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Samuel L. Abrams Foundation

Samuel L. Abrams, a Harrisburg businessman, distinguished himself during a lifetime of participation in his community through philanthropic, social and political activities. Born in Lithuania, Mr. Abrams immigrated with his parents to the United States and Harrisburg at the age of three. He attended Harrisburg city schools, graduating from Harrisburg Technical High School in 1922…. Read More

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: May 31

ACES Foundation Fund

The Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System (ACES) Foundation Fund wishes to offer a scholarship to Cumberland, Dauphin, or Perry County high school seniors planning to attend a school of higher education whose study shall be of business focus; i.e. management, administration, finance, actuarial sciences, etc. This can also include students studying trades such as… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies

Deadline: April 1

Leroy G. Adams Fund

In memory of Pottsville attorney Lee Adams, his family established this scholarship fund in 1991 for the salutatorian of the Williams Valley School District.

Award: one winner / amount varies

Deadline: N/A

TFEC Aspire to Rise Scholarship Fund

The TFEC Aspire to Rise Scholarship provides financial assistance for non-traditional students who have experienced adversity in their lives but are looking to overcome those struggles through further education. The TFEC Aspire to Rise Scholarship specifically supports individuals who are 22 years of age or older, planning to attend a four year college or university,… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Amount Varies

Deadline: Rolling Deadline

G. Thomas Balsbaugh Memorial

Graduating seniors of high schools in Dauphin county, planning to attend a four year college or university.

Award: Recipients vary/up to $2,500

Deadline: March 15

Ivin S. and Virginia D. Bear Fund

This fund supports students attending Franklin & Marshall College, Shippensburg University, or Harrisburg Academy, and Eagle Scouts nominated by the New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: See application summary

Beistle Company Scholarship

The Beistle Scholarship Fund of the Franklin County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC, is a scholarship for legal dependents (natural or adopted) of full-time employees of the Beistle Company. If there are no eligible children, or if funds are available beyond those needed; second preference may be given to students graduating from Shippensburg… Read More

Award: One Winner/ Up to $500

Deadline: March 15

Big 33 Academic Scholarship Fund

The Big 33 Academic Scholarship is open to students in Pennsylvania who are planning to attend a technical school or accredited college or university following high school graduation. Eligible students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 during their sophomore and junior year of high school. They must also be high school seniors at… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Up to $2,000 each

Deadline: March 1

Binder Family Scholarship

 The Binder Family Fund Scholarship was created by Richard G. Binder to award scholarships to graduating seniors of Steelton-Highspire High School to assist him/her in receiving a higher education at a four-year college or university.  Mr. Binder was a 1940 graduate of Steelton High School and worked for Bethlehem Steel until his retirement. 

Award: Number of Recipients Vary / Amount Varies

Deadline: April 1

Simon and Eva Brenner Student Travel & Enrichment Award

This award was established by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. Brownold in memory of Mrs. Brownold’s parents, Simon and Eva Brenner. The award is given to enable a student(s) of HACC Central Pennsylvania’s Community College to travel either in the United States or abroad for the purpose of personal or educational enrichment and/or for costs… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/up to $1,000

Deadline: This scholarship is currently not making awards- no travel programs are available from HACC for academic year 2022-2023

Owen Cole Brezitski Memorial Scholarship

Graduating seniors from Bishop McDevitt High School with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with plans to attend any 2 or 4 year college, university, or trade school.

Award: 1 winner/up to $2,500

Deadline: April 1

Bernice M. Brightbill Fund

The Bernice M. Brightbill Fund will award one scholarship annually to a senior female student graduating from the Central Dauphin School District who is pursuing a college degree in business studies.

Award: 1 Winner / Amount Varies

Deadline: April 1

Linda T. Butler Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Linda T. Butler, a devoted educator and resident of Susquehanna Township. Annually a scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Senior from Susquehanna Township High School that has not received any other monetary scholarships or awards, demonstrated academic growth through their high school career, and shows evidence of strong character… Read More

Award: 1 winner/up to $500

Deadline: March 31

Central PA Architects Foundation Fund Architecture Scholarship

Students who are present or former residents of one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, or York, and currently enrolled in an architecture degree program.

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Amount Varies

Deadline: June 30

Harry N. and Melva A. Derickson Scholarship

Students who are residents of Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties, for study in preparation for medical or dental school, nursing, physical therapy, other medical related fields, or engineering.

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: March 15

Lou Drane Fund Music Scholarship

Students from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and York counties, studying classical music composition, teaching, and performance. If you are completing this application, you do not need to complete the Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Music Scholarship Application. Music scholarships are funded by both the Lou Drane… Read More

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $5,000 each

Deadline: March 1

TFEC Early Education Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides opportunities to eligible Pre-K students ages 3 to 5 years old to attend a quality early learning center or preschool program located in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties as well as the Dillsburg area of Northern York County. Students must be enrolled in an early learning center or preschool program… Read More

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Up to $2,500 per Child

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Eash-Potter Scholarship

The Eash-Potter Scholarship Fund is named after Melinda Eash and Sharon Potter, to honor their legacy in developing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in central Pennsylvania through Common Roads, the youth group of the LGBT Center of Central PA. The scholarship will support students committed to improving the campus and… Read More

Award: Number of recipients vary/Amount varies

Deadline: April 1

Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig/B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by J.M. Heberlig & B.J. Helterbran who both believe that education matters and know that it is becoming more difficult than ever to afford to reach your goals. Together with family, friends, and community, we can all accomplish great things. Jody, a High School Art Teacher, and Beth, who has worked… Read More

Award: Number of recipients varies / Amount Varies

Deadline: June 1

Educational Opportunity Fund

Graduating seniors from Harrisburg High School and Sci-Tech High, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursuing higher education at a four year college or university.

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $1,250 each per year for up to 4 years

Deadline: April 1

EITC Opportunity Scholarship

For students residing in a district of one of the lowest 15% achieving schools as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to receive funding to attend an out-of-district or private elementary, middle, or high school within Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties, and the Dillsburg Area. In response to the delayed release of… Read More

Award: Number of recipients vary/Amount varies

Deadline: March 15 for families who received the scholarship in 2021 (April 15 deadline for new families)

Ely-Wain Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created to provide assistance to Central PA high school seniors pursuing degrees in fields related to environment and sustainability. It is meant for young women and men who aspire to make a difference as well as a salary. Areas of study must contribute to the integration of environment, economy, and social systems… Read More

Award: Number of recipients vary/Amount varies

Deadline: April 1

Thad G. Gayman Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund was established to memorialize Thad Gayman, an alumni from Northern York High School who passed this life at age 23 on May 17th, 2015 as the result of assisting an individual of domestic violence. Thad also graduated from HACC’s GM-ASEP Program in 2012. Thad worked at Lawrence Chevrolet as a service technician as… Read More

Award: One Award / Amount Varies

Deadline: March 15

Grove Family Fund #1

The Grove Family Scholarship Fund supports students who reside within the city limits of Harrisburg who wish to attend HACC to take college-level courses while still in high school. Click this link to apply in 2022.  

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Amount Varies

Deadline: Rolling Deadline

Grove Family Fund #2 – HACC

This scholarship was established to support students attending HACC as a full-time or part time student.

Award: Two winners / Award based on two semesters at HACC

Deadline: April 1

Dr. Paul E. Hoffner Leadership Fund

Graduating seniors from Upper Dauphin High School, with a minimum 3.25 GPA, planning to attend a four-year college or university, who demonstrate leadership skills.

Award: 1 winner/up to $2,000 per year for up to 4 years

Deadline: April 1

HomeBuilders Association Scholarship Fund

The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg established its Scholarship Program in 1987. This Association typically awards 10 – $1,000 scholarships to local area youth based on academic factors, applicant performance and career goals, with extra consideration given to students furthering their education in the Building Industry or its related fields. The Association is an… Read More

Award: Number of awards varies / $1,000 each

Deadline: March 15

Roberta L. Houpt Scholarship

Students from Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties, studying nursing.

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $2,000 each

Deadline: April 1

David M. Kleppinger Family Scholarship Fund

The David M. Kleppinger Family Scholarship Fund wishes to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior of Hershey High School in Hershey, Pennsylvania or Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania who will attend Penn State Main Campus in State College, Pennsylvania or Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida as a full-time student and… Read More

Award: 2 winners, one Hershey HS graduate, one Emmaus HS graduate/$2,000 each

Deadline: EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 15

Dr. Marshall H. Layton Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Marshall H. Layton Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Rock to support Harrisburg City Students in efforts to continue their life long love of learning.

Award: Up to 2 students (not of the same gender)/$500-$800

Deadline: April 1

George M. and Mary Jane Leader Scholarship

This fund was established after the passing of Mr. and Mrs. Leader with the intent to support and motivate youth from the City of Harrisburg to attend Harrisburg Area Community College and succeed in college level work. The George M. and Mary Jane Leader Scholarship was established specifically to support students from the Harrisburg School… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies

Deadline: Rolling Deadline

Leader Scholarship Fund

Governor George Leader was born in York County in 1918. His term as Governor of Pennsylvania in the 1950’s was the highlight of his life. He was a champion for those with disabilities as well as education and worked hard to bring about positive change in both areas. Mr. Leader was a man of convictions… Read More

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/ Up to $5,000 each

Deadline: November 15

Leon I. Lock and Barbara R. Lock Scholarship

Graduating seniors and graduates within the last five years of any high school in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon or Perry county, who will attend HACC to study a major listed under Health Careers at HACC.

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $500 each

Deadline: EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 1

Dr. George H. Love Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established in memory of Dr. George H. Love, a devoted educator and influential member of the Harrisburg and Philadelphia communities. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the highest scholastic-ranked graduating African American male at Harrisburg High School.

Award: 1 winner/ amount varies

Deadline:

Dr. George H. and Mrs. Hettie S. Love “Love of Learning” Scholarship Fund

The Dr. George H. and Mrs. Hettie S. Love “Love of Learning” Scholarship is established by the Bishop Nathan Baxter Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians for Students of Color with   a primary focus on the Black community, entering a 2-year or 4-year college majoring in Education. Preference is given to a student… Read More

Award: Number of awards varies / Amount varies

Deadline: EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 1

Leon Lowengard Scholarship

Students attending Harrisburg City Public Schools and surrounding districts with a minimum GPA of 2.5; must be an undergraduate student. Preference will be given to students who are of Jewish faith.

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: July 15

Bruce Mangione Fund

The Bruce Mangione Fund is an endowment of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This fund was established through memorial gifts in honor of Bruce Mangione, former President and owner of Harrisburg Steam Works. Bruce was involved in the development of the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel and Towers, on the board of the Harristown Development Corporation, and… Read More

Award: 2 Winners/Up to $1,500 Each

Deadline: April 1

McInroy-Sheffer People Trust Scholarship

Graduate or graduating seniors from Cumberland, Dauphin, Lycoming, Tioga or York counties 1. Attending one of the following post-secondary institutions: HACC, Mansfield University, Central Pennsylvania College, York College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Harrisburg University, Shippensburg University, Penn State Harrisburg, or Penn State York 2. And studying one of the subject areas below: (subject areas are… Read More

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $3,000 each

Deadline: April 1

Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

The Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund is intended to support music development as envisioned by our son, Zachary. He wanted to pursue a non-traditional, innovative, and creative approach to bring forth music and help release the music he heard in his mind, body and soul.

Award: 2 winners/up to $1,000 each

Deadline: April 1

Conrad Siegel “Numbers Matter” Community Scholarship Fund

The Conrad Siegel “Numbers Matter” Community Scholarship was developed by the Board of Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. (Harrisburg, PA). The award was established to promote math and financial education for Central PA’s underserved/minority communities. Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. noticed that they do not see much diversity in the applicants for their math and finance positions…. Read More

Award: Multiple winners / up to $5,000 each

Deadline: April 1

PARTS Scholarship Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society

The Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society (PARTS) Scholarship was established to memorialize the late members and honor some special current members of PARTS who contributed time, effort, and monies to create a viable automotive recycling industry and association. Applicant must be the child or step child of an owner who is an eligible active PARTS… Read More

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: May 31

PennHOSA Foundation Scholarship

The Penn HOSA Foundation scholarships are awarded to HOSA student members throughout Pennsylvania who are accepted to an accredited school for either 4-year or 2-year Associate Degrees in health care related fields of study or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) diploma program. Applicants must be affiliated, paid HOSA chapter members by October 1, 2021 and have… Read More

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: March 15

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program enhances educational opportunities for eligible students who reside in Pennsylvania. The program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used. The program is administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (a 501(c)(3) community foundation) and uses the nowU Pennsylvania 529… Read More

Award: 2 winners/Amount varies

Deadline: March 1

Lynn E. Poffenberger Memorial Scholarship Fund

Graduating seniors who are residents of Middle Paxton Township or Dauphin Borough, exhibit financial need, and have been active members of the community.

Award: 2 winners, up to $1,000 each

Deadline: April 1

Gary D. Radine Scholarship

The Gary D. Radine Scholarship Fund of the Holding Company System of Delta Dental of California was established in 2016 as a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This scholarship program is for the children of employees of Delta Dental to assist with college tuition expenses.

Award: 2 winners/ $5,000 each

Deadline: March 15

Rice Family Scholarship Fund of Eichelbergers, Inc.

Graduating seniors who are dependent children of employees of Eichelbergers, Inc. (employed for at least one year), with a minimum 2.5 GPA, planning to attend any two or four year college in PA.

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $2,000 each per year for up to 4 years

Deadline: April 1

Oliver Rosenberg Educational Trust

Graduating seniors from Sci-Tech High, Harrisburg High School, Bishop McDevitt, and Dauphin County Technical School, attending a college or university in Pennsylvania.

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: April 1

Royer Family Scholarship Fund

Hannah and Lester Royer are the Matriarch and Patriarch of Royer’s Flowers and Gifts. They both attended Elizabethtown College and studied to become teachers in the 1920’s. It was very rare for a woman to attend college in that period of time, but Hannah and Lester both had a strong determination to improve themselves by… Read More

Award: up to 4 awards / $1,000 to $2,500 each

Deadline: April 1

Mary Sachs Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mary Sachs was called a “Merchant Princess” by U. S. Sen. Edward Martin in 1958, and Eleanor Roosevelt described her in 1960 as “a very remarkable woman.” She came to the United States from Lithuania as a 4-year-old. After losing her job in a Harrisburg dress shop for being honest with a customer, she decided… Read More

Award: Number of recipients vary/Amount varies

Deadline: April 1

Mary Grace Shearer MSW Scholarship for the Advancement of Social Work Fund

The Mary Grace Shearer MSW Scholarship for the Advancement of Social Work is established for students entering their junior or senior year of college majoring in social work at CSWE accredited bachelor’s degree program in selected counties in Pennsylvania. The eligible student would have at least a 3.0 GPA and financial need that the award… Read More

Award: Number of recipients varies / at least $500 each

Deadline: June 1

Joseph C. Shevock Fund

This scholarship fund was established in 1984 by the family of Joseph C. Shevock, a teacher and coach in Steelton. Scholarships are awarded annually to two students who reflect Mr. Shevock’s ideals.

Award: 2 Students / Amount varies

Deadline: April 1

Ray S. Shoemaker Scholarship

Students attending Harrisburg City Public Schools and surrounding districts with a minimum GPA of 2.5; must be an undergraduate student.

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies

Deadline: July 15

The Elaine and Robert Siegel Scholarship Fund

The Elaine and Robert Siegel Scholarship Fund has been established to support college-bound students from Harrisburg. This includes graduating seniors and recent graduates of Harrisburg High School, SciTech High School, Dauphin County Technical School, Susquehanna Township School District, Central Dauphin High School, and Central Dauphin East High School.

Award: Number of recipients vary/Amount varies

Deadline: March 15

Joseph T. Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Joseph T. Simpson led the transformation of Harrisburg Steel Corporation into the world-wide corporation known as HARSCO, which established this scholarship fund for disadvantaged youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Central PA.

Award: Number of awards varies / award varies

Deadline: June 1

Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Architecture Scholarship

Students who are present or former residents of one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Perry, Franklin, Lebanon, Adams, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Montour, Snyder, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Union, or Northumberland, and studying in the final three years of a Bachelor of Architecture program OR in a graduate program leading to… Read More

Award: Multiple winners/up to $5,000 each

Deadline: February 15

Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Music Scholarship

Students from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and York counties, studying classical music composition, teaching, and performance. If you are completing this application, you do not need to complete the Lou Drane Fund Music Scholarship Application. Music scholarships are funded by both the Lou Drane Fund and the… Read More

Award: Multiple winners/Up to $5,000 each

Deadline: March 1

Anil and Neema Thakrar Family Fund #1

The Anil and Neema Thakrar Family Fund is an endowment fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This scholarship will be used to assist graduating seniors from any high school in Cumberland, Dauphin, or Perry county, or current college students with permanent residences in Cumberland, Dauphin, or Perry counties, for the study of math, science,… Read More

Award: 1 winner/Amount varies

Deadline: March 15

Anil and Neema Thakrar Family Fund #2

The Anil and Neema Thakrar Family Fund is an endowment fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This scholarship will be used to assist students from Cumberland, Dauphin, or Perry counties for the study of a medical related discipline.

Award: 1 Winner/Amount Varies

Deadline: March 15

Walters Services, Inc. Fabe & Beverly Walters Scholarship Fund

Walters Services Inc has established the Fabe and Beverly Walters Scholarship Fund to assist with the financial burden higher education places on employee families. Applicants must be children of employees under the age of 26, or must be a seasonal employee under the age of 26, with plans to attend college, university, or a trade… Read More

Award: Multiple awards / Amounts vary

Deadline: April 1

Jill B. Whiting Scholarship

This scholarship fund supports graduating seniors from Central Dauphin High School and Central Dauphin East High School, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, studying music or music education.

Award: 1 winner/up to $1,000

Deadline: EXTENDED DEADLINE - August 1

Wiconisco High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation

Originally established in 1991, the Wiconisco High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation (WHSASF) annually awards a scholarship to graduates of Williams Valley High School, with the highest class rank (GPA) who also live in Wiconisco Township. WHSASF leaders transferred the assets of the fund to TFEC in 2018 to ensure its legacy will live on forever.

Award: one winner / $1,500 per year for up to four years (maximum $6,000 award)

Deadline: N/A

Jack and Edna May Yost Scholarship

Graduating seniors from Dauphin or Cumberland county high schools, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, attending any two or four year college or university; preference will be given to children of postal employees and students who plan to major in nursing or education.

Award: Multiple winners/up to $5,000 each

Deadline: March 15