of the following groups: Alaska Native, Black/African American, Mexican American, Native American Indian, Native Pacific Islanders, Pue
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships11/15 Click HereGRGRNot ListedAllIndividuals with a Ph.D. or Sc.D pursuing a career in teaching and research at the college level.
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
Cooke, Jack Kent Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships11/7 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAll1st year transfer from a community college.
Wiesel, Elie Prize in Ethics12/01 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAll3,000-4,000 word essay
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 ListedAllEssay contest for students
Hearst, William Randolph Endowed Fellowship12/15 Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllMinority, internship requirement
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
Gates Millennium Scholars - GradRevolving Click HereGRGRNot ListedMathematics, Science, Engineering, Education, Library ScienceMinority: 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
AmeriCorps Segal Education AwardRevolving Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllComplete service hours within 9-12 months
International Study Abroad ResourcesRevolving Click HereUG,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllStudy Abroad
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
Future Entrepreneurs of AmericaRevolving Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR3.0BusinessIn 500 to 1,000 words (No more, no less) answer AT LEAST two of these three questions: 1.In your opinion, what is it that makes someone an entrepreneur? 2.In your opinion, what major characteristics do successful entrepreneurs exhibit, and why these characteristics? 3.Describe your entrepreneurial experiences and why you would make a great future entrepreneur or business leader.
Harris Injury ScholarshipRevolving 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.
GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship2/17 Click HereHigh School SRFRAllHigh school seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Yearly $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
Create-A-Greeting-Card3/2 Click HereUD, GRFR, 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.
Erie AAUW SCHOLARSHIP For ADULT STUDENTS3/27/2020 Gannon Financial Aid Office SO, JR, SR3.0Baccalaurate DegreeErie County resident, female age 24 or over completed at least 24 credits working toward first undergraduate degree have a QPA of at least 3.0 have not previously received an AAUW adult scholarship award
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.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship3/31 Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllBlind or visually impaired
Udall, Morris K. Scholarship3/5 Click HereUDSO, JRNot ListedEnvironmental ScienceNot Listed
Campbell, Michelle Nursing Scholarship4/01 Click HereUDSO, JR, SR2.75NursingTO QUALIFY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST BE A GRADUATE OF ST. MARYS AREA, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC, JOHNSONBURG AREA, OR RIDGWAY AREA HIGH SCHOOLS AND ENROLLED AS A SECOND YEAR STUDENT OR HIGHER IN AN ACCREDITED NURSING PROGRAM AT A POST SECONDARY LEARNING INSTITUTE. A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.75 IS REQUIRED.
iModules Scholarship4/01 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.0AllFull time student attending an iModules client school (Gannon University students qualify). Application and two essay questions submitted online.
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.
ECHHO - Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward4/1 Click HereHigh School Sr, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot ListedAllHispanic, Ohio resident
McNamara, Ellen Elizabeth Memorial Scholarship4/15 Gannon Financial Aid Office UDSO, JR, SRNot ListedAllFemale attending Gannon University. Financial need. Outstanding academically, in character, in faith and in personality.
NW PA AFL-CIO4/23 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot listedAllMember or dependent of NWPA ALF affiliated unions. Application and essay required.
Gerner, Edward Scholarship Program4/27 Click HereUD, GRSO, JR, SR, GR3.0Healthcare Information ManagementPursuing a career related to the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
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.
GreenPal Scholarship4/30 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO3.0Business, Economics, FinanceGreenPal's scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Submit a 500-1000 word essay.
Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship5/1 Click HereUD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR2.5Business, Entrepreneurship•Majoring in business, entrepreneurship, or small business management •Currently operating a side business while in college •Involvement in a family business •Being involved in an activity that will support their business/career goals of entrepreneurship. For example: if you wish to open a dance studio, and you’re majoring in dance, but you teach dance on the side to a few kids, or if you’re an active member of an entrepreneur club or organization at your school.
PASFAA Scholarship5/1 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.
PASCD Tuition Scholarships5/31 Click HereUDSO, JR, SRNot ListedEducation PA residents; full time student in a PA school. Also available for Teacher Certification.
Petkey Scholarship7/22 Click HereUD, GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.0AllApplicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States Submissions must be sent by July 22nd. Winner will be notified August 26th. Must be (or planning on being) a full-time student at an accredited institute of higher education. You must provide an official statement verifying your enrollment. This can be done through your school’s registrar.
National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania8/15 Click HereHigh School SR, UDFR, SO, JR, SRNot ListedAllBlind or visually impaired resident of 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 commercial Female 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. Contact: mchrisman0312@yahoo.com
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education GrantRevolving Click HereUDJR, SRNot 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. Contact: mchrisman0312@yahoo.com
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.
Families of Freedom Scholarship FundRevolving Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot 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.
P.E.O. Foundation Chapter X, ErieRevolving Gannon Financial Aid Office High School SR, UD FR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllContact: mchrisman0312@yahoo.com Women seeking to improve their lives through higher education. Must be an Erie county, PA resident.
American Association of Colleges of NursingRevolving Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.25Nursingcurrent member of the AACN
National Society of Professional Engineers Revolving Click HereUDSO, JR, SRNot ListedEngineeringMust have completed a minimum of two semesters of undergraduate engineering studies. Students who are children, dependents, or relatives of NSPE members are given preference in the scholarship selection process
PA Chafee Education and Training Grant ProgramRevolving Click HereUDFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAllWas a youth in foster care or adopted from foster care
Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)Revolving Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedPre-Dental, Pre-Medical, NursingNavy Medical Corps
Bolden, Frank E. ScholarshipVaries Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedEarly Childhood Education, Special EducationResident of 18 counties in Western Pennsylvania
Cameron, Stuart and McCloud, Margaret Memorial Education Fund Sponsored by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)Varies Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GRNot ListedAccounting, Finance IMA Student member
Institute of Manangement Accountants (IMA) National Scholarship ProgramVaries Click HereUD,GRFR, SO, JR, SR, GR3.00Accounting or FinancePursuing careers in management accounting, financial management or information, minimum 3.0 GPA
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.
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 196 scholarships funds to local Chautauqua county students. Information regarding multiple scholarships can be found on the provided link.