Pennsylvania is home to America’s First University, i.e. the University of Pennsylvania. The state has constantly supported its students and has believed in their ability by offering them several college scholarships to help them with their educational expenses. 

Some of the famous universities and colleges of Pennsylvania are the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Penn State University, Temple University, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), University of Pittsburgh, or Swarthmore College. Even if you don’t currently reside in Pennsylvania but plan to attend one of its prestigious colleges or grad schools, then you can also opt for its college scholarships.  

What is Pennsylvania Scholarship?

Pennsylvania Scholarship is a form of financial aid or grants offered to the students of Pennsylvania to cover the cost of their higher education. The state of Pennsylvania over the years has provided thousands of college scholarships to its students.   

The resident students in the state of Pennsylvania are blessed to have a wide variety of financial aid programs designed to help them achieve their post-secondary educational goals. There are several programs and these consist of scholarships, grants, and loan forgiveness programs that are supported by the state government, and monitored, administered and regulated through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. 

PHEAA has been in existence since 1963 and has been helping thousands of students in achieving their dream of earning a college degree. Even today it continues to offer valuable financial advice and assistance to students of Pennsylvania.

Today these scholarships have made it possible for students to have access to higher education and to attend a college of their choice. Otherwise, students always live in constant fear of being indebted with student loans. There are a wide variety of sources for grants and college scholarships in Pennsylvania for its students' community. 

Different Ways through which you can apply for a scholarship

There are certain sources through which you can get information for a scholarship. So here are a few sources you can make use of while applying for a scholarship. 

  • the financial aid office at a college or career school

  • a high school or TRIO counselor

  • the U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool

  • federal agencies

  • your state grant agency

  • your library’s reference section

  • foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups

  • organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest

  • ethnicity-based organizations

  • your employer or your parents’ employers

 

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

About the Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) in order to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education in the associate’s, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree levels. The organization has been sponsoring the schola...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

This scholarship was financed by the maker of Kent and Blue Seal feeds—Kent Nutrition Group Inc., through the National FFA Foundation to provide funding support to students who desire to opt a four-year degree in college in animal nutrition, animal /dairy / poultry or equine/equestrian science, general agriculture or agricultural science, agricultural business management, econom...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

High school students attending prom are awarded scholarship prizes through the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest to the best student who makes and wears prom attires made of Duct Brand duct tape. The scholarship is awarded to the winners of the contest on the basis of online voting. The contest winners in different positions are ch...

Application Deadline

April 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Contact Number

717-441-6051

About the Scholarship

Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Scholarships are awarded to the students who are pursuing higher education in an engineering related field. The scholarship is offered to the students who are residing in the state of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation provides scholarship programs to engine...

Application Deadline

March 31, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@pheaa.org

About the Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) was established in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly as one of the leading student aid organization in the nation. Today PHEAA is very well structured national financial aid services provider which is serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its guaranteed loan services and other financial assistance....

Application Deadline

December 31, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

paetg@pheaa.org

Contact Number

800-831-0797

About the Scholarship

Students who are above the age of foster care, pursuing postsecondary education are provided financial assistance in the form of the Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program. The grant program is awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services funded by the federal government, to student...

Application Deadline

November 17, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

50

Website

Link

Email Address

spirit@applyists.com

Contact Number

865-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Prudential Foundation certifies Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The establishment was begun as the United States\' biggest youth acknowledgment program dependent on volunteer network administration. This grant was begun by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in the year 1995. This program honors middle level and high sc...