• Scholarship Opportunities

  • Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

    Scholarship awards total over $20,000 (individual amounts not specified).

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must be a female high school senior in Delaware County

    • Enrolling in an accredited college, university or trade school in fall 2024

    • Must demonstrate leadership and community involvement

    Application deadline is March 31, 2024.

    For more information, visit https://dstchesterpaac.org/scholarship

    Attorney Scott Bonebrake Scholarship

    $2,500 awarded to a deserving student meeting the following criteria:

    1. The applicant must reside in Delaware County, PA.

    2. The applicant must be a high school senior in the year of the award- 2024,

    3. Applicants must be accepted and plan on attending a college, university,   post-secondary educational institution, or trade school,

    4. Applicant must have a minimum high school non-weighted GPA of 3.0.

    Submission deadline is May 1, 2024.

    More information regarding the specific essay criteria can be found here.


    DCSNA Nursing Scholarship

    The Delaware County School Nurse Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Delaware County high school senior planning a career in nursing and attending a NLN accredited program leading to a BSN.  

    Application deadline is April 13, 2024.

    For more information and the application, click here.

    Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award

    The Pennsylvania Society’s Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award for Pennsylvania public school juniors is currently accepting submissions. The scholarship offers a first-place prize of $6,000, a second-place prize of $4,000, and a third-place prize of $2,000.

    Deadline for submission is March 1, 2024.

    More information regarding the specific essay criteria can be found here.

    McDonald’s HACER Scholarship

    The McDonald's HACER® National Scholarship Program offers awards to 30 outstanding Hispanic students.  There are three tiers of funds, aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition. Tier 1 recipients are awarded up to $100,000.  Tier 2 recipients receive $20,000 or $10,000, and Tier 3 recipients receive $5,000.  Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, personal statement and financial need.

    Eligibility criteria:

    • High school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA
    • Legal U.S. Resident, U.S. Citizen or a DREAMER/DACA recipient
    • Plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a full-time course of study in the academic year after your selection
    • Will disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
    • You have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage

     For more information, please visit https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

    German Society of Pennsylvania Scholarship

    The German Society’s scholarship program is for students planning to pursue a major or minor in German who reside in the Greater Delaware Valley. Typical awards are between $2,000 and $5,000.  

    Application deadline is March 11, 2024.

    For more information, please visit


    Leader of the Pack Scholarship

    The Leader of the Pack Scholarship is awarded to past softball players and assistant coaches who most exemplify the spirit of the club.  

    All softball players and assistant coaches who participated for at least one season with the Rutledge Girls Club and will be attending a college or technical program in the Fall are eligible to apply with a deadline to submit a completed application by April 1st.  

    To request an application and learn more about the organization, please visit www.rutledgewolfpack.org 

    Charles W. Gorsuch Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is only for one year; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding.  The amount of scholarship awards may vary from year to year.  Applicants prepare themselves for a profession in Ministry, the practice of Law, or the practice of Medicine is preferred.

    Scholarship applicants must:

    • Be accepted or enrolled full-time at Bryn Mawr College, Lafayette College, Swarthmore College or Widener University
    • Demonstrate high personal character and academic achievement

    Deadline for applications is March 18, 2024.

    For more information and scholarship requirements visit: www.csascholars.org/gorsuch

    Anna M. Vincent Scholarship

    Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000 and will be made to students worthy of financial assistance.  To be considered for this award, students must have held a paying job while in school.  Applicants must be of high scholastic standing and good character. 

    The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024.

    For more information visit: https://www.annavincent.org/

    United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program

    Children of United Steelworkers union members are eligible to apply for a $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) scholarship to use at any accredited college in the United States or Canada.  

    Application deadline is March 15, 2024.

    More information and an application can be obtained, upon request, from the District 10 Local Union:

    608 East Baltimore Pike

    Media, PA 19063

    Phone: (215) 788-4540

    Herb it Forward Scholarship

    The Herb it Forward Foundation will be awarding thirty renewable scholarship awards to Philadelphia area students. HIFF’s mission is to provide financial assistance to students who have an incredibly optimistic spirit, a desire to help others, and a passion for giving back to their communities. 

    Application deadline is February 18, 2024.

    More information and the application can be found at https://www.herbie.com/hif-scholarship/ 


    Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship

    This one-time $5,000 scholarship will be available to young women, who are high school seniors, planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university to pursue a degree in engineering.  An additional $5,000 in scholarship monies will be awarded to a scholarship applicant if they have been accepted and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania.

    Application deadline is March 29, 2024.

    More information and the application can be found at 

    EAP Regional Technical School Scholarship


    One scholarship for $2,000 will be awarded to an applicant attending a vocational or technical school majoring in a degree/certificate in Electrical or HVAC Technology.


    Application deadline is March 29, 2024.


    For more information and to apply, visit

    Scholarships for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Students:


    • Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
    • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
    • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
      • High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
      • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college
      • College sophomore or higher – Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed
    • Deadline March 31st annually


    Cochlear Implant College Scholarships/Vocational Education Scholarships 


    Help America Hear Scholarship


    Wells Fargo Scholarship


    PPL Foundation Scholarships:

     Power Scholars Scholarship ($5,000)

    The Power Scholars scholarships are available to minority and female students from PPL’s Pennsylvania and Rhode Island service territory pursuing a degree in Engineering and Information Technology. The awards are available to students entering any year of full-time, post-secondary education.

    The annual application period is open from Jan. 25 to March 2.

    Apply for Power Scholars Scholarship

    Powerful Tech and Trade Scholarship ($2,500)

    The Powerful Tech and Trade scholarships are available for minority and female students entering any year of a full-time, post-secondary career training at a community college or technical school in PPL’s Pennsylvania and Rhode Island service territory.

    The annual application period is open from Jan. 25 to March 2.

    Apply for PTT Scholarship

    Media Fellowship House Scholarships

    The Media Fellowship House offers two scholarships for high school students:

    The Claire McGeehan Leadership Scholarship is named in memory of a dedicated community leader, MFH board member, and educator who inspired positive change in our community.

    • For high school seniors in Delaware County.
    • Multi-year scholarship of $2,000 per year for up to 4 years to support leadership journey in post-secondary education.
    • Show leadership qualities by overcoming challenges, promoting diversity, and contributing to the community.

    The Marie Whitaker and Dorothy James Scholarship is named after our founders to inspire high school juniors and seniors to reflect, speak out, and combat injustice for a stronger community.

    • For Juniors, $250 scholarship to help with college and program application fees during their senior year.
    • For Seniors, $1,000 scholarship to support post-high school plans.
    • 3 Juniors and 3 Seniors will win each year.

    Deadline for application is the end of January.

    Application information can be found here: https://mediafellowshiphouse.org/youth-education/

    Thomas and Mary Jo Russo Scholarship

    The Thomas and Mary Jo Russo Scholarship is a four year scholarship worth $20,000. This award goes to a student from Chester or Delaware County or New Castle County in Delaware. This scholarship is for students interested in studying an array of majors including business, nursing, engineering, math, medicine, and more.  

    You can learn more and apply here: https://delcf.org/scholarships/

    The application opens on 12/15/23.

    PBSA Scholarships

    The PSBA Trust offers four scholarships for high school students: 

    The Frerichs Scholarship recognizes a student planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. Recipients of the Frerichs Scholarship are planning to enroll in an education-related major at a Pennsylvania State System school and have a demonstrated track record of leadership in high school.

    The Marcus Scholarship recognizes a student planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in public safety, criminology, forensics or other law-enforcement/ safety majors. Recipients of the Marcus Scholarship must possess a demonstrated track record of leadership during high school.

    The H.H. Quimby Scholarship recognizes a student that has served as a student representative to their local school board during their high school academic career. Recipients of the Quimby Scholarship must have a demonstrated track record of leadership and service during their high school tenure and plan to pursue a degree focused on policy, political science, advocacy or non-profit management.

    The Swope Scholarship recognizes a student planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the arts. Recipients of the Swope Scholarship must possess a demonstrated track record of leadership in the arts during high school.

    The deadline for application is March 15, 2024. Please see https://psbatrust.org/ for application information and details.

    PACAC Scholarship

    The PACAC Scholarships are for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools. This scholarship is intended to support a student's goal of continuing their education.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Academic performance in a college prep curriculum, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Financial need
    • Commitment to furthering their post-secondary education
    • PACAC Membership; at least one member of the student's secondary school counseling office, or community-based organization, must be a current PACAC member. Students who work with an Independent Educational Consultant who holds current PACAC membership may also apply.  SHHS STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR THIS

    Apply here!

    The deadline to apply is February 1st at 11:59 PM EST

    *Please note that this is a completion deadline. All supporting materials (transcript and letter of recommendation) will need to be uploaded to the applicant's Going Merry profile before the student is able to submit their application, and the application must be submitted by the deadline noted above.

    Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship

    Two (2) $1,500 scholarships given annually to a descendent of an Army female veteran that has served or is serving in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.  In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

    • Graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.5
    • Planned full-time enrollment at an accredited college  
    • Leadership experience through co-curricular activities or community service
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • 500-word (or fewer) essay/biographical sketch

    Deadline to apply is February 2, 2024.  Scholarship application and additional information can be found here.

    The Hagan Scholarship

    The Hagan Scholarship is a need-based merit scholarship, providing up to $7,500 each semester for up to eight consecutive semesters, an all expense paid study/travel abroad (worth up to $8,000), an HSF Schwab Brokerage Account to manage (ability to receive up to $10,000 in performance earnings for management).  

    Deadline for application is December 1, 2023.

    For more information and scholarship requirements visit: https://haganscholarships.org/

    Ron Brown Scholarship  

    The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

    RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

    Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application. 

    Deadline for application is 12/1/2023

    Application information can be found here: ronbrown.org

    Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

    The Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation is committed to the education of youth in our community. The John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship application is now open for high school seniors! Details below:

    • One-time $3,000 scholarship for high school seniors who will be attending a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, trade, technical or business school
    • Five (5) students will be awarded this scholarship.
    • Applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2024.

    Application, additional information and requirements can be found here: https://fmfcufoundation.org/awards    

    The Elks National Foundation  

    The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2024 competition. Male and female students compete separately. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $7,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

    To learn more visit:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

    Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship  

    The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment to nature conservation and environmental stewardship in their own community. This $1,000 scholarship is an opportunity to give back to those who have already given their valuable time and energy to worthy causes.

    All those who apply for the Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship must be in good academic standing with their current educational institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Candidates for this scholarship must demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Candidates must be entering an accredited community college, college, university, or post-graduate program.

    To learn more visit:


    Scholarship for First-Year Engineering Students

    The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to first-year students entering school in the fall of 2023.

    The applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident attending an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering program in the State of Pennsylvania. A list of ABET-accredited programs can be found on the ABET.org website (https://amspub.abet.org/aps/name-search?searchType=program&keyword=engineering)


    Return completed applications to Julia Wanner (jwanner@wannerassoc.com) no later than June 30, 2023.


    The John McLean Jr. Leadership Award and Scholarship: The John Mclean Jr. Leadership Award was created in this young man’s name to commemorate his ambition to lead his peers, not for selfish gain, but to build a more vibrant community on his campus.  Today, up to $20,000 is awarded annually to individuals across the United States that strive to build up their campus communities through peer leadership. 

    To qualify for consideration of the award, a successful applicant will be:

    • At least 18 years old or turning 18 by the start of the Fall Semester of the year applied. 
    • Enrolled in a qualified institution of higher education or anticipating enrollment by the Fall of the year applied*.
    • A past and/or current leader of their peers through sports, clubs, community organization, military service, or other similar activities. 
    • Aspiring to continue peer leadership activities while a student at an institution of higher education.  

     To apply, click here: John McLean Jr. Award



    Please click on the link below for additional scholarship information:

    Scholarship Spreadsheet

    Going Merry - One place for students to find and apply to scholarships online, absolutely free! (www.goingmerry.com)

    Micro-Scholarships Raise.me helps students earn micro-scholarships for various achievements, from varsity sports to volunteering. Raise.me is currently partnered with more than 300 colleges.

    Links to Scholarships Offered by Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities - www.pheaa.org
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