LOCAL/REGIONAL/NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Search Engines (see note below)

SHOULD YOU USE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SERVICES? The answer is maybe. The above links came from a reputable organization, but that doesn’t mean they were endorsed. Keep alert to scams and phishing, and don't EVER pay for a scholarship search service! It’s also a good idea to set up a new, separate email account just for scholarships. When you get to college, you can either jettison the account or use it for “junk mail.”
THAT SAID, scholarship monies
are available but do require diligent effort researching and applying for them. It's been stated that a scholarship search should be a student's after-school job – but that it can be worth it.

Scholarship Links (links are in blue)

Most scholarships listed below are annual scholarships. If a link indicates that the deadline for a scholarship passed last year, perhaps the deadline is several months away and it will soon be posted to their website.  If the deadline passed or you encounter a dead link, you can always try searching the web for current information regarding that scholarship or contacting the sponsoring organization for help. (Kindly send any corrected information to info@ncalions.org – thank you!)

Albert S. and Mary Guiles Krieger Foundation Grant -- this link will open/download a pdf application.  For more information about this program, call Citizens & Northern Bank at 570.724.0243

American Foreign Service Association Scholarship Offers over $260,000 in both academic and need-based scholarships. Go to their scholarship web page for more information.

American Indian College Fund Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.

Asaph Trail Club Scholarship -- provides a $500 in the second semester of post-high school study, i.e., junior college, four-year college, or trade school.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Deadline to Apply - about June 30. Nursing Schools Almanac will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
- A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
- A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN and BSN programs. For more information and an application see their 2017 scholarship web page or go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com.

Aspiring PA Attorneys Scholarship We have put together a $2,000 scholarship for high school graduates in the state of PA who aspire to attend law school after college. The scholarship is available each year in the spring. We give special consideration to students who participate in the Mock Trial Competition, although all high schools are eligible. Scholarship requirements are as follows:

Minimum GPA of 3.0
Must include transcript with your application
Must be seeking a law oriented degree
Judged primarily on academic achievement though financial need will also be considered.

An application and more information can be found at thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship.

C&N Bank – SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIPS listed on one page Here is a link to several scholarships that C&N helps sponsor. While some scholarships are listed on this page, OTHERS ARE NOT. Check their scholarship page for any scholarships you are eligible for but have not applied to yet.

Carolyn Matthews Memorial Scholarship Amount $1000 The Carolyn Matthews Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a student based on his or her involvement with school and community service activities, character and academic record. Students must be nominated by school guidance counselors from the Twin Tiers with letter included with application– ONE NOMINEE PER SCHOOL. Nominees should be students who might not be the top scholar in the senior class but who have made a difference in their school, family and community.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Coca-Cola sponsors two scholarship programs

Community Foundationof Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes  Annually awards many scholarships, some of which area residents are eligible to receive. More information is available at their scholarship page; you may also view their list of scholarships available by locale.

COPP Scholarship  Given to high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field, such as animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource research, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture, etc.  Awards vary each year.  Recipients must have a 2.0 average,  demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Tioga County, PA.  Click for more information and an application

Elmira College has several scholarships available, including full tuition scholarships. Click here for more information.

Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA  Apply in the fall. This scholarship is for students who have epilepsy/seizure disorders. Eight scholarships will be awarded, worth between $100 and $2500 each. More information can be found on their scholarship page.

Dell Scholars Program Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

Gates Millennium Scholars Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Deadline to Apply - mid-June. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A. Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution by no later than the Fall of the year.
B. Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
C. Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applications can be found by going to
their scholarship page.

Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.

Joseph R. Every Scholarship Deadline to Apply - in March. A trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Joseph R. Every, who died September 8, 2005. The trust was established to provide scholarships for residents from public and non -public high schools in Bradford and Tioga counties in PA, C&N Bank serves as Trustee of the trust. Preference will be given to students who express an interest in pursuing a career in the field of medicine, or who express an interest in becoming teachers. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1) Be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County.
2) Be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education, medicine, or engineering.
3) Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
4) Consideration will be given to financial need.
Click for more information or an application.

National Federation of the Blind Deadline to Apply ≈ March 31. To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. Applicants must be legally blind, planning to pursue a degree either full-time OR working full-time while attending part-time, and must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities. See their scholarship website for full information.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship Deadline to Apply ≈ March 30 This is a short essay competition for students between the ages of 16 and 25, including those already in college. More information and a link to the application are here; please also be sure to read their complete eligibility requirements.

The Northern Tier Hardwood Association Deadline to Apply is June 1 of each year. The NTHA Community Forests Scholarship is offered to all High School seniors in a nine-country area including Tioga County. To qualify for the $500 scholarship, students must complete an application, providing as much detail as possible and submit it to: Northern Tier Hardwood Association, PO Box 7, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Applicants must meet the following:

1) Be accepted to a Community/Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related field of study.
2) Be accepted to a Technical School, College or University.
3) Provide 3 references, including one outside of school.
4) Provide proof of acceptance, when received.

Application and more information is available at their scholarship web page.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award Deadline to Apply - early November every year. If you have participated in community service activities over the past year, fill out an online application at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.

PSECU Deadline to Apply ≈ February 28. To qualify for one of six scholarships awarded for up to $8,000, the student must be a PSECU member by Wednesday, December 31, 2016. Students who are PSECU members can download an application at psecu.com/scholarships. You may also call 800-237-7328.

Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Be a graduating high school senior enrolling in engineering or geo-sciences. Upon successful completion of first year studies and other criteria established by Shell, the recipient may be eligible to apply to receive a four year renewable award of $5,000 annually. Applications can be found on their scholarshipwebsite.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Deadline to Apply - April 14. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
Be a student in 11th or 12th grade and be a full-time matriculated student who is attending a high school located in the US. More information is available here.

The Sullivan County Scholarship Fund Application  -- this link will open/download a pdf application.  For more information about this program, call Citizens & Northern Bank at 570.724.0243

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee - Linda M. Lutomski Environmental Scholarships Deadline to Apply is May 1st each year. Two, one-time $2000.00 scholarships offered: The TCCCC Environmental Scholarship is available to all graduating seniors in Tioga County; the Linda Lutomski Environmental Scholarship is restricted to graduating seniors in the Southern Tioga School District. Students planning to pursue a degree in an environmentally oriented curriculum are eligible. More information and a downloadable application is available on their scholarship page.

Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship Deadline to apply March 15, 2016. The goals of the Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship (TTYFCS) program include recognizing young adults for their development as committed Christians and motivating them to continue to develop as followers of Christ. The program currently awards a male and a female annual scholarship of $4,000 each. Each recipient is paid $500 per semester for up to 8 semesters. More information and an application form can be obtained from the Guidance Office, or contact The Community Foundation, Attention: TTYFSC Committee, 301 S. Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.

UNCF Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.

United Steelworkers - District 10 Deadline to Apply - March 15. An applicant must be a member in good standing, or the son or daughter or legal ward of a member of a United Steelworkers, District 10 local union participating in the Scholarship Or Program; or the son or daughter or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated local union who was in good standing with the United Steelworkers at the time of their retirement or death. More information here.