Community Resources and Scholarships for Students
In an effort to expand our resources for students, we have compiled a list of community resources and scholarships available for Lancaster County students. Browse the list to see if one of these programs might be right for you.
If you are an organization offering scholarships or resources for Lancaster County students reach out to promote your program on our page.
See if one of these programs might be right for you:
General Scholarships and Community Resources
Scholarship America Scholarships
Scholarship America not only manages our scholarships, but they manage many other scholarships across the nation. They offer educational resources to help you navigate transitioning into higher education, and you are also able to apply to multiple scholarships though their website.
Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning interest free loans
Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning continuously offers interest-free loans for students who have graduated from Lancaster County high schools.
“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.”
Raise Me micro-scholarships
“Raise Me” partners with more than 200 colleges to reward high school students based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade. Students are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe, and each college or university creates its own program of micro-scholarship. Colleges decide what achievements they want to award and how much they will award to students who meet their eligibility requirements (which can be found on their College page). For example, one college might offer $50 for an A in Algebra, another might offer $300, and so on. See eligibility requirements here
*The amount earned via RaiseMe does not represent the entirety of institutional aid that the college will award you if you are accepted and enroll in their school.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs
As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the “Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs” specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. See eligibility requirements here
Questbridge scholarship match program
“Questbridge” connects the nation’s most exceptional students from low-income backgrounds with 42 leading institutions of higher education and further life opportunities. Their 2020 Scholarship Match Program, a college admission and scholarship process through which high-achieving, low-income students can be admitted early with full four-year scholarships, is currently open until September 29th, 2020. Learn more here
Program Specific Community Scholarships
2021 Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Level up your education with a $2,000 scholarship from Porch.
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Porch will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from January 16, 2021 – April 16, 2021
2021-2022 ISN Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, ISN will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from January 16th 2021-April 16th 2021.
Packaging Engineer Scholarship
Packaging Compliance Labs is offering a scholarship for packaging engineers for Winter 2021. The winner will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship towards their packaging engineering education. This scholarship is available for packaging engineering college students who are enrolled in any college/university with a packaging engineering program.
PCL has already chosen and announced its winner of the 2020 Scholarship. We will begin accepting applications for our 2021 scholarship in August 2021!
General Scholarships at the Community Foundation
We offer general scholarships available for Lancaster County residents!
School-Specific Scholarships at the Community Foundation
Your individual school might have a school-specific scholarship available!
Contact our Program Officer, Alma Felix