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Miscellaneous Scholarships

Pittsburgh Penguins Scholarship Applications Now Available

Since 1992, the Penguins have awarded over $94,500 in higher education scholarships to deserving Pittsburgh area high school seniors through the "Continuing Education" and "Bob Johnson Memorial" scholarships.

Applications for this year's awards are now available online at  Students must have a grade-point average of 3.2 or better to qualify for a Penguins scholarship and must possess a commitment to academic achievement, community service and participation in school activities as well as other leadership skills as outlined on each award's application.

Applications for the Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association Scholarship are also being accepted at this time.

For more information or to download the application packets, please click here

Campus RN Scholarship Program: Apply here.

CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.

The Community Foundation of Fayette County

The Community Foundation of Fayette County offers a variety of educational awards ranging from $100 to $1500. These awards are available to graduating high school seniors and to students already enrolled in a college, university, or business school. Awards cover a wide range of designations and interests, but applicants must be Fayette County residents to apply.

To be considered for an educational award, applicants must submit the Community Foundation's standardized Scholarship Application Form, along with the following:

  • a copy of SAT or ACT scores
  • a transcript stating cumulative GPA
  • the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students may apply anytime between January 1 and April 1, but applications must be post-marked by April 1, to be considered. Selection is based on a variety of factors including academic promise and financial need. However, some scholarships do not require financial need as part of their criteria. Please visit, CFFC website at, or call 724.437.8600 for more information as well as a listing of scholarship/educational awards available.

The Addison H. Gibson Foundation

The Addison H. Gibson Foundation offers low-interest educational loans to residents of western Pennsylvania.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a baccalaureate (BS/BA) or graduate degree program.
  • Have completed at least one full-time year of studies in your current degree program within the past four months.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need, and existing debt must fall within established foundation parameters.

For more information, visit the Addison H. Gibson Foundation website at

To apply, e-mail Lynn Dunbar at or call 412-261-1611 to verify eligibility and schedule an interview. 

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman. His career included 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. For more information, visit

Sports Scholarships and Internships

Search for a variety of different athletic scholarship opportunities. Deadlines vary. For more information, visit

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

Competition for the scholarship is open to any black student who is currently attending an accredited four-year university.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in journalism (print, radio, online or television).
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

For more information about scholarships, contact program associate Erinn Joyner at 301-445-7100, ext. 108 or

The Smart Students' Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships

For general information on applying for scholarships, visit

Multiple Lists of Minority Scholarships

Knowing the "rules of play" gives you a tremendous advantage in regard to the ABCs of winning scholarships. Note that Black Excel is linked to more than 900 websites! To get started, visit

Guaranteed Scholarships

By guaranteed scholarships, we mean those that are unlimited in number and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships. Remember that in many cases, the scholarships are mutually exclusive. You will generally receive the largest scholarship or grant for which you qualify. Visit for more information.

International Students Scholarships and Aid Help

IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid and college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

College Board Scholarship Search

Search for scholarships, internships, grants and loans that match your education level, talents and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid! Visit for more details.

College Net's Scholarship Database

The Mach25 database contains more than 600,000 awards totaling more than $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships. Want to see awards related to "soccer," for example? Enter your keyword, press search and - whammo, you've found 'em! Visit to get started!

HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships

About one-third of those who seek scholarships from SIT Study Abroad receive financial assistance to participate in our programs. Awards generally range from $500 to $4,000. Awards are made on consideration of both merit and need. In addition, we use our scholarship funds to ensure that a diverse group of students can participate from all regions in the U.S. - and abroad - and from a variety of colleges and universities. Deadlines vary. Visit for more information.

Scholarships for Minorities: Created by Black Excel

More than 1,000 scholarships are available! Click here for more information.

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

Visit for links to various scholarships for undergraduate students.


This scholarship provides educational assistance for college junior, senior or postgraduate students majoring in the fields of agriculture or earth and mineral science at an accredited four-year college or university located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as approved by the foundation's board of directors. Preference will be given to residents of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Lawrence counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be a college junior, senior or postgraduate student from Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Lawrence counties.
  • Be enrolled at a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania college or university either full or part time with a declared major in the field of agriculture or earth and mineral science.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA.

You may apply online at

Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to Army soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need.  AER's education program is a secondary mission to help Army families with the costs of education. 

AER offers the following three scholarships:

  • Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program
  • Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program
  • Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children

For applications and more information about AER scholarships, visit


Students pursuing graduate degrees in social work or mental health are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000 per year from Central Scholarship Bureau.

The Stulman Endowed Scholars Program provides scholarships to bilingual students pursuing graduate degrees in social work or mental health, who are willing to agree to one year of service in Maryland as a bilingual specialist in mental health or social work for each year the scholarship is awarded. Strong preference will be given to Spanish speakers. The Babette H. Dalsheimer Scholarship Fund is available to all outstanding students working toward graduate social work degrees, and requires that students agree to work as a social worker in Maryland for one year for each year the scholarship is awarded.

To apply, students must complete our online scholarship application, which will be available until May 1. The Stulman Scholars Program has an early application deadline of March 1. Students who complete the application prior to this deadline will be given preference when selecting recipients.

Completing this application means that students will be considered for the social work scholarships, as well as any of our other scholarships for which they may be eligible. Once the application is complete, students will receive instructions for submission of supporting documents, which are due to be postmarked by May 15.

We also offer an interest-free loan program, and students will be given the opportunity to opt-in to be considered for loan awards upon completing of the online application.

Interviews of potential scholarship recipients begin in June, and awards are announced in mid to late July. 

Questions? E-mail We look forward to receiving applications from outstanding future social workers!


The Fayette County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is offering two $500 Scholarships to non-traditional students  who are Fayette Couny residents, and of African-American, Hispanic, Latino, First Nation or Asian ancestry. Interested applicants must complete the application below and submit back to the Fayette County N.A.A.C.P Education/Scholarship Committee by April 16, 2012. For all requirements for this scholarship please click the link below or contact Mrs. Gwendolyn O. Ridgely at 724-430-4603 or 724-437-9737.

Dr. F.L. Vaughn Memorial Scholarship Requirements and Application 


Altrusa Club of Harrisburg is offering a MINIMUM Scholarship of $500 for the 2012-2013 School year. Interested Applicants who will be enrolled in a post-secondary institution  for the 2012-2013; demonstrate  strong academic performance; financial need; dedication to community involvement and service; and be a residence of either Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry or York Counties. Interested Applicants must complete and return the scholarship application postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 29, 2012. If you are a scholarship finalist the Altrusa Club will require you to attend a face to face interview in the Camp Hill/Harrisburg Area mid-April.  If you have any additional questions you can contact Deborah Flage at 717-856-8156.

Altrusa International, Inc of Harrisburg Scholarship Application


MassMutual will offer 30 $5,000 scholarships to high achieving students across the country.  elegible students of all majors and undergraduate students pursuing a career in financial services.  Students must have their applications submitted by May 4, 2012.  For additional information click on the link below.

MassMutal Scholarship Program information


PASR will be awarding a $500 scholarship to college student who is pursuing a career in elementary or secondary education.  Student must be a graduate of Bradford Sullivan County Public High School, a junior in college majoring in elementary or secondary education and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Application deadline is April 15, 2012.  Interested applicants must complete the application in the link below.

The PASR Scholarship


The Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer a scholarship to hispanic/latino or hispanic/latino descent.  Elegible students must be accepted into a college or university, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a resident of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland, or Washington county.  Application deadline is May 30, 2012.  Interested applicants must complete the application in the link below:

The Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Citizens Bank TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering.  A total of $50,000 will be given to 40 very deserving students.

The Trufit Good Citizen Scholarship

Cable TV Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of their essay contest.  Go to for details.

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc (PACD) College Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation District's Auxillary is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Pennsylvania college student majoring in an agriculture or environmental field.

To qualify you must...

  • Be a Pennsylvania Resident
  • Attend a Pennsylvania college or university
  • Major in Agriculture, Environment, or Conservation
  • Be a junior or senior in a four year degree or second year in an associate's degree
  • Apply by June 15, 2012

You can download the application at

Stay Fit In College Scholarship

 The Stay Fit In College Scholarship offers a $700 Scholarship to any student that attends a university, community college, or technical/trade school.

USDish Scholarship

The USDish Scholarship offers a $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of the "How Reality TV has changed the Entertainment Industry" contest.

Central Scholarship

The Central Scholarship offers money for college to Jewish high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information, click here.

Cheap Auto Insurance Scholarship

The Cheap Auto Insurance Scholarship offers a $500 Scholarship to the student that submits the best video about Insurance driving habits, good or bad.

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Scholarship offers a $500 Scholarship to a high school senior or post secondary student athlete.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship offers a $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of their essay contest.

College Improvement Cash Scholarship

The College Improvement Cash Scholarship offers a $2,500 Scholarship to any grad or undergrad student.

B. Davis Scholarship

Apply for the $1,000 B Davis Scholarship by May 27, 2013.

AES Engineers Scholarship

The AES Engineers Scholarship offers a $500 Scholarship to the person with the best character (based on an essay submitted by the applicant).  Deadline is October 6, 2014.

Citizens & Northern Bank Scholarship

The C & N Scholarship offers a $5,000 - $35,000 Scholarship to qualified female students.  Deadline is March 31, 2013.

Home Security Scholarship

The Home Security Scholarship offers a $1,000 Scholarship, awarded twice a year,  to all enrolled students and incoming freshmen.

Silver Cross Scholarship

The Silver Cross Scholarship offers two $3,000 Scholarship, ro physically challenged students.

DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship

The DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship gives out 3 separate $500 scholarships.  Application deadline is May 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Business and Professional Women's Scholarship

The BPW Scholarship helps those who have financial need and are trying to advance their careers or re-enter the job market.  BPW Application Form

Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Scholarship

The PASFAA Scholarship awards at least $500 to certain Pennsylvania residents.  PASFAA Application Form

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

The Peter Pasula Scholarship awards $500 to a student enrolled in at least a 2 year program in the Fall of 2014.   Deadline: April 1, 2014   Peter Pasula Application Form

Your Favorite Car Scholarship

The Favorite Car Scholarship awards $500 to a student enrolled in at least a 2 year program in the Fall of 2014.   Deadline: April 30, 2014  Favorite Car Application Form

MCO Scholarship

The MCO Scholarship awards $500 to a full time student.   Deadline: May 15, 2014

Find a Law Scholarship

The Law Scholarship awards $500 to a full time student who is a U. S. citizen.   Deadline: May 15, 2014  Law Scholarship Application Form

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship

The Maple Leaf Scholarship awards $500 to an undergraduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who has done 100 hours of volunteer work over the last two calendar years.   Deadline: May 30, 2014  Maple Leaf Scholarship Application Form

LM Scholarship

The LM Scholarship awards $500 to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.   Deadline: May 31, 2014  LM Scholarship Application Form

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

The Odenza Vacations Scholarship awards $500 to a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and is 17 to 24 years old.   Deadline: June 1, 2014  Odenza Scholarship Application Form

Got a Spine Scholarship

The Got a Spine Scholarship awards $500 to a full time student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.   Deadline: June 2, 2014  Got a Spine Scholarship Application Form

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

The Global Lift Equipment Scholarship awards $500 to a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.   Deadline: June 15, 2014  Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Application Form

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

The Lift Parts Express Scholarship awards $500 to a student enrolled by the Fall of 2014.   Deadline: June 30, 2014  Lift Parts Express Scholarship Application Form

CORE Philly Rise Scholarship

The CORE Philly Rise Scholarship awards up to  $2,000.