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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) offers over 100 scholarships from a variety of scholarship funds.

In 2014, 415 students were awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships!

All scholarships have been established by generous local individuals, corporations or organizations to assist students with their educational pursuits.  Whether honoring loved ones or providing for specific communities, each scholarship expresses a deep belief in the power of education to help today’s youth achieve their dreams.

Scholarship Details

In 2012, we transitioned to an online application process. Links to the applications are available on this site, along with individual scholarship criteria for each scholarship opportunity. If you require a paper application, contact Allison Moesta, Program Officer for Educational Enhancement at Information on TFEC's scholarship opportunities is also available in local high school guidance offices. 

Deadlines vary for each scholarship, so be sure to check each one, but the majority of deadlines are in the spring of the year (February-April).

All applications are returned to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities office, unless otherwise specified for the individual scholarship. If you require a paper application, please mail the completed application and all supplemental materials to:

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Attention: Allison Moesta, Program Officer for Educational Enhancement
200 North Third Street, 8th Floor
PO Box 678
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678

Deadlines are in office dates not postmark dates.

Each scholarship application has required supplemental materials such as reference letters or essays. Please review the scholarship summary carefully for the scholarship(s) you are applying for to ensure that your application(s) is complete. If it is not complete, it will not be considered.

Most applications require a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). This is sent to you after you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The SAR must contain the Expected Family Contribution number (EFC), so please ensure that the copy you send has this number clearly indicated on it; this allows the committee to fully evaluate your financial need. It is important for you to complete the FAFSA as it will assist in matching you with additional resources for financial aid. This application can be completed online at as early as January 1 of the year that you plan to attend college.  If you have trouble obtaining your SAR, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

Scholarship Contact Person

Allison Moesta, Program Officer for Educational Enhancement
Phone: 717-236-5040

AES/PHEAA’s PATH (Partnership for Access to Higher Education) Program

Scholarship recipients are eligible to have their awards matched up to a dollar-for-dollar basis by AES/PHEAA’s PATH Program. PHEAA may grant match funds to recipients who are enrolled in an approved PA college or career school, who are state grant recipients and who demonstrate financial need. The match provides last dollar support for tuition & fees. Scholarship recipient information is submitted by TFEC staff, no work is required by the student. For additional information on this program, please visit

Search for scholarships by clicking on the links appropriate to the county you attend high school in, or if you are already in college. Here, you will find all eligibility criteria, the application, supplemental material requirements, if any, and other general information.

Please click here to review application hints and additional important information.

Many of our scholarship applications have transitioned to a new online application system. Click here for step by step instructions on how to apply using the new online application system.

Scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 season will open January 1, 2015.

If you have already started your application but have not yet submitted it, please click here to log in to your account and resume where you left off.

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678,
Telephone: (717) 236-5040, Fax: (717) 231-4463