Outside Scholarship Information

Listed below is information on other outside scholarships. Some of these scholarships are renewable each year. Also, check out Scholarship Search Engines for free scholarship searches.


Completing the Dream Scholarship Program

The Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program helps outstanding students from minority and other historically underserved communities complete their post-secondary education. Students in their final year who are facing financial challenges may apply to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help complete their post-secondary education program. Scholarship applications for AY 2021-22 will be accepted on a rolling basis until 12/31/21 or until scholarship dollars have been awarded.  Deadline:  December 31, 2021.

AquaLiv Scholarship

Previously, our scholarship was limited to studies in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. Beginning 2021, we are acknowledging that all disciplines must embrace sustainability concepts to ensure a thriving planet for generations to come. The winner of our AquaLiv Sustainability Scholarship receives $1,500 for education-related expenses including tuition, books, campus housing, and more. Two runners up will each be awarded $250. Students must be enrolled at an accredited school for at least one full calendar year to be eligible. Applicants apply by email with a short description of yourself and a 500-word essay on how you intend to use your education to promote sustainability.  Deadline:  November 15, 2021.

Black Students in STEM Scholarship

This scholarship at will support one Black student majoring in STEM or planning to major in STEM.  One winner will receive $5,000.  Application deadline is March 4, 2022.  The recipient will be selected based on their answer to the question:  Why are you passtionate about STEM or entrepreneurship?

Dura-Pack Scholarship Award

The scholarship is open to students that are either entering or are already enrolled in an accredited college or university. As a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging bags and equipment, we are consistently striving to adopt and implement environmentally friendly manufacturing practices and have tailored our essay topics to reflect our “Green” initiatives. We are seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarship funds. Applicants write a 500-word (minimum) essay on one of the writing prompts provided.  Deadlines:  August 1, 2021 & December 1, 2021.


Driver Education Initiative Award

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2021 scholarship opportunity entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships – for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution – on the topic of being a safer driver. Applicants write a 750-word (minimum) essay addressing the questions asked. Each winner receives a $500 scholarship.  Deadlines:  August 1, 2021 & November 30, 2021.


CFF Foundation Education Award

Cocodrie Fly Fishing (CFF) aims to give advice and tips on how you can have the ultimate fly fishing experience. CFF will grant selected applicants a $1,500 financial award for their compelling essays on fishing, outdoors and adventure activities.  Deadline:  Quarterly.  


Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Certa Law Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an accident has had on their life.  Deadline:  December 15, 2021. 


MDG Advertising's Sixth Annual "Looking Beyond College" Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is available to students of all majors. Because good writing skills are essential to success in college and the workplace, they developed their $1,000 scholarship to not only offer financial support, but also to motivate students to express themselves creatively in writing and empower them to communicate clearly and effectively. We’re looking for compelling essays that describe a student’s ideal job after college (it doesn’t have to be in advertising), what skills they believe they’d bring to the job, and why they think it would be rewarding. Here is the link to the submission page on their website: All submissions must be received by November 19, 2021.


PNC Student Lending Scholarship

We launched the PNC Student Lending Scholarship Sweepstakes program in 2015 to further support students by giving them a chance to win $2,000 to spend on their education expenses. We award a total of $24,000 annually to eligible undergraduate students who have entered the sweepstakes through their Financial Literacy account:


AES Scholarship 2021

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. To be eligible, the student needs to answer the essay questions that they will find on  The $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Entry is due October 8, 2021.


MSW Online Scholarship List

This is a list of scholarships available for social work students pursuing or attending either an undergraduate OR a graduate program.


The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship

Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Deadlines:  January 1 & June 30 (annually)  


$5,000 Scholarship from Discover Student Loans

Sign up for emails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter for the chance to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. Your personal information will always be kept private and secure. See Official Rules for details.  Deadline:  January 31, 2022.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Harrisburg 2021-22 Scholarships

AAUW Harrisburg awards college scholarships to women from Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry County who are pursuing degrees in the coming academic year. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.

The Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) will be awarded to a female resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Requirements include completion of 60 credits, a minimum 3.40 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment as a full-time student for the 2020-21 academic year. Download the 2021-22 Scholarship Packet (PDF) here.

The Member Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a female resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of an associate or bachelor’s degree. Requirements include completion of 15 credits, minimum 3.00 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment on at least a half-time basis (6 credits per term) for the 2020-21 academic year. Download the 2021-22 Scholarship Packet (PDF) here.

The Ronald D. and Kathleen A. Krausse STEM Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a female resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County who attends an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in a STEM major. Requirements include completion of 30 credits, minimum 3.00 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment as a full-time student in the 2020-21 academic year. Download the 2021-22 Scholarship Packet (PDF) here.

The Sally C. Chamberlain Scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to a female resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County who is seeking to resume or renew academic work. Requirements include completion of 15 credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree, a minimum 2.90 GPA, demonstration of financial need, and enrollment on at least a half-time credit (6 credits per term) at a college or university in Pennsylvania for the 2020-21 academic year. Download the 2021-22 Scholarship Packet (PDF) here.


American Casting & Manufacturing Scholarship

The American Casting & Manufacturing Scholarship is a $500 dollar scholarship awarded twice per year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. This scholarship is open to applicants with any major, awarding those based on writing capabilities and academic achievement. The student must be a College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student who is currently enrolled full-time with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Write a 500–700 word essay focusing on The Benefits of Manufactured Security Products and Tamper Evident Seals in Business.  Deadlines:  February 1 & July 1 (annually)


The Citizens Scholarship

The Citizens Scholarship is giving away $2,500 every month to students (undergrad and graduate) and parents. If you don’t win this month, you could win next month and you’re automatically entered for the annual grand prize of $15,000.  Deadline:  Monthly.


The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one qualified student who is currently attending or is planning to attend college or graduate school in 2022. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted to a university/college for the 2022 spring semester and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must submit a 1,200+ word essay on the topic:  Why a College Degree is Important to Me, and How I Plan to Use it.  Deadline:  December 31, 2021.  


InfoTracer Scholarship is a premier boutique information agency that aggregates public records into a massive repository. We are offering eligible students the opportunity to win $1,000 in scholarship money for college for the 2021-2022 school year. To qualify for this educational grant, you must be a high school graduate pursuing a full-time college or university placement or already enrolled in college full time. You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applicants have to write a 1,000 word essay. Your essay should detail how public records are useful in your chosen career.  Deadline:  October 31, 2021.  


Watermark Scholars Program

We are offering two $5,000 annual women in STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 academic term to support college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers. Write an essay OR create a video telling us about someone who has inspired you and what your professional plans include.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.  


Fox Pest Control Scholarship

Fox Pest Control is pleased to offer a $2,000 scholarship to an outstanding student who exemplifies our core values of building relationships with those in our communities and providing services to those in need. The applicant must submit a video (3-5 minutes in length) or a 300-500 word essay explaining a philanthropic project that they have organized or participated in at any time over the past two years along with a reference letter and certification of GPA.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


BroadwayPass Scholarship

Taking into consideration the current health crisis and the increasing financial insecurity, we at BroadwayPass have decided to lend a helping hand to all young musical theater fans. We have decided to provide a $1,000 scholarship award to a student who is a full-time or part-time student in a college or university with an overall average GPA of at least 3.0. To apply, you must send us a 1,000-word essay on the topic of Broadway and musical theater’s future after the end of the COVID–19 pandemic.  Deadlines:  September 1, 2021 & December 1, 2021.


Gloria Barron Scholarship

This award is provided by Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes to recognize the effort of people who are dedicated to community service. For this program, applications are welcome from public-spirited young people between the ages of 8 and 18 currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes awards scholarships annually to 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have significantly impacted people, their communities, and the environment.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.   


$500 Remote Student Scholarship

The impact of COVID-19 has changed in-person education in many ways, making access to internet connections and remote learning tools more important than ever. In your own words, please submit a 250-word essay on how internet tools are helping with your remote learning experience. The best submission will receive a $500 Visa gift card and a personalized feature on the HighSpeedOptions blog!  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.   


The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship

The Kay-Grant Group is a real estate agent group located in Scottsdale, AZ committed to bettering all generations through education. For this reason, we issue an annual scholarship to assist those interested in real estate, technology, or entrepreneurship with obtaining a formal education. The winning applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use towards higher education. More than one winner may be chosen. This is not a needs-based scholarship. Residing in Scottsdale, AZ or Arizona, in general, is not a requirement.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.   


The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarship

The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation is committed to supporting people from communities who directly experience the consequences of injustice and discrimination every day of their lives. In partnership with UNCF, the Foundation has developed The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarship program to provide need-based scholarships to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous undergraduate students from the five boroughs of New York City attending any accredited four-year institution or two-year community college in the United States.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021. 


The Citizens Scholarship

The Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students as well as their parents or sponsors to help them pay for college. Entering is easy, all they need to do is fill out the registration form online and submit. Sweepstakes CLOSED FOR 2021.


Clearway Essay Contest Scholarship

Clearway Community Solar LLC (“Clearway”) is offering essay scholarships (“Essay”) to a full-time undergraduate college student. Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in fields such as Environmental Science, Sustainable Studies, Industrial Technology, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Energy Commerce, Environmental Engineering, or a related field at a US institution and be a United States citizen. Scholarship applicants must have completed, at the attending institution, a minimum of 15 college credit hours or one semester. Students will be writing an essay about a topic chosen by Clearway. The 2020 scholarship is open for applications until CLOSED.


Cerebral Palsy Scholarship

The Birth Injury Lawyers Group is offering a $2,500 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship open to both undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Bob Goldwater of the Birth Injury Lawyers Group understands how birth injuries can affect daily lives as two of his triplets were diagnosed at birth. This scholarship will help ease the financial burden of tuition of a dedicated student with cerebral palsy. The deadline to apply for this $2,500 scholarship is CLOSED FOR 2021


Eric Dalius Scholarship

The Eric Dalius Scholarship will be awarded to a talented young person displaying the potential to bring about change to the world of entrepreneurship. This scholarship has been instituted by businessman Eric J. Dalius. Eric Dalius has established himself as a world class business figure. He has proven himself to be a person of unrelenting spirit, unflinching commitment, and unparalleled dedication. He will award the Eric Dalius Scholarship to the most deserving candidate. Each semester, one successful applicant will be chosen. This applicant will be awarded $1,000 towards their degree. Deadline 1: CLOSED FOR 2020. Deadline 2: CLOSED FOR 2021.


Aspiring Writers Scholarship

Reading provides an escape to new worlds, friends, and adventures. A love of reading can help plant the seeds of inspiration for young readers to grow into writers who create their own stories and books. To celebrate these aspiring writers, Readability is sponsoring the ’Readability Aspiring Writers’ Scholarship competition, which will reward one aspiring writer with a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to have a story published on the Readability app. The competition will end on CLOSED FOR 2021, and is open to all students enrolled at an accredited college or university; applicants should have a 3.0 GPA or higher.


National Founder’s Undergraduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current full-time U.S. undergraduate student earning their bachelor’s degree in business, with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The deadline for submissions is CLOSED and the award will be announced on Monday, XXXXX.


National Founder’s Graduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current full-time U.S. graduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The deadline for submissions is CLOSED and the award will be announced on Monday, XXXXX.


The Earnest Scholarship

At Earnest, we believe in helping people realize their hopes and dreams through further education. To help more students get to school, we created the Earnest Scholarship as a way to award ten students who best articulate how their education will enable their dreams.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.  


The Vohra Wound Care Scholarship

The Vohra Wound Care Scholarship for Nursing Education and Nursing Certifications exists to provide a scholarship to current nurses or nursing students in pursuit of a nursing degree, who seek financial assistance and show interest in earning a wound care certification. Vohra Wound Physicians will select one scholarship recipient annually for a chance to receive a $1000 cash scholarship, plus free tuition for Vohra’s Wound Care Certification course, valued at $650. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.   


The Sallie Mae Fund's Bridging the Dream Scholarship

In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program helps increase access and completion of higher education among students of color and those from underserved communities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and Pell Grant-eligible.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


Kappa Chapter Scholarship (Education Majors)

This is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to a qualifying applicant each academic year for two years, beginning in 2021-2022 and ending in 2022-2023. The qualifying applicant must major in education and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better for each academic year.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021. Scholarship applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or by emailing


Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program

The Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising young adults who live with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. We are proud to offer a total of eleven scholarships annually in the amount of $1000 each.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


Rover Scholarship

In 400-500 words, answer the following question:  How has technology impacted the person you are today? We’re looking for essays that incorporate unique ideas, personal stories, and thoughts about how technology has impacted them. Entry is subject to the official rules and conditions, which you can access here. There will be one winner, who will receive a check via their school for $2,500.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor Scholarship

Morelli Law Firm is accepting applications for its first “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor Scholarship.” The recipient of this scholarship will receive $10,000 to go toward their pursuit of a degree at an accredited college or university. Our firm created this scholarship to acknowledge and encourage those who have endured a TBI, and the scholarship committee members who review the entries look forward to receiving applications from a diverse group of college-bound students. Please write an essay 1,000-word (maximum) about the challenges you faced and/or continue to face due to your TBI, as well as how you overcame these challenges. What would you like other people with TBI to learn from your experience?  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021. 


2021 UNAC/UHCP Alexis G. Philius Scholarship

The UNAC/UHCP Alexis G. Philius Scholarship is a new UNAC/UHCP scholarship program introduced to provide resources and support to students of Black/African descent pursuing education toward a career in health care. Scholarships for $2,000 will be awarded to five students.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


Scholarships for Success from Christian Community Credit Union

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants need to be:  A member of Christian Community Credit Union with your own Checking Account (newly-opened or existing); Attending a college, university, or seminary for the 2021-2022 academic year; AND Enrolling (per semester/quarter) with 12 units or more for Undergraduate students, six units or more for Graduate students. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


The Jeff Humphrey Technical Scholarship

Scholarship applicants must be admitted to (or in the admissions process for) a post-secondary educational program at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be enrolled/plan to enroll in a technical audiovisual degree path. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


Leigh A. Genasevich Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all traditionally homeschool students who are residents of PA, members of Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP), are graduating and who are continuing their education through some type of learning beyond high school. This may be college (online or in-person), trade school, gap program, or technical institution. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.  


2021 Education Award from Members 1st Federal Credit Union

If you are currently attending an accredited college, university or technical school, you are eligible to apply. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to four undergraduate students studying:  Accounting, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Marketing. Preference will be given to students from Central Pennsylvania, which we define as Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York county. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


INTEREST-FREE LOANS:  Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning

Our mission is to provide financial resources to Lancaster County residents in support of their post-secondary educational goals. By providing interest-free loans we are helping students attain their dream of higher education. Since the loans are repaid, the funds are again available to provide funding to more students. This teaches students the value of paying it forward to help another individual. Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.   


Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors

Lime Connect believes strongly in the potential of high school students who happen to have all types of disabilities and is committed to supporting their future. Our Pathways Scholarship is designed for current high school seniors who are pursuing a degree at a four-year university or college in either the U.S. or Canada. Recipients of the Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship each receive $1,000 in support of their university/college studies. The awards are merit-based, but financial need will be taken into consideration.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.   


Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Today, innovation runs the business game. Technology, media, marketing, and many other factors constantly evolve to change the business landscape, and forward-thinking minds can always make a mark within their industry. This $1,000 scholarship is meant to aid the educational journey of one entrepreneurial student with a forward-thinking mind and exciting vision for the future. To apply, fill out our application form and include your transcript and either a 300–400 word essay or a 2–3 minute video answering one of the questions listed on our site.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.  


Single Parent Scholarship

The Single Parent Scholarship by Organic Formula Shop is a student scholarship designed to support a single mother or a father. We’re supporting the scholarship winner with $1,500 to cover a part of their costs as they pursue their degree. Student be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. We ask you to include an essay in which you explain to us why we should pick you for our Scholarship.  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


The Underwood Law Office Community Leadership Scholarship

Our law firm has created The Underwood Law Office Community Leadership Scholarship of $1,000 to bring to light individuals who have a passion for the importance of community and display this passion through actions, behaviors, thoughts, extracurricular activities, internships, and/or jobs. It does not matter if you have just been accepted to a college or if you are midway through your higher education. Applications include a 1,000 word personal essay responding to the question, “What is the meaning of service?”  Deadline:  CLOSED FOR 2021.


Scholarship America Dream Award

This is a renewable scholarship opportunity for current students who need help paying for their second year and beyond.  Scholarships are $5,000 to $15,000 per year, renewable for up to three years.  Apply for The Dream Award - Scholarship America

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF offers a number of scholarships to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college.  You must be of Hispanic heritage.  Scholarships range from $500 - $5,000.  

PASFAA Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators offers $1,000 to seven PA residents each year.  Student Scholarship | PASFAA - Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

National Sculpture Society

These awards are for artists, primarily sculptors, that demonstrate outstanding ability in their body of work.  Amounts and deadlines vary.    Programs & Awards | National Sculpture Society

The United Methodist Church

There are numerous scholarships and loans to help students who are active, full time members of a United Methodist Church.  The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry scholarship application opens in January of each year.  Award amounts vary.  GBHEM - List of Scholarships

IJA Strategies Women in Technology Scholarship

This is a scholarship program that celebrates those women who are pursuing education and careers in technology.  Two recipients will be awarded $1,000 each.  Deadline is November 15, 2021.  IJA Strategies Women in Technology Scholarship | IJA Strategies

Penn Cumberland Garden Club

This $1,000 scholarship is available to current college/university students enrolled in a bachelor or graduate degree program with a major in Environmental Science, Botany, Urban or Regional Planning, Conservation, or Forestry.  Another $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior entering a college/university.  Applications are due on or before March 31, 2022.  Scholarship – Penn Cumberland Garden Club