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American Legion "Kathy Trust Scholarship"

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 274, Gouldsboro, PA, is offering a $500 scholarship to a female applicant in memory of past president, Kathy Trust.

Award: $500

Architectural Heritage Association Student Scholarship

This scholarship will assist 2 students per year in their pursuit of architectural studies at Marywood University. AHA hopes to encourage and foster interest in the historic built environment of Scranton, PA. Applicants are invited to express the city of Scranton through their creativity via artistic media.

Award: $1000

Career One Stop Scholarship Finder

Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities.

Award: Varies

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships for study in Italy.

Award: $1250 per year

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

"The purpose of the Fund is to provide education assistance for postsecondary study to financially needy dependents of those people killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and during the rescue activities relating to those attacks."

Good Citizen Scholarship

This scholarship is reserved for undergraduate students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to community service, and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities.

Award: $2,500

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Complete and up-to-date information on over 300 scholarships for Latino students attending or applying for admission to community colleges, undergraduate colleges and universities and graduate schools across the United States.

Award: Varies

Horatio Alger Scholarship

This scholarship is available to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.

James F. Swift Scholarship Program

The Scranton Area Foundation has established the James F. Swift Scholarship to assist students from Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania high schools, who plan to continue their education in a college or university program.

Award: $4,000

McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship 2018-2019

Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship is awarded annually to students pursuing education at one of the regional academic institutions to which Monsignor devoted his time and service. The Msgr. McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship Committee encourages students to live and practice their chosen profession within Northeastern Pennsylvania so as to make a lasting contribution for the improvement of their home community in much the same spirit as Monsignor McGowan. This is an undergraduate scholarship.

Award: 1,500

National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania

The NFB of PA award scholarships to high school seniors and and college students who plan to attend college during the next academic year.

Award: $3,000 - $12,000

National Institutes Of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award: up to $20,000

The Charlotte Newcombe Foundation

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is an independent foundation that began in 1979 as the result of a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Newcombe, a Philadelphia philanthropist. The Foundation continues Mrs. Newcombe's support of students as they pursue degrees in higher education by maintaining scholarship and fellowship programs that are in keeping with her lifelong interests.

Award: Varies per student

The McLean Scholarship for Nursing and Physician Assistant Majors

The McLean Scholarship for Nursing or Physician Assistant Majors is provided through the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). The McLean Contributionship established a generous endowment in 1998 to help full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in a Nursing or Physician’s Assistant program.

Award: $3,500

The Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust

Applications accepted from graduating high school seniors.

Award: Varies per student

Tuition Funding Sources (TFS)

Private website that provides free access to one of the largest scholarship databases, including information on financial aid programs and career assessment tools.

Award: Varies per scholarship


An Italian American service organization engaged in numerous charitable works including higher education. Scholarships continue to be the primary focus, as roughly one-third of all monies raised goes to deserving students from chapter locations throughout the chain.

Award: Varies per scholarship

UPS Scholarship

All AICUP member institutions are eligible to select up to two UPS scholarship recipients. UPS scholarships are to be awarded to first-generation, low-income, or minority students.

Award: $2,750