Trade or Technical School Eligible

Below is a list of scholarships that include students who are enrolling in a trade or technical school as eligible applicants.

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: March 15

Benjamin Pash Bloser Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created on June 22, on Ben’s birthday; in his memory. Ben lost his life in a tragic car accident in 2011 at age 21. Ben excelled in cross-country and track. His senior year he received the Outstanding Athlete Award from Big Spring High School. Not only was he an outstanding athlete, but… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

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: 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 15

Bobby Wise Memorial Scholarship

The family of Bobby Wise, a member of the Class of 2012 at Central Mountain High School, created a scholarship fund in his memory, to provide an annual award to a graduating senior who will be extending their education to pursue a career in a healthcare field. The fund was established through memorial gifts in… Read More

Award: Number of Winners Varies/Amount Varies up to $2,500
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: Number of Awards Varies / Up to $3,000
Deadline: March 15

Chambersburg High School Class of 1963

The Franklin County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC, wishes to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a descendant of members of the Chambersburg High School Class of 1963.  

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 15

Chambersburg High School Class of 1988

The Chambersburg High School class of 1988 established this fund to offer scholarships to descendants or adopted children of the class’s members.This is scholarship fund of the Franklin County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC.

Award: 1 Winner/At least $1,500
Deadline: March 15

David L. Danner American History Award

David L. Danner is a retired teacher with a career spanning thirty-seven years. He started his career at Mechanicsburg Junior High School in 1959 where he taught United States and Pennsylvania History and Civics until 1965. Mr. Danner then transferred to Cedar Cliff High School where he taught United States History, Government and Economics and… Read More

Award: Number of Awards Varies / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Dorothy M. Peele Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by family, friends, colleagues, and students to honor Dorothy M. Peele, a Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School teacher from 1957 through 1966. She taught physical education and health and was a very successful Girls’ Sports faculty manager and coach. In 1961, her field hockey team won the first ever championship in… Read More

Award: One Award / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Douglas W. Pfautz Memorial Scholarship Fund

Doug Pfautz was a wonderful husband and family man. He was a highly valued employee of the UGI Corporation, and an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was President of the Elizabethtown Borough Council, on the Library Board, and involved in many other organizations and projects over the years, all designed to make… Read More

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Up to $500 each
Deadline: March 15

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 attending… Read More

Award: Number of Awards Varies / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Dr. Marshall H. Layton Memorial Scholarship

Having been an educator his entire life, Dr. Rock only ever wanted to see others succeed in life. The Dr. Marshall H. Layton Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Rock to support Harrisburg City students in efforts to continue their lifelong love of learning.

Award: Up to 2 students/Up to $800
Deadline: March 15

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: Mutiple Winners/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Erin L. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

The Erin L. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to students attending Cumberland Valley High School.  The award memorializes Erin L. Jenkins, the daughter of Bruce and Kitty Jenkins, a Cumberland Valley student who died from injuries she received in an auto accident in 1999. Erin was a joyful child who always had a smile on her… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/Up to $1,500
Deadline: March 15

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

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

Harold E. Matthew Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Harold E. Matthew Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2023 to honor Harold E. Matthew, an educator who spent his entire career in the Tulpehocken Area School District. The Fund awards scholarships each year to two graduating Tulpehocken seniors, one male, and one female, who have participated in at least one team sport in… Read More

Award: 2 Awards / Up to $1,000 ea.
Deadline: March 15

Jan DiMartino Delany Memorial Scholarship

The Jan DiMartino Delany Memorial Scholarship, an endowment fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, offers a $3,000 scholarship for graduating seniors of Cumberland Valley High School attending a two-year or four-year institution of higher education. The scholarship is named for the 1975 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School who served as the senior class… Read More

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

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

Justin Boose Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Justin Boose Memorial Scholarship Fund of Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC, supports one male graduating senior of West Perry High School planning to attend a two or four year college as a full time student. This scholarship fund was established in memory and honor of Justin. Justin Boose was a… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Kahl Family Scholarship Fund

The Kahl Family Scholarship was created in honor of Lewis J. Kahl, who will be remembered for his huge heart and zeal for life. Lewis lived in Ephrata School District for over 60 years. He and his wife, Roberta,  have three children who all attended Ephrata High School, continued to college, and are all very… Read More

Award: Multiple Awards / $3,000
Deadline: March 15

Ken and Romaine Kauffman Scholarship

The Ken and Romaine Kauffman Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a graduating senior of Cumberland Valley High School or Cumberland-Perry Career & Technical Center who plans to attend a four-year college, university, technical school, or community college. While all students are eligible to apply, extra consideration will be given to students studying automotive technology,… Read More

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Up to $500
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

Leo F. Moro Baseball Memorial Scholarship

The Leo F. Moro Baseball Memorial Scholarship is for graduating seniors of Malden High School or Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Massachusetts, who played baseball and will attend a two or four year college or university.

Award: Number of Recipients Vary/Amount Varies
Deadline: May 31

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

Linda T. Butler Scholarship

Linda T. Butler was born in Harrisburg, PA. She graduated from John Harris High School in 1955, and went on to graduate from Bucknell University in 1959 with a degree in Elementary Education. She then attended Penn State University to earn her Master’s degree in Reading and Education. Linda traveled and taught overseas with the… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 15

Lippert-Sizemore Scholarship Fund

The PFLAG – Greater Harrisburg Chapter developed the Lippert-Sizemore Scholarship Fund in 2023. The scholarship recognizes outstanding persons from Central PA for their involvement in the LGBTQ+ community and encourages post-secondary education of LGBTQ+ persons and their allies while promoting a positive image of LGBTQ+ persons in society.

Award: 1 Award / $1,000-$1,500
Deadline: March 15

Louise A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is given in memory of Louise A. Dixon by her family. There was no stronger advocate of advanced learning than Louise and it was her utmost desire to see the scholarships awarded to high school seniors who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend college.

Award: 1 Winner/Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 15

Lynn Brakefield Memorial Scholarship Fund for Veterinary Studies

Landmark Commercial Real Estate was founded in 1988. The organization’s growth in South Central Pennsylvania has been sustained through the company’s dedicated leadership, teamwork and commitment to customer service. The Lynn Brakefield Memorial Scholarship Fund for Veterinary Studies was established to honor the legacy of an exemplary employee, who served Landmark for 20 years, providing… Read More

Award: One Award/Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 15

Lynn E. Poffenberger Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Middle Paxton Lions Club wishes to honor the memory of Mr. Lynn E. Poffenberger, who was a longtime supporter of the community with his service to the Club. Through this Poffenberger Scholarship, awarded annually to two graduating seniors who meet the following criteria, 1) are residents of either Middle Paxton Township or Dauphin Borough,… Read More

Award: 2 Winners/Up to $1,000 each
Deadline: March 15

McInroy-Sheffer People Trust Scholarship

The McInroy-Sheffer People Trust Fund is for students who graduated or will be graduating from a high school in one of the following Pennsylvania Counties:  Cumberland, Dauphin, Lycoming, Tioga or York; and who will be enrolled as a freshman during the upcoming school year.  Students must also be enrolled in one of the following schools… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Up to $3,000 Each
Deadline: March 15

Mechanicsburg Area High School Alumni Association Educational Scholarship Fund

The MAHS Alumni Association established this fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Mechanicsburg Area High School, including the Harry A. Berkheimer scholarship for the outstanding football lineman. The Harry A. Berkheimer Scholarship is given to an outstanding football lineman at Mechanicsburg Area High School based on the same criteria. This scholarship is a… Read More

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

Megan Moyer Seiber Memorial Scholarship

The Megan Moyer Seiber Memorial Scholarship offers a scholarship for a female graduating senior of West Perry High School. Megan graduated from West Perry in 1983. She was very involved in school and community events and excelled in sports and academics. Megan was married to Juan Seiber and together they raised three West Perry graduates:… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

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

Nick Pantalone Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Nick Pantalone Memorial Scholarship Fund honors Nicholas “Nick” Pantalone who was a brother, son, friend and Four Diamonds child. He passed away in 2013 from a 3 year battle with desmoplastic small round cell tumor, an extremely rare yet aggressive form of cancer that creates large masses in the abdomen that can spread to… Read More

Award: 1 Award / Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 15

Owen Cole Brezitski Memorial Scholarship

On March 17, 2011, 8-year-old Owen Cole Brezitski was killed by a distracted 17-year-old driver while walking in a crosswalk with his family in front of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA. Owen’s Foundation, the Orange 4 Owen Project and the Owen Cole Brezitski Memorial Scholarship Fund were born out of this tragedy. Our… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 15

PennHOSA Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Penn HOSA Foundation Scholarship Fund is to promote careers in healthcare professions that enhance the delivery of compassionate care and meet the needs of the community by awarding post-secondary education scholarships to deserving HOSA student members throughout Pennsylvania.  The Penn HOSA Foundation also selects one student to receive the Helen Heidelbaugh… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners/Amount Varies (Avg. amt. $3,000)
Deadline: March 4

Richard N. Wevodau Scholarship

The Richard N. Wevodau Scholarship is an endowment fund is awarded to graduating seniors of Mechanicsburg Area High School who possess average academic abilities. Ideally the student will pursue further education in the area of business; however, the scholarship could also be awarded to a student who pursuing education in regards to a trade (plumbing,… Read More

Award: One Award / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Robbie Barron Memorial Fund

 The Robbie Barron Memorial Fund wishes to offer a scholarship to a senior from Cedar Cliff High School. This scholarship fund was established in 1996 in memory of Robbie Barron, a third grader at Hillside Elementary School at the time who drowned in a flood in January of that year.   This scholarship fund will provide… Read More

Award: 1 Winner/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

Ross Scholarship Fund

The Ross Scholarship Fund was established to support graduating high school seniors from Franklin County planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education. Recipients will be of a character, attitude, ability, aptitude and previous educational record as shall give promise of their being able to successfully pursue a higher educational course.

Award: Number of Awards Vary / $2,000 Per Semester For Up to Four years
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

Sam Mizrahi Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Sam Mizrahi Memorial Fund was established to memorialize Sam Mizrahi, a student at Northern York High School who passed this life at age 16 on June 25, 2006, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He attended Northern High School as part of the class of 2008. Sam enjoyed life and brought excitement to… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Up to $1,000 each
Deadline: March 15

Skyler James Wenger Scholarship

The Skyler James Wenger Scholarship was established in 2012 by his mother in memory of her son. Skyler was a freshman at Cedar Cliff when he lost his life at the age of 14 on October 28th, 2011 of injuries sustained being hit by a car during trick-or-treat. He was a loving son who was… Read More

Award: 1 Winner From Cedar Cliff and 1 Winner From Red Land/Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

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: December 31

Thad G. Gayman Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Thad G. Gayman Memorial Scholarship 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… Read More

Award: One Award / 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

Wildcat Foundation/Mechanicsburg Club Scholarship

Supports graduating seniors from Mechanicsburg Area High School who have achieved academically as well as have participated in community service activities. Volunteers consider the following criteria when selecting scholarship recipients: 1. Essay explaining why the applicant is applying for this scholarship. Include a description of academic interests, career focus, and financial need (do not exceed… Read More

Award: Four Awards / $4,000 ea.
Deadline: April 3 by 4 p.m.

York Rotary Foundation

York Rotary Foundation 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 Foundation offers 11… Read More

Award: Multiple Winners / Amount Varies
Deadline: March 15

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: March 15