College And Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunities

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

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 $3,000
Deadline: March 15

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

David M. Kleppinger Family Scholarship Fund

The David M. Kleppinger Family Scholarship Fund wishes to offer a scholarship to a graduate 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 who… Read More

Award: 2 Winners, One Hershey HS graduate, One Emmaus HS graduate/$2,000 each
Deadline: March 15

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

Faerie L. Angle Memorial Scholarship Fund

Faerie L. Angle was the widow of Roy S.F. Angle, Attorney-at-Law.  Her Last Will and Testament provided for the creation of a Law School Educational Trust Fund, which provides scholarships for young persons from Franklin County, Pennsylvania, studying to be lawyers.  If you’re not currently in a 3-year J.D. Program, but plan to attend, click… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Amount Varies
Deadline: June 1

Family & Children’s Services of Lebanon County

The Family & Children’s Services of Lebanon County Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities provides financial scholarships for Lebanon County residents pursuing higher education degrees in social sciences and human services. The scholarships are granted to students enrolled in accredited schools of advanced education in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, mental health,… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

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

Gordon B. and Josephine Hewlett Memorial Scholarship

The Gordon B. and Josephine Hewlett Memorial Scholarship assists Franklin county students who wish to pursue college degrees in nursing. The primary purpose of this scholarship is to assist undergraduate students, but in the absence of qualified applicants, the scholarship may go to graduate students. The scholarship was established in 1999 by the children of… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

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: March 15

HomeBuilders Association Scholarship Fund

The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg established its Scholarship Program in 1987.  Each year this Association awards 5-10 up to $2000 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/Construction Industry and related fields such as Architecture,… Read More

Award: 5-10 Awards / Up to $2,000
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: September 1

James G. Hewlett Memorial Scholarship

The James G. Hewlett Memorial Scholarship Fund was established through the estate of James G. Hewlett to support students who are Franklin county residents who are studying nursing or other medical support occupations, such as radiological technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory technology, nurse practitioners, inhalation therapy, etc. The fund is intended to support students… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Janet B. Brownold & 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: December 20

JEM Group Diversity in Construction Scholarship Fund

JEM Group is a woman-owned construction services firm located in Central Pennsylvania. From the beginning, the driving force of the JEM Group has been to improve the communities where they live and build. The JEM Diversity in Construction Scholarship Fund was born out of the JEM CEO’s (Jessica Meyers) desire to see more young women… Read More

Award: 2 winners / Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 15

Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Architecture Scholarship

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

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $5,000 each
Deadline: Qualification: February 15 | If Selected: July 30

Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Music Scholarship

Income of the Lou Drane Fund and the Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Fund is used annually to grant scholarships to students of classical music in the fields of composition, teaching, and performance. There is only one application to complete through the universal application. 

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $5,000 each
Deadline: March 15

Kenneth G. Robinson, APR Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Kenneth G. Robinson, APR, Memorial Scholarship will provide opportunities to rising or current undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania colleges or universities who are civic-minded and require tuition assistance to continue their education in the communications or public relations fields. It is jointly sponsored by the members of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society and Public Relations… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/$1,000
Deadline: March 15

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: Multiple Winners/ Up to $5,000 each
Deadline: November 15

Leon I. Lock and Barbara R. Lock Scholarship

The Leon I. Lock and Barbara R. Lock Scholarship fund is an endowment of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This scholarship is available to graduates of any high school in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, or Perry counties who will attend Harrisburg Area Community College to study a health career. Scholarship is available to graduating seniors… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Leon Lowengard Scholarship

 The Leon Lowengard Scholarship has been established to memorialize the late Leon Lowengard.  The award is for students attending Harrisburg City Public Schools and surrounding districts with special consideration given to students who are of Jewish faith.

Award: Multiple winners/Amount varies
Deadline: July 15

Lou Drane Fund Music Scholarship

Income of the Lou Drane Fund and the Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Fund is used annually to grant scholarships to students of classical music in the fields of composition, teaching, and performance. There is only one application to complete through the universal application. 

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $5,000 each
Deadline: March 15

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 Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited bachelor’s degree program in selected counties in Pennsylvania. The eligible student would have at least a 3.0 GPA and… Read More

Award: Multiple Winner/ Min. $500
Deadline: June 1

Mercer Vu Farms/ Ron and Judy Hissong Scholarship for Agriculture Fund

The Mercer Vu Farms/Ron and Judy Hissong Scholarship for Agriculture Fund was set up in honor of Ron Hissong, a life-long dairy farmer, who along with his wife, established Mercer Vu Farms Inc.  The scholarship was setup by his wife Judy and their sons Rick and Rod to continue Ron’s passion for agriculture and giving… Read More

Award: Up to 4 students/Up to $5,000 ea.
Deadline: March 15

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: April 15

Pauline M. Whitekettle Scholarship Fund for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Pauline Whitekettle was a life-long resident of Perry County having died in the house in which she was born. She taught the second grade for 40 years in the Newport Schools. In retirement, she never missed Friday lunch and Saturday breakfast at Bitting’s, the well-known local restaurant, where she would routinely see her former students,… Read More

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Amount Varies
Deadline: June 1

Ray S. Shoemaker Scholarship

The Ray S. Shoemaker Scholarship has been established to memorialize the late Ray S. Shoemaker. 

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies
Deadline: July 15

Rice Family Scholarship Fund of Eichelbergers, Inc.

The Rice Family Scholarship Fund of Eichelbergers, Inc. announces the availability of scholarship for students who are dependent children of employees of Eichelberger’s, Inc. The parent(s) of an eligible dependent must be employed by Eichelberger’s, Inc. for at least one full year. At least one parent must continue to be employed by Eichelbergers, Inc. or… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $2,000 yr. / Up to 4 yrs.
Deadline: March 15

Roberta L. Houpt Scholarship

The Roberta L. Houpt Scholarship Fund will assist students from Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties studying nursing at a college or university of their choice. This scholarship fund was established in 1998 by Lyndell S. Houpt, a long time secretary of the Camp Hill High School, in loving memory of her daughter Roberta L. Houpt,… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 15

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: March 15

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: June 30

Samuel L. Abrams Foundation – Professionals

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

Award: Varies/Varies
Deadline: May 31

TFEC Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The TFEC Student Emergency Assistance Fund will provide financial support to meet the emergency needs of students in situations that may prevent them from persisting in their post-secondary program. The fund will make grants to individuals up to $500 per application. Students may re-apply for funding up to a maximum of $1,500 in total. You… Read More

Award: Up to $500 Per Request / $1,500 Max for Multiple Requests
Deadline: December 31

The Elaine and Robert Siegel Scholarship Fund

The Elaine and Robert Siegel Scholarship Fund was established to support college-bound students from Harrisburg, Pa.

Award: Number of Winners Vary/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Walters Services, Inc. Fabe & Beverly Walters Scholarship Fund

We Love People…. Especially our teammates and their families. Love is an action word which means that our team would like to assist with the financial burden higher education places on our families. We want to assist in making education more accessible because it can open doors for the future and enable individuals to pursue… Read More

Award: Multiple Awards / Amounts Vary
Deadline: March 15

York Rotary Charitable Endowment Fund

York Rotary Charitable Endowment Fund provides financial support for the academic success of York students seeking higher education. Thanks to the generous support of Club members, York Rotary Scholarships have been established to reward the academic success, community service, and student determination of York residents attending college, university, trade, or technical school. York Rotary Charitable Endowment… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15